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Welcome to the Logical Chess Book Store.
There are more books written on the subject of chess than any other single subject. So how does one decide what to get? To some extent the answer depends on your personal tastes and needs. However, the books recommended below are considered by many chess scholars and beginners alike to be the best of breed.

Classics:

Logical Chess Move by Move
Irving Chernev

An inspiration for this web site. Looks at 33 games, and comments on the thought behind every move. For novices who would like to become intermediate players.


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Logical Chess Move by Move



My System
Aron Nimzovich

A bible for chess players from beginners to grandmasters. This new algebraic version is packed with 419 diagrams for complete understanding. For intermediate tournament players and above.


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My System



Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess
Bobby Fischer

Learn the game from the best player of all time.


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Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess



Tactics:

An Introduction to Chess Moves and Tactics Simply Explained
Leonard Barden

Making all the right moves ... logically.


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An Introduction to Chess Moves and Tactics Simply Explained



Winning Chess Tactics
Yasser Seirawan, Jeremy Silman

Sharpen you tactical skill.


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Winning Chess Tactics



Openings:

Chess Openings: Traps and Zaps
Bruce Pandolfini

Don't get caught in these traps. Fools mate anyone?


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Chess Openings: Traps and Zaps



Middle Game:

Art of the Middle Game
Paul Keres, Alexander Kotov

A guide to the most complex part of chess.


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Art of the Middle Game



Winning Chess Strategies
Yasser Seirawan, Jeremy Silman

Strategic plans for the middle game.


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Winning Chess Strategies



End Game:

Pandolfini's Chess Challenges: 111 Winning Endgames
Bruce Pandolfini

The best place to learn chess is in the endgame.


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Pandolfini's Chess Challenges: 111 Winning Endgames



Literature:

The Immortal Game: A History of Chess, or How 32 Carved Pieces on a Board Illuminated Our Understanding of War, Art, Science and the Human Brain
David Shenk

A modern entertaining summary of the history and impact of chess.


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The Immortal Game







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