Tadej Sakelsek & Adrian MikhalchishinVolume 2: Become a Tactical WizardSample pages (pdf)
The second in a three volume series on chess tactics training.
Knowledge of openings, middlegames, endgames, strategy, technique, realization of the advantage and similar is also extremely important. But all this knowledge doesnt help us if we dont calculate properly! Every chess player must solve as many puzzles as possible in order to grow stronger.
In the first book the authors demonstrated a slightly different approach to studying tactics - they chose tactical elements according to a great champion, Vasily Smyslov. The second book is devoted to much more complicated tactical ideas and motifs. The second volume is recommended for players up to 2100 rating.
The second book in the series is divided into three parts:
1. A theoretical part where you will get to know the basics about tactical elements according to Smyslov (check, pin, double attack, unprotected piece). Mating attacks (typical motifs and mating construction), queen sacrifice and defensive tactics.
2. Exercises and solutions for level 3.
3. Exercises and solutions for level 4.
Volume 2 contains clear and, hopefully instructive examples, plus a lot of exercises for levels up to 2100. Study, enjoy and use tactics as much as possible in your games!
Published 2019, softback, 302 pages.