- The first book I ever read was "How to Reasses Your Chess" by Jeremy Silman. It helped me tremendously. However, it's not always a good first book for everybody. Some stuff may be beyond the average beginner for awhile. I would however, recommend the whole Yasser Seirawan series. (Especially tactics).
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- Originally posted by MikeXx2020The "Winning Chess" series is VERY good. The first one is very basic, but I've learned a lot from the others. The one on tactics was the best.
I would however, recommend the --> whole <-- Yasser Seirawan series.
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I am reading" Play Winning Chess" just now (like i have it in my hand as i type...) and its just about how to move peices doesnt do much for me
- Strategies is the best of the Sierawan series. Silmans " The Amaturs Mind"is a grade down from Reasess, and is easier to understand.
Simply going over tactic books, like reinfelds 1001 books, and Lou Hays Tactics for Juniors, or even Bruce Albertson and Fred Wilsons tactics books are essential for beginning to intermediate players.
Tactics are the bread and butter of a full course meal (chess r'epertoire)