Tactics Are Tops! My First Book of Chess Tactics is a thorough introduction to this vital aspect of playing winning chess. Tactics are the tricks and techniques you use to surprise and ambush your opponent. The more you know about tactics, the better you’ll play the game and the more games you will win. In My First Book of Chess Tactics you will: • Learn the ideas behind tactical patterns and how to name them • See how to focus on a position to find tactical patterns • Practice tactics by solving realistic puzzles • Recognize not only what you can do to your opponent, but what your opponent can do to you.