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The Chess Tactics Detection Workbook

Volker Schleputz John Emms

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EVERYMAN CHESS
30 September 2013
Hobbies, quizzes & games; Chess
Experts agree that regularly solving tactics is a vital component of chess training. However, it's also widely acknowledged that there is one drawback of traditional chess puzzles - when solving them students know for sure that there is a genuine tactic in the position, whereas during a real game there is no such guarantee. In this workbook, Volker Schleputz and Grandmaster John Emms offer a unique framework to study chess tactics independent of themes, difficulty and - most importantly - even the existence of an actual tactic in a given position. Analysing carefully selected games, from beginner level through to club and tournament level, the reader assumes the role of a tactics detective, checking for mistakes and missed opportunities by both sides without the help of a chess engine. This training method resembles live play far more realistically than solving puzzles, because each move has to be analysed with respect to tactical possibilities - whether they exist or not. The same thinking processes used in the training can then be applied in real games.
By:   Volker Schleputz, John Emms
Imprint:   EVERYMAN CHESS
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 241mm,  Width: 168mm,  Spine: 19mm
Weight:   581g
ISBN:   9781781941188
ISBN 10:   1781941181
Pages:   336
Publication Date:   30 September 2013
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Dr Volker Schleputz is a highly ambitious amateur chess player and a member of the Sportfreunde Katernberg chess club in Essen, Germany. He holds a school chess licence and has gained experience in chess coaching. He has a PhD in economics from the University of Distance Learning Hagen and at present he is an instructor for economics at the University of Applied Science, Hamburg. Grandmaster John Emms has played for England in two Chess Olympiads and was captain of the team at the 2002 Olympiad in Bled. He's an experienced coach who has worked with World Championship finalist Michael Adams and some of the UK's top junior players. He's also a highly respected chess writer, with many outstanding works to his name.

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