Weteschnik: Chess Tactics from Scratch (hardcover)

Weteschnik: Chess Tactics from Scratch (hardcover)

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Autor: Weteschnik, Martin
Verlag: Quality Chess
Erscheinungsjahr: 2012
Sprache: English
Buchumschlag: hardcover
Seiten: 341

'An improved and expanded second edition of a modern classic.

“Chess is 99 percent tactics” is an old saying. This may be an exaggeration, but even the remaining 1 percent still depends on tactics. When Martin Weteschnik started working as a trainer in his local chess club, he quickly realized that even the stronger club players had great weaknesses in their tactical play. He also discovered that simply asking them to solve a huge number of puzzles did not fix the problem. These players clearly needed a good book, but when Weteschnik looked for it he found nothing suitable, so he decided to write it himself.

But Weteschnik was not completely satisfied with the book and decided to restructure and rewrite it completely. The first edition of this book, Understanding Chess Tactics, was hailed as a modern classic. This expanded and improved second edition offers more puzzles to test the tactical chess skill that Weteschnik helps the reader develop.


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Foreword by Tibor Karolyi

Foreword by the Publisher

What is this book about?


1. Becoming Familiar with the Pieces!
2. The Pin
3. The Discovered Attack
4. The Reloader
5. The Double Attack
6. Overloading
7. Mate
8. Gain of Tempo/Intermediate Move
9. The X-ray Attack
10. Opening and closing lines of communication
11. Status Examination
12. Candidate Moves

300 test positions


Figurine Notation, 341 pages, 2012, hardcover, English.