Book Review – Fundamental Chess: Logical Decision Making

Author of the Book – R.B. Ramesh

Publishing Year – 2018

Published By – Metropolitan Chess Publication


Fundamental Chess: Logical Decision Making is one of those books which one can read at any point of life. The book is very instructive and explains the best possible way to practice fundamental chess.

What to Expect?

As the name suggests, this book is all about the thinking process, applying the knowledge of general principles in one’s game. This book is divided into 3 Parts.

  1. Logical Reasoning
  2. Practical Chess Play
  3. Fundamentals of Chess Training

A good amount of concepts are covered in these topics. The narration and analysis are well balanced which is a good blend for people who are reluctant to heavily analysed books.


What is a Unique thing in this Book?


To explain this, I will share my experience when I attended a camp of R.B.Ramesh sir in 2017, organized by I-Lead Chess Academy which is headed by Hemangi Gupta. When I started to read this book, it was a sheer resemblance to Sir’s words from the camp. I felt as if I am attaining his lessons 1-1 while going through the chapters.


For whom will this book suit the best?


Anyone above 1400 up to 2400 is the best-suited group according to me. Especially the tips given at in Part 3 on Fundamentals of Chess Training is useful to everyone.


What did I like?


The words used are very simple and easy to remember during games. Also, the anecdotes given at regular intervals made an impact on me. The material in this book is presented in a very systematic way.


From where can you buy this Book?

 Amazon link for the book is here.

About the Book Author-


GM R.B. Ramesh is a well-known chess coach and also was a strong player before switching to coaching. He was an expert commentator in Carlsen – Anand World Chess Championship 2013. He was also the coach of Indian Team in Chess Olympiad 2018, Batumi, Georgia.


The Publisher –


NM Gupta Ankit is the commissioning editor of  Metropolitan Chess Publication. Their intention is to promote and support the game of chess through community outreach and local, national and international partnerships. They are creating their own DVDs and other chess Content.

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