Nothing is more important in chess than tactical skill – it is the foundation of all playing strength. In any game, no matter how profound the strategy, there will always be a moment when tactics are needed. Thus a tough tactical workout is essential for players of every level who wish to improve.
The Quality Chess team has spent years gathering 735 puzzles that are perfect for this task, with almost all of them coming from games played after 2000.
John Shaw is a grandmaster and three-time Scottish Chess Champion.