Chess Tactics for Champions: A Step-by-Step Guide to Using Tactics and Combinations the Polgar Way

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Susan Polgar became the first female Grandmaster at age 15?and it wasn't luck that got her there. Her use of tactics, combinations, and strategy during her games gave her the critical advantage she needed against her opponents. In Chess Tactics for Champions, Polgar gives insight into the kind of thinking that chess champions rely on while playing the game, specifically the ability to recognize patterns and combinations. With coauthor Paul Truong, Susan Polgar teaches the tactics she learned from her father, ...
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Overview

Susan Polgar became the first female Grandmaster at age 15—and it wasn't luck that got her there. Her use of tactics, combinations, and strategy during her games gave her the critical advantage she needed against her opponents. In Chess Tactics for Champions, Polgar gives insight into the kind of thinking that chess champions rely on while playing the game, specifically the ability to recognize patterns and combinations. With coauthor Paul Truong, Susan Polgar teaches the tactics she learned from her father, Laszlo Polgar, one of the world's best chess coaches.

• Teaches players how to calculate the effect of a move in order to gain an edge over an opponent

• For intermediate to advanced chess players of all ages

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780812936711
  • Publisher: Diversified Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/11/2006
  • Series: Chess Series
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 277,545
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 0.96 (d)

Meet the Author

Susan Polgar was a gold medalist at the 2004 Chess Olympiad. She is the current World Champion in Women's Chess and the top ranked female chess player in the United States.

Paul Truong is an eleven-time National Champion and was the captain and business manager of the 2004 U.S. Women's Olympiad Team.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2008

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    One of the best books on tactics for just beyond the beginner stage

    There are dozens of fair to good books on tactics in print. So you have a lot of choices! If you have completed an introductory chess book (i.e. Chess for Everyone or Complete Idiot's Guide to Chess) you are ready for a book on tactics. Polgar's book is well-rounded and provides the most important type of tactics that the every day club player needs to know. You can start here (also a good book on chess traps covering typical opening tactics is good i.e. Winning Chess Traps) and then get more complex books on tactics as you get more advanced.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2006

    Very Good

    This book helped me to improve in chess a lot since I first read it. The chess problems at the end of each chapter were challenging but not impossible, and helped me spot the opportunity to use these tactics in a real game.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 29, 2012

    Great Book

    Even if you are an expert player, you never have enough practice in tactics. And this book has plenty of tactics\problems\exercizes to work with.

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  • Posted October 6, 2009

    Great Book

    Very easy to read and understand. Grouped according to themes. Recommended for intermediate chess users and to brush up on your tactical skills.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2008

    Tactics books rule!

    Most games are won or lost because of tactics. So learning tactics (the theme of this book) is fundamental if you are going to be a winner at chess! This book contains a good general overview of the most important tactics that every player should know.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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