Our 10 best chess books for 1,000 rating include: “The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Chess” by Patrick Wolff, “Learn Chess” by Dr. John Nunn, “Chess Openings for Black, Explained: A Complete Repertoire” by Lev Alburt, “Chess Openings for White, Explained: Winning with 1.e4” by Lev Alburt, “A First Book of Morphy” by Frisco Del Rosario, “Silman’s Complete Endgame Course” by Jeremy Silman, “Winning Chess Tactics (Winning Chess – Everyman Chess)” by Yasser Seirawan, “Back to Basics: Tactics (ChessCafe Back to Basics Chess)” by Dan Heisman, “Logical Chess: Move By Move: Every Move Explained New Algebraic Edition” by Irving Chernev, and “Chess Tactics for Students” by John A Bain.
A good chess book will absolutely help your game if you apply its lessons in real practice. The authors of the best chess books spent hundreds of hours condensing a lifetime of experience and knowledge into their writings. Chess books help by providing us with new ideas, new scenarios, and new ways of thinking about chess.
Our 10 best chess books for attack are: “Attack with Mikhail Tal” by Mikhail Tai, “Storming The Barricades” by Larry Christiansen, “Sacrifice and Initiative In Chess” by Ivan Solokov, “The Art Of Sacrifice In Chess” by Rudolf Spielmann, “The Chess Attacker’s Handbook” by Michael Song, Razvan Preotu and Evgeny Bareev, “Dvoretsky’s Analytical Manual: Practical Training For The Ambitious Chessplayer” by Mark Dvoretsky, “Positional Chess Sacrifices” by Mihai Suba, “Rocking The Ramparts: A Guide To Attacking Chess” by Larry Christiansen, “Attacking Manual 1” by Jacob Aagaard and “Art of Attack in Chess” by Vladimir Vukovic.
The 10 best chess books to become a grandmaster include the 5 volumes that make up Garry Kasparov’s “On My Great Predecessors”, “My 60 Memorable Games by Bobby Fischer”, “Think Like A Grandmaster” By AA Kotov, “Dvoretsky’s Endgame Manual” by Mark Dvoretsky, “The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal” by Mikhail Tal and Positional Decision Making In Chess By Boris Gelfland.