Amazon chess book best sellers back in 2000!

  1. Logical Chess : Move by Move
    by Irving Chernev. Paperback (July 1999)
  2. Chess for Beginners (Fireside Chess Library)
    by Israel A. Horwotiz, et al. Paperback (December 1971)
  3. The Road to Chess Improvement
    by Alex Yermolinsky. Paperback
  4. Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess
    by Bobby Fischer. Mass Market Paperback (October 1992)
  5. Modern Chess Openings : McO-14 (McKay Chess Library)
    by Nick De Firmian, et al. Paperback (December 1999)
  6. How to Reassess Your Chess : The Complete Chess-Mastery Course
    by Jeremy Silman. Paperback (April 1997)
  7. Secrets of Modern Chess Strategy : Advances Since Nimzowitsch
    by John Watson. Hardcover (March 1999)
  8. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Chess (Complete Idiot’s Guide)
    by Patrick Wolff, et al. Paperback (May 1997)
  9. Winning Chess Openings (Winning Chess)
    by Yasser Seirawan. Paperback (October 1999)
  10. The Art of Attack in Chess
    by Vladimir Vukovic. Paperback (February 1998)
  11. One Thousand and One Winning Chess Sacrifices and Combinations
    by Reinfeld, Fred Reinfeld. Paperback (June 1969)
  12. Modern Chess Openings : McO-14 (McKay Chess Library)
    by Nick De Firmian, et al. Hardcover (December 1999)
  13. Winning Chess Endings (Winning Chess)
    by Yasser Seirawan. Paperback (October 1999)
  14. The Art of the Middle Game
    by Paul Keres, et al. Paperback (January 1990)
  15. The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal
    by Mikhail Tal. Paperback (November 1997)
  16. The Ideas Behind the Chess Openings
    by Reuben Fine, Ruben Fine. Paperback (September 1990)
  17. Comprehensive Chess Course : From Beginner to Tournament Player in 12 Lessons
    by Roman Pelts, et al. Paperback (November 1996)
  18. Chess for Dummies (For Dummies)
    by James Eade. Paperback
  19. Just the Facts! : Winning Endgame Knowledge in One Volume (Comprehensive Chess Course Series)
    by Lev Alburt, Nikolai Krogius. Paperback (December 1999)
  20. My System : 21st Century Edition
    by Aron Nimzowitsch, et al. Paperback (1991)
  21. The Inner Game of Chess : How to Calculate and Win (McKay Chess Library)
    by Andy Soltis, et al. Paperback (October 1994)
  22. Modern Chess Strategy
    by Lud-Ek Pachman, et al. Paperback (September 1975)
  23. Beginner’s Guide to Winning Chess
    by Fred Reinfeld. Paperback (December 1992)
  24. The Mammoth Book of Chess
    by Graham Burgess, John Nunn. Paperback (May 1997)
  25. Winning Chess Tactics (Winning Chess)
    by Yasser Seirawan. Paperback (October 1999)
  26. Starting Chess (First Skills Series)
    by Harriet Castor. Paperback (October 1995)
  27. Nunn’s Chess Openings (Everyman Chess Series)
    by John Nunn(Editor), et al. Paperback (March 1999)
  28. Comprehensive Chess Course : Learn Chess in 12 Lessons
    by Roman Pelts, et al. Paperback (November 1996)
  29. Searching for Bobby Fischer : The Father of a Prodigy Observes the World of Chess
    by Fred Waitzkin. Paperback (October 1993)
  30. Competitive Chess for Kids : Winning Strategies Plus 25 Classic Checkmates from an International Grandmaster
    by Yasser Seirawan. Paperback (October 1998)
  31. Bronstein on the King’s Indian
    by David Bronstein. Paperback (September 1999)
  32. Pawn Structure Chess (McKay Chess Library)
    by Andrew Soltis. Paperback (November 1995)
  33. Chess for Children
    by Ted Nottingham, et al. Paperback (June 1996)
  34. 1001 Brilliant Ways to Checkmate
    by Fred Reinfeld. Paperback (December 1983)
  35. Chess for Kids : Everything You Need to Learn & Play
    by Kelvin Smith(Illustrator), Daniel MacDonald. Paperback (October 1997)
  36. Chess for Juniors : A Complete Guide for the Beginner (McKay Chess Library)
    by Robert M. Snyder, Ruth Fecych (Editor). Paperback (March 1991)
  37. Fire on Board: Shirov’s Best Games
    by Shirov, et al. Paperback (June 1996)
  38. Opening Moves : The Making of a Young Chess Champion: Michael Thaler
    by Barry Berg, et al. Hardcover (April 2000)
  39. 101 Brilliant Chess Miniatures
    by John Nunn. Paperback
  40. My Best Games of Chess 1908-1937
    by Alexander Alekhine. Paperback (October 1985)
The reason for mentioning this list is that I was recommend to check out Tal’s life and games book, which is actually ranked 15 above. Perhaps some chess books do last the test of time such as this one 🙂

My thoughts about the recent Olympiad 2012

Hi all

I don’t know about you lot, but I really enjoyed the last Olympiad just gone. Some brilliant play from Aronian, Kramnik, Ivanchuk and others as expected. The race was tense until the very final round, where China on the verge of winning the event, had to face the mighty Ukraine team – and losing this match meant that Ukraine came 3rd, and China 4th.

