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Chess Tactics from Scratch

341 pages, hardback, Quality, 2. edition 2012.

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'Chess is 99% tactics' is an old saying. Some might disagree, but anyone who has seen his strategic masterpiece destroyed by tactical flaws will agree that even the remaining 1% depends on tactics.

In Chess Tactics from Scratch experienced trainer Martin Weteschnik provides expert guidance on how to improve your chess tactics. Weteschnik assumes no prior knowledge from the reader and systematically analyses the elements of tactics and logical thinking techniques. By the end of the book the reader will have the tools to be a deadly tactician.

The first edition of this book, Understanding Chess Tactics , is hailed as a "modern classic". This expanded and updated edition benefits from major improvements:

  • 300 brand new test positions of varying difficulty
  • All text and analysis has been revised and improved
  • Two completely new chapters on Overloading and Candidate Moves.

Language English
Author Weteschnik, Martin
Publisher Quality
Edition 2.
Medium Book
Weight 700 g
Width 17 cm
Height 24 cm
Pages 341
ISBN-13 978-1-907982-03-3
Year of Publication 2012
Binding hardback

004 Key to symbols used

005 Foreword by Tibor Karolyi

005 Foreword by the Publisher

007 What is this book about?

013 Introduction

017 1. Becoming Familiar with the Pieces!

023 2. The Pin

051 3. The Discovered Attack

075 4. The Reloader

083 5. The Double Attack

101 6. Overloading

107 7. Mate

143 8. Gain of Tempo/Intermediate Move

161 9. The X-ray Attack

165 10. Opening and Closing Lines of Communication

177 11. Status Examination

217 12. Candidate Moves

233 300 Test Positions

335 Name Index

Chess Tactics from Scratch