Test Your Chess Skills: Practical Decisions in Critical Moments

Solving the puzzles in this unusual and entertaining book is a most effective way to improve your chess.
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The test positions in this instructive book cover the entire spectrum of what a modern club player should know. The reader is invited to find tactical blows, deep strategic manoeuvres, opening traps, standard endgame plans and other principles in action.

Sarhan Guliev and his brother Logman Guliev have carefully selected the positions from their own games. That is why these puzzles are largely unknown outside the former Soviet Union. The fact that the tests originate from real games guarantees that they are practical, not artificial. The solutions rarely involve spectacular fireworks, as is the case in most chess puzzle books. Instead, you may be asked to find a quiet move or a reasoned evaluation.

In the solutions the Guliev brothers clearly explain the underlying ideas and the principles that are involved. They always offer a general conclusion and have added thought-provoking and entertaining aphorisms. Solving the puzzles in this unusual and entertaining book is a most effective way to improve your chess. It will help you to develop a vital skill: the ability to take practical decision in critical moments.

Praise for
Winning Chess Manoeuvres by Sarhan Guliev:

"A very original book, with a wealth of instructional material which is well presented and the topics are clearly explained."
British Chess Magazine

"I learned so much new from this book!"

Grandmaster Matthew Sadler, former British Champion

"Both highly original and highly instructive. I recommend that anyone who is serious about improving at chess purchases this book and works through it."

Chris Wainscott, ChessIQ

Sarhan Guliev is an International Grandmaster and FIDE Senior Coach. He won the championship of Azerbaijan three times and is a highly experienced chess teacher, coach and writer. His previous book with New In Chess was Winning Chess Manoeuvres. Sarhan’s brother Logman Guliev is an International Master.
More Information
Edition : Paperback
Publication date : November 16, 2018
Number of pages : 180
Publisher : New in Chess
Weight : 400 gram
ISBN : 9789056918095