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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.
Only one book?
The Middle Game in Chess by Reuben Fine.
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
Pawn Structure Chess--Andy Soltis
Complete Chess Strategy--Ludek Pachman
(okay, so that's 2...I couldn't make up my mind)
You see a mouse?
More like I smell a rat.
500 Master Games by Dumont and Tartakower Single Volume
Chess Informant Multi Volume
None of these books seem to be available on Kindle, and this is true for other chess books as well. Why is that?
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.
Perhaps we first should ask Magnus about that...
Never argue with Sinatra.
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?
Gotta be honest, you're not really wowing me with your credentials.
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.
I think this topic is beneficial for everyone......Grouper78 is not helping that cause.....start another thread with silly postings...thanks
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!
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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