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My favorite chess books (by levels and topics)

tmhasfun
Dec 10, 2013, 10:50 AM 0

My favorite chess books (by levels and topics)


General

Beginner

  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Chess, by Patrick Wolff
  • The Chess Player's Bible, by James Eade

Intermediate

  • Comprehensive Chess Course vol.2, by Roman Pelts and Lev Alburt

Advanced

  • Think Like A Grandmaster, by Alexander Kotov

 

Opening

Beginner


Intermediate

  • FCO - Fundamental Chess Openings, by Paul Van Der Sterren

Advanced

 

Tactics

Beginner


Intermediate

  • Chess Tactics from Scratch: Understanding Chess Tactics, by Martin Weteschnik
  • Chess Training Pocket Book: 300 Most Important Positions and Ideas, by Lev Alburt

Advanced

  • Art of Attack in Chess, by Vladimir Vukovic


Strategy

Beginner

Intermediate

  • Simple Chess: New Algebraic Edition, by Michael Stean
  • Complete Chess Strategy (vols.1-3), by Ludek Pachman

Advanced

  • My System, by Aron Nimzowitsch
  • How to Reassess Your Chess: Chess Mastery Through Chess Imbalances, by Jeremy Silman

 

Endgame and mate

Beginner

  • Basic Checkmate Patterns, by Torsten B. Mattsson
  • Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess, by Bobby Fischer


Intermediate

  • Silman's Complete Endgame Course: From Beginner To Master, by Jeremy Silman
  • Chess: 5334 Problems, Combinations, and Games, by Laszlo Polgar

 
Advanced

  • Dvoretsky’s Endgame Manual, by Mark Dvoretsky

 

Game Collections

Beginner

  • Logical Chess: Move by Move, by Irving Chernev

Intermediate

  • The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played, by Irving Chernev
  • My Best Games of Chess: 1908-1937, by Alexander Alekhine

Advanced

  • My 60 Memorable Games Paperback, by Bobby Fischer
  • Zurich International Chess Tournament, 1953, by David Bronstein

 

 

 

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