Course in Chess Tactics by Dejan BojkovCourse in Chess Tactics by Dejan Bojkov

Course in Chess Tactics

byDejan Bojkov, Vladimir Georgiev

Paperback | April 13, 2010

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The advice frequently given to chess-players eager to improve their results is straightforward: study tactics! But there is often little useful guidance as to how this is best done. By solving puzzle positions? Or endgame studies? By dissecting the games of great tacticians?

Few books present a structured approach to tactics, so this book fills a valuable niche in the ambitious player's library. The authors present each major tactical theme in turn, explaining how it works and providing inspiring examples. They then explain how you can spot the idea in your own games and use it to your advantage. You immediately get a chance to put your knowledge to the test, as there are challenging exercises throughout the whole book, with detailed solutions.

The second part of the book offers more advanced material, and takes us inside the professional's tactics laboratory. Here we see how tactical themes are combined, and employed to achieve strategic goals. We are also shown how grandmasters spot the targets for their breathtaking combinations, which we thus come to see not as sheer witchcraft, but as the product of disciplined thought and training.

Bulgarian grandmaster Dejan Bojkov is an extremely active player and writer on chess, whose reports appear on Chessbase and in Chess Today, among many others. Vladimir Georgiev is also a grandmaster from Bulgaria, who now plays for the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia - he has won the national championship of both countries. He is...
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Title:Course in Chess TacticsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 9.8 × 6.8 × 0.6 inPublished:April 13, 2010Publisher:Gambit Publications, LTDLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1906454140

ISBN - 13:9781906454142

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