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Useful for all chess players, this is an essential read for those looking to improve and understand the game better.

Author: George Huczek

Publisher: Batsford

ISBN: 9781849944861

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 575

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An indispensable reference book of chess moves, perfect for any chess player, beginner or club player. This A to Z of chess tactics provides an explanation of all the key terms and jargon used in chess so you can understand them and put them into practice in your own game. From Castling to Zugzwang, from Underpromotion to Zwischenzug. Written in a clear and informative style, the book features a large section with Illustrative games from past chess masters and grandmasters which show the relevant chess definition in action. Plus there are exercises that illustrate the tactic defined – these test you on your ability to recognize the tactics learned, as that is how they will appear in a match. The exercises teach you how to seize the opportunities before they disappear as well as avoiding traps your opponent may leave. Useful for all chess players, this is an essential read for those looking to improve and understand the game better.
2018-02-15 By George Huczek

Author: Iouri Bondarenko


ISBN: 392638560X


Page: 258

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But the book is not about them. For those simple tactics, old Koblentz books are more than enough. This book is about *complicated* chess tactics, the kind you sometimes need hours of analysis just to discover the truth of the position.

Author: Karsten Muller

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 9781941270851

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 200

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Chess is 99% tactics. So to be a good chess player, you have to spend a lot of your training time on tactics. Although basic tactics are explained in a number good books, complicated tactics the kind that separate tournament winners from the pack require intuition, imagination and precision. The Magic of Chess Tactics helps you develop these qualities. Aimed primarily at aspiring chess players from club to master level who seriously want to improve their chess understanding, The Magic of Chess Tactics provides examples selected for both their entertainment and instructional value as well as detailed explanations and exercises. Claus Dieter Meyer, chess author and FIDE Master, is a well-known analyst and professional chess trainer. Karsten Muller is an International Grandmaster and co-author, along with Frank Lamprecht, of the highly acclaimed Secrets of Pawn Endings and œFundamental Chess Endings. "I have come to realise that there are basically two types of chess tactics. First, simple kinds of combinations you need to know when you start to play chess. I still believe they are the basis of everything. Things that computers see in a half-second. But the book is not about them. For those simple tactics, old Koblentz books are more than enough. This book is about *complicated* chess tactics, the kind you sometimes need hours of analysis just to discover the truth of the position. It's hard to see and calculate perfectly on the board; one needs intuition, imagination and precision. "It's not easy to develop these qualities but I believe that the present book, full of examples and high quality analyses, will help you achieve that objective. Welcome to the magical world of tactics!" From the Foreword by Alexei Shirov
2017-09-05 By Karsten Muller

Thomas Engqvist. BOBBY FISCHER REDISCOVERED Andrew Soltis 9781849946063 | £16.99 | PB 312 pages A TO Z CHESS TACTICS George Huczek 9781849944465 | £17.99 | PB 352 pages HOW TO SWINDLE IN CHESS Andrew Soltis 9781849945639.

Author: Thomas Engqvist

Publisher: Batsford

ISBN: 9781849947039

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 428

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An International Master's instructive guide to essential tactical strategies and positions in chess. A comprehensive book from the Swedish International Master Thomas Engqvist for understanding the most important tactical chess positions in the opening of a game, the middle game and the endgame. It cuts to the chase on the must useful tactical positions at each stage of the game. Knowing the positions is one thing but this experienced coach shows you how to create them, even out of nothing, in the spirit of Tal and Alekhine. It covers other important facets of tactical play, including calculation (how to calculate with the help of stepping stones), attacking play such as defence and counter attack, and even psychological tactics. Each numbered position can be seen as a test-yourself quiz (with answers given below the diagrams) to help cement tactical understanding. Since it's advisable to revise the positions from time to time, this book can be your life-long companion, enabling you to dramatically increase your tactical chess understanding. The perfect guide for players who want to reach a higher level but don't have time to spend hours every week on less productive study.
2021-03-04 By Thomas Engqvist

Yasser Seirawan. ***** o ź. o of io * - ". o * 2F% % o Żoło o o Ž o - # % Žo Ž. o o A. % % % DIAGRAM 31. Black to play It's only the fourth move,

Author: Yasser Seirawan

Publisher: Everyman Chess

ISBN: 9781857448917

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 240

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Learn sure-fire tactics and combinations from one of the worlds top chess players. Attack? Defend? Swap pieces? Tactics are the watchdogs of strategy that take advantage of short-term opportunities to trap or ambush your opponent and quite possiblychange the course of a game in a single move. Why play in a fog, only hoping that your opponent will blunder when International Grandmaster Yasser Seirawan can show you how to put the tactics of the worlds chess legends to work for you. Choose from the double attack, the pin, the skewer, deflection, the cor, x-rays, windmills and many more time-tested tactics.Using classic board situations arranged in chapters by tactical themes, Seirawan teaches you how to: * Plan your entire game from the very first move.Think ahead, step-by-step, anticipating every obstacle your opponent can throw your way * Position yourself for the smashing combination and endgame you've always dreamed of Board positions from actual games played by historys great chess tacticians are provided throughout. Review tests for each topic let you track your improvement. In no time you'll be playing better, with more confidence than you ever thought possible. Errata List
2005-05-01 By Yasser Seirawan

