Tactics According to Smyslov is the first book of the Power of Tactics trilogy by GM Adrian Mikhalchishin and IM Tadej Sakelsek.
Recently many great chess puzzle books have been published, but this book is a bit different from the others. The authors have used a unique, and at the same time, simple model for the classification of tactical elements.
They explore this most important feature of chess through the eyes of a great champion, Vassily Smyslov. His ideas about tactics will make studying the different aspects of this subject much easier.
This book is ideal for all players with a rating up to 1600. You will find enjoyment while solving the chess puzzles and improving your calculation.
About the Authors
Adrian Mikahlchishin is a Ukrainian chess grandmaster, acclaimed chess author and expert FIDE coach. His students have included Anatoly Karpov, Susan Polgar, Vassily Ivanchuk and Alexander Beliavsky.
Tadej Sakelsek is an International Master and licensed FIDE Trainer from Slovenia. He won the Slovenia Chess Championship in 2004. He has represented Slovenia twice at Chess Olympiads, and he has experience as a successful coach since 2005, including at World and European Youth Championships.
The Power of Tactics brings you a meticulously chosen set of puzzles to make you go from intermediate and advanced all the way to master level. This book is a gold mine for planning your tactics.