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How to Calculate Chess Tactics [Paperback]

By Valeri Beim & Steve Giddins (Translator)
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Thinking methods are at the heart of the chess struggle, yet most players devote little conscious effort to improving their calculating ability. Much of the previous literature on the subject has presented idealized models that have limited relevance to the hurly-burly of practical chess, or else provide little more than ad hoc suggestions. Here, experienced trainer Valeri Beim strikes a balance by explaining how to use intuition and logic together to solve tactical problems in a methodical way. He also offers advice on when it is best to calculate 'like a machine', and when it is better to rely on intuitive assessment.

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Pages   175
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 6.75" Height: 9.75"
Weight:   0.75 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Aug 30, 2006
Publisher   Gambit Publications
ISBN  1904600506  
ISBN13  9781904600503  

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Valeri Beim is a grandmaster who lives in Austria. He has won numerous tournaments and plays in the Austrian and German leagues. For many years he was the head trainer at the chess school in Odessa, and he was also the trainer of the Israeli Olympiad team.

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Great book but the title is misleading  Feb 20, 2007
This book should be called "Appreciation of Chess Tactics"
rather than "How to Calculate..." because this is not a chess tactics
workbook at all. The game examples are beautiful and the author's
commentaries about each game and essays about tactical themes
really convey chess beauty and excitement but you will not find
cookbook exercises or checklists of how to set up tactical themes here.

I gave it four stars because it did heighten my appreciation of the game
but it lost that last star because I feel that in a book whose title
is "How To Do Something" should actually teach you step by step
how to do that thing.
Tactics: Calculation and Evaluation for the Intermediate Player  Sep 16, 2006
A wonderful and different kind of tactics book for the Intermediate or even somewhat Advanced chess player. This is not a tactics workbook (that has lots of problems to solve - useful in its own way) nor a book on chess traps (useful for learning chess tactics during the opening stage - also useful in its way) but a book that:
1. Offers tactical situations and shows the thinking process to calculate to SEE AHEAD.
2. Helps you learn intuition and to evaluate the end result (this is a difficult subject).
Mr. Beim covers in this book what most other tactics or traps books do not! Very worthwhile to get if you are at least an Intermediate Player.

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