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What are some good kindle puzzle books?

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  • What are some good kindle puzzle books?

    Please name some. Not too hard.


    Skippy

  • #2
    Well, I’d just be googling same as you, so not sure on that. Do you play through the games of masters? Do you ever pick a database of, say, Fischer and just go over the games slowly, trying to guess the moves? Do you ever watch chess videos? I think you are putting too much weight into tactics problems at this point because tactics *aren't the issue in your case.*

    Tactics arise from a decent position, after a decent opening, full of well-placed pieces and the presence of a general plan. Your games have none of that. I would pick an opening, pick a master who plays that opening, and delve into it that way, if I were you.
    Alexander Alekhine is my chess hero.

    An eerie chess short story: The Empty Chair

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    • #3
      I now own Chernev's Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played. Would going through that help? It is now algebraic and in Kindle.

      Skippy

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      • #4
        Originally posted by skippy View Post
        I now own Chernev's Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played. Would going through that help? It is now algebraic and in Kindle.

        Skippy
        Yeah it will help your opening play and improve your strategy/piece placement.

        Now for your question on this thread try

        Tactics Time! 1001 Chess Tactics from the Games of Everyday Chess Players

        http://www.amazon.com/Tactics-Chess-.../dp/B009TBYA7U
        " Deep calculation is not what distinguishes the champions. It does not matter how far ahead you see if you don't understand what you are looking at. When I contemplate my move, I first must consider all the elements in the position so that i can develop a strategy and develop intermediate objectives"

        -- Garry Kasparov--

        "Tactics must be guided by strategy"

        --- Garry Kasparov--

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        • #5
          But opening play, strategy and piece activity are not going to be important when you're dropping your active pieces!

          Play slow games. The mistakes you make (the ones I saw on your chess.com profile a few weeks/months ago) could be avoided if you gave your moves more thought and threat/blunder scanned. Making this double-checking automatic is more important at your level than being able to solve a mate-in-3 (something probably unnecessary anyway, since you'll often be winning large amounts of material with simple threats and not need to find such things).

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          • #6
            I think there are people who only solve mate problems as their way off tactical study. Solving tactical problems that wins material is a must also.
            " Deep calculation is not what distinguishes the champions. It does not matter how far ahead you see if you don't understand what you are looking at. When I contemplate my move, I first must consider all the elements in the position so that i can develop a strategy and develop intermediate objectives"

            -- Garry Kasparov--

            "Tactics must be guided by strategy"

            --- Garry Kasparov--

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