The Chess Tactics Detection Workbook (Paperback)

Volker Schleputz


Experts agree that regularly solving tactics is a vital component of chess training. However, it's also widely acknowledged that there is one drawback of traditional chess puzzles - when solving them students know for sure that there is a genuine tactic in the position, whereas during a real game there is no such guarantee. In this workbook, Volker Schleputz and Grandmaster John Emms offer a unique framework to study chess tactics independent of themes, difficulty and - most importantly - even the existence of an actual tactic in a given position. Analysing carefully selected games, from beginner level through to club and tournament level, the reader assumes the role of a tactics detective, checking for mistakes and missed opportunities by both sides without the help of a chess engine. This training method resembles live play far more realistically than solving puzzles, because each move has to be analysed with respect to tactical possibilities - whether they exist or not. The same thinking processes used in the training can then be applied in real games. *A unique framework to practise chess tactics *Exercises resemble over-the-board situations *Ideal for beginners, intermediate and club players

Product Details

  • Product code: AHVKU
  • ISBN: 9781781941188
  • Publisher: Everyman Chess
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 17.1cm x 24.0cm
  • Pages: 256
  • Publish date: Mon Sep 30 00:00:00 BST 2013
  • Book points: 17


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