10 Best Chess Books For Beginners Update 05/2022

When you study chess books, you’ll become more skilled. At the beginning of your chess journey, you don’t know what to study and how to study, so you buy some random books. There are a lot of important things to learn about chess when you are just starting out. In addition, I’ll tell you to read about the history of chess and the lives of some of the best chess players you know. If you do that, you’ll be able to figure out how chess came to be and learn about some of the most famous players.

Here, we’ll look at the 10 best books for beginners to learn how to play Chess. There are some ebooks on this list. Don’t buy all these books at once. Make sure you buy only two or three books. Then, read and study those books. I will also say that you should not buy a Kindle version of any chess book. This is because there are a lot of chess positions in the book, and Kindle is not good for that kind of thing. You should always get a hard copy or a soft copy.

1001 Chess Exercises for Beginners

This book is all about chess puzzles and how to play the game in a smart way. A lot of different mating patterns, winning patterns, and chess ideas will be clear to you after you finish this book. I think this book would be great for people who like to figure out chess puzzles, like me. From practical exercises, you will be able to learn a lot about the basics. I think you should start with this book because when you see different checkmate patterns and a lot of practice on tactical themes, you’ll be able to learn a lot.

How to Beat Your Dad at Chess

When I first saw the title of this book, I laughed. This book is very interesting to read. In this book, the author looked at 50 very interesting games that ended in checkmate. A company called Gambit Publications made a lot of money 10 years ago. This book is made by them. If you are an intermediate or advanced player, don’t buy this book. You’ll find it very simple and a waste of money.

Game changer by GM Matthew Sadler, WIM Natasha Regan

This book is not for beginners, but I put it in this article. Most of the time, this is because Grandmaster Matthew Sadler wrote a very interesting book about the game. GM Mattew Sadler and Natasha Regan looked at more than 2000 chess games played by Alpha Zero, which is one of the best chess engines right now. Sadler and Rogan show how AlphaZero thinks and tell the story of why people do what they do and how they came up with the techniques that made AlphaZero. As a beginner, you should learn how the engine works. It will be very useful in the long run to do this.

My Systems by Aron Nimzowitsch

My systems is a great book for learning how to play chess better at the beginning. This book is not for people who are completely new to chess, but for people who have a little experience with the game. In this book, Aron Nimzowitsch, a great chess player from 1920 to 1930, talks about how to play better. This book has two parts: Elements of chess and Positional play. Even if you’re an intermediate or advanced player, I’ll tell you to finish this book if you haven’t already done so. You can buy this book from a good chess website or from Amazon.

Double-sided Mates in 2

This is an ebook that was written by Chessable. Recently, Chessable was bought by the Play Magnus group, and it has become a lot more popular. There are a lot of free courses on Chessable that you can sign up for and try out for no charge at all. In this book, Grandmaster Simon Williams talked about how to build your killing instinct through checkmate. You’ll find three hundred puzzles in this book, and they’re broken down into chapters like checkmating patterns and easy exercises, intermediate exercises, and hard exercises.

This isn’t the only thing Simon did for Chessable. He also made a free book on double side checkmates in 1. Take a look at this: Double-sided Mates in 1

Chess Brilliancy

Chess brilliancy is a book that has a lot of great chess games in it. These games are short and sweet, but they also have a lot of different tactics in them. Many chess games appear in this book. People who write chess books called Everyman Chess put out this book.


Anand Files by Michiel Abeln

This book is good for people of all ages. All of Viswanathan Anand’s games with Vaseline Topalov, Vladimir Kramnik, and Boris Gelfand are in this book. Anand’s journey to all these world championships was talked about in this book, by the author. He also talked about his mindset, chess journey, team, and other things. I will tell everyone I know about this book to read it! Following is a list of the best stories that you can read and enjoy.

100 Endgames You Must Know by Jesus de la villa

This is the only book that ends the list. If you’re new to chess, I don’t usually recommend endgame books, but this book is great for improving your basic skills in the chess endgame! In this book, Jesus de la villa explained how to play 100 basic endgame moves. Again, if you’re going to buy this book, I’ll tell you to buy it from the Chessable site. If you don’t get bored, their move trainer will keep you from getting tired.

Winning Chess Series by Yassir Seirawan

This is one of the best book series for new people I have ever seen. Yasser Seirawan is the author of seven parts in this series, all of which were written by him. A commentator in the United States is working now at the Saint Louis Chess Club. This is a list of all the books in this series, in order.

A Modern Guide to Checkmating Patterns by IM Vladimir Barsky

You can learn more about checkmating patterns from a modern guide to the patterns than you can from a puzzle book. It is written by a company called New In Chess that is owned by the Play Magnus group. An international master is the person who wrote the text. Vladimir Barsky is a very well-known chess player and teacher. He chose the best combinations from different games and explained how to use them in a real game, so that you can get more points.

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