Checkmate and Basic Skills
Arcadian Chess, closely linked to tactical chess, deals with the all important subject of the life and death of kings, their attack and defence.
‘Mate in One Move’ and ‘Mate in Two Moves’ are the basic books, while ‘Visi-Power’ develops the ability to look forward and analyse in your head.
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The Basics: Derived from real game positions.
Mate in One Move
Getting out of check as well as mating tests.
Mate in Two Moves
Ideal for sharpening the mating skill of the novice. 10 sets of six positions plus a marking system to monitor progress.
The ability to work several moves ahead in the head, without moving the pieces, is a hallmark of a strong player. These exercises, of gradually increasing difficulty, develop this vital skill.
Puzzle Me Chess
Mates in one and capture puzzles for beginners
Secrets of Chess
Vital knowledge for chess players, strikingly explained with large clear diagrams and red arrows. Scholar’s mate, the Lawn Mower, the Swap, the Lassoo and ‘Deathtrap Castle’ are some of the subjects amusingly discussed
Chess Puzzle Book
Contains one-move and longer checkmates
The Problems: Constructed game positions.
Three Steps to Heaven
Or checkmate, as it happens. In an original book, the solver is given three attempts to crack the two-move chess puzzle, each time receiving extra help to unravel the problem.
Having Fun With Chess Problems
The amazing world of chess problems is examined here. Guaranteed to amuse and enthuse any chess player
Which Way are the Pawns Going?
26 mate-in-two problems from the masters of the art.
Sharpen your Skills
Concentration is developed with these graded checkmates.
Check Each Check
First book of a trilogy.
Beat the Cheat
Second book of a trilogy.
Third book of a trilogy.
The Problem Known as the B’stard
An unusual book, which describes a challenge puzzle which is both amazing, annoying and challenging at the same time. Purchase at your peril!
Advanced Chess Thinking
These two move problems, created by the legendary American composer and fairground artist Sam Loyd, will give you a glimpse of genius
The Mightiest of Minds
by James Rayner. This book takes us behind the scenes and shows not only how to solve problems, but also how to construct them.
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