Chess Combinations - World Champions Vol. 1
1455 Chess Combinations by 9 World Champions
by Anatoly Karpov (editor in chief)
Publisher: Russian Chess House, 2011
The book contains 1455 chess combinations by 9 World Champions - from Steinitz to Petrosian - to solve. Each combination has its difficulty rating. The correct answers are given in the end of the book.
This book is a collection of the best examples of combinative play from the games of the first nine official world champions. Here there are Steinitz's clever attacks, Lasker's fine sacrifices, Capablanca's famous 'little combinations', Euwe's cunning ideas and the lengthy, explosive attacks of Alekhine and Tal.
Such great strategists as Botvinnik and Petrosian also liked to make combinations. I have always regarded the combination not only as an effective procedure, but also as an expression of harmony in chess. This book is a good instructional aid and will be useful in helping players to improve."
Vasily Smyslov, 7th world champion