logical chess - Chernev
In this much-loved classic, Irving Chernev explains 33 complete games in detail, telling the reader the reason for every single move. Playing through these games and explanations offers insight into the power of the pieces and how to post them effectively.
Chernev nourishes the lower level chess player's judgement with easy, plausible rules by directing their attention to the right topics, such as piece activity, piece coordination, king safety and so on.
Who should read this book?
All beginners and advanced beginners must have a copy of this book. Read it, make it your own, and from time to time the author will whisper in your ear.