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300 Most Important Tactical Chess Positions

Thomas Engqvist


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From the Swedish International Master Thomas Engqvist, a must-have on the most important tactical positions you should know.

Knowing the positions is one thing, but this experienced coach shows you how to create them, even out of nothing, in the spirit of chess players Tal and Alekhine. It covers other important facets of tactical play, for example calculation (how to calculate with the help of stepping stones), attacking play as well as defense and counter attack, and even psychological tactics. It focuses on the most important tactical devices to give you the edge, all explored in depth through real players' games.

Batsford, 9781849946124, 304pp.

Publication Date: March 16, 2021

About the Author

Thomas Engqvist is an International Master from Sweden. He has over 30 years' experience as a chess coach and teacher. He has worked with players at world championship level in both junior and correspondence chess. He is the author of two other chess books (for Gambit).