Improve Your Chess Tactics
700 Practical Lessons & Exercises
by Yakov Neishtadt
New In Chess
The best advice for chess players who want to improve quickly is: get better at tactics! Because the vast majority of amateur games are decided through tactics you will immediately start beating more opponents when you improve your tactical skills.
Improve Your Chess Tactics presents more than 700 decisive combinations from tournament practice and is a self-tutor and a sparring-partner in one. Experienced Russian chess master Yakov Neishtadt has selected those examples that have the biggest instructional value for club players.
In the first part of the book Neishtadt teaches a systematic course on the most important tactical themes. The second part consists of an exam with hundreds of tests from real-life chess, in random order so as not to give unwelcome hints on how to solve them. The solutions are not just lists of moves, but include clear, witty and instructive prose.
Yakov Neishtadt is a famous chess writer and historian. He published dozens of books in his native Russia and abroad, and was editor-in-chief of the acclaimed Soviet chess magazine 64.
About the book
This book was previously published under the same title by New In Chess, ISBN 978-90-5691-334-2. The original paperback has 383 pages. In the e+Books edition, you can play through all the material on the live board. All the exercises have the solutions hidden - tap on solution to reveal the answer. In addition, almost all the examples have had the game continuation hidden, so you can treat them as puzzles too - tap Reveal to see the moves. Navigate the Contents by chapter. Games are indexed by player (White or Black).
Reviews of the original paperback:
Alexander Nikitin, Garry Kasparov's coach:
"A great book!"
Europa Rochade Magazine:
"A high-level tactics manual for quite a friendly price."
Paul Motwani, The Scotsman:
Max Euwe Centre, Amsterdam:
"After you have worked your way through this book and paid attention, you will be a crack tactician."
Marshtower Chess Reviews:
"It's a great collection, featuring positions from every phase of the game and set out very nicely by New In Chess."
Joe Petrolito, Australasian Chess Magazine:
"An excellent feature of the book is the extensive coverage of combined tactical themes."
Daniel King, the Guardian:
"The last section is a giant examination of 356 positions where themes are mixed - so it's a truer test of your skill. Solutions are carefully explained and the layout is clean, generous and attractive."