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Chess Target Practice

Battle Tactics for Every Square on the Board

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From America’s foremost chess coach and game strategist for Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit comes a comprehensive guide to battle tactics for every square on the board—for players of any level.

No matter where your opponent lands his piece on the board, Chess Target Practice teaches 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, as well as outlines of:

The Enemy Move—your opponent’s last move, which sets up the offensive opportunity
The Primary Target—the object of your attack
The Battle Tactic—the stratagem that achieves the winning position
The Response—the main winning line, no more than three moves deep
The Result—the anticipated outcome
The Attack Profile—an overview, in words, of the battle

Whether it’s used as a study guide before a match, or as a reference during the rigors of competition, this guide offers a unique perspective and a decided advantage against opponents.

Photo Credit: Brian Killigrew

Bruce Pandolfini is one of the world’s most sought-after chess teachers and one of the most widely read chess writers working today. His role as analyst for PBS’s coverage of the 1972 match between chess superstars Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky first launched him into the public eye. His coaching of chess prodigy Josh Waitzkin was portrayed in the book and film Searching for Bobby Fischer. He is a regular columnist for Chess Life, the bible of the chess world, and continues to coach young players professionally and consults for CEOs from numerous Fortune 500 companies. Pandolfini also created over 300 hypothetical games as a consultant for Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit. He lives in New York City.

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