Chess Tactics Books
“Tactics,” said a famous chessmaster, “is 99% of chess.” It follows that the most effective way to increase your playing strength is to master the tactical aspect of chess. There is no surer or easier or more enjoyable way to acquire this vital chess skill than by studying Rudolf Spielmann's authoritative work on “the art of sacrifice in chess.”
The Art of Sacrifice in Chess
300 Chess Puzzles, Forks, Pins, Skewers, and More
The Intermediate Chess Tactics workbook is split into six chapters of 50 puzzles each. Each chapter covers a specific tactic and the final chapter is a final exam where you're not told which tactic applies, only that the correct answer will involve one of the tactics learned in a previous chapter.
The Patterns of Winning Mating Attacks and How to Achieve Them
The Patterns of Winning Mating Attacks and How to Achieve Them. This is a complete book on different checkmate strategies.
The Winning Tactics of Chess Legend Judit Polgar
Award-winning author Charles Hertan has revisited the gold mine of Judit Polgar’s games and selected her best and most instructive tactics. They are arranged by theme and presented with helpful explanations and lots of practical advice. You will be inspired by her clever traps, stunning sacrifices and cunning endgame tricks. You will learn from her tactical vision, calculating skills and counter-intuitive ideas. Strike Like Judit is a riveting guide that will help you win more games as you will find killer moves more easily and more quickly.
Strike Like Judit!
In this, the third volume of the Chess Calculation Training series, the author turns his attention to 'legendary games', so you can improve both your tactical skills and your chess culture. In this book, Romain presents not only many games played by legendary players such as Alekhine, Karpov, Kasparov and Fischer, but also many forgotten or unknown examples that will help you improve your calculation and knowledge of all areas of the game
Chess Calculation Training - Vol. 3
99 Chess Puzzles - With Colorable Images
Beginner Chess Tactics for Kids is a workbook containing 99, one-move tactics puzzles covering hanging pieces, forks and pins for kids with a playing level of 1000 or less. Each chapter contains 33 different puzzles with the answers found on the following page in picture form. Also, to be more realistic, the puzzles are approximately a 50/50 mix of "white to play" and "black to play".
Beginner Chess Tactics for Kids
Intuition, Imagination & Precision
Complicated tactics – the kind that separate tournament winners from the pack – require intuition, imagination and precision. The focus in this book is on attacking techniques and transformations. The contents include: Attacking with the Queen and Knight; The Knight on the Attack; Attacking with Bishops of Opposite Colors; Pins; Learn from the World Champions; and Exchanges & Transformations. The reader will find the analysis comprehensive and challenging.
The Magic of Chess Tactics - Vol. 2
A Comprehensive Guide to Tactical ideas - Learn How to Win Material and Storm the Enemy Position!
This book provides a systematic course in chess tactics and hundreds of exercises to sharpen and measure your skills. With Antonio Gude’s assistance, you will understand how the pieces work, so you can carry out your strategic plans and launch devastating attacks. And even in those games where things go wrong, you will always be ready to pounce when given the chance.
Fundamental Chess Tactics
Every Chess Move Explained
An indispensable reference book of chess moves, perfect for any chess player, beginner or club player. This A to Z of chess tactics provides an explanation of all the key terms and jargon used in chess so you can understand them and put them into practice in your own game. From Castling to Zugzwang, from Underpromotion to Zwischenzug.
A to Z Chess Tactics
Brought together in one volume are two of Jacob Aagaard's great books- Excelling at Technical Chess and Excelling at Positional Chess.
Excelling at Chess - Vol. I - Technical & Positional
Brought together in one volume are two of Jacob Aagaard's great books- Excelling at Combinational Play and Excelling at Chess Calculation.
Excelling at Chess - Vol. II - Combinational & Calculation
Brought together in one volume, two Everyman Chess classics: Can you be a Positional Chess Genius? and Can you be a Tactical Chess Genius? 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 chess puzzles to test players of all levels. Test your positional chess expertise with a quiz book with a difference! International Master and experienced chess teacher Angus Dunnington has carefully assembled an abundance of positional chess puzzles to test players of all levels.
Can you be a Positional and Tactical Chess Genius?
In the late 1990s, five books, each dedicated to a unique tactical theme, and each with approximately 100 pages, were published by the late Russian correspondence master Victor Charushin. All seven titles were then combined into one comprehensive volume - The Tactician's Handbook. To create this book, German grandmaster Karsten Müller has carefully reviewed and then selected the material he thought most enlightening. Then instructive exercises were added. All the analysis has been checked by the silicon monster, while Charushin’s notes and comments were revised where necessary.
The Tactician's Handbook
Improve Your Skills to Overpower Your Opponent
After the immense success of his award-winning classic Chess Strategy for Club Players, Herman Grooten has now written an equally accessible follow-up primer on attacking chess. He teaches you how to spot opportunities, exploit weaknesses, bringing your forces to the frontline and striking at the right moment.
