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  1. 06 Aug '07 21:15
    what tactics books should i be reading if i want to become a master at my level 1400 USCF.
  2. 06 Aug '07 21:25
    fred rienfelds 1001 chess combonations is too easy.how about tactical targets in chess by istavan pongo .
  3. 06 Aug '07 21:29
    yes I have finnished all 1001 puzzles thats why i am winning my games and thats why iam 1400 USCF.
  4. 06 Aug '07 21:34
    you asked a question did you finish the book i said yes i did it wasnt sarcasm!!.
  5. 06 Aug '07 21:41
    thxs for the tactics server website. i know you never heard of this book. but can someone help find the book tactical targets in chess by istavan pongo?
  6. 06 Aug '07 21:45 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by awang2000
    thxs for the tactics server website. i know you never heard of this book. but can someone help find the book tactical targets in chess by istavan pongo?
    vol 1 = http://www.chesscentral.com/caissa/targets1.htm
    vol 2 = http://www.chesscentral.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=2684992
  7. 06 Aug '07 21:49
    thx you sqeuchbelch.I will buy it. Have you gotten it yet.or do you have it?
  8. 06 Aug '07 21:54
    Originally posted by awang2000
    thx you sqeuchbelch.I will buy it. Have you gotten it yet.or do you have it?
    I much prefer interactive tactical exercises so I use software.
    I personally find it more intuitive than reading a puzzle book.
  9. Standard member chessisvanity
    THE BISHOP GOD
    06 Aug '07 21:59
    reinfelds book is too easy and i'm only 1400??? lmao...get a load of this guy!
  10. Standard member chessisvanity
    THE BISHOP GOD
    06 Aug '07 22:00
    figures...he's a newbie....not even a game under his belt.
  11. 06 Aug '07 22:08
    The tactical site problems are fun, challenging, and I can definitely see some improvement. That said, I still have quite a bit of trouble seeing some of the tactics in real games. The reason I think this is is because I know that there is something creative I'm supposed to do on the tactics website. I have a harder time finding it when I don't know it's their. When I put my games into Fritz for analysis a lot of times I end up saying to myself "Damn! I should have seen that." I suppose it will take more time for me to get better board vision. Or maybe I should just resign myself to mediocrity when it comes to chess.
  12. 06 Aug '07 22:44 / 1 edit
    it took me 14 months to complete reinfiel's 1001 combinations. i was over USCF 2000 at the time --- wasn't easy at all. after completing it, i really felt great improvement in my tactical abilities.
  13. Standard member chessisvanity
    THE BISHOP GOD
    06 Aug '07 22:47
    i can't believe that kid dis-respected reinfeld.....the Chess Gods are angry.
  14. 06 Aug '07 22:51
    I'm 1900 and I have trouble with lots of Rienfeld's sacrifice book. Actually 1900 here, 1800 uscf.
  15. 06 Aug '07 22:53
    really? only 1400? I've never gone through a tactics book and I'm about to hit 1500 USCF. And everyone says that you have to study tactics to get better when you are as low as you and me.

    If you are studying tactics as much as you say you are I'd think you'd be stronger than me.