There is one proven practice exercise that helps you improve chess ratings and stay in shape while having fun – chess puzzles. And what better than having the latest puzzles from the year 2012 by a top GM, and all that in one book!
GM Csaba Balogh presents the “365 Greatest Puzzles” book, collected from practical games of the first 4 months of 2012, from tournaments like Wijk ann Zee, Gibraltar, Aeroflot Open, European Individual Championship, with players including Carlsen, Aronian, Radjabov, Ivanchuk…
Many other puzzle books have the content based on artificial positions, but GM Balogh takes a modern approach, seeking the practical aspect of the positions, taking the level of calculation to a completely new dimension. Dividing the book into different levels, including evaluation tests, and provoking the chess fan’s thought to the maximum, the “365 Greatest Puzzles” book enhances practical motifs that can be used in your own games.
Peter Leko commented after reviewing the book, “In our modern computer era, it is always a delight to see a book which aims to stimulate our brains. Solving tactical positions is a good way of training with a lot of fun. I like the practical concept of the book, bringing the latest examples from practical games.”