Yasser Seirawan Winning Chess Tactics

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Winning Chess Tactics

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We've updated the cover of ""Winning Chess Tactics"" so that the Microsoft Press ""RM"" Chess series has a more cohesive and dynamic look. This book is a fascinating and enlightening introduction to the details of chess, from two internationally recognized players. Chess players can now put the tactics of the world's chess legends to work for them -- such as the double attack, the pin, the skewer, and more -- in every game. International Grand Master Yasser Seirawan and International Master Jeremy Silman teach players how to plan their entire game from the very first move, think ahead through every obstruction their opponent will throw their way, and position themselves for the smashing combination and end game they've always dreamed of. It is as compelling and enjoyable for aspiring chess players as it is for more advanced players. Plentiful chessboard illustrations make this book a tactician's dream.

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This is the second in Seirawan's four volumes, taking the reader from the very basics of chess through appreciation of advanced play. He does a remarkable job of discussing tactics that usually appear only in books for advanced players and communicating them to anyone with a grasp of playing fundamentals. The first part of the book deals with basic tactics and how they can be used individually and in combination. In the second part, Seirawan introduces some of the great chess tacticians and their games, further illustrating tactics as they work out in real-life play.

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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 décor, 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
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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