Chess Handbook of 360 Brilliant and Instructive End Games

Chess Handbook of 360 Brilliant and Instructive End Games

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Author: Troitzky, A[lexel] A[lexeyevich] (1866-1942)

Year: 1961

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Co

Place: New York


192 pages with diagrams. Octavo (8" x 5 3/4") bound in original publisher's grey cloth with brown lettering to spine and pictorial to cover in original jacket. Introduction and edited by Fred Reinfeld. (Betts: 23-24) First printing of this edition.

This collection contains the studies that Troitzky considered his best. It would be difficult to think of a more enjoyable experience than savoring these delectable gems. To solve these delightful brain-teasers, you don't need to be a chess expert, you don't need an opponent-you don't even need a board and men! In each case White moves first and, no matter how Black replies, White forces checkmate on the net move. The trick, of course, is to find the right first move. The search for that move is what makes these puzzles so intriguing, and and so tantalizing. The solution to each puzzle appears at the back of the book, together with an explanations you might have overlooked. These explanations will add greatly to your enjoyment of the puzzles.


Lightly darkened to page 29. Dust jacket price clipped, corners and spine ends chipped, fold over edge and hinges rubbed, some closed tears with creases and chips else a very good copy in a good to very good dust jacket.