To solve endgame studies is a challenging task, something for grandmasters and other very strong players. But this is a rewarding work to try yourself at, before checking the answers, which develops the players visual abilities. Luckily, some of the studies are presented not from the starting position, but after some moves in the “Studies” workbook, so the chances go up.
"Chess is 90 percent tactics", as one grandmaster said. In chess, the calculation of forcing variations is known as tactics. It is important to have good strategic understanding and positional intuition, but you need to be able to spot and calculate concrete opportunities when they arise on the board.
Tactics: Tricks of the Tribes is a collection of different tactical motifs presented in a series of workbooks. Discover the various clever tactical ideas and concepts, and train your chess brain to become a deadly opponent!
The workbooks are arranged into chapters presenting tactical tricks in a clear way and provide plenty of instructive exercises for training.
Combinations in chess are about playing a series of surprising moves with a bigger goal in mind. There are infinite possibilities when it comes to combinations, but most typical ones are grouped into...