Best tactics book for player of my ranking

UnityProject

Hi there

I am looking to improve my chess. I heard, in the adult improvers series of the Perpetual Chess podcast, that solving tactics problems over the board from a book is the best way to improve. 

Can anyone recommend a good tactics book for me? I am ranked 1002 for 'rapid' matches and 738 for tactics on this site.

Thanks in advance!

IMBacon

A book called: Tactics Time would be a good start.  All the games are from low/lower rated players.  Not some 15 move tactic that no one can see.  Plenty of 1-2 move tactics.

UnityProject

Thanks for your input. I have read a few reviews of Tactics Time and they suggest that many of the puzzles are simple one or two move mates or forks. Could you recommend a text that is one more rung up in difficulty perhaps? happy.png 

I am sometimes solving 3-4 move puzzles on this site's tactics trainer at the moment. 

IMBacon

Here is a link with some great information.  You can probably find something here to help:

https://www.danheisman.com/recommended-book-lists.html

 

RussBell

Either of the following would be excellent, and appropriate for the beginner-novice....

Winning Chess by Irving Chernev and Fred Reinfeld.....

https://www.amazon.com/WINNING-CHESS-Irving-Chernev/dp/1501117580/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=winning+chess&qid=1550729529&s=books&sr=1-3

Winning Chess Tactics by Yasser Seirawan.....

https://www.amazon.com/Winning-Chess-Tactics-Everyman/dp/1857443861/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3FGYCQNYRPEIJ&keywords=winning+chess+tactics+seirawan&qid=1550729732&s=books&sprefix=winning+chess+tac%2Cstripbooks%2C207&sr=1-1-catcorr

These are just two of several good tactics books mentioned here.....

Good Chess Books for Beginners and Beyond.....

https://www.chess.com/blog/RussBell/good-chess-books-for-beginners-and-beyond

 

Loseronthechessboard

Chess tactics for champions is very good
https://www.amazon.com/Chess-Tactics-Champions-step-step/dp/081293671X

kindaspongey

https://web.archive.org/web/20140708234237/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/review548.pdf

kindaspongey
RussBell wrote:

… Winning Chess by Irving Chernev and Fred Reinfeld ...

https://web.archive.org/web/20140708093415/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/review919.pdf

kindaspongey
RussBell wrote:

… Winning Chess Tactics by Yasser Seirawan ...

http://seagaard.dk/review/eng/bo_beginner/ev_winning_chess.asp?KATID=BO&ID=BO-Beginner

Rishi9

I would recommend two books by GM Murray Chandler,

 

1. How to beat you dad at Chess

2. Chess tactics for kids.

Buy kindle versions preferably, as it is very easy to read and revise the mating/tactics patterns he explains.

Some other books, which have strong recommendations but I haven’t read, worth studying after the GM Chandler books.

 

1.Tactics Bible by Efstratios Grivas (recently published)

2. A to Z Chess Tactics by George Huczek

3. Fundamental Checkmates by Antonio Gude

4. Fundamental Chess Tactics by Antonio Gude

 

(Interesting, but 4 out of these 6 books are published by Gambit. They really seem to be way ahead of others in publishing high quality chess books.)

bong711
RussBell wrote:

Either of the following would be excellent, and appropriate for the beginner-novice....

Winning Chess by Irving Chernev and Fred Reinfeld.....

https://www.amazon.com/WINNING-CHESS-Irving-Chernev/dp/1501117580/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=winning+chess&qid=1550729529&s=books&sr=1-3

Winning Chess Tactics by Yasser Seirawan.....

https://www.amazon.com/Winning-Chess-Tactics-Everyman/dp/1857443861/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3FGYCQNYRPEIJ&keywords=winning+chess+tactics+seirawan&qid=1550729732&s=books&sprefix=winning+chess+tac%2Cstripbooks%2C207&sr=1-1-catcorr

These are just two of several good tactics books mentioned here.....

Good Chess Books for Beginners and Beyond.....

https://www.chess.com/blog/RussBell/good-chess-books-for-beginners-and-beyond

 

+1 for Winning Chess Tactics by Seirawan

billy223

Lev Alburt's Chess Tactics Pocket Book (I think this is the title) is a great one that is small and the tactics are not grouped by theme. Also, it will give lines for other replies that are made.

Chess by Lazlo Polgar though large, has years of tactics puzzles that can help to recognize patterns for tactics, which is how many people can find and play them.

 

Good luck.

kindaspongey

https://web.archive.org/web/20140708233629/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/ctpb.pdf

kindaspongey
Rishi9 wrote:

... How to beat you dad at Chess ...

https://web.archive.org/web/20140708093813/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/beatdad.pdf

http://www.gambitbooks.com/pdfs/How_to_Beat_Your_Dad_at_Chess.pdf

kindaspongey
Rishi9 wrote:

... Chess tactics for kids ...

https://web.archive.org/web/20140708233318/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/review394.pdf

http://www.gambitbooks.com/pdfs/Chess_Tactics_for_Kids.pdf

kindaspongey
Rishi9 wrote:

... Fundamental Checkmates by Antonio Gude ...

http://www.gambitbooks.com/pdfs/Fundamental_Checkmates.pdf

kindaspongey
Rishi9 wrote:

... Fundamental Chess Tactics by Antonio Gude ...

http://www.gambitbooks.com/pdfs/Fundamental_Chess_Tactics.pdf

kindaspongey
Rishi9 wrote:

Tactics Bible by Efstratios Grivas ...

https://www.newinchess.com/media/wysiwyg/product_pdf/7921.pdf

kindaspongey
Rishi9 wrote:

... A to Z Chess Tactics by George Huczek ...

https://chesscafe.com/book-reviews/a-to-z-chess-tactics/

eheadsfan
UnityProject wrote:

Hi there

I am looking to improve my chess. I heard, in the adult improvers series of the Perpetual Chess podcast, that solving tactics problems over the board from a book is the best way to improve. 

Can anyone recommend a good tactics book for me? I am ranked 1002 for 'rapid' matches and 738 for tactics on this site.

Thanks in advance!

 

 

 

You must first solve tactics by themes so your tactical pattern improvement will get better.

 

I suggest either of these:

 

Chess Tactics for Champion by Polgar  or 1001 Chess Exercises for Beginners by Masseti