Chess Tactics for the Tournament Player


by GM Lev Alburt

and Sam Palatnik


It's been said that "tactics are 99% of chess." This third volume of the Comprehensive Chess Course teaches you the basic tools of winning chess with instructive and memorable examples.


Chess Tactics for the Tournament Player contains hundreds of strikingly beautiful positions arranged by difficulty and designed to sharpen tactical recognition and vision. Nothing is left to chance in this work. All materials have already shown their worth in Russian chess instruction.


"“Chess Tactics for the Tournament Player is ideal for both serious study and light entertainment. A highly instructive primer on tactics, the material here will never pall.”"

--—Grandmaster Larry Evans, five-time U.S. chess champion


"Simply put, this book is the best thing ever written for achieving quick improvement in tactical play. Most players will soon notice a jaunty uptick in their tournament results— and rating!"

--Lary Parr, former editor of Chess Life


About the authors: Grandmaster Lev Alburt, a three-time U.S. chess Champion, is called the “grandmaster of chess teachers.” This famed teacher, who helps students of all strengths and ages, has spent years translating secret lesson plans used to produce a long line of Soviet world champions. The Compre-hensive Chess Course series is the result. His co-author in this book is GM Sam Palalnik, a former captain of the Ukrainian squad that recently won the silver medal in the world team championship ahead of Russia! GM Palatnik is renowned for putting into practice many of the brilliant tactical ideas included in this book.


Chess diagrams throughout


256 pages, paperback

Chess Tactics for the Tournament Player


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