21835 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Backgammon, Yatzy, and more!
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
First chess book I ever owned, something by Euwe. Don't remember the exact name, but it was a rather general beginners book. Probably the only chess book I ever really studied thoroughly from beginning to end. Took me in a few months from losing to just about anyone, to beating all comers, including some ranked players, in my favorite pub.
Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess. It's not a high level book, but it teaches a player to think about driving for mate and how to force mate...first, second, and always ;). Openings, middle game positioning, and endgames are secondary. Nobody else seems to come at things from this point of view. The "solve puzzles" format also has a big appeal to a chessplayer's mind.
I read it when I was 7, and it far and away had a bigger impact on my chess play than any other book since ;).
At the moment, I'd say Seirawan's Winning Chess Tactics. I'm currently reading some strategy books and I hope those make a big impact.
could you elaborate on this statement?
Sorry, but I don't mate and tell
I'd say Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual. I certainly didn't retain even half that material, but it took my endgame skill from very poor to passable. The great thing about endgame positions is the text variations are so much easier to visualize... so if only for visualization practice I got a lot of use out of it.
for me was only one book , was the openning book of Kings Gambit , is reason why i wanted to try play hss again, could i play a good kings gambit game and i hae enjoyed many an hour playing finding ou yes i can play a prety god kg game :) rofl.
Why the Knight is better than the Bishop - The Complete Unabridged, 16-volume lecture by GM W. Pennyshot
Irving Chernev - The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played: 62 Masterpieces of Chess Strategy
Which King's Gambit book, who was the author?
This thread is old, but I am surprised nobody mentioned the Road to Chess Improvement.
Find the Right Plan with Anatoly Karpov.
domination in 2,545 chess endgames
This is quite an impressive book for studies lovers. How did itimpact your play?
Beating an arch-opponent in a cool opening
by solskytz a few minutes ago
by DaniilZelenchuk 2 minutes ago
by Diakonia 3 minutes ago
The Philippines needs GM Joey Antonio
by Derekjj 3 minutes ago
was this lucky as lol
by MechHand 4 minutes ago
PawnCollector2013's account is closed!
by 1092c 5 minutes ago
Grandmaster wants to know if this queen sac was sound.
by MechHand 8 minutes ago
Is it possible that there are still good openings that remain unexplored?
by RDSmBax 8 minutes ago
KID as Black.
by Rob3rtJamesFischer 10 minutes ago
What do you say when people ask how good at chess you are ?
by KID_Harish 14 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2016 Chess.com
• Chess - English
Try the new Chess.com!
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!