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Best/most important chess books ever written


  • 18 months ago · Quote · #1

    ajmeroski

    If you would have to name a few off the top of your head, what would you list as absolute chess classics? First book I'm thinking of is Nimzowitsch's My System.

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #2

    chessteenager

    I agree of my system, and every single book written by Jeremy Silman. 

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #3

    AndyClifton

    I disagree with My System.

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #4

    goldendog

    anything by Reinfeld.

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #5

    AndyClifton

    Freddie's the man!

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #6

    PatzerLars

    Chess Story or The Royal Game by Stefan Zweig (Schachnovelle in German).

    Smile

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #7

    sapientdust

    I agree with My System. Even though I prefer Pachman, there's no denying the enormous influence My System has had. So I'd say most important was My System, and best (in my opinion) is Pachman's book(s) on strategy.

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #8

    PatzerLars

    The first part of My System was pretty instructional. The second part I didn't understand at all (overprotecting strategic points ... whuuut ? lol)

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #9

    AndyClifton

    sapientdust wrote:

    I agree with My System. Even though I prefer Pachman, there's no denying the enormous influence My System has had. So I'd say most important was My System, and best (in my opinion) is Pachman's book(s) on strategy.

    Well, that is indeed a bit of a problem with the title...that ancient bugaboo, "Best/most important" Misalignment Syndrome. Smile


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