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  1. 15 Jan '08 13:52
    Which books about chess do you recommend for entertainment/pleasure? At the end of the day, sometimes I don't want to study chess, but I'd like to read about it. Something along the lines of great matches or people? Any good books out there on Fischer vs. Spassky '72?
  2. 15 Jan '08 13:58
    The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal is incredibly amusing. The background he gives not only to his moves, the psychology of the games and his life experiences make it a great read even if you don't play through the games.
  3. 15 Jan '08 14:05
    Originally posted by zebano
    The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal is incredibly amusing. The background he gives not only to his moves, the psychology of the games and his life experiences make it a great read even if you don't play through the games.
    Really, a great reading.

    I also like the Eduard Gufeld's book, which I've read in spanish, "Mi Mona Lisa en Ajedrez", or something like it.

    I've searched the google for the english title, and got into "The Search for Mona Lisa". Not sure if it's the same book. But, if it is, I strongly recommend as a very pleasant reading.
  4. Standard member HandyAndy
    Non sum qualis eram
    15 Jan '08 14:25
    The Immortal Game by David Shenk
  5. 15 Jan '08 14:33
    Child of Change: The Autobiography of Garry Kasparov
    Karpov on Karpov, by Anatoly Karpov
    Chess is My Life, by Victor Korchnoi
    The Defense, by Vladimir Nabakov
  6. Standard member JonathanB of London
    Curb Your Enthusiasm
    15 Jan '08 15:05
    Bareev's recent book:-

    From London to Elista.

    It's choc full of analysis of all the games from Kramnik's World Title matches against Kasparov, Leko and Topalov.

    I haven't played through any of that, though. Much more interesting to me is Bareev's behind the scenes account of being Kramnik's second.