Winning Chess Tactics Paperback – 1 Oct 1999
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"An excellent book to improve your tactical play."--"Chesscorner.com"
"This book is the most thorough treatment of tactics that I have ever seen."
--Evan Kreider, "ChessPraxis"
--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
About the Author
Yasser Seirawan is one of the top-ranked chess players in the USA and was the first American candidate for the World Championship title since Bobby Fischer. He is a four-time US Champion, the 1989 Western Hemisphere Champion and an ten-time member of the US Chess Olympiad team. Hi achievements distinguish him as one of only a handful of players to defeat world champions Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov in tournament play. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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Top Customer Reviews
In enjoy chess, but I've found precious little that can help a ppor player like me improve. This book is great. It introduces many tactial pitfalls and helps you see the patterns that lead up to the problem. I've definitely been able to plan ahead more and see where I'm exposing myself to exploitation.
The book explains everything in simple language. There are example games, but they aren't the "He's avoiding the problem in <TEN MOVES>" style you see in chess columns and online. And most comforting of all, he makes you feel like you're really playing better chess as you learn stuff. Which is great.
So buy the five books in this series if you want to move from 'quick game with the kids' level to 'ah, now is see why my computer thrashes me every time' level (although it hasn't helped me actually beat my computer!).
Seirawan's tactics book is aimed at absolute beginners to intermediates. If you are in this group and haven't read this book buy it now!
If you want to improve at chess then you need to improve your tactics. Winning chess Tactics takes you through the various tactics concepts. The core idea of each group are clearly explained, displayed and shown in action.
Seirwan assumes no prior knowledge and manages to explain the ideas very clearly. He includes many examples from his own games with his thoughts. The book also includes a section at the back with some of history's greatest tacticians, and a good collection of puzzles.
This book will help you understand basic tactics and help you combine the simple ideas into your own games for attack and defence.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Lots of good winning hints and what to look for during games. Has helped me become a better player. Thank you.Published 7 months ago by S. Kirk
A good book to have around if you want to raise your game whatever level you are at.Published 12 months ago by ninjapaddidavinci
Filling the gap to understand improvement to do things right?Published 13 months ago by V H Tavaris
Well laid out and easy to follow. Starts with the basic tactics and builds from there. The tests are a good idea and get you thinking about how you would use the tactics learned in... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Lewis433
a very good book easy to follow ,great advice well worth the price . the book itself is a great piece of package will fit in any bookcase.Published on 4 Jun. 2014 by arron100
This book is very well written and an excellent support to my revision of the game after sixty-five years. Read morePublished on 14 Nov. 2013 by Roger Taunton
Feels an easy read, but the tests go to very tricky levels of difficulty. Fantastic book that no student should be without.Published on 23 Sept. 2013 by Jungle George