Power of Tactics: A World Champion’s Guide for a Club Player – GM Rustam Kasimdzhanov

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Power of Chess Tactics - GM Rustam Kasimdzhanov
Power of Tactics – GM Rustam Kasimdzhanov

Rustam Kasimdzhanov explains chess tactics in the most amazingly simple way.

In his opinion, there are only three elements to chess tactics that are really important and which therefore decide most games: “pins”, “double attacks” and “back rank weaknesses”.

The 2004 FIDE World Champion explains these three elements by starting from simple model positions and going on to examine progressively more complicated examples.

Power of Tactics: A World Champion's Guide for a Club Player - GM Rustam Kasimdzhanov
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One important factor in his explanations is always how to spot the underlying patterns in practical play and then bring them into existence.

This is because it is rare to be able to execute tactical blows immediately – the correct preparatory moves have to be played first.

The motifs he is dealing with occur so often in practice that Kasimdzhanov had absolutely no problem in finding sufficient up-to-date material.

GM Rustam Kasimdzhanov
Grandmaster Rustam Kasimdzhanov

About the Author:

Rustam Kasimdzhanov was born in 1979. The grandmaster from Uzbekistan has for many years been known as a very strong and imaginative player.

However, in 2004 Rustam Kasimdzhanov shocked the chess world by winning the FIDE world chess championship title.

Beating a string of world-class players like Ivanchuk, Grischuk, Topalov, and Adams in the process.

The Uzbekistan grandmaster, who has helped Anand in both his World Championship matches, lives in Germany.

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