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    Chess Tactics Books

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    1. The Chess Sacrifice

      The Chess Sacrifice

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      Vladimir Vukovic (26 August 1898, Zagreb – 18 November 1975, Zagreb) was a Croatian chess writer, theoretician, player, arbiter, and journalist. He was awarded the International Master (IM) title in 1951 and International Arbiter (IA) in 1952.

      He played for Yugoslavia on second board in the 1st Chess Olympiad at London 1927, posting a record of +7?6=2.

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    2. My Daily Exercises

      My Daily Exercises

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      "My Daily Exercises" is a superb collection of 365 exercises designed to help players of all levels recognize patterns, visualize tactics, and identify weak points in their opponent's position. Learn More
    3. EBOOK - Greatest Ever Chess Tricks and Traps

      EBOOK - Greatest Ever Chess Tricks and Traps

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      There is no easier way to win a game of chess than by luring your opponent into a devious trap. Similarly, there's nothing worse than being the one on the receiving end. Tricks, traps and swindles lie in wait everywhere, especially so in the opening phase of the game, and many battles can be won or saved simply through learning and mastering the most important ones. In this instructive and fun book, Gary Lane looks back through chess history and at modern times to create a list of his own favourite tricks and traps.

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    4. EBOOK - Art of Attack in Chess

      EBOOK - Art of Attack in Chess

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      One of the finest chess books ever written, now revised in algebraic edition. The author expounds both the basic principles and the most complex forms of attack on the king. It has been updated by legendary author GM John Nunn. Still one of the great classics ever written on tactics.

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    5. EBOOK - Excelling at Chess Calculation

      EBOOK - Excelling at Chess Calculation

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      There are many differing opinions amongst the top players in the world of chess, but there is one thing upon which World Champions, Grandmasters and other experts all agree: the art of chess calculation is the absolute key to the success of a player. Master this discipline and you can surely expect your results to improve dramatically. Jacob Aagaard tackles the 'art of chess calculation', unravelling its many secrets and arming the reader with the necessary tools to be able to calculate effectively at the chessboard. Learn More
    6. EBOOK - Excelling at Combinational Play

      EBOOK - Excelling at Combinational Play

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      Excelling at Combinational Play: Learn to Identify and Exploit Tactical Chances by Jacob Aagaard, 239pp. (Everyman 2004) Being able to solve puzzles and combinations is one of the principal components of a successful chess player. But how can one improve on such an important skill? How can one acquire combinational vision? The answer lies within the pages of this book! Experienced chess writer Jacob Aagaard explains how tactical intuition and ability develops and uses pattern recognition to improve the reader's tactical ammunition. Is also no secret that the continued practice of puzzles and combinations helps to sharpen the chess brain, and here there is a wealth of exercises and problems to solve accompanied by the full solutions and explanations. Learn More
    7. EBOOK - Starting Out - Chess Tactics and Checkmates

      EBOOK - Starting Out - Chess Tactics and Checkmates

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      Once a chess player has figured out how all the chess pieces move, what is the next step on the chess ladder? This helpful and entertaining book provides players with the complete answer. In this easy-to-follow guide, renowned chess teacher Chris Ward explains all the crucial checkmating patterns, plus how to catch out opponents with an assortment of tricks and traps, commonly known as chess tactics.

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    8. EBOOK - Winning Chess Combinations

      EBOOK - Winning Chess Combinations

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      Combinations are the central element in chess; they make the game so magical and captivating. The beautiful point of sacrificing a queen, the strongest piece, in order to checkmate with a lowly pawn brings a smile of joy to all chess lovers. Virtually all chess games possess a combination, either one hidden in the shadows of analysis carefully avoided or one that provides a decisive blow.

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    9. EBOOK - Winning Chess Tactics

      EBOOK - Winning Chess Tactics

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      This is the second in Seirawan's four volumes, taking the reader from the very basics of chess through appreciation of advanced play. He does a remarkable job of discussing tactics that usually appear only in books for advanced players and communicating them to anyone with a grasp of playing fundamentals. The first part of the book deals with basic tactics and how they can be used individually and in combination. In the second part, Seirawan introduces some of the great chess tacticians and their games, further illustrating tactics as they work out in real-life play. Learn More
    10. First Chess Tactics

      First Chess Tactics

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      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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    11. Chess Camp - VOLUME 7

      Chess Camp - VOLUME 7

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      Chess Camp is a new training system for beginning chessplayers, and for the parents and coaches who teach them.

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    12. 1001 Chess Exercises for Beginners

      1001 Chess Exercises for Beginners

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      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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    13. Play Chess Combinations and Sacrifices

      Play Chess Combinations and Sacrifices

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      David Levy, International and World expert on computer chess, has analyzed the brilliancies of the masters and, in this book, explains how you can learn to recognize the symptoms and produce your own stunning finishing stroke. Make a small sacrifice and buy this elegant combination of explanation and instruction!

