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

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 - Crothers, Tim
2013 Scribner The Queen Of Katwe: One Girl's Triumphant Path To Becoming A Chess Champion-Crothers, Tim

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 - Brown, Nancy Marie
2016 St. Martin's Griffin Ivory Vikings: The Mystery Of The Most Famous Chessmen In The World And The Woman Who Made Them-Brown, Nancy Marie

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 - Shenk, David
2007 Anchor The Immortal Game: A History Of Chess-Shenk, David

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 - Soltis, Andy
2003 McFarland & Company Los Voraces 2019: A Chess Novel-Soltis, Andy

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 - Cazaux, Jean-louis, Knowlton, Rick
2017 McFarland & Company A World Of Chess: Its Development And Variations Through Centuries And Civilizations-Cazaux, Jean-louis Knowlton, Rick

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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Laying The Chess Foundation - Lee, Steven Wendell
2021 Independently Laying The Chess Foundation-Lee, Steven Wendell

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Chess Opening Names - Volume 2: Even More Enthralling & Amazing History Behind The First Few Moves (the Chess Collection) - Rose, Nathan, Jelić, Mato
2021 Stonepine Publishing Chess Opening Names - Volume 2: Even More Enthralling & Amazing History Behind The First Few Moves (the Chess Collection)-Rose, Nathan Jelić, Mato

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All The Wrong Moves: A Memoir About Chess, Love, And Ruining Everything - Chapin, Sasha
2019 Doubleday All The Wrong Moves: A Memoir About Chess, Love, And Ruining Everything-Chapin, Sasha

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Duo: Cooperative Chess For Communities - Lundstrom, Aaron
2019 Duo: Cooperative Chess For Communities-Lundstrom, Aaron

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Assembling Chess Iii - Knudsen, John Christen
2019 Independently Assembling Chess Iii-Knudsen, John Christen

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Assembling Chess Iii - Knudsen, John
2019 Assembling Chess Iii-Knudsen, John

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Assembling Chess Ii - Knudsen, John
2019 Independently Assembling Chess Ii-Knudsen, John

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Next Move: My Terrible, Wonderful, Bipolar Life - Roberts, Troy
2019 Apprentice House Next Move: My Terrible, Wonderful, Bipolar Life-Roberts, Troy

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Players And Pawns: How Chess Builds Community And Culture - Fine, Gary Alan
2019 University of Chicago Press Players And Pawns: How Chess Builds Community And Culture-Fine, Gary Alan

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Players And Pawns: How Chess Builds Community And Culture - Fine, Gary Alan
2019 University of Chicago Press Players And Pawns: How Chess Builds Community And Culture-Fine, Gary Alan

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Chicago Blaze: The Inside Story Of Chicago’s First Professional Chess Team - Parmet, Daniel Edward, Kane, Jeremy Solomon Mertz, Wainscott, Chris
2019 Pricing Pawns Inc Chicago Blaze: The Inside Story Of Chicago’s First Professional Chess Team-Parmet, Daniel Edward Kane, Jeremy Solomon Mertz Wainscott, Chris

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Khemetic Chess (hypermodern Magick): Stand Alone Volume In The Complete Enochian Chess Trilogy (2) - Nichols, Steve
2018 Mandrake Khemetic Chess (hypermodern Magick): Stand Alone Volume In The Complete Enochian Chess Trilogy (2)-Nichols, Steve

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Chess: Problems, Play & Personalities - Martin, Barry
2018 Filament Publishing Chess: Problems, Play & Personalities-Martin, Barry

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

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The History Of Chess: From The Time Of The Early Invention Of The Game In India Till The Period Of Its Establishment In Western And Central Europe - Forbes, Duncan
2018 Franklin Classics The History Of Chess: From The Time Of The Early Invention Of The Game In India Till The Period Of Its Establishment In Western And Central Europe-Forbes, Duncan

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A Pawns Journey: Transforming Lives One Move At A Time - Neff, Elliott
2018 Made For Success Publishing A Pawns Journey: Transforming Lives One Move At A Time-Neff, Elliott

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The Psychology Of Chess (the Psychology Of Everything) - Gobet, Fernand
2018 Routledge The Psychology Of Chess (the Psychology Of Everything)-Gobet, Fernand

