I am looking for a tactic training software for Windows/Linux/Symbian. I think that I know all tactics by now, and I want to train myself in using them. I do not want tactical software that separate their lessons, such as Chessimo. I want them to have an Elo system of sorts that gives harder puzzles for an higher Elo, and easier puzzles for lower Elo.

The only examples that I can think of are Tactic Trainer for Android and the chess.com Tactics. I am quite sure that there is a similar thing for Windows. Also please not online, I'm looking for software. Price is not a issue, at least 'til $50.

Thank you people in advance.

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    All I really need to say is: chesstempo.com :)
    – sco-ish
    Jul 2, 2014 at 20:12
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    Thank you, but as I specified, I would like it offline. Thanks anyway!
    – MikhailTal
    Jul 2, 2014 at 20:41

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I thought this is the best for Windows: http://www.amazon.com/CT-ART-Chess-Tactics-Training-Software/dp/1886846677


Chess Hero is a free program. It does not select based on strength of puzzle but random choice, but I think it is the best offline trainer.

Here is a list of pdf files which are separated by difficulty.

If you want to invest the time, you could order a pgn/fen file from easiest to hardest.


There are many tactics software that are very good.

Free: chesstempo.com lichess.org

Paid: chess.com tactics CT-ARt

These are very common software and websites to improve tactics. Personally I like to use lichess.org because of the other uses it has like the study feature.

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