Originally posted by USArmyParatrooper
Right now I'm a mid 1300s level player (based on Yahoo scoring if that means anything).
I learned most of what I know from self study, mostly from Chessmaster 9000. I've reached a ceiling where I'm not getting any better. My next goal is to up my skills where I can be consistently in the 1400s, but I'll only rarely break that level.
Is ther ...[text shortened]... from. Believe it or not my modest little ranking pretty much destroys most casual players.
Spend some time here:
Get this book:
Chess tactics by Paul Littlewood.Best book on tactics for lower level players,imo.After that get a book with tactical puzzles.Any will do.
For software I have no idea really.Heard good things about ct-art as mentioned by searcy.