Alexander Alekhine (1892-1946) was the 4th World Champion in the history of chess. In 1927 he defeated Jose Raul Capablanca in a World Championship Match by 18,5 - 15,5 (the winner was the first to win six games). Apart from a short intermission - in 1935-37 he lost his world title against the Dutchman Max Euwe - Alekhine held his title untilhis dead in 1946.
Alekhine was one of the greatest attacking players and for mere mortals it seemed he could produce combinations out of nowhere. The man of the ‘complex combinations’ was known for his dynamic play and produced many beautiful games. Alekhine was quite clear about his tactical skills: ‘I have had to work long and hard to eradicate the dangerous delusion that, in a bad position, I could always, or nearly always, conjure up some unexpected combination to extricate me from my difficulties.’
Even in this age of computer chess, many of his ideas are still alive. Besides being a tactical genius, Alekhine showed wonderful opening preparation, incredible imagination and positional understanding.
Do you want to adopt Alekhine-like thought processes in your own games? In this tactics training book you will get the opportunity to play the same good moves as the former World Champion did. This book offers you one hundred training exercises, in which Alekhine turned the game in his favour. The puzzles start at a moderate level and gradually get more difficult. Are you up for the challenge?