Originally posted by buddy2When you say "The Polgar Book" are you talking about "Chess Tactics for Champions"? Because I was about to recommend it . (BTW, it doesn't only focus on king attacks at all)
Anybody have a good book in mind for tactics? I'm looking for something that 1. has clear, large diagrams 2. has a variety of tactics, not just mate in 1,2,3's etc.
3. reflects practical play 3. something for a 1700+ player I have the Polgar Book, but it focuses on king attacks mainly and diagrams are rather small. I also have the Lev Alburt Chess Tact ...[text shortened]... ng attack. Is there something out there which has lots of exercises on a variety of tactics?
Originally posted by wormwoodGood choice, CT-ART 3.0 is excellent!
I just ordered CT-ART 3.0 software, but it hasn't arrived yet. the puzzles range from 1600 to 2300, and I've heard a lot of good things about it. WGM irina mikhailova uses it to train his pupils over to IM strength.
here's an article about mikhailova's training program.
Originally posted by TheBloopI tried the demo-version. does the retail-version have different piece-sets? I don't really like any kind of pseudo-3d pieces, but I guess I'll get used to it if there's no alternatives...
Good choice, CT-ART 3.0 is excellent!
CT ART has just over 1,200 problems, and you can navigate through the problems in a number of ways... you can have the problems sorted simply by level of difficulty, or you can choose to solve problems that involve a specific tactical method, or you can choose to solve problems that involve a particular combinational motif.
Well worth the money!
Originally posted by der schwarze RitterHey ritter, if I read Art of Attack now do you think I'd understand it and gain much from it? (Since my RHP rating is 1505)
You should read "The Art of the Checkmate," by Renaud and Kahn, followed by "The Art of Attack," by Vukovic. The two books demonstrate all of the useful checkmating and attacking patterns that you will encounter throughout your chess career and they do so better than all other books. Other good books on tactics include "Chess Tactics," by Kotov a ...[text shortened]... s is "Chess Tactics for Advanced Players" by Averbahk. These are the best of the best.