Just found this from a Facebook share. Couldn't agree more. This book is the best complex tactical chess manual I've ever had the pleasure of studying. Thanks for reminding me it's time to take it off my shelf and start going through the problems again. It's wierd, but all books that get mentioned on the facebook group Chess Book Collectors which get a big thumbs up I have purchased a few years ago without knowing

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In general I would say that the exercises probably are very good training, but very difficult for a lower rated player. One can recommend I would estimate the ideal level for these three books as something like this using FIDE ratings :. Of course, those are just estimates. Some people can be very strong or weak in tactics for their rating. You could also subtract points from those estimates for very young or ambitious players.

All three of them are quite good, IMO; a step above your typical book with 1, tactics problems. The Averbakh book has more text than the other two, as it is trying to set forth a general theory of tactics so there are some short "essay" sections. But it also has a lot of interesting problems. Sep 18, 1. Anyone have experience of this book? Sep 19, 2. Sep 19, 3. Sep 19, 4.

Sep 21, 5. Anyone else? How does it compare to the Averbakh and Psakhis advanced tactics books? Sep 21, 6. I don't have the Psakhis book. Sep 21, 7.

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Imagination in Chess

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Imagination in Chess : How to Think Creatively and Avoid Foolish Mistakes

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There is much published on chess tactics, strategy, openings and endings, but little on how to come up with imaginative solutions through logical thinking and evaluation. This book is dedicated to that task and provides over 'fresh' positions, incorporating a variety of schemes of thought for the reader to solve. The examples emphasise the power of logical and resourceful thinking, quick wit and imagination. In each chapter the author presents little-explored concepts, such as progressive and reciprocal thinking, to help the reader achieve decisive results and to make fewer mistakes in calculation. The material has been accumulated by the author over many years as a trainer and will be of great benefit to competitive players seeking to improve their methods of thinking. Please sign in to write a review. If you have changed your email address then contact us and we will update your details.

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