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Started by brabusslr20 , Sep 07 2007 05:52 AM

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Hi all,I'm an amateur,but i love chess.My chess abilities it strong second category maximum,but I want to increase them.I have gathered a lot of chess books last time,and I want to begin them study.Unfortunately, i don't know which I should study first Sad(
Here list of my most curious book is :

openings

1.)Emms-Attacking with e4
2.)Joe Gallagher - Play the King's Indian - A Complete Repertoire for Black
3.)Robert Bellin & Pietro Ponzetto - Mastering the King's Indian Defense
4.)Sam Collins - An Attacking Repertoire for White
5.)Chess Ebook Emms, John - Play the Open Games as Black
6.)Danny Kopec - Mastering the Sicilian
7.)John L. Watson - Play the French9 new
8.)Jonathan Rowson - Understanding the Grunfeld
9.)Rogozenko, Dorian - Anti-Sicilians
10.)Yasser.Seirawan.-.Winning.Chess.Openings
11.)Kasparov - Sicilian Scheveningen (3rd ed, 1991)
12.)C. Ward - Starting Out - The Nimzo-Indian
13.).Joe.Gallagher.-.Starting.Out.-.The.King's.Indian
14.)Khalifman, Alexander - Opening for White According to Anand vol1&2
15.)Starting Out Closed Sicilian
16.)Mark Dvoretsky - Opening Preparation
17.)Dvoretsky, M. - School of Chess Excellence 4 - Opening Developments
18.)Tim Harding, Janis Vitomskis & Martin Bennedik - The Total Marshall
19.)Palliser-_Play 1.d4
20.)Aagaard_Lund-_Meeting 1.d4
21.)Davies__N._-_The_Dynamic_Reti
22.)John Emms - Easy Guide to the Ruy Lopez
23.)Ideas Behind chess openings
24.)Gary Lane - Beating the French
25.)Jon Speelman & Neil McDonald - Modern Defence
26.)John Nunn - Understanding Chess Move by Move
27.)Colin McNab - Catalan

I wanted to pay attention that I'm 1.e4 player,after 1...e5 i like to play ruy lopez,and against 1...c5-closed sicilian


Strategy,tactics,middle game

1.)Danny Kopec - Test, Evaluate and Improve Your Chess
2.)Pafu - The Defense Game
3.)Pafu - The Center Game
4.)Simon Williams - Improve Your Attacking Chess
5.)Heisman, Dan - Looking for Trouble - Recognizing and Meeting Threats in Chess
6.)Roman Pelts & Lev Alburt - Comprehensive Chess Course, Vol. 2
7.)Gennady Nesis - Tactical Chess Exchanges
8.)Angus Dunnington - Can You Be a Positional Chess Genius
9.)Dunnington, Angus - Starting Out - Defensive Play
10.)Andrew Kinsman - Improve Your Middlegame Play
11.)David LeMoir - How to Become a Deadly Chess Tactician
12.)John Emms - Simple Chess&More simple chess
13.)Sunil Weeramantry & Ed Eusebi - Best Lessons of a Chess Coach
14.)Baburin - Winning Pawn Structures
15.)School Of Chess Excellence 3 - Strategic Play Vol 09 (Mark Dvoretsky)
16.)Dvoretsky, M. - School of Chess Excellence 2 - Tactical Play
17.) Aagaard, Jacob - Excelling At Positional Chess
18.)[Nimzowitsch,.Aron].My.System.(21st.century.ed)
19.)Mikhail Shereshevsky - The Soviet Chess Conveyor
20.)Suetin - Plan like a grandmaster
21.)Jonathan Tisdall - Improve your chess
22.)John Nunn - Secrets of Practical Chess
23.)Carsten Hansen - Improve your positional chess
24.)Alexander Kotov - Chess Tactics
25.)Alexander Raetsky & Maxim Chetverik - Alexander Alekhine - Master of Attack
26.)Mark Dvoretsky - Secrets of Chess Tactics
27.)Mark Dvoretsky - Secrets of chess training
28.)Hans Berliner - The system (scanned by Dendix)
29.)Valeri Beim - How to Play Dynamic Chess
30.)Larry Christiansen - Rocking the Ramparts - A Guide to Attacking Chess
31.)Eduard Gufeld - Exploiting Small Advantages
32.)Abrahams-Technique of chess
Here I've a lot of problem,which book(books) is9are) the best for me,because I've a lot of gaps here in my game abitilty

Endings

1.)Edmar Mednis - Practical Rook Endings
2.)M. I. Shereshevsky & L. M. Slutsky - Mastering the Endgame, Vol.2 - Closed Games
3.)Capablanca Best Chess Endings
4.)Pachman, Ludek - Chess Endings for the Practical Player
5.)Dvoretsky, M. - School of Chess Excellence 1 - Endgame Analysis
6.)Ian Snape - Chess endings made simple
7.)Pandolfini's Endgame course
8.)Bernd Rosen - Chess endgame training
9.) Emms-Survival guide to rook endings
10.)Viktor Korchnoi - Practical Rook Endings
11.)Karsten Mueller & Frank Lamprecht - Fundamental Chess Endings
12.Nunn-pracical rook endings

again my problem is which of them Ishould study first...

So, which books are fairest for 1800-1900 player like me??What begin from? Opening strategy or endings??Which books did You study?I apologize for my english, I'm teaching it still Cool



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Personally, I'd recommend that you sell all your opening books.
Next step would be to select a good strategy book from your library. Unfortunately, you don't have Michael Stean's "Simple chess". So, I'll recommend "My system".
Dont just read it, work hard on it, add your own notes, annotate some games, PROVE that you understand what it's all about.

That's it. Just one book. It couldn't be simpler! smile.gif

But it's not the book that matters... it's what you do with it. wink.gif



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I've got only 2 books of John Emms:"Simple chess" and "More Simple Chess"



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Michael Stean's book has nothing to do with John Emms. (I mean they're completely different books, they obviously have a lot to do with the topic smile.gif ).



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Hello, I am a newbie in playing chess and I have to do an assignment writing about chess. I have found GRANDMASTER OF CHESS: THE EARLY GAMES OF PAUL KERES by Paul Keres in my library. Have you read it? Maybe you could say me if it is too difficult for a newbie or not.



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Yes, I think that book is definitly too advanced for a beginner...

I'd go for "My System" or "Logical chess move by move" or other beginner manuals. 






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