365 Chess Master Lessons book review

Book review: 365 Chess Master Lessons – GM Andrew Soltis

Publisher: Batsford Chess Author: GM Andrew Soltis 384 pages ★★★★☆ An all too familiar problem facing chess players is the question of what to study. Most of us have jobs, families or other commitments leaving us precious little time for studying […]

Book review: What it takes to become a Grandmaster – Andrew Soltis

Publisher: Batsford Chess Author: GM Andrew Soltis 318 pages ★★★★½ GM Andrew Soltis returns with a sequel to his popular book “What it takes to become a Chess Master”. Whereas “Chess Master” talked about the new skills you need to move […]

Book Review: The Caro-Kann (Opening Repertoire)

Publisher: Everyman Chess Author: WGM Jovanka Houska 480 pages ★★★★½ The Caro-Kann is a funny opening – it looks completely unambitious (would you open 1.c3?) yet it was a favourite of World Champions Capablanca, Botvinnik, Petrosian and Karpov. Of course, these […]

The Classical French – Move by Move

Publisher: Everyman Chess             £19.99/$29.95         464 pages       ★ ★ ★ ★ ½ Prior to reading “The Classical French – move by move” my experience with opening books was less than pleasant. The books were […]

The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played – Chernev

Publisher: Batsford             £15.99/$23.95         312 pages       ★ ★ ★ ★ ★   First published in 1965, Irving Chernev’s book has become a classic in the field of annotated games. Now Batsford bring us an […]