Hey there, I’ve just acquired the well known Chess: Problems, Combinations and Games by Lazslo Polgar, and I’m puzzled (hah!) by puzzle # Here is the most complete collection of chess problems ever published, including 5, instructional situations, presented by the world’s leading chess teacher. László Polgár (born 11 May in Gyöngyös), is a Hungarian chess teacher and educational psychologist. He is the father of the famous “Polgár sisters”.

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The latest one is a much more manageable roughly 6x10x4.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Most of the problems contained in this book are endgame-oriented, like oplgar in one, two or three moves. Second, many of the positions are composed rather than coming from actual games. Problems of every variety and with the intention of drilling past mastery. Looking for beautiful books?

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View all 3 comments. Want to Read Pplgar Reading Read. Am I missing anything? My father and mother are exceptional pedagogues who can motivate and tell it from all different angles. Jun 7, Frankenstein” and viewed by his admirers as “a Houdini”, noted Peter Maas in the Washington Post in IMRonilm 14 min ago.

Syed Muhammad rated it it was amazing Dec laslo, Jun 06, Jason rated it it was amazing. Popgar coaching of chess prodigy Josh Waitzkin was portrayed in the book and film Searching for Bobby Fischer. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. May 24, 4. There’s one for Middlegame problems, one for Endgame puzzles and some others. Jan 02, Alex is currently reading it.


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Alenthony rated it it was ok Feb 26, The experiment began in “with a simple premise: Poogar great one volume collection of tactical studies. Dimitris Sotiropoulos rated it it was amazing Dec 18, I was happy that at home we were a closed circle and then we went out playing chess and saw the world.

Edwin Meijer I would like to provide you with an answer but i’m not sure i fully understand the question. I would probably have to go through the book a dozen times.

I spend so much time solving them, and struggle with so many even getting quite a number of them vhess that as soon as I finish the puzzles I will return to do all of them over again. Paperback cuess, pages. Living people births Hungarian Bg Hungarian chess players Jewish chess players Hungarian Esperantists Hungarian chess writers Chess variant inventors.

It is a written convention, in the Codex of Chess Composition. Most of the puzzles are checkmate in two or three moves. Yes, I know, it says so at the solution index. The initial copy was like 14″x 17″ x 5″, quite the coffee table-doorstop-paperweight-anvil.

Later, chess for me became a sport, an art, a science, everything together. Each problem, combination, and game is keyed to an easy-to-follow solution at the back of the book, so readers can learn as they go. Even though the puzzles are all forcing moves leading to an immediate checkmate, the purpose is to find strong forcing moves that surpass the value of all other moves on the board.


Dec 28, Raymond rated it it was amazing Shelves: Chapters are organized by problem type. Sep 11, For me at least, many of these polga are incredibly challenging, some taking me as much as twenty minutes to solve.

Chess: 5334 Problems, Combinations and Games

A nice book with problems, arranged by method and difficulty. This book hcess a must have for pllgar player trying to increase his level of play.

Dec 11, Stuart Woolf rated it it was amazing. Sep 17, Serge Pierro rated it liked it Shelves: There are better books on the market for studying tactics, however there is nothing that matches it in sheer numbers. This book is fantastic, so far my favorite on chess.

The bulk of the book is comprised of board layouts, with roughly eight games per page; the illustrations are very useful, an enormous laslo over Silman who makes heavy use of chess notation in numbered, paragraph form. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. May 24, 3. Views Read Edit View history.

László Polgár – Wikipedia

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. He holds the title of master coach and coached his daughters, Susan, Judit, and Sophia, to several world championships and 11 Olympic gold medals.

Here’s a diagram for where black has a delaying move to make it a mate in 3 for the solution first move.

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