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A to Z Chess Tactics

349 pages, paperback, Batsford Chess, 1. edition 2017

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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.

Written in a clear and informative style, it has a large section at the back of the book with Illustrative games from past chess masters and grandmasters which show the relevant chess definition in action. Plus there are exercises that illustrate the tactic defined - these test you on your ability to recognize the tactics learned, as that is how they will appear in a match. The exercises teach you how to seize the opportunities before they disappear as well as avoiding traps your opponent may leave.

Useful for all chess players, this is an essential read for those looking to improve and understand the game better.

More Information
Weight 470 g
Manufacturer Batsford Chess
Width 15,7 cm
Height 23,5 cm
Medium Book
Year of Publication 2017
Author George Huczek
Language English
Edition 1
ISBN-13 9781849944465
Pages 349
Binding paperback

005 Introduction

012 Attraction

019 Back Rank Mate

025 Back Rank Weakness

035 Battery

039 Bind

046 Castling

049 Checking the King

054 Classic Bishop Sacrifice

058 Clearance Sacrifice

064 Counter Pin

065 Cross Check

067 Desperado

069 Discovered Attack

072 Discovered Check

075 Diversion

089 Double Attack

091 Double Check

098 Establishing a Fortress

102 Flank Weakness

105 Forced Move

109 Gaining a Tempo

112 Hunting the King

119 Infiltration

123 Interference

127 Jostling the King

138 Knight Fork

146 Lead in Development

151 Line Clearance

159 Manoeuvring on the Staircase

163 No Retreat

166 Overloading

169 Pawn Fork

172 Pawn Promotion

180 Pawn Roller

183 Perpetual Check

185 Pin

196 Queen Ambush

204 Removing the Defender

210 Simplification

217 Skewer

221 Smothered Mate

229 Swindle

232 Triangulation

235 Underpromotion

239 Vacating a Square

243 Windmill Attack

247 Winning Material

252 X-Ray Attack

254 Yielding to Zugzwang

259 Zwischenzug

261 Tactical Exercises

311 Evaluation Symbols

312 Solutions to Exercises

340 Exercise References by Themes

344 Index