Nunn: Introduction to Chess Tactics

Nunn: Introduction to Chess Tactics

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Autor: Nunn, John
Verlag: gambit
Erscheinungsjahr: 2004
Sprache: German
Buchumschlag: book
Seiten: 160

With "Introduction to Chess Tactics", successful author J. Nunn presents a clearly structured and instructive work on the subject of introduction to tactical motifs and patterns. The book, which has recently been published in German, is aimed at players from beginners who only need to master the rules of chess to club players of lower and middle skill levels.

After a chess player has learned the basic rules of chess, the next step is to study tactics. Knowledge of tactics will enable a beginner to win games by checkmating or capturing the opponent's pieces. As the player progresses, his tactical arsenal will increase and he will begin to play sacrifices and combinations. Improving tactical skills is the most effective way to win more games and gain confidence at the chessboard.

Given the fundamental importance of chess tactics, it is surprising that there are few books that teach this subject in a systematic way. As a result, many players suffer from tactical deficiencies that stay with them throughout their careers. The step-by-step approach in this book ensures that each concept is explained and reviewed before the next one is introduced.

John Nunn is a well-known grandmaster famous for his overwhelming tactical skills. In this book he helps the reader understand key tactical ideas such as forks, pins and discovered checks, and he explains general ideas such as elimination and double threats. No knowledge is assumed other than the basic rules of the game. Throughout the book there are carefully graded exercises to test the reader's understanding.

John Nunn is a grandmaster from England. He has won four individual gold medals and three team silver medals at Chess Olympiads. He finished sixth in the 1988/89 World Cup, ahead of several former world champions. It could be argued that he is the most widely recognized chess author in the world. Two of his books have received the coveted "Book of the Year" award from the British Chess Federation.

160 pages, paperback, 2004