Pros and Cons of reading chess books

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #181


    So this thread should be closed.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #183


    "they just never get the necessary norms for some reason or another"

    This line was the most sensible line in this thread till now.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #185


    American kids suffer from a an inflated sense of competency. I used to think American children had large egos and were purposely putting themselves on a pedestal, but I realize that many young people in America are genuinely incompetent and are inable to measure their skill level or performance accurately. I believe we have lowered our standards to far. I am sure that this along with child obesity are the two largest National Security threats facing the US in the next decade. 

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #186


    Also, that guy CharlyAz was correct in his estimations of genius, I did not read all of his posts but I imagine he must have read some actual science. People like to put much more weight on genetics because it absolves them of the responsiblity of their actions. 

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #187


    I notice the OP has given up on, I wonder if he or she still plays chess. 

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #188


    Reading books will increase your knowledge of chess ideas.  Instead of restricting your chess, it will open new doors allowing you broaden your horizon.  Not reading will result in restricting your chess and staleness in your play.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #189


    This subject has really stretched out but an interesting question if you have a response against reading books?  I feel any kind of reading is  good for the brain, just like chess is at any level! 

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #190


    I agree, and it is more about focusing on what is important than how you get there. If you really intend to do something you will immerse yourself in it and that includes reading.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #191


    Plus, like many people have said, reading will help you learn from the mistakes of others before you. 

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #192


    If the chess book does not cost over $100 and and others have also had success reading it then i say i give it the green light and vote Pros.

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