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

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

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

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I can personally vouch for it and say that I am now a sharper tactician than I was before I started the book and a better chess player overall. Chess masters and trainers 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. hanging piece an undefended piece that is under attack loose piece an u ndefended piece that is not under immediate attack mating net usually q u iet moves that trap the king in preparation of mate Novotny theme this is the term used when a piece is sacrificed on a square where it could be taken by two d ifferent opponent pieces - which­ ever piece makes the capture obstructs the action of the other.

The hints that accompany the puzzles in the print version have been moved to the solutions, which makes them rather pointless. Notwithstanding that White has a two pawn to zero advantage, Black immediately draws by eliminating the only dangerous pawn: 1 . The positions are grouped by tactical motifs (pin, discovered attack, and so on), but the book also presents mixed motifs and mate puzzles. By using the Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions. Deflection is a tactical motif whose objective is to force a piece away from the defence of another piece or a key square.

the square of the pawn) a sim­ ple method for determining if a king can prevent a pawn from promoti ng. First of all, I've never seen a tactics book that doesn't explain the basic concepts of the different tactics. All about the game of chess, including discussions on professional tournaments, game analysis and theory.

There is also a small section where the reader is instructed to place a named piece on the board to achieve mate or the gain of material, which I found to be quite creative and refreshing. virtually every game, and the most important of these motifs are based on some kind of double attack . By far and away, the quickest and most effective way to improve your chess performance is to increase your tactical skill so that at a glance you are able to see the typical mating patterns and material-winning tactical motifs that so often decide a game.Thus it’s more a book about familiarising one’s self with tactical patterns and improving tactical awareness, vision and basic calculation skills. This book starts with hundreds of essential mating positions that train immediate visual recognition; first there are the easier mate in one or two move exercises; then there are exercises for various crucial tactical motifs that must be mastered by any aspiring chess player; these are followed by more demanding positions where these various motifs are often combined. Do you think that is smarter than, for instance, working through one book on tactics, then one on strategy, then one on endgames, then one game collection etc.

In hindsight, I can see why it's a good move and can imagine the train of thought that could lead one to considering that move. If this celebrated observation is true for the master, how much more so for the beginner and club player. n\nThis book would benefit not just the beginners of the title, but also inexperienced players, casual and lower rated players. I‘m currently on the 4th repetition cycle on "1001 Chess Exercises for Beginners“ and I intend to do a 5th one as well, but figuring out what to do after that is a bit of a struggle. It goes without saying that it is rare that in a single move one's opponent can save or protect two attacked pieces.It also seems to be organised by themes like "Attacking" or "Loose pieces and overloading" or "Endgame". But while some of the problems I'm able to get fairly easily, there's also a lot that just seem way beyond me.

Visualise a square made u p o f t h e line between pawn and its promotion square and three other lines of equal length. Please contact us in advance for advice on best procedure, as in certain circumstances we are able to send our courier to collect items. It is exactly what it says on the cover, a collection of 1001 puzzles/positions aimed at beginners, plus accompanying explanatory text and solutions. The author is a Dutch IM, trainer and youth coach of the Dutch Chess Federation, so has ample experience and knows whereof he speaks. Then I saw if Qxd3, then the queen is no longer covering the c1 square so after Rc1+ Rxc1 Qxd3+ Ka1 Qxd4 is winning.Before reading this book, my ELO rating would be around 800, I am only on page 26 of this book and my ELO rating is 1043. I was going to mention that earlier but you said that you are a beginner so I tried not to confuse you too much 🙂 A pinned piece is something that you might come across from time to time so keep an eye out for it and see if you can take advantage of that to gain a piece or a better position. Well, one of the many great advised a received on this forum was one written on this forum and stated this: " You might consider just reading the first 15 [puzzles] of each chapter, then quickly do them again, the same day. There is a comparatively challenging collection of mate-in-threes (81 positions) and mate-in-fours (23 positions), and a healthy chunk of "mixed motifs" puzzles.

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