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  • 21 months ago · Quote · #1

    mohan9048

    1. What are the top 5 must read chess books for club players

    2. What are the top 5 must subscribe chess magazines

    3. What are the top 5 other material (such as videos)

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #2

    George1st

    One answer for all of your questions...fresh air healthy food and exercise...Glad to have made a difference : )

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #3

    theunsjb

    The top 5 books would of course be the one's that you study seriously from start to finish Wink

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #4

    TonyH

    mohan9048 wrote:

    1. What are the top 5 must read chess books for club players

    2. What are the top 5 must subscribe chess magazines

    3. What are the top 5 other material (such as videos)

    1. alekhines book of games,  logical chess move by move - chernev, endgame strategy by shershevsky, chess strategy for club players - gooten , amateur mind - silman

    2. New In Chess simply the best, period, CHESS (if you like british humor), chess today (daily chess stuff), .... local chess publications for local news

    3. Friends to play, Rivals to beat, chess.com (or any other chess site), chessbase or chessassitant, TWIC (The week in chess), 

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #5

    mohan9048

    Thanks @TonyH. Others, nice try. Would have been invaluble in a comedy club forum. http://www.hipforums.com/newforums/forumdisplay.php?f=325

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #6

    theunsjb

    mohan9048 wrote:

    Thanks @TonyH. Others, nice try. Would have been invaluble in a comedy club forum. http://www.hipforums.com/newforums/forumdisplay.php?f=325

    I was actually being serious.  I see many players asking about this or that recommended book.  They buy them and end up reading only the first couple of pages before moving on to the next "best and recommended" one.

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #7

    NimzoRoy

    Top 5 chess mags? I don't even have time to read one. NIC and Chess Informants are both great and I think one or the other is really overkill for someone who isn't a master unless they have lots of time on their hands, not to mention some spare change: these "mags" aint cheap! So unless you have lots of time and cash available I'd skip the mags and concentrate on reading chess books for now.

    After looking at your profile I'd suggest

    Common Sense in Chess by Dr Lasker

    1000 Checkmates and 1000 Winning Combos, both by Fred Reinfeld

    Logical Chess Move by Move and The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played both by Irving Chernev

    Top 5 other material? Click on Learn and check out the Study Plans, Chess Mentor, Tactic Trainer etc.

    Before you buy any chess books look around for decent used copies at amazon eBay & used bookstores.  If your local library has any chess books check some out and see how you like (or dislike) them before buying your own copy.

    GOOD LUCK!

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #8

    Daeru

    1. Most instructive games of chess ever played by Irving Chernev

    Silman's endgame book

    Test your tactical ability by Neihstadt

    The ideas behind the chess openings by Fine

    The mammoth book of chess by Burgess and Nunn

    2. No idea

    3. Rensch's live sessions and rook ending videos are really good 

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #9

    PLAVIN79

    THE ONE I PREFER =IS A BOOK WRITEN BT BY WOLFF ONE TIM USA GRAND  MASTER CHAMPION ==ALL BOOK STORES==ABOUT 30.00 DOLARSSmile

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #10

    mohan9048

    Good responses! I will let you know my book reviews after reading.

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #11

    Anandmagic

    Theunsjb's remark is spot on. I recommend the following 5 books for intermediate-advanced players. Study these books properly & you will be surprised how your rating improves.

    1.General chess :  Chess Fundamental's (Capablanca) . Many player's underestimate the value of this book. If they seriously follow Capa's advice it will become clear that Capa knew what he was talking about. Fischer said this was the best chess book ever written.

    2. Tactics : Chess Gems (Sukhin),1001 sacrifices & combinations(Reinfeld) , Polgar's 5334 , Nunn's chess book puzzles,  Imagination in chess (Gaprindashvili) in that order according to your rating.

    3. Strategy : Modern chess strategy (Pachman), Reasses your chess (Silman), Dvoretsky or Yusupow books. In order according to rating.

    4. Endgame: Essential chess endings (Howell),Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual, in that order.

    5. Calculation accuracy training : Master the grand art of Chess Calculation (Friend). Suitable from beginner to advanced. Step by step training from one move[two 1/2 moves] up to 10 moves[twenty 1/2 moves] ahead.

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #12

    TetsuoShima

    the best material is definetly 

    Convekta Chess tactic art

    Convekta encyclopedia of combinations.

    Convekta Chess endgam trainin

    Convekta theory and praxis of endgames

    Convekta encyclopedia of middlegame.

  • 12 months ago · Quote · #13

    mohan9048

    303 tricky chess tactics

    test your positional play albert bellin & pietro ponzetto

    pawn structure chess  andrew soltis

    my system aron nimzowitsch

    carsten hansen - improve your positional chess

    chess blueprints planning in the middle game - yakovlev

    reassess your chess 4th edition Silman

    Isolated pawn Mikhalchishin & ya strokowski -v. braslasky

    complete book of chess strategy Silman

    lev alburt & sam palatnik - chess strategy for the tournament player

    Lein+Archangelsky_-_Sharpen_Your_Tactics!_(1996)

    Improve Your Chess Tactics- Yakov Neishtadt

    lev alburt & sam palatnik - chess strategy for the tournament player

    Marovic - Dynamic pawn play in chess

    Moskalenko-Viktor---Revolutionize-Your-Chess--2009

    Samuel Reshevsky - The Art of Positional Play

    The_English_Opening_2C_Volume_Two

    The_Genesis_of_Power_Chess

    practical chess exercises ray cheng 

    Mastering_Positional_Chess Naroditsky

    susan polgar - chess tactics for champions

    secrets of the russian chess masters-vol 1

    secrets of the russian chess masters-vol 2

    Secrets of Positional Chess (2006) - Drazen Marovic

    chess - attacking manual 2 by jacob aagaard

    Silmans complete endgame course


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