# chess strategy

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**How To Think Ahead In Chess **by Irvinh Chernev and I. A. Horowitz

Possibly helpful:

Simple Attacking Plans by Fred Wilson (2012)

https://web.archive.org/web/20140708090402/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/review874.pdf

http://dev.jeremysilman.com/shop/pc/Simple-Attacking-Plans-77p3731.htm

Logical Chess: Move by Move by Irving Chernev (1957)

https://web.archive.org/web/20140708104437/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/logichess.pdf

The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played by Irving Chernev (1965)

https://chessbookreviews.wordpress.com/tag/most-instructive-games-of-chess-ever-played/

Seirawan stuff:

http://seagaard.dk/review/eng/bo_beginner/ev_winning_chess.asp?KATID=BO&ID=BO-Beginner

http://www.nystar.com/tamarkin/review1.htm

50 Essential Chess Lessons by Steve Giddins

https://web.archive.org/web/20140708100833/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/review534.pdf

http://www.gambitbooks.com/pdfs/50_Essential_Chess_Lessons.pdf

Simple Chess by Michael Stean

https://web.archive.org/web/20140708104258/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/review400.pdf

Amateur's Mind by Jeremy Silman

https://web.archive.org/web/20140708094419/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/ammind.pdf

Chess for Hawks

https://www.newinchess.com/media/wysiwyg/product_pdf/9041.pdf

Chess Strategy: Move by Move by Adam Hunt

https://web.archive.org/web/20140708093249/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/review890.pdf

How to Reassess Your Chess (4th ed.) by Jeremy Silman

https://web.archive.org/web/20140708095832/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/review769.pdf

The Chess Attacker's Handbook

http://www.gambitbooks.com/pdfs/The_Chess_Attacker's_Handbook.pdf

Chess Strategy for Club Players by Herman Grooten

https://web.archive.org/web/20140708101926/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/review696.pdf

Pawn Structure Chess by GM Andrew Soltis (2013)

https://web.archive.org/web/20140708101523/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/review908.pdf

The Power of Pawns by GM Jörg Hickl (2016)

https://chessbookreviews.wordpress.com/tag/the-power-of-pawns/

https://www.newinchess.com/media/wysiwyg/product_pdf/9034.pdf

**Good Positional Chess, Planning & Strategy Books for Beginners and Beyond...**

https://www.chess.com/blog/RussBell/introduction-to-positional-chess-planning-strategy

https://www.chess.com/blog/RussBell

Descriptive notation?

Yes. There are some great chess books extant, still very instructive, which are only available in Desciptive notation. Ludek Pachman's "Modern Chess Strategy" is one of these. (As is **"Pawn Power In Chess" by Hans Kmoch**). These books are a good reason to become familiar with Descriptive notation!; while not as simple and efficient as the now mainstream Algebraic notation, it can nevertheless be learned with minimal effort....

https://www.knightschessclub.org/writing-descriptive-notation.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qu-c-HgYcWU

https://www.chess.com/blog/RussBell/pawn-power-in-chess-by-hans-kmoch

I though that, at one time, the Kmoch book had been done in algebraic notation (1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6) (although, if I remember correctly, you did not approve of the result). Anyway, whatever the merits of becoming comfortable with descriptive notation (1 P-K4 P-K4 2 N-KB3 N-QB3), it seems to me to be appropriate to provide a warning to potential buyers of a descriptive notation book.

I though that, at one time, the Kmoch book had been done in algebraic notation (1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6) (although, if I remember correctly, you did not approve of the result). Anyway, whatever the merits of becoming comfortable with descriptive notation (1 P-K4 P-K4 2 N-KB3 N-QB3), it seems to me to be appropriate to provide a warning to potential buyers of a descriptive notation book.

I address all of that in my blog article...

**Pawn Power In Chess by Hans Kmoch...**

https://www.chess.com/blog/RussBell/pawn-power-in-chess-by-hans-kmoch

it seems to me to be appropriate to provide a warning to potential buyers of a descriptive notation book.

lol