Tactics in the Chess Opening 2

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Tactics, tricks and traps!

Every chess player loves to win, but nothing compares to winning with a flourish. How happy we are when the tactics work and we decide a game with a cunning trick, a devilish trap or a delightful coup de grâce.

The Open Games, more than any other segment of the entire opening spectrum, has always given rise to spectacular miniatures and fascinating sacrifices. For what is more beautiful than ancient King’s Gambit slugfests or modern classics by Kasparov, Short, Shirov and other war-horses.

In this book you will find more than 250 carefully selected and expertly annotated Open games full of unexpected turns and brilliant surprise attacks. You can study these games or just enjoy them, but either way they will end up making you a stronger player!

Jeremy Silman, author of 'How to Reassess Your Chess':
“Lots of opening ideas that can be assimilated by everyone.”

Thomas Behrens at Schach-Ticker (Germany):
“Very suitable as a training book for youngsters. Kids will be thrilled with the fine tactics and will, while going at it, automatically absorb some of the strategic backgrounds.”

Australian Chess Magazine:
“An excellent way to study.”

IM John Watson, The Week In Chess:
“A high quality product that is particularly appropriate to give the average club and tournament player an overall grasp on the dangers and opportunities available in a given opening.”

Rick Kennedy, ChessVille:
“A very enjoyable book that will teach as well as entertain. The games tend to be sprightly educational miniatures.”

Schaakmagazine (Netherlands):
“Many of the games can be studied without a chess board and pieces.”

British Federation for Correspondence Chess:
“An excellent primer or book to stimulate ideas.”

Paul Motwani in The Scotsman:
“All players who wish to hone their chess skills would do well to invest in a copy of Tactics in the Chess Opening 2, an excellent New In Chess book. (…) What an irresistible feat of attacking play.”

IM John Donaldson:
“The annotations are to the point, detailed but not so much as to lose the reader. This book should be a pleasurable way for those below 2200 to master the fundamentals of tactical play in semi-open games.”

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Publication date:
August 15, 2003
Number of pages:
New In Chess
346 gram