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    14. Hunting the Castled King

      Hunting the Castled King

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      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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    15. Power Chess for Kids

      Power Chess for Kids

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      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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    16. Chess Combinations of the World Champions

      Chess Combinations of the World Champions

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      You are going to enjoy this book as the author gives entertaining quotes, little known facts, or tips before each chapter. Then you are challenged by the great combinations(that everyone of you should learn from). Only now collected in one book. Steinitz through Kasparov are your teachers. The author writes: "It is no coincidence that the world chess champions were all extremely gifted in their ability to accurately execute a combination. One of the best ways that a player can efficiently improve is to practice finding combinations. This book contains 363 combinations played by the world champions and will provide the reader with many hours of study. The positions range in difficulty and will be challenges to chess players of all playing strengths." Learn More
    17. The Art of Sacrifice in Chess

      The Art of Sacrifice in Chess

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      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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    18. Advanced Chess Tactics

      Advanced Chess Tactics

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      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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    19. Chess Tactics from Scratch - 2ND EDITION

      Chess Tactics from Scratch - 2ND EDITION

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      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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    20. Chess Camp - VOLUME 6

      Chess Camp - VOLUME 6

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      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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    21. The Magic Tactics of Mikhail Tal

      The Magic Tactics of Mikhail Tal

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      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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    22. Strategy & Tactics in Chess

      Strategy & Tactics in Chess

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      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. Learn More
    23. Tune Your Chess Tactics Antenna

      Tune Your Chess Tactics Antenna

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      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. Learn More
    24. Positional Attacks

      Positional Attacks

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      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. Learn More
    25. SHOPWORN - Winning Chess Tactics

      SHOPWORN - Winning Chess Tactics

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      This is the second in Seirawan's four volumes, taking the reader from the very basics of chess through appreciation of advanced play. He does a remarkable job of discussing tactics that usually appear only in books for advanced players and communicating them to anyone with a grasp of playing fundamentals. The first part of the book deals with basic tactics and how they can be used individually and in combination. In the second part, Seirawan introduces some of the great chess tacticians and their games, further illustrating tactics as they work out in real-life play. Learn More
    26. SHOPWORN - Can you be a Tactical Genius?

      SHOPWORN - Can you be a Tactical Genius?

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      Test your tactical chess skills with a quiz book with a difference! Grandmaster James Plaskett, a player of distinguished tactical ability, has carefully assembled an abundance of tactical chess puzzles to test players of all levels. At the beginning of each chapter the puzzles are relatively easy, worth five points for a correct solution. However as you move on they become more and more difficult, soon becoming worth ten points and eventually 15. Learn More
    27. SHOPWORN Excelling at Chess Calculation

      SHOPWORN Excelling at Chess Calculation

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      There are many differing opinions amongst the top players in the world of chess, but there is one thing upon which World Champions, Grandmasters and other experts all agree: the art of chess calculation is the absolute key to the success of a player. Master this discipline and you can surely expect your results to improve dramatically. Jacob Aagaard tackles the 'art of chess calculation', unravelling its many secrets and arming the reader with the necessary tools to be able to calculate effectively at the chessboard. Learn More
    28. Mating the Castled King

      Mating the Castled King

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      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. Learn More
    29. Hacking Up The King

      Hacking Up The King

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      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. Learn More
    30. SHOPWORN - Pawn Sacrifice

      SHOPWORN - Pawn Sacrifice

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      It was the chess legend Philidor who wrote: "The pawns are the soul of chess", and yet it is these modest infantrymen who are always the first to die for the cause. Pawn sacrifices are incredibly common in chess games, and yet for some unknown reason they have been rather neglected in chess literature... until now.

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    31. Sharpen Your Tactics

      Sharpen Your Tactics

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      SHARPEN YOUR TACTICS is a chess tactics training book and is for every class of chess player. The examples are rated by difficulty and the problems gradually become more difficult as you move through the book, leading you into the world of high-level chess tactics. Learn More
    32. Tactics Time

      Tactics Time

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      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? Learn More
    33. The Definitive Book - Encyclopedia of Chess Problems - Themes and Terms

      The Definitive Book - Encyclopedia of Chess Problems - Themes and Terms

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      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. Learn More
    34. The Inner Game of Chess

      The Inner Game of Chess

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      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. Learn More
    35. Siciliian Defense:Grand Prix Attack

      Siciliian Defense:Grand Prix Attack

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      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”. Learn More
    36. Encyclopedia of Chess Combinations

      Encyclopedia of Chess Combinations

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      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. Learn More

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