As I mentioned I am new to Chess in the sense that I actually want to get GOOD at it. I play casually but I would like to improve my skill and overall knowledge of the game. I know there are tons of books out there but pinpointing the best for me is proving to be a challenge. Can someone recommend one for me that is actually backed by good reviews and actually helping improve my strategy within the game?
Beginning Chess by Bruce Pandolfini is said to be a good one. I actually ordered it on Amazon the other day. It should be here this week. It is $15 and has a ton of information and all for beginners. It has some quizzes based on 300 problems. It is good for learning and practice. A lot of people say they go back to the book for reference even years later.
I like Simple Chess by Michael Stean although not sure its absolutely for beginners. Beginning Chess sounds like a good recommendation
I think Pandolfini is a great choice! I also like "Bobby Fisher Teaches Chess "explains many tactics and explains the movements step by step.
I will check this one out, thanks! The price isn't too bad but I will see if we have it at a local book shop first. See what the price is here and if the price on Amazon is better I will order it from there.
I've found a few chess books in second hand stores, who cares if they are new right?