Resources for Improving Tactical Skill Part 2


After publishing an article on resources for improving tactical skill, I received numerous requests to write up a sequel.

This time the target audience consists of those who completed all the tactical training recommended in the first article and/or those above 1400 USCF/FIDE strength-wise.

Homework Plan for 1400 - 1800 USCF/FIDE Chess Players for Improving Tactics:

* Spend 30 minutes DAILY doing problems from's Tactics Trainer:


Watch the following chess videos:


Do these chess mentor courses:


Premature Attacks on the King:

The Power of the Capture-Check:

Step Up in Tactics:

Chess Traps and Miniatures Part 1:

Intermediate Tactics:

Silman Teaches Tactics 1:

Amazing Combos of Mikhail Tal 1:

Combinations of Mikhail Tal:

Combinations of Alexander Alekhine:

Finding Tricky Tactics:

Advanced Tactics:


Doing all of this work will definitely help improve your tactical skill and awareness.


I'd also like to let all of my students and potential future students know that has disabled its coach payment system meaning the payment method for booking chess lessons with me has changed. I still accept payment via PayPal but for those who prefer using credit/debit, you will need to visit my work-in-progress website: to purchase lessons.


That's all for today everybody. I will compile resources for advanced players in the near future so stay tuned!