Originally posted by chesskid001actually i think the first article would be better titled, "1500 to 2000," I plan on starting this plan right now most of the books he recommends would not be over the head of a 1500 player. I think read RahimK's, "need help getting to 1400" is more than enough of a prerequisite to start this course. Go look under RahimK's posts to find it here.
Thanks. I've bookmarked it so if I ever do reach 1800(which I hopefully will eventually), i look at this guide
Originally posted by buddy2Expert in the USCF rating system is 2000 to 2199.
Let me ask one question: Is the guy at Amazon a master? It looks like he's labelled as an "expert." Is that class A, B...?
Originally posted by Wulebgrhttp://www.chess.ca/memberinfo.asp?CFCN=142979
Expert in the USCF rating system is 2000 to 2199.
There is no Mehmet Gok in the USCF system, nor on the FIDE rating lists. More information is needed to confirm his claim of expertise.
Originally posted by HomerJSimpsonThanks, I'm gonna start following the category 'd' info. Thanks a lot for the link homerjsimpson!
Oh you know what guys, he has a 0-1200 1200-1400 and 1600-1800
Originally posted by HomerJSimpsonIt's a good list, but one thing is wrong with it. It's TOO BIG. There's no need to read ALL of these books. I mean it helps, yes, but really quality is more important than quantity. Narrowing it down is much easier. Nobody wants to spend 3 years just READING some 30 or 40 odd chess books. So simplify, get a book or two on tactics, and practice on the internet. Get a book or two on endgames and study it. Pick three openings and get books DEVOTED to those specific openings-This is important. Getting books that are on ONLY the opening you play helps more than a book that focuses on tons of openings (in general). Get a couple of books on master games that they have annotated-More specifically The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal and Fischer's My 60 Memorable Games are very popular. And then move on to the advanced stuff, Art of Attack and things like that. At this point you taken that huge list and cut it down to 8-10 books.
I dont really care who wrote it, its the best guide Ive seen, Im going to start on this plan guys, Im finished with category 0-1200 as Ive read all the Yasser Seirawan books, and I only see one book on category 1200-1400 that I havent read. All of his recommendations look very solid in my eyes.
Originally posted by zebanoIt's Reassess Your Chess if others are interested and can't find it .
Very interesting read Varenka. It made me think a bit about which books had the most influence on my game. They were:
1. How to Reaccess your Chess by Silman
2. Best Lessons of a chess coach by Wieramantry.
Thinking about them, they have 2 things in common. They deal with positional chess (something I was just starting to notice that hey this bishop is ...[text shortened]... hat was written in the two articles, and hopefully I can rekindle my enjoyment of chess study.
Originally posted by cmsMasterOne other important point- Read what you can understand. "How do I know if I can understand it?", check out the list. Mr. Gok has done a superb job of splitting the books up into the proper categories. Books like Art of Attack and How to Reassess Your Chess aren't going to help 1300's or 1400's all that much.
It's Reassess Your Chess if others are interested and can't find it .