Can You be a Tactical Chess Genius?

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Test your tactical chess skills with a quiz book with a difference! Grandmaster James Plaskett, a player of distinguished tactical ability, has carefully assembled an abundance of chess puzzles to test players of all levels. At the beginning of each chapter the puzzles are relatively easy, worth five points for a correct solution. However as you move on they become more and more difficult, soon becoming worth ten points and eventually 15. If you get stuck, do not despair as help is at hand! You can "ask a ...

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Overview

Test your tactical chess skills with a quiz book with a difference! Grandmaster James Plaskett, a player of distinguished tactical ability, has carefully assembled an abundance of chess puzzles to test players of all levels. At the beginning of each chapter the puzzles are relatively easy, worth five points for a correct solution. However as you move on they become more and more difficult, soon becoming worth ten points and eventually 15. If you get stuck, do not despair as help is at hand! You can "ask a grandmaster" to obtain the guidance you need.However, use this option carefully, as it will cost you some of your hard-earned points. You can also obtain points for finding the basic idea of the solution without necessarily working out all the refinements. Either on your own or with friends, this book will provide hours of brain-teasing enjoyment. (6 1/4 x 9 1/4, 144 pages, diagrams)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781857442595
  • Publisher: Everyman Chess
  • Publication date: 5/1/2002
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 1,032,204
  • Product dimensions: 6.36 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.31 (d)

Meet the Author

James Plaskett is one of Britain's most talented and imaginative grandmasters. A former British Champion, his sharp and uncompromising play has won him many admirers over the years. Plaskett is also an experienced writer; his earlier works include Sicilian Taimanov and Sicilian Grand Prix Attack (both published by Everyman).

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Table of Contents

Introduction 5
Test 17
Test 215
Test 323
Test 431
Test 539
Test 647
Test 755
Test 863
Test 971
Test 1079
Test 1187
Test 1295
Ask a Grandmaster 103
Solutions and Points 114
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