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    Chess Tactics Books

    Year of Publication
    1964 2014 1964 to 2014
    Author(s)
    1. Al Woolum (1)
    2. Anatoly Lein (1)
    3. Andrew Soltis (1)
    4. August Livshitz (2)
    5. Bill Harvey (1)
    6. Bill Robertie (1)
    7. Bruce Pandolfini (2)
    8. Charles Hertan (3)
    9. Chris Ward (2)
    10. Danny Gormally (2)
    11. David Eggleston (1)
    12. David Lemoir (1)
    13. David Levy (1)
    14. Dejan Bojkov (1)
    15. Emmanuel Neiman (2)
    16. Eric Schiller (2)
    17. Eric Schiller (2)
    18. Eugene Znosko-Borovsky (1)
    19. Franco Masetti (1)
    20. Garry Kasparov (2)
    21. Gary Lane (2)
    22. Heinz Brunthaler (1)
    23. Iakov Damsky (1)
    24. Iakov Damsky (1)
    25. Igor Sukhin (2)
    26. Irving Chernev (1)
    27. Irving Chernev & Fred Reinfeld (1)
    28. Ivan Sokolov (1)
    29. Jacob Aagaard (5)
    30. Jacob Aagaard (5)
    31. James Plaskett (3)
    32. Jennifer Shahade (1)
    33. Joel Johnson (2)
    34. John Healy (1)
    35. John Nunn (1)
    36. Jon Edwards (1)
    37. Julian Hodgson & Lawrence Day & Eric Schiller (1)
    38. Karsten Muller (1)
    39. Ken Neat (1)
    40. Kevin Stark (1)
    41. Larry Parr (1)
    42. Leonard Barden (1)
    43. Lev Alburt (3)
    44. Lev Psakhis (1)
    45. Lou Hayes (1)
    46. Martin Weteschnik (1)
    47. Max Euwe (1)
    48. Mikhail Tal (1)
    49. Murray Chandler (1)
    50. Phil Adams (1)
    51. Raymund Stolze (1)
    52. Roberto Messa (1)
    53. Roman Pelts (1)
    54. Rudolf Spielmann (1)
    55. Sahovski (1)
    56. Sam Palatnik (2)
    57. Simon Williams (2)
    58. Tim Brennan & Anthea Carson (1)
    59. Timothy Taylor (2)
    60. Valeri Beim (1)
    61. Victor Henkin (1)
    62. Vladimir Georgiev (1)
    63. Vladimir Vukovic (3)
    64. Yakov Neishtadt (1)
    65. Yasser Seirawan (5)
    66. Yochanan Afek (1)
    67. Yuri Averbakh (1)
    68. Zenon Franco (1)
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    Chess Notation Type
    1. FAN - Figurine (51)
    2. AN - Algebraic (23)
    3. DN - Descriptive (4)
    Topics
    1. Tactics (4)
    Popular Book Series
    1. Comprehensive Chess Course (2)
    2. Starting Out (3)
    3. Winning Chess (5)

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      The Inner Game of Chess
      How to Calculate and Win
      Catalog Code: B0107EU

      In The Inner Game of Chess, GM Andy Soltis shows that the key to good calculation is good visualization of the position in front of us and then after the moves we’re considering. Being aware of tactical motifs; knowing when to stop looking; and verifying your chosen move are essential, but they all depend on the basic requirement to see clearly what’s going on. The author discusses common obstacles to clear visualization and offers techniques to overcome them in your own play.
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      Hacking Up The King
      Catalog Code: B0102EU

      Is it possible to learn how to attack your opponent’s king from a book? Guidelines and verbal explanations are fine, argues David Eggleston, but there is no substitute for the hard work of carefully analyzing the complex position that’s on the chessboard in front of you.
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      Mating the Castled King
      Catalog Code: B0095QT

      Every chess player loves to win with a devastating attack. But even beginners know the importance of early castling, so the most significant attacking strategies are those against a castled king.
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      Positional Attacks
      Catalog Code: B0080OB

