55 ( +1 | -1 ) Great Chess Book!Hello everyone. This post is for the beginners/indermediate chess players out there.
I bought a book called: 'How To Win in The Chess Openings' by I.A. Horowitz 3 times USA Open Champ; former chess editor of the New York Times.
It has/is helping me greatly improve my game.
Instead of presenting TONS of openings to memorize, (which may be great for someone more advanced than me, but I am not advanced) Horowitz goes into great detail about the principles of opening play, and he presents about 9 openings in great detail.
82 ( +1 | -1 ) I am gladyou are improving your chess through this book. Horowitz was one of the premiere American chess authors in his day. His writings are in descriptive notation (P-K4).
At your level of current play, you may wish to become solid in your endings knowledge. Most authors overload the student at your level with too much content. I have written a book, Practical Endgame Weapons, Volume One, which gives the absolute basics for practical chess up to about 1400 rating. The book goes in great detail in explaining each "landmark" in the ending, and provides the student with memory devises to help in actual games.
I would think the Horowitz book and my book together would provide you with the capacity to rise to 1400 in a year's time.