|Experts agree that regularly solving tactical exercises is a vital component of chess training. However, it's also widely acknowledged that there is one drawback of traditional chess puzzles - students know for sure that there is a genuine tactic in the position waiting to be found, whereas during a real game there is no such guarantee!
In this workbook, Volker SchlepŁtz and Grandmaster John Emms offer a unique framework to practise chess tactics independent of themes, difficulty and - most crucially - even the definite existence of an actual tactic in a given position. Analysing carefully selected games, from beginner through to club and tournament level, the reader assumes the role of a tactics detective, searching for mistakes and missed opportunities by both sides without the help of a chess engine. This training method resembles actual over-the-board play far more realistically than solving traditional puzzles, because on each move you won't know whether or not a tactical possibility really exists - you have to work it out, just as you would in a real game! The thinking processes practised during training can then easily be applied during your games.
- Unique exercises to improve your chess tactics
- Idea lfor beginner, intermediate and club players
- Also includes a basic guide to tactical themes
003 About the Authors
008 Instructions for the Exercises
012 1. Games of players rated 1100-1300 Elo
023 2. Solutions: Games 1-40
116 3. Games of players rated 1301-1500 Elo
127 4. Solutions: Games 41-80
224 5. Games of players rated 1501-1700 Elo
235 6. Solutions: Games 81-120
319 Glossary of Tactical Themes