SOLVING IN STYLE (John Nunn)
248 pages (210 mm by 145 mm)
In this book, John Nunn, a top-class grandmaster who is also one of the world's finest solvers, explains the methods by which chess problems and studies are solved. The logical and creative methods advocated, while targeted at the solving of composed positions, may also help players find startling tactical solutions in their games. Solving in Style also constitutes an entertaining and insightful introduction to the world of problems and studies. There are chapters on series problems and other unorthodox stipulations, and also a discussion of specific themes such as the Novotny interference.
This classic text is one of few on this important subject, and is now available again, having been difficult to obtain for a decade. Chess positions for solving are as old as the game itself, and provide stimulating and beneficial exercise for chess-players. However, while there is an abundance of books on chess puzzles, and much specialist literature on studies and problems, there is an astonishing dearth of guidance for solvers.
John Nunn is a grandmaster from England. He has won four individual gold medals and three team silver medals at Chess Olympiads. He is arguably the most highly acclaimed chess writer in the world - he has twice won the prestigious British Chess Federation Book of the Year Award. In 2004 he won the World Chess Solving Championship, and repeated the feat in October 2007 with a record winning score of 89/90. He has written numerous books for Gambit, including Learn Chess Tactics and the best-selling Understanding Chess Move by Move.
"None of John Nunn's books has ever disappointed me. If you want to study chess compositions, I really recommend this book. " - Helmut Conrady, ROCHADE
"It discusses and explains all sorts of problems and is an excellent introduction to problem and study solving. Highly recommended" - Paul Dunn, AUSTRALIAN CHESS FORUM
"This is an excellent introduction for those players who have yet to discover problems" - Nigel Donovan, WEEKEND CHESS
"Verdict: a welcome reprint of a classic book; this is the best introduction I know to an appreciation of the art of the chess problem and composed study." - Phil Adams
"...Nunn explains logically, step by step, the mental processes by which the solutions are reached... It is a guide book rather than a stuffy text book. Not many chess books stand the test of time, but this is one exception" -Alan Sutton, EN PASSANT
"Nunn does an excellent job of explaining the special rules of this parallel universe, but where he is likely to gain the most converts is in the field of chess studies...Many of these studies look sufficiently 'game-like' that the over-the-board player will have no trouble appreciating the beauty and ingenuity involved. Highly recommended" - John Donaldson
Gambit books by John Nunn: 101 Brilliant Chess Miniatures, Endgame Challenge, Grandmaster Chess Move by Move, Grandmaster Secrets: Winning Quickly at Chess, John Nunn's Chess Puzzle Book NEW EDITION, Learn Chess, Learn Chess Tactics, Secrets of Pawnless Endings, Secrets of Practical Chess NEW EDITION, Secrets of Rook Endings, Solving in Style, Understanding Chess Move by Move.