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Can someone recommend some books, software, etc. that will help me in improving further.
Possibly of interest:Simple Attacking Plans by Fred Wilson (2012)https://web.archive.org/web/20140708090402/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/review874.pdfhttp://dev.jeremysilman.com/shop/pc/Simple-Attacking-Plans-77p3731.htmLogical Chess: Move by Move by Irving Chernev (1957)https://web.archive.org/web/20140708104437/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/logichess.pdfThe 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 (1949)https://web.archive.org/web/20140708093415/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/review919.pdfBack to Basics: Tactics by Dan Heisman (2007)https://web.archive.org/web/20140708233537/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/review585.pdfDiscovering Chess Openings by GM John Emms (2006)https://web.archive.org/web/20140627114655/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/hansen91.pdfOpenings for Amateurs by Pete Tamburro (2014)http://kenilworthian.blogspot.com/2014/05/review-of-pete-tamburros-openings-for.htmlhttps://chessbookreviews.wordpress.com/tag/openings-for-amateurs/https://www.mongoosepress.com/catalog/excerpts/openings_amateurs.pdfChess 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.pdfA Guide to Chess Improvement by Dan Heisman (2010)https://web.archive.org/web/20140708105628/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/review781.pdfSeirawan stuff:http://seagaard.dk/review/eng/bo_beginner/ev_winning_chess.asp?KATID=BO&ID=BO-Beginnerhttps://web.archive.org/web/20140708092617/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/review560.pdfhttps://www.chess.com/article/view/book-review-winning-chess-endingshttps://web.archive.org/web/20140627132508/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/hansen173.pdfhttp://www.nystar.com/tamarkin/review1.htm
I'm familiar with most of what you have recommended kindaspongey. I'm looking for for more advanced stuff but not too advanced.
Possibly of interest:50 Essential Chess Lessons by Steve Giddinshttps://web.archive.org/web/20140708100833/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/review534.pdfSimple Chess by Michael Steanhttps://web.archive.org/web/20140708104258/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/review400.pdfAmateur's Mind by Jeremy Silmanhttps://web.archive.org/web/20140708094419/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/ammind.pdfChess Secrets: The Giants of Chess Strategy by Neil McDonaldhttps://web.archive.org/web/20140708092313/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/review620.pdfChess Strategy for Club Players by Herman Grootenhttps://web.archive.org/web/20140708101926/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/review696.pdfChess Training for Post-beginners by Yaroslav Srokovskihttps://web.archive.org/web/20140712013538/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/review945.pdfChess Strategy: Move by Move by Adam Hunthttps://web.archive.org/web/20140708093249/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/review890.pdfHow to Reassess Your Chess (4th ed.) by Jeremy Silmanhttps://web.archive.org/web/20140708095832/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/review769.pdfWinning Pawn Structures by GM Alexander Baburin (1998)https://web.archive.org/web/20140718055446/http://chesscafe.com/text/wps.txtUnderstanding Pawn Play in Chess by GM Drazen Marovic (2000)https://web.archive.org/web/20140708110136/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/review249.pdfDynamic Pawn Play in Chess by GM Drazen Marovic (2001)http://theweekinchess.com/john-watson-reviews/books-of-many-flavoursWinning Chess Middlegames, An Essential Guide to Pawn Structures by GM Ivan Sokolov (2009)https://web.archive.org/web/20140708091955/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/review676.pdfPawn Structure Chess by GM Andrew Soltis (2013)https://web.archive.org/web/20140708101523/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/review908.pdfChess Structures - A Grandmaster Guide by GM Mauricio Flores Rios (2015)"There is also masses of stuff in the book that made me go 'Oooh!' and 'Aaah!' so I think it will have the same effect on you! In particular, I loved Rios' exposition of White's plan of exerting queenside pressure against Hedgehog systems. I'd seen one of the games he quotes in his chapter but I'd never remotely made any link to a structured way of fighting the Hedgehog structure, so this chapter was a real eye-opener for me ...In conclusion, warmly recommended. Lots to learn!" - GM Matthew Sadlerhttps://www.newinchess.com/media/wysiwyg/product_pdf/7495.pdfThe Power of Pawns by GM Jörg Hickl (2016)"The didactic concept of the book is admirable. Each chapter defines the structures, explains the typical characteristics and shows the plans for both White and Black. The reader participates by assessing positions and invariably receives useful tips for practical play." - FM Harry Schaackhttps://chessbookreviews.wordpress.com/tag/the-power-of-pawns/https://www.newinchess.com/media/wysiwyg/product_pdf/9034.pdfZurich 1953 by Bronsteinhttp://exeterchessclub.org.uk/content/review-zurich-1953-bronsteinPython Strategy by Tigran Petrosianhttp://sagarteacheschess.blogspot.com/2015/09/python-strategy-book-review.htmlPetrosian’s Legacy by Tigran Petrosian (1990)https://web.archive.org/web/20140708103409/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/review309.pdfPetrosian: Move by Move by Thomas Engqvist"Engqvist gives us a rare treat and a genuine, sympathetic understanding of one of chess' greats who nowadays tends to gets lost in the shuffle!" - Michael Ciamarra (2014)Grandmaster Chess Strategy by Jürgen Kaufeld & Guido Kernhttps://web.archive.org/web/20140708093410/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/review812.pdf
What do you think of the Grandmaster Preparation Series by Quality Chess written by Aagaard.
"Pawn Structure Chess" by Andrew Soltis (get the 2013 Batsford edition if available)...
"Chess Structures - A Grandmaster Guide" by Mauricio Flores Rios...
"Pawn Power In Chess" by Hans Kmoch...
In my opinion, Kmoch's book is one of the masterpieces of the chess literature. Every serious chess player would be well served to study it. Although the usage of the outdated "Descriptive" chess notation, and the somewhat quirky, but apt, terminology used to describe structures and concepts may require getting acclimated to, absorbing the lessons in this book will continue to pay dividends throughout your chess career.
A YouTube glossary of Kmoch's terminology....
A good supplement, or follow on, to Kmoch's book would be...
"The Power of Pawns...." by Jorg Hickl