Winning Chess Tactics

Author(s): Yasser Seirawan

Games & Puzzles

Learn sure-fire tactics and combinations from one of the world's top chess players Attack? Defend? Swap pieces? Tactics are the watchdogs of strategy that take advantage of short-term opportunities to trap or ambush your opponent and quite possibly change the course of a game in a single move. Why play in a fog, only hoping that your opponent will blunder when International Grandmaster Yasser Seirawan can show you how to put the tactics of the world's chess legends to work for you. Choose from the double attack, the pin, the skewer, deflection, the decor, x-rays, windmills and many more time-tested tactics. Using classic board situations arranged in chapters by tactical themes, Seirawan teaches you how to: plan your entire game from the very first move; think ahead, step-by-step, anticipating every obstacle your opponent can throw your way; and position yourself for the smashing combination and endgame you've always dreamed of. Board positions from actual games played by history's great chess tacticians are provided throughout. Review tests for each topic let you track your improvement. In no time you'll be playing better, with more confidence than you ever thought possible.

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Yasser Seirawan is one of the top-ranked chess players in the USA and was the first American candidate for the World Championship title since Bobby Fischer. He is a four-time US Champion, the 1989 Western Hemisphere Champion and an ten-time member of the US Chess Olympiad team. Hi achievements distinguish him as one of only a handful of players to defeat world champions Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov in tournament play.

General Fields

  • : 9781857443868
  • : Everyman Chess
  • : Everyman Chess
  • : 0.485
  • : May 2005
  • : 232mm X 187mm X 16mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Yasser Seirawan
  • : Paperback
  • : Revised edition
  • : 794.12
  • : 256
  • : illustrations