Winning Chess Tactics, revised
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Winning Chess Tactics, revised

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The essential guide to the use of tactics, the watchdogs of strategy that take advantage of short-term opportunities to trap or ambush an opponent and change the course of a game in a single move.
Paperback, 240 pages
Published May 1st 2005 by Everyman Chess (first published 1992)
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May 10, 2010 Ethan rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who knows how to play chess
A good solid foundation of the tactics of Chess. I have finished reading it, but I still am going to go back and solve all of the problems, many of which I just skipped knowing that I would get back to it soon.
An excellent INTRODUCTION to tactics. Clear and easy to understand for those new to chess. I would not recommend the book to intermediate players.
Jan 26, 2010 Steve is currently reading it
This book has some great tactical training. Well written book from Yasser Seirawan and Jeremy Silman.
Owen Lindsell
I love this series. Yasser is a good chess author and doesn't get too embroiled in explaining every varition.
Carl Stevens
This has definitely helped my game. It is one of those books you don't really read, but rather work through one study at a time. I now see the board in a different way which helps me with Thaddeus Barlow, the wizard detective and author of They Call Me Merlin Sherlock, who has a 133 years more experience with chess than I do.
Read this with a board in front of you, and when you finish a chapter, take the test positions seriously. Set up positions and try to solve them WITHOUT TOUCHING PIECES. Do this through the *entire book* and enjoy how much sharper a chess player you've become.
Jul 23, 2013 Dylan rated it 4 of 5 stars
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A good introduction to the different types of tactics in chess. Some of the reviews of the games require a chess board to easily follow all of the moves and it seems like a video reviewing the games move by move would be much easier to follow.
Jim Kennedy
An excellent and thorough (it seemed to me) introduction to chess tactics. It has really started me thinking about chess in a far more constructive manner, and my rating is improving because of this.

Next - his book on strategy ... :)
William Herbst
The best volume in this introductory chess series. Beginners should practice their tactics and ignore the rest until later.
Mingo Johnson
Feb 15, 2012 Mingo Johnson rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: to all chess players who want to improve their skill.
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So far, its a great book to improve chess tactics. I'm learning a lot.
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