Charles Hertan - Forcing Chess Moves. 4. edition 2019 (K-5708)

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WINNER of the ChessCafe 2008 Book of the Year Award
SHORTLISTED for The Guardian 2008 Chess Book of the Year Award
Why is it that the human brain so often refuses to consider winning chess tactics?
Every chess fan marvels at the wonderful combinations with which famous masters win their games. How do they find those fantastic moves? Do they have special vision? And why do computers outwit us tactically?

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Language versionsEnglish
Author / AuthorsCharles Hertan
PublisherNew In Chess
Publication date1st edition 2019
Pages432
ISBN9789056918569
HardcoverNo
PaperbackYes
DownloadableNo
Width16. 9 cm / 6.65 inch
Height23.5 cm / 9.25 inch

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Forcing Chess Moves proposes a revolutionary method for finding winning moves. Charles Hertan has made an astonishing discovery: the failure to consider key moves is often due to human bias. Your brain tends to disregard many winning moves because they are counter-intuitive or look unnatural.
It’s a fact of life: computers outdo us humans when it comes to tactical vision and brute force calculation. So why not learn from them? Charles Hertan’s radically different approach is: use COMPUTER EYES and always look for the most forcing move first.
By studying forcing sequences according to Hertan’s method you will:
  • Develop analytical precision
  • Improve your tactical vision
  • Overcome human bias and staleness
  • Enjoy the calculation of difficult positions
  • Win more games by recognizing moves that matter.
This New and Extended Fourth Edition of Hertan’s award-winning modern classic includes 50 extra pages with new and instructive combinations. There is a foreword by three-time US chess champion Joel Benjamin, and a special foreword to this new edition by Swedish Grandmaster Pontus Carlsson.

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Charles Hertan - Forcing Chess Moves. 4. edition 2019 (K-5708)

Charles Hertan - Forcing Chess Moves. 4. edition 2019 (K-5708)

WINNER of the ChessCafe 2008 Book of the Year Award
SHORTLISTED for The Guardian 2008 Chess Book of the Year Award
Why is it that the human brain so often refuses to consider winning chess tactics?
Every chess fan marvels at the wonderful combinations with which famous masters win their games. How do they find those fantastic moves? Do they have special vision? And why do computers outwit us tactically?

Content

007 Foreword to the new and extended 4th edition by GM Pontus Carlsson
009 Preface to the 4th edition
019 Foreword by three-time US champion Joel Benjamin
023 Introduction
029 Chapter 1 - Stock Forcing Moves
071 Exercises
079 Chapter 2 - Stock Mating Attacks
121 Exercises
129 Chapter 3 - Brute Force Combinations
159 Exercises
167 Chapter 4 - Surprise Forcing Moves
187 Exercises
197 Chapter 5 - Equal or Stronger Threats (EST's)
215 Exercises
223 Chapter 6 - Quiet Forcing Moves
239 Exercises
249 Chapter 7 - Forcing Retreats
267 Exercises
275 Chapter 8 - Zwischenzugs
295 Exercises
303 Chapter 9 - Defensive Forcing Moves
321 Exercises
329 Chapter 10 - Endgame Forcing Moves
355 Exercises
363 Chapter 11 - Intuition and Creativity
385 Chapter 12 - Various Exercises
403 Chapter 13 - The Hertan Hierarchy
417 Afterthought
419 Glossary of Terms
425 Index of players
431 Bibliography

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