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i cant find the third book, but in german its called amateur becomes master
chess master vs chess amateur, chess amateur vs chess master and chess master vs chess master are the real titles.
Hmm, I can only find Chess Master vs Chess Amateur on Amazon. Are you sure the others exist?
Next time try looking someplace else besides amazon. I did after making up an erroneous fact here and discovered that Euwe wrote +20 chess books, or +70 depending on who you believe or who actually knows what the hell they're writing about.
It looks like TetsuoShima knew what he was talking about!
Bent Larsens selected games is a very good book!
Of all the chess books I own I find and reccomend Chess Master vs Chess Amatuer as the most useful and fun to read. It highlights positions that amatuers are likely to encounter and how to handle them. **** (4 stars)
Here are the covers:
Perhaps The Road to Chess Mastery is an English translation of Amateur wird Meister. It is also by Euwe and Meiden.
yes it would fit from the title, strangely i didnt recognize it though when i saw it at amazon
i liked that book the most, but i think its the one i read the most..
i like it how he annotates the games in the book. Like the becoming master plays king to f1 and Euwe says, this move shows he understands the position, or as i said earlier the master gets angry that he lost a pawn, but maybe that was in another of those 3 books.
Silman uses the amateur thought process in his book The Amateur's Mind by comparing his own games and analysis with analysis of the same game by his lower-rated students.
NimzoRoy, if you click on second link you gave (Chess Master vs Chess Master) it comes up with Master vs Amateur.
However, rigamagician's book cover is a clincher for the existence of an English book with that title.
Any idea where one can get a copy??
ETA: Ok, I found one for $60 on Abe Books.
Paulgottlieb writes : What kind of chess player calls a book "exquisite?" Most real chess players can't even spell it.
I know of a couple of present day super-grandmasters who have degrees in linguistics.
About TOP 10 : 1. for beginners or intermediate or advanced, which ? (i.e., I have heard of players who started of with NIMZO'S "Praxis", gave up chess & never took it up again !)
2. for general instruction value or entertainment or historical or tactics or strategy or creative approach or for the chess book that had the greatest influence on your Elo rating or for the most inspiring & motivating chess book, etc...., Which category !
Have any idea how many hands a chess manuscript has to pass through before it finds it's way in a bookshop.
2. various proof reader's
3. interior factual quality controlers
4. cover designers
6. publishing marketing strategist's.
About TOP 10 : 1. for beginners or intermediate or advanced, which ? (i.e., I have heard of players who started of with NIMZO'S "Praxis", gave up chess & never took it up again !)"
Exactly Twomove. You are 100% correct in saying that there is not any magic pill to improve their chess & that they need to do their own work.
In fact one of the best ways to improve is to thoroughly analyse and study your OWN games. See where you went wrong and not repeat the mistakes.
"The road to chess Improvement", is an excellent book about self analysis. As I mentioned earlier on, it is by doing that one really learns. Again, "Master the grand art of Chess Calculation ", is a book that expects the reader to do the doing in the category of chess visualisation/calculation improvement. The step by step method used builds the student up gradually towards achieving the ability to calculate Accurately. In the final analysis every chess book speaks for itself, despite all the reviews.
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