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Bobby Fischer, Magnus Carlsen, Garry Kasparov, Judith Polgar, Anatoli Karpov, Fabiano Caruana, Paul Morphy, Raul Capablanca, Mikhail Tal, Alexander Alekhine… The game of chess produced so many great players, it’s impossible to name them all. Or maybe it’s fair to say these players shaped the game to how it is nowadays. With their originality, colourful behaviour, specific playing style, epic matches, and last but not least quality moves and games, one could certainly say that ‘the players make the game’. Great players from the past and present, from all different nationalities. World champions and world class players, who put their mark on chess in many different ways. This category of chess books both contains publications about these players and books by these players. Game collections and biographies as well as methods created by these world class players to learn how to play chess from the very best teachers. A wide variety of classics such as Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess, Strike like Judith!, My 60 Memorable Games, Life & Games of Mikhail Tal, My Great Predecessors, and many, many more. Especially interesting for those who are not only interested in the moves, but also in the personalities and history of these icons of the game.



The Rise And Fall Of David Bronstein - Sosonko, Genna, Kasparov, Garry
2017 Elk and Ruby Publishing House The Rise And Fall Of David Bronstein-Sosonko, Genna Kasparov, Garry

The Soviet Grandmaster David Bronstein is considered one of the best chess players who never became world champion. In 1951 he lost the world championship match against Botvinnik in a very close affair. This defeat had a great impact on his chess career and his life. Author Genna Sosonko knew Bronstein well, and great parts of the book are based on conversations between the two. This page-turner tells the amazing tale of Bronstein with pace, a touch of humor, and openness.
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Fabiano Caruana: His Amazing Story And His Most Instructive Chess Games - Kalinin, Alexander
2018 New In Chess Fabiano Caruana: His Amazing Story And His Most Instructive Chess Games-Kalinin, Alexander

The challenger of Carlsen, the American Fabiano Caruana, is a relatively new star in the chess world. Therefore not many books have been written (yet) about him. Fabiano Caruana: His Amazing Story And His Most Instructive Games does exactly what the title promises: the book tells the tale of the life of 'Fabi' as a chess player so far, from his quick rise till his win of the Candidates in 2018. Highlights like his 2014 win in St. Louis (with a score of 8,5/10!) are examined in detail.
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My 60 Memorable Games: Chess Tactics, Chess Strategies With Bobby Fischer - Fischer, Bobby
2009 Batsford My 60 Memorable Games: Chess Tactics, Chess Strategies With Bobby Fischer-Fischer, Bobby

My 60 Memorable Games probably is the best-known game collection out there. The first edition of the book was published in 1969 and since then has been revised three times, the last time in 2008. It contains the 60 most interesting (or best) games of Fischer in the years 1957 till 1967. In this ten years, Fischer lays the foundation for his world championship in 1972. The book contains masterpieces against the other greats of the game e.g. Petrosian, Tal, Euwe, Botvinnik, Najdorf, Smyslov, and Larsen.
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Strike Like Judit!: The Winning Tactics Of Chess Legend Judit Polgar - Hertan, Charles
2018 New In Chess Strike Like Judit!: The Winning Tactics Of Chess Legend Judit Polgar-Hertan, Charles

Judit Polgar is best female player of all time. Not only that, in 1991 she became the youngest Grandmaster at the age of 15, thereby eclipsing the record of Bobby Fisher. Later on she was competing with the very best and she defeated other greats like Boris Spassky, Gary Kasparov, Anatoly Karpov, Viswanathan Anand, and Magnus Carlsen. This book consists mainly of tactical puzzles from Judit's own games, with extraordinary ideas that will help you become even more enthusiastic about the game and more original in your play.
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Endgame Virtuoso Magnus Carlsen: His Extraordinary Skills Uncovered And Explained - Karolyi, Tibor
2018 New In Chess Endgame Virtuoso Magnus Carlsen: His Extraordinary Skills Uncovered And Explained-Karolyi, Tibor

Endgame Virtuoso Magnus Carlsen: His Extraordinary Skills Uncovered and Explained. The title reveals a lot: this book is about the endgame technique of the world champion. The author shows the most interesting and instructive endgames of Carlsen, in chronological order. It carefully shows the long-term plans and how Carlsen patiently reaches his goals, as he improves the position little by little. By the way, if one likes to study only a certain type of endgame of Magnus, one will find a clear list at the end of the book.
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Life & Games Of Mikhail Tal - Tal, Mikhail
1997 Everyman Chess Life & Games Of Mikhail Tal-Tal, Mikhail

