Advanced Chess Tactics - 2nd edition
416 pages, hardback, Quality, 2. edition 2019, first edition 2011
A mastery of tactics is essential to a competitive chess player, and the original Advanced Chess Tactics became an instant classic in this field. “This book is absolutely superb. For serious players... this volume will provide a wonderful breadth of study material and act as a workbook to advance your skills and understanding of this important topic...” was Carsten Hansen’s comment when awarding the book 6/6 stars.
This new edition benefits from various analytical tweaks, plus an entirely new chapter dedicated to attacking in the French Defence, an opening which the author knows better than almost anyone, having played it for most of his career. Readers are sure to find this an invaluable addition to the original chapters, which remain usefully categorized by opening or common pawn structure.
Lev Psakhis is a legendary Grandmaster who twice won the immensely strong Soviet Championship before moving to Israel, where he has also been national champion twice. A renowned coach, he has worked with many famous players including Garry Kasparov and the Polgar sisters.
004 Publisher’s Foreword to the Second Edition
004 Key to symbols used
007 1. Attacking in the Benoni
047 2. Attacking with Hanging Pawns
069 3. IQP Positions: Attacking the King with Pieces
105 4. IQP Positions: Attacking with the h-pawn
131 5. IQP Positions: Versus the c-pawn
153 6. Attack in the Sicilian Labyrinths
215 7. Attack in the Catacombs of the Caro-Kann
279 8. Attacking in Rare and Non-Standard Openings
321 9. Attacking in the French Defence
369 10. 56 Exercises
410 Game Index
412 Player Index