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  1. Standard member orion25
    Art is hard
    18 Jul '09 21:40
    hi guys,
    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?
  2. 18 Jul '09 23:18
    Originally posted by orion25
    hi guys,
    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)
  3. Standard member Nowakowski
    10. O-O
    19 Jul '09 01:10 / 2 edits
    Irving Chernev - Logical Chess move by move



    This is the correct follow up to any basic, or fundamental, starting book.






    -GIN
  4. 19 Jul '09 01:35
    Originally posted by orion25
    hi guys,
    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?
    If you like Euwe, then I suggest Chess Master vs Chess Amateur. Very well annotated games showing common mistakes players of our level make and how to take advantage of those mistakes. Affordable copies are easy to find on ebay.
  5. 19 Jul '09 01:55
    Originally posted by KneeCaps
    If you like Euwe, then I suggest Chess Master vs Chess Amateur. Very well annotated games showing common mistakes players of our level make and how to take advantage of those mistakes. Affordable copies are easy to find on ebay.
    oh, I had forgotten about that one. It is very nice.
  6. Standard member orion25
    Art is hard
    19 Jul '09 09:21
    Thanks to all,
    What do you think about these books:

    Chess Strategy for the Tournament Player (Comprehensive Chess Course Series) by Lev Alburt

    Play Winning Chess by Yasser Seirawan

    I'm also thinking of buying Silman's Complete Endgame Course
  7. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    19 Jul '09 11:53
    Originally posted by orion25
    ...I don't want any book on tactics,...
    yes you do.


  8. 19 Jul '09 12:03
    If I understand correctly from previous messages, he already has the "stappenmethode" which provides plenty of tactical joy.
  9. 19 Jul '09 12:24
    Originally posted by orion25
    hi guys,
    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?
    Hi.
    Creative chess strategy by Alfonso Romero got very positive reviews.I haven't yet read it myself but think I'll buy it soon.Here's the review from scottish chess magazine:

    "I've read several instructional books, including Dvoretsky's famous works, but this book is by far the best. Often instructional books use the same hoary old examples, and although this book has a couple of well-known examples, almost all were completely new to me. The only problem is that it is quite advanced in some places - as a rough guide, anyone rated about 1500-1700 upwards will benefit enormously from this book, and even below that it is a useful and entertaining read." - Scott Fraser, Scottish Chess magazine
  10. Standard member orion25
    Art is hard
    19 Jul '09 12:36
    Originally posted by wormwood
    yes you do.


    well I want to have them, just not to buy them I still have 50€ worth of tactical puzzles from the stappenmethode as heinzcat says, wich is enough for the next couple of months...
  11. Standard member orion25
    Art is hard
    19 Jul '09 12:41
    also I already have enough material on oppening as I have 2 volumes of watson's mastering the chess openings to read.
  12. 19 Jul '09 13:44
    silmans endgame course is a good starter. I really do like the secrets of pawn endings book although it is a lot of work and probably shouldn't be a first endings book now that I think of it.

    Have not seen any of the other books you mentioned personally.
  13. 19 Jul '09 17:07
    There is only one: Jeremy Silman's Complete Endgame Course.
  14. 19 Jul '09 23:50
    I just picked up a copy of soltis book pawn structure chess. I think that would be a fantastic book for what you are looking for at this point.

    I think it would probably be most level appropriate for you at the moment actually.
  15. Standard member orion25
    Art is hard
    20 Jul '09 09:39 / 1 edit
    thanks for the suggestions guys, they helped me a lot. I'm going on vacation today, but have order these books (hope they arrive when I'm back):

    Silman's complete endgame course
    Creative chess strategy by Alfonso Romero
    Tal-Botvinnik 1960

    I've now got enough material for a long long time, thanks again