List of Recommended Books

Level Author Title
All Software
Chessmaster 10th Edition
1 Fischer,
Margulies,
Mosenfelder
Bobby Fischer teaches chess
1 Software
Dinosaur Chess: Learn to Play
1, 2, 3 Laszlo Polgar
CHESS 5334 Problems, Combinations, and Games
  • Level 1: puzzles # 1 - 306
  • Level 2: puzzles # 307 - 3718
  • Level 3: puzzles #3719 - 5334
  • 2 Jose Capablanca
    Chess Fundamentals (Algebraic)
    2 David MacEnulty
    The Chess Kid's Book of the King and Pawn Endgame
    2 Siegbert Tarrasch
    The Game of Chess (Algebraic Edition)
    2 George Koltanowski,
    Milton Finkelstein
    Checkmate Strategies
    2, 3 Fred Reinfeld
    1001 Brilliant Ways to Checkmate
    2, 3 Fred Reinfeld
    One Thousand and One Winning Chess Sacrifices and Combinations
    2,3 Yakov Neishtadt
    Your Move!
    3 Irving Chernev
    Logical Chess. Move by Move
    3 Bill Robertie
    Basic Endgame Strategy: Queens & Rooks (Road to Chess Mastery)
    3 Bill Robertie
    Basic Endgame Strategy: Kings, Pawns, Minor Pieces (Road to Chess Mastery)
    3 Irving Chernev
    The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played
    3 Harry Golombek
    Capablanca's Best Games
    3 Irving Chernev
    Capablanca's Best Chess Endings
    3 Alexander Alekhine
    My Best Games of Chess, 1908 - 1937
    3 Macon Shibut
    Paul Morphy and the Evolution of Chess Theory
    3+ Software
    ChessBase 11 Starter Package, Chess Database Management Software & ChessCentral's Common Sense in Chess E-book: 2 item Bundle
    3, 4 Graham Burgess, et al
    Mammoth Book of the World's Greatest Chess Games: Improve Your Chess by Studying the Greatest Games of All time, from Adolf Anderssen's 'Immortal' Game to Kramnik Versus Kasparov 2000
    4 Reuben Fine
    Ideas Behind the Chess Openings
    4 Vladimir Vukovic
    Art of Attack: Rev. Algebraic Ed.
    4 A. Kotov
    Alexander Alekhine
    4 C.J.S. Purdy
    Purdy on the Endgame (C.J.S. Purdy Gold Chess Series)
    4 Lajos Portisch
    Six-Hundred Endings
    4 Jeremy Silman
    The Amateur's Mind: Turning Chess Misconceptions into Chess Mastery
    4 Jeremy Silman
    How to Reassess Your Chess: The Complete Chess-Mastery Course
    4 Jeremy Silman
    The Reassess Your Chess Workbook
    4 John Nunn,
    Joe Gallagher,
    John Emms,
    Graham Burgess
    Nunn's Chess Openings (Everyman Chess Series)
    5 Max Euwe
    The Middlegame - Book I
    5 Max Euwe
    The Middlegame - Book II
    5 Paul Keres
    The Road to the Top
    5 Paul Keres
    The Quest for Perfection
    5 Aron Nimzowitsch
      My System: The Chess Players Strategies Bible
    5 Reuben Fine
    Basic Chess Endings (Chess)
    5 P. A. Romanovskii
    Chess middlegame planning
    5 John Nunn, et al
    Nunn's Chess Openings (Everyman Chess Series)
    5 Grigory Levenfish
    Vasily Smyslov
      Rook Endings
    5 Anatoly Karpov
    My Best Games (Progress in Chess)
    6 Yefim Geller
    Application of Chess Theory
    6 Garry Kasparov
    Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors, Part 1
    6 Garry Kasparov
    Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors, Part 2
    6 Garry Kasparov
    Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors, Part 3
    6 Garry Kasparov
    Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors, Part 4
    6 Paata Gaprindashvili
    Imagination in Chess: How to Think Creatively and Avoid Foolish Mistakes
    6+ Andrei Volokitin
    Perfect Your Chess
    6+ Mark Dvoretsky
    Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual
    6+ Mark Dvoretsky
    Dvoretsky's Analytical Manual: Practical Training for the Ambitious Chessplayer