The Greatest Chess Books Ever Written. Question Answered Once And For All

userfriendly2
Just a bump to reignite this thread - I'm wondering if somebody knowledgeable on the matter could make a few suggestions as to some reading for a 1300 rated player (myself) hoping to improve.
If you could post a suggestion based on 1 or 2 books for the following.

1) Tactics
2) Strategy

joseph1000000
Just a bump to reignite this thread - I'm wondering if somebody knowledgeable on the matter could make a few suggestions as to some reading for a 1300 rated player (myself) hoping to improve.
If you could post a suggestion based on 1 or 2 books for the following.

1) Tactics
2) Strategy 
 
(1)Pawn structure chess by A.  Soltis
(2)positional chess by Sakaev
joseph1000000

Both my suggested books are more strategy related I assume.  But they are worth while it. 

DeirdreSkye

A 1300 rated player is important to understand the basic strategic and tactical themes. That will be the foundation of knowledge that will alow him to understand more advanced concepts.

      For the basic tactical themes I suggest Neishtadt's "Test your tactical ability" and for the basic strategic themes Pachman's 3 books "Complete Chess Strategy".

kindaspongey

https://web.archive.org/web/20140708110053/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/review827.pdf

kindaspongey

One can see a Pachman sample at:

http://store.doverpublications.com/0486202909.html

kindaspongey

Pawn Structure Chess by GM Andrew Soltis (2013)

https://web.archive.org/web/20140708101523/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/review908.pdf

kindaspongey

https://www.newinchess.com/media/wysiwyg/product_pdf/9040.pdf

https://www.newinchess.com/media/wysiwyg/product_pdf/9049.pdf

The online samples make me feel like I am not ready for Sakaev stuff yet.

"The book is aimed at players who are already around first category strength [Translator's note: Approximately 2000-2200 Elo] but some examples will also be useful to players of a higher standard."

userfriendly2
Hey guys thanks a lot for the suggestions, I've added pachmans books to my list and two books by Soltis. I decided to purchase Simple chess by Stean for the kindle and Reassess your chess by Silman on paperback, I've taken a lot of Silmans lessons on Chess.com so that was the driving factor behind that one. Thanks again guys hopefully I'll see some benefit.