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Chess is more than just moves. The game provide a rich variety of stories. This chapter contains all books on chess related stories, for example on its rich history. How and where is chess invented and evolved to the game as we know it? And what was going on with chess behind the scenes during the Sovjet-era? This chapter also contains some very interesting stories about other themes like the Lewis Chessmen chess set. Other books are on subjects like explaining opening names, the philosophy and psychology of chess, and chess and the art of warfare. Furthermore there are the famous stories like The Queen of Katwe and classics like Chess Story by Stefan Zweig, and many other novels where chess plays a part. Stories about specific players you'll find in the previous chapter. So, not only interested in the moves? Find out for yourself that this great game also provides great stories.



Searching For Bobby Fischer: The Father Of A Prodigy Observes The World Of Chess - Fred Waitzkin
1993 Penguin Books Searching For Bobby Fischer: The Father Of A Prodigy Observes The World Of Chess-Fred Waitzkin

This bestseller is based on the true story of author Fred Waitzkin and his son Josh, who was a chess prodigy. The expectations of a talent and the relationship between father and son are the core of this story. It also gives a view of the chess world, including tournaments, trainers, competitions, and dealing with win and loss. At the end of the story, the author tries to find Bobby Fischer, in the hope that this quest provides him with the answers to his questions.
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The Queen Of Katwe: One Girl's Triumphant Path To Becoming A Chess Champion - Tim Crothers
2013 Scribner The Queen Of Katwe: One Girl's Triumphant Path To Becoming A Chess Champion-Tim Crothers

The Queen of Katwe is a modern fairy tale about a little girl from the slums in Kampala, Uganda who discovers her great talent: chess. In this true story, Phiona Mutesi learns how to play the game of chess because of the work of a local missionary worker Robert Katende. She rapidly masters the game, first beating her peers, then adults, and finally winning tournaments. Despite the tough environment she grows up in.
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Ivory Vikings: The Mystery Of The Most Famous Chessmen In The World And The Woman Who Made Them - Nancy Marie Brown
2016 St. Martin's Griffin Ivory Vikings: The Mystery Of The Most Famous Chessmen In The World And The Woman Who Made Them-Nancy Marie Brown

The Lewis Chessmen probably is the most famous chess set on earth. Many studies have been obtained to try and tell the truth about these from walrus ivory carved chessmen. The 78 pieces were found at the beginning of the 19th century on a Scottish island and are now housed at the British Museum. But who carved them, and where? Nancy Marie Brown has written a standard work on this fascinating subject. It's fair to say this it's true detective work, to track the exact trail that goes way back to Viking history.
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The Immortal Game: A History Of Chess - David Shenk
2007 Anchor The Immortal Game: A History Of Chess-David Shenk

The author has a real passion and love for the game. Sometimes he uses chess as a metaphor, sometimes he dives deep into the game itself, telling great stories about the game in past and present days. Through chess many topics are touched, as the subtitles of the chapters may indicate, e.g. Chess and Our Origins, Chess and Medieval Obligation, Chess and the Working Mind, Chess and Totaliarisme in the Twentieth Century, and Chess and Modernity.
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Los Voraces, 2019: A Chess Novel - Andy Soltis
2003 McFarland Los Voraces, 2019: A Chess Novel-Andy Soltis

Although the title claims that Los Voraces is a chess novel, one could claim this book is a new genre on itself. Combining elements of a mystery, a thriller, a chess tournament book, and a whodunit, this book tells the tale of the greatest tournament in the history of chess. The 14 best grandmasters of the world gather in the middle of the desert in a small town in New Mexico to play against each other, without any help from the outside.
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A World Of Chess: Its Development And Variations Through Centuries And Civilizations - Jean-louis Cazaux, Rick Knowlton
2017 McFarland A World Of Chess: Its Development And Variations Through Centuries And Civilizations-Jean-louis Cazaux Rick Knowlton

