Originally posted by streetfighter
I have read all of Dvoretsky's early books at one point or another. I believe most of those in print just now are substantially the same as the earlier ones, just under a different name/series title!?
Anyway, they are fairly 'high-level' books and although they are well-written in a style accessible to most players, I would hesitate to recommend the ...[text shortened]... begin with, after which they will definitely help someone reach 2000+ level with hard study.
Well that pretty much puts his books in the over my head category then.
I have to say although my OTB game is slowly coming together the areas where i need improvement are msot definitely on the "OH I NEVER SAW THAT ONE COMING" front and proper use of study time.
Hence my interest in the tactics and training manuals form dvoretsky.
Allegedly his book on training techniques contains some good advice on how best to study master games and analyse your own games for improvement but if the material is likely to be that advanced i'm inclined to give it a miss.
Can i just ask you about a book you mention in the reccomended furher reading section of Streetfighting Chess. Chess Combination as a fine art. It's only got the one review on Amazon but it sounds very interesting and is available for peanuts. would you consider this a better investment for one trying to improve Tactical vision?
Thanks for the advice SF.