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BEST INSTRUCTIVE CHESS BOOKS EVER WRITTEN

  • #1

    I got to 1600 by reading these books

     

    MY 60 MEMORABLE GAMES by Robert Fischer
    MY SYSTEM by Aaron Nimzowitch
    PAWN STRUCTURE CHESS by Andy Soltis
    WINNING PAWN STRUCTURES by Alexander Baburin
    ZURICH INTERNATIONAL CHESS TOURNAMENT 1953 by David Bronstein
    HOW TO REASSESS YOUR CHESS by Jeremy Silman
    ROAD TO CHESS IMPROVEMENT by Alex Yermolinsky

  • #2

    "... Just because a book contains lots of information that you don’t know, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it will be extremely helpful in making you better at this point in your chess development. ..." - Dan Heisman (2001)

    https://web.archive.org/web/20140626180930/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/heisman06.pdf

    "... The books that are most highly thought of are not necessarily the most useful. Go with those that you find to be readable. ..." - GM Nigel Davies (2010)

    "... 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

  • #3
    You should probably change your profile pic to an actual picture of you...
  • #4
    superman0101 wrote:
    You should probably change your profile pic to an actual picture of you...

    you should probably heed your own advice

  • #5

    I believe that he's superman and that you're a hot chick...but then, I'm just a Yorp, so what do I know?

  • #6
    goldgoat wrote:

    I got to 1600 by reading these books

     

    MY 60 MEMORABLE GAMES by Robert Fischer
    MY SYSTEM by Aaron Nimzowitch
    PAWN STRUCTURE CHESS by Andy Soltis
    WINNING PAWN STRUCTURES by Alexander Baburin
    ZURICH INTERNATIONAL CHESS TOURNAMENT 1953 by David Bronstein
    HOW TO REASSESS YOUR CHESS by Jeremy Silman
    ROAD TO CHESS IMPROVEMENT by Alex Yermolinsky

    Are you saying that these are the only books you read or that these are the books that you found helpful for you to reach 1600?

  • #7
    goldgoat wrote:

    I got to 1600 by reading these books

     

    MY 60 MEMORABLE GAMES by Robert Fischer
    MY SYSTEM by Aaron Nimzowitch
    PAWN STRUCTURE CHESS by Andy Soltis
    WINNING PAWN STRUCTURES by Alexander Baburin
    ZURICH INTERNATIONAL CHESS TOURNAMENT 1953 by David Bronstein
    HOW TO REASSESS YOUR CHESS by Jeremy Silman
    ROAD TO CHESS IMPROVEMENT by Alex Yermolinsky

     

    These are good set of books that can improve a player. But certaintly they are not beginners books.

  • #8

    The best way is to play the books visually not mentally . . . In my humble opinion .. .. ..

    DENVER

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