Originally posted by BoardReaderThe Art of Attack is a classic. Mikhail Tal's account of his world championship match with Botvinnik is a good read. He worked as a journalist and so is a good writer.
- "Art of Attack in Chess by Vukovic."
I think I've read this one. Pretty good book.
Few books I might invest in - just trying to get my level up and think better than I am lol
Originally posted by jarraschOk, the reviewers are a little more eloquent than I but I'll add my personal experience with the book.
why is that book of annotated games so special?
tell us a few words please.
convince us to get that book
Originally posted by vendaGreenpawn34 can find this. I would bet on it.
I once had a book called the chess player's bedside book.
Among other things it included various game examples one of which was a game where a queen sac led to a king walk across the board diagonally until the checkmate.
I can't find the damn thing now so I suspect it mistakenly went to a charity shop in one of our clear outs.
I've looked under the bed!!
Anyone know the game?
It must be famous and I'd love to see it again
Originally posted by Paul LeggettI don't suppose there were any of his CC games in there were there? I read some annotations online a few years ago that suggested he played more sharply than he liked to OTB.
My current favorite is Grandmaster Chess Strategy, which is a well-annotated selection of GM Ulf Andersson's strategic masterpieces.
I have learned ideas that I have been able to directly incorporate into my OTB game play. A very well-written, eye-opening book.
Originally posted by SPswindlerI quite liked Calypso Chess book too. I had for a couple of years before selling it off cheap at the club before I moved house the year before last. Reading it encouraged me to try a few Elephant Gambit games on here and then OTB.
Ok, the reviewers are a little more eloquent than I but I'll add my personal experience with the book.
Calypso Chess is a rare chess book in the fact that it's very relatable yet has a high quality. Openings selected are constantly seen at our level (Morra Gambit, Urusov Gambit, offbeat Dutch setups etc) that wont make it into a GM book. Its a book abo ...[text shortened]... ly some dry ones that never get finished, and its fun to read a book packed with exciting games.
Originally posted by RagwortInterestingly, this is what our chess friend Greenpawn wrote about it:
My two all time favourite books which I did not sell on are: The Chess Mind by Gerald Abrahams. I first had this as a teenager but only came to appreciate it later. The long winded mostly tactical variations that accompany each diagram are a challenge if bedtime reading, but working through them all on a board worth the effort. Many of his arguments about master play I later saw repeated in John Watson's Secrets of chess strategy.