Chess Combinations - World Champions Vol. 1 & 2
by Anatoly Karpov (editor in chief)
Publisher: Russian Chess House, 2011
Chess Combinations. World Champions Vol. 1: 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
Chess Combinations. World Champions Vol. 2: The book contains 926 chess combinations by 6 World Champions - from Spassky to Anand - to solve. Each combination has its difficulty rating. The correct answers are given in the end of the book.
For centuries, combinative storms and the brilliance of paradoxical sacrificial manoeuvres have generated enormous enthusiasm among chess fans. The present book is an original work, containing valuable practical material, very interesting from the aesthetic point of view, which can also be successfully used as an instructional aid.
Anatoly Karpov, 12th world champion