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  1. 08 Dec '06 22:31 / 1 edit
    I am looking for suggestions for which book to buy. I am interested in annotated games by masters, but only with "word comments" (not just (+/-) symbols or computer analysis).
  2. 09 Dec '06 02:48
    Originally posted by Golub
    I am looking for suggestions for which book to buy. I am interested in annotated games by masters, but only with "word comments" (not just (+/-) symbols or computer analysis).
    The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal.
  3. 09 Dec '06 02:52
    I would say "Chess is my Life" by Viktor Korchnoi
  4. 09 Dec '06 02:53
    Originally posted by JDChess
    I would say "Chess is my Life" by Viktor Korchnoi
    Sorry, my answer was right, yours is wrong. Korchnoi is a moody old man.
  5. 09 Dec '06 02:58
    Originally posted by cmsMaster
    Sorry, my answer was right, yours is wrong. Korchnoi is a moody old man.
    Ha! Yeah I won't deny that, but my personal feelings for him notwithstanding they are clearly annotated games.
  6. 09 Dec '06 23:16
    Originally posted by Golub
    I am looking for suggestions for which book to buy. I am interested in annotated games by masters, but only with "word comments" (not just (+/-) symbols or computer analysis).
    I don't know your rating, so I'll make some suggestions by rating:

    up to 1400: "Logical Chess: Move by Move" by Irving Chernev
    1400-1600: "Understanding Chess Move by Move" by GM John Nunn
    1600+ : "My Sixty Memorable Games" by World Champion Bobby Fischer
  7. 09 Dec '06 23:42
    The Mammoth Book of Chess

    The Mammoth Book of Chess by Graham Burgess and John Nunn (Paperback - Jun 2000)
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    Used & new from $4.58

    Great book. Well annotated. Inexpensive. I'm sure you'll enjoy.
  8. Donation !~TONY~!
    1...c5!
    10 Dec '06 06:17
    How has noone mentioned "Zurich International Chess Tournament, 1953". Probably one of the best books ever written.
  9. 10 Dec '06 06:18 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by !~TONY~!
    How has noone mentioned "Zurich International Chess Tournament, 1953". Probably one of the best books ever written.
    I thought someone had actually, I think I got this confused with a thread in the "Analysis" forum - I've never seen the book, but I hear it's great.

    BTW Tony: I was at CWRU today . Rather around it, and outside the campus, not really visiting or anything.
  10. Standard member HomerJSimpson
    Renouned Grob Killer
    11 Dec '06 04:05
    "Understanding Chess Move by Move" by John Nunn
  11. 11 Dec '06 10:40 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by gaychessplayer
    I don't know your rating, so I'll make some suggestions by rating:

    up to 1400: "Logical Chess: Move by Move" by Irving Chernev
    1400-1600: "Understanding Chess Move by Move" by GM John Nunn
    1600+ : "My Sixty Memorable Games" by World Champion Bobby Fischer
    1600+ : "My Sixty Memorable Games" by World Champion Bobby Fischer[/b]

    I found this one only with the old notation...Is it written also with new notation?

    1400-1600: "Understanding Chess Move by Move" by GM John Nunn

    About this one I saw an adverticement saying it is recomended for 1600-2300 players...you sure it should be for up to 1600 players ?
  12. 11 Dec '06 12:36
    Originally posted by !~TONY~!
    How has noone mentioned "Zurich International Chess Tournament, 1953". Probably one of the best books ever written.
    I will second that recomendation. Great book, but it will take time to work through and understand. An easier read, but of lesser value is Chess: The Art of Logical Thinking by GM Neil McDonald.
  13. 11 Dec '06 19:44
    Try "500 Master Games of Chess," by Tartakower and DuMont.