      The third installment of the best-selling series of attack books - Formation Attacks, Formation Attack Strategies, and now, Positional Attacks is another 500 page book, full of great attack information with 532 fabulous attack games from all openings and all eras. The aim of Positional Attacks is to uncover the artistic side of attacking, one that is primarily centered on the creation and exploitation of weaknesses.
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      Tactics Time
      1001 Chess Tactics From The Games of Everyday Chess Players
      Catalog Code: B0138NIC

      The best way to improve at chess is to solve tactics puzzles. But why do regular tactics books make amateurs study master games? Is it useful for beginners to analyze games that are unreal for everyday chess players?
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      Tactics Time

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      Winning Chess
      How to Perfect Your Attacking Play
      Catalog Code: B0118BT

      Chess is 99% tactics, and this lively self-instructor, tailor-made for improving players, will teach you how to anticipate the possibility of a chess combination, identify the appropriate tactical device, calculate up to 3-4 moves ahead and visualize the final decisive blow. Reading this classic work by Irving Chernev and Fred Reinfeld, who each spent a lifetime writing about chess, will increase your tactical skills and lead you along the path to winning chess.
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      Winning Chess

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      Grandmaster Preparation - Attack & Defence
      Catalog Code: B0087QT

      In Attack & Defence Jacob Aagaard presents the main principles of how to attack and defend in chess. By carving dynamic chess into separate areas of ability, he gives the reader a clear way to expand his understanding of this vital part of the game.
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      Grandmaster Preparation - Attack & Defence

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      Sacrifice and Initiative in Chess
      Seize the Moment to Get the Advantage
      Catalog Code: B0133NIC

      In this book Ivan Sokolov presents a set of practical tools that will help you to master the art of sacrifice. By concentrating on the aim you are trying to achieve, rather than on the opening you are playing or the piece you might be going to sack, he teaches you how to come to a reasonable risk assessment and how to trust your intuition. There is a separate part on seizing the initiative without actually giving up material. Ivan Sokolov has written an entertaining and instructive guide, packed with useful advice and lots of practical examples.
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      Power Chess for Kids - Volume 2
      More Ways to Think Ahead and Become One of the Best Players in Your School
      Catalog Code: B0132NIC

      For kids who love to amaze their friends with their chess skills, Charles Hertan presents new ways to find Power Moves, winning tactics that require thinking ahead. In Volume 2, the four special teachers get a new colleague! Knelly the Knight arrives on the scene and will assists Zort (a computer from outer space), the Dinosaurs, the Power Chess Kids and the Chess Professor. Together they will help you to become a very dangerous chess player.
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      Power Chess for Kids - Volume 2

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      Chess Queens Combinations
      Catalog Code: B0010SHV

      Ladies do sacrifice pieces over the board, right!? Oh yes, they do, and they often do it in a blink of an eye. There is a collection of annotated chess combinations carried out by women players throughout history in front of the reader. These combinations throw some light on an attractive part of the chess creativity of some of the greatest personalities in chess. When it is about combinations, it is about the decisive point of every game.
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      Chess Queens Combinations

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      Siciliian Defense:Grand Prix Attack
      Catalog Code: B0226IS

      The f4 Sicilian has become popular and feared because it avoids the frightening amount of knowledge required to play Open Sicilians. It is often not treated with the respect it deserves. The strategic aims are quite simple to understand: CHECKMATE. The first edition was written when the Grand Prix Attack was just becoming noticed by strong chess players. Now there are over 20,000 examples in the databases. Nevertheless, the opening remains based more on the ideas explained by authors Hodgson and Day than on “theory”.
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      Tune Your Chess Tactics Antenna
      Know When (And Where!) to Look for Winning Combinations
      Catalog Code: B0124NIC

      If only life was as straightforward as a book of chess exercises! If only someone would tap you on the shoulder every time the moment to show your tactical skills has arrived This book will teach you to recognize the signals that tell you that somewhere in the position you are looking at there is a tactical blow just waiting to be found. What you need, and what this book helps you to acquire, is a Chess Tactics Antenna.
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      Tune Your Chess Tactics Antenna

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      Strategy & Tactics in Chess
      Catalog Code: B0207IS

      In this book, the great Dutch World Champion, Dr. Max Euwe, discusses both strategy and tactics in chess, having special emphasis on the latter, to which about two-thirds of the book is dedicated. Tactics have been, comparatively speaking, neglected in chess literature, and it is therefore, interesting to find that five out of eight chapters of this book are devoted to combinations which are analyzed and classified.
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      The Magic Tactics of Mikhail Tal
      Learn from the Legend
      Catalog Code: B0120NIC

