I've just read another article praising Coffee House Chess by a respected chess author. On the Chess.com site, GM Daniel Naroditsky has written an article on the art of setting traps. His point is that correct play can and should, be laced with traps. As such, a good tactical sense is important for any chess player.
So here's a couple of tactical puzzles:
Black to play and win
White to play and win
White to play and mate in 3
All these positions come from TWIC this week, showing that the art of the Coffee House is by no means dead. Answers tomorrow :)