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Chess is 99% tactics! This well-known maxim may sound strange but is really just an exaggerated basic truth: if you want to win more games, nothing works better than training combinations. Solving many tactical puzzles is what makes the difference for beginners and casual players. There are two types of books on tactics, those that introduce the concepts followed by a some Chess is 99% tactics! This well-known maxim may sound strange but is really just an exaggerated basic truth: if you want to win more games, nothing works better than training combinations. Solving many tactical puzzles is what makes the difference for beginners and casual players. There are two types of books on tactics, those that introduce the concepts followed by a some examples, and workbooks that contain numerous exercises. Chess masters Franco Masetti and Roberto Messa have done both: they explain the basic tactical ideas AND provide an enormous amount of exercises for each different theme. 1001 Chess Exercises for Beginners is a great first tactics book. It helps you in identifying weak spots in the position of your opponent, in recognizing patterns of combinations, and in visualizing tricks.


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Chess is 99% tactics! This well-known maxim may sound strange but is really just an exaggerated basic truth: if you want to win more games, nothing works better than training combinations. Solving many tactical puzzles is what makes the difference for beginners and casual players. There are two types of books on tactics, those that introduce the concepts followed by a some Chess is 99% tactics! This well-known maxim may sound strange but is really just an exaggerated basic truth: if you want to win more games, nothing works better than training combinations. Solving many tactical puzzles is what makes the difference for beginners and casual players. There are two types of books on tactics, those that introduce the concepts followed by a some examples, and workbooks that contain numerous exercises. Chess masters Franco Masetti and Roberto Messa have done both: they explain the basic tactical ideas AND provide an enormous amount of exercises for each different theme. 1001 Chess Exercises for Beginners is a great first tactics book. It helps you in identifying weak spots in the position of your opponent, in recognizing patterns of combinations, and in visualizing tricks.

30 review for 1001 Chess Exercises for Beginners: The Tactics Workbook That Explains the Basic Concepts, Too

  1. 4 out of 5

    Wyatt

    1001 Chess Exercises for Beginners is exactly what the title suggests: a compendium of instructive chess positions (often studies or positions from actual games) that illustrate important tactical motifs and combinations for new and lower-rated players, ranging from common checkmate patterns, double attacks, skewers, deflections, and drawing opportunities. The puzzles are assorted by theme and each theme typically begins with a succinct introduction/explanation of the concept, including a brief 1001 Chess Exercises for Beginners is exactly what the title suggests: a compendium of instructive chess positions (often studies or positions from actual games) that illustrate important tactical motifs and combinations for new and lower-rated players, ranging from common checkmate patterns, double attacks, skewers, deflections, and drawing opportunities. The puzzles are assorted by theme and each theme typically begins with a succinct introduction/explanation of the concept, including a brief hint for each problem. I started the workbook as an 1100-1200 rated player (having played for about 4 months) and I found this immensely helpful. Author Franco Masetti and International Master Roberto Messa do an effective job selecting informative puzzles that, when known by heart, make similar positions simple to navigate. I was already familiar with the tactics, but the selected puzzles helped iron out my understanding and recognition of them. Taking your time with each exercise, rather than checking the solutions after a few minutes, to find the moves (and anticipating the opponent's response) is where the educational value comes in; some of them even took me a few hours to properly understand. I recommend completing about 12 puzzles per day, making sure to assess the checks, captures, and threats (in that order), and I think anyone will see steady improvement in their play. It's also useful to test some of the puzzles in an engine (I used the one on chess.com) after completing it to test out other candidate moves and why they don't work, especially when it isn't discussed in the solutions section. The only (minor) fault I can really attribute was the lack of presence of a few tactics, namely desperado and interference. They appeared in a few problems, but without any explanation. Not that they necessarily needed their own dedicated chapters, but I think they should've been included in the glossary at least. Overall, a solid workbook for starting players that anyone 1300 (or less) can find value in. Also easy to find as a free PDF online (at least at time of posting).

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