Originally posted by diskamylI don't think Kotov's books could possibly be considered lesser known..these are among the most recommended books in chess. I'll go along with the Dvoretsky recommendations completely!
kotov's "think like a grandmaster",
dvoretsky's complete set. ("tactical play", "strategic play", vs.)
Originally posted by MoneyMaker7Yeah, but Dvorestky's books are very well known. These days you can hardly read an article, and often even a book without hearing his name mentioned.
I think Dvorestky's books are considered modern classics. Many Master+ players use them
Originally posted by synesisThe Art Of The Checkmate By renaud and Khan is a true classic. I brush up on a chapter of this book every few weeks.
Yeah, but Dvorestky's books are very well known. These days you can hardly read an article, and often even a book without hearing his name mentioned.
I was hoping to get suggestions of books that are obscure, but are every bit as good as those which are very well known and loved.
Originally posted by synesisThanks. i will have to find and read this classic.
I have to add Peter Romanovsky's "Chess Middlegame Planning". I am loving this book. It's so clear, and not bogged down by reams of variations as some (ie. Nunn's) books tend to be.
In reading this book, suddenly moves acquire a purpose, and not just a tactical purpose but a clear positional purpose. Simply brilliant. Highly recommended.