Favorite Middlegame Books for Beginners ???

jamesbout

So, my chess set and my books all came, and I'm realizing one thing I overlooked was a decent book on Middlegame.

Wondering what are some of people's Favorite/Go-to books on Middlegame instruction for beginners?

EBowie

T - minus 3...2...1... RussBell pending

jamesbout

???

 

EBowie

I was just kidding around.  There's a guy here, RussBell, he's got some very helpful info. regarding chess books and he tends to be pretty quick to post ... I'm sure it won't be too long...

IpswichMatt
EBowie wrote:

I was just kidding around.  There's a guy here, RussBell, he's got some very helpful info. regarding chess books and he tends to be pretty quick to post ... I'm sure it won't be too long...

I knew what you meant - clearly jamesbout is new around these here parts. Although RussBell might be a bit predictable, his list of books is excellent so here it is:

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

jamesbout

I got it now.  Haha

I've seen the giant overall list before  8)

But definitely new about these parts.  Like I say, my chess set literally just arrived.

 

chessroboto

RussBell is smart to keep an updated article for his recommended anything, so he simply copies and pastes the links to his articles so that he does not have to retype his lists from scratch every time.

The books he recommends are timeless evergreens, so the strength of the recommendation doesn't change whether the year is 2015 or 2021.

chess_cat_1000

If you're just starting out 'The Chess Player's Bible' by Eade and Lawrence is good, very visual.