How to Calculate Chess Tactics

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Thinking methods are at the heart of the chess struggle, yet most players devote little conscious effort to improving their calculating ability. Much of the previous literature on the subject has presented idealized models that have limited relevance to the hurly-burly of practical chess, or else provide little more than ad hoc suggestions. Here, experienced trainer Valeri Beim strikes a balance by explaining how to use intuition and logic together to solve tactical problems in a methodical way. He also offers ...

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Overview

Thinking methods are at the heart of the chess struggle, yet most players devote little conscious effort to improving their calculating ability. Much of the previous literature on the subject has presented idealized models that have limited relevance to the hurly-burly of practical chess, or else provide little more than ad hoc suggestions. Here, experienced trainer Valeri Beim strikes a balance by explaining how to use intuition and logic together to solve tactical problems in a methodical way. He also offers advice on when it is best to calculate 'like a machine', and when it is better to rely on intuitive assessment.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781904600503
  • Publisher: Gambit Publications, LTD
  • Publication date: 5/1/2006
  • Pages: 175
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Valeri Beim is a grandmaster who lives in Austria. He has won numerous tournaments and plays in the Austrian and German leagues. For many years he was the head trainer at the chess school in Odessa, and he was also the trainer of the Israeli Olympiad team.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2006

    Finally: Calculation and Evaluation in Tactics!

    Finally it has arrived! A book that helps you understand the process of 'calculation' along with intuition judgement helping you with 'evaluating'. This is a hard subject to explain. And many books have tried. What is nice is that Mr. Beim has done the 'best job' so far of books I own on getting into the players mind in a single book directed only at that. True, this book will not replace the need to also own tactics workbooks, chess trap books and other important books to own to learn tacgical idea. But that isn't the purpose of this book! It will assist you in understanding your tactics workbooks (that contain problems to work on) and chess traps books (that contain short games with tactics in openings). This book is a MUST for the intermediate player (not for beginners).

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