Really I would like to go over some key interesting games from the Women’s Olympiad soon as well.

There is so much instructive and fun chess material in these games, to yet explore, and I hope to continue my explorations in the coming days and weeks.

Best wishes
K

Olympiad 2012 Reddit Post Digest of Videos

Hi all

Lots of Olympiad 2012 videos on my channel recently – been focusing on this and not doing blitz the past few days. Here is the list reverse chronological order: (Note also includes some historical Tal Olympiad videos)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlIsyBaunRs #Chess Olympiad 2012: Armenia vs Netherlands Rd10 – GM Giri vs GM Aronian – Wolf in Sheep’s clothing!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ektObDXOeQ #Chess Olympiad 2012: China vs USA Rd 10 – GM Ding vs GM Onishuk – Queens Gambit Declined

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ro25_lsaznE #Chess Olympiad 2012: USA vs Lithuania Rd2 – GM Nakamura vs GM Malisauskas – Sicilian Najdorf

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KX6dhk3EMg #Chess Olympiad 2012: USA vs Turkey Rd 7 – GM Nakamura vs GM Solak – Kings Indian Attack system

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82rKt_2_PQ0 #Chess Olympiad 2012: Russia vs USA Rd 9 – GM Grischuk vs GM Kamsky – Alekhine defence

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7G1_KMVm5g #Chess Olympiad 2012: USA vs Russia Rd 9 – GM Nakamura vs GM Kramnik – Reti Opening

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YfB3QrdlUM #Chess Olympiad 2012: Azerbaijan vs China Rd 8 – GM Mamedyarov vs GM Wang, Yue – Slav Defence

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wI7ME07rGUU #Chess Olympiad 2012: England vs Phillipines – GM Short vs GM Torre – Nimzo Indian Defence

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqlHV1Dhpi4 #Chess Olympiad 2012: Background on a Chess Legend – GM Eugene Torre – Karpov vs Torre 1976

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efQubM3Q2Kg #Chess World.net: Kingscrusher’s 27 Chess Tips Reddit post – see description for the tips

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNfAnLc7zpc #Chess Olympiad 2012: Georgia vs England Rd 7 – GM Pantsulaia vs GM Short – Zukertort opening

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7y9edvRmZI #Chess Olympiad 2012: Russia vs China, Rd 4 – GM Yue Wang vs GM Alexander Grischuk – English Opening

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yom1u2DT_S0 #Chess Olympiad 2012: Armenia vs China Rd 7 – GM Movsesian, Sergei vs GM Wang, Yue – English Opening

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_X9qaYOnLo #Chess World.net: Tal with the Black pieces at the 1966 Havana Olympiad

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMBiCbwAuGk #Chess Olympiad 2012: China vs. Bosnia & Herzegovina Rd6 – GM Wang, Yue vs GM Didzdarevic, Emir

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lNiLCNnHuQ #Chess Olympiad 2012: Armenia vs Russia Rd 6 – GM Movsesian vs GM Grischuk – Kings Indian Defence

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqDFOmgo5xo #Chess Olympiad 2012: Russia vs Armenia – GM Kramnik vs GM Aronian – Amazing Combination!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xf5ZWmIyB0 #Chess Olympiad 2012: Latvia vs Guatemala Rd 5 – GM Shirov vs FM Quinonez – Petroff Defence

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7qMxH1c69Y #Chess Olympiad 2012: Hungary vs Switzerland, Rd3 – GM Judit Polgar vs IM Oliver Kurmann

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmiXdjXpkWQ #Chess Olympiad 2012: Armenia vs Phillipines – Rd 4 – GM Sargissian vs IM Dimakiling – Indian Game

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMYHrTwkp6Y #Chess Olympiad 2012 : Armenia vs Bangladesh – Rd 2 – GM Aronian vs GM Rahman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LTTSg3D-K0 #Chess OIympiad 2012: Armenia vs Ukraine – Rd5 – GM Aronian vs GM Ivanchuk – Queens Indian

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HNTl5jrD84 #Chess Olympiad 2012: USA vs India, Rd 4 – GM Nakamura vs GM Sasikiran – Scotch Game

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhYX1u06qvI #Chess Olympiad 2012: Ukraine vs Poland Rd3 – GM Ivanchuk vs GM Wojtaszek

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeJ_1633jMg #Chess Olympiad 2012 – Armenia vs Spain Rd3 – GM Aronian vs GM Vallejo Pons

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmQy4UU9QKs #Chess Olympiad 2012: France vs Bulgaria – GM Lagrave vs GM Topalov – Kings Indian Fianchetto

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBPYkDLHnS8 #Chess Olympiad 2012 – Super GM Ivanchuk plays an almighty blunder against Qatar’s Board 1 GM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BF2POrGNtjw #Chess Olympiad 2012: England vs Brazil – Rd2 – Bd3 – GM Short vs GM Fier – Sicilian Grand Prix

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2iYVaYza8Y #Chess Olympiad 2012 – England vs Cuba Rd3 – GM Adams vs GM Dominguez – Super GMs Clash!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwoiRHBUsk8 #Chess World.net: GM Mikhail Tal with White at the 1966 Havana Olympiad

Hope some of these are interesting and instructive!

Cheers, K