Chess Books by Rating

Aug 8, 2009, 9:45 PM |

The following list of books has been compiled from a number of web resources.


1) Chess Tactics for Students by John Bain

2) Logical Chess Move by Move by Irving Chernev

3) Back to Basics: Tactics (ChessCafe Back to Basics Chess) by Dan Heisman

4) Winning Chess Tactics, revised (Winning Chess – Everyman Chess) by Seirawan

5) Silman’s Complete Endgame Course by Jeremy Silman

6) A First Book of Morphy by Del Rosario

7a) Chess Openings for White, Explained

7b) Chess Openings for Black

1) Modern Chess Strategy by Ludek Pachman

2) The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played by Irving Chernev

3) Chess Training Pocket Book by Lev alburt

4) Chess Exam and Training Guide By Igor Khelmenitsky

5) Best Lessons of a Chess Coach by Weeramantry & Eusebi


1) The Amateur’s Mind by J. Silman

2) Alekhine’s Best Games

3) Practical Chess Exercises by Cheng

4) Capablanca’s Best Chess Endings

5) Chess Praxis by Nimozwitch


1) Art of Attack in Chess by Victor Vukovic

2) My 60 Memorable Games by Bobby Fischer

3) One Hundred Selected Games by Botnnivik

4) Understanding Chess Move by Move by Nunn


1) How to Reassess Your Chess by J. Silman

2) Fire On Board by Alexei Shirov

3) Fundamental Chess Endings
by Mueller

4) Improve your Chess Now By Johnathan Tillman

5) Dvoretsky’s Analytical Manual by Dvoretsky

6) The Road to Chess Improvement by Yermolinsky

7) Zurich International Chess Tournament, 1953

8. Dvoretsky’s Endgame Manual by Dvoretsky

9) My System by Nimzowitch

11) Think Like a Grandmaster by Kotov