Ftácnik, Lubomir/ 1000 x Checkmate
CD in Jewel Case
(Chessbase, Hamburg 1999)
in englischer Sprache
A systematic mating course by Grandmaster Lubomir Ftacnik.
The first part of this CD consists of a small database explaining all motifs which can occur in connection with mate in 15 themes, namely: Queen sacrifice, Luring the king, Motifs on the h-file, Quiet moves, Diagonals, Back rank, Pin, King in the center, Rook and light pieces, Distraction of pieces, Making way for pieces, Preventing escape, Knight mate, Smoothered mate, Doublecheck. In addition for each motif the author gives valuable hints on video clips.
The main database contains 1000 mating tasks in 1, 2 or 3 moves, all stemming from actual games. Each move of the mate giving side comes with a training question, i.e. is from the moment when the task appears on the screen, time starts running. Entering the right move will gain you a certain amount of points. Apart from the competitive access struggling for points, it is also possible to approach the subject 'mate' via the theme key.
The CD is an extended and thoroughly revised version of 400 x Checkmate and features a ChessBase Reader which can read all the data on the CD.