3 chess books during confinement!

Mortsubite

Hi all,

So here I am, confined for the last 9 days and probably for the next 2 or 3 weeks. Maybe your in the same case? Maybe you will? Thanks Covid sad.png !
A random thought (like many at the moment) crossed my mind:

In confinement, what would be your 3 favourites chess books to read ?


For me, it has to be a light but insightfull/fun read that doesn't require too much work (or else i'd get chess burnout) like Dvoretskys endgame manual but stays usefull and instructive.

My picks:

.Van Perlo's Endgame tactics: huge book that's fun to read with amazing endgame puzzles
.The Mammoth book of chess by Burgess and Graham: There a many game collection books that are fun reads and instructive. I like the anecdotes in this one and the different areas and varieties of players presented!
.Perfect your chess by Volokitin: Quite hard puzzle book but the examples are beautiful

This situation reminds me of the novel from Stefan Zweig where one of the protagonist is locked in prison and has as only companion a tactic chess book...

Stay safe!

m_connors
Mortsubite wrote:

Hi all,

So here I am, confined for the last 9 days and probably for the next 2 or 3 weeks. Maybe your in the same case? Maybe you will? Thanks Covid !
A random thought (like many at the moment) crossed my mind:

In confinement, what would be your 3 favourites chess books to read ?


For me, it has to be a light but insightfull/fun read that doesn't require too much work (or else i'd get chess burnout) like Dvoretskys endgame manual but stays usefull and instructive.

My picks:

.Van Perlo's Endgame tactics: huge book that's fun to read with amazing endgame puzzles
.The Mammoth book of chess by Burgess and Graham: There a many game collection books that are fun reads and instructive. I like the anecdotes in this one and the different areas and varieties of players presented!
.Perfect your chess by Volokitin: Quite hard puzzle book but the examples are beautiful

 

This situation reminds me of the novel from Stefan Zweig where one of the protagonist is locked in prison and has as only companion a tactic chess book...

Stay safe!

Really enjoy the writing style of GM Yasser Seirawan. My favourite books by him are the ones for beginners, Play Winning Chess (where he talks about how bad he was when he first started playing the game), and Winning Chess Openings. He has several others, but those are nice easy reads.

Then a good puzzles book or two. Stay safe, stay well . . .

kindaspongey
Mortsubite wrote:

… The Mammoth book of chess by Burgess and Graham: There a many game collection books that are fun reads and instructive. I like the anecdotes in this one and the different areas and varieties of players presented!

Do you perhaps mean The Mammoth Book of Chess Games? If not, perhaps that would also interest you.

Mortsubite
kindaspongey wrote:
Mortsubite wrote:

… The Mammoth book of chess by Burgess and Graham: There a many game collection books that are fun reads and instructive. I like the anecdotes in this one and the different areas and varieties of players presented!

Do you perhaps mean The Mammoth Book of Chess Games? If not, perhaps that would also interest you.

I mean this one happy.png

Amazon.fr - The Mammoth Book of the World's Greatest Chess Games ...

Mortsubite
m_connors wrote:
 

Really enjoy the writing style of GM Yasser Seirawan. My favourite books by him are the ones for beginners, Play Winning Chess (where he talks about how bad he was when he first started playing the game), and Winning Chess Openings. He has several others, but those are nice easy reads.

Great choice, i have winning chess brilliancies which excellent!

KineticPawn

Only 3 books

Silman's complete Endgame 

Reassess Your Chess by Silman

Zurich 1953 by Bronstein 

OldPatzerMike

100 Endgames You Must Know, mainly because it’s the book I’m studying right now.

How to Play Chess Endgames by Karsten Müller, because I started it and temporarily set it aside until I finish de la Villa.

Zurich 1953, because it’s my favorite chess book. So many great games, and Bronstein’s annotations are both instructive and entertaining.

theendgame3
Mortsubite wrote:
kindaspongey wrote:
Mortsubite wrote:

… The Mammoth book of chess by Burgess and Graham: There a many game collection books that are fun reads and instructive. I like the anecdotes in this one and the different areas and varieties of players presented!

Do you perhaps mean The Mammoth Book of Chess Games? If not, perhaps that would also interest you.

I mean this one

 

One of my favourite books. I have played thru it 3 times already and I'm actually playing through it each day now with my two boards. I love a break from live chess on here and to actually moves pieces by hand.

 

bong711

1. Chess Informant Best 1000 Games

2. Creative Chess Strategy

I think I cant finish these two. The first book is my favorite as my instincts and intuition really improves. 

RussBell

The following are targeted to the improving chess amateur.....not "heavy", but very instructive....

Important tactical and strategic ideas presented in puzzle format.....good mini lessons:

Chess Training Pocket Book: 300 Most Important Positions and Ideas by Lev Alburt

Introduction to the most important endgame fundamentals every player should learn:

Pandolfini's Endgame Course or/and Endgame Workshop by Bruce Pandolfini

Introduction to positional-strategic chess concepts and techniques....take your game to the next level:

Weapons of Chess by Bruce Pandolfini

Otherwise, choose three from here that strike your fancy:

Good Chess Books for Beginners and Beyond...

https://www.chess.com/blog/RussBell/good-chess-books-for-beginners-and-beyond

gavinw

Silman's complete Endgame 

Van Perlo's Endgame Tactics

The New in Chess book of chess improvement