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Tactics. It's fair to say that about 90 percent of all chess games are decided by them. The lower the level, the more games get determined by combinations that win material or result in a decisive attack. So, if you're not a grandmaster (yet) it's necessary to concentrate on tactics to improve your game. Having said that, even grandmasters study tactics on almost a daily basis or certainly have done so in the past. In other words, according to many masters of the game making chess puzzles regularly is the quickest way to improve. There two types of books on the subject; books who teach you the fundamental ideas and puzzle books who let you practice. Most books however combine the two, explaining the basic ideas and let one practice improving pattern recognition and execution. Many books are available on the subject of tactics for all levels, written by great chess players and teachers such as Susan Polgar, László Polgar, Karthik PM, Vlastimil Hort, John Nunn, and Yasser Seirawan. So if you're fed up with getting tricked and instead you want to set up traps for your opponents, learn all about tactics. It's great fun, and the shortest route to improvement.



Tactics Time!: 1001 Chess Tactics From The Games Of Everyday Chess Players - Tim Brennan, Anthea Carson
2013 New In Chess Tactics Time!: 1001 Chess Tactics From The Games Of Everyday Chess Players-Tim Brennan Anthea Carson

This book is proud of the fact you won’t find games from Grandmaster practice. Tactics Time! contains all sorts of interesting positions that you will never see at Grandmaster level, but happen all the time in the ‘trenches’ of class player games. It’s an instructive puzzle book for the amateur player who wants to improve in a very practical, down to earth manner, with examples from daily chess life.
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Progressive Tactics: 1002 Progressively Challenging Chess Tactics - Dave Couture
2016 Independent Progressive Tactics: 1002 Progressively Challenging Chess Tactics-Dave Couture

The author of this book emphasises that there three ways to improve in chess: tactics, tactics, and tactics! Possibly even more than the other books in this chapter, Progressive Tactics: 1002 Progressively Challenging Chess Tactics primarily aims at raising your chess rating by solving tactics over and over again. For the beginner and intermediate chess player who is aiming for rapid improvement. If you solve the puzzles presented in this book every day for 15-30 minutes during a couple of months, you become a significantly better chess player, Couture claims.
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Chess Tactics For Champions: A Step-by-step Guide To Using Tactics And Combinations The Polgar Way - Susan Polgar, Paul Truong
2006 Random House Puzzles & Games Chess Tactics For Champions: A Step-by-step Guide To Using Tactics And Combinations The Polgar Way-Susan Polgar Paul Truong

No matter how deep your strategic understanding is, it can never replace accuracy in calculating tactical positions. Judith Polgar was not only one of the best players of the world in her prime, but certainly was considered one of the most sharp, tactical players. Hence why it’s no wonder that she is one of the best teachers of tactics in the chess world. Create multiple threats, think even deeper, make the right choice: these are few of the many themes.
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Chess: 5334 Problems, Combinations And Games - László Polgár
2013 Black Dog & Leventhal Chess: 5334 Problems, Combinations And Games-László Polgár

More than 5000 chess problems: easy to solve, but– at the same time – elegant and instructive. Mates in one, two, and three, as well as some miniatures and endgames. That is what this book offers. For those who are learning the game alone, and for teachers and parents. The problems figuring in this collection cover the history of chess literature from the year 1140 till present times, completed with some problems made by Pal Benko and some games from the Polgar-sisters.
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1001 Winning Chess Sacrifices And Combinations, 21st Century Edition (fred Reinfeld Chess Classics) - Fred Reinfeld
2014 Russell Enterprises, Inc. 1001 Winning Chess Sacrifices And Combinations, 21st Century Edition (fred Reinfeld Chess Classics)-Fred Reinfeld

Brilliant sacrifices and combinations, either calculated in advance or played on the spur of the moment, give us chess players a thrill that cannot be met by any other aspect of the game. At the same time executing these brilliant stokes after recognizing motif, is what makes us first rate players. Or, to put it in other words: tactics is 99 percent of chess. 1001 Winning Chess Sacrifices And Combinations, 21st Century Edition helps you on your way to become a much better player.
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Winning Chess Combinations (winning Chess - Everyman Chess) - Yasser Seirawan
2006 Everyman Chess Winning Chess Combinations (winning Chess - Everyman Chess)-Yasser Seirawan

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Catastrophes & Tactics In The Chess Opening - Volume 4: Dutch, Benonis & D-pawn Specials: Winning In 15 Moves Or Less: Chess Tactics, Brilliancies & ... The Chess Opening (winning Quickly At Chess) - Carsten Hansen
2017 Independently Catastrophes & Tactics In The Chess Opening - Volume 4: Dutch, Benonis & D-pawn Specials: Winning In 15 Moves Or Less: Chess Tactics, Brilliancies & ... The Chess Opening (winning Quickly At Chess)-Carsten Hansen

