Originally posted by malingaThis site is about as good as it gets for ease of readability and content.
I've tried reading chess books before I just can never finish them. Either they are too much work or too much commitment - I just never seem to get through them.
There have been classics (art of war 1st edition i found in second hand shop for £2.80 circa 1992), openings (basic opening ideas - Reuben Fine) or games (100 best ever games - Nunn) but no tacti ...[text shortened]... cal improvement book please. It'll need to be easily read and not too much work
Originally posted by RagnorakThanks a lot - that site looks like a very usable one.
This site is about as good as it gets for ease of readability and content.
Re actual books. I've been thinking of getting my hands on Seirawans Winning Chess Tactics, just because I found Winning Chess Strategies such a pleasant read.
Originally posted by TalismanThanks, but your advice doesn't really fit my remit of very little work!
Get yourself a copy of The First book Of Morphy and study it and i mean study it.
When you've made your choice compare it to Morphys and look at the notes of the author who explains the whys and wherefores of the chosen move.
This technique will work wonders for your game providing you are willing to put in the effort![/b]
Originally posted by chesskid001thanks everyone for your help
Here some books that don't require a whole lot of work but are good-
Josh Waitzkin's Attacking Chess
Winning Chess Tactics by Yasser Seirawan
Chess Tactics for the Tournament Player by Alburt and Palatnik
More Chessercizes! Checkmate (book of puzzles) by Bruce Pandolfini
If you want CD's, Chess Tactics for Beginners by Convekta's a great one (puzzles)