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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)
One answer for all of your questions...fresh air healthy food and exercise...Glad to have made a difference : )
The top 5 books would of course be the one's that you study seriously from start to finish
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),
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.
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.
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
THE ONE I PREFER =IS A BOOK WRITEN BT BY WOLFF ONE TIM USA GRAND MASTER CHAMPION ==ALL BOOK STORES==ABOUT 30.00 DOLARS
Good responses! I will let you know my book reviews after reading.
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.
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.
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
Improve Your Chess Tactics- Yakov Neishtadt
Marovic - Dynamic pawn play in chess
Samuel Reshevsky - The Art of Positional Play
practical chess exercises ray cheng
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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