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Predator at the Chessboard: A Field Guide to Chess Tactics (Book I)

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Chess tactics explained in English: the website www.chesstactics.org in book form. This volume is the first in a two-part set. The two books together contain over a thousand examples organized in unprecedented detail. Every position is accompanied by a commentary describing a train of thought that leads to the solution; these books thus are the ideal learning tool for thos ...more
Paperback, 312 pages
Published November 19th 2011 by lulu.com (first published March 28th 2007)
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Ben
Aug 26, 2016 Ben rated it really liked it
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A few days ago I decided to play a game of chess. During my school years I was very adept at the game, and was even nominated to lead the chess team for a brief spell before moving onto sports. It has been years since I've played yet for some reason I felt as though I'd pick back up where I'd started. Big mistake.

So much has evolved and adapted within the chess community that it's almost impossible NOT to be steamrolled. I was watching, mouth agape, as new techniques were being used before my ey
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Java
Jan 05, 2015 Java rated it really liked it
Very well organized, flexible in progression, and geared toward anyone who wants to learn some formidable chess tactics. The text is written in a more casual format than what I've seen in other chess tactics books, making it very easy and accessible to people new to the game. You are also not expected to follow the book in chapter order, and can skip around to learn the different sections any way you choose. The only thing it assumes is that you know how all the pieces move and can read some min ...more
Finlay
Jan 04, 2015 Finlay rated it it was amazing
Outstanding. This breaks down the basic tactical themes in a way that just fit perfectly for me -- whenever I finished a chapter, I would immediately start to see those ideas popping up in games. I read this online from his website.
Christian Crowley
Oct 13, 2011 Christian Crowley rated it it was amazing
I am reading this book through Mr Farnsworth's excellent and attractive free website, which presents a complete graded course in chess tactics (forks, pins, skewers etc) with exercises. Each page presents a single diagrammed challenge to work out, with a paragraph or two of explanatory text.
With the logical layout and expert analysis, I am enjoying learning more about chess tactics and honing my skills at spotting opportunities to use them. I'm struck over and again by how the author maintains
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mathias tesar
Aug 09, 2016 mathias tesar rated it it was amazing
The best introduction book to chess tactics, period.
Quinton Baran
Jul 02, 2013 Quinton Baran rated it it was amazing
An excellent review of tactics - in this case the double attack and the discovered attack. I have seen my game improve, by recognizing these patterns and organizing my vision and moves. This book is written well, with engaging conversation, and little notation. For me, the "plain English" descriptions are very useful and welcome.
Marek
Sep 12, 2015 Marek rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Long, but full of great stuff.
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