Volume 4 is all about exercises where you have to make a sacrifice for a material gain or even checkmate.
In each of the first five chapters, a certain piece is being sacrificed to checkmate the enemy King (in chapter 1 The Queen, in chapter 2 The Rook, and so on).
In chapters 6-10, you will get no hint about which piece should be sacrificed. However, you will know what the target is, to win a Queen, or Rook etc.
In chapter 11, there will be no hints whatsoever. The goal is simple: sacrifice one of your pieces to either checkmate or gain material.
Many of the examples are built on skills (such as forks, discoveries or pins) learned in volumes 1 and 2 of this series. In most of the puzzles, you will need to think 23 pairs of moves ahead in order to find the correct solution.
With over 40 years of experience as a worldclass player and coach, international grandmaster Susan Polgar has developed the most effective way to help young players and beginners.
Softback, 172 pages. Dimensions 183 x 264 x 8mm, 315g