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If there were only 1 chess book you could reccomend what would it be ?


  • 16 months ago · Quote · #41

    farbrortheguru

    Thank you!!

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #42

    Quasimorphy

    The Middlegame(Book 1: Static Features and Book 2: Dynamic & Subjective Features) by Euwe and Kramer is an excellent alternative to Silman and Pachman. Euwe is one of the best at explaining things in way that the typical chess student can understand.
  • 16 months ago · Quote · #43

    hansen999

    If just one book: Khmelnitskys Chess Exam and Training Guide because it will help you identify your strengths and weaknesses and at the same time doing the tests will increase your understanding of the different aspects of the game because the positions and comments are very instructive.

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #44

    Andre_Harding

    Only one book?

    The Middle Game in Chess by Reuben Fine.

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #45

    darnezee

    I am reading reassess your chess and I have found it helpful. I know there are some people on here who are not fans of silman's books. What specifically is wrong with it just out of curiosity

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #46

    AndyClifton

    Pawn Structure Chess--Andy Soltis

    Complete Chess Strategy--Ludek Pachman

    (okay, so that's 2...I couldn't make up my mind) Smile

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #47

    AndyClifton

    eek!

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #48

    DrSpudnik

    AndyClifton wrote:

    eek!

    You see a mouse? Laughing

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #49

    AndyClifton

    More like I smell a rat. Smile

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #50

    orangeishblue

    500 Master Games by Dumont and Tartakower Single Volume

    Chess Informant Multi Volume

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #51

    rnunesmagalhaes

    None of these books seem to be available on Kindle, and this is true for other chess books as well. Why is that?

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #52

    varelse1

    Silman's Complete Endgame Chess Course.

    I don't care if you're Magnus Carlsen, or you just learned the moves yesterday. This book literally has something for Anyone in it.

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #53

    AndyClifton

    Perhaps we first should ask Magnus about that...

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #54

    AndyClifton

    Never argue with Sinatra.

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #55

    taffy76

    Grouper78 wrote:

    I think endgame study is overrated.  I just learned to play chess a few weeks ago and haven't played a single endgame yet. 

    Everyone, however, plays openings... 

    Are you baiting for trolls?

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #56

    waffllemaster

    Grouper78 wrote:

    I think endgame study is overrated.  I just learned to play chess a few weeks ago and haven't played a single endgame yet. 

    Everyone, however, plays openings... 

    Gotta be honest, you're not really wowing me with your credentials.

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #57

    varelse1

    pfren wrote:

    Silman's endgame course is a very fine book- factly, it's just about the only Silman book I would recommend to someone. It won't substitute any of the endgame classics (Keres, Shereshevsky, Averbakh) or the stunning Dvoretsky endgame manual, but it CAN be used as your single endgame learning source.

    Sorry to say that I do not regard his middlegame books too highly... I find them plagiarizing, and largely flawed. Get Pachman instead, you can hardly go wrong with such stuff.

    Now that you bring it up, Pfren, I think Silman's books owe more of their success to the large print than the writing style or instructional value.

    But that's okay. Because I think the large print rocks!!!

    Lets hope other chess authors figure out that little secret.Wink

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #58

    Immoney5252

    I think this topic is beneficial for everyone......Grouper78 is not helping that cause.....start another thread with silly postings...thanks

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #59

    SmyslovFan

    varelse1 wrote:
    pfren wrote:

    Silman's endgame course is a very fine book- factly, it's just about the only Silman book I would recommend to someone. It won't substitute any of the endgame classics (Keres, Shereshevsky, Averbakh) or the stunning Dvoretsky endgame manual, but it CAN be used as your single endgame learning source.

    Sorry to say that I do not regard his middlegame books too highly... I find them plagiarizing, and largely flawed. Get Pachman instead, you can hardly go wrong with such stuff.

    Now that you bring it up, Pfren, I think Silman's books owe more of their success to the large print than the writing style or instructional value.

    But that's okay. Because I think the large print rocks!!!

    Lets hope other chess authors figure out that little secret.

    Does it have the words, "Don't Panic" printed in large letters on the back as well?  I understand that's an absolute guarantee the book will be a galactic bestseller!

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #60

    1024x768

    pfren wrote:

    For the record, if you are interested in the Reti book, you can read it for free in fully electronic form at http://www.openchessbooks.org/

    All games with their annotations can be downloaded and viewed with your favorable pgn viewer.

    much valuable post.thanks.


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