By Joseph Yee (los angeles, ca USA) -
This review is from: 303 Tricky Chess Tactics (Paperback)
These 303 tactical positions emerge from actual play and will prove both educational and challenging for both the beginning and intermediate chess player. Even expert players can sharpen their skills by solving these clever puzzles.
This is a great practice book for beginners and intermediate players to learn the essential elements of forks, pins, discoveries, skewers, mating attacks and even swindles!
The final section on how to save a lost position is worth its weight in gold. Presented here are some miraculous escapes in forcing a draw out of a lost position. Chess players especially appreciate a good swindle!
The tactical concepts of pins, forks, skewers and mates are well presented in a preface to every chapter elucidating the fundamental concepts of tactical chess and then challenging the reader to find the winning move using those concepts.
I look forward to additional tactical works from these great chess teachers. I would especially like a follow up work from them on tactics for intermediate to expert players.