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This is a puzzle book with a difference! In addition to tactical exercises Graham Burgess includes positions which call for a calm decision or an assessment based on intuition and analysis. This approach emulates more closely the type of decision making required in a real game. There are also puzzles with relatively little calculation involved, but where the key idea is surprisingly difficult to spot. Throughout the book, in both the solutions and captions to the positions, Burgess emphasises intructive points which can be taken from the position in question.
All the puzzles are taken from games played in 2010 or 2011 which means they will be new to most readers.
Gambit Publications has been publishing top-quality innovative chess books since 1998, winning numerous awards in several countries. FIDE Master Graham Burgess is Gambit's Editorial Director, and one of the founders of the company. He has written more than twenty books and holds the world record for marathon blitz chess playing. He lives in Minnesota.
Published 2011, softback, 160 pages.