Newsletter   Secure Checkout   View Cart (0 items)  
Search:    Welcome Guest! Save up to 30-40% on most items with our awesome everyday discounts!

How to Calculate Chess Tactics [Paperback]

Our Price $ 18.86  
Retail Value $ 26.95  
You Save $ 8.09  (30%)  
Item Number 271396  
Buy New $18.86
Out Of Stock!
Currently Out Of Stock
Currently unavailable...

Item description for How to Calculate Chess Tactics by Valeri Beim, Steve Giddins, George Schwab, Erna Hilfstein, Dendo Tanaka, Sara Stridsberg & Ana Planella...

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.

Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at!

Item Specifications...

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

Availability  0 units.

More About Valeri Beim, Steve Giddins, George Schwab, Erna Hilfstein, Dendo Tanaka, Sara Stridsberg & Ana Planella

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo!
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.

Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.

Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Entertainment > Games > Board Games > Chess
2Books > Subjects > Entertainment > Games > General

Reviews - What do customers think about How to Calculate Chess Tactics?

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.

Write your own review about How to Calculate Chess Tactics

Ask A Question or Provide Feedback regarding How to Calculate Chess Tactics

Item Feedback and Product Questions
For immediate assistance call 888.395.0572 during the hours of 10am thru 8pm EST Monday thru Friday and a customer care representative will be happy to help you!

Help us continuously improve our service by reporting your feedback or questions below:

I have a question regarding this product
The information above is incorrect or conflicting
The page has misspellings or incorrect grammar
The page did not load correctly in my browser or created an error.

Email Address:
Anti Spam Question. To combat spammers we require that you answer a simple question.
What color is the sky?
Leave This Blank :
Do Not Change This Text :

Add This Product Widget To Your Website

Looking to add this information to your own website? Then use our Product Widget to allow you to display product information in a frame that is 120 pixels wide by 240 pixels high.

    Copy and paste the following HTML into your website and enjoy!

Order toll-free weekdays 10am thru 10pm EST by phone: 1-888-395-0572 (Lines are closed on holidays & weekends.)
Customer Service | My Account | Track My Orders | Return Policy | Request Free Catalog | Email Newsletter

Gift Certificates
RSS Feeds
About Us
Contact Us
Terms Of Use
Privacy Policy