The number of books written about chess is tremendous. While that can be great for the chess world, it poses practical issues for many fans. Most chess players have their own favorites, but how do you know which books belong on your shelf?
Here are the top 10 classic chess books that every fan should know.
1. Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess by Bobby Fischer
2. How to Reassess Your Chess by Jeremy Silman
3. My System by Aron Nimzowitsch
4. Zurich International Chess Tournament, 1953 by David Bronstein
5. My 60 Memorable Games by Bobby Fischer
6. Think Like a Grandmaster by Alexander Kotov
7. Silman’s Complete Endgame Course: Beginner-Master by Jeremy Silman
8. The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal by Mikhail Tal
9. Karpov’s Strategic Wins (two volumes) by Tibor Karolyi
10. My Great Predecessors (five volumes) by Garry Kasparov