The Power of Chess Tactics (Aptekar)

The Art of Chess volume 1

The Power of Tactics
by Lev Aptekar
ISBN: 978-1-927179-02-4

US $9.99

The Art of Chess is a three-volume series, covering Tactics (volume 1), Strategy (volume 2), and Attack (volume 3). In all three volumes, the presentation of the material is rather like an art gallery, with some of the finest creative ideas on display. For each topic, positions from games by top players have been selected. Playing through these game fragments will give the student a feel for those ideas, and fix them in memory so they can be used in his or her own games. The e+Books edition has the moves hidden, so you can treat them as puzzle books and try to work out the game continuation - or just play through the moves and enjoy some spectacular chess.

Volume 1, The Power of Tactics, has 20 chapters on topics such as pinning, interposition, discovery, diversion, decoy, line-clearing, mating patterns, Windmill and Ambush, Mirror and Trapeze Act, pawn promotion, perpetual check, and stalemate. The 21st chapter contains 47 puzzles to solve, all two-move mates from real games.