Publisher: Convekta, 2012 Edition: Download Language: English
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A fundamental course on chess tactics, CT-ART for Beginners. This course can be rightfully considered the predecessor to the Chess Tactics ART (CT-ART) course written for club and intermediate players.
CT-ART for Beginners contains 150 teaching examples introducing you to typical chess combinations and 1500 new exercises meant to develop your playing skills and reinforce the knowledge acquired. The exercises are classified according to more than 30 tactical methods and motifs.
All exercises are designed for beginners already familiar with the chess rules, but club players may also find them useful.
Each section includes exercises from practical play covering the whole variety of possible techniques and maneuvers related to the topic in question.
Languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian. System requirements: IBM-compatible PC, 64 Mb RAM, Hard Disk 50 Mb of free disk space, Windows 7/XP/Vista. No additional software required.
Table of Contents:
Theory: 1. Chess Tactics ART for Beginners 2. Opening the lines 3. Clearing important squares 4. Clearing the lines 5. Decoy 6. Decoying to Knight forks 7. Blocking 8. Distraction 9. Distracting pieces from defending the back rank 10. Interception 11. Discovered attack 12. Double check 13. Exploiting a pin 14. Mill
Exercises: 1. Opening the d- and e-files 2. Opening the f-file 3. Opening the g-file 4. Opening the h-file 5. Opening files 6. Opening diagonals 7. Clearing ranks 8. Clearing diagonals 9. Clearing important squares 10. Clearing files 11. Decoying to pins 12. Decoying the king into a mating net 13. Decoying to attack lines 14. Decoying to Knight forks 15. Decoying to attacks by opening lines 16. Decoying to attacks by retreating pieces 17. Decoying to Queen forks 18. Distracting pieces from defending important lines 19. Distracting pieces from defending the back rank 20. Distracting pieces from defending other pieces 21. Distracting pawns 22. Distracting pieces from protecting important squares 23. Distracting pinning pieces 24. Intercepting a piece defending another piece 25. Intercepting a piece protecting from checkmate 26. Unblocking by decoy 27. Discovered attack 28. Using discovered attacks when attacking the King 29. X-ray 30. Mill