George Huczek - A to Z Chess Tactics (K-5646)


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An indispensable reference book of chess moves, perfect for any chess player, beginner or club player.

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Language versionsEnglish
Author / AuthorsGeorge Huczek
PublisherBatsford Chess
Publication date1st edition 2017
Width15.7 cm
Height23.5 cm / 9.25 inch

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This A to Z of chess tactics provides an explanation of all the key terms and jargon used in chess so you can understand them and put them into practice in your own game. From Castling to Zugzwang, from Underpromotion to Zwischenzug.

Written in a clear and informative style, it has a large section at the back of the book with Illustrative games from past chess masters and grandmasters which show the relevant chess definition in action. Plus there are exercises that illustrate the tactic defined - these test you on your ability to recognize the tactics learned, as that is how they will appear in a match. The exercises teach you how to seize the opportunities before they disappear as well as avoiding traps your opponent may leave.

Useful for all chess players, this is an essential read for those looking to improve and understand the game better.


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George Huczek - A to Z Chess Tactics (K-5646)

George Huczek - A to Z Chess Tactics (K-5646)

An indispensable reference book of chess moves, perfect for any chess player, beginner or club player.

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005 Introduction
012 Attraction
019 Back Rank Mate
025 Back Rank Weakness
035 Battery
039 Bind
046 Castling
049 Checking the King
054 Classic Bishop Sacrifice
058 Clearance Sacrifice
064 Counter Pin
065 Cross Check
067 Desperado
069 Discovered Attack
072 Discovered Check
075 Diversion
089 Double Attack
091 Double Check
098 Establishing a Fortress
102 Flank Weakness
105 Forced Move
109 Gaining a Tempo
112 Hunting the King
119 Infiltration
123 Interference
127 Jostling the King
138 Knight Fork
146 Lead in Development
151 Line Clearance
159 Manoeuvring on the Staircase
163 No Retreat
166 Overloading
169 Pawn Fork
172 Pawn Promotion
180 Pawn Roller
183 Perpetual Check
185 Pin
196 Queen Ambush
204 Removing the Defender
210 Simplification
217 Skewer
221 Smothered Mate
229 Swindle
232 Triangulation
235 Underpromotion
239 Vacating a Square
243 Windmill Attack
247 Winning Material
252 X-Ray Attack
254 Yielding to Zugzwang
259 Zwischenzug
261 Tactical Exercises
311 Evaluation Symbols
312 Solutions to Exercises
340 Exercise References by Themes
344 Index

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