This is the second volume of a two-volume set which is designed to teach the chess player mate combinations. The 1,845 combinations presented in this book are classified into a coherent system so any player can expand her or his knowledge base. The player begins using this book to define the possible targets in a given position making an objective analysis.
The next task is to find the appropriate means to achieve the results. In order to gain the most from working out a combination, one has to solve it only looking at the diagram of the position. If you cannot succeed in this way then read the text belonging to the position, which has many clues to achieving the result.
Finally, as a last resort study the solution using every tiny details which will help you later on. To check your knowledge you will have different illustrations (collections of tasks) connected with the previous material. The most beautiful and of course the most difficult combinations can be found as the Chess Gems.