Shop for recommended chess books

Shop for Recommended Chess Books

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All the books below are listed out for recommendation purposes. The prices might have changed since I last looked at it so please make your own judgement when purchasing. I have read or used for teaching most of the books below.

Junior Chess Training Books

Over the years, solving puzzles became a habit of mine. Now as I’m trying to instil love to chess puzzles to my junior students, I’ve found Jeff Coakley’s books very helpful! It will make you think!

Advanced Chess Training Books

Advanced chess training requires more complex material that you can find in my Advanced Chess Training Books below. Some of these books can be used as a reference books rather than studying them cover to cover. M. Dvorestky’s ‘Endgame Manual’ and ‘Analytical Manual’ as well as ‘Perfect Your Chess’ by A. Volokitin and V. Grabinsky will challenge you to work harder than ever before.

I am a big fan of A. Nikitin, M. Dvoretsky and G. Kasparov.

Chess Openings and Systems Books

It’s tricky to keep up with chess openings’ improvements using books. Openings more than systems evolve over the time. If you are a beginner moving towards an intermediate chess player, books on openings might explain the ideas behind the moves well. Progressing further, you may want to start using a chess program like ChessBase or online tools like Opening Explorer/Library on here or here to work on your opening repertoire.

Chess Classics Books You Should Know About

Chess Books Annotated by the Great Chess Masters

Chess Books My Students Recommend

Chess Books which are a Nice Read

Chess Equipment



Miscellaneous for Juniors

My children and I are mad about books. We have read lots and lots. Below there’s a fraction of what we would recommend.

Miscellaneous for Adults