Move over Bobby Fisher. Improve upon your game of chess with this diverse selection of chess books. Read about how to win in as few moves as possible and learn from the grandmasters including Fisher, Kasparov and Emanual Lasker. Or, read Stefan Zweig's The Royal Game, considered by many to be one of the best stories ever written about the game of chess.

World Champion Tactics

Leonid Shamkovich & Eric Schiller

World Champion Tactics

Learn how the champions used their entire arsenal of tactical weapons to bring opponents to their knees. Packed with fascinating strategems, 50 annotated games, and more than 200 diagrams, players learn the thinking and game plan behind the moves of the champions.

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Logical Chess: Move By Move

Irving Chernev

Logical Chess: Move By Move

In this much-loved classic, Irving Chernev explains 33 complete games in detail, by explaining to the reader reasons for every single move. Playing through these games and explanations gives real insight into the power of the pieces and how to post them most effectively.

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Garry Kasparov On Fischer: My Great Predeccessors

Garry Kasparov

Garry Kasparov On Fischer

This book brings together the two greatest names in the history of chess. The author, Garry Kasparov, is the world number one, and by common consent, the greatest player ever. The subject of the book, Bobby Fischer, is the only American to have become world champion.

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Mammoth Book of the World's Greatest Chess Games

Graham Burgess

Mammoth Book of the World's Greatest Chess Games

Here are the 112 greatest chess games of all time - selected, analyzed, re-evaluated and explained by a team of British experts and illustrated with more than 900 diagrams. Join the authors in studying the successes of two centuries of international chess.

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Improve Your Positional Chess

Carsten Hansen

Improve Your Positional Chess

Throughout a game of chess, the players must constantly make judgements and decisions that cannot be determined simply by calculation. They must then rely on their positional judgement. Good positional skills are primarily developed by experience, but they can also be learnt.

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Simple Checkmates

A.J. Gilliam

Simple Checkmates

Here is the classic guide to winning chess for beginners. Recommended by chess coaches the world over, it presents a wide-range of specific chess positions and asks the reader to find the next move or series of moves that lead to checkmate.

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The Chess Player's Bible: Illustrated Strategies

James Eade

The Chess Player's Bible: Illustrated Strategies

Master the ancient art of chess, the game of kings. Learn the key techniques and classic moves of the chess masters, including basic and advanced tactics, combinations, sacrifices, and pawn structures. This unique visual guide is arranged so that you can quickly identify your problem and locate the appropriate solution.

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Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess

Bobby Fisher

Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess

Learn to think the same way Bobby does. This is the secret. You will be put in increasingly complex situations where you will be required to think and move the way Bobby Fischer does. You'll be a better player after you take Bobby Fischer's Chess Course. It works.

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The Royal Game

Stefan Zweig

The Royal Game

The Royal Game crackles with suspense; it is the story of a man who outwits the Gestapo and finds the courage to go on living. Whilst in prison, he finds sanctuary in "imaginary" chess, but later on engages in a confrontation with the chess prodigy of the day.

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Manual of Chess

Emanuel Lasker

Manual of Chess

Lasker was World Champion from 1894 to 1921 and an excellent writer. The chapter on position play is particularly good. Lasker was also a philosopher and shares his thinking throughout the book.

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