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The Six Power Moves Of Chess, 3rd Edition: The Missing Key To Finding Good Chess Moves From Any Position! - William G. Karneges
2015 Lingo Arts The Six Power Moves Of Chess, 3rd Edition: The Missing Key To Finding Good Chess Moves From Any Position!-William G. Karneges

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Chess Tactics From Scratch: Understanding Chess Tactics - Martin Weteschnik
2012 Quality Chess Chess Tactics From Scratch: Understanding Chess Tactics-Martin Weteschnik

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Chess Tactics For The Tournament Player (third Edition) (vol. Vol. 3) (comprehensive Chess Course Series) - Sam Palatnik, Lev Alburt
2013 Chess Information & Research Institute Chess Tactics For The Tournament Player (third Edition) (vol. Vol. 3) (comprehensive Chess Course Series)-Sam Palatnik Lev Alburt

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Quality Chess Puzzle Book - John Shaw
2010 Quality Chess Quality Chess Puzzle Book-John Shaw

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The Gambit Book Of Instructive Chess Puzzles - Graham Burgess
2011 Gambit Publications The Gambit Book Of Instructive Chess Puzzles-Graham Burgess

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Winning Chess Tactics (winning Chess - Everyman Chess) - Yasser Seirawan
2005 Everyman Chess Winning Chess Tactics (winning Chess - Everyman Chess)-Yasser Seirawan

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The Ultimate Chess Puzzle Book - John Emms
2001 Gambit Publications The Ultimate Chess Puzzle Book-John Emms

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Sharpen Your Tactics: 1125 Brilliant Sacrifices, Combinations, And Studies - Anatoly Lein, Boris Archangelsky
1996 Hays Publishing Sharpen Your Tactics: 1125 Brilliant Sacrifices, Combinations, And Studies-Anatoly Lein Boris Archangelsky

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Chess Tactics For Intermediates: Know The Basics Stronger To Become A Better Player! - Karthik Pm
2016 Independent Chess Tactics For Intermediates: Know The Basics Stronger To Become A Better Player!-Karthik Pm

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Catastrophes & Tactics In The Chess Opening - Volume 9: Caro-kann & French: Winning In 15 Moves Or Less: Chess Tactics, Brilliancies & Blunders In The Chess Opening (winning Quickly At Chess Series) - Carsten Hansen
2018 Independently Catastrophes & Tactics In The Chess Opening - Volume 9: Caro-kann & French: Winning In 15 Moves Or Less: Chess Tactics, Brilliancies & Blunders In The Chess Opening (winning Quickly At Chess Series)-Carsten Hansen

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Chess Training Pocket Book Ii: 320 Key Positions For Players Of All Levels (no. 2) - Lev Alburt, Al Lawrence
2008 Chess Information & Research Institute Chess Training Pocket Book Ii: 320 Key Positions For Players Of All Levels (no. 2)-Lev Alburt Al Lawrence

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My First Book Of Chess Tactics - David Macenulty
2015 Russell Enterprises, Inc. My First Book Of Chess Tactics-David Macenulty

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250 Endgame Chess Problems With 2 To 6 Moves To Checkmate - Burl Collins
2016 Independent 250 Endgame Chess Problems With 2 To 6 Moves To Checkmate-Burl Collins

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1001 Deadly Checkmates - John Nunn
2011 Gambit Publications 1001 Deadly Checkmates-John Nunn

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Greatest Ever Chess Tricks And Traps - Gary Lane
2008 Everyman Chess Greatest Ever Chess Tricks And Traps-Gary Lane

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Tactics Time 2: 1001 More Chess Tactics From The Games Of Everyday Players - Tim Brennan, Anthea Carson
2015 New In Chess Tactics Time 2: 1001 More Chess Tactics From The Games Of Everyday Players-Tim Brennan Anthea Carson

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The Art Of Checkmate - Georges Renaud, Victor Kahn
2015 Batsford The Art Of Checkmate-Georges Renaud Victor Kahn

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1001 Brilliant Ways To Checkmate, 21st Century Edition (fred Reinfeld Chess Classics) - Fred Reinfeld
2014 Russell Enterprises, Inc. 1001 Brilliant Ways To Checkmate, 21st Century Edition (fred Reinfeld Chess Classics)-Fred Reinfeld

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Learn Chess Tactics - John Nunn
2003 Gambit Publications Learn Chess Tactics-John Nunn