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Chess And Other Games Pieces From Islamic Lands - Freeman Fahid, Deborah
2018 Thames & Hudson Chess And Other Games Pieces From Islamic Lands-Freeman Fahid, Deborah

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British Chess Britain In Pictures: The British People In Pictures - Matthews, Kenneth, Sloan, Sam
2018 Ishi Press British Chess Britain In Pictures: The British People In Pictures-Matthews, Kenneth Sloan, Sam

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

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

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Adventures In Chess: 2018 Edition (sawyer Chess Games) - Sawyer, Tim
2018 Independently Adventures In Chess: 2018 Edition (sawyer Chess Games)-Sawyer, Tim

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

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

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Rosicrucian Chess: Being A Manual Of Enochian Chess (1) - Nichols, Steve
2017 Mandrake Rosicrucian Chess: Being A Manual Of Enochian Chess (1)-Nichols, Steve

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Chess Opening Names: The Fascinating & Entertaining History Behind The First Few Moves (the Chess Collection) - Rose, Nathan, Williams, Simon
2017 Stonepine Publishing Chess Opening Names: The Fascinating & Entertaining History Behind The First Few Moves (the Chess Collection)-Rose, Nathan Williams, Simon

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

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Visual Chess Stalemates Patterns Anthology Book.1: Visual Chess Stalemates Patterns Anthology Book. Volume 1 - Burtayev, Grigoriy, Burtayev, Grgoriy, Burtayev, Grgoriy
2017 Independently Visual Chess Stalemates Patterns Anthology Book.1: Visual Chess Stalemates Patterns Anthology Book. Volume 1-Burtayev, Grigoriy Burtayev, Grgoriy Burtayev, Grgoriy

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The Secret Of The Pawns - Stoddard, Patrick C
2017 Independently The Secret Of The Pawns-Stoddard, Patrick C

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

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

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

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Crowns & Coronets, Mitres & Manes - Dearden, Harvey T.
2016 Independent Crowns & Coronets, Mitres & Manes-Dearden, Harvey T.

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

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Chess And The Art Of War: Ancient Wisdom To Make You A Better Player - Lawrence, Al, Moradiabadi, Elshan
2016 Chartwell Books Chess And The Art Of War: Ancient Wisdom To Make You A Better Player-Lawrence, Al Moradiabadi, Elshan

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Advance Chess: Extrapolative Insights Of The Double Set Game: Matrix Logistics Poly-plextics Informatics (book 2) - Neal, Siafa B
2016 Independent Advance Chess: Extrapolative Insights Of The Double Set Game: Matrix Logistics Poly-plextics Informatics (book 2)-Neal, Siafa B

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Chess In The Eighties - Bronstein, David, Smolyan, George L, Richardson, Martin J
2015 Ishi Press Chess In The Eighties-Bronstein, David Smolyan, George L Richardson, Martin J

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The Chess Tournament - Staunton, Howard
2015 Palala Press The Chess Tournament-Staunton, Howard

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A King In Hiding: How A Child Refugee Became A World Chess Champion - Mohammad, Fahim, Le Callennec, Sophie, Parmentier, Xavier
2015 Icon Books A King In Hiding: How A Child Refugee Became A World Chess Champion-Mohammad, Fahim Le Callennec, Sophie Parmentier, Xavier

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A Short History Of Chess By Hjr Murray - Murray, H. J. R., Sloan, Sam, Brown, Bertram Goulding
2015 Ishi Press A Short History Of Chess By Hjr Murray-Murray, H. J. R. Sloan, Sam Brown, Bertram Goulding

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The Book Of The Covenant: Exodus 24:7 - Burtzloff, Ti
2015 Independent The Book Of The Covenant: Exodus 24:7-Burtzloff, Ti

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The Anti-war Wargame: A Comprehensive Analysis Of The Origins Of The Game Of Chess 1989-1990 - Greenberg, Henry
2015 iUniverse The Anti-war Wargame: A Comprehensive Analysis Of The Origins Of The Game Of Chess 1989-1990-Greenberg, Henry

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The Chess-player's Handbook - Staunton, Howard
2015 Sagwan Press The Chess-player's Handbook-Staunton, Howard

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Common Sense In Chess - Lasker, Emanuel, David Andrew Mitchell
2015 Andesite Press Common Sense In Chess-Lasker, Emanuel David Andrew Mitchell

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