Dan Heisman's Improve Your Chess
Finding Tactics in Puzzles and Games

National Master Dan Heisman is a name that is synonymous with excellence in chess coaching and teaching. Dan authors the award-winning Novice Nook column (winner of three Chess Journalists of America "Best Instruction" awards), aimed at improving adults, for chesscafe.com that are clearly written and offer very practical advice and tips on how to improve your game. More info about Dan can be found here. In the new Improve Your Chess series, Dan provides instruction by reviewing amateur games played on ICC and showing where the players went wrong and how to improve.

Today's show: I randomly select some puzzles from a basic tactics book. I discuss why some of the same puzzles that are solved easily in books are missed by the same players in games. I solve a few puzzles, explaining my thought process and how it might carry over into games, and not just book-solving.

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