Hi and welcome to my Kasparov’s Winning Chess Tactics Review.
Kasparov’s Winning Chess Tactics was written by US national master Bruce Pandolfini and published by Simon & Schuster Inc. in 1986. Pandolfini is a renowned chess author and teacher, having taught tens of thousands of student and written a multitude of chess books.
This book is like a chess puzzle book with more in-depth explanations of all the positions. There are 140 chess positions all from Kasparov’s actual games. Each puzzle comes with a big diagram taking half the page with an analysis comprising of the rest of the page. There is also a bit of a biographical introduction on each game puzzle helping you follow Kasparov’s career progress.
The book follows Kasparov’s games in chronological order. It starts out in his childhood and follows his career until 1983. The puzzles are of great quality, most likely due to the quality of Kasporov’s games. You actually get to see how Kasparov thinks and moves in hard tactical positions.
The book covers a lot of different tactics. You can easily put it down and continue reading it later. It gives you a little hint of what to expect in the various puzzles. I found the book fun to go through as well as very instructive, especially when it comes to complicated tactical puzzles. There is also a Kasparov chess test near the end that was fun to take.
In conclusion I would definitely recommend this book if you are looking for some very instructive tactical puzzles. I would also recommend this book if you are a fan of Kasparov. Together Kasparov and Pandolfini do a good job writing a constructive teaching tool. This book makes it easier to read the various challenging subjects. Thanks for reading and I hope you have enjoyed my Kasparov’s Winning Chess Tactics Review.