24 ( +1 | -1 ) SuggestionPersonnaly, I find reading chess books rather dry, especially ones on endgames. But play alot of games here, analyze your games, and discuss and read the topics in this forum every day and you'll only get better.
34 ( +1 | -1 ) ..books...(1) get a copy of "A complete chess course " by FRed Reinfeld,thou it is in descriptive notation, (2)read allthe 5 books but especially "Tactics" and "Strategies" by Yasser Seurawan, in microsoft press as suggested by brobishkin above, (3) go to the archives section at chesscafe.com and read all the "Novice nook" articles by Dan Heissman.... (4) challenge frodan to a game of chess.....
23 ( +1 | -1 ) Thanks to you all for the tips so far, One thing I should really stop doing is playing my games at work, I cannot concentrate and rush my moves in between calls. frodan: I can,t challenge you to a game due to the points difference, do you want to challenge me?