BOOK REVIEWS 
March 2014 

100 Master Trade Secrets
Andrew Soltis’ newest book.

Judit Polgar Teaches Chess 2
The 2nd volume about the life and games of the strongest female player of all time.

The Tarrasch Defense: Move-by-Move
A great opening against 1.d4, explained in a clear instructive manner.

The Panov-Botvinnik Attack: Move-by-Move
A fierce weapon against the Caro-Kann.

My Chess
A fascinating look at chess greats and other important players who also made their mark.

Seven Deadly Chess Sins
The best book on chess psychology.

Tango! A Dynamic Answer to 1.d4 
An exciting way to deal with 1.d4.

Pirc Alert: A complete Defense Against 1.e4
A classic treatise on the ins and outs of the Pirc Defense.

Philidor Files
The Philidor Defense is alive and well! A wonderful book.

February 

A Cunning Chess Opening Repertoire for White 
If you’re a 1.d4 player, then this book might well be for you 

A new edition of Dvoretsky’s magnificent work 

This book, the first of 3, covers the super complex Winawer Variation (sans 7.Qg4) 

Lakdawala teaches you to play 1.b3, which has been successfully used by Fischer, Larsen, and Nimzowitsch 

A fine handbook of key positional methods 

A deep analysis and discussion of Carlsen’s World Championship victory over Anand, in a beautiful hardcover edition. A seriously impressive piece of work! 

January 2014 

Jeremy Silman’s first novel! (Adults Only) 

The first proper translation in English (for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch). Deeply reviewed by John Watson 

The first proper translation in English (for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch). Deeply reviewed by John Watson 

A simple but effective system for those that want effective but easy-to-learn openings 

Another instructional masterpiece by Cyrus Lakdawala 

How Magnus broke Kasparov’s rating record 

Another magnificent book by grandmaster Ivan Sokolov 

Aagaard and Ntirlis team up to give you a complete, dynamic answer to 1.e4 

November/December 2013 

A K-8 educational math learning aid series that teaches you to play chess at the same time! 

A classic "winner take all” between Botvinnik, Smyslov, Reshevsky, Keres, and Euw

Jeremy Silman’s first novel! (Adults Only) 

October 2013

A delightful new book by Hans Ree, deeply reviewed by Donald K. McKim 

A wonderful book offered at the insane price of $14.00 

Dealing with something all chess players agonize over 

The great Edward Winter takes us through the ins and outs of chess history 

Facing multiple choices? This book will teach you how to deal with it 

GM Repertoire 8 & 9: THE GRUNFELD DEFENSE
 VOLUMES 1 AND 2
The greatest work on the Grunfeld defense ever 

We all face strange openings. Now we’ll know how to deal with them 

A great book on a great opening 

September 

The latest in a groundbreaking series which now chronicles all major tournaments from 1747 to 1970. 

Looked at from black’s point of view, this fine book offers state of the art coverage of the Grunfeld. 

Alekhine dominates one of the greatest tournaments of all time. 

A highly original book that caused quite a stir back in 2007. 

GM Beim’s chess classic from 2006. 

An ambitious one-system setup for Black. 

The best English Opening repertoire book for amateurs. 

August 

Another important book by Scottish IM Craig Pritchett. 

The best book ever written on 1…b6 (vs. everything but 1.g3)

Andrew Greet deeply explores my favorite opening. 

The book to get for players under 2000 that want to understand the ins and outs of the QGD. 

For those that want to avoid the mega-theory of 1.d4 or 1.e4 and instead embrace the sublime Réti Opening. 

Karpov shows you how to deal with the Panov-Botvinnik Attack. 

A White repertoire based on meeting 1.e4 e5 with the Ruy Lopez. 

Reviewed by John Watson. An algebraic version (with added photos and crosstables) of Alekhine’s masterpiece. 

Bobby Fischer Comes Home: The Final Years in Iceland, a Saga of Friendship and Lost Illusions 
I loved it, but John Watson tells you why he doesn’t. 

July 

Wojo’s Weapons: Winning With White, Volumes One, Two, and Three 









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