Originally posted by meyekalGod forbid having to put a little work into it.
I really like chess books but have a hard time keeping up with them. I just never have a board next to me when reading them so I end up getting lost in the notation. I wish there was an iphone App or mini board that was designed to help someone go through the chess notation of a books
Originally posted by AjuinHow is the chess exam book? I'm very interested in it. Is it good? What's your opinion.
+-400 books,had a bad case of the disease.Actually,I'm still not completely cured
read cover to cover:
logical chess - Chernev
best lessons of a chesscoach - Weeramantry & Eusebi
mastering chess - Kopec,Chandler etc
the search for chess perfection II - Purdy
the game of chess - Tarrasch
improve your endgame play - Flear
the art of the checkmate - ...[text shortened]... ss move by move - Nunn
better chess for average players - Harding
+ all the ones I started in
Originally posted by ratherbighammerWell said. Its too bad I didn't get a chance to say it myself.
God forbid having to put a little work into it.
Originally posted by Maxacre42I think it's very good.In fact,starting today I'm doing it anew and will hopefully finish this time.
How is the chess exam book? I'm very interested in it. Is it good? What's your opinion.
Originally posted by AjuinInteresting. I got problem #1 right, but muffed problem #2. Positional sacrifices aren't my strong suit.
I think it's very good.In fact,starting today I'm doing it anew and will hopefully finish this time.
But be warned,it's not a light read nor the usual puzzle book.If you want to benefit it takes work!
To give you an idea,the first 2 questions:
[fen]8/2k5/P1N5/8/8/6K1/8/8 w - - 0 1[/fen]
White to move!
Question #1 - Which statement is the most ac ...[text shortened]... starting position against a friend or computer to practice your attacking skills. [/hidden]
Originally posted by TalismanPaul Leggett's Best Games of Chess
i used to have a serious problem with buying chess books. I'd order one after the other. Waiting for them to drop through my letter box was like a drug in itself. I'd spend a week or so getting through the first chapter or two then i'd be off again! This resulted in reams of unread chess literature occupying my bookshelf. Over the past year or so i've mana ...[text shortened]... nder my nose.
How about you guys? any untouched gems lying at the back of the shelf?