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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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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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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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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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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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Team Tal: An Inside Story - Valentin Kirillov
2017 Elk and Ruby Publishing House Team Tal: An Inside Story-Valentin Kirillov

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Fischer: Move By Move - Cyrus Lakdawala
2016 Everyman Chess Fischer: Move By Move-Cyrus Lakdawala

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My Best Games Of Chess 1905-1954, 21st Century Edition - Savielly Tartakower
2015 Russell Enterprises, Inc. My Best Games Of Chess 1905-1954, 21st Century Edition-Savielly Tartakower

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Garry Kasparov's Chess Puzzle Book (everyman Chess Classics) - Garry Kasparov
2016 Everyman Chess Garry Kasparov's Chess Puzzle Book (everyman Chess Classics)-Garry Kasparov

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

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Paul Morphy: Pride And Sorrow Of Chess - David Lawson
2010 Univ of Louisiana at Lafayette Paul Morphy: Pride And Sorrow Of Chess-David Lawson

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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 Garry Kasparov, Part 2: 1985-1993 (everyman Chess) - Garry Kasparov
2013 Everyman Chess Garry Kasparov On Garry Kasparov, Part 2: 1985-1993 (everyman Chess)-Garry Kasparov

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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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Paul Keres' Best Games: Open And Semi Open Games (everyman Chess Classics) (volume 2) - Egon Varnusz
2016 Everyman Chess Paul Keres' Best Games: Open And Semi Open Games (everyman Chess Classics) (volume 2)-Egon Varnusz

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Chess Praxis - Aron Nimzowitsch
0000 Hays Pub Chess Praxis-Aron Nimzowitsch

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My Best Games Of Chess, 1908-1937, 21st Century Edition - Alexander Alekhine
2013 Russell Enterprises, Inc. My Best Games Of Chess, 1908-1937, 21st Century Edition-Alexander Alekhine

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Keres Best Games Of Chess 1931-1940 - Fred Reinfeld
2012 Ishi Press Keres Best Games Of Chess 1931-1940-Fred Reinfeld

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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

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

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Luther's Chess Reformation - Thomas Luther
2017 Quality Chess Luther's Chess Reformation-Thomas Luther

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Magic Of Mikhail Tal (everyman Chess) - Joe Gallagher
2001 Everyman Chess Magic Of Mikhail Tal (everyman Chess)-Joe Gallagher

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Réti: Move By Move - Thomas Engqvist
2017 Everyman Chess Réti: Move By Move-Thomas Engqvist

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Fire On Board, Part 2: 1997-2004 (pt. 2) - Alexei Shirov
2005 Everyman Chess Fire On Board, Part 2: 1997-2004 (pt. 2)-Alexei Shirov

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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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Evil-doer: Half A Century With Viktor Korchnoi - Genna Sosonko
2018 Elk and Ruby Publishing House Evil-doer: Half A Century With Viktor Korchnoi-Genna Sosonko

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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 My Great Predecessors, Part 2 - Garry Kasparov
2004 Everyman Chess Garry Kasparov On My Great Predecessors,  Part 2-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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Vassily Ivanchuk: 100 Selected Games - Nikolay Kalinichenko
2013 New In Chess,Csi Vassily Ivanchuk: 100 Selected Games-Nikolay Kalinichenko

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A First Book Of Morphy - Frisco Del Rosario
2004 Trafford Publishing A First Book Of Morphy-Frisco Del Rosario

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A Game Of Queens: Judit Polgar Teaches Chess 3 - Judit Polgar
2014 Quality Chess A Game Of Queens: Judit Polgar Teaches Chess 3-Judit Polgar

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

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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'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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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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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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Tactical Tal: Part I - Lyudmil Tsvetkov
2018 Independently Tactical Tal: Part I-Lyudmil Tsvetkov

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

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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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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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Russian Chess (fireside Chess Library) - Bruce Pandolfini
1987 Touchstone Russian Chess (fireside Chess Library)-Bruce Pandolfini

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Arthur Kaufmann: A Chess Biography, 1872-1938 - Olimpiu G. Urcan, Peter M. Braunwarth, Foreword By Grandmaster Mihail Marin
2012 McFarland Arthur Kaufmann: A Chess Biography, 1872-1938-Olimpiu G. Urcan Peter M. Braunwarth Foreword By Grandmaster Mihail Marin

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

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Chess Fundamentals - Jose Raul Capablanca
2013 Wilder Publications Chess Fundamentals-Jose Raul Capablanca

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