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Most Amazing Chess Book


  • 15 months ago · Quote · #1

    kavanam

    Please, I want to know what is the Most Amazing Ches Book you ever read? But  don't give me with Fred Reinfeld,  Irving Chernev, Silman etc of the genre!

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #2

    orangeishblue

    I would say Chess Praxis by Nimzovich

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #3

    scurly

    An amazing chess book is the informator that is published every year and it includes 15-20 variations and many games for each variation

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #4

    Mandy711

    1000 Best of the Best by Chess Informant

    1000 The Best Of The Best

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #5

    Tin-Cup

    Fred Reinfeld move-by-move: 25 of Reinfeld's greatest games, analysed and annotated by Irving Chernev ...very good stuff & highly recommended!

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #6

    Moyuba

    Tin-Cup wrote:

    Fred Reinfeld move-by-move: 25 of Reinfeld's greatest games, analysed and annotated by Irving Chernev.


    is that the one with the foreword by jeremy silman? great book.

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #7

    kavanam

     I have a feeling you are right Mandy711, although I didn't read the book!Wink

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #8

    Ziryab

    Best of the Best 1000 ranks high in my estimation, although I can claim to have studied a mere 10 %, perhaps a bit more. http://chessskill.blogspot.com/2008/08/la-crme-de-la-crme.html

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #9

    learningthemoves

    Oh, that's an easy one. I don't know why some people don't just tell you the truth the first time. Anyway, it's the Most Amazing Chess Book.

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #10

    Tin-Cup

    Moyuba wrote:
    Tin-Cup wrote:

    Fred Reinfeld move-by-move: 25 of Reinfeld's greatest games, analysed and annotated by Irving Chernev.


    is that the one with the foreword by jeremy silman? great book.

    Oh yes! I forgot to mention the incredible foreword by Silman. Thanks for bringing that up ...very well written! 

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #11

    kavanam

    Oh, Yeah! I told yu not to bring in Reinfeld and Co.!

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #12

    kavanam

    learningthemoves, how did you fabricate that non-existent book, your ad skills?!

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #13

    SmyslovFan

    Some of the chess books that changed how I thought about chess include:

    Mihai Suba's Dynamic Chess Strategy

    Mark Taimanov's Selected Games

    Jan Timman's The Art of Chess Analysis

    Jon Speelman's Analysing the Endgame

    Bronstein's Zurich 1953

    Mikhail Tal's Life and Game of Mikhail Tal

    John Nunn's Secrets of Grandmaster Play

    The Chigorin Defense According to Morozevich

    Alexei Shirov's Fire on Board

    Van Perlo's Endgame Tactics

    This is a very personal list. I have read hundreds of chess books. These are not necessarily the greatest chess books ever. But each of these offered a fresh perspective that I had not previously appreciated. Another reader may not be at all impressed by some of these books. 

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #14

    kavanam

    I salute your sincerety, SmyslovFan ! I feel it must be true.

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #15

    Retrodanny

    New York 1924, by Alexander Alekhine (http://www.russell-enterprises.com/ny1924.html)

    here's a review by IM Silman: http://www.jeremysilman.com/shop/pc/New-York-1924-79p3555.htm

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #16

    learningthemoves

    kavanam wrote:

    learningthemoves, how did you fabricate that non-existent book, your ad skills?!

    Just used some software. 

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #17

    CanonicalKnight

    It's a little like asking, "Who was the most amazing racehorse of all time, but leave out Man o' War, Secretariat, Citation and War Admiral."  Wink Tal-Botvinnik 1960 by Mikhail Tal, but I, too, would throw in several by Chernev and Silman.  

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #18

    Chigosian50

    Personal favourites:

    Yakov Neishtadt: Paul Keres Master Class

    Lipnitsky: Questions of Modern Chess Theory

    Khenkin: 1000 Combinations and Sukhin: Chess Gems

    All Kasparov's books on the chess champions are stellar.

    Anything by Tal is great and very witty, his Life and Games of Mikhail Tal is the best chess autobiography to date.

    The Flexible French/The Wonderful Winawer by Moskalenko and Sergey Shipov's 2 books on the Hedgehog are fascinating and challenging...they remind me how much I have left to learn.....in order to even understand one single opening!!

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #19

    Ricardo_Morro

    The Sorceror's Apprentice by David Bronstein

  • 15 months ago · Quote · #20

    CanonicalKnight

    jempty_method wrote:
    +1 for Tal-Botvinnik 1960

    Also Bobby Fischer's 60 Memorable Games 

    Dang, I forgot that one.  Good pick, Jempty!  Another is C.J.S. Purdy's "The Search for Chess Perfection".  Fascinating guy, Purdy; I'm sorry I never got to meet him.


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