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1001 Chess Exercises for Beginners: The Tactics Workbook that Explains the Basic Concepts, Too

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There are two types of books on tactics, those that introduce the concepts followed by some examples, and workbooks that contain numerous exercises. I knew I'd have some difficulty with the problems seeing as I was at the lower end of the intended rating range. If you are new to the game, check out /r/chessbeginners and before posting here please read our rules: https://www.

Simply presenting the positions and their solutions all at once can work, but takes more self-discipline — and, quite importantly, our brains tend to learn through effort and mental strain, not passive observation. However, checkmate is much easier to achieve when we have an advantage in material, namely more pieces. Notwithstanding that White has a two pawn to zero advantage, Black immediately draws by eliminating the only dangerous pawn: 1 .virtually every game, and the most important of these motifs are based on some kind of double attack . The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. clearance) a tactic that re­ sults in the opening of a fi le, rank or diagonal, with short term tactical consequences for the opponent pin the movement of a piece is impossible or restricted as it is on the same line of attack as the king or a more valuable piece removing the defender ( a .

n\nThis is a very well-constructed and presented piece of work with crystal clear diagrams and layout, which would, I am sure, be of great help to anyone just joining our ranks. The puzzles are generally well-selected, and seem to reinforce common and useful motifs and provide a good amount of variation within them. There are fairly obvious solutions to these issues, and publishers for some reason refuse to implement them. As mentioned before, our enthusiasm for a possible tactical opportunity can blind us to a possible defence by our adversary.Not purely puzzle book, but 1200 or so Tactics positions can be treated like a puzzle book if you ignore the text.

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