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399 Super Easy Chess Tactics

399 Super Easy Chess Tactics [Kindle Edition]

Anthea Carson , Tim Brennan
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Product Description

This chess book has SIMPLE one-move-capture chess puzzles for kids and beginners.

This book is for players just learning chess, rated under 1000, that are still missing simple one move chess tactics involving hanging pieces.

This book contains chess puzzles that are truly for beginners (not books that are labeled for beginners, but have advanced materials like 2-3 move combinations).

Solving problems like this is the best way to avoid such errors in real chess games, and most chess books jump right into more advanced chess tactics before the basics are truly mastered

Each chess problem is presented on one page, and the answer is conveniently given on the next page.

All positions are from real chess games played by real players. The chess positions are shown from point of view from the person to move. This chess book is designed specially for kindle, really for beginners, dozens and dozens of simple problems for an inexpensive price.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 12906 KB
  • Print Length: 811 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #157,696 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Chess puzzles 27 Jan 2014
By Jane
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Interesting puzzles - even my son who counts books as a low priority is enjoying working his way through this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good 29 April 2013
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It is very simple and not really very challenging if you regularly play chess however it is useful to work through these puzzles because they retrain your eye and get you focused back onto the basics of the game - there are a couple of typos which can also provide a challenge :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very Good Resource for Chess Playing Children! 17 Feb 2013
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I really enjoyed the simplicity of the puzzles in Tactics Time: Simple Chess Puzzles for Kids. I went over various positions with my six-year-old daughter as well as young students in my classes. They all enjoyed the puzzles.

The positions are very realistic for young children. I see these kinds of tactics missed over and over, so drilling these positions with students will really help their game.

From one chess coach to another, thank you for putting together this wonderful book! I highly recommend this book for anyone new to chess!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for beginners and others 7 May 2013
By Michael A. Steen - Published on
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Brennan and Carson have done it again! Though this book is far far simpler than their "Tactics Time" (it is, after all, for beginners), it is nevertheless just as well thought out as the other book. The diagrams are crisp and display beautifully on both the K2 and the Kindle Fire, and when it it Black's turn to move, you see the board from Black's side. Would that ALL puzzle books would follow this format.

If you're a beginner, you should stop reading this review right now and download the book. If you're an intermediate player or above, you still may want to get it to sharpen your eye. It's fun to see how quickly you can spot the capture or mate, and it can't hurt your blitz game.

At $1.99, this is once again a super bargain. Please, authors, keep 'em coming!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic resource 1 April 2013
By Anthony Metivier - Published on
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As someone very interested in learning chess for research purposes - and pleasure - I am finding this book to be a tremendously valuable resource.

In addition to including very well-done graphic elements that show games in play followed by the solutions, the book also includes links to where you can view the entire game from which the example is drawn.

Overall, as a veritable chess "dummy," this book is teaching me to examine how that I see the playing field. It is not just about watching the game unfold. It's about watching how one reacts - or fails to react. And for that, this book is fantastic. I recommend it to anyone who wants to improve their game in a simple, well-formatted edition that will train your mind and improve your thinking.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good production, great value 28 Nov 2012
By filiusdextris - Published on
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This is a quick first-impression review. USCF rated expert here, owner of many paper books and now one kindle book.

I bought this for my kids after looking at the previews of this and the Tactics Time book for mid-level players. I figured if the authors can do 1000 diagrams with explanations of original chess problems (the other book), they have their heart in the right place. Though the authors don't mention it in their description, this book has 300+ problems. The online preview here was good, but it really only sunk in once I opened it on my kindle. The diagrams were crisp and flawlessly formatted to my screen. One diagram, one direction ("white to move") and nothing else on the page - perfect simplicity. Touch the screen, and there is the answer, sometimes with a brief explanation. No spending lots of time going to the back of the book or the end of the chapter as I had to do when growing up, just one simple touch. Then another touch and on to the next position. Great value for $2.
5.0 out of 5 stars another wonderful tactics book by two talented authors! 23 Mar 2014
By Dan - Published on
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I have enjoyed and benefitted greatly from all of their tactics books and columns. If you read them you will too!
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