I am new. any books I should read?

k3yp4y
I feel like I don't learn from my mistakes. wish books should I check out? I'm playing a lot lately but I seem to lose often and I want to get better. aside from playing many games per day, what else should I be doing?
WackChiRain

Best book for beginners in my opinion is "Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess." Read that through 2 or 3 times for starters. After that... check out the authors Silman and Seirawan as they have lots of resources for beginners that I always found good. Another one is Lev Alburt who has a very good series of books for starters. And of course play lots of slow games and avoid fast time controls.

BMMhunter3d

he is right

kindaspongey

"... for those that want to be as good as they can be, they'll have to work hard.
Play opponents who are better than you … . Learn basic endgames. Create a simple opening repertoire (understanding the moves are far more important than memorizing them). Study tactics. And pick up tons of patterns. That’s the drumbeat of success. ..." - IM Jeremy Silman (December 27, 2018)
https://www.chess.com/article/view/little-things-that-help-your-game
https://www.chess.com/article/view/how-to-start-out-in-chess
https://www.chess.com/news/view/a-new-years-resolution-improve-your-chess-with-new-lessons
"... In order to maximize the benefits of [theory and practice], these two should be approached in a balanced manner. ... Play as many slow games (60 5 or preferably slower) as possible, ... The other side of improvement is theory. ... This can be reading books, taking lessons, watching videos, doing problems on software, etc. ..." - NM Dan Heisman (2002)
https://web.archive.org/web/20140627084053/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/heisman19.pdf
"... If it’s instruction, you look for an author that addresses players at your level (buying something that’s too advanced won’t help you at all). This means that a classic book that is revered by many people might not be useful for you. ..." - IM Jeremy Silman (2015)
https://www.chess.com/article/view/the-best-chess-books-ever
Here are some reading possibilities that I often mention:
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/
Winning Chess by Irving Chernev and Fred Reinfeld (1948)
https://web.archive.org/web/20140708093415/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/review919.pdf
Back to Basics: Tactics by Dan Heisman (2007)
https://web.archive.org/web/20140708233537/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/review585.pdf
https://www.chess.com/article/view/book-review-back-to-basics-tactics
https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5856bd64ff7c50433c3803db/t/5895fc0ca5790af7895297e4/1486224396755/btbtactics2excerpt.pdf
Discovering Chess Openings by GM John Emms (2006)
https://web.archive.org/web/20140627114655/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/hansen91.pdf
Openings for Amateurs by Pete Tamburro (2014)
http://kenilworthian.blogspot.com/2014/05/review-of-pete-tamburros-openings-for.html
https://chessbookreviews.wordpress.com/tag/openings-for-amateurs/
https://www.mongoosepress.com/catalog/excerpts/openings_amateurs.pdf
Chess Endgames for Kids by Karsten Müller (2015)
https://chessbookreviews.wordpress.com/tag/chess-endgames-for-kids/
http://www.gambitbooks.com/pdfs/Chess_Endgames_for_Kids.pdf
A Guide to Chess Improvement by Dan Heisman (2010)
https://web.archive.org/web/20140708105628/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/review781.pdf
Studying Chess Made Easy by Andrew Soltis (2009)
https://web.archive.org/web/20140708090448/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/review750.pdf

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
https://web.archive.org/web/20140627132508/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/hansen173.pdf
https://www.chess.com/article/view/book-review-winning-chess-endings
https://web.archive.org/web/20140708092617/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/review560.pdf

kindaspongey

https://web.archive.org/web/20140708094419/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/ammind.pdf
https://www.silmanjamespress.com/shop/chess/amateurs-mind-the-2nd-edition/

Squidward18Q

Gone with the Wind.

or

War and Peace

Avetik_ChessMood

Check out what Grandmasters recommend 
https://chessmood.com/we-recommend

Nwap111

Wackchirain's suggetion is the best for a beginner.  Read it at least twice.

k3yp4y

thank you everyone. I will play everyday.

Squidward18Q
k3yp4y wrote:

thank you everyone. I will play everyday.

War and Peace is a really good book. Try it out.

k3yp4y

Squidward18Q wrote:

k3yp4y wrote:

thank you everyone. I will play everyday.

War and Peace is a really good book. Try it out.

it's about chess?

Squidward18Q
k3yp4y wrote:

 

Squidward18Q wrote:

 

k3yp4y wrote:

thank you everyone. I will play everyday.

War and Peace is a really good book. Try it out.

 

it's about chess?

 

Yes. It's about knowing when to be aggressive and when to be defensive.

kindaspongey

Does it have a lot of diagrams?

Squidward18Q
kindaspongey wrote:

Does it have a lot of diagrams?

Yes. Kindaspongey, don't you think it will help her chess game?

kindaspongey

Haven't looked at it.

BusyNight
k3yp4y wrote:
I feel like I don't learn from my mistakes. wish books should I check out? I'm playing a lot lately but I seem to lose often and I want to get better. aside from playing many games per day, what else should I be doing?

Hi nice to see you try out this game! What will help the most is solving puzzles. solving puzzles will help just as much as reading the entire booklist from kindaspongey tho the suggestions are good and worth reading. When you get a good tactical eye it will really show on your rating and you will be the kind of player who can punish the smallest tactical mistake

BusyNight
Avetik_ChessMood wrote:

Check out what Grandmasters recommend 
https://chessmood.com/we-recommend

this looks like very good advice! but its written by GMS so i guess it makes sence lol. I did notice no books on openings but i guess thats not important now anyway

k3yp4y

thank you.

BusyNight

oh you should also find a chessclub if you have one nearby. playing against people in a chessclub and analyse the games after is important to get good. nobody analyses games with you online. Its also nice to meed likeminded people with the same interest in chess as you and they can even give you advice on how they improved themself

DENVERHIGH

There were many suggestions about BOOKS and some of you gave her many choices that she won't use. . . .

The best advice was the first one "Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess."  Easy book to use. Use a pencil on it not a ink pen. Why? Cause you Can erase your answer picked. The The book can be used again! . . . Besides it only cost about $ 9:95 . . .

 

DENVER