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Pandolfini's Chess Challenges: 111 Winning Endgames

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Here are 111 instructive, quirky, surprising, and fun tactical chess problems to improve anyone's game, created by renowned chess teacher Bruce Pandolfini. Designed to promote creativity and imaginative play, all the problems are endgame miniatures, with seven or fewer pieces on the board. Every solution has two parts, the setup and the requisite tactic, each of which also ...more
Paperback, 237 pages
Published May 8th 2007 by Random House Puzzles & Games
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Apr 26, 2016 Lucas rated it really liked it
The best way to learn chess is starting from the endgame and then working backwards to the more complex openings and dynamic midgame. This is Pandolfini's mantra and it's a proven method. A lot can be gained from analysing the puzzles here, especially in terms of how sets of pieces cooperate with or oppose one another. The simplified positions in the endgame help to build fundamental knowledge of each piece, and the outcomes of each move aren't so daunting to analyze with fewer pieces to worry ...more
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I love this book. I usually do a couple puzzles before bed. By the time I get to the end, I start at the beginning again having forgotten the solutions, but improving each time.
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Bruce Pandolfini (born September 17, 1947) is an American chess author, teacher, and coach. A USCF national master, he is generally considered to be America’s most experienced chess teacher. As a coach and trainer, Pandolfini has possibly conducted more chess sessions than anyone in the world. By the summer of 2015 he had given an estimated 25,000 private and group lessons.

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