Paperback, 349 pages, Batsford publishing.
This A to Z of chess tactics provides an explanation of all the key terms and jargon used in chess, so you can understand them and put them into practice in your own game. From Castling to Zugzwang, from Underpromotion to Zwischenzug.
Written in a clear and informative style, it has a large section at the back of the book with illustrative games from past chess masters and grandmasters, which show the relevant chess definition in action.
Plus there are exercises that illustrate the tactic defined – these test you on your ability to recognize the tactics learned, as that is how they will appear in a match. The exercises teach you how to seize the opportunities before they disappear as well as avoiding traps your opponent may leave.
Useful for all chess players, this is an essential read for those looking to improve and understand the game better.
George Huczek is a CCCA (Canadian Correspondence Chess Association) Senior Candidate Master and was on the CFC (Canadian Chess Federation) Board of Governors. George is currently a retired highschool science and computerscience teacher and lives in Canada. A to Z Chess Tactics is his first book.