The Chess Kid's Book of Tactics - download book


   This book is based on two big ideas:

  1. The chess player who knows tactics beats one who doesn't;
  2. Tactics are based on basic patterns that can be learned through organized puzzles.

   Many of the tactical puzzles in this book were used to train young players on our chess team at Community Elementary School 70 in the Bronx. These remarkable children went on to become New York City, New York State, and National Champions.
How to Become a Deadly Chess Tactician - download book


   Most of us love to play through games that contain sacrifices and combinations. They have the power to lift our hearts, amaze us and inspire us. But when it comes down to playing our next chess game, it's back to grinding out an advantage, scrambling for a draw or suffering miserably as our opponent crawls all over us. No wonder that many players believe that successful sacrificial play is mainly the preserve of masters and grandmasters.
Understanding Chess Tactics - download chess book


   When my friend and former pupil Martin asked me to write a foreword to his book, I did not expect that I would learn so much from reading this work, but that is what happened. The first reason is that, in addition to some classic examples, he has found tactical examples that I did not know, thus avoiding one problem of many combination books.