Mon Dec 9 2013 1:53AM | MsgID: 17015297 I grew up on a farm. Going to the store didn't happen to often. Buying school supplies for the coming new year was like Christmas to me. But I'm glad did grow up on a farm. It makes me appreciate what I have now, and know what's really important in life.
Sat Dec 7 2013 6:33AM | edited: 6:35:34 | MsgID: 17010159 For me it was also Irving Chernev's 'Logical Chess Move by Move'. My local library had about five books on chess, and this was the only one that didn't have a hardcover and didn't look older than I was. To be honest, up until this time it never dawn on me that people actually wrote whole books about chess. For me chess was just a game at the time, similar to 'Connect Four' or 'Tic Tac Toe'.
P.S. Please tell me they haven't come out with books on 'Tic Tac Toe'!
Wed Apr 6 2011 5:09PM | MsgID: 14237173 Chess Fundamentals by Capablanca. I used to review it before OTB tournaments, especially the endgame sections, and quite often it was that little review that would help me win a game. Chernev's book, mentioned below, is good too.
Sun Apr 3 2011 11:22PM | MsgID: 14228936 Irving Chernev's "Logical Chess Move by Move" is the book you need to read and study.He explains the reason behind every move of every game thoroughly, and in a down to earth easy to understand style.His book is an immortal chess classic for all levels, it is pure gold, and the one for you.