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wadvana 46 ( +1 | -1 )
Progression from "Reassess your chess" After reading The renowned How to Reassess your chess by Jeremy Silman, i was looking for other books which would slowly build on the base of chess understanding that Mr Silman introduced.
Of course i cant expect other writers to have written with the same thought process, but can anyone recommend books which progresss from the 1800 level which the book consolidates for the reader.

Thanks in advance
wadvana 8 ( +1 | -1 )
i forgot to mention that i was speaking of both How to reassess you chess, and the workbook.
coyotefan 4 ( +1 | -1 )
Lev Alburt "Comprehensive chess" 5 book series
baseline 9 ( +1 | -1 )
Jacob Aagaard Excelling at Chess and
Excelling at Positional Chess
both from Everyman Chess
janpot 89 ( +1 | -1 )
Chessbooks to improve Hi!
I can strongly recommend John Watson's 'Secrets of Modern Chess Strategy'. further: Have you read Silman's 'The Amateur's Mind'? I also still find a lot of pleasure in re-reading John Nunn's 'Understanding Chess Move by Move'. It's on my toplist.
Jeremy Silman, who I emailed quite some time ago, also recommended a good book on tactical puzzles. I chose John Emms' 'The Ultimate (sic) Chess Puzzle Book' (1001 problems for you to solve). That keeps you busy for a while!
John Rowson's 'The Seven Deadly Chess Sins' is a remarkable book by a enigmatic chess writer.
I also bought 'How to think in chess', but that is SO much over my head, that I placed in back on the bookshelf forever.
A very fine one, to conclude, is 'Heroic Tales: The Best of ChessCafe.com - 1996-2001'. Great reading. Really!

See you. Cheerio! Jan
nottop 23 ( +1 | -1 )
chessbooks Agree about Watson book. Very good choice.
But I suggest also reading all the books by Dvoretsky.
The one book breaks things down - the other ones build things up. They are fine in combination.
baseline 27 ( +1 | -1 )
Watson's & Dvoretsky's books Are very good indeed but they are written for expert level players.
wadvana,
Lev Albert's Course
Chess Strategy for the Tournament Player
The King in Jeopardy
Chess Strategy for the Tournament Player
Just the Facts
are all written for players at your level
baseline 27 ( +1 | -1 )
Watson's & Dvoretsky's books Are very good indeed but they are written for expert level players.
wadvana,
Lev Albert's Course
Chess Strategy for the Tournament Player
The King in Jeopardy
Chess Strategy for the Tournament Player
Just the Facts
are all written for players at your level
mitchst 55 ( +1 | -1 )
Going from 1800 to master If you're through with the workbook, maybe check out "How to Reasess your chess" It's a great book and also offers recommendations once players advance beyond the confines of the book. I would recommend "Think Like a Grandmaster" (calculation) and "Play LIke a Grandmaster" (strategy) both by GM Kotov. Vukovic's "Art of Attack" is also excellent. For endgames, "Basic Chess Endings" by Fine is pretty much the most comprehensive one-volume thing out there but I am hearing great praise for the Dvoretsky's new Endgame Manual (available in print or as a CD)