Winning Chess - Irving Chernev & Fred Reinfeld
Paperback, 240 pages
You are an average chess player. You are familiar with the major openings. You have played over some of the famous grandmaster tournament games. You have read a few books on the strategy and theory of chess.
Yet your game does not improve. Why? How many times, having played the opening according to the book and having attained a satisfactory position, do you ask your self, What do I do now?
Winning Chess answers that question. The proper use of combination play is the secret of winning chess. Winning Chess not only tells you, but graphically and forcefully shows you, how to recognize the elements of winning tactical combinations and how to apply them to actual games positions.
It teaches you how to look for the distinguishing characteristics and repetitive patterns that announce the presence of a potential combination.
It shows you how to exploit these patterns to achieve such winning tactica as The Pin, The Knight Fork, The Double Attack, The Discovered Check, The Skewer and a dozen others. Each tactical theme is explained, demonstrated, analyzed and illustrated from the simplest form to the more complex situations that arise in master games. Each chapter constitutes a unique lesson in attacking play, and each can be applied directly to your own game.
If you learn these lessons well, you will be well on the road to playing winning chess.
ISBN-13: 978-1849941105, Batsford, 2013