Attacking Chess for Club Players
Carlsen Vs. Anand 25. Nh3!!
Arkadij Naiditsch and Csaba Balogh analyse 50 positional masterpieces from the years of 2012-2015. The readers will see many deep ideas, subtle maneouvres, unexpected regrouping of the pieces and of course a positionally justified masterpiece often finishes with a nice combination. The authors aim to explain mainly by words to make it understandable for the players on any level.
Positional Masterpieces of 2012-2015
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Aronian vs. Anand - 16... Nde5!!
Arkadij Naiditsch and Csaba Balogh analyse the 50 best attacking games from the years of 2012-2015. The readers will not only see the brilliant sacrifices and mating combinations at the end of the games, but also how it was all built up from the beginning. The authors aim to explain mainly by words to make it understandable for the players on any level.
Best Attacking Games of 2012-2015
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Carlsen vs. Li Chao 24. d5!!
Arkadij Naiditsch and Csaba Balogh analyse the 50 best fighting games from the years of 2012-2015. The authors aim to explain mainly by words to make it understandable for the players on any level. GM Adrian Mikhalchishin: "Nowadays, many players rely on "computer" evaluations much more than their own "human" understanding. Is this fatal to the rise of a chess player?!
Best Fighting Games of 2012-2015
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Chess Grandmaster Raymond Keene chronicles the history of the development of the chess combination as an art form. In 86 complete games in descriptive starting from the 15th century, Keene provides examples of combinations played by Greco, Philidor, Mac Donnell, Von der Lasa, Staunton, Anderssen, Morphy, Zukertort, Steinitz, Lasker, Cabablanca, Alekhine, Euwe, Botvinnik, Keres, Smyslov, Tal, Petrosian, Spassky, Fischer, Karpov and Korchnoi.
The Chess Combination from Philidor to Karpov
A Chessworks Publication
This book provides one thousand combinations from chess tournament play. It is not the typical book with positions and their solutions. Rather, it tests the actual players against the computer. Sometimes the computer finds the correct solution but not always. The reader needs to study the positions and determine for himself whether the move selected by the computer is correct or not.
Big Book of Chess Combinations
In this book, the second of the series, the author continues shares the experiences, setbacks and successes of his career as a professional player. Drawing on his own games, which encompass all stages of his career including that of strong grandmaster, he reveals his thought process at the critical moments and shows the reader how to avoid the most common mistakes.
The Chess Manual of Avoidable Mistakes - PART 2
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21st Century Edition
Müller has virtually doubled the size of the original work by adding eleven new chapters, including: Destroying the King’s Shelter; Sacrifices on f6; Sacrifices on e6; The Magic of Mikhail Tal; Shirov’s Sacrifices; and The Fine Art of Defense. In addition, there are exercises at the end of each new chapter to help you hone your skill of sacrificing.
The Art of Sacrifice in Chess
Tactics are the tricks and techniques you use to surprise and ambush your opponent. The more you know about tactics, the better you’ll play the game and the more games you will win. In My First Book of Chess Tactics you will: Learn the ideas behind tactical patterns and how to name them See how to focus on a position to find tactical patterns Practice tactics by solving realistic puzzles Recognize not only what you can do to your opponent, but what your opponent can do to you.
My First Book of Chess Tactics
1001 Real Chess Tactics From Real Chess Games
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? YES! Tactics Time 2 presents 1001 fresh and instructive positions.
Tactics Time 2
ECC5 is a completely revised and updated edition of one of the fundamental books about the art of combinational chess. The content represents the work of our Editorial Board of experienced grandmasters and international masters.
Encyclopedia of Chess Combinations
How to Calculate and Win
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.
The Inner Game of Chess
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.
Grandmaster Preparation - Attack & Defence
In this book, the author shares the experiences, setbacks and successes of his career as a professional player. Drawing on his own games, which encompass all stages of his career including that of strong grandmaster, he reveals his thought process at the critical moments and shows the reader how to avoid the most common mistakes.
The Chess Manual of Avoidable Mistakes - PART 1
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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.
1001 Chess Tactics From The Games of Everyday Chess Players
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? YES! If you want to improve at chess but have limited time and energy available, this is your book! Now you can study positions that are happening in games you yourself might have played!
More Ways to Think Ahead and Become One of the Best Players in Your School
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.
CLEARANCE - Power Chess for Kids - Volume 2
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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.
Chess Queens Combinations
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”.
Sicilian Defense:Grand Prix Attack
Know When (And Where!) to Look for Winning Combinations
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.
Tune Your Chess Tactics Antenna
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.
Strategy & Tactics in Chess
The Tactics Workbook that Explains the Basic Concepts Too!
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.
1001 Chess Exercises for Beginners
Chess Camp is a new training system for beginning chessplayers, and for the parents and coaches who teach them.
Chess Camp - VOLUME 7