Chess Book: Kramnik my life and Games Review

  • #1

    Hello Everyone!

    I am  a Fide 1400 rated player and I am thinking to buy this book: Kramnik my Life and Games. Could someone give its review? Will I improve a Lot?

    Thanks is Advance!

  • #2

    That's going to be too advanced to help you "improve a lot."

    But like any good collection, it could very well be extremely enjoyable, and certainly couldn't hurt your chess any.  I like a good annotated collection, and never crested 1800 in my life, I don't think.

    Maybe consider, if you haven't already, reading McDonald's Giants of Chess Strategy first.  That's a lot more intermediate-friendly, and should have a lot of carry-over, if you really want to get something instructional out of it.

  • #3

    I quite like the book simply because I quite like Kramnik and his style, but I guess for that level move-by-move collections would be better for improvement. have you checked this book out? http://www.jeremysilman.com/shop/pc/Kramnik-Move-by-Move-p3733.htm

  • #4

    Chess giants was suggested to me and I'm loving it!!

  • #5

    I bought the book when I was 1400 USCF. Now, I'm 1900 USCF and I've been as high as 1982.

  • #6

    based on your internet ratings you should be much higher rated than 1400. i would say you should be looking for books in the 1600-1800 range

  • #7

    That book is awful.  If you are looking to improve, then buy an instructional book.

  • #8
    Rise_Of_Nations wrote:

    Hello Everyone!

    I am  a Fide 1400 rated player and I am thinking to buy this book: Kramnik my Life and Games. Could someone give its review? Will I improve a Lot?

    Thanks is Advance!

    You simply asked for a review of the book did you not?. I have a copy of the book and based on what i read its a good book.You can learn from how he handle his pet openings and how he developed his skills.Now will you improve? I dont know have you finished Capas "Chess Fundamentals?"If you did then youll have no problems understanding Kramniks choice of play and the ideas behind em and how the principles of chess is applied and yes you will improve.

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