Thinkers' Chess Academy with Grandmaster Thomas Luther

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Thinkers' Chess Academy with Grandmaster Thomas Luther

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Thinkers' Chess Academy with Grandmaster Thomas Luther Volume 1
First Steps in Tactics
Softcover, 328 pages

A Complete Systematic Chess Education Program

Most chess games are decided by tactics. Grandmaster Thomas Luther brings a structured approach to capturing the subtleties of any tactical theme. The reader is challenged to regularly solve the exercises and, in doing so, improve his skills o motif recognition. This book is aimed at chess players of all ages and levels who want to significantly improve their results. This is the first book in the Thinkers' Chess Academy trilogy.

Table of Contents:

KEY TO SYMBOLS....7
REQUIREMENTS FOR WORKING WITH THIS BOOK....9
DEAR READER!....11
HOW TO USE THIS BOOK....13
Some practical advice....14
CHAPTER 1. NOTATION....17
Let's learn how to use the notation....17
Annotations....20
Some more chess terms....21
Name the Square....23
Notation Solutions....25
Notate the game....26
CHAPTER 2. EXERCISES & MAZES....31
The tricky Knight....35
Solutions to Chapter 2 Exercises....43
CHAPTER 3. CHECKMATE & ADVANTAGE....65
Find the checkmate!....66
Solutions for Find the checkmate!....72
CHAPTER 5. THE WINNING MOVE!....81
Find the winning move! - Part 1....82
Solutions for Find the winning move! - Part 1....85
Find the winning move! - Part 2....89
Solutions for Find the winning move! - Part 2....95
CHAPTER 6. RULES AND BEHAVIOUR....105
CHAPTER 7. FIND CHECKMATE IN TWO MOVES!....109
Solutions for Find checkmate in two moves!....118
CHAPTER 8. TACTICAL MOTIFS....127
CHAPTER 9. DOUBLE ATTACK / FORK....129
Find & use the double attack! - Part 1....134
Solutions for Find & use the double attack! - Part 1....138
Find & use the double attack! - Part 2 ....143
Solutions for Find & use the double attack! - Part 2....152
CHAPTER 10. THE KNIGHT AND HIS FORKS....161
Find the knight fork! - Part 1....167
Solutions for Find the knight fork! - Part 1....171
Find the knight fork! - Part 2....176
Solutions for Find the knight fork! - Part 2....185
CHAPTER 11. THE SKEWER....195
Find the Skewer!....199
Solutions for Find the skewer!....207
CHAPTER 12. THE PIN....215
Find & use the Pin! - Part 1....219
Solutions for Find & use the Pin! - Part 1....223
Find & use the Pin! - Part 2....227
Solutions to Find & use the Pin! - Part 2....236
CHAPTER 13. HOW TO HANDLE A PIN....245
CHAPTER 14. THE OVERLOAD MOTIF....249
Find the Overload!....252
Solutions to Find the Overload!....257
CHAPTER 15. DISCOVERED ATTACK....263
Discovered check....265
Double check....266
The "Rubber Band Trick"....268
The Mill or the See-saw....269
Discovered Attack - Part 1....271
Solutions for Discovered Atttack - Part 1....275
Discovered Attack - Part 2....280
Solutions for Discovered Attack - Part 2....289
CHAPTER 16: HISTORY OF CHESS & CHECKMATE....299
Checkmate in 3 moves from the past....305
Solutions for Checkmate in 3 moves from the past....313
AT THE END....323

Grandmaster Thomas Luther, born in 1969, is the first player with a disability to have entered the FIDE Top 100 rating list. In 2001 he was ranked 80th in the world. He has won the German Championship three times and is well known as an experienced and successful coach. In 2014 his achievements were recognised by being granted the title of FIDE sSenior Trainer. In his career to-date he has published several books and DVDs. This is his second book for Thinkers Publishing, after Chess Coaching for Kids - The U10 Project (in collaboration with Jugend Schach Verlag)
ISBN: 978-94-9251-072-3
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