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  • The ChessCafe Puzzle Book, Volume 1 and 2 CD
  • A Practical Guide to Rook Endgames

A Practical Guide to Rook Endgames PLUS the ChessCafe Puzzle Book (Vol. 1 & 2)

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The ChessCafe Puzzle Book CD

This chess software CD contains the same material as the printed book. German Grandmaster Karsten Mueller combines clear discussions of tactical themes with over 600 well-chosen chess positions to test, challenge and teach. Although the classic combinations are not ignored, the great emphasis is on positions from modern tournament practice of the last decade.

"I strongly believe that tactics is a very important part of the game of chess; the conscientious study and application of tactical principles have helped my sisters and me a great deal throughout our careers. I absolutely agree with the well-known maxim: 'Chess is 99% tactics.'

"This book offers every type of tactical motif imaginable, from the more common back rank mates, pins, skewers, forks and the like up to and including some of the most beautiful and rare combinations. This is a tactical book that will prove exceptionally useful for a wide range of players, intermediate through master strength and even beyond. I can heartily give this book two thumbs up. It will help you develop and improve your tactical skills tremendously." -From the Foreword by Women's World Champion, International Grandmaster Susan Polgar.

The ChessCafe Puzzle Book 2 (CD)
Test and Improve Your Positional Intuition

This CD contains the same material as the book.

As most chess instructors and players know, it is much more difficult to teach and learn strategic concepts than tactics. In this program, German Grandmaster Dr. Karsten Mueller will help you develop your strategic chess playing skills.

Topics include: Good and Bad Bishops; Domination; Outposts; Undermining; Opening the Position; Blockade; Improving Piece Placement; Prophylaxis; A Second Front and The Principle of Two Weaknesses; Counterplay; Positional Exchange Sacrifice; Simplification; and Weak Color Complex along with exercises to test your knowledge.

Let one of the premier chess authors help you improve your strategic play with this easy-to-use program, offered in ChessBase and PGN format!

System requirements: 486 or higher (Pentium Recommended), Windows 95 or higher, 16MB RAM, CD-drive. There are four ways to open and run this program: (1) With ChessBase Light (free download); (2) With ChessBase 9.0 (or lower); (3) With a ChessBase engine such as Fritz, Junior, Shredder, etc.; and (4) Using the PGN version.

A Practical Guide to Rook Endgames CD

Improve your understanding and play of these most important endings with comprehensive but clear explanations by Nikolay Minev, one of the most respected chess instructors of our era.
"As most chess players know, Rook endgames represent approximately half of all endings reached in Master games. Therefore, it is absolutely vital that chess players wishing to improve their skill must thoroughly familiarize themselves with this critical part of endgame study.
"This is a work that should be enjoyed and treasured. Carefully examine the chosen examples and challenge yourself to understand them fully." From the Foreword by Grandmaster Yasser Seirawan.
by Nikolay Minev, 114pp. (Russell Enterprises 2004)
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