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 Post subject: Is Looking for Trouble by Dan Heisman good? What rating?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 1:24 am 
Hello chess people! 8)

I'm considering buying Looking for Trouble by Dan Heisman. My question is first of all, is this book any good, and second of all, is it good for me?

My USCF rating is 696, but I'm not sure how accurate that is. (I play mostly in tournaments where most of my opponents are rated about 1400+, so I lose most of the time. Maybe this will help: I am working on CHESS: 5334 Problems, Combinations, and Games by Laszlo Polgar (sorry, I don't know how to do special characters). I'm partway through the mates-in-two and am finding them somewhat difficult but doable.)

I read a review on Amazon by an 1800 player who says he found the problems hard, and another from a 1000 player who said they were all easy, so I'm really confused. Does this book sound like a good choice for me?

Thank you! Teresa


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On Dan's website ( http://www.danheisman.com ) he says that it is for players rated 1200-2200.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 7:23 pm 
Hi Teresa, Welcome to the forum. :)

I haven't read that particular book, but Heisman has a good reputation and from the description the book seems to be at about the right level for you.

If you would like to get an idea of his writing style then try his Novice Nook articles - you can either find them at his homepage which snits gave in his reply above, or at the ChessCafe Archives.


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