Romain EdouardLevel 1 - CheckmatingSample pages (pdf)
Level 1 of Romain Edouard's new series consists of learning how to checkmate your opponent.
The first three chapters consist of mostly standard tactical exercises, then things get harder. In Chapter 4, you have to trap your opponents king; in Chapter 5, you have to win by eliminating your opponent's key defender; in Chapter 6, by using a decisive double threat and in Chapter 7, with an unexpected winning sacrifice. Chapter 8 consists of a few other problems, each with brief instructions.
After you have completed all 276 exercises in the book you definitely wont let your opponents king escape when it shouldn't!
Romain Edouard, with a highest rating of 2702, has been a part of the French National Team since 2011. As a teenager, he notably won a gold medal in the European U16 Championship in 2006, and silver medals in the Europe and World Championships under 18 in 2007. Since becoming an GM at only 18, he has won numerous international events.
Published 2020, softback, 152 pages.