Some books I am going through .. please recommend others


I am going through HTRYC, Modern Middlegame lessons, some opening books, Zurich 1953 Tournament book, 1948 World Championship by Keres.

Please recommend others.

Those are good books but they’re not for beginner. Get simpler books also

Like which ones would you advise?


Pawn Power in Chess by Kmoch.

My System by Nimzovich.

Tal's book on his first WCC match with Botvinnik.


I'm reading Keres, World Championship 1948. With that one in hand, I would say you can comfortably dump Silman.

You might want to use a database, however. Keres spends a lot of ink discussing current opening theory, which has changed somewhat in the past 72 years.

Silman’s books are trash. I would just read and study Kasparov’s MGP series .

Silman's books are good, and so are Kasparov's. Neither are as good as their fans claim the to be.

Keres, however, rocks.


Silman's Amateur's Mind and Reassess Your Chess were the most fun and entertainment I got out of any chess books but no they aren't meant to get anyone to Master.  They WILL add..  at least..  100 rating points immediately..  for any 1200 - 1600 player though.


Art of the Attack should be read.  

DoubIe_Dragon wrote:

Art of the Attack should be read.  

Yes. Keres and Kotov.


I remember getting a lot out of Pawn Power in Chess way back when. 

Books I didn't get much out of but it was probably me and not the books were..  My 60 Memorable Games, Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess, and recently Life and Games of Tal almost bored me literally to death.


Fifty shades of grey


Communist manifesto isnt bad either


Botvinnik: One Hundred Selected Games

Rubinstein's Chess Masterpieces: 100 Selected Games

Modern Chess Opening Theory, by A. Suetin

Kramnik: My Life & games

Life & Games of Mikhail Tal

Capablanca's Best Games (New American Batsford Chess Library), by H. Golombek

Chess Middlegames, by L. Polgar


Every beginners books . . .

1. Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess by Bobby Fischer
2. My 60 Memorable Games by Bobby Fischer
3. Silman's Complete Endgame Course: From Beginner to Master
4. Lev Alburt. Chess course . . .