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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 


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My favorite complex endgame books
In this blog I will talk about My favorite complex endgame books . You will find 4 books in this blog that are really interesting to study . 3 of which are written by Mikhail Shereshevsky and 1 is by Andrian Mikhalchishin . If you find this blog useful then please let me know in comment section below . 

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1. Endgame Strategy by Mikhail Shereshevsky 
This book is published by Everyman Chess in 1981 . author of this book Mr shereshevsky is well known author . The book covers 13 chapters in which positions and analysis given . I found this book without any mistake and many GMs have suggested this book for study . I especially liked chapters Do not hurry and complex endings . Selection of positions are excellently done by Shereshevsky. If you are reading from India you can get this book at less than 6 USD
2. Mastering Complex Endgames by Andrian Mikhalchishin and Oleg Stetsko
This book is published by Thinkers Publication in 2017. Both author is soviet national team coach and Andrian is coach of former world champion Anatoly karpov. This book cover high class material for any chess player in search of the needed endgame fitness . This book covers 11 chapters in which positions with analysis given . This book is also suggested by GM Aleksander Beliavsky. 
3.  Mastering Chess Endgame by Mikhail Shereshevsky and Slutsky
This book is published in 2 volumes part 1 and part 2 by cadogan publications .You will find connection between opening and endgames from this books . The material is arranged not by a formal opening classification , but mainly according to the type of pawn formation and the central strategy adopted by black . Lets see one by one 

A- volume - 1
This book is for positions that come from 1st move E4 . i.e positions coming from open and semi open games . This covers plans and playing methods in endings arising from the Sicilian Defense , Ruy Lopez , French Defense and other open and semi open games .

B - Volume 2 
This book is for positions that come from 1st move D4 i.e. positions from closed games. This covers the plans and playing methods in endings arising from the Queens Gambit , Indian Defense , English opening and other closed games. 

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2019 Illinois Open Chess Tournament

Just Completed my first FIDE rated tournament . And 12 years after my last USCF rated tournament .http://www.uschess.org/assets/msa_joomla/XtblMain.php?201909023492.1-13459254

Finished +2=3-1 , gained 30 USCF rating points , based on the rating estimators performance rating was 2224 , ruing the missed chances that resulted in draws. Copied the games , need to play lot more games than now , conversion seems to be big problem . Hopefully GM Avetik will see the games and give some feedback . In One Benko game I fought very hard and got winning position at the very end missed a tactic and threw the win to settle for draw.  Last round again got very promising position with white ( against Marvin Dandridge ) but then took wrong decision and settle for draw , I knew I outplayed him in the opening but at crucial moment took wrong decision to settle for draw.

Got to know Kevin Ho as he was playing too.

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