The Magic of Chess Tactics 2: Intuition, Imagination & Precision by Claus Dieter Meyer, Klaus Müller (K-5411)

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Tactical Fireworks!

When released in 2002, the first volume of The Magic of Chess Tactics by FIDE Master Claus Dieter Meyer and German Grandmaster Karsten Müller was extremely popular. It was one of the first books to deal with tactics on high level. Like the first book, intended for advanced (Elo 1800+) players, this second volume puts special tactical motifs and themes under the analytical microscope.

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Language versionsEnglish
Author / AuthorsClaus Dieter Meyer, Klaus Müller
PublisherRussel Enterprises
Publication date1st edition 2018
Pages192
ISBN9781941270813
HardcoverNo
PaperbackYes
DownloadableNo
Width15 cm
Height23.5 cm / 9.25 inch

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Complicated tactics – the kind that separate tournament winners from the pack – require intuition, imagination and precision. The focus in this book is on attacking techniques and transformations.

The contents include:

  • Attacking with the Queen and Knight
  • The Knight on the Attack
  • Attacking with Bishops of Opposite Colors
  • Pins
  • Learn from the World Champions
  • Exchanges & Transformations

The reader will find the analysis comprehensive and challenging. Dozens of exercises help reinforce the reader’s understanding of this complex subject matter. So, roll up your sleeves and prepare to ride herd on tactical fireworks and sharpen your tactical skills.

FIDE Master Claus Dieter Meyer has become well known in Germany as an analyst and chess trainer. He has authored and translated many chess books. Though in retirement now, he still has a passion for analyzing and training. He resides in Bremen, Germany.

Grandmaster Dr. Karsten Müller has been recognized as one of the world’s experts on the endgame. He is the co-author with international master Frank Lamprecht of the highly acclaimed Secrets of Pawn Endings (2000) and Fundamental Chess Endings (2001). Also quite popular is his 2009 work, Bobby Fischer, The Career and Complete Games of the American World Chess Champion. His passion for chess tactics can be seen in several books, including the four Chess Puzzle books, The Magic of Chess Tactics, and the revised editions of The Art of Sacrifice in Chess and The Tactician’s Handbook. He resides in Hamburg Germany.

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The Magic of Chess Tactics 2: Intuition, Imagination & Precision by Claus Dieter Meyer, Klaus Müller (K-5411)

The Magic of Chess Tactics 2: Intuition, Imagination & Precision by Claus Dieter Meyer, Klaus Müller (K-5411)

Tactical Fireworks!

When released in 2002, the first volume of The Magic of Chess Tactics by FIDE Master Claus Dieter Meyer and German Grandmaster Karsten Müller was extremely popular. It was one of the first books to deal with tactics on high level. Like the first book, intended for advanced (Elo 1800+) players, this second volume puts special tactical motifs and themes under the analytical microscope.

Content

005 Introduction
005 Acknowledgment
006 Foreword by Viswanathan Anand
007 Symbols
008 (1) Attacking with the Queen and Knight
018 Exercises
022 (2) The Knight on the Attack
022 (2.1) Dark-square weaknesses on the kingside
029 (2.2) The octopus on f5 or d5
036 (2.3) Line-clearance sacrifice of the knight
046 (2.4) Focal point f7
047 (2.5) Invasion by enemy forces
049 (2.6) Enduring attacks and endgame attacks
059 Exercises
066 (3) Attacking with Bishops of Opposite Colors
066 (3.1) Attacking the kingside castled positions along the dark squares
076 Exercises
077 (3.2) Attacking the kingside castled positions along the white squares
080 Exercise
080 (3.3) Both kings in the crossfire
083 Exercise
084 (4) Pins
092 Exercises
093 (5) Learn from the World Champions
093 (5.1) Magnus Carlsen
093 (5.1.1) Positional powerplay
098 (5.1.2) Powerplay in the endgame
104 Exercises
106 (5.2) Garry Kasparov
110 Exercises
111 (5.3) Viswanathan Anand
117 Exercises
120 (6) Exchanges & Transformations
120 (6.0) Transformations (A few thoughts)
122 (6.1) Exchanges
122 (6.1.1) Salvation in a drawn endgame
124 (6.1.2) Liquidation into rook endings
125 (6.1.3) Liquidation into pawn endings
139 (6.2) The side with the knight aims for static control, the side with the bishop for dynamic control
139 (6.2.1) The side with the knight is playing for the win
143 (6.2.2) The side with the bishop is playing for the win
145 (6.3) Is static play the order of the day, or dynamic transformation?
158 Exercises
161 Solutions
187 Bibliography
188 Index of Players
191 Photo Credits
192 About the Authors

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