The Best Chess Books of all Time?
Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 11:07PM
Dennis Monokroussos in chess books

This article by IM Jeremy Silman came out a couple of weeks ago, and he offers his favorites along with those of GM Yasser Seirawan and IMs John Donaldson, Anthony Saidy, Daniel Rensch, Jack Peters, Cyrus Lakdawala, David Preuss and John Watson.

I may (or may not) someday offer such a list myself, but I approve of everything on Seirawan's list and an awful lot on Rensch's, Lakdawala's, Preuss's, Watson's and Silman's lists. Donaldson doesn't offer a list, while Peters offers a list but not the one Silman is after - he (Peters) lists books he found influential. Saidy offers the sort of list Silman requests, but most of his selections wouldn't be on my list - I find it too beginner-oriented.

Anyway, this is the place where I invite all of you to offer your lists. If you feel like adding your strength for the sake of a broader perspective, that could be helpful. Ready...begin!

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