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  1. Back to Basics: Tactics (ChessCafe Back to Basics Chess)
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  2. Back to Basics: Tactics (ChessCafe Back to Basics Chess)

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Chess Tactics Can Be Fun! This book is an introduction to the various kinds of basic chess tactics. With instructional material, examples, and problems of all types, the subject of chess tactics is covered comprehensively. There are approximately 500 examples ranging from too easy to very difficult! Tactics are usually why most people find chess fun! This book will greatly enhance your enjoyment learning about – and benefiting from – the recurring patterns of tactics. It is well established that the study of basic tactics is probably the single most important thing any beginner can do to improve at chess. This book will help you do that!

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Dan Heisman
Kindle Edition
Kindle eBook
Russell Enterprises, Inc.
Russell Enterprises, Inc.
Russell Enterprises, Inc.
Russell Enterprises, Inc.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Heisman's book is an excellent guide to the various tactics you're likely to encounter in games of chess. Each section of the book briefly introduces a tactic, walks through a few examples then has a quiz section comprised of puzzle diagrams. The prose sections of the book are easy to read and to the point. The book also contains several boxes floating in the text that outline the main concepts for that section; I find this aids my recollection. The puzzles vary in difficulty and number. Some chapters have only a few puzzles others have thirty or more. I especially like this book because I can pick it up and put it down as needed. As an adult with limited time to devote to chess, this book is great since I can squeeze in some learning in brief intervals of time.

On the downside, the printing quality is not the highest and the font is rather small. And the text is layed out in two columns per page, which may or may not bother you. But you won't be doing much reading... Read more
I bought this book in paperback on 1/26/17 and got -as hoped- the 2nd printing, meaning the 20+ instances of errata in the 1st printing are corrected (the author points that out on his web page).
The "look inside" feature here shows the 1st printing (the page before the Table of Contents includes the words "2nd printing" in the 2nd printing) but the 2nd printing is what I got. I ordered from Amazon instead of optional new and used sources listed under the Paperback listing because I suspect the cheaper priced other sources are often the 1st printing.
Many of the "errata" are actually "enhancements" - where there wasn't really an error, but additional notes were helpful.
As a beginning player (< 1000), this book has some challenging puzzles to solve and I like how they are organized by theme so you get good repetition. I'm not giving it a full 5 stars because for someone at my level these puzzles are a bit beyond my skill level; I have found Chess Tactics for Students by John Bain to have easier problems to just get the hang of the tactics whereas this book really stretches your analytic abilities as a beginner.
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