Chess students love a Puzzle Rush. And solving tactics puzzles will certainly help you to improve your pattern recognition and find good moves in tournament games. But there is a downside to most tactics puzzles - we always know who is supposed to win!
Chess in real life is different, not just because no one taps us on the shoulder and tell us to look for a tactic. Sometimes tactics work, and sometimes they don' t. Sometimes your opponent has a few tricks up their sleeve, too. In a real game, you not only give - you also take.
This book shows the reality of chess tactics. It explores all the challenges a chess player faces over the board: attack, defense, and counterattack ! It exposes the actual give- and- take nature of chess tactics.
American grandmaster Joel Benjamin, a three- time U.S. Champion, was inspired for this book by the 20th- century classic Chess Traps, Pitfalls, and Swindles by legendary chess authors Fred Reinfeld and Israel Albert Horowitz. With modern examples, Benjamin arouses the same spirit of fun and enjoyment. With a generous array of puzzles in quiz form, this manual will help chess students sharpen their tactical skills and be ready to strike - or counterstrike.
Joel Benjamin is an American grandmaster and a three- time U.S. Champion. He became the youngest- ever U.S. chess master at age 13, beating Bobby Fischer' s record. Chessboard Combat is his fifth book for New In Chess. Benjamin graduated from Yale University with a major in history.