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Hey all! I need some help to improve my middle game. I am really struggling after my openings. If anybody can give me some tips on how I can improve my middle game that would be awesome.
Posting some of your games would be helpful.
All I want is a way to improve middle game tactics. Some basis tips and maybe a way to practice.
I can post later, its late mytime and I will go sleep..
Tactics training and some book that covers basic strategic ideas, or annotated games. Irving Chernev's classic Logical Chess: Move by Move is a prime example of a good book for this.
There is more to a lot of middle games than tactics. But if you want to study tactics there are so many books of chess puzzles out there, 1001 winning combinations and sacs, 1001 checkmates (or something like that). Too many to even start to list.
But for planning and just assessing what is going on in the middle game, there are a lot of middle game specific books.
The first one that I read (not like I've reand many) that really opened my eyes and improved by play was by Eugene Znosko-Borovsky called The Middle Game in Chess. It is old and pretty cheap, and still a good book. Obviously there are many others, and newer ones too, but this one is a good one.
Here's a tactics trainer I've found extremely helpful (it's completely free, too!): http://chess.emrald.net/
Thanks all! :D
Some books would be:
Attacking Chess 1 and 2 by Jacob AagaardThe Art of the Middlegame by Keres and KotovThe Middlegame by Euwe (very old, but very nice. Very complete)My system by NimzowitchAnd some tactic. You could use the internet (chess.com tactic trainer) or books. I like "The complete chess workout" if you want a book.
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