Chess tactics explained in English: the second volume of material from www.chesstactics.org. This book is the second in a two-part set. The two books together contain over a thousand examples organized in unprecedented detail. Every position is accompanied by a commentary describing a train of thought that leads to the solution; these books thus are the ideal learning tool for those who prefer explanations in words to long strings of notation.
Book II -- the present volume -- covers pins and skewers, removal of the guard, and mating patterns. (The first book in the set provides an introduction to tactics and explains forks and discovered attacks.) Also available in hardcover.
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By Peter Panthauer
Feb 19, 2014
Outstanding treatise on using tactics because Farnsworth TRAINS the reader to identify positions that are fertile for various tactics. The author uses several teaching styles making it easier to integrate and recognize in actual play. The series stands on the shoulders of WINNING CHESS by Chernev and Reinfeld, among other classics (all credited). A must for all players interested in honing their tactical radar!
I had been looking for a long time a book about Chess tactics and Strategies that explain in simple ways the methologies to became a better chess player and this is the one no more looking out I just found what I was looking for. Thank you so much !!! Bravo and bravo it is the perfect book for biginer and intermediat players.
Quite simply, this is the best book on tactics ever written. I have studied many tactics books, most written by famous authors, but this one stands alone above all others. Farnsworth's achievement here is stunning. The man knows chess, and most importantly, he knows how to impart that knowledge to others. I believe most readers will learn more about chess in one hour with this book than they will by laboring endless hours through the convoluted texts of typical chess books. I hope Mr. Farnsworth will apply his talents to other phases of the game in the future and reward us with new studies which will bring clarity to such areas as the endgame, openings, and strategy.
"An excellent chess tactics tutorial" I am reading the web version of this book and find it very helpful. It gives very detailed systematic understandable explanations of chess tactics. In addition, when a tactic is not readily apparent, it also explains how to force the opponent into a position that allows you to execute it. I think this book is destined to become a chess classic. I highly recommend it.
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