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Extreme Chess Tactics - Yochanan Afek
2017 Gambit Publications Extreme Chess Tactics-Yochanan Afek

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Winning Chess Tactics - Bill Robertie
2002 Cardoza Winning Chess Tactics-Bill Robertie

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303 Tricky Checkmates - Fred Wilson, Bruce Alberston
2018 Cardoza 303 Tricky Checkmates-Fred Wilson Bruce Alberston

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Tune Your Chess Tactics Antenna: Know When (and Where!) To Look For Winning Combinations - Emmanuel Neiman
2013 New In Chess Tune Your Chess Tactics Antenna: Know When (and Where!) To Look For Winning Combinations-Emmanuel Neiman

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Winning Chess Tactics For Juniors - Lou Hays
1994 Hays Publishing Winning Chess Tactics For Juniors-Lou Hays

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Chess Tactics From Scratch: Understanding Chess Tactics - Martin Weteschnik
2012 Quality Chess Chess Tactics From Scratch: Understanding Chess Tactics-Martin Weteschnik

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Practical Chess Exercises: 600 Lessons From Tactics To Strategy - Ray Cheng
2007 Wheatmark Practical Chess Exercises: 600 Lessons From Tactics To Strategy-Ray Cheng

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My First Book Of Checkmate Workbook - David Macenulty
2014 Russell Enterprises, Inc. My First Book Of Checkmate Workbook-David Macenulty

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The Chess Mysteries Of Sherlock Holmes: Fifty Tantalizing Problems Of Chess Detection (dover Recreational Math) - Raymond M. Smullyan
2012 Dover Publications The Chess Mysteries Of Sherlock Holmes: Fifty Tantalizing Problems Of Chess Detection (dover Recreational Math)-Raymond M. Smullyan

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Improve Your Chess Tactics: 700 Practical Lessons & Exercises - Yakov Neishtadt
2011 New In Chess Improve Your Chess Tactics: 700 Practical Lessons & Exercises-Yakov Neishtadt

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The Art Of Chess Combination (dover Chess) - Eugene Znosko-borovsky
2010 Dover Publications The Art Of Chess Combination (dover Chess)-Eugene Znosko-borovsky

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Combinations: The Heart Of Chess (dover Chess) - Irving Chernev
1967 Dover Publications Combinations: The Heart Of Chess (dover Chess)-Irving Chernev

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Excelling At Chess: Combinational Play And Calculation - Jacob Aagaard
2017 Everyman Chess Excelling At Chess: Combinational Play And Calculation-Jacob Aagaard

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Back To Basics: Tactics (chesscafe Back To Basics Chess) - Dan Heisman
2007 Russell Enterprises, Inc. Back To Basics: Tactics (chesscafe Back To Basics Chess)-Dan Heisman

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The Tactician's Handbook - Victor Charushin
2016 Russell Enterprises, Inc. The Tactician's Handbook-Victor Charushin

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Chess Training Pocket Book: 300 Most Important Positions (third Revised Edition) (comprehensive Chess Course Series) - Lev Alburt
2010 Chess Information & Research Institute Chess Training Pocket Book: 300 Most Important Positions (third Revised Edition) (comprehensive Chess Course Series)-Lev Alburt

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The Complete Chess Workout: Train Your Brain With 1200 Puzzles! (everyman Chess) - Richard Palliser
2007 Everyman Chess The Complete Chess Workout: Train Your Brain With 1200 Puzzles! (everyman Chess)-Richard Palliser

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Chess Tactics For Advanced Players - Yuri Averbakh
2012 Ishi Press Chess Tactics For Advanced Players-Yuri Averbakh

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365 Ways To Checkmate - Joe Gallagher
2003 Gambit Publications 365 Ways To Checkmate-Joe Gallagher

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Fundamental Chess Tactics - Antonio Gude
2017 Gambit Publications Fundamental Chess Tactics-Antonio Gude

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Chess Mazes: A New Kind Of Chess Puzzle For Everyone - Bruce Alberston
0000 Russell Enterprises Inc Chess Mazes: A New Kind Of Chess Puzzle For Everyone-Bruce Alberston

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The Best Move - Vlastimil Hort, Vlastimil Jansa
2014 Ishi Press The Best Move-Vlastimil Hort Vlastimil Jansa

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Winning Chess Traps 300 Ways To Win In The Opening - Irving Chernev
2013 Ishi Press Winning Chess Traps 300 Ways To Win In The Opening-Irving Chernev

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John Nunn's Chess Puzzle Book - John Nunn
2009 Gambit Publications John Nunn's Chess Puzzle Book-John Nunn

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