Top 5 Tactical Books on Chess

If there’s one key strategy to helping chess players improve their results, it’s the understanding of tactics. Every game of chess will have some level of tactics as even the best players in the world win on critical tactical errors of their opponent.

With that in mind, there are plenty of useful books that will enhance your tactical vision. In this guide, we have listed the best books of tactics in chess to add to your chess library.

Here are the top 5 tactical books on chess.

Chess: 5334 Problems, Combinations & Games by Laszlo Polgar

This book offers the complete collection of chess combinations with over 5,000 instructional situations written by one of the best chess teachers in the world. You will find images of problems taken from real matches as each problem, combination, and back comes with an easy-to-follow guide for learners to understand the strategy.

Winning Chess Tactics by Yasser Seirawan

Written by the #1 ranking chess players in the USA, this book offers a delightful introduction to the tactical side of chess. With a compelling instruction guide, aspiring chess players and advanced players can enhance their vision of examples and situations along with 200-diagrammed positions from the best tacticians in chess.

The Chess Tactics Workbook by Al Woolum

If you are looking for a useful source of worksheets to teach with, the Chess Tactics workbook will help do that just. You will find as many as six puzzles per pages, with nearly 1,200 problems combined.

1001 Chess Exercises y Beginners by Roberta Messa and Franco Masetti

As chess is made up of 99% tactics, you will need to understand the methods and combination of playing the game. Solving tactical puzzles are what set the expert players from the rest of the “ok” players.

Looking for Trouble by Dan Heisman

Chess players from beginners to intermediate levels can gain skills from the use of this book as it addresses the area of chess training and identification to threats.

Which book have you read? What ones do you plan to read? Comment below and let us know!