I’ve been a fan of Dan Heisman ‘s Novice Nook column for quite some time now, First on my Heisman reading list was Back To Basics: Tactics. 1. Back to Basics: Tactics by. Dan Heisman. Russell Enterprises, Inc. of tactics. It does not matter who gets the advantage out of the opening, if one of. Back to Basics has 44 ratings and 2 reviews. Steven said: An awesome, intermediate-level chess tactics book. The chapter on counting alone makes this boo.

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As more of an advanced beginning player, this book did a great job of introducing me to knew concepts and solidifying ones that I already knew although not as deeply as before I read this book. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.

English Choose a language for shopping. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. His Penn State team won the U. Each tactics topic comes along with many problems to work through, with heavy emphasis on removal of the guard problems – that set of problems is easily the largest set of problems on a specific tactic in the book. Sep 29, Steven Steele rated it it was amazing. Then he goes into a section of checkmates, and a wonderful and difficult section on defensive tactics.

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Book Review: Back To Basics: Tactics

Write a customer review. Unfortunately, I don’t know how long that wait will be, so the choice to wait is a bit of a judgement call on the potential reader.

Wolfandshield rated it really liked it Sep 15, However, there certainly were some problems that gave bacj a bit of a hard time, and I had the jeisman trouble with problems sets about tactics I have not much seen in other books, specifically removal of the guard, defense and seeds.


No trivia or quizzes yet. I know the book is working because while going through this book I would get one of my Reinfeld books and open to a random puzzle and more times than not be able to solve it!

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After all, in a real game, there’s nobody looking over your shoulder saying, “White to mate in bxck or “Black to play and win a pawn! Recommended for player below This book is an introduction to the various kinds of basic chess tactics.

At the beginning of the book, there is a section on counting, a topic to which Heisman gives high priority. Before, I was just staring cluelessly at the Reinfeld puzzles. See all 26 reviews.

If you are an avid Novice Nook reader, a quick look at this book’s table of contents will be very familiar. Gifting of the Kindle edition at the Kindle MatchBook price is not available. MAN, has it helped me. In spite of being modern, this ebook is already a classic.

The Best of Novice Nook. Rank beginners obviously need to learn about all these tactics, and this book is a great place to start.

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I bought the Reinfeld books and just felt lost. After finishing the counting chapter, I was amazed at how many counting errors I had been making in my games. Matt rated it it was amazing Jun 25, Joe Larsen rated it it was amazing Jun 29, Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Thank you Dan Heisman for another wonderful book!

To ask other readers questions about Back to Basicsplease sign up. Lucky Grover rated it it was amazing Jul 02, Not Enabled Screen Reader: June 10, Sold by: And the text is layed out in two columns per page, which may or may not bother you.


More advanced players may know all or most of these tactical motifs, but to them the big payoff from this book is faster, clearer thinking about tactics.

Back to Basics: Tactics

Fairly often I might solve the problem correctly, but not exactly for the same reasons that the author gives in his explanations of the solutions, and sometimes he gives contunuations for the answers that hadn’t occured to me.

I will no doubt be coming back to those chapters repeatedly and often until I get the hang of ttactics. This is another topic about which the author explains in a way that other books I have read do not, and it certainly has changed my game since reading Heisman’s explanation. On Kindle for PC, the images of chess boards are too small to be of any use, and I haven’t yet found any good way to zoom in.

Back to Basics: Tactics by Dan Heisman

Read more Read less. Trivia About Back to Basics: He is the two-time Open chess champion of Philadelphia andand the Philadelphia Invitational Chess Champion With instructional material, examples, and problems of all types, the subject of chess tactics is covered comprehensively. Please try again later.

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