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"Chess is 99% tactics" is an old saying. This may be an exaggeration, but even the remaining 1% still depends on tactics. When Martin Weteschnik started working as a trainer in his local chess club, he quickly realized that even the stronger club players had great weaknesses in their tactical play. He also discovered that simply asking them to solve a huge number of puzzles did not fix the problem. These players clearly needed a good book, but when Weteschnik looked for it he found nothing suitable, so he decided to write it himself.
Martin Weteschnik is a highly successful trainer and coach. His core philosophy, and main area of expertise, is in tactical play. He writes, "the most dramatic increases in playing strength, even for experienced tournament players, are achieved by the systematic acquisition of tactical knowledge."
Martin learned to play chess at the age of 25. He beat his first professional player after just one year of playing. He then decided to concentrate on the theory of chess rather than a playing career. He studied the chess classics and went back to Europe to deepen his understanding of the royal game. Weteschnik lives in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
ISBN: 91-975244-2-5 - 240 pages - Published 28 May 2006