Recommend Chess Books

GM_ROLEX1517

Guys, Please Tell Me any Good Chess books that I can use to Study

Regards,

GM_ROLEX1517

dave_westwood

Improve Your Chess Now, by (GM) Jonathan Tisdall

dave_westwood

What is your online / live OTB rating? How long have you been playing chess?

dave_westwood

A Guide to Chess Improvent, by (NM) Dan Heisman

dave_westwood

Chess Self-Improvement, by Zennon Franco Studying Chess Made Easy, by Andrew Soltis Logical Chess: Move by Move, by Irving Chernev

kindaspongey
dave_westwood wrote:

Improve Your Chess Now, by (GM) Jonathan Tisdall

https://theweekinchess.com/john-watson-reviews/three-improvement-books

kindaspongey
dave_westwood wrote:

A Guide to Chess Improvent, by (NM) Dan Heisman

https://web.archive.org/web/20140708105628/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/review781.pdf

kindaspongey
dave_westwood wrote:

Chess Self-Improvement, by Zennon Franco ...

https://web.archive.org/web/20140708104502/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/review518.pdf

kindaspongey
dave_westwood wrote:

... Studying Chess Made Easy, by Andrew Soltis ...

https://web.archive.org/web/20140708090448/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/review750.pdf

kindaspongey
dave_westwood wrote:

... Logical Chess: Move by Move, by Irving Chernev

https://web.archive.org/web/20140708104437/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/logichess.pdf

blueemu

Pawn Power in Chess by Kmoch

My System by Nimzovich

Zurich 1953 by Bronstein

and Tal's book on his first World Chess Championship match with Botvinnik

 

OldPatzerMike
blueemu wrote:

Pawn Power in Chess by Kmoch

My System by Nimzovich

Zurich 1953 by Bronstein

and Tal's book on his first World Chess Championship match with Botvinnik

 

Great list. If I  could have only 4 chess books, these are the ones I would choose. 

GM_ROLEX1517

Thank u gys

kindaspongey
blueemu wrote:

Pawn Power in Chess by Kmoch ...

http://store.doverpublications.com/0486264866.html

http://www.gambitbooks.com/pdfs/Understanding_Pawn_Play_in_Chess.pdf

kindaspongey
blueemu wrote:

... My System by Nimzovich ...

http://theweekinchess.com/john-watson-reviews/john-watson-book-review-108-of-eplus-books-part-2-nimzowitsch-classics
https://www.qualitychess.co.uk/ebooks/MySystem-excerpt.pdf

kindaspongey
blueemu wrote:

... Zurich 1953 by Bronstein ...

http://exeterchessclub.org.uk/content/review-zurich-1953-bronstein
http://store.doverpublications.com/0486238008.html

http://theweekinchess.com/john-watson-reviews/john-watson-book-review-106-zurich-1953-by-najdorf

kindaspongey
blueemu wrote:

... Tal's book on his first World Chess Championship match with Botvinnik

https://exeterchessclub.org.uk/content/review-tal-botvinnik-1960-tal

arul_kumar

I am between1200 and 1400 in Chess.com..time control of10 minutes. How to improve my ratings there?

kindaspongey

"... Sure, fast games are fine for practicing openings (not the most important part of the game for most players) and possibly developing decent board vision and tactical 'shots', but the kind of thinking it takes to plan, evaluate, play long endgames, and find deep combinations is just not possible in quick chess. … for serious improvement ... consistently play many slow games to practice good thinking habits. ..." - NM Dan Heisman (2002)

https://web.archive.org/web/20140627052239/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/heisman16.pdf

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/blog/michechess89/8-tips-to-increase-your-online-rating

https://www.chess.com/news/view/rapid-chess-improvement
https://www.chess.com/news/view/a-new-years-resolution-improve-your-chess-with-new-lessons

https://www.chess.com/article/view/mastery-chess-lessons-are-here
"... 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.chess.com/blog/ForwardChess/book-of-the-week-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

https://web.archive.org/web/20140708090229/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/review492.pdf
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-openings

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