A World of Chess is a rather complete guide to the history of chess, with - as the subtitle indicates - all its development and variations through centuries and civilisations. This book is an introduction to the chess variants of the world in history, and an updated account of recent research into chess history. On top of that, it's a practical guide of everyone who would like to play the major chess forms that have arisen over the centuries.
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Chess And The Art Of War: Ancient Wisdom To Make You A Better Player - Al Lawrence, Elshan Moradiabadi
2016 Chartwell Books Chess And The Art Of War: Ancient Wisdom To Make You A Better Player-Al Lawrence Elshan Moradiabadi

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A Pawn's Journey: Transforming Lives One Move At A Time - Elliott Neff
2018 Made For Success Publishing A Pawn's Journey: Transforming Lives One Move At A Time-Elliott Neff

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The Queen Of Katwe: One Girl's Triumphant Path To Becoming A Chess Champion - Tim Crothers
2016 Scribner The Queen Of Katwe: One Girl's Triumphant Path To Becoming A Chess Champion-Tim Crothers

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Chess Opening Names: The Fascinating & Entertaining History Behind The First Few Moves - Nathan Rose
2017 Stonepine Publishing Chess Opening Names: The Fascinating & Entertaining History Behind The First Few Moves-Nathan Rose

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The Rookie: An Odyssey Through Chess (and Life) - Stephen Moss
2017 Wisden The Rookie: An Odyssey Through Chess (and Life)-Stephen Moss

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Great Moves: Learning Chess Through History - Sunil Weeramantry, Alan Abrams, Robert Mclellan
2017 Mongoose Press Great Moves: Learning Chess Through History-Sunil Weeramantry Alan Abrams Robert Mclellan

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Birth Of The Chess Queen: A History - Marilyn Yalom
2005 Harper Perennial Birth Of The Chess Queen: A History-Marilyn Yalom

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Fireside Book Of Chess - Irving Chernev/fred Reinf
2015 Touchstone Fireside Book Of Chess-Irving Chernev/fred Reinf

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A Short History Of Chess By Hjr Murray - H. J. R. Murray
2015 Ishi Press A Short History Of Chess By Hjr Murray-H. J. R. Murray

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Modern Chess Theory 1978 -
2004 Hardinge Modern Chess Theory 1978-

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The King: Chess Pieces - J. H. Donner
2006 New In Chess,Csi The King: Chess Pieces-J. H. Donner

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Soviet Chess 1917-1991 - Andrew Soltis
2014 McFarland Soviet Chess 1917-1991-Andrew Soltis

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The Tao Of Chess: 200 Principles To Transform Your Game And Your Life - Peter Kurzdorfer
2004 Adams Media The Tao Of Chess: 200 Principles To Transform Your Game And Your Life-Peter Kurzdorfer

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Lisa: A Chess Novel - Jesse Kraai
2013 Zugzwang Press Lisa: A Chess Novel-Jesse Kraai

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Everything Is Chess - Bernie Ascher
2018 AuthorHouse Everything Is Chess-Bernie Ascher

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This Crazy World Of Chess - Larry Evans
2009 Cardoza This Crazy World Of Chess-Larry Evans

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Simon Williams' Shock And Awe Playbook - Bob Long, Simon Kim Williams
2017 Thinkers' Press, Inc Simon Williams' Shock And Awe Playbook-Bob Long Simon Kim Williams

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The Soviet School Of Chess - Alexander Kotov, Mikhail Yudovich
2011 Ishi Press The Soviet School Of Chess-Alexander Kotov Mikhail Yudovich

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Chess Metaphors: Artificial Intelligence And The Human Mind (the Mit Press) - Diego Rasskin-gutman
2009 The MIT Press Chess Metaphors: Artificial Intelligence And The Human Mind (the Mit Press)-Diego Rasskin-gutman

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The History Of Chess In Fifty Moves (fifty Things That Changed The Course Of History) - Bill Price
2015 Firefly Books The History Of Chess In Fifty Moves (fifty Things That Changed The Course Of History)-Bill Price

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The Chess Artist: Genius, Obsession, And The World's Oldest Game - J. C. Hallman
2004 St. Martin's Griffin The Chess Artist: Genius, Obsession, And The World's Oldest Game-J. C. Hallman

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Bobby, Bruce & The Bronx: The Secrets Of Hip-hop Chess - Adisa The Bishop
2016 Independent Bobby, Bruce & The Bronx: The Secrets Of Hip-hop Chess-Adisa The Bishop

