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How many chess books do you own?

How many chess books do you own?

  • None
  • 1
  • 2-3
  • 4-5
  • 6-10
  • More than 10

Created on March 17, 2011 | 5706 Votes | 30 Comments

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  • 12 months ago

    FM postalex

    I have approaching 3000 chess books

  • 3 years ago

    karnikp20

  • 3 years ago

    Vergelegen

    "It has been said that man is distinguished from animal in that he buys more books than he can read. I should like to suggest that the inclusion of a few chess books would help to make the distinction unmistakable."  -   Edward Lasker

    OK! So the next poll should be "How many chess books has your dog got?"

  • 3 years ago

    borislav951

    Vidim mnogo procitanih knjiga pa evo jedan zadatak .

  • 3 years ago

    Toblerone2010

    I taught myself how to play chess with books from the library!!! Laughing

  • 3 years ago

    borislav951

    Sad momentalno pri sebi samo dve knjige,ali imam ih vise.

  • 3 years ago

    KGP

    I own about six books, all on different aspects of the game, i.e. opening moves, closing moves, whites attacking moves, blacks counter moves, and so on, perhaps I should concentrate on one aspect of the game instead of trying to take all in, or perhaps I should just throw the books away and just enjoy the game.

  • 3 years ago

    mwzhou

    Chess books aren't required if you have something like Chess.com

  • 3 years ago

    andrecoggiola

    "It has been said that man is distinguished from animal in that he buys more books than he can read. I should like to suggest that the inclusion of a few chess books would help to make the distinction unmistakable."  -   Edward Lasker

  • 3 years ago

    Chess4001

    I own no chess books but I want some very badly.

  • 3 years ago

    idigbuffy

      Offhand I am not really sure (and I am not home to count them) but I will say that it is much more difficult to get through a chess book than it is to go out and buy a new one(which includes used books but they are still new to me). I have to say that I have only made it through about 25% of the books that I have owned over the years. Needless to say a closed book does no player any good! Since I grew up in an age when the descriptive notation was being used most of my books use that.. and yes most were written awhile ago!

  • 3 years ago

    cocou

    i think i have more than a hundred

  • 3 years ago

    maturner

    I have over a hundred but acquired the knowledge from them in a haphazard and non-systematic way. Today I am pretty much at the mercy of any computer trained young person. The worst mistake I ever made was giving away Bobby Fischer's My 60 Memorable Games to a neighbor boy. Boy do I regret that move!

  • 3 years ago

    Torance

    Having over 50 books on chess is not wierd, I've donated many of my chess books, and good one's to, to my local library. I figure the more exposure to chess by reading books will only expand the chess playing population.

  • 3 years ago

    Metal-Gerd

    Half an Ikea Billy.

  • 3 years ago

    StacySung

    Anyone else have Winning Chess Tactics by Yasser Seirawan?

  • 3 years ago

    brassboot

    I have several books, over 90. I have some on opening, tactics, and ending. I like the ones by Iriving Chernev or Fred Reinfeld, there are easy reading and not as complex as say Aron Nimzowitsch. Yasser Seirawan series are great, even though I have not completed reading the whole series just thumb through them. I know from experience that you should pick the books by you skill level and that why I have so many because I brought books above my playing level. And like someone have already said 'reading chess books is boring.' I find the one chess magazine I used to subscripted to was useless, USCF. And I have found no other magazine yet. I have found that the books explain the game idea better than me trying to learn through trail and error in games. Let face it, nobody like losing constantly and actually read has improve my game. The things is getting the rigth books at the level you are playing at!

  • 3 years ago

    kaichess

    Over than 1.5 Gb in chess e-books, interested people contact me and I will send for free, of course.

  • 3 years ago

    Willie_OKelly

    Like chess, one should not waste money on chess books!!!!! 

  • 3 years ago

    mobidi

    I have over 200 chess books-i was chess books hunter (when i lived in USSR).For example -very good book by Chebotariov(General of USSR army,academic in chemistry and chess amateur)-if you want to reach level about 2000 ELO-very simple style(you are in army now...),and very easy.Of course i have many books about chess Masters from USSR like V.Simagin,V.Mikenas,R.Kholmov,V.Ragozin, V.Makogonov,A.Zaitsev,A.Konstantinopolsky,A.Gipslis ,V.Panov,P.Romanovsky,N.Grigorjev and others-they played very well without computers(i think at level about 2650 and over).

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