Understanding Chess Tactics has 55 ratings and 5 reviews. Timm said: Easy to read, will improve your chess skills immediately. I shouldn’t even say that. Page 1. Martin Weteschnik. Chess Tactics from Scratch. Understanding Chess Tactics. 2nd edition. QUALITY CHESS. Y. Page 2. { Of. Page 3. Chess Tactics. The first edition of this book, Understanding Chess Tactics, was hailed as a modern classic. But Weteschnik was not completely satisfied with the book and.

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I have the first edition of the Weteschnik book, and it is a very good book, but I doubt it has much of relevance for somebody with a tactics training rating ofwhich is wetescnnik the stratosphere.

Tomo rated it it was amazing Apr 22, There are very few books that take the time to get beyond the “basics” when explaining or teaching tactics.

While knights of course feature prominently, all of the other pieces including the king are capable of conducting double attacks, an important point to remember. This book was recommended to me by another chess. Not being critical; just curious. Which books do you recommend? I plan to return to working through the site at some point, there’s certainly a lot of content there.

I received a copy of the following comment in my inbox, but for some reason it didn’t appear here, so it’s being reproduced below. Since you already seem to know a thing or two about tactics, you might want to consider branching out to middlegame and endgame strategy as well, not to mention studying an opening or two in depth, since you obviously have a good amount of “pattern recognition” under your belt – or wherever you keep this arcane knowledge: Note that Quality Chess has just published a second edition of this book, including many new problems.

Explicitly understanding and seeing examples of how a pinned piece no longer functions except along the axis of the pin, however, was something of a revelation. Do that and you’ll be a good chess player. For example, in the sequence 1. This book has the 2nd edition under a different title: My library Help Advanced Book Search. Thaddeus rated it really liked it Feb 06, OK, I do not drop pieces, so perhaps it is a good book for me, but there are so many good books out there.

Jan 31, 1. Books by Martin Weteschnik. Donald rated it really liked it Mar 03, But if you’re just looking for new patterns which is likelythen I think that any tactics book of reasonable quality would do as long as the content is not repetitive.

Chess Tactics from Scratch – UCT 2nd Edition by Martin Weteschnik

Open Preview See a Problem? Find anything that helps you stretch your mind as you understanving to solve what the best move would be to make, then take that idea to greatest extreme you can.

Hi I am looking to improve my chess with a tactics book. Paperbackpages.

Funny you should mention that site, I’d started going through it and found it quite valuable, but then I got the book and focused on it instead.

Feb 2, 5. Mustafa rated it it was amazing Sep 04, The first edition of this book, Understanding Chess Tacticswas hailed as a modern classic. Newer Post Older Post Home. Factics rated it really liked it May 09, I wonder if you would like to learn “How to reassess your chess” Its undoubtly one of the best chess books ever written. Each chapter presents a key tactical concept, relying on plentiful diagrams to illustrate both the basic principles and more complex applications of the concept, with a large majority of examples taken from master games rather than being composed.

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Slightly confusingly, they have retitled it Chess Tactics from Scratch. Kenneth K Raymond rated it really liked it Feb 27, This book is specifically aimed at improving adult players who do not have a systematic understanding of tactics – although of course juniors should also get a lot out of it – so I am exactly its intended target audience.

I found the book to be quite useful without large numbers of weteechnik problems included, since that’s not what the book is really about; however, I’m sure the new edition will please those who would prefer to have a large associated problem set to solve.

He also discovered that simply asking them to solve a huge number of puzzles did not fix the problem.

Understanding Chess Tactics by Martin Weteschnik, Improvement chess book by Quality Chess

That he was starting his chess very late and that he still gained a Title made me even more curious, Feb 1, 2. If you are stronger, maybe you don’t need it as much, and there are a lot of other good tactical books, but it will be a good purchase nevertheless. Jabari 12 June, View cart My Account. Mark rated it it was amazing Mar 12, Thomas rated it it was ok Jul 04, This provided a short illustration of the fundamental characteristics of pieces – how they move, influence squares, and can be restricted by other pieces – and the need to understand them as the building blocks for tactics.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. However, this book seems like a good plan. Your understanding of tactics will greatly improve upon reading it.

Path to Chess Mastery: Book completed – Understanding Chess Tactics

Martin Weteschnik is a highly successful trainer and coach. Just as I plan to buy a book on endgames when I study endgames, I can use this book immediately. The point of the concept is that the second piece can fulfill the same function as the first, as in the above example controlling the g7 square for the queen to mate there, so getting rid of the first piece does the opponent no good. Martjn the author’s words: I expect that the computer checked version is better.

After one reading my internet play improved markedly currently not playing OTB due to end of season and I picked up over three hundred points.