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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After all, in a real game, there’s nobody looking over your shoulder saying, “White to mate in three,” or “Black to play and win a pawn! Set up a giveaway. Revised and Expanded Kindle Edition. Thanks for telling us tactice the problem. Chess Tactics Can Be Fun! Tactics has replaced my daily ritual of fighting the Tactics Trainer for an hour or so.

Rank beginners obviously need to learn about all these tactics, and this book is a great place to start. In fact, every topic in Back To Basics: Sir Aaron Goodwin rated heismqn it was amazing Oct 29, I think this book is appropriate for that level or anyone who has read a chess primer and played several games.

Finally he wraps it up with a long section of puzzles that cover all the various subjects in the book. Black, of course, should take the queen with Write a customer review.


Even working through the problems which seemed a bit simple at my stage of development was useful, though, because often the solutions given by Heisman were enlightening. Print edition must be purchased new and sold by Amazon.

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MAN, has it helped me. Then he goes into a section of checkmates, and a wonderful and difficult section on defensive tactics. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. 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.

I found Heisman’s book to be more to the point than Seirawan’s and for some reason Heisman’s just cemented in my brain more permanently.

Back to Basics: Tactics by Dan Heisman

This book will help you do that! There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Piotr Nowak rated it liked it Feb 19, First on my Heisman reading list was Back To Basics: Daniel Richmond rated it really liked it Sep 09, I will no doubt be coming back to those chapters repeatedly and often until I get the hang of them.

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Open Preview See a Problem? I’m not giving it a full 5 stars because for someone at my level these puzzles are a bit beyond my skill level; I have found Chess Tactics for Students by John Bain to have easier problems to just get the hang of the tactics whereas this book really stretches your analytic abilities as a beginner. I am relatively new to chess study, and found most puzzle books just a little too hard to really deal with.


Some chapters have only a few puzzles others have thirty or more. It is well established that the study of basic tactics is probably the single most important thing any beginner can do to improve at chess.

Aradhya Makkar rated it it was amazing Sep basiccs, Recommended for player below Removal of the guard is one of Heisman’s favorite axes to grind and he works it over at length and in depth in Back to Basics: This book will greatly enhance your enjoyment learning about – and benefiting from – the recurring patterns of tactics.

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! This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Check out the rest of Stick’s articles.

Josh rated it it was ok Jun 08, Lucky Grover rated it it was amazing Jul 02, In spite of being modern, this ebook is already a classic. So they play His Landmark Classics in One Edition. Wolfandshield rated it really liked tacttics Sep 15, Learn more about Kindle MatchBook. There are approximately examples ranging from too easy to very difficult!