"Chess is 99 percent tactics"
The books presented below
relate to tactics in various ways. Calculation is necessary to visualise
tactical moves and their implications which may been having to calculate several
moves ahead. Chess problem books are great for developing tactical skills by
trying to solve them. Knowledge of sacrifices and combinations will improve
Your Tactics (New!)
by GM Anatoly Lein, Boris Archangelsky, Lou Hays (Editor)
Sharpen Your Tactics! features 1125 brilliant
sacrifices, combinations and studies of chess by Grandmaster Anatoly Lein.
Hundreds of these examples of chess wizardry have never before been
available in the west. Sharpen Your Tactics! is a unique training book
that will be of immense benefit to both the novice and the experienced
chess player. Indeed, every class of chess player will benefit from the
insights and examples provided by Grandmaster Lein. The examples are rated
by difficulty, from easy to very challenging. The problems gradually
become more difficult as the reader moves through the book, leading the
chess player deeper into the world of high-level chess tactics. Sharpen
Your Tactics! will significantly improve the playing of any serious chess
Amazon.com link Winning
Amazon.co.uk link Winning
by Yasser Seirawan, Jeremy Silman
"Seirawan unlocks a treasure chest of
time-tested strategies...colorful commentary and personal anecdotes
enliven the author's coverage of landmark chess matches and his experience
on the international chess circuit." -Cincinnati Chess Federation
Amazon.com link Chess
Tactics for the Tournament Player
Amazon.co.uk link Chess
Tactics for Tournament Play
by Sam Palatnik, Lev Alburt (Contributor), Roman Pelts (Editor), Jami
Third in Grandmaster Lev Alburt's Comprehensive Chess Course series.
The first two volumes used only materials that worked well in the former
U.S.S.R. This book contains hundreds of strikingly beautiful positions
arranged by difficulty and designed to sharpen the tactical recognition
and vision of experienced players anywhere. Nothing is left to chance.
Inner game of chess, How to calculate and win
by Andy Soltis, Andrew Soltis, Ruth Fecych (Editor)
Andrew Soltis turns players into champs with this first book ever on
the most basic and important chess skill: Calculation. Chess is 99 percent calculation and this book is devoted entirely to
this most mysterious and essential chess technique. "The Inner Game
of Chess" examines both the technical and practical aspects of how to
think ahead-the selection of candidate moves, the evaluation of end
positions, finding the proper move order, and the like. Andrew Soltis is an International Grandmaster, a former U.S. Open
Champion, and the author of more than seventy books. He writes an
award-winning column for Chess Life magazine.
: 5334 Problems, Combinations, and Games
by Laszlo Polgar, Bruce Pandolfini (Introduction)
If you love chess puzzles, this massive tome is for you. It's simply
one chess challenge after another. With problems fit for beginner and
grand master alike, Polgar's collection will feed your craving for years.
Better yet, it's a major bargain. When I first pulled it off the shelf I
was expecting a price tag three times higher.
Thousand and One Winning Chess Sacrifices and Combinations
by Reinfeld, Fred Reinfeld
Review by a reader from Los Angeles, CA , June 7, 1999
Thank you Fred Reinfeld for this great collection of exercises in chess
tactics. Ultimately, in over the board play, tactics decide victory or
defeat. What better way to train for the winning pin or fork or double
attack but to see again and again how it's done? "Their drills are
bloodless battles, and their battles bloody drills."