1001 Chess Tactics from the Real Games of Everyday Chess Players
by Tim Brennan, Andrea Carson
Publisher: New In Chess, 2013
Edition: Paperback small
Everyone knows that the way to improve at chess is to solve tactics puzzles, but why do tactics books make amateurs study master games? In the real world of the games of beginning and casual players openings are dubious, positions are messy, material is uneven and oversights are occurring constantly.
Real amateur games are usually won by rather primitive means, compared to the cool and fancy moves that masters need in order to gain victory.
This book takes positions from amateur games and puts them out there, warts and all. Tim Brennan and Andrea Carson have assembled thousands of everyday games by amateurs, and selected the most instructive tactical examples.