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  1. Standard member chessisvanity
    THE BISHOP GOD
    23 Jul '07 03:55
    By far it's "500 master games of Chess" by Tartakower and J.Du Mont

    Enough said.
  2. 23 Jul '07 05:15
    classic books that i've come across, josh waitzkin attacking chess, an agressive way to tactics. pawn structure by andrew soltis, boring as hell but well worth the points in this book, a new age classic jeremy silmans complete guide to endgames, logical chess move by move is my new best favorite a must read. another book that no beginner should go without reading is weapons of chess by bruce pandolfini.
  3. 23 Jul '07 13:19
    Depending how you look at it, if it's a book I've had for a long time and continue to use/refer to frequently I would say Practical Chess Endings by Paul Keres. From the entertainment point of view, I'd say The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal.
  4. 23 Jul '07 14:09
    I've heard good things about Biliguer's Handbuch, wish they'd reprint the last edition. In English.
  5. 23 Jul '07 17:43
    The best chessbook is the one that you have not read. After you think you have read enough books a guy ranked 1500 hammers you in online chess. Now you wake up. Its not what you have read but its what you can apply in a given situation.
  6. Standard member chessisvanity
    THE BISHOP GOD
    23 Jul '07 19:56
    ain't that the truth.
  7. 23 Jul '07 19:59
    I want the book this guy uses: User 292881
  8. 23 Jul '07 20:13
    Originally posted by pawnhandler
    I want the book this guy uses: User 292881
    he's probably using "how to use fritz or rybka etc. efficiently for analysis" or something like that.
  9. Standard member chessisvanity
    THE BISHOP GOD
    23 Jul '07 20:15
    i think alot of people "ask" computers for a move. but they are only fooling themselves...and as a result they look pathetic at the money tables in the park.
  10. Standard member chessisvanity
    THE BISHOP GOD
    23 Jul '07 20:35
    not that my uscf 1348 rating scares the blitz guys......but my 1348 is all me baby!!
  11. Standard member irontigran
    Rob Scheider is..
    23 Jul '07 20:42
    Originally posted by chessisvanity
    not that my uscf 1348 rating scares the blitz guys......but my 1348 is all me baby!!
    i still cant figgure how to get in their website..
  12. 23 Jul '07 22:41
    Quite instructive and readable is "Mastering Chess: A Course in 21 Lessons", by IM Danny Kopec, et. al.

    Back in the 1980's, I knew of a Senior Master who used that book as the textbook for his chess lessons.

    A relatively unknown gem is "The Logical Approach to Chess" by GM Max Euwe, et. al.

    Another classic (IMO) is "Point Count Chess" by Al Horowitz and Geoffrey Mott-Smith.
  13. Standard member chessisvanity
    THE BISHOP GOD
    24 Jul '07 00:02
    nobody likes "500 master games of chess"??
  14. 24 Jul '07 16:45
    Originally posted by chessisvanity
    nobody likes "500 master games of chess"??
    "500 Master Games of Chess" is a great book! Virtually all of the great games played prior to WWII are in the book!
  15. 24 Jul '07 19:22
    No single chess book can adequately cover all aspects of chess, however, here are some of the best I've read:

    Collections:

    Bobby Fischer: My 60 Games
    V.V. Smyslov: My Best Games of Chess
    Irving Chernev: Capablanca's Best Chess Endings
    Hans Kmoch: Rubinstein's Chess Masterpieces
    A. Alekhine: My Best Games Vol. I & II


    Instruction:

    Aaron Nimzowitsch: My System
    Aaron Nimzowitsh: Chess Praxis
    Richard Reti: New Ideas in Chess
    Paul Keres and Alexander Kotov: The Art of the Middle Game in Chess
    Max Euwe: The Middle Game, Vol. I & II
    Yuri Averbakh: Chess Tactics for Advanced Players
    Ludek Pachman: The Middle Game, Vol. I, II & III
    Endgame:

    J. Ban: The Tactics of Endgames
    V. Smyslov and G. Levenfisch: Rook Endings

    Tournaments:

    A. Alekhine: New York, 1924
    D. Bronstein: Zurich, 1954