Free tactics e-book


Here is a collection of very short games organised by tactical theme.  The main aim is to give you a quick run-through the basic tactical ideas in genuine positions.nbsp; One advantage of using short games is that you can set the positions up on a board very quickly and accurately.nbsp; You can of course just use the diagrams as test positions.nbsp; If you have a database that you can use with a group, you might like the PGN regardless.

Anyone could have done this, and maybe you would have done it better, but you might find it useful that it has been done by someone else.

Nearly all the games start 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3, which I hope means they will connect with, and reinforce, good opening principles for learner players, and show poor play punished. There is an opening index by ECO code so you can run through several tactical ideas associated with one opening or even one variation.

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