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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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Attack With Mikhail Tal (cadogan Chess Books) - Mikhail Tal, Iakov Damsky
1994 Everyman Chess Attack With Mikhail Tal (cadogan Chess Books)-Mikhail Tal Iakov Damsky

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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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Timman's Titans: My World Chess Champions - Jan Timman
2016 New In Chess,Csi Timman's Titans: My World Chess Champions-Jan Timman

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

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Chess And Checkers: The Way To Mastership - Edward Lasker
2015 Independent Chess And Checkers: The Way To Mastership-Edward Lasker

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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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Smyslov On The Couch - Genna Sosonko
2018 Elk and Ruby Publishing House Smyslov On The Couch-Genna Sosonko

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Bobby Fischer: Complete Games Of The American World Chess Champion -
1995 Hays Pub Bobby Fischer: Complete Games Of The American World Chess Champion-

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How Ulf Beats Black: Ulf Andersson's Bulletproof Strategic Repertoire For White - Cyrus Lakdawala
2018 New In Chess How Ulf Beats Black: Ulf Andersson's Bulletproof Strategic Repertoire For White-Cyrus Lakdawala

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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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Bent Larsen's Best Games: Fighting Chess With The Great Dane - Bent Larsen
2014 New In Chess Bent Larsen's Best Games: Fighting Chess With The Great Dane-Bent Larsen

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The Grandmaster: Magnus Carlsen And The Match That Made Chess Great Again - Brin-jonathan Butler
2018 Simon & Schuster The Grandmaster: Magnus Carlsen And The Match That Made Chess Great Again-Brin-jonathan Butler

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C.j.s. Purdy's Inside Look At Some Of Chess' Greatest Games Volume Two - Cjs Purdy
2012 Thinkers' Press, Inc C.j.s. Purdy's Inside Look At Some Of Chess' Greatest Games Volume Two-Cjs Purdy

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Fire On Board: Best Games From 1983-2004 - Alexei Shirov
2017 Everyman Chess Fire On Board: Best Games From 1983-2004-Alexei Shirov

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From London To Elista: The Inside Story Of The World Chess Championship Matches That Vladimir Kramnik Won Against Garry Kasparov, Peter Leko, And Veselin Topalov - Bareev Evgeny, Ilya Levitov
2007 New In Chess From London To Elista: The Inside Story Of The World Chess Championship Matches That Vladimir Kramnik Won Against Garry Kasparov, Peter Leko, And Veselin Topalov-Bareev Evgeny Ilya Levitov

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The Life & Games Of Akiva Rubinstein: Volume 1: Uncrowned King - John Donaldson, Nikolay Minev
2018 Russell Enterprises, Inc. The Life & Games Of Akiva Rubinstein: Volume 1: Uncrowned King-John Donaldson Nikolay Minev

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Bobby Fischer's Outrageous Chess Moves (fireside Chess Library) - Bruce Pandolfini
1985 Simon & Schuster Bobby Fischer's Outrageous Chess Moves (fireside Chess Library)-Bruce Pandolfini

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Wilhelm Steinitz: First World Chess Champion (world Chess Champion Series) - Isaak Linder, Vladimir Linder
2014 Russell Enterprises, Inc. Wilhelm Steinitz: First World Chess Champion (world Chess Champion Series)-Isaak Linder Vladimir Linder

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My Chess - Hans Ree
2013 Russell Enterprises, Inc. My Chess-Hans Ree

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

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From Gm To Top Ten: Judit Polgar Teaches Chess 2 - Judit Polgar
2013 Quality Chess From Gm To Top Ten: Judit Polgar Teaches Chess 2-Judit Polgar

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Capablanca X3: My Chess Career, Chess Fundamentals & A Primer Of Chess - José Capablanca
2017 Everyman Chess Capablanca X3: My Chess Career, Chess Fundamentals & A Primer Of Chess-José Capablanca

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Bobby Fischer At War: 50 Chess Lessons From The Legend - Jordan Davis
2018 Chess Hog Publishing Bobby Fischer At War: 50 Chess Lessons From The Legend-Jordan Davis

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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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Gyula Breyer: The Chess Revolutionary -
2017 New In Chess Gyula Breyer: The Chess Revolutionary-

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Bobby Fischer: Profile Of A Prodigy - Frank Brady
0000 Dover Publications Bobby Fischer: Profile Of A Prodigy-Frank Brady

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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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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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Chess Secrets: Heroes Of Classical Chess: Learn From Carlsen, Anand, Fischer, Smyslov And Rubinstein - Craig Pritchett
2010 Everyman Chess Chess Secrets: Heroes Of Classical Chess: Learn From Carlsen, Anand, Fischer, Smyslov And Rubinstein-Craig Pritchett

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Samuel Reshevsky: A Compendium Of 1768 Chess Games, With Diagrams, Crosstables, Some Annotations, And Indexes - Stephen W. Gordon
2010 McFarland Samuel Reshevsky: A Compendium Of 1768 Chess Games, With Diagrams, Crosstables, Some Annotations, And Indexes-Stephen W. Gordon

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Spassky: Move By Move (everyman Chess) - Zenón Franco
2016 Everyman Chess Spassky: Move By Move (everyman Chess)-Zenón Franco

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

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Paul Morphy And The Evolution Of Chess Theory (dover Chess) - Macon Shibut
2004 Dover Publications Paul Morphy And The Evolution Of Chess Theory (dover Chess)-Macon Shibut

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Mikhail Botvinnik: The Life And Games Of A World Chess Champion - Andy Soltis
2014 McFarland Mikhail Botvinnik: The Life And Games Of A World Chess Champion-Andy Soltis

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Emanuel Lasker: Second World Chess Champion (world Chess Champions) - Isaak Linder, Vladimir Linder
2009 Russell Enterprises, Inc Emanuel Lasker: Second World Chess Champion (world Chess Champions)-Isaak Linder Vladimir Linder

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Lasker The Ultimate Streetfighter - Robert B Long
2010 Thinkers' Press, Inc Lasker The Ultimate Streetfighter-Robert B Long

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

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Reuben Fine's Best Games (hardinge Simpole Chess Classics) - Reuben Fine
2003 Hardinge Reuben Fine's Best Games (hardinge Simpole Chess Classics)-Reuben Fine

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Howard Staunton The English World Chess Champion - Raymond Keene, R. N. Coles
2009 Ishi Press Howard Staunton The English World Chess Champion-Raymond Keene R. N. Coles

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