Winning Chess Tactics, revised edition
ISBN: 1857443861
EAN13: 9781857443868
Language: English
Pages: 240
Edition: Revised
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 9.00" L x 7.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Everyman Chess

Winning Chess Tactics, revised edition

Book Overview
Readers will learn sure-fire tactics and combinations from one of the world's top chess players. Attack? Defend? Swap pieces? Tactics are the watchdogs of strategy that take advantage of short-term opportunities to trap or ambush opponents and quite possibly change the course of a game in a single move. Why should players only hope that opponents will blunder when International Grandmaster Yasser Seirawan can show them how to put the tactics of the world's chess legends to work. Choose from the double attack, the pin, the skewer, deflection, the d cor, x-rays, windmills, and many more time-tested tactics. Using classic board situations arranged in chapters by tactical themes, Seirawan teaches readers how to: >Plan the entire game from the very first move >Think ahead, step-by-step, anticipating every obstacle opponents can throw their way >Position themselves for the smashing combination and endgame they have always dreamed of Board positions from actual games played by history's great chess tacticians are provided throughout. Review tests for each topic let them track their improvement. In no time they will be playing better, with more confidence than they ever thought possible.
Editor Reviews
From the Back Cover Learn sure-fire tactics and combinations from one of the world's top chess players Attack? Defend? Swap pieces? Tactics are the watchdogs of strategy that take advantage of short-term opportunities to trap or ambush your opponent and quite possibly change the course of a game in a single move. Why play in a fog, only hoping that your opponent will blunder when International Grandmaster Yasser Seirawan can show you how to put the tactics of the world's chess legends to work for you. Choose from the double attack, the pin, the skewer, deflection, the décor, x-rays, windmills and many more time-tested tactics. Using classic board situations arranged in chapters by tactical themes, Seirawan teaches you how to: Plan your entire game from the very first move Think ahead, step-by-step, anticipating every obstacle your opponent can throw your way Position yourself for the smashing combination and endgame you've always dreamed of Board positions from actual games played by history's great chess tacticians are provided throughout. Review tests for each topic let you track your improvement. In no time you'll be playing better, with more confidence than you ever thought possible.