27 ( +1 | -1 ) Reinfeld's (1001 winning chess sacrifices and combinations, 1001 brilliant ways to checkmate, and a few others) are the best. I don't much like combination challenge, mainly because it's just Reinfeld's works reproduced. Sharpen Your Tactics! is also good.
32 ( +1 | -1 ) there is1 by gufeild( he just died- a tradgety, we lost a very good gm to a heart attack about a month ago) but anyway he signed a bout 200 books and I will try to get ahold of them( I know someone with about 50 of the) i dont know the name- but I'll try to get 1 to you- My friends say it helps 2000- a lot sorrry I dont know the name
26 ( +1 | -1 ) The "Test your chess IQ" series by August Livshitz isn't bad. The problems in the books do have the drawback of being divided up by motif, though, so if you're trying to solve a problem in, say, the Discovered Check section, you have a bit of a head start in working through the solution.
18 ( +1 | -1 ) The followingare strong on both Tactics and Strategy
How to Play the Middle Game - John Littlewood Art of the Middle Game - Paul Keres Art of Attack in Chess - V Vukovic
41 ( +1 | -1 ) To be honest, the Reinfeld books are not my favorites. Too easy, I think, for most of the problems. They're classics, but I think there are better books with the same concept.
A much better book is Test Your Tactics by Neishtadt (the title is my translation from the Vietnamese edition I have-- but it should be close to the English version).
I second Cal's recommendation of the Keres and Vokovic books.
24 ( +1 | -1 ) Cal's recommendationsare more for theory of chess tactics than the actual tactics. They are quite excellent books, but they're not combination books. Another good book along the same lines is the Art of Chess Combination by Znosko-Borovsky.
4 ( +1 | -1 ) thankyou, all.I will be using your advice.
23 ( +1 | -1 ) don't buy any of those books!!!by the program "Chess Tactics Art 3.0"!
Thrust me on this one tulkos, this program will improve your chess tactics faster than any book.
18 ( +1 | -1 ) It might,but I'm not allowed to spend a lot of time on the computer, so I could hardly use it at all. I have read a lot about it though, and it sounds like a really great program for increasing tactical strength.