181 ( +1 | -1 ) Tactics book?I've recently finished going through Irving Chernev's & Fred Rienfeld's Winning Chess and am currently re-doing Yasser Sierawan's Winning Chess tactics now that I'm a bit better at committing it all to memory. In a short while I will have no more tactic related books and will be looking for something more in that area to continue studying. The following books are from Dan Hiesman's article plus a few others that I found as a result of finding out about those already on the list: Bainís Tactics for Students Wollumís The Chess Tactics Workbook Polgar's Chess: 5334 Problems, Combinations, and Games Renaud and Kahnís The Art of the Checkmate Reinfeldís 1,001 Sacrifices and Combinations Alburtís Chess Training Pocket Book Nunnís Chess Puzzle Book Vukovicís The Art of Attack Winning Chess Exercises for Kids" by Jeff Coakley Combinational Motifs" by Maxim Blokh The Times Winning Moves" by Raymond Keen & Byron Jacobs The ChessCafe Puzzle Book" by Karsten Muller
Software: Chess Mentor 2.0 Chess Tactics for Beginners by Convekta Convektaís CT-ART 3.0
I'm not sure what level most of those books are aimed at (or even what level I am at), if it would be best for me to complete another book (or two, or three..) at a similar level to those that I've read then I would probably prefer something with lots of problems and less words. If it would be better to try something slightly more advanced then I would prefer something with a few more words to begin with. Does anyone have any recommendations/suggestions of books/software not on the list or comments to make about any of those on the list, or even some other suggestion entirely! All comments are welcome. Many thanks,
20 ( +1 | -1 ) You could try yelena dembo's books not to wordy with some different ideas she plays on this site under the name of yelenadembo (no surprise!) and you can find details about her on chessgames.com.
66 ( +1 | -1 ) the 303 series of tactic books are pretty good. I mean like "303 Tricky Checkmates". I forgot who the authors were (there were two authors), but these are puzzle books and most are suitable for all levels of players. They also usually have nice intros that show some interesting stuff. Nearly all positions were reached in real games so these books are very practical.
Also Rienfeld's 1001 Brilliant checkmates (and other books of his with similar titles) is very good. It mixes many quite easy positions with some on the very high difficulty scale.