The Chess Tactics Detection Workbook by Volker SchlepützThe Chess Tactics Detection Workbook by Volker Schlepütz

The Chess Tactics Detection Workbook

byVolker Schlepütz, John Emms

Paperback | March 7, 2015

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Experts agree that regularly solving tactics is a vital component of chess training. However, it's also widely acknowledged that there is one drawback of traditional chess puzzles-when solving them students know for sure that there is a genuine tactic in the position, whereas during a real game there is no such guarantee. In this workbook, Volker Schlepütz and Grandmaster John Emms offer a unique framework to study chess tactics independent of themes, difficulty and-most importantly-even the existence of an actual tactic in a given position. Analyzing carefully selected games, from beginner level through to club and tournament level, the reader assumes the role of a tactics detective, checking for mistakes and missed opportunities by both sides without the help of a chess engine. This training method resembles live play far more realistically than solving puzzles, because each move has to be analyzed with respect to tactical possibilities-whether they exist or not. The same thinking processes used in the training can then be applied in real games. • A unique framework to practice chess tactics• Exercises resemble over-the-board situations• Ideal for beginners, intermediate and club players
Dr. Volker Schlepütz is a highly ambitious amateur chess player and a member of the Sportfreunde Katernberg chess club in Essen, Germany. He holds a school chess license and has gained experience in chess coaching. He has a PhD in economics from the University of Distance Learning Hagen and at present he is an instructor for economics ...
Title:The Chess Tactics Detection WorkbookFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9.46 × 6.6 × 0.76 inPublished:March 7, 2015Publisher:Everyman ChessLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1781941181

ISBN - 13:9781781941188

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