I have many books that show openings, endplays, tactics, different puzzle to find best moves, databases with games, articles... All this stuff shows specific moves, which I have to find by myself. I understand that this is supposed to increase my logic skill, but it is a very long and unproductive way. My life will not be enough to figure everything out on my own.

And I would like to learn something else. I want to know what the strategy might be. For example, how do I know which position is strong and why? What are the signs of strength? What positions should be avoided? What actions should I take to create a weakness in my opponent's position? What to pay attention to?

I am looking for a clear explanation of chess strategies. Are there such books that would directly tell about possible strategies of action? I feel like I don't know exactly what to think about in order to win.

  • Hi! Welcome to out community! You can take a look at the linked questions and please give us more info if you can't find what you're looking for there.
    – David
    Jan 28 at 8:31
  • I'm not sure what your rating is, but Winning Chess Strategies by Yasser Seirawan & Jeremy Silman is a very good beginner strategy book. Good review of it by the Perpetual Chess Podcast. Jan 29 at 16:47