Franco Masetti & Roberto Messa
1001 Chess Exercises for Beginners is a great first tactics book. It helps you in identifying weak spots in the position of your opponent, in recognizing patterns of combinations, and in visualizing tricks.
Each chapter introduces and explain a new tactical idea (pin, skewer,fork, discovered attack etc.) with a few examples and then presents the reader with a series of test positions for solving.
By solving the numerous examples the reader becomes familiar with the basic tactics used in winning chess games.
Chess masters Franco Masetti and Roberto Messa have produced an excellent first book on chess tactics. It can be used as a course text book as well as for personal improvement.
Published 2012, softback, 144 pages.View sample pages (pdf)