Chess Training for Grumpy Geezers
50 slow games means roughly one per week with some room for holidays, right? Good idea.Regarding the three books you want to read - you have already read a lot. Is there something you have in mind? You could pick a chess master from the past and buy an annotated collection. This will keep you busy and improve your understanding of the middlegame and endgame.
50 slow games will ba a challenge. No doubt! A collection of Mastergames is clearly on my short list.Alekhines "New York 1924" is a top candidate. So is Stean's "Simple Chess" and maybe Howell's endgame book (the title slipped my mind or is it) "Essential Chess Endings"
Somehow I think that we adults easily fall into the trap that accumulating knowledge is the key to make progress. Read book x, 100 ELO, book y, another 100 ELO. I don't know if this is the right way. You need just one, maybe two, books about strategy and study them thoroughly. I find it already difficult to follow the points on my secret 2 page short list. :-)
Agreed! Chess Books is not the secret sauce. But they are fun to buy. I am the publishers best friend.Tactics, Playing and Annotating your own games are probably more reliable routes to knowledge AND skills.
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