Combinations are the central element in chess; they make the game so magical and captivating. Virtually all chess games possess a combination, either one hidden in the shadows of analysis carefully avoided or one that provides a decisive blow. Winning Chess Combinations is a unique work that doesn't merely repeat the wonderfully rich and vast numbers of combinations, asking readers to solve a particular diagrammed position; it is a work that is far more realistic. The reader is invited to identify the advantages that a specific position holds which might make the combination successful. 256 pages, paperback.