Understanding Chess Tactics has 55 ratings and 5 reviews. Timm said: Easy to read, will improve your chess skills immediately. I shouldn’t even say that. Page 1. Martin Weteschnik. Chess Tactics from Scratch. Understanding Chess Tactics. 2nd edition. QUALITY CHESS. Y. Page 2. { Of. Page 3. Chess Tactics. The first edition of this book, Understanding Chess Tactics, was hailed as a modern classic. But Weteschnik was not completely satisfied with the book and.

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Your writings about Weteschnik and this book made me nosy. I am a big big fan of Chessimo too. AoxomoxoA wondering 28 February at Thanks for the comment.

Understanding Chess Tactics by Martin Weteschnik

This is probably the most sophisticated chapter and was quite valuable for me for the new ideas and ways of thinking it introduced although see below caveat. I found this to be a straightforward chapter, although as in the previous chapter it was particularly useful in demonstrating how discovered attacks could be conducted against key squares, not just against the opponent’s pieces.

Maybe that’s because it’s the Second Edition?

Again, the concept of searching for targets that included both pieces and key squares was valuable for me, as was the repeated motif of sacrificing material in order to create a decisive double attack situation. One of his games is here: Ben Marmont rated it it was amazing Oct 22, Every page and every word reflects the passion and immense love of the author for the subject matter.


I am currently reading through the book a second time – up After spending time on countless tactics and learning how to spot the tactic in a puzzle but not being able to create it over the board Martin Weteschnik has struck gold in teaching you how to create and generate tactics on the board. These players clearly needed a good book, but when Weteschnik looked for it he found nothing suitable, so he decided to write it himself.

Chess is also a game of logic. This book has combinations sorted by difficulty level 1 – 5. This book is specifically aimed at improving adult players who do not have a systematic understanding of tactics – although of course juniors should also get a lot out of it – so I am exactly its intended target audience. Log In or Join.

Chess Tactics from Scratch: He also discovered that simply asking them to solve a huge number of puzzles did not fix the problem. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Do that and you’ll be a good chess player. Anonymous 12 June, I expect that the computer checked version is better. My personal opinion and after a lot of tournaments OTB I have realized how important tactics are.


This may be an exaggeration, but even the remaining 1 per cent still depends on tactics. Newer Post Older Post Home.

I received a copy of the following comment in my inbox, but for some reason it didn’t appear here, so it’s being reproduced below. Feb 2, 6.

Chess Tactics from Scratch – UCT 2nd Edition by Martin Weteschnik

This is a real gem, a masterpiece to be savoured. View cart My Account. The concept of creating a pin against a key square was also quite useful to see and deepened my understanding of the pin in practice. I plan to return to working through the site at some point, there’s certainly a lot of content there.

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He writes, “the most dramatic increases in playing strength, even for experienced tournament players, are achieved by the systematic acquisition of tactical knowledge. Jan 31, 1.