Magic of Chess Tactics – GM Karsten Müller & FM Claus Dieter Meyer

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Magic of Chess Tactics - GM Karsten Müller & FM Claus Dieter Meyer (Physical Disc)
Magic of Chess Tactics – GM Karsten Müller & FM Claus Dieter Meyer

The Magic of  Chess Tactics is the art of combat command. When tactics dominate concrete action is required immediately in order to put a plan into practice or to grab an opportunity.

However, in complicated positions and with determined resistance basic tactics are often insufficient and intuition, imagination, and precision are necessary.

The Magic of Chess Tactics DVD helps to develop these qualities and offers a multitude of highly interesting, thoroughly analyzed examples as well as detailed explanations and exercises.

Such positions especially are brought into focus which is beyond a quick solution, put concentration and calculating power to the test and sometimes even contain instructive material for quite a lot of training courses.

The Magic of Chess Tactics, which in 2002 was originally published as a book in the USA has been considerably improved and expanded over the last few years.

Magic of Chess Tactics - GM Karsten Müller & FM Claus Dieter Meyer (Physical Disc)
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Now it is presented as a training DVD, for the very first time in the popular ChessBase format together with Fritztrainer Videos, where Grandmaster Karsten Müller shows a selection of attractive duels.

Besides quite a lot of corrections of the original book – some analysis even had to be turned upside down – so to speak as candy this DVD contains many additional tactical brilliants including a collection of the creative achievements of the five memorable great masters of attack: Tal, Spielmann, Neshmetdinov, Stein, and Bronstein.

The Magic of Chess Tactics is a demanding training DVD aimed primarily at aspiring chess players from club to master level who practically oriented want to study on the basis of thorough and critical explorations of fascinating middle- and endgames, now as before a reliable way to better chess understanding.

About the Author:

GM Karsten Mueller
Grandmaster Karsten Mueller

Dr. Karsten Müller born in 1970, has a worldwide reputation as one of the greatest endgame experts.

He has, together with Frank Lamprecht written a book on the subject: “Basics of chess endgames” in addition to other contributions such as his column on the website ChessCafe as well as in ChessBase Magazine. M.’s ChessBase-DVDs about endgames in Fritztrainer-Format are bestsellers.

claus dieter meyer
FM Claus Dieter Meyer

The PhD in mathematics lives in Hamburg, where he has also been hunting down points for the HSK in the Bundesliga for many years.

FIDE Master Claus-Dieter Meyer (born in 1946), is one of the most experienced German A-trainers and for many years a full-time employee of the chess club SV Werder Bremen.

He is also known as an author and translator of numerous chess publications and also the analysis column to be found at

System Requirements:

Minimum: Dual Core, 2 GB RAM, Windows 7 or 8.1, DirectX11, graphics card with 256 MB RAM, DVD-ROM drive, Windows Media Player 9, ChessBase 14/Fritz 16 or included Reader and internet access for program activation.

Recommended: PC Intel i5 (Quadcore), 4 GB RAM, Windows 10, DirectX11, graphics card with 512 MB RAM or more, 100% DirectX10-compatible sound card, Windows Media Player 11, DVD-ROM drive, and internet access for program activation.

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