Originally posted by IndianaSwiftAah!
I agree with you. The best way to get better at Chess is by playing. But my tactical mistakes are terrible. I just got checkmated out of the blue yesteday. I cant get into learning mode, because I make so many tactical blunders.
Originally posted by lumaxI would say 1000-1800 ish which does embrace about 95% of people who will ever move a chess piece in their lives.
what dan heisman chess book back to the basics tactics blue book 800- to 1700 rating dso you agreee sqelcherbeltch steve.or others people agree.back to basics tactics.
Originally posted by IndianaSwiftI would suggest you to stick with the mate in 2s in Polgar's book until you can do them.
Has anybody had good results with Killer Chess Tactics? I picked it up from a bookstore yesterday. Its written by Eric Schiller, Keene, and Shamkovich. I guess its a combination of two books "World Champion Tactics" and "World Champion Combinations".
I have Polgar's Chess 5,334 problems, combinations, and games. I did all the one move mates, bu ...[text shortened]... the book to improve? And what are some other good tactic resources for beginners? Thanks
Originally posted by MahoutI know for a fact that I have absolutely no shame. I care not for a book's title or cover graphics.
...and for something with plenty of diagrams:
"Chess Tactics for Kids" by Murray Chandler. The title by the way is in my opinion something of a misnomer. There is a kid friendly cover design and kid friendly chapter headings but the material inside is well presented and comprehensive. I say the title's a misnomer because I don't think it's easy enough for pre competition kids or complete beginners.
Originally posted by Mad Rooklol, which have done him not the least bit of good, just ask him, i caught him reading positional concepts by Jacob Agaard the other day.
I know for a fact that I have absolutely no shame. I care not for a book's title or cover graphics.
I have Wolff's "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Chess". And although I haven't been a kid in ages, I have Coakley's "Winning Chess Strategy for Kids" and "Winning Chess Exercises for Kids", and Bain's "Chess Tactics for Students". I also have Chandler's "How t "Chess Tactics for Kids" is that I already have enough tactics books.
Originally posted by Mad Rooklol, while irrelevant, my favourite title not of a book, but a song, pink floyds, several species of small fury animals in a cave grooving with a pick, if only chess books were as flamboyantly named, i apologise for the divergence, i will speak no more.
No, I don't have any Aagaard books. His titles aren't nearly silly enough.