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  1. 16 Nov '05 23:54
    I'm pretty good at chess but not on a serious level, I just play the way I like, mostly against friends. I want to learn some more advanced techniques... Is there some major chess book that is like the Bible of chess? Kind of like Super System to Poker. Any good suggestions? Thanks in advance.
  2. Standard member Ravello
    The Rude©
    17 Nov '05 00:04
    Aaron Nimzowitsch's "My system",still a milestone after a century.
  3. 17 Nov '05 00:25
    reassess your chesss - silman
  4. 17 Nov '05 01:19
    Thanks, any other major titles?
  5. Standard member Wulebgr
    Angler
    17 Nov '05 02:10 / 3 edits
    Originally posted by gzathegenius
    Thanks, any other major titles?
    Encyclopedia of Chess Openings 5 volumes
    Garry Kasparov, My Great Predecessors 6 volumes (4 published to date)
  6. Standard member Ravello
    The Rude©
    17 Nov '05 02:24
    Originally posted by gzathegenius
    Thanks, any other major titles?
    "Life and games of Mikhail Tal"
  7. 17 Nov '05 03:05
    Art of Attack is great but it for people around 1700+ . If your under that I would suggest the Yasser Seirwan series of winning chess ______

    There are 5 or 6 books in the collection. Winning chess tactics, winning chess endings, Play winning chess, winning chess openings, etc....
  8. 17 Nov '05 03:53
    Originally posted by RahimK
    Art of Attack is great but it for people around 1700+ . If your under that I would suggest the Yasser Seirwan series of winning chess ______

    There are 5 or 6 books in the collection. Winning chess tactics, winning chess endings, Play winning chess, winning chess openings, etc....
    How about any books that dont have a bunch of numbers, more visual stuff, I hate them books that have whole pages of rb6 etc. lol
  9. Standard member Grandmouster
    ChessObsessed
    17 Nov '05 04:00 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by flyUnity
    How about any books that dont have a bunch of numbers, more visual stuff, I hate them books that have whole pages of rb6 etc. lol
    Your best bet is to get or use a database program, and study games.
    Make smaller databases, and keep the openings you play in them.
    Locate a few hundred kings gambit for example, with your pet lines. Then study similar openings like Vienna game, etc. Study the entire games, not just the openings. This will give you a keen understanding of your lines, and learn tactics as well.
    For books, most game collections are ok. If you find your self getting sleepy, go back and look for words you dont fully understand and look them up in a dictionary. That will help a lot.
    For under 1800+ i recomend Mednis, Sierawan, and of course Silman
  10. 17 Nov '05 23:04 / 1 edit
    Simple Chess - Stean
    The Amateur's Mind - Silman
  11. 17 Nov '05 23:25
    Have to second My System - it changed my chess. If only I could find a simiar book on how to stop making mistakes!

    Also found Irving Chernev's books very useful. For a good read on chess culture read The Complete Chess Addict and/or Total Chess. I'm sure Nabakov's novel The Defense is the hands-down winner in the Literature category.

    Game collections: My 60 Memorable Games by one B. Fischer is a must. The book of the 72 match by Grigoric is also outstanding. Also Gazza's book on Fischer.

    Finally anything Korchnoi has written on Karpov is worth reading ;-)
  12. 17 Nov '05 23:39
    I know a good one, it's the shorttest chess book in the world...

    My brilliant games - by Bowman

  13. Standard member Ravello
    The Rude©
    18 Nov '05 00:03
    Well,I took a look at some of his games and he surely has more interesting games than you........
  14. 18 Nov '05 00:58
    Originally posted by Ravello
    Well,I took a look at some of his games and he surely has more interesting games than you........
    Go back to eating your spaghetti and meatballs.
  15. Standard member RBHILL
    Acts 13:48
    18 Nov '05 01:08
    Originally posted by gzathegenius
    Thanks, any other major titles?
    Look for ECO Codes at google.