Understanding Chess Tactics has 55 ratings and 5 reviews. Timm said: Easy to read, will improve your chess skills immediately. I shouldn’t even say that. Page 1. Martin Weteschnik. Chess Tactics from Scratch. Understanding Chess Tactics. 2nd edition. QUALITY CHESS. Y. Page 2. { Of. Page 3. Chess Tactics. The first edition of this book, Understanding Chess Tactics, was hailed as a modern classic. But Weteschnik was not completely satisfied with the book and.

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Mustafa rated it it was amazing Sep 04, Feb 2, 5.

I read a lot. The result is guaranteed: Note that Quality Chess has just published a second edition of this book, including many new problems. Mark rated it it was amazing Mar 12, Not sure whether any of those books might be too easy for you or not, but I hear that Nunn’s book is pretty challenging.

I had previously thought of this tactic largely in the context of trying to win the pinned piece where possible, or just to give my opponent some difficulty in development. This book was recommended to me by another chess.

There are very few books that take the time to get beyond the “basics” when explaining or teaching 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 But I am not sure how much reading these books helped me reach that rating – mainly just practice with tactics trainer, and maybe some luck.

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He writes, “the most dramatic increases in playing strength, even for experienced tournament players, are achieved by the systematic acquisition of tactical knowledge. Mar 22, Robert rated it it was amazing Shelves: AoxomoxoA wondering 3 February at The book is organized into ten chapters.

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.


An Amazon review calls it a “feel-good” book for those who haven’t learned tactical themes from intense practice.

Understanding Chess Tactics by Martin Weteschnik

Becoming familiar with the pieces! I expect that the computer checked version is better. As a self-defined “positional player” from early on in my tactids, as well as being completely self-taught, I have not been systematically xhess to tactical concepts until relatively recently. Pay by credit card, debit card or PayPal.

After one reading my internet play improved markedly currently undesrtanding playing OTB due to end of season and I picked up over three hundred points. Be the first to ask a question about Understanding Chess Tactics. What is this book about? This is probably the most fundamental tactical theme and the most commonly deadly one. I plan to return to working through the site at some point, there’s certainly a lot of content there. The only similar thing I’ve seen is wetechnik Predator at the Chessboard website – another very “wordy” description of tactics, what to look for, and ways to set them up.

Feb 2, 7. My return to chess involves a strict chess book addiction recovery program. HTRYC is one of the best books about: In most respects, you’ve already answered the question, but I suppose I’m seeking further clarification of your already excellent explanation. Tacttics as I plan to buy a book on endgames when I study endgames, I can use this book immediately. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. At the end of each chapter are several problems to solve as an independent test.

The “reloader” phenomenon is in fact key to a number of sacrificial themes.

I hover between s and s except for a recent slump back down the s, and Wetedchnik gotten a lot out of the book so far about half way through. This expanded and improved second edition offers more puzzles to test the tactical chess skill that the reader will develop.

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Everyone is familiar with basic pinning themes, when an attacked piece either cannot move if the king is behind it or if its moving away would lead to the loss of material a more valuable piece is behind it. With “Chess Tactics from Scratch”, Martin Weteschnik presents an in-depth look at each of the tactical classes and then proceeds to delve deeply into what makes them work, while at the same time showing the landmarks to recognize wefeschnik in your own game – and it There are plenty of books devoted to Tactics in the chess marketplace; however, most of these are collections of tactical puzzles.

This is a real gem, a masterpiece to be savoured.

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Logic, in the same way as chess tactics, depends on collecting and processing information. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

I believe I’m a common case, so the answers might prove valuable to others as well. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. My personal opinion and after a tactucs of tournaments OTB I have realized how important tactics are. Each chapter presents a key tactical concept, relying wetesvhnik plentiful diagrams to illustrate both the basic principles and more complex applications of the concept, with a large majority of examples taken from master games rather than being composed.

This is probably the most sophisticated chapter and was quite valuable for me for the new ideas and ways of thinking it introduced although see below caveat. I have a Tactics trainer rating His core philosophy, and main area of expertise, is in tactical play.