Encyclopedia of Chess Problems - 3rd Edition

The Definitive book - Themes and Terms
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Chess Informant proudly presents The Encyclopedia of Chess Problems: Themes and Terms, written by Milan Velimirovic and his colleague Kari Valtonen from Finland.  

Inside, there are 1726 selected problems and all the answers to any question that one might ask about chess problems. It can be read in different ways, like the classical Larousse encyclopedia about themes and terms or as a great collection of problems.  

Milan Velimirovic was a GM of Chess Composition, GM Solver and International Judge of chess composition. Editor of chess composition magazines —MAT˜ and —Mat Plus˜. He has published several books on chess composition. Author of numerous articles on chess composition. 

Kari Valtonen is GM Solver and International Judge of chess composition. Editor of the chess composition section of —Suomen Shakki˜ (1987-2008), sub-editor of chess composition magazine —Suomen Tehtäväniekat˜ (1992-1997). Author of several articles on themes and terms in chess composition. World Solving Champion in 1984. Living in Tampere, Finland.

Uri Avner, GM of Chess Composition, Honorary President of the WFCC:

"This comprehensive encyclopedia is special in our field of chess composition and will be enjoyed by chess players as well. It is a must in the library of all lovers of chess problems and studies." 

Ian R. Watson, British Chess Magazine:
"I didn’t know any chess book that merited the word ‘Definitive’; now I do. Big claims need big justification, but this book is extraordinary. It attempts to describe all the themes, the ideas, that chess problems use, and it succeeds in that formidable task."

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Publication date:
September 01, 2018
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Informant Publishing
966 gram