Originally posted by orion25
I've just finished my first chess book (yay!) practical chess lessons by dr.Max Euwe, and I would like to ask you what book I should choose as a follow up. I don't want any book on tactics, but am not shure if I should choose a book on the middle game and a book on endings or just one book that will develop my chess all around. Any sugestions?
I know you said you don't want a tactics book but forcing chess moves is fantastic....
As for otherwise, watsons mastering the chess openings series is fantastic. Some games collections are probably very good as well. tal botvinik 1960, fire on board shirov, and there are many more..
So basically I would say watsons series, a good games collection to go over, forcing chess moves and one "strategic or positional based" book (I will let others give what their favorites on those would be)would give you plenty to chew on at the 15-1700 level
Almost forgot, secrets of pawn endings. IMOP you HAVE to know pawn endings first before going into more deep endgame study(if you have the desire)