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Start Fresh With Chess With These Informative Books For Beginners in 2019

Never gave chess a proper chance? Wondering what the fuss is all about? Get yourself one of these books and maybe you’ll find out!

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Chess is an ancient game that requires the right approach to enjoy it. In all fairness, it is all about puzzle solving and memory, which are really useful skills.

These books will be perfect guides to your first few games of chess, giving you things to watch out for and common scenarios, that will guide you through your first few games and set you up for taking your chess skills to the next level.

#1 Play Winning Chess by Yasser Sierawan

Play Winning Chess by Yasser Sierawan
This is one book out of an entire series written by Yasser (aka Yaz), a strong grandmaster who was a former US champion and world championship challenger. The book cover many of the basics beyond the rules and goes into basic strategies that are easy for newer chess players to implement directly into their games. The book is very easy to read and comes with many examples designed for newer players. The entire series is very good for learning the fundamental principles of the game and is a fun read.

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#2 Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors

Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors
Garry Kasparov is a former world champion and is widely considered one of the best chess players who has ever played the game. In this book, Kasparov analyzes the games of many former champions, explaining each move and analyzing key variations. The best way to read this book is with a chess set in front of you and trying out everything Kasparov mentions. This is good for beginners who have already learned the rules and the piece coordinates to get a look behind how a strong grandmaster thinks.

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#3 Silman’s Complete Endgame Course by Jeremy Silman

Silman’s Complete Endgame Course by Jeremy Silman
International Master Jeremy Silman focused on writing a complete guide to the game of chess. The result is one of the most complete books on the game that exists today. Of course, the endgame is the focus of this book and they are a great way to study the basics of chess. Endgames are touted as the backbone of good chess strategy and are many players weakest point.

Silmans writing is personal and fun which makes this book easy to read. Alongside his writing, Silman includes exercises that highlight the pillar strategies of chess.

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#4 A Primer of Chess by Jose Raul Capablanca

A Primer of Chess by Jose Raul Capablanca
Capablanca is regarded as one of the best chess players in history. He was also a great writer, producing this book which shows off his ability to clearly explain chess strategy and tactic. The book is written in algebraic notation which is a system of for recording and describing moves in a chess game. Learning this system will be valuable to new players and is one of the most easily understood methods for describing moves.

Taking notes from one of the best players to live is a huge advantage to someone new to the game that is eager to learn. The combination of knowledge and writing skill positions this book as a must have for chess beginners.

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#5 Chess For Beginners by Magnus Templar

Chess For Beginners by Magnus Templar
This book teaches you the best openings, various midgames tactics and how to win each time. Essentially, the book will show you how to dominate the game and improve your score. Additionally, the book was just published and has gotten great reviews so far. A must try….

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#6 Chess for Beginners by Yelizaveta Orlova

Chess for Beginners by Yelizaveta Orlova
Delivered in a way that’s easy for the absolute beginner to understand, this book gives a complete overview of the chessboard and each piece and their movements, and discusses different strategies and tactics for winning the game.

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Contributors to this article
Sydney Liu from Commaful

Jonathan Joyner from The Board Game Guide

Stefanie Almond from Hope & Love Radio

Dane Kolbaba from Houston Party Ride

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