      Mikhail Tal was one of the greatest geniuses of chess history. The magician from Riga, as he was known because of his dazzling attacking games, took the chess world by storm and in 1961, at the age of twenty-three, he won the world championship.
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      The Definitive Book - Encyclopedia of Chess Problems - Themes and Terms
      Catalog Code: B0009SHV

      The Definitive Book, Encyclopedia of Chess Problems: Themes and Terms, written by Velimirovic and his colleague, GM solver and 1984 World Solving champion, Kari Valtonen from Finland. Inside, there are 1,726 selected problems and all the answers to any question that one might ask about chess problems. It can be read in different ways, like the classical Larousse encyclopedia or as a great collection of problems. Every theme and term is illustrated with the appropriate problem.
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      The Definitive Book - Encyclopedia of Chess Problems - Themes and Terms

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      1001 Chess Exercises for Beginners
      The Tactics Workbook that Explains the Basic Concepts Too!
      Catalog Code: B0110NIC

      1001 Chess Exercises for Beginners is a great first tactics book. It helps you in identifying weak spots in the position of your opponent, in recognizing patterns of combinations, and in visualizing tricks.
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      Encyclopedia of Chess Combinations
      4TH EDITION
      Catalog Code: B0008SHV

      ECC4 is a completely revised and updated edition of one of the fundamental books about the art of combinational chess. In comparison to the third edition there are 292 more examples but in general about 1/3 of the previous edition is changed, not to mention again the different structure. The content represents the work of our Editorial Board of experienced grandmasters and international masters. It is always possible that some known combinations were missed; however, it should be rare example. Anyway, this is one of the reasons why different editions exist and future ones will follow.
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      Encyclopedia of Chess Combinations

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      Chess Camp - VOLUME 7
      Opening Tactics
      Catalog Code: B0086EU

      Chess Camp is a new training system for beginning chessplayers, and for the parents and coaches who teach them.
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      Chess Camp - VOLUME 6
      Tactics in Attack and Defense
      Catalog Code: B0085EU

      Chess Camp is a new training system for beginning chessplayers, and for the parents and coaches who teach them. Starting with simple problems to illustrate key concepts, and then progressing to more complex positions, the student will learn by doing, methodically integrating new information with previous knowledge while building effective thinking habits at the board.
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      First Chess Tactics
      Catalog Code: B0128IS

      This book is aimed at beginners who know the rules and nothing more. This is how chess players start. They must learn the simple tactics. This is the only workbook at this level. Completing the puzzles in this book will lead to improved results immediately!
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      Chess Tactics from Scratch - 2ND EDITION
      Understanding Chess Tactics
      Catalog Code: B0062QT

      These players clearly needed a good book, but when Weteschnik looked for it he found nothing suitable, so he decided to write it himself. But Weteschnik was not completely satisfied with the book and decided to restructure and rewrite it completely.
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      Advanced Chess Tactics
      Catalog Code: B0061QT

      A mastery of tactics is essential to a competitive chess player and Lev Psakhis is ideally qualified to show the way. In Advanced Chess Tactics Psakhis showcases many beautiful attacking games to make his points. Psakhis has the ability to explain deep analysis while also offering simple yet wise tips gleaned from his lifetime of experience.
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      Advanced Chess Tactics

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      The Art of Sacrifice in Chess
      Catalog Code: B0041DV

      The first systematic attempt to explain and exploit the theory of chess sacrifice, this guide remains an extremely helpful weapon in the arsenal of players at every level.
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      The Art of Sacrifice in Chess

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      Power Chess for Kids
      Learn How to Think Ahead and Become One of the Best Players in Your School
      Catalog Code: B0104NIC

      A power move, explains experienced chess teacher Charles Hertan, is a winning master tactic that requires thinking ahead. To become one of the best chess players in your school you need to be able to think just 1,5 moves ahead, and this book teaches the four basic tricks do so.
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      Invisible Chess Moves
      Discover Your Blind Spots and Stop Overlooking Simple Wins
      Catalog Code: B0105NIC

