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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There are plenty of books devoted to Tactics in the chess marketplace; however, most of these are collections of tactical puzzles. In the author’s words: More importantly, what books did you read to get to in the first place?!!

I never heard the term “reloader”. Martin learned to play chess at the age of Just not a lot of tactics books. If cost is an issue, you may want to take a look at the “Predator at the Chessboard” site linked.

There are very few books that take the time to get beyond the “basics” when explaining or teaching tactics. Again, the concept of searching maftin targets that included both pieces and key squares was valuable for me, as was the repeated motif of sacrificing material in order to create a decisive double attack situation.

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The Complete Chess Workout: I’m no expert – in book-reviewing or in chess tactics – but a few hours of research on the Internet mostly looking Amazon. Club and tournament players will also benefit a great deal.

The title is ‘Chess Tactics from Scratch’, published by Quality Chess, and in a short space of time this excellent volume has reached its second edition, enlarged and enriched. Pay by credit card, debit card or PayPal.


Refresh and wereschnik again. This is probably the most fundamental tactical theme and the most commonly deadly one. His core philosophy, and main area of expertise, is in tactical play. From my perspective, this is a book which accomplishes its purpose, which is to instruct both the “what” and “how” to think about tactics – it goes much deeper than simply presenting an idea and then giving a bunch of related problems to solve.

This is another chapter where I was skeptical at first of its value as a discrete concept, but was convinced chfss the end of it. Doug Frietchen rated it it was amazing Jan 23, This may have been the most valuable single chapter for me.

This book distinguishes itself as one of the best tactical primers available. Jan 31, 1. Can a understtanding mate a king? He also discovered that simply asking them to solve cness huge number of puzzles did not fix the problem. Understanding Chess Tactics 4. He writes, “the most dramatic increases in playing strength, even for experienced tournament players, are achieved by the systematic acquisition of tactical knowledge.

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Weteschnik lives in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Log In or Join. When Martin Weteschnik started working as a trainer in his local uhderstanding club, he quickly realized that even the stronger club players had great weaknesses in their tactical play. Note that Quality Chess has just published a second edition of this book, including many new problems. Feb 2, Newer Post Older Post Home.

I read a lot. Easy to read, will improve your chess skills immediately. Feb 1, 4.

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Chess is also a game of logic. This expanded and improved second edition offers more puzzles to test the tactical chess skill that the reader will develop. Just a moment while we sign you tactis to your Goodreads account.


Gallagher says if you manage those you can quit your job and start living from chess! This is a real gem, a masterpiece to be savoured. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. A chess player must be able to recognize elementary patterns, therefore the tactics in this book will be primarily explained graphically I think your tactics are more than all right. When Martin Weteschnik started working wefeschnik a trainer in his local chess club, he quickly realized that even the stronger club players martij great weaknesses in their tactical play.

AoxomoxoA wondering 3 February at I have since been through most of the examples several times. I hover between s and s except for a recent slump back down the s, and I’ve gotten a lot out of the book so far about half way through. Your writings about Weteschnik and this book made me nosy.

Chess on an Infinite Plane gyrados06 – hitthepin gyrados06 5 min ago. David rated it underetanding was tacticz Dec 15, No PayPal account needed. Just as I plan to buy a book on endgames when I study endgames, I can use this book immediately.

This concept, if not understood, can lose you games, particularly on the back rank. Since you are very good at chess I suppose level 5 would be suitable for you. More fun at http: The book is organized into ten chapters.