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Strategy books for minor to intermediate player ?


  • 17 months ago · Quote · #21

    ThrillerFan

    It's out of Print, so you might need to find a used copy, but "The Inner Game of Chess" by Andrew Soltis.  A must read for anybody under 1600!

  • 17 months ago · Quote · #22

    varelse1

    LOL Shivsky

    While I hate all rants on General Principle, I agreed with pretty much all you said there.

    Despite myself.Tongue Out

  • 17 months ago · Quote · #23

    orangeishblue

    Chess Praxis is the best book I have personally read cover to cover.  I could also mention Zurich 1953 by Bronstein

  • 17 months ago · Quote · #24

    varelse1

    But, to reitterate what others have said, I very much suggest Silman. Not only has he revolutionized the way chess instruncion books are written, he has, (to a lesser degree,) changed the way chess strategy itself is looked at.

    Also, he is one of those rare High-ranked masters who can take a complicated idea, and make it make sense. Even to us weekend pawn-pushers.

    Plus his books are all large print. Very easy on the eyes.

  • 17 months ago · Quote · #25

    fburton

    I notice that Chess Praxis will be coming out for the e+Chess app at some point. Nice to see the list of titles growing. 

    http://eplusbooks.com/forthcoming-top/24-chess-praxis-nimzowitsch-trans-sherwood

  • 17 months ago · Quote · #26

    MwembeAllan

    i think ' My system' by Aron Nimzowitch is a good book for improvement, am currently reading it and believe me am crashing guys on chess.com with newfound ideas from the book and am not yet even halfway.strategy,tactics, endgame and opening u name it..its all in there written almost a 90 years ago. great book

  • 17 months ago · Quote · #27

    makikihustle

    wolfen2000 wrote:

    For improving my skills I would be glad if you could recommend some books on strategy (mostly middle game) for an minor to intermediate skilled player ?

    If you`re allowed to buy only 1 or 2 books in your whole life on this topic, which ones would be you purchase ?

    Thanx in advance :-)

    Only one book? "My System" by Nimzowitsch.

    Two books? Choose your favorite Master and get an annotated collection of their greatest games.

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #28

    MCBeaker

    Definitely +1 for Coakley's book. A very easy read, as it is layed out for kids, but the content is no less useful and the layout certainly helps this tired adult after a hard day's work.

    I also quite like Harding's Better Chess For Average Players, but suggest Coakley first.

    Have you seen Dan Heisman's list of recommended books, organised by topic and strength?

  • 16 months ago · Quote · #29

    wolfen2000

    MCBeaker wrote:
    Have you seen Dan Heisman's list of recommended books, organised by topic and strength?

    Thanx for the list. Will check it out.

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #30

    Somebodysson

    hicetnunc wrote:

    Annotated game collections are also very good educational tools, especially if you're under intermediate level (~1700 OTB). Pure stratgy books will teach you some positional ideas, but not the general flow of the game, which is IMHO more important when you start...

    awesome comment. thank you. Needle in a haystack. 

  • 7 months ago · Quote · #31

    Somebodysson

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  • 6 months ago · Quote · #32

    Roma60

    as anyone got the matthew sadler book on strategy i heard he was a good writer and packed up chess but could of been a world champ at one time.


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