Chess Tactics for Champions: A Step-by Step Guide to Using Tactics and Combinations

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Random House Puzzles & Games, 2006 - Games - 347 pages
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Susan Polgar became the first female Grandmaster at age 15—and it wasn't luck that got her there. Her use of tactics, combinations, and strategy during her games gave her the critical advantage she needed against her opponents. In Chess Tactics for Champions, Polgar gives insight into the kind of thinking that chess champions rely on while playing the game, specifically the ability to recognize patterns and combinations. With coauthor Paul Truong, Susan Polgar teaches the tactics she learned from her father, Laszlo Polgar, one of the world's best chess coaches.

• Teaches players how to calculate the effect of a move in order to gain an edge over an opponent

• For intermediate to advanced chess players of all ages

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Review: Chess Tactics for Champions: A step-by-step guide to using tactics and combinations the Polgar way

User Review  - Tomtg - Goodreads

Great tactical workbook. Wonderful and highly recommended! Read full review

Review: Chess Tactics for Champions: A step-by-step guide to using tactics and combinations the Polgar way

User Review  - Dan Warren - Goodreads

Fantastic stuff for intermediate-level chess players!! I'd say my chess strength is around 1500-1600 and I found this book to be a good mix of tactical exercises that I found easy, and ones that really stretched my abilities. Kudos to Susan Polgar for this excellent (and entertaining!) book. Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Susan Polgar was a gold medalist at the 2004 Chess Olympiad. She is the current World Champion in Women's Chess and the top ranked female chess player in the United States.

Paul Truong is an eleven-time National Champion and was the captain and business manager of the 2004 U.S. Women's Olympiad Team.

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