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  1. Subscriber huckleberryhound
    Devout Agnostic.
    13 Mar '08 06:44
    I'm looking for an easy to read chess book, that will improve my game.

    Any ideas ? Preferably one i can buy from Amazon.
  2. 13 Mar '08 06:46
    Bruce Pandolfini gets kinda trashed by higher level players, but his Endgame Course (at least the first third of it) and Weapons of Chess have been very helpful to me. Silman's Reassess Your Chess was a little over my head until I read Weapons of Chess, and now I'm starting to get it.
  3. Standard member adam warlock
    Baby Gauss
    13 Mar '08 09:31 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by huckleberryhound
    I'm looking for an easy to read chess book, that will improve my game.

    Any ideas ? Preferably one i can buy from Amazon.
    Logical Chess Move by Move is a great first read. Then there is a book called Better Chess for Average Players that teach you about some of the fundamentals of chess. It's similar to Silman's book but I think that at some points it is more simple to understand.

    http://www.amazon.com/Better-Chess-Average-Players-Dover/dp/0486290298
    http://www.amazon.com/Logical-Chess-Every-Explained-Algebraic/dp/0713484640/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1205400716&sr=1-1
  4. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    13 Mar '08 10:59 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by huckleberryhound
    I'm looking for an easy to read chess book, that will improve my game.

    Any ideas ? Preferably one i can buy from Amazon.
    Adam is right, Logical chess move by move. But I would reccomend chessmaster academy first (Josh Waitzkin), pass it twice, and you will get very good fundamentals and a new 200 points

    You will get used to reading fast algebraic notation and the course is interactive, which is important and good for development of your skills.

    EDIT : oh, you are 1500 already, good enough to skip Chessmaster academy and go directly to books, but do not skip it ! It is extremly fun and educative !
  5. 13 Mar '08 11:44
    From the Seirawan series, I found the endgame book (Winning Chess Endings) very good.
  6. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    13 Mar '08 12:33
    Originally posted by Tatarana Crocodilo
    From the Seirawan series, I found the endgame book (Winning Chess Endings) very good.
    yeah, but now the Silman endgame is out which is maybe even better... I like the rating divided sections particullary