By Martin Weteschnik
‘Chess is ninety nine in keeping with cent strategies’ is an outdated asserting. this can be an exaggeration, yet even the remainder 1 in step with cent nonetheless is determined by strategies. while Martin Weteschnik set to work as a coach in his neighborhood chess membership, he speedy learned that even the enhanced membership avid gamers had nice weaknesses of their tactical play. He additionally stumbled on that easily asking them to unravel an immense variety of puzzles didn't repair the matter. those avid gamers truly wanted an exceptional publication, but if Weteschnik hunted for it he came across not anything compatible, so he made up our minds to put in writing it himself.
The first version of this publication, Understanding Chess Tactics, used to be hailed as a latest vintage. yet Weteschnik used to be now not pleased with the e-book and determined to restructure and rewrite it thoroughly. This accelerated and enhanced moment version bargains extra puzzles to check the tactical chess ability that the reader will develop.
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He plans 10 tiJbd2, 11 tiJf1, 12 tiJg3 and eventually d3-d4. He doesn't get to do that in some 8 c3 lines, such as the Zaitsev Variation (8 ... f8 12 tiJf1? exd4! and Black wins a pawn). The downside to 8 d3 d6 9 c3 is White will be a tempo behind traditional 8 c3 d6 9 h3 lines when he eventually advances d3-d4. But that tempo may be a minor concern This works best when Black compared with dealing with the becomes concerned about the looks Marshall. of 8... tiJxd4 9 tiJxd4 exd4 10 e5 Note that one of the few active tiJe8 and bails out with 8...
G4 lines. Despite that, the .. c5 family is respectable today - because so far Black has found more good transpositions than White. Is there nothing but good news for Black in the New Arkhangel? Not quite. He has to know what to do after 7 ttJxeS. The amount of MARSHALL and theory on 7 ... xd4 ANTI-MARSHALL 9 'ilfxd4 d6 has exploded in recent years and the debris hasn't settled In the 1930s Frank Marshall's yet. gambit was considered refuted. In Moreover, White can set his own the 1960s it was resuscitated by transpo traps.
Not quite. He has to know what to do after 7 ttJxeS. The amount of MARSHALL and theory on 7 ... xd4 ANTI-MARSHALL 9 'ilfxd4 d6 has exploded in recent years and the debris hasn't settled In the 1930s Frank Marshall's yet. gambit was considered refuted. In Moreover, White can set his own the 1960s it was resuscitated by transpo traps. With 7 a4 he forces Boris Spassky - as a drawing Black to meet the threat ofaxb5. weapon. b7 defense. b3. 8 d3 is another quiet line, an antiMarshall in which .. c5 has been played in place of ...
Chess tactics from scratch : understanding chess tactics by Martin Weteschnik