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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 :




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


11.)Kasparov - Sicilian Scheveningen (3rd ed, 1991)

12.)C. Ward - Starting Out - The Nimzo-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


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


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




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! :)


But it's not the book that matters... it's what you do with it. ;)

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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 :) ).

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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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