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  1. Looking for Trouble: Recognizing and Meeting Threats in Chess
    Looking for Trouble: Recognizing and Meeting Threats in Chess
    Looking for Trouble: Recognizing and Meeting Threats in Chess
    Looking for Trouble: Recognizing and Meeting Threats in Chess
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  2. Looking for Trouble: Recognizing and Meeting Threats in Chess

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    Price R477.00

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Identify and Deal with Threats!

This book is written to address and underemphasized area of chess training and study, the identification of and reaction to threats.

For beginning and intermediate-level players, the study of tactics is paramount. Almost all tactics books take the approach of providing a position where there is a forced win, checkmate, or draw.

However Looking for Trouble – now in a revised and enlarged second edition – takes a different tack. It helps you to recognize threats by providing over 300 problems in which you focus on identifying and meeting threats in the opening, middlegame and endgame. The author’s clear explanations are presented in a manner that should greatly benefit players of all levels.

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Dan Heisman
Russell Enterprises, Inc.
Russell Enterprises, Inc.
Russell Enterprises, Inc.
Russell Enterprises, Inc.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

It is one thing to make a book by slapping together a bunch of "mate in 2" or "white to move and win" problems. That is a great way to improve one's offensive ability. How about defense? This book helps to look for defensive motifs as well. This changes the paradigm in tactics books and I am very glad that I bought this book.
I had high hopes for this book after reading Dan Heisman's columns. I expected it to help me lower my my rate of obvious blunders and my tendency to overlook potential combinations for my opponent that I need to address.

However, the problems in this book were far too difficult for this purpose (in contrast to those I've seen in Heisman's columns), and aside from the simple role reversal, this book is really no different from an ordinary problem book with problems for advanced or strong intermediate players.
This is so much different than all of the other tactics books that have you looking to "win in two". I'm only at the beginning of this book, but I'm so glad I bought it.
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