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

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 - Alexander Kalinin
2018 New In Chess Fabiano Caruana: His Amazing Story And His Most Instructive Chess Games-Alexander Kalinin

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 - Bobby Fischer
2009 Batsford My 60 Memorable Games-Bobby Fischer

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 - Charles Hertan
2018 New In Chess Strike Like Judit!: The Winning Tactics Of Chess Legend Judit Polgar-Charles Hertan

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 - Tibor Karolyi
2018 New In Chess Endgame Virtuoso Magnus Carlsen: His Extraordinary Skills Uncovered And Explained-Tibor Karolyi

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 - Mikhail Tal
1997 Everyman Chess Life & Games Of Mikhail Tal-Mikhail Tal

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 - Bobby Fischer, Stuart Margulies, Don Mosenfelder
1982 Bantam Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess-Bobby Fischer Stuart Margulies Don Mosenfelder

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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Chess Bitch: Women In The Ultimate Intellectual Sport - Jennifer Shahade
2005 Siles Pr Chess Bitch: Women In The Ultimate Intellectual Sport-Jennifer Shahade

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Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess - Bobby Fischer, Stuart Margulies, Donn Mosenfelder
2010 Ishi Press Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess-Bobby Fischer Stuart Margulies Donn Mosenfelder

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Morphy: Move By Move - Zenón Franco
2016 Everyman Chess Morphy: Move By Move-Zenón Franco

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Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess - Bobby Fischer
2008 Paw Prints 2008-06-26 Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess-Bobby Fischer

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Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess -
0000 Third Millennium Press Ltd. Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess-

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Fighting Chess With Magnus Carlsen (progress In Chess) - Adrian Mikhalchishin, Oleg Stetsko
2012 Edition Olms Fighting Chess With Magnus Carlsen (progress In Chess)-Adrian Mikhalchishin Oleg Stetsko

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Fire On Board: Shirov's Best Games - Alexei Shirov
1997 Everyman Chess Fire On Board: Shirov's Best Games-Alexei Shirov

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Garry Kasparov On Garry Kasparov, Part 1: 1973-1985 - Garry Kasparov
2011 Everyman Chess Garry Kasparov On Garry Kasparov, Part 1: 1973-1985-Garry Kasparov

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Checkmate: Bobby Fischer's Boys' Life Columns - Bobby Fischer
2016 Russell Enterprises, Inc. Checkmate: Bobby Fischer's Boys' Life Columns-Bobby Fischer

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Lasker Move By Move - Zenón Franco
2019 Everyman Chess Lasker Move By Move-Zenón Franco

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Alekhine: Move By Move - Steve Giddins
2016 Everyman Chess Alekhine: Move By Move-Steve Giddins

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A World Champion's Guide To Chess: Step-by-step Instructions For Winning Chess The Polgar Way! - Susan Polgar, Paul Truong
2015 Russell Enterprises, Inc. A World Champion's Guide To Chess: Step-by-step Instructions For Winning Chess The Polgar Way!-Susan Polgar Paul Truong

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Kramnik: My Life & Games - Vladimir Kramnik, Iakov Damsky
2000 Everyman Chess Kramnik: My Life & Games-Vladimir Kramnik Iakov Damsky

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Karpov's Strategic Wins 1: The Making Of A Champion: 1961-1985 (volume 1) - Tibor Karolyi
2011 Quality Chess UK LLP Karpov's Strategic Wins 1: The Making Of A Champion: 1961-1985 (volume 1)-Tibor Karolyi

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Caruana - Move By Move - Cyrus Lakdawala
2018 Everyman Chess Caruana - Move By Move-Cyrus Lakdawala

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The Chelyabinsk Meteorite: Selected Games Of Igor Kurnosov - Dmitry Kryakvin
2018 Elk and Ruby Publishing House The Chelyabinsk Meteorite: Selected Games Of Igor Kurnosov-Dmitry Kryakvin

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My System (chess Classics) - Aron Nimzowitsch
2007 Quality Chess My System (chess Classics)-Aron Nimzowitsch

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A. Alekhine: Agony Of A Chess Genius - Pablo Moran
2010 McFarland A. Alekhine: Agony Of A Chess Genius-Pablo Moran

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The Immortal Games Of Capablanca (dover Chess) - Fred Reinfeld
2011 Dover Publications The Immortal Games Of Capablanca (dover Chess)-Fred Reinfeld

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Capablanca's Hundred Best Games Of Chess - Harry Golombek, Julius Du Mont
2015 Ishi Press Capablanca's Hundred Best Games Of Chess-Harry Golombek Julius Du Mont

