It is important to have a repertoire suited to your skills and your style of play. What matters is how much you feel at ease, and how well you know it. Check out the books below to build your own repertoire.

Building your own Chess Repertoire

Building your own Chess Repertoire: an approach

While Chess education should start from the study of endgames (how could you manage 32 pieces when you have doubts with three?), coming well out of the opening should give you an advantage.



Come creare il proprio repertorio di scacchi (Italian Edition)

A virtually unknown subject, you will find everywhere that you should create a repertoire, no one tells you how! It is essential, do not you think to reinvent the opening theory you have chosen during a tournament? codified by centuries of studies of masters, and that probably your opponent knows for many moves in many variations. And that when you go up in category in open tournaments you will play against a Master, he will automatically play for 20 moves.


Chess course for beginners

Chess: Course for adult Beginners: and their Coaches

This ebook is based on the course held during the winter of 2014-15 at UTE Milan, Italy. The twelve students were seniors aged from 60 to 75 with no previous knowledge of the game of chess. Some of them knew how to play draughts, but this made the task more difficult as the technique for playing draughts cannot be applied to that of chess. The target was to become acquainted with basic techniques, learn tactics and elementary strategy in order to play a decent game



The three books illustrate the explanation behind the theory while the games are examples of the topic dealt with. Check out the books below to learn chess strategy.

Chess strategy

Corso di Strategia Scacchistica per giocatori di club parte I: Chess Strategy

This book originates from the material prepared for a 10-hour cycle of specialization held by CM FIDE Andrea Gori at the Scacchistica Milanese Society in October 2011. Book teaches chess strategy.


Chess Strategy

Chess strategy - Corso di Strategia scacchistica parte seconda: Per giocatori di club

The course was designed for club players so for those who already know the rules of the game well, have some practical chess experience with the performance of some tournaments and now want to improve by studying the basics of chess strategy; so we are talking about players up to about 1700 ELO points. It is NOT a book of openings, nor of finals and is not even exhaustive of the whole chess strategy argument for obvious reasons of space.


Chess strategy

Chess strategy - Corso di strategia scacchistica parte 3

To succeed in the game of chess you have to have four basic skills, which every chess player in truth possesses albeit to a different extent: calculate variants, see the combinations, evaluate a position and develop a game plan. Calculation and combinatorial skills belong to the realm of tactics, while the ability to evaluate the resulting positions and develop an appropriate game plan are the essence of the strategy.



It is known that strong players, thanks to the accumulated experience, see the chessboard as a group of elementary groups (or chunks), known as structure and characteristic. The increase of knowledge in known and assimilated patterns will vastly improve a players game play.

Fundamental Chess Patterns

FCP: Fundamental Chess Patterns 1-50

It is not easy for beginners and intermediate players to learn how to play chess and improve their game. Instead of learning mainly through practice (which could take years) or the study of the games of Masters (it is difficult to reverse engineer something before you reach the necessary level of understanding), this book presents a toolkit of weapons: essential patterns that are necessary to know in order to play well!

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Defensive chess patterns

Defensive Chess Patterns, playing from an inferior Position: one Piece down, so what?

Many chess books try to teach you how to eventually win, a few if any will tell you how to defend, here you will find suggestions on how to play in (even dead) lost situations.


Chess patterns

Lined up Pieces, Pins, Skewers and the like: Basic Chess Patterns

It is not easy for beginners to learn how to play chess and improve their game. Instead of learning mainlythrough practice (which could take years) and the study of games of Masters (difficult to understand and easilyforgotten), this book presents a survey of a single category of tactics concerning lined up pieces: pins andskewers.