Another true classic in the long list of chess books. Mikhail Tal is regarded as a chess genius and the best attacking player of all time. Unpredictable, risky, brilliant, sacrificial, and bold are some of the keywords that may describe his game. As the title suggests this book contains both his best games and the highlights and low points of the interesting life of the 'Magician from Riga'. The book contains about 100 of his games, with annotations by the master himself.
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Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess - Fischer, Bobby, Margulies, Stuart, Mosenfelder, Don
1982 Bantam Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess-Fischer, Bobby Margulies, Stuart Mosenfelder, Don

A classic, a standard work, and arguably the best way to learn a bit more than just the rules of chess. Who can teach the game better than the best - or certainly one of the best - players ever? In his foreword, Fishers writes that this book does two things for you. First, it will teach you to analyze chess problems better. Second, it will teach you the themes to look for, so that you can find the right move fairly quickly, sometimes even in a few seconds.
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Technical Decision Making In Chess - Gelfand, Boris, Aagaard, Jacob
2021 Quality Chess Technical Decision Making In Chess-Gelfand, Boris Aagaard, Jacob

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Edgard Colle: Caissa's Wounded Warrior - Kingston, Taylor, Soltis, Andy
2021 Russell Enterprises, Inc. Edgard Colle: Caissa's Wounded Warrior-Kingston, Taylor Soltis, Andy

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Magnus Carlsen's Most Instructive Games (chess World Champions) - Kravtsiv, Martyn, Burgess, Graham
2021 Gambit Publications Magnus Carlsen's Most Instructive Games (chess World Champions)-Kravtsiv, Martyn Burgess, Graham

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Garry Kasparov On My Great Predecessors: Part 5 - Kasparov, Garry
2021 Everyman Chess Garry Kasparov On My Great Predecessors: Part 5-Kasparov, Garry

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Bobby Fischer And His World - John Donaldson
2020 Silman-James Press Bobby Fischer And His World-John Donaldson

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Magnus Carlsen: 60 Memorable Games - Soltis, Andrew
2020 Batsford Magnus Carlsen: 60 Memorable Games-Soltis, Andrew

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Magnus Wins With Black - Franco, Zenon
2020 Elk and Ruby Publishing House Magnus Wins With Black-Franco, Zenon

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Coaching Kasparov, Year By Year And Move By Move, Volume I: The Whizz-kid (1973-1981) - Nikitin, Alexander
2019 Elk and Ruby Publishing House Coaching Kasparov, Year By Year And Move By Move, Volume I: The Whizz-kid (1973-1981)-Nikitin, Alexander

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Chess Games Of Ray Haines: Forward By Ray Haines - Sawyer, Tim, Haines, Ray
2019 Independently Chess Games Of Ray Haines: Forward By Ray Haines-Sawyer, Tim Haines, Ray

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Play Like A World Champion: Magnus Carlsen - Jordan, Fm Bill
2019 Independently Play Like A World Champion: Magnus Carlsen-Jordan, Fm Bill

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Play Like A World Champion: Vishy Anand - Jordan, Fm Bill
2019 Independently Play Like A World Champion: Vishy Anand-Jordan, Fm Bill

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Play Like A World Champion: Garry Kasparov - Jordan, Fm Bill
2019 Independently Play Like A World Champion: Garry Kasparov-Jordan, Fm Bill

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Play Like A World Champion: Anatoly Karpov - Jordan, Fm Bill
2019 Independently Play Like A World Champion: Anatoly Karpov-Jordan, Fm Bill

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Play Like A World Champion: Bobby Fischer - Jordan, Fm Bill
2019 Independently Play Like A World Champion: Bobby Fischer-Jordan, Fm Bill

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Play Like A World Champion: Mikhail Botvinnik - Jordan, Fm Bill
2019 Independently Play Like A World Champion: Mikhail Botvinnik-Jordan, Fm Bill

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Play Like A World Champion: Boris Spassky - Jordan, Fm Bill
2019 Independently Play Like A World Champion: Boris Spassky-Jordan, Fm Bill

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Play Like A World Champion: Mikhail Tal - Jordan, Fm Bill
2019 Independently Play Like A World Champion: Mikhail Tal-Jordan, Fm Bill

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Play Like A World Champion: Vasily Smyslov - Jordan, Fm Bill
2019 Independently Play Like A World Champion: Vasily Smyslov-Jordan, Fm Bill

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Play Like A World Champion: José Raúl Capablanca - Jordan, Fm Bill
2019 Independently Play Like A World Champion: José Raúl Capablanca-Jordan, Fm Bill

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Play Like A World Champion: Tigran Petrosian - Jordan, Fm Bill
2019 Independently Play Like A World Champion: Tigran Petrosian-Jordan, Fm Bill

