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I have looked through the forums trying to find an answer to this question but couldn't, so here it is: Which book is best for becoming a better tactical chess player?
By chess book I mean a book that teaches, not a book full of puzzles with explinations at the end.
Chess Tactics by Littlewood is good. Only problem is the price on Amazon has gone rediculouly high. They must have stopped publication and now everyone is holding on to their copies and thus there are very few for sale. I looked the other day and there were not one copy on eBay and only a few on Amazon for ...get this, over $100 for a used copy.
Next try this with 4.9 stars-hard to get that on Amazon.com
That does sound like a good one.
Forcing Chess Moves by Charles Hertan
Books have to appropriate to the readers level. Dan Heisman has a list ordered by skill on his web site.
I started with "Winning Chess Tactics" by Seirawan and am now studying "Understanding Chess Tactics" by Weteschnik. This 2nd book is more "scientific" in its approach, breaking tactics types down to their component parts (3 for a pin, 4 for discovered attacks) and explains the role each plays. Very good, but not recommened as a 1st book on tactics for complete beginners.
improve your chess tactics i think a really nice book
Not all about tactics but really helps you get better at chess. I recommend the book "My System" by Aron Nimzowitsch
Link to order: http://www.amazon.com/My-System-Totally-Principles-Classics/dp/9197600539/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1325611587&sr=1-1
The book thats worked really well for me is 303 tricky chess tactics by Bruce Albertson and Fred Reinfeld. I've gotten to 2750 in tactics trainer so Im not complaining ^^.
Holy crap!! And I was excited to break 1400 last week!
Ahahah what a bunch of cocks... DOWNLOAD, do u know what this means?
A good book that teaches chess tactics is "Killer Chess Tactics" by Shamkovich. It does a really good job explaining the basic tactics through the games of world champions
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