The essential guide to the use of tactics, the hand-to-hand fighting that takes advantage of short-term opportunities to trap or ambush an opponent and change the course of a game in a single move.
Attack? Defend? Swap pieces?
Tactics are the watchdogs of strategy that take advantage of short-term opportunities to trap or ambush your opponent and quite possibly change the course of a game in a single move.
Why play in a fog, only hoping that your opponent will blunder, when GM Yasser Seirawan can show you how to put the tactics of the world's chess legends to work for you.
Choose from the double attack, the pin, the skewer, deflection, the decoy, x-rays, windmills, and many more timetested tactics.
Using classic board situations arranged in chapters by tactical themes, Yasser Seirawan teaches you how to:
- Plan your entire game from the very first move
- Think ahead, step by step, anticipating every obstacle your opponent can throw your way