Simple Chess by Michael Stean is the best strategy book that I’ve read. I think strategy is the hardest part of chess, and especially hard for the amateur player. Michael Stean has taken six strategic concepts and explained them in very simple terms with great examples of games that show exactly what he means.
These concepts are as follows:
- Weak Pawns
- Open Files
- Half Open Files
- Black Squares and White Squares
The easiest and the best concept that I liked from the book was one of outposts. I think that is the easiest to grasp, and implement in your own games, which I was able to do soon after reading it, and therefore I think I really liked it. All in all this is a great book, and I’d highly recommend it to all chess players.