make the most of Lovereading
Search our site
Letters to Iris by Elizabeth Noble Read the opening extract of the brand new Elizabeth Noble book before its publication on 05/04/2018

Chess Puzzles for the Casual Player, Volume 1 by Kevin Houston

Chess Puzzles for the Casual Player, Volume 1


Chess Puzzles for the Casual Player, Volume 1 by Kevin Houston

Chess puzzles for the Casual Player, Vol. 1 contains 50 highly instructive puzzles illustrated by 776 move by move diagrams. Each puzzle contains two parts (see sample puzzles at ). First, you are shown a move that may seem good but is actually bad and asked how to take advantage of it. Second, you are asked what a better move would have been in the first place. This two part puzzle training technique helps you learn how to take advantage of opponents' blunders and also how to avoid them yourself. The positions come from real games between average casual players. Every solution is generated and verified by sophisticated professional chess analysis software. The solution to every puzzle is fully illustrated, and explained with easy to understand text.

About the Author

Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

20th January 2007


Kevin Houston

More books by Kevin Houston
Author 'Like for Like'



300 pages


Hobbies, quizzes & games



Discover new authors and enjoy old favourites; oodles of literary gems to uncover at Lovereading with candid reviews from real reviewers.

Emily Wright

I love Lovereading for the wonderful like for like author recommendations and for highlighting new books, it's a great resource for readers!


Lovereading is a world of books. It has everything you need from new to old and much loved classic books. It even give you recommendations!

Kate Thurston

Lovereading has given me the opportunity to delve into new and exciting worlds of authors who I would never have tried before.

Glynis Elliott

My favourite thing about is the 'like for like' page this has really introduced me to some good reads! That and lots of honest reviews.

Sam Lewis

I love reading books I wouldn't normally choose before everyone else gets to read them!

Dawn Lynch

I 'Lovereading' because it lets me see what new books are around with a detailed synopsis and readers' reviews.

Judith Sharp

You'll always find what you never knew you were looking for and you're always spoilt for choice.

Helen Jones