Originally posted by zebano
And how many of them have you read?
I will have to confirm when I get home, but I believe that I own
3 endgame books
6 middlegame books
5 biographies (Fischer, Tal, Keres and Bronstein, Purdy)
1 tournament book (Zurich 1953)
9 opening books (1 is ECO, the rest specificic to particular openings)
Of them I have read
2.5 endgame books (St ...[text shortened]... them all someday =) but when I see chess books at the used bookstore, I just can't pass it up.
Lat time i counted, i owned close to 300.
Plus software, and chess magazines, etc.
Just sold 16 of my books on ebay.
Most of the books are for collection, or reference purpose.
Reading Isreal Gellers Positional Handbook right now.
Also reading Mednis-how to beat Bobby Fischer. I have a cd with 2.5 million games, and i look up the fischer games, and play through them, as i read the book. Works faster then using a board.