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Play Like A World Champion: Max Euwe - Jordan, Fm Bill
2019 Independently Play Like A World Champion: Max Euwe-Jordan, Fm Bill

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Play Like A World Champion: Vladimir Kramnik - Jordan, Fm Bill
2019 Play Like A World Champion: Vladimir Kramnik-Jordan, Fm Bill

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Play Like A World Champion: Emanuel Lasker - Jordan, Fm Bill
2019 Independently Play Like A World Champion: Emanuel Lasker-Jordan, Fm Bill

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Play Like A World Champion: Alexander Alekhine - Jordan, Fm Bill
2019 Independently Play Like A World Champion: Alexander Alekhine-Jordan, Fm Bill

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Kings Of The Chessboard - Van Der Sterren, Paul
2019 Thinkers Publishing Kings Of The Chessboard-Van Der Sterren, Paul

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Play Like A World Champion: Wilhelm Steinitz - Jordan, Fm Bill
2019 Independently Play Like A World Champion: Wilhelm Steinitz-Jordan, Fm Bill

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200 Open Games: Bronstein's Play-by-play Account Of His 200 Most Memorable Games - Bronstein, David, Booth, Philip J, Sloan, Sam
2019 Ishi Press 200 Open Games: Bronstein's Play-by-play Account Of His 200 Most Memorable Games-Bronstein, David Booth, Philip J Sloan, Sam

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Play Like A World Champion: Magnus Carlsen - Jordan, Fm Bill
2019 Play Like A World Champion: Magnus Carlsen-Jordan, Fm Bill

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Play Like A World Champion: Garry Kasparov - Jordan, Fm Bill
2019 Play Like A World Champion: Garry Kasparov-Jordan, Fm Bill

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Play Like A World Champion: Vishy Anand - Jordan, Fm Bill
2019 Play Like A World Champion: Vishy Anand-Jordan, Fm Bill

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Play Like A World Champion: Bobby Fischer - Jordan, Fm Bill
2019 Play Like A World Champion: Bobby Fischer-Jordan, Fm Bill

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Coaching The Chess Stars - Tukmakov, Vladimir
2019 Thinkers Publishing Coaching The Chess Stars-Tukmakov, Vladimir

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Play Like A World Champion: Anatoly Karpov - Jordan, Fm Bill
2019 Play Like A World Champion: Anatoly Karpov-Jordan, Fm Bill

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Devoted To Chess: The Creative Heritage Of Yuri Razuvaev - Razuvaev, Yuri, Kramnik, Vladimir, Postovsky, Boris
2019 New In Chess Devoted To Chess: The Creative Heritage Of Yuri Razuvaev-Razuvaev, Yuri Kramnik, Vladimir Postovsky, Boris

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Play Like A World Champion: Tigran Petrosian - Jordan, Fm Bill
2019 Play Like A World Champion: Tigran Petrosian-Jordan, Fm Bill

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Gata Kamsky - Chess Gamer Volume 1: Awakening 1989-1996 (chess Gamer, 1) - Kamsky, Gata
2019 Thinkers Publishing Gata Kamsky - Chess Gamer Volume 1: Awakening 1989-1996 (chess Gamer, 1)-Kamsky, Gata

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My Magic Years With Topalov - Edouard, Romain
2019 Thinkers Publishing My Magic Years With Topalov-Edouard, Romain

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Learn From Michal Krasenkow - Krasenkow, Michal
2019 Thinkers Publishing Learn From Michal Krasenkow-Krasenkow, Michal

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Think And Play Like Robert Fisher: 3rd Workbook To 60 Memorable Games. Games 41-60 - Popolitov, Vladlen
2019 Think And Play Like Robert Fisher: 3rd Workbook To 60 Memorable Games. Games 41-60-Popolitov, Vladlen

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Think And Play Like Robert Fisher: 1st Workbook To 60 Memorable Games. Games 1-20 - Popolitov, Vladlen
2019 Think And Play Like Robert Fisher: 1st Workbook To 60 Memorable Games. Games 1-20-Popolitov, Vladlen

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Think And Play Like Robert Fisher: 2nd Workbook To 60 Memorable Games. Games 21-40 - Popolitov, Vladlen
2019 Think And Play Like Robert Fisher: 2nd Workbook To 60 Memorable Games. Games 21-40-Popolitov, Vladlen

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Chess Hacker: Andrew Martin - Long, Robert Basil, Martin, Andrew David
2019 Thinkers' Press, Inc Chess Hacker: Andrew Martin-Long, Robert Basil Martin, Andrew David

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Emanuel Lasker: A Reader - Kingston, Taylor, Soltis, Andy
2019 Russell Enterprises, Inc. Emanuel Lasker: A Reader-Kingston, Taylor Soltis, Andy

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