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Bobby's 60 Games - Volume 4: Illustrated Chess - A Diagram For Every Move. - Tom Gibson
2019 Illustrated Chess Bobby's 60 Games - Volume 4: Illustrated Chess - A Diagram For Every Move.-Tom Gibson

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My Best Games Of Chess, 1908 - 1937 - Alexander Alekhine
2011 Dover Publications My Best Games Of Chess, 1908 - 1937-Alexander Alekhine

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Bobby Fischer: The Career And Complete Games Of The American World Chess Champion - Karsten Mueller
2009 Russell Enterprises, Inc. Bobby Fischer: The Career And Complete Games Of The American World Chess Champion-Karsten Mueller

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Garry Kasparov On Garry Kasparov, Part Ii: 1985-1993 (everyman Chess) - Garry Kasparov
2013 Everyman Chess Garry Kasparov On Garry Kasparov, Part Ii: 1985-1993 (everyman Chess)-Garry Kasparov

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Anand: Move By Move (everyman Chess) - Zenon Franco
2014 Everyman Chess Anand: Move By Move (everyman Chess)-Zenon Franco

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Bobby Fischer Goes To War: How A Lone American Star Defeated The Soviet Chess Machine - David Edmonds, John Eidinow
2005 Ecco Bobby Fischer Goes To War: How A Lone American Star Defeated The Soviet Chess Machine-David Edmonds John Eidinow

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Capablanca's Best Chess Endings: 60 Complete Games - Irving Chernev
1982 Dover Publications Capablanca's Best Chess Endings: 60 Complete Games-Irving Chernev

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Garry Kasparov On Fischer: Garry Kasparov On My Great Predecessors, Part 4 - Garry Kasparov
2005 Everyman Chess Garry Kasparov On Fischer: Garry Kasparov On My Great Predecessors, Part 4-Garry Kasparov

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Bobby Fischer: His Approach To Chess (cadogan Chess Books) - Elie Agur
1992 Everyman Chess Bobby Fischer: His Approach To Chess (cadogan Chess Books)-Elie Agur

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Garry Kasparov On Garry Kasparov, Part Iii: 1993-2005 - Garry Kasparov
2014 Everyman Chess Garry Kasparov On Garry Kasparov, Part Iii: 1993-2005-Garry Kasparov

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Keres: Move By Move (everyman Chess) - Zenón Franco
2017 Everyman Chess Keres: Move By Move (everyman Chess)-Zenón Franco

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Larsen: Move By Move - Cyrus Lakdawala
2015 Everyman Chess Larsen: Move By Move-Cyrus Lakdawala

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Rubinstein: Move By Move - Zenón Franco
2016 Everyman Chess Rubinstein: Move By Move-Zenón Franco

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Taimanov's Selected Games - Mark Taimanov
1996 Everyman Chess Taimanov's Selected Games-Mark Taimanov

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Garry Kasparov On My Great Predecessors, Part 5 (my Great Predecessors Series) - Garry Kasparov
2006 Everyman Chess Garry Kasparov On My Great Predecessors, Part 5 (my Great Predecessors Series)-Garry Kasparov

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Karpov's Strategic Wins 2: The Prime Years: 1986-2010 (volume 2) - Tibor Karolyi
2011 Quality Chess UK LLP Karpov's Strategic Wins 2: The Prime Years: 1986-2010 (volume 2)-Tibor Karolyi

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Garry Kasparov On My Great Predecessors, Part 3 - Garry Kasparov
2004 Everyman Chess Garry Kasparov On My Great Predecessors, Part 3-Garry Kasparov

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The World Champions I Knew - Genna Sosonko
2013 New In Chess,Csi The World Champions I Knew-Genna Sosonko

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Chess Praxis (chess Classics) - Aron Nimzowitsch
2007 Quality Chess Chess Praxis (chess Classics)-Aron Nimzowitsch

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Capablanca: A Compendium Of Games, Notes, Articles, Correspondence, Illustrations And Other Rare Archival Materials On The Cuban Genius Jose Capablanca, 1888-1942 - Edward Winter
2011 McFarland & Company Capablanca: A Compendium Of Games, Notes, Articles, Correspondence, Illustrations And Other Rare Archival Materials On The Cuban Genius Jose Capablanca, 1888-1942-Edward Winter

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Karpov: Move By Move - Sam Collins
2015 Everyman Chess Karpov: Move By Move-Sam Collins

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Garry Kasparov On Modern Chess, Part 1: Revolution In The 70's (everyman Chess) - Garry Kasparov
2007 Everyman Chess Garry Kasparov On Modern Chess, Part 1: Revolution In The 70's (everyman Chess)-Garry Kasparov

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Study Chess With Tal - Mikhail Tal, Alexander Koblencs
2013 Batsford Study Chess With Tal-Mikhail Tal Alexander Koblencs

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