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300 Most Important Tactical Chess Positions

Thomas Engqvist



ISBN: 9781849946124

Price: £17.99

Publication date: 4 March 2021

Category: Chess

An International Master’s to essential tactical strategies and positions in chess. 

A comprehensive book from the Swedish International Master Thomas Engqvist for understanding the most important tactical chess positions in the opening of a game, the middle game and the endgame. It cuts to the chase on the must useful tactical positions at each stage of the game. Knowing the positions is one thing but this experienced coach shows you how to create them, even out of nothing, in the spirit of Tal and Alekhine.

It covers other important facets of tactical play, including calculation (how to calculate with the help of stepping stones), attacking play such as defence and counter attack, and even psychological tactics. It focuses on the most important tactical devices to give you the edge, all explored in depth through real players’ games.

An essential strategy book by a Swedish International Master.


Thomas Engqvist is an International Master from Sweden. He has over 30 years’ experience as a chess coach and teacher. He has worked with players at world championship level in both junior and correspondence chess. He is the author of two other chess books (for Gambit).