Tactics, Tactics, Tactics! Volume 4
by Csaba Balogh
Publisher: Chess Evolution, 2015
Edition: Paperback medium
For most of the players and chess fans, the biggest pleasure in a chessgame is to beat an opponent with a beautiful combination, of which we can be proud at. However, to live with all the given oportunities and not miss any of the chances, we must stay in sharp shape all the time, what we can reach only by practicing puzzlesolving.
Many puzzle books are based on artificial positions or selected only for their beauty. The concept of this book is different. The highest priority is to “use the practical side of the puzzles” and take the level of calculation to a completely new dimension.
All the puzzles have been selected from recent games, trying to put the reader in the shoes of “the player”.
The difficulty of the different sections might also give you a right evaluation of your current tactical skills and bring them further ahead.
Tactics, Tactics, Tactics! Volume 4 consists of seven chapters:
1. Winning material! (82 Puzzles)
2. Mate! (54 Puzzles)
3. Find the draw! (20 Puzzles)
4. Silent moves (61 Puzzles)
5. Simplifications (82 Puzzles)
6. Mating attack (92 Puzzles)
7. Tests (160 Puzzles)
All in all 551 puzzles.
You will find a huge range of tactical ideas, what you can use in your own games! All the puzzles have been collected from practical games from the beginning of 2013 to the middle of 2015. Great combinations by Carlsen, Caruana, Anand, Topalov and many more Top players.
Balogh Csaba was born on 19th of March 1987. His best rating is 2672. Grandmaster since 2004. European Individual U-16 Champion in 2003, Budva. Member of the Hungarian National Team since 2005. Best tournament result: Winner of the Fischer memorial Super tournament in 2008 Hévíz. Olympic silver medalist in 2014.
"Today, when I recall my first steps into the life of a chess professional, a huge space in the progress has been done by solving a lot of different tactical books. It helped me a lot to improve my calculation, make it precise and fast, which brought me the title of the World Rapid Champion. Solve puzzles, even just a few a day - and a significant improvement is guaranteed!"