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Natalia Pogonina - My favorite chess books

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Written by Natalia Pogonina   
Monday, 01 June 2009
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When I was a kid, PCs werent that widespread yet, so books were our #1 choice when it came to chess studies. Of course, innovative technologies speed up the process of learning chess, but the old methods shouldnt be totally neglected too. Thats why some of the books that I liked during my childhood are admired by me now not less than contemporary chess software.

The saying a man is what he eats can be applied to chess literature too swallow a second-rate scribble written for the sake of earning easy money, and you may not only waste a lot of time, but form wrong perceptions of the game, its principles and players. On the contrary, some writers put soul into their books and try to do their best to help the readers increase their chess level and (importantly) gain pleasure during the process.

Thanks to the Internet and my home library, I have access to a few hundred chess volumes. Based on the popularity of such discussion topics as what chess book should I read? or is this one any good?, I decided to present to  you a short list of my favorite chess books. Here it goes:


M. Dvoretsky - all his books, not just the one pictured above


V. Bologan - "Steps"


S. Rublevsky - "64 lessons of mastership"


A. Panchenko - "Theory and practice of chess endings"


A. Karpov - "My best chess games"


E. Bareev, I. Levitov - "Notes of the chess second" (aka "From London to Elista")


N. Shumilin - "Chess problems"


D. Bronstein - "The Zurich International Chess Tournament 1953"


G. Kasparov - "My great predecessors"


B. Fischer - "My 60 memorable games"

Have a great time reading these awesome books!

P.S. I tried to translate the titles of the books as accurately as possible, and understand that, unfortunately, some of the volumes may not be available in English. However, if you search hard you may find them. Anyway, even by looking through a Russian version of the book you will learn a lot remember that Bobby Fischer himself mastered Russian for the sake of reading Soviet chess books and magazines!

Comments (12)
1. Written by on 14:13 01 2009 .
2. Written by on 16:39 01 2009 .
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3. Written by Peter Zhdanov on 17:38 01 2009 .
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4. Written by on 05:57 04 2009 .
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5. Written by This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it on 23:00 04 2009 .
You have to read The King by Hein Donner. It\'s by far the best book about chess i\'ve read.  
6. Written by rait on 12:52 18 2009 .
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7. Written by Natalia on 12:57 18 2009 .
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8. Written by This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it on 21:47 28 2009 .
hi im fond of reading books..pls give me some more be thankful.. for your davice..thank you so willing to listen..
9. Written by on 15:12 05 2009 .
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10. Written by Natalia Pogonina on 17:13 05 2009 .
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