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It was last modified on: 2002-09-03
 Author: Hans L. Bodlaender. Review: 303 Tactical Chess Puzzles. Book of Fred Wilson and Bruce Alberston to train chess combination skills.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
EricL wrote on 2003-11-26 UTCPoor ★
There are THREE ERRORS IN THE FIRST TWELVE PUZZLES THAT I COULD FIND...
and
I am a novice... so I didn't bother looking at the book any further! 
I'm taking the book back... although it may be useful as kindling.  Who
did the editing... DID ANYONE ACTUALLY WORK THROUGH THE SOLUTIONS??? 
Sample solution 'errors':

Puzzle #8: CORRECT ANSWER should be 1 Qa5 threatens Qxc7#, and 2 Qxh5.

Puzzle #10:  White responses are illogical.  White could at least gain
one
of the Rooks for its lost Queen... rather than leaving Black with both
Rooks as the authors suggest.  CORRECT ANSWER and replies should be:
1 ... Rd4+, 2 f4 Rxf4+, 3 Qxf4 Nxf4

Puzzle #12: CORRECT ANSWER is the AMAZINGLY complex SINGLE move of 
1 Qg8#!  It seems UNBELIEVABLE that the author suggests some round about
two move alternative when MATE is plainly staring at you.

Very disappointing.  An 'Official American Mensa Puzzle Book'... HA!