「Practical Chess Exercises: 600 Lessons from Tactics to Strategy

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Practical Chess Exercises: 600 Lessons from Tactics to Strategy

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  • Practical chess exercises, intended as a sequel to the practical chess grammar; containing various openings, games, and situations ... for the use of those who have already a knowledge of the game



    In reality, it is a number of complexities that exist in chess. As improving players it seems that we have barely conquered one idea or concept and another appears. The number of terms used in chess spans generations or players and the languages they speak. Opening, middlegame, endgame, zugzwang, en passant, fianchetto, tabiya, prophylaxis, doubled pawns, passed pawns, strongpoint, bad bishop, good knight,... it seems endless. Still, in the end there we are sitting at the board with our heads in our hands trying to find the right move. Perhaps the right concept will give us some clue, but it doesn't matter as the clock ticks away. How do we prepare for this setting?

    "Practical Chess Exercises" aims to help us with such situations. The author, Ray Cheng, relates that he had been working at chess and found the problem solving books to have an inherent problem. Problem books start out telling the reader what to expect. If you get an endgame problem book, it is not likely to have rook sacrifices and conversely if you have a tactics book there isn't much chance of solving a queen-and-pawn versus queen ending.

    This book presents 600 "problems" that could potentially fall into any category. There aren't any groupings or specific arrangement to the problems, endgames in with tactics in with defense and even opening positions. This is quite a good idea as it introduces the bite of uncertainty to solving the problems. In other words, the reader is deprived of the little bit of extra info that most of us lazy players lean on when we are going through problem books. Diminishing the complacency that can become standard for improving players is worth reading this book alone.

  • Practical chess exercises, intended as a sequel to the practical chess grammar; containing various openings, games, and situations ... for the use of those who have already a knowledge of the game

    “Practical Chess Exercises” aims to help us with such situations. The author, Ray Cheng, relates that he had been working at chess and found the problem solving books to have an inherent problem. Problem books start out telling the reader what to expect. If you get an endgame problem book, it is not likely to have rook sacrifices and conversely if you have a tactics book there isn’t much chance of solving a queen-and-pawn versus queen ending.

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