1001 Chess Exercises for Club Players
192 pages, paperback, New in Chess, 1. edition 2019
A complete course for club and tournament players
Chess is 99% tactics. This celebrated observation is not only true for beginners, but also for club players (Elo 1500 – 2000). If you want to win more games, nothing works better than training your combination skills.
There are two types of books on tactics: those that introduce the concepts followed by some examples, and workbooks that contain lots of exercises. FIDE Master Frank Erwich has done both: he explains all the key tactical ideas AND provides an enormous amount of exercises for each different theme.
Erwich has created a complete tactics book for ambitious club and tournament players. He takes you to the next level of identifying weak spots in the position of your opponent, recognizing patterns of combinations, visualizing tricks and calculating effectively. Erwich has also included a new and important element: tests that will improve your defensive skills.
1001 Chess Exercises for Club Players is not a freewheeling collection of puzzles. It serves as a course text book, because only the most didactically productive exercises are featured. Every chapter starts with easy examples, but don’t worry: the level of difficulty will steadily increase.
Frank Erwich is a FIDE Master and an experienced chess trainer from the Netherlands.
006 Explanation of symbols
009 Chapter 1 Elimination of the Defence
023 Chapter 2 Double Attack
033 Chapter 3 Discovered Attack
041 Chapter 4 Skewer
045 Chapter 5 Pin
055 Chapter 6 Trapping a piece
063 Chapter 7 Promotion
075 Chapter 8 Draw
085 Chapter 9 Mate
103 Chapter 10 Defending
115 Chapter 11 Mix
129 Chapter 12 Solutions