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The Joys Of Chess: Heroes, Battles And Brilliancies - Christian Hesse
2011 New In Chess The Joys Of Chess: Heroes, Battles And Brilliancies-Christian Hesse

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Man Vs. Machine: Challenging Human Supremacy At Chess - Karsten Müller, Jonathan Schaeffer
2018 Russell Enterprises, Inc. Man Vs. Machine: Challenging Human Supremacy At Chess-Karsten Müller Jonathan Schaeffer

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The Wisest Things Ever Said About Chess (batsford Chess Books) - Andrew Soltis
2008 Batsford The Wisest Things Ever Said About Chess (batsford Chess Books)-Andrew Soltis

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Bobby Fischer Comes Home: The Final Years In Iceland, A Saga Of Friendship And Lost Illusions - Helgi Olafsson
2012 New In Chess Bobby Fischer Comes Home: The Final Years In Iceland, A Saga Of Friendship And Lost Illusions-Helgi Olafsson

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Rosicrucian Chess: Being A Manual Of Enochian Chess - Steve Nichols
2017 Mandrake Rosicrucian Chess: Being A Manual Of Enochian Chess-Steve Nichols

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A History Of Chess: From Chaturanga To The Present Day - Yuri Averbakh
2012 Russell Enterprises, Inc. A History Of Chess: From Chaturanga To The Present Day-Yuri Averbakh

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Chess Behind Bars - Carl Portman
2017 Quality Chess Chess Behind Bars-Carl Portman

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The Day Kasparov Quit: And Other Chess Interviews - Dirk Jan Ten Geuzendam
2006 New In Chess,Csi The Day Kasparov Quit: And Other Chess Interviews-Dirk Jan Ten Geuzendam

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The Psychology Of The Chess Player - Reuben Fine
2009 Ishi Press The Psychology Of The Chess Player-Reuben Fine

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Struggle - Emanuel Lasker
2015 Andesite Press Struggle-Emanuel Lasker

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The Rookie: An Odyssey Through Chess (and Life) - Stephen Moss
2016 Wisden The Rookie: An Odyssey Through Chess (and Life)-Stephen Moss

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The Queen Of Katwe: A Story Of Life, Chess, And One Extraordinary Girl - Tim Crothers
2016 Simon & Schuster Audio The Queen Of Katwe: A Story Of Life, Chess, And One Extraordinary Girl-Tim Crothers

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A. Aldridge (nz) Versus S. Willard (usa): The High-stakes Chess Match Few Are Aware Of... - Steven B. Willard
2015 Independent A. Aldridge (nz) Versus S. Willard (usa): The High-stakes Chess Match Few Are Aware Of...-Steven B. Willard

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Philosophy Looks At Chess -
2008 Open Court Philosophy Looks At Chess-

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Modern Chess Theory 1980 - 1981 -
2002 Hardinge Modern Chess Theory 1980 - 1981-

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Draw!: The Art Of The Half-point In Chess - Leonid Verkhovsky
2014 Russell Enterprises, Inc. Draw!: The Art Of The Half-point In Chess-Leonid Verkhovsky

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The Book Of Chess - Jacob De Cessolis, H. L. Williams
2008 Italica Press The Book Of Chess-Jacob De Cessolis H. L. Williams

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True Lies In Chess - Lluis Comas Fabrego
2007 Quality Chess True Lies In Chess-Lluis Comas Fabrego

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Russian Silhouettes -
2009 New In Chess Russian Silhouettes-

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British Chess Literature To 1914: A Handbook For Historians - Tim Harding
2018 McFarland British Chess Literature To 1914: A Handbook For Historians-Tim Harding

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The Bobby Fischer I Knew And Other Stories - Arnold Denker
2009 Ishi Press The Bobby Fischer I Knew And Other Stories-Arnold Denker

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The Best Of Chess Life And Review, Volume 1 (fireside Chess Library) - Bruce Pandolfini
1988 Touchstone The Best Of Chess Life And Review, Volume 1 (fireside Chess Library)-Bruce Pandolfini

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