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Chess History and Reminiscences


  • 3 years ago · Quote · #1

    Bronco70

    Has anyone read this book by Henry Edward Bird? I saw it as an ebook. Is it worth the read? Any comments good or bad.Thanks

    Also does anyone have any suggestions for books on chess history or players of the past? Not really interested in reading/studying their games...yet

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #2

    Bronco70

    Bump
  • 3 years ago · Quote · #3

    Bronco70

    EZap wrote:

    personally I haven't read it. it sounds a little boring. I much prefer to read about the personalities of chess history. Morphy, Fishcer etc.


    Thanks EZap, I saw it was a free ebook and was wondering if it worth the time. I read both Fischer books by Brady and they were really good so I was looking for something similar.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #4

    dashkee94

    I just finished Mortal Games by Fred Waitzkin; this might be one your looking for.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #5

    Bronco70

    dashkee94 wrote:

    I just finished Mortal Games by Fred Waitzkin; this might be one your looking for.


    Thank you, I'll check it out

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #6

    Metal-Gerd

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  • 3 years ago · Quote · #7

    feive87

    very clever

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #8

    kingprawn

    Hi Bronco,

    For a glimpse of inspiration in the chess world, I can personally recommend Duels of the Mind: The Twelve Best Games of Chess by Raymond D. Keene.

    It is an amazing collection of games, from different periods and very different in character, one from as early as 1851. The games were also featured in a Thames Television series.

    James


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