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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!
I would say Chess Praxis by Nimzovich
An amazing chess book is the informator that is published every year and it includes 15-20 variations and many games for each variation
1000 Best of the Best by Chess Informant
Fred Reinfeld move-by-move: 25 of Reinfeld's greatest games, analysed and annotated by Irving Chernev ...very good stuff & highly recommended!
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.
I have a feeling you are right Mandy711, although I didn't read the book!
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
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.
Oh yes! I forgot to mention the incredible foreword by Silman. Thanks for bringing that up ...very well written!
Oh, Yeah! I told yu not to bring in Reinfeld and Co.!
learningthemoves, how did you fabricate that non-existent book, your ad skills?!
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.
I salute your sincerety, SmyslovFan ! I feel it must be true.
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
Just used some software.
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." Tal-Botvinnik 1960 by Mikhail Tal, but I, too, would throw in several by Chernev and Silman.
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!!
The Sorceror's Apprentice by David Bronstein
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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