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  The five best chess books ever written...




R_De_Siota

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Originally posted by: "Apollo"
You may alo be interested in our BookFinder, (via Improve ... BookFinder).

This lets you check for the most popular books held by members as a well as a wealth of other information.


The only problem with this feature is that, in the past couple of years or so it has not been possible to add any new titles to your name or collection.


Hopefully, full functionality will be restored in the future. At the moment the content is of more historical interest; nevertheless, well worth visiting.


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Thanks, Apollo. I find the historical background information just as interesting as the games themselves.







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My System by Nimzovich almost made my top 5, but, at the very least I'd put it at #6. There are three books that are game collections/tournament books (some may be available as PGN's): 500 Master Games of Chess (Tartakower & Du Mont), 200 Open Games (Bronstein), and The Zurich 1952 International Chess Tournament (Bronstein). My original 5 and this additional 4 are all still available--at least the last time I checked.







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Thu Sep 29 2016 9:57AM | MsgID: 19289175


You may alo be interested in our BookFinder, (via Improve ... BookFinder).

This lets you check for the most popular books held by members as a well as a wealth of other information.


The only problem with this feature is that, in the past couple of years or so it has not been possible to add any new titles to your name or collection.


Hopefully, full functionality will be restored in the future. At the moment the content is of more historical interest; nevertheless, well worth visiting.


Apollo - Admin







retiarius

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Wed Sep 28 2016 8:25PM | MsgID: 19288243


Originally posted by: "R_De_Siota"
1) Lasker's Manual of Chess (Lasker)
2) The Logical Approach to Chess (Euwe)
3) Judgement and Planning in Chess (Euwe)
4) A Guide to Chess Endings (Euwe)
5) Understanding the Chess Openings (Fine)

Particularly suited for players in the beginner to intermediate range, although there are some real gems scattered throughout that advanced players can think about.




I have not read any of those so may check them out at the library.

Personally, I have already accrued quite a few books over the years.

My favourites are:

1/ Chess Tactics - Not sure who the author is but one of my first chess books. I recommend a book on tactics to anyone wants to improve their chess.

2/ Weapons of chess - Bruce Pandolfini. Well explained concepts/ideas and you don't need a board with you. Great for a bus/train/plane journey.

3/ My System - Nimzowitsch. Some more deep ideas to help improve. Most GMs have read this book.

4/ Bobby Fischer My 60 memorable games. Play through these for some inspiration!

5/ Logical Chess - Irving Chernev. Explains WHY every move is played in 33 games.







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1) Lasker's Manual of Chess (Lasker)
2) The Logical Approach to Chess (Euwe)
3) Judgement and Planning in Chess (Euwe)
4) A Guide to Chess Endings (Euwe)
5) Understanding the Chess Openings (Fine)

Particularly suited for players in the beginner to intermediate range, although there are some real gems scattered throughout that advanced players can think about.