Fundamental Chess Tactics
336 pages, paperback, Gambit, 1. edition 2017
Once a player has learned how the pieces move, the next task is to put them to work - that is, to study tactics . For all players, from beginners to champions, tactical skill is the main component of chess ability. And this skill must be constantly practised and improved.
This book provides a systematic course in chess tactics and hundreds of exercises to sharpen and measure your skills. With Antonio Gude’s assistance, you will understand how the pieces work, so you can carry out your strategic plans and launch devastating attacks. And even in those games where things go wrong, you will always be ready to pounce when given the chance. The book is packed with entertaining and inspiring examples, brought to life with information and stories about some of the more notable figures in chess history.
This is a companion volume to Gude’s much-acclaimed Fundamental Checkmates .
Antonio Gude is a well-known chess writer and teacher from Spain who has represented his country in international correspondence chess events. His previous book for Gambit, Fundamental Checkmates , was shortlisted for the English Chess Federation Book of the Year Award.
011 1) Glossary of Attacking and Strategic Terms
023 2) Double Attack
065 3) The Role of the Pawns
106 4) Attacking the Castled Position
186 5) Drawing Combinations
213 6) Combined Tactical Themes
268 7) Opening Disasters
304 8) Tactical Examination
331 Index of Names
335 Index of Openings