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Coffeehouse Chess Tactics

135 pages, paperback, New in Chess, 1. edition 2010.

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With refreshing simplicity, Coffeehouse Chess Tactics shows how to turn bad, even seemingly hopeless positions to our advantage. How to distinguish the essential from the trivial. How to adapt according to the situation on the board.

Each game sparkles with some unusual tactical or defensive motif. Along with the games the author describes in eloquent but brutal language the beautiful, sometimes terrible, world of chess 'where sport, art and science merge. Where adrenalin gives such a high. Where hours pass, many, many of them so that we do not know what time it is any more!'

Fascinating and compelling, Coffeehouse Chess Tacticstakes the reader on an astonishing trip into the world of competitive chess.

The Grass Arena catapulted John Healy to worldwide literary fame. That classic memoir described how Healy, by discovering chess, escaped a life of alcoholism, violence, vagrancy and crime. But what of his chess? As an outsider he exerted a powerful allure, especially when his bad reputation was accompanied by skill and glory. He won many tournaments.

Language English
Author Healy, John
Publisher New in Chess
Edition 1.
Medium Book
Weight 200 g
Width 14.5 cm
Height 22 cm
Pages 135
ISBN-13 9789056913281
Year of Publication 2010
Binding paperback

007 Blood Sport

027 Check and Checkmate

031 The Openings

037 Tactical Weapons

- Trapped piece

- Removing the guard

- Overworked piece

- Decoy

053 Double Attack

- The mighty queen

- Knight fork

- Power of the pawn

- Discovered attack

- Discovered check

065 Pin

- Absolute pin

- Breaking the pin

- When the pin did not win

071 Pawn Promotion

- The skewer

- Interception

- Controlling the queening square

- Connected passed pawns

077 Attacking the King

- Checkmating the exposed king

- Corridor mate

- Smothered mate

- Queen and pawn mate

- Queen and bishop mate

- Two knights mate

- Demolishing the castled king's fortress

- Defence

- King in the centre

105 Endgame Play

131 Solutions to Exercises

Coffeehouse Chess Tactics