Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? In this sequel, the focus is exclusively on Tactics. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned master, this book will help you to evaluate your current level, identify your weaknesses, and get training advice. You will discover: 60 diagrams with multiple-choice questions of varied complexity.
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This book offers a unique approach to chess self-evaluation and training. It will answer the two most common questions that players ask an experienced coach - what is my true rating or strengths and weaknesses?
How do I improve? Comprehensive answers include diagrams for easy reading away from the chessboard. Match yourself against players of all levels, up to grandmaster and see how you stock up. The book will be essential reading for everyone who plays chess because it will: a. Don't let it be your last! Up to now most are just collections of positions grouped by type of maneuver or some notion of difficulty. Yours is the first to try to analyze the wrong moves and why people pick them.
I thought it was well written and I find how you work out the statistics very good and I believe that most of them are pretty much correct to my playing skill. But it is very helpful and I really enjoy the Chess Exam books.
The book follows closely the model of your first book with a focus on tactics. In each case the problems are well chosen with an ability to instruct as well as entertain. I spend a lot of time doing tactics problems in books and online because I know this is an area that I need to improve in and I am pleased to say that all your chosen problems were unfamiliar to me no small accomplishment!
Many of them contained tactical elements that I had seen before but used in new and instructive ways which taught me things about those tactical elements that had heretofore eluded me. This is not a book for beginners, but it does fill a real need to bridge the gap between tactics problems and the problems faced when playing a chess game. The natural follow-up to his award winning Chess Exam, volume II is an impressive assortment of highly instructive, and entertaining!
It isn't common for me to see an instruction manual that carries so many exciting and full-of-life positions I have not seen before, but C E II does just that. The material may vary from easy to very tough, but interestingly, it is presented in such a way, that the challenging stuff is still valuable for low rated, and the 'easy pickings' are still fun for the masters.
A very welcome repeating motive I have found in the book, was the high number of 'surprises' one finds. The obvious is often illusionary, and just when one may stop and think 'got it! Seeing these, learning and rehearsing them, is sure to develop and sharpen one's calculations and sense of danger, and could well help in making the next step up the ranking ladder. I have not only enjoyed reading it, but am sure to 'adopt' quite a few of the positions for my own teaching repertoire.
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