What are the best books about Chess?

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    #1Bobby Fischer Goes to War

    Bobby Fischer Goes to War

    Bobby Fischer Goes to War by David Edmonds and John Eidinow is the story of the 1972 rivalry between American chess legend Bobby Fischer and his Soviet counterpart Boris Spassky and its relation to the cold war between their countries.

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    Paul Watkins
    Written on March 4, 2018
    "Concise and well written. Enjoyed behind the scenes accounts of both Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky the Soviet chess grandmaster; their handlers, government involvement and Iceland having to endure the world's spotlight "
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    #2Kasparov Against the World

    Kasparov Against the World

    Kasparov against the World is Garry Kasparov's firsthand account of his own challenge to battle players all over the world through Microsoft Zone. This book has a foreword from Bill Gates and diagrams for some of the moves.

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    Rebecca Hoffman
    Written on March 1, 2018
    "One of the books that I made my son read as he was learning to play chess was Kasparov Against the World. There is a lot of knowledge packed in this book which makes it worth a read for any person looking to gain knowledge about the subject of chess."
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    #3My 60 Memorable Games

    My 60 Memorable Games

    My 60 Memorable Games is a book by Grandmaster Bobby Fischer is an analysis of his 60 most memorable games, from his best moves to his most critical blunders.

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    Keith Simpson
    Written on March 8, 2018
    "a book about how one of the best best chess players played his games"
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    #4Art of Attack in Chess

    Art of Attack in Chess

    Art of Attack in Chess is Vladimir Vukovic's book on how to begin and sustain an attack on the king in chess, from the most basic principles to the most complex combinations of moves.

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    Pamela Smith
    Written on March 11, 2018
    "Art of Attack in Chess is a good book on chess"
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    #5Better Chess for Average Players

    Better Chess for Average Players

    Better Chess for Average Players is a guidebook written by former Irish chess Olympiad Tim Harding about different chess strategies regarding attacking and defending, as well as moves to do in different phases of the game.

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    Roy McDonald
    Written on March 2, 2018
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    #6Caro-Kann Defence

    Caro-Kann Defence
    Caro-Kann Defence is Anatoly Karpov's guidebook on how to use the different variations of the Caro-Kann, from the Classical Sytem to the Advance Variation. It is a vital guide on how the Black pieces can gain an advantage through the defense.

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    Philip Weber
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "This is a book about a specific chess strategy and its variations. It may not be suited for chess beginners, but experts may find this book interesting. It is niche in this category."
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    #7Life & Games of Mikhail Tal

    Life & Games of Mikhail Tal
    The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal is an autobiography detailing Mikhail Tal's extraordinary career that saw him become a world champion and be dubbed as the Magician from Riga because of his fantastic attacking moves.
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    Joseph Stewart
    Written on March 11, 2018
    "Mikhail Tal is the best world champion in the world. But I not only want to know his recent achievements. I want to learn about his entire past. How he became who he is today. I think this link does a great job of recommending me a book that fits what I'm looking for. "
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    #8Modern Chess Strategy

    Modern Chess Strategy
    Modern Chess Strategy is a book by Czech grandmaster Ludek Pachman and translated by Allan Russell about how chess is played in modern times, giving in-depth analysis of the roles and capabilities of every piece.
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    Edith Guzmán
    Written on March 8, 2018
    "I bought this to try and get started upping my chess game. I'm a terrible player, but I want to get better. It turns out this is a bit too advanced for me. It seems like it'll be great once I get more games under my belt. But for now, this is a 4/5."
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    #9Pawn Structure Chess

    Pawn Structure Chess

    Pawn Structure Chess is Andrew Soltis' book detailing the strengths and weaknesses of strategies revolving around pawns in chess. It comes with examples from actual gameplay.

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    Ángel Ochoa
    Written on March 7, 2018
    "This is a good solution because it is a book about chess. It has good reviews and helps you understand strategies of using pawns."
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    #10The Complete Idiot's Guide to Chess

    The Complete Idiot's Guide to Chess
    400 illustrated chessboards, lots of photos, several pages with detailed answers to every question... This book, written by an International Chess Grandmaster who once was the US Chess Champion will help novices, experts and idiots with their chess skills. 


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    Frank Jones
    Written on March 22, 2018
    "Chess can be daunting at first and this book is a good primer for anyone new and willing to l sit down and learn the game. It starts off simple, learning the pieces and their move sets, and then eventually gets down to the nitty gritty stuff, with diagrams, charts, checkmate scenarios and how all the pieces can interact with each other in their own unique ways."

Summary

Best What are the best books about Chess
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Bobby Fischer Goes to WarBooks 42 Paid
2Kasparov Against the WorldBooks 38 Paid
3My 60 Memorable GamesBooks 36 Paid
4Art of Attack in ChessBooks 31 Paid
5Better Chess for Average PlayersBooks 29 Paid
6Caro-Kann DefenceBooks 26 Paid
7Life & Games of Mikhail TalBooks 26 Paid
8Modern Chess StrategyBooks 17 Paid
9Pawn Structure ChessBooks 14 Paid
10The Complete Idiot's Guide to ChessBooks 0 Paid
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