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LandSDad

Background: I’m a beginner with no rating. Puzzles say about 1500-1600. Some online test said 1300 a few months back. Based on what I read here and online, I figure I’m between 800-1000, but I really don’t know. I can beat at least 1500 bots consistently, but haven’t tried higher yet. 

I’ve worked my way through the first chess steps book and most of its workbooks. I’ve also done the same with almost all of the second chess steps book and workbooks.  I have book 3 also. I love to read and understand notation. 

Given that, which of the following books should I read first:

1) Soviet Chess Primer

2) Play Winning Chess

3) Silman’s Complete Endgame Course

4) Logical Chess Move by Move

Thanks to anyone that wants to help guide me. 

chessroboto

Play Winning Chess followed by Logical Chess Move by Move.

StevieG65
Third, the first few chapters of Silman, then the Primer. And keep going with Steps at the same time.
n64bomb

The most important part about improving is playing games with long time controls and analyzing those games afterwards.

RussBell
chessroboto wrote:

Play Winning Chess followed by Logical Chess Move by Move.

I agree.

Each of the OP's books is commented on here...

Good Chess Books for Beginners and Beyond...

https://www.chess.com/blog/RussBell/good-chess-books-for-beginners-and-beyond

tygxc

I would toss the steps book away and start with the Soviet Chess Primer.

Christianf859

The OP should actually play games with people rather than playing bots and reading books.

Chess books are good (Although I've never really read one myself) But playing and building experience with real people is more important to focus on.

Wits-end

I’m certainly not rated high, so with a grain of salt… start playing real people. Choose a longer time control. Bots do not play like real people. Have fun!

wids88
Play winning chess.
llama47
tygxc wrote:

I would toss the steps book away and start with the Soviet Chess Primer.

Soviet Chess Primer is an excellent book... but I would not give it to a beginner.

llama47
LandSDad wrote:

Background: I’m a beginner with no rating. Puzzles say about 1500-1600. Some online test said 1300 a few months back. Based on what I read here and online, I figure I’m between 800-1000, but I really don’t know. I can beat at least 1500 bots consistently, but haven’t tried higher yet. 

I’ve worked my way through the first chess steps book and most of its workbooks. I’ve also done the same with almost all of the second chess steps book and workbooks.  I have book 3 also. I love to read and understand notation. 

Given that, which of the following books should I read first:

1) Soviet Chess Primer

2) Play Winning Chess

3) Silman’s Complete Endgame Course

4) Logical Chess Move by Move

Thanks to anyone that wants to help guide me. 

IMO

2 then 4 then 3 as a reference book (don't read it cover to cover)

#1 last... and depending on how well you're liking it, don't be afraid to put it away for later.

boddythepoddy

Start with Capablanca's Chess Fundamentals.