Chess is a two-player strategy board game played on a chessboard, a checkered gameboard with 64 squares arranged in an eight-by-eight grid. It is one of the world's most popular games, played by millions of people worldwide in homes, parks, clubs, online, by correspondence, and in tournaments. ...more

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Best Chess Books
191 books — 104 voters
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland / Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis CarrollHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. RowlingIA by John Darryl WinstonThe Flanders Panel by Arturo Pérez-ReverteChess Story by Stefan Zweig
Chess in Fiction
41 books — 35 voters

Ready Player One by Ernest ClineHarry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. RowlingEnder's Game by Orson Scott CardThe Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsAlterWorld by D. Rus
The Games We Play
90 books — 43 voters
Bobby Fischer Goes to War by David EdmondsBirth of the Chess Queen by Marilyn YalomMy 60 Memorable Games by Bobby FischerTal-Botvinnik 1960 by Mikhail TalLisa by Jesse Kraai
Best Books About Chess
59 books — 26 voters

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland / Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis CarrollThe Eight by Katherine NevilleChess Story by Stefan ZweigThe Queen's Gambit by Walter TevisThe Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
Chess-themed Fiction
68 books — 106 voters
365 Ways To Checkmate by Joe   GallagherBoost Your Chess 1 by Artur YusupovChess Tactics from Scratch, 2nd by Martin WeteschnikTal's Winning Chess Combinations by Mikhail TalTactimania by Glenn Flear
Chess tactics Books
26 books — 3 voters

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