Originally posted by estonian3Pandolfini's endgame book has large diagrams every page. That is doable on the run (but only useful say if you're under 1300). Tactics puzzles also work well. Beyond that, you just need to develop your visualization skills.
I'm looking for a chess book that's different from the norm. Most chess books are quit technical and in order to get the most out of them it requires you to use a chess board. But it's hard to always have a chess board handy, and yet I'd like to read about chess.
Are their any books out there, excluding auto-biographies that are on chess. I imagine y ...[text shortened]... on't get as much out of the book but it'll be intresting and a fun read. Any suggestions?
Originally posted by zebanoChess: the art of logical thinking by Neil Macdonald.
One other thought. Neil McDonald wrote a Logical chess move by move book . I have only gone through 4 games in it, but they had plenty of diagrams, and since every move has commentary, it's hard to lose the theme. I actually did go through the first 2 games in the car successfully.