Learn Chess Tactics: Discover the Secrets of How to Win Chess Games

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This book teaches basic tactical ideas such as the fork, pin, and discovered attack, and introduces general ideas such as elimination, immobilization and compulsion. A basic knowledge of simple tactics will enable a novice to start winning games, by giving checkmate or capturing material. As the player progresses, his tactical arsenal will broaden, and he will start to play sacrifices and combinations, and develop a deeper understanding of the game. Players who fail to study tactics systematically tend to suffer ...

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Overview

This book teaches basic tactical ideas such as the fork, pin, and discovered attack, and introduces general ideas such as elimination, immobilization and compulsion. A basic knowledge of simple tactics will enable a novice to start winning games, by giving checkmate or capturing material. As the player progresses, his tactical arsenal will broaden, and he will start to play sacrifices and combinations, and develop a deeper understanding of the game. Players who fail to study tactics systematically tend to suffer from tactical blind-spots that plague them throughout their playing career, and thus they fail to realize their full potential.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781901983982
  • Publisher: Gambit Publications, LTD
  • Publication date: 1/28/2004
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 790,704
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr John Nunn is one of the best-respected figures in world chess. He was among the world's leading grandmasters for nearly twenty years, winning four gold medals in chess Olympiads and finishing sixth overall in the World Cup in 1989. He is a much-acclaimed writer, whose works have won 'Book of the Year' awards in several countries. In 2004, 2007 and 2010 Nunn was crowned World Chess Solving Champion, ahead of many former champions.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2005

    helped me win two games

    This book is extremely well divided into segments that make is simple to learn the key tactical ideas. Within two days of reading the section on the theme of Removing the Guard I was able to find a rook sacrifice combination that checkmated my opponent. Three days after that I won my opponent's bishop by using the threat of a back rank combination.

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