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Does anyone know where to get this book in algebraic notation? "The art of checkmate".Or, alternatively, an equally good book covering all the common mating patterns? I need to learn them :-)Thanks!
For algebraic take a look at Murray Chandler's poorly titled How to Beat Your Dad at Chess. It covers something like 50 mating patterns.
Biting the bullet and learning coming to terms with descriptive notation would also be a good route. Besides, Renaud and Kahn's book, there are many other good books in descriptive that are available for good prices.
The Art of Checkmate is an outstanding book, and I am amazed it has not been updated into algebraic notation.
As snits noted, a little effort in deciphering descriptive notation may well be worth the effort. I am an older player, and am ambidextrous (I can butcher both notations with either hand.)
An idea would be to purchase this inexpensive classic Dover book, and transcribe it right on the same pages (or ask an old descriptive veteran to do this for you.)
Also, in IM Jonathan Tisdall's excellent Improve Your Chess Now, the author lists a 17 page appendix with mating patterns, noting that many are 'quoted' from Vukovic's The Art of Attack in Chess, which is in algebraic...
I got this book and its EXACTLY what I'm looking for. Thanks! Completely stupid title =P
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Frankly, the Polgar books "Chess" and "Middlegame" has some great mating patterns. Chess has thousands of problems highliting pretty well every mating pattern. Middlegame breaks up middlegame positions into thematic positions.
Chess is simple mating tactics, and is a great collection. Middlegame is an amazing resource for practicing evaluation and calculation.
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