      Every chess player knows that some moves are harder to see than others. Why is it that, frequently, uncomplicated wins simply do not enter your mind? Even strong grandmasters suffer from blind spots that obscure some of the best ideas during a game. What is more: often both players fail to see the opportunity that is right in front of their eyes.
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      Hunting the Castled King
      Catalog Code: B0092IS

      This book is a collection of attacks in chess against a castled king position. The author, a FIDE rated chess master and a professional chess coach and teacher, writes: "In the course of my many years of teaching at all levels from elementary school to graduate school. I have often found it useful to use source books containing materials around which I could build lessons."
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      1000 Checkmate Combinations
      Catalog Code: B0114BT

      This truly outstanding book, first published in Russian in the 1970s and regarded there as a classic, contains everything you need to know bout how to deliver checkmate. It contains a wealth of elegant and sophisticated chess tactics as well as systematic and effective instruction.
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      1000 Checkmate Combinations

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      Sacking the Citadel
      The History, Theory and Practice of the Classic Bishop Sacrifice
      Catalog Code: B0045RE

      Four hundred years ago, an Italian chess master, Gioachino Greco, discovered an extraordinary bishop sacrifice on h7 that often leads to checkmate or a significant material advantage. More amazing still, he recorded the idea!
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      Sacking the Citadel

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      Improve Your Chess Tactics
      700 Practical Lessons & Exercises
      Catalog Code: B0099NIC

      Instruction + exercises according to the old Soviet Chess School. The best advice for chess players who want to improve quickly is: get better at tactics! Because the vast majority of amateur games is decided through tactics you will immediately start beating more opponents when you improve your tactical skills.
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      Play Like a Girl
      Tactics by 9Queens
      Catalog Code: B0064EU

      Play Like A Girl!, the first book of its kind, is a collection of tactical positions from the world's best women chessplayers. Profiled players range from Hungary's Judit Polgar, the best woman chessplayer in history, to Abby Marshall, the teenager who became the first American girl to win the Denker High School Tournament of Champions.
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      CoffeeHouse Chess Tactics
      An Astonishing Trip into the World of Competitive Chess
      Catalog Code: B0097NIC

      With refreshing simplicity, Coffeehouse Chess Tactics shows how to turn bad, even seemingly hopeless positions to our advantage. How to distinguish the essential from the trivial. How to adapt according to the situation on the board. Each game sparkles with some unusual tactical or defensive motif. Along with the games the author describes in eloquent but brutal language the beautiful, sometimes terrible, world of chess "where sport, art and science merge.
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      Formation Attacks
      Catalog Code: B0046OB

      As a Chess Master who has spent many years playing aggressive and attacking chess, I was quite dismayed during a recent visit to my local bookstore. I was in search of a book that covered an array of attacks against many Pawn formations in an organized fashion. Needless to say, my search came up empty. The books on attacking fell short in many ways. Many of the books were simply a small collection of attack games with no instruction about the art of attacking or about the skills required to become a great attacker.
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      Checkmate! Tactics
      Catalog Code: B0307EM

      Would you now like to know how to regularly beat your opponents and move to the next level? If so, then Checkmate Tactics is the book for you.
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      SHOPWORN - Checkmate! Tactics
      Catalog Code: SWB0307EM

      Would you now like to know how to regularly beat your opponents and move to the next level? If so, then Checkmate Tactics is the book for you.
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      Calculate Like a Grandmaster
      Learn from the World-Class Attacking Players
      Catalog Code: B0112BT

      This is a penetrating study of the attacking methods of the most aggressive chess players of the modern era-from 1960s world champion Mikhail Tal to Magnus Carlsen, teenage leader of today's new wave of deadly attackers. The attacking style is a good choice for any chess competitor, but especially for less advanced players, who will relish the fireworks it produces.
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      Checkmate for Children
      Mastering the Most Important Skill in Chess
      Catalog Code: B0091NIC

      Beginners of all ages will win more games after studying this easy-to-follow book. This isn't another random collection of puzzles, but a systematic course that teaches you how to checkmate your opponent. Experienced chess coach Kevin Stark explains elementary mating patterns in all the important positions and provides many tests to see if you have really mastered the technique.
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