John Nunn's Chess Puzzle Book


Most chess puzzle books put you in an artificial situation: you're told a combination exists, what the theme is and what you are required to achieve. This one is different. In a real game, a player may sometimes need to find a combination. On the other hand, he may have to reject a tactical idea and simply find a good positional move. His task is to find the right move, whatever it may be. The puzzles in this book put you precisely in that situation. John Nunn, a top-class grandmaster and a solving world champion, has selected 300 positions to test your skills to the full. Spectacular ideas abound in these positions, but it is for you to decide whether to go in for them, or whether you would be falling into a trap. If you need them there are hints to help you on your way. The book ends with a series of tests to measure your skills against those of other players.

Author: John Nunn