Originally posted by UmbrageOfSnowThis has been repeated many times in these threads.
Anyone else have any imput?
Originally posted by amir1These may be good choices for an advanced player. but someone whos under 1400 or so might not get a good understanding of the content.
Looks like good choices - here is my rating:
1. Judgment and Planning in Chess by Max Euwe - 8-9/10 good but old...
2. Art of attack in Chess by Vladimir Vukovic - 10/10 great book!!!
3. Understanding Chess Move by Move by John Nunn - 10/10 great book!!! (this book is like the Modern version of: Logical Chess by Chernev) - read this book instead of ...[text shortened]... Chess Endgames - Just the Facts by Lev Alburt - 8/10 good, but there are better endgame books.
Originally posted by UmbrageOfSnowI would recommend Nunn's book, "Understanding Chess Move by Move." The important thing about this book is that it deals with the whole game as a package and begins to teach you how to think through a game. In learning chess that is the single most important thing to learn...how to think and how to plan.
I am on Christmas break from college and I have just decided I want to improve my game as much as possible in the next few weeks. I figure I have time to work all the way through 1 chess book, or maybe 2, but for the purposes of this question, let's assume 1. Which book should I work through? These are the very limited set of books I have to choose ...[text shortened]... n Nunn
4. Winning Chess Endgames - Just the Facts by Lev Alburt
5. Some various opening books
Originally posted by amir1I dont think that this book should be replaced.
Grandmouster has some good points in his post above.
I however, still think that Nunn's 'Understanding Chess Move by Move' is a good modern replacement for Chernev's calssic.
Originally posted by Santa DrummerSorry I don't really get what you are saying, at least its not answering my question. I just asked someone who have read both books if they can input their opinions if its really necassary to read The Amateur's Mind before HTRYC or can I skip it altogether.
PLaying games helps