Predator at the Chessboard: A Field Guide to Chess Tactics (Book I)
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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 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 (first published March 28th 2007)
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Christian Crowley
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...more
Quinton Baran
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.
I read this on the website, and its brilliant!
Goes over the various tactical tools in chess, and does this by
a) having typically a dozen positions with a tactic to reinforce the particular pattern
b) verbal explanations of the variations, rather than move listings, to make it easier to grasp

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