The best chess books for beginners - Woochess-Let's chessEverybody knows how confusing and difficult it is to learn something from the scratch. Chess, being the rich and complicated game it is, is by no means an exception. More experienced players often tend to forget that they were once complete newbies as well. This shortcoming of the chess players manifests itself in the chess literature domain. In contrast to other, more advanced chess topics such as tactics , middlegame or endgame , books for beginners are rather scarce, both in quantity and in quality. I have tried to ensure that the recommended books get progressively harder as you go down the list.
Good Chess Books for Beginners and Beyond
For Beginners. Attacking the King. This one can be easily labeled as the most enjoyable book ever compiled on chess playing techniques. Too much "sauce".
It can be among the best-selling chess book chses published, for the intermediate player and above. All rights reserved. This is not your typical tactics book, with over one million copies sold, or supplement. For a deeper introducti.
Whether you are new to chess, or an experienced chess amateur looking for some books to help you improve, this list is for you. These are some of the better books IMO , elucidating the essential elements which every serious chess player should know. While many of the books in the list are targeted primarily to the beginner-intermediate audience, there are also selections for more advanced players, up to and including expert level. So there should be something of interest here for every amateur chess player - especially those who haven't yet added "Master" to their chess title! The books toward the top of the list tend to be targeted more to the beginner-novice. Most of the more "advanced" books appear further down the list - for example books which emphasize positional-strategic considerations, and select games collections. For an introduction to chess opening concepts - " Discovering Chess Openings
By Hans Kmoch. This one can be easily labeled gpod the most enjoyable book ever compiled on chess playing techniques. I have already mentioned the name and the opus of Irving Chernev in my earlier post about chess middlegame books. Winning Chess Strategy for Kids. I'd also recommend an endgame book?
This is the first book in the four part Winning Chess series and is suitable for newcomers learning the game for the first time. All of the books in this series are very good. Winning Chess Tactics by Yasser Seirawan. This is the second book in the Winning Chess series. The first part of the book deals with basic tactics such as double attacks, pins, skewers, decoys, x-rays etc. In the second part, Seirawan introduces some of the great chess tacticians and their games, further illustrating tactics as they work out in real-life play. An excellent book to improve your tactical play.