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Looking for Trouble
by Dan Heisman
This book is written to address an underemphasized area of chess training and study, the identification of and reaction to--threats. For beginner and intermediate-level players, the study of tactics is paramount. Almost all tactics books take the approach of providing a position where there is a forced win, checkmate or draw. However, Looking for Trouble takes a different ...more
Paperback, 100 pages
Published February 25th 2015 by Russell Enterprises
(first published October 1st 2003)
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This book is a collection of over 200 problems that focus on recognizing the threats that your opponent is making and responding with the best preventative actions before it is too late. The format is simple: A position is presented, and the threat and its prevention are described below. The reader must identify the threat (i.e. cover up the answer and figure it out), and then determine the best preventative move. The solutions in the book describe why certain responses are better than others.