96 ( +1 | -1 ) A Remarkable ResourceStumbled across this page yesterday: -> dejascacchi.altervista.org
In short, it's a collection of 3,000+ high-quality tactical chess problems and 3,000+ "best move" exercises. You can download them as Adobe Acrobat .pdf files here, or as a large database of PGN positions at -> www.cmpgo.de (select "Downloads" from the left menu). Moreover, the freeware "Chessgate Client" (available from the same page) has a "puzzle" option for solving the exercises in this database.
I've worked my way through most of the first hundred of the "easy" problems (not so easy in all cases!) and think this would be very valuable for training purposes. For my part, I'm printing out the pages and doing the work with pen and paper, since it's all too easy to get the computer to tell you the answer if you're frustrated. Enjoy!
79 ( +1 | -1 ) Yes.....Yes !!! You Were So Right !Thanks a Million Bucklehead !!!
I'm surprised that no one else has yet acknowledge downloading and/or even reading your offering here. Well I've just downloaded those tactical excercises and have added them to my ever growing collection of the same.
I have to admit that I first heard about this from another GK forum thread where you posted the link to this download a second time. Either way.... you've made my day.
Also, someone in that other thread asked if you were the one who had posted a link to something entitled "predator at the chessboard". I never saw a reply by you, but if that was you ..... could you kindly repost that link. The title alone whets my chess appetite.
Thanks Buddy !!!!! ..... Somebody DOES read these posts.... ME !