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tulkos 0 ( +1 | -1 )
what are good books for sharpening tactics?
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tulkos 5 ( +1 | -1 )
come, come--- where are all our knowing and wise chess players??
axedrez 44 ( +1 | -1 )
Tactical Chess Books I recommend..............

1. Sharpen Your Tactics -- Anatoly Lein, et al; Paperback

2. Winning Chess Tactics by Yasser Seirawan and Jeremy Silman

3. Chess : 5334 Problems, Combinations, and Games by Laszlo Polgar and Bruce Pandolfini

4. Chess Combinations: The Improving Player's Puzzle Book by John Walker

5. Chess Tactics by Paul Littlewood

6. Chess Tactics for the Tournament Player by Sam Palatnik


I hope that helps, Tulkos

-Axe
v_glorioso12 3 ( +1 | -1 )
if it has the word tactics in it its prob. good for tactics.....
myway316 15 ( +1 | -1 )
These are good: 1001 Winning Chess Sacrifices and Combinations,by Reinfeld,the Fred Wilson"303" series,Combination Challenge by Hays/Hall,and the Charushin series.
atrifix 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.
triangulator 32 ( +1 | -1 )
there is 1 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
caldazar 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.
calmrolfe 18 ( +1 | -1 )
The following are 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

Kind regards,

Cal
vietnamese_girl_18 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.

Sarah Tran
atrifix 24 ( +1 | -1 )
Cal's recommendations are 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.
tulkos 4 ( +1 | -1 )
thankyou, all. I will be using your advice.
paulvalle 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.

tulkos 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.