308 Seiten, kartoniert, 1. Auflage 2013
This book is one part of a tactical series. Besides enabling self-education, it helps trainers and school chess instructors to make their pupils acquire and practice a combinational and tactical approach to chess.
Compiling the tasks I used the best works available in the topic. My experience collected in my own praxis also aided me in gathering the examples. I have tried to collect the most important and frequent tactical types. Although this book only deals with the fundamentals of tactics, there will be a sequel to it, so you’ll be able to learn the science of chess magic.
A word about myself:
I am an international master, and have been working as a trainer in Hungarian junior chess life for a long time.
The best-known of my pupils are Ildikó Mádl, Judit and Sophie Polgár, the members of the two-time Olympic gold medallist team; Gledura Benjamin, age group European Champion etc.
Have a good time studying my book!
003 Table of contents
004 Recognizing tactics
005 Tactical motifs
006 Major tactical ideas
012 Double attack (double threat)
013 Pawn fork
018 Pawn Fork - miniature games
020 Double attack "knight fork"
022 Double attack with a knight
024 Double attack with a knight, with attraction
025 Attraction with a stronger piece
026 Double attack with a knight, with attraction. Examples
028 Double attack with a knight - miniature games
029 Double attack on the diagonals
031 Double attack on the diagonals. Examples
033 Double attack on the diagonals Q
034 Double attack on the diagonals Q Examples
036 Double attack on the diagonals - miniature games
037 Double attack on files, ranks
038 Double attack with a rook
040 Double attack with a rook. Examples
042 Double attack with a rook, with attraction
043 Double attack with a rook, with attraction, deflection.
044 Double attack with a rook, with attraction, deflection- Examples
045 Double attack with the queen
047 Double attack with the queen. Examples
050 Double attack with the queen - miniature games
052 Double attack with attraction
055 Skewer. Examples
057 Skewer - miniature games
058 Weakly protected pieces
059 Weakly protected pieces. Examples
062 Arrange pins
063 Exploit the pin
064 Pin - miniature games
066 Pin. Real pins, pseudo-pins
070 Arrange cross-pins
071 Pinning to a square
072 Exploiting the pins to squares
073 Discovered attack (discovery)
076 Discovered attack (discovery)
077 Discovered attack (discovered check)
078 Discovered check
079 Discovered attack - miniature games
082 Windmill. Examples
083 Windmill - miniature games
084 Double check
085 Double check. Examples.
086 Double check and mate
087 Double check and mate. Examples.
089 Double check - miniature games
090 Trapping, surrounding
091 Simple piece trappings
094 Trapping, surrounding. Examples
096 Trapping, surrounding - miniature games
097 Destroying the Defence, removing the defender
100 Destroying the Defence, removing the defender. Examples
101 Destroying the Defence, removing the defender. - miniature games
102 Blocking the Defence
104 X-Ray attack. (Indirect attack through another piece)
106 X-Ray attack. Examples
108 Tactics to save the game
109 Perpetual check
111 Perpetual check. Examples.
112 Perpetual attack
114 Perpetual attack. Exercises!
115 Stalemate combinations
117 Stalemate combinations. Examples
119 Forcing a theoretical draw
120 Forcing a theoretical draw. Examples
121 Pawn promotion
123 Pawn promotion. Examples
124 Pawn promotion - miniature games
126 Pawn sacrifice
128 Pawn sacrifice. Examples.
130 Knight sacrifice
132 Knight sacrifice, examples!
134 Bishop sacrifice
136 Bishop sacrifice. Examples
138 Rook sacrifice
140 Rook sacrifice. Examples
142 Queen sacrifice
143 Queen sacrifice mating attack
145 Queen sacrifice - winning material
146 Queen sacrifice - saving the game
147 Queen sacrifice. Examples
150 Sacrifices - miniature games