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White to move.
(Klaus Rubin) 


Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested: that is, some books are to be read only in parts, others to be read, but not curiously, and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention.
- Sir Francis Bacon

This quote was mentioned by Mark Dvoretsky in his book School of Chess Excellence 3: Strategic Play. I have not read all of Dvoretsky's books. But I will probably read them all one day.

Of what I have read the most important chess books for me are:

Chess Informant
The first I bought was number 27. The latest published Chess Informant when I'm writing this is number 132.
Chess Informant, Encyclopedia of Chess Openings (ECO) All five books (A-E)
Chess Informant, Encyclopedia of Chess Combinations 
Joel Benjamin, Better Thinking, Better Chess 
C.J.S. Purdy, The Search for Chess Perfection II 

Michael Stean, Simple Chess  
Simon Webb, Chess for Tigers   
Nigel Davies, The Rules of Winning Chess
Isaac Lipnitsky, Questions of Modern Chess Theory  
Jonathan Tisdall, Improve Your Chess
Garry Kasparov, How Life Imitates Chess
John Nunn, Secrets of Practical Chess
Romain Edouard, The Chess Manual of Avoidable Mistakes Vol. 1 

Paul Keres & Alexander Kotov, The Art of the Middle Game
Jonathan Rowson, Chess For Zebras
Jeremy Silman, How to Reassess Your Chess  
Lev Alburt, Test and Improve Your Chess  
Jeremy Silman, Silman's Complete Endgame Course
(The only really bad thing in this endgame book is the silly decision to not include the endgame King, Bishop and Knight vs King. That endgame has to be learned from someone else. Just search at Google and you will find a free lecture.) 


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SchemingMind Wiki about CrazyHouse:


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Chess is beautiful and fun!

Mate in 3

White to move

A cute pawn endgame


Black to continue

White to play

Study by Judit Polgar

Christmas puzzle

Secrets of Study Composition

Improvement begins at the edge of your comfort zone.
- Jonathan Rowson, Chess for Zebras

Chess Quotes and/or Wisdom

More Chess Quotes

Chess articles

Chess stories

Chess interviews


Chess videos

Book list for the ambitous chess beginner

Chess books from Amazon discussed

The Mammoth Book of Chess

The Joys of Chess: Heroes, Battles and Brilliancies

Chess for Success: Using an Old Game to Build New Strengths in Children and Teens

Back to Basics: Openings (ChessCafe Back to Basics Chess Series)

Books: Starting Out

Wojo's Weapons: Winning With White (Volume 1)

The Modern Scandinavian: Themes, Structures & Plans in an Increasingly Popular Chess Opening

Chess Developments: The Sicilian Dragon

Quickest Chess Victories of All Time

Prepare to Attack

Sacrifice and Initiative in Chess: Seize the Moment to Get the Advantage

The Rules of Winning Chess

The Greatest Ever Chess Strategies

Soviet Middlegame Technique

Questions of Modern Chess Theory

Study Chess with Matthew Sadler

The Chess Combat Simulator: Test and Improve Your Chess with 50 Instructive Grandmaster Games

Advanced Chess Tactics

Dvoretsky's Analytical Manual

Revolutionize Your Chess

Zurich 1953: 15 Contenders for the World Chess Championship

Improve Your Chess - by Learning from the Champions

Chess Duels: My Games with the World Champions

Magnus Carlsen v Viswanathan Anand: The 2013 World Chess Championship

How Magnus Carlsen Became the Youngest Chess Grandmaster in the World: The Story and the Games

Breaking Through: How the Polgar Sisters Changed the Game of Chess

Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual

Nunn's Chess Endings volume 1

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 5.Bd3 Bc5 6.Nb3 Be7 7.Qg4 g6 8.Qe2 d6 9.O-O Nd7 10.a4 b6 11.Na3 Qc7 12.Nc4 Bb7 13.a5 b5 14.Nb6 Nxb6 15.axb6 Qxb6 16.Na5 Nf6 17.Bh6 Nd7 Van Kampen-Ahlander, London Chess Classic 2013 [18.c4! bxc4 19.Nxc4 Qc7 20.Na5 Nc5 21.Bc2,]

Analyze board: getting fen, download diagram:

Rich As A King: How the Wisdom of Chess Can Make You a Grandmaster of Investing

Meeting with Mikhail Tal (Part 1 of 6)

Alekhine's Five Queen Game
(one of the most successful hoaxes of chess history)

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