Improving midgame

Theoogaman

Hello, for my level, I seem to have very strong opening games. Both on live and daily, I usually play better openings than my opponent. However, I begin to slip up and lose during the midgame. What books should I read to improve tactics? How else should I improve tactics?

kindaspongey

Here are some reading possibilities that I often mention:
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

torrubirubi
Tactics, yes! Try the book Common Chess Patterns, with 725 excellent exercises, this book will change the way how you play chess. You will find this book in Chessable.com.
Good luck!
CoffeeAnd420

 

You ever going to actually improve at the game or just post nonsense links to books to all day and night until you pass away? 

ValoreMax

theo,to improve tactics if u do not see colours of squares,try blitztactics.com while a good book of tactics for me is strategy and tactics by Lysitsin

JayeshSinhaChess

Why would you say you have great opening? What makes you think you do? I am not saying you dont have great openings, but I am wondering why you would think you have great opening.

PawnstormPossie

I'll suggest this:

Look at your last daily game where you were White and lost to a stronger (or higher rated) player.

How many moves did the game last?

Is your opening really strong?

Find your esrliest blunders and mistakes.

Identify why you made that move.

Identify why that move was bad.

Identify a couple of better moves. What makes them better (why).

Of the couple of better moves, why would one be better than the other?

Go to next game that fits same description. Repeat.

 

Theoogaman
JayeshSinhaChess wrote:

Why would you say you have great opening? What makes you think you do? I am not saying you dont have great openings, but I am wondering why you would think you have great opening.



It's according to computer analysis. I normally play all excellent moves for my first several moves. (Eight or so) recently it's been slipping and I'm not sure why.