This second volume in the Mastering Mate series provides readers with a serious challenge – 1,111 checkmates in two, three, four and more moves. By solving these problems, you will develop proficiency in all of the major checkmating patterns.
There is much more here than the simple presentation of positions to solve. Mastering Mates 2 includes a full range of checkmates from real-life middlegames and endgames. By solving these here, you will be much more likely to solve them when you meet them over the board, and you will more likely to reach such positions with the confidence of knowing that you can finish off your opponents in style.
With practice, readers will develop considerable tactical prowess by confronting and solving these problems. Build your mental muscles right here, by mastering mate!
About the author
Jon Edwards won the 10th United States Correspondence Championship in 1997 and the 8th North American Invitational Correspondence Chess Championship in 1999. He became a Senior International Master (SIM) in 1999. His ICCF rating of 2580 placed him in the top 200 correspondence chess players worldwide.
He is the only Princeton graduate ever to win a national chess championship. Jon is an accomplished chess teacher and author. His book, The Chess Analyst (1999) chronicled his success in the US championship. His photographically based chess primer, Teach Yourself Visually: Chess (2006), is helping many thousands of young learners.
Jon is webmaster of Chess is Fun [www.queensac.com ], a popular web site that provides free instruction. He is also editor of the Chesstamp Review ( www.chessonstamps.org).
For more than 25 years, Jon has taught chess to young and old in the Princeton, NJ area. He serves as Coordinator of Institutional Communication and Outreach within Princeton Universitys Office of Information Technology.
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