nikhil dixit

nikhil dixit 10 months ago

Best solving chessbooks for professional players (part - 1)

Hi , 

I am FM Nikhil Dixit from India .My current Fide rating is 2358 This is my first blog ever . in this blog i will help you with best books for professional players specially for 2000 and above .I have attached links so you can see preview or you can buy . so lets begin

1 . Perfect Your Chess by Andrei Volotikin and Vladimir Grabinksy 

This is my personal favorite chess book . In this book There are 3 chapters namely make a move , find a win , answer a question and in each chapter there are 100 puzzle . first 40 are dedicated to Fide master level . from 41 to 80 are dedicated to International master level and last 20 are dedicated to grand master level . what i particularly like about this book is in answers volotikin gives practical example which relates in life .  


2. Recognizing Your opponent resources by Mark Dvoretsky

As we all know mark dvoretsky is best chess author ever . he have written various books on opening middle game and endgame . in this books he distributed content in 4 chapters namely 

a. Pay attention to your opponents resources 

b. the process of elimination 

c. traps

d. prophylactic thinking 

after solving this book you will learn how to find opponent resources . the book covers more than 500 problems with solutions . The first chapter of this book is difficult so my suggestion is start from last chapter otherwise you will get frustrated!


3. Grandmaster preparation calculation by jacob aagaard

this is one of the bestsellers . Jacob aagaard is well known coach in world . in every book he brings excellent stuff . In this book he have given 10 chapters . in each chapters initially there where introduction and examples with solutions provided . after that there are so many practical problems given for each chapter or on each theme . this book is best for those who want to become complete master in middlegame . 10th chapter which name as difficult problems are like impossible for me . but definitely if you solve that problems your confidence level will take a boost . 


this is my honest reviews about this 3 books 

if you want more this type of blogs or if you have any suggestion let me know in the comment . 

if you want to read part 2 of this blog , i have attached link below 


GM_Avetik Grigoryan

GM_Avetik Grigoryan 10 months ago

nikhil dixit

nikhil dixit 2 months ago

Thank you !
Abhi yadav

Abhi yadav 2 months ago

Nice. I read it already in past from your blogs. Thanks anyways. It will be in my future list of solving books. Right now I am doing basic one!!!