... IN CHESS Andrew Soltis S BOBBY FISCHER REDISCOVERED Andrew Soltis 9781849946063 | £ 16.99 | PB 312 pages HOW TO SWINDLE IN CHESS Andrew Soltis 9781849945639 | £ 16.99 | PB 240 pages 171FOED EHILL HATSOE O CHESS A TO Z CHESS TACTICS ...

Author: Andrew Soltis

Publisher: Batsford

ISBN: 9781849947398

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 233

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An instructional book about the crucial questions that masters ask themselves before committing to a move – a checklist for all players to ask themselves before making their own moves. Beginners learn to ask themselves the key questions. As they improve, they ask more sophisticated questions: 'What did my opponent's last move allow me to do?", 'Where is his position weakest?", 'Should I take an irrevocable step now or wait?', 'What does my opponent want me to do?'. For chess master players these are almost subconscious checklist. Andy Soltis runs through the checklist of things to ask before making a move with fascinating and illuminating examples of real chess games, from Karpov to Judith Polgar, from Magnus Carlsen to Fabiano Caruana. A key to improving is to ask all of these questions and find the right answers, for players looking to improve. The advice of Chess Masters is good advice for all chess players and the best way to take your play to the next level.
2021-08-05 By Andrew Soltis

DISCOVERED CHECK Z DISCO VERED CHE! 1K You move a piece, and announce check. But the check isn't coming from the piece you moved in a discovered check, but from another piece located behind it on a file or diagonal.

Author: Bill Robertie

Publisher: Cardoza Publishing

ISBN: 9781580425605

Category: Chess

Page: 144

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2002 By Bill Robertie

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Author: Claus Dieter Meyer

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 9781941270820

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 200

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Tactical Fireworks! When released in 2002, the first volume of The Magic of Chess Tactics by FIDE Master Claus Dieter Meyer and German Grandmaster Karsten Müller was extremely popular. It was one of the first books to deal with tactics on high level. Like the first book, intended for advanced (Elo 1800+) players, this second volume puts special tactical motifs and themes under the analytical microscope. Complicated tactics – the kind that separate tournament winners from the pack – require intuition, imagination and precision. The focus in this book is on attacking techniques and transformations. The contents include: Attacking with the Queen and Knight; The Knight on the Attack; Attacking with Bishops of Opposite Colors; Pins; Learn from the World Champions; and Exchanges & Transformations. The reader will find the analysis comprehensive and challenging. Dozens of exercises help reinforce the reader’s understanding of this complex subject matter. So, roll up your sleeves and prepare to ride herd on tactical fireworks and sharpen your tactical skills.
2017-12-07 By Claus Dieter Meyer

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Author: Gary Lane

Publisher: Batsford

ISBN: 9781849943918

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 356

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A follow-up to the bestselling 'Improve Your Chess in 7 Days', this essential chess instructor is perfect for players who are desperate to brush up on their tactics but don''t have time to devote to long hours of study. Handily arranged day by day, it is full of easy-to-follow advice on developing nifty tricks that will confound your opponent and help you win the game. It includes all the basic tactical skills such as pins, decoys, deflections, double attacks etc, then delves deeper, showing you how to harness them at various points of the game. It also contains a sprinkling of chess cartoons to keep you smiling as you read. Day 1: So You Want to Improve Your Tactics? Day 2: Understanding Tactics Day 3: Develop Your Creativity Day 4: Tactics in the Opening Day Day 5: Tactics in the Middlegame Day 6: Tactics in the Endgame Day 7: Blunders and Brilliancies Packed with tips and tricks, this book''s clear, no-nonsense style makes it the ideal companion for sharpening your tactics - quickly.
2016-04-04 By Gary Lane

Improving the ability to solve chess combinations is the main road to progress for the learning chess player. ... after I showed him the position, he indicated the right solution by drawing a kind of 'Z' with his finger in the air.

Author: Emmanuel Neiman

Publisher: New In Chess

ISBN: 9789056914509

Category: Games

Page: 240

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If only real life were like a book on chess tactics! But during a game you are on your own, and nobody will whisper in your ear that you have reached a position that is, in fact, a tactical puzzle and all you have to do is solve it. What you need, discovered Emmanuel Neiman in his long career as a chess trainer, is a way to read the signals which indicate that, somewhere in the position you are looking at, there is a tactical blow. What you need is a Chess Tactics Antenna! This trailblazing book by award-winning author Neiman provides a set of tools that enables the average club player to determine the moment he needs to look for win.
2014-03-07 By Emmanuel Neiman