1001 Chess Exercises for Beginners: The Tactics Workbook that Explains the Basic Concepts, Too

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Chess is 99% tactics! This well-known maxim may sound strange but is really just an exaggerated basic truth: if you want to win more games, nothing works better than training combinations. Solving many tactical puzzles is what makes the difference for beginners and casual players.

There are two types of books on tactics, those that introduce the concepts followed by a some examples, and workbooks that contain numerous exercises. Chess masters Franco Masetti and Roberto Messa ...

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Overview

Chess is 99% tactics! This well-known maxim may sound strange but is really just an exaggerated basic truth: if you want to win more games, nothing works better than training combinations. Solving many tactical puzzles is what makes the difference for beginners and casual players.

There are two types of books on tactics, those that introduce the concepts followed by a some examples, and workbooks that contain numerous exercises. Chess masters Franco Masetti and Roberto Messa have done both: they explain the basic tactical ideas AND provide an enormous amount of exercises for each different theme.

1001 Chess Exercises for Beginners is a great first tactics book. It helps you in identifying weak spots in the position of your opponent, in recognizing patterns of combinations, and in visualizing tricks.

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A nice puzzle book for beginners and players with some experience, nothing more, nothing less.
German Correspondence Chess Federation - Uwe Bekemann
I recommend this work, exactly for what it wants to be: a workbook. Beginners will become stronger without being put under too much stress.
ChessCafe.com - Steve Goldberg
I would classify it more as an excellent practice tool for advance beginners, and a fun, convenient tactics review for intermediate players.
Rochade Europa Magazine - Martin Rieger
A wonderful mix of various tactical motifs and a great assembly of exercises that really should be in every chess book collection.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789056913977
  • Publisher: New In Chess,Csi
  • Publication date: 6/16/2012
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 425,796
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2012

    Great puzzles

    Our elementary school chess club loves putting these up on the demonstration board and racing to solve them.

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