17479 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Backgammon, Yatzy, and more!
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
I am a novice chess player so I am studying "My system" as a chess basics book. Currently I am at the start of part two of the book, although there were some ideas that I have not fully grasped, and example games (at the end of each chapter) that the author gives are difficult to comprehend.
So, while I am reading the rest of the book, I need some other reading material to possibly understand what I didn't understand in "My system", or maybe a book with a completly different "system" (I have heard that Tarrasch was an ardent opponent of Nimzowitsch). My only point is that this book can be downloaded, since English is not my native laguage and I need to study english chess terminology.
I find myself saying this a lot, but I'd recomment "Reassess Your Chess" by Jeremy Silman. His system of examining the imbalances is very helpful for improving positional play.
New video series here, about My System:
I would say that Part II of My System might do you more harm than good at this stage of your chess development. You need to learn how to play an open game. Most of the concepts of My System require a closed or semi-closed game. You start making extended knight maneuvers in an open game, and you are going to get clobbered.
Vintage Soviet Russian Set Pictorial
by Moriarty_697 a few minutes ago
11/30/2015 - The Art of Breaking Through
by robertkeitz111 a few minutes ago
What is Your Repetoire?
by SJFG a few minutes ago
What's better, the Queen's Gambit or the King's Gambit?
by X_PLAYER_J_X 2 minutes ago
by IAmAquarius 3 minutes ago
Podium Prediction Plus (PPP) - "British Knockout Championship"
by MSC157 6 minutes ago
State of Chess.com Show! Post your questions here
by JamieDelarosa 6 minutes ago
How to gain points?
by Sir_Sigismund 14 minutes ago
8/3/2014 - Mate in 2
by chaims 19 minutes ago
Is there any chance that a 1300 rated player can beat a 2700 rated player?
by TheronG12 20 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2015 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!