Chess Resources

Best Chess Books

Books contain lots of information that are vital for human knowledge. We gain so much from reading books in any time of our lives.

Chess books can be said to be guidelines put together to see a novice player or amateur player through the game of chess, which is for the reason of gaining improvement.

Most Chess books are focused on teaching beginners, amateurs, masters and more. These chess books aid the player in knowing more about chess. So long as that player has not attained the masters’ level in Chess.  With interested players as their targets, these chess books are focused on exposing all about chess coverage, its tactics, its opening and closing of the game and so much more. These books are also recommended based on the level a player has attained or how experienced a player is. This is to say that it is recommended that beginners read chess books that are meant for them.  Most times, even experienced or master chess players still have something to benefit out of reading a chess book, they either get to be reminded of old tactics or taught new ones. This enables the player in moving over to the next chess book that exposes more knowledge of chess. Sounds interesting, doesn’t it?

The Chess books are as follows;

  1. Learn Chess by John Nunn
  2. Let’s play chess: A step to step guide for new players by Bruce Pandolfini

As their titles imply, these books introduce chess to a beginner especially an absolute one. So do well to get yourself one of these books.

Moving further we have;

  1. Pandolfini’s Ultimate guide to chess by Bruce Pandolfini:

This book covers more about chess than the introductory books does. It is also an aid for first chess course.

  1. Winning chess strategy for kids by Jeff Coakley:

It is not actually for kids, it contains more stuffs to know about chess.

  1. Bobby Fischer teaches chess by Fischer and Margulies:

This book is recommended for knowledge on chess tactics.

6: Discovering chess openings by John Emms:

This book emphasises on chess opening concepts, thereby introducing chess openings to a player.

  1. Pandolfini’s endgame course and Endgame workshop by same author; Bruce Pandolfini:

These are focused on educating the player on endgame course.

The player has to be familiar enough with these books in order to boost his confidence level enabling him to go further.

More Chess books are:

  1. Play Winning Chess by Yasser Seirawan:

It focuses on the time principle, force principle, space principle, and pawn structure principle of chess. The book is vital enough to strengthen one’s foundation in chess. When a player is familiar with these principles, it gives him an upper hand in chess.

  1. Weapons of Chess by Bruce Pandolfin:

These categories are advanced books of chess, they are centred on giving tips to the players on winning the chess game.

  1. The complete idiot’s guide to chess, third edition by Patrick Wolf:

This book contains the complete balance diet a player needs in chess game.

  1. 1001 winning chess sacrifices and combinations by Fre Reinfeld:

This book can be said to be outdated but it is packed with lots of brain storming exercises meant for chess.

Journeying through this collection with a proper understanding and best application would build a novice into an excellent chess master. The knowledge packed within these books unfolds the most complex techniques in the game of chess using the simplest methods.