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300 Most Important Chess Exercises

Study five a week to be a better chessplayer

Thomas Engqvist



ISBN: 9781849947510

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Publication date: 5 May 2022

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An informative and accessible new book by Thomas Engqvist, the practical follow up to his previous two authoritative chess books: 300 Most Important Chess Positions and 300 Most Important Tactical Chess Positions.

Filled with 300 engaging chess exercises and complete solutions in the end of the book, this book will allow you to apply and consolidate your newfound knowledge. The book is divided into four key sections:

  • 75 exercises practising positional ideas in the opening/middlegame
  • 75 exercises covering the endgame
  • 75 tactical exercises in the opening/middlegame
  • 75 tactical endgames.

The exercises featured in the book are taken from real game positions from various renowned chess players, including Capablanca and Magnus Carlsen. 

Word count: 116,000


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 300 Most Important Chess Positions and 300 Most Important Tactical Chess Positions, both published by Batsford.



‘Those hidden tactical tricks, that technique for winning a pawn ending, this curious knight manoeuvre; the storehouse of stratagems contained herein; can be turned to good use in your own games. You acquire an arsenal of weapons and become a more formidable player. All told, an excellent book.’  

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