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I'm looking for 5 chess books for Intermediates. Intermediates meaning 1300-1600.
So far i've compiled a few books through reccomendations and research:
1. Amateur's Mind - Jeremy Silman
2. My System - Aron Nimzovitch
3. Zurich 1953 - Bronstein
4. Silmans Complete Endgame Course - Jeremy Silman
I need one more books, but feel free to suggest more. I know all four of those are good books. I've learned the basics of attack and defense and I'm hoping to learn more positional/tactical things. Mastering openings is important too.
Anyone care to help me out?
I would suggest 2 books--
1. Chess Blueprints-Planning in the middlegame--Nikolay Yakovlev
This book is available in Amazon. Contains all Russian secrets by a Russian author and good enough for a lifetime!
Unfortunately in Amazon the publisher doesn't let glance through the book, could you write a more comprehensive review, with some examples from the book?
Because I'm really tired of buying books that in the end are useless.
I have a short list of recommnded books on my chess site.
A talented intermediate player should forget all the stuff you've listed, and just buy a copy of the most recent MCO.
Take every opening line you're going to play, and memorize every line of theory. Top to bottom.
Know every move for every position, and you'll never make a mistake. Never make a mistake, and you can never lose.
Like Wesley So says, "All I study is theory."
That sounds like an absolutely horrid bit of advice. Hybris is not the way. Read book with actual knowledge you can use inside!
You might want some books on tactics too, or use an online tactics trainer. I had one called "Schachkombinationen", Karl Colditz, that taught me a good bit, but it's only available in German.
Stean: "Simple Chess"
Watson & Burgess "Chess Openings for Kids"
Two personal favourites!
Nice rating you have there.
Do you give lessons, too?
Quick ... call commissioner Gordon and have him put out the Haywood signal in the sky.
I would recomend The Winning Way. It has opening traps and tells you why moves are played.
Simple Chess, by Michael Stean
Judgment and Planning in Chess, by Max Euwe
From the Middlegame to the Endgame, by Edmar Mednis
Chess Combinations Encyclopedia (CD), by Convekta
Chess School 4, by Sarhan Guliev
The end of my comment keeps getting cut off, but for openings I recommend that one buy books published by Chess Stars and Quality Chess.
Pawn Power in Chess is a good book.
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