CoffeeHouse Chess Tactics

An Astonishing Trip into the World of Competitive Chess

CoffeeHouse Chess Tactics

Regular Price: $17.95

Special Price: $8.98

Catalog Product Code: B0097NIC

*Eligible for Media Mail Shipping Details
In Stock Ready To Ship
Share product with a friends & opponents!
img img img img
Publication Date: November 16, 2010
Notation Type: FAN - Figurine
Page Count: 136 Pages

Publisher: New In Chess
Author: John Healy
Year of Publication: 2010

Pages: 136
Notation Type: Figurine Algebraic (FAN)

Book Description

With refreshing simplicity, Coffeehouse Chess Tactics shows how to turn bad, even seemingly hopeless positions to our advantage. How to distinguish the essential from the trivial. How to adapt according to the situation on the board.

Each game sparkles with some unusual tactical or defensive motif. Along with the games the author describes in eloquent but brutal language the beautiful, sometimes terrible, world of chess "where sport, art and science merge. Where adrenalin gives such a high. Where hours pass, many, many of them so that we do not know what time it is any more!" Fascinating and compelling, ’Coffeehouse Chess Tactics’ takes the reader on an astonishing trip into the world of competitive chess.

’The Grass Arena’ catapulted John Healy to worldwide literary fame. That classic memoir described how Healy, by discovering chess, escaped a life of alcoholism, violence, vagrancy and crime. But what of his chess? As an outsider he exerted a powerful allure, especially when his bad reputation was accompanied by skill and glory. He won many tournaments.

Related Products

  • Chess Target Practice
    Battle Tactics for Every Square on the Board
    No matter where your opponent lands his piece on the board, Chess Target Practice will teach you how to successfully attack his position. By analyzing each and every square, Bruce Pandolfini helps players learn the appropriate tactics to zero in on the target and move in for the kill. Because different positions necessitate different attack plans, this one-of-a-kind strategy book offers tactics for each of the squares on the board.

    Chess Target Practice

    Battle Tactics for Every Square on the Board
    Catalog Code: B0003SS
    Our Price: $15.75
  • Winning Chess Tactics
    Learn 25 Essential Opening Strategies Today!
    Newly formatted and updated! Fourteen chapters illustrate the explanations and thinking behind every tactical concept. Learn to use pins, single and double forks, double attacks, skewers, discovered and double checks, multiple threats and other crushing tactics to gain an immediate edge. Each concept is fully explained in easy-to-understand language with diagrams, examples and game situations so you understand the thinking and game plan behind every moves.

    Winning Chess Tactics

    Learn 25 Essential Opening Strategies Today!
    Catalog Code: B0025CZ
    Our Price: $9.95
  • Greatest Ever Chess Tricks and Traps
    There is no easier way to win a game of chess than by luring your opponent into a devious trap. Similarly, there's nothing worse than being the one on the receiving end. Tricks, traps and swindles lie in wait everywhere, especially so in the opening phase of the game, and many battles can be won or saved simply through learning and mastering the most important ones. In this instructive and fun book, Gary Lane looks back through chess history and at modern times to create a list of his own favourite tricks and traps.

    Greatest Ever Chess Tricks and Traps

    Catalog Code: B0082EM
    Our Price: $24.95
Tell us what you think about this item!