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I've got a chess book which is probably one of the best chess book but I can't really make use of it well. Because, I don't know what each moves are for. Like, there is a diagram and great moves played by GMs and I dont understand those moves... maybe I'm too novice for this book. What do you suggest me to do? Oh, wait, do I just suppose to watch GMs moves? not trying to guess the next move...???
Can anyone give me tips how to tackle a chess book??
Playing over GM games without annotations is fairly useless below the master level.
If you don't understand the book, then you're right, it may be too advanced for you right now. You may want to get a book aimed at your level of play.
I haven't really tried many books but if I was going to get one, I would start with "Chess for Dummies" or something similar, and work my way up from there.
I used to just go through bobby fischer's games on chessgames.com one by one till I pretty much knew how he played. Memorizing a couple games won't hurt. But you definitely don't need books to improve.
Umm, I guess not, but it sure makes it easier to improve!
Experience is the best teacher. Play as much as you can. Don't worry so much about losing as about understanding why you lost. Record your games and go over them later to see where you went wrong.
At this point you can learn from books, but it is important to start with simpler topics, more basic works. As with anything else, the more you play, practice, and learn, the more complicated ideas you will be able to understand.
never mind, I read over again and I got it and found interesting and fun. But maybe later in the page, there is still a chance that I may get confused. Thanks for the comments guys
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