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  1. # New in Chess Book of Chess Improvement
    'The New in Chess Book of Chess Improvement'.

    Compiled and edited by Stephen Giddins.

    95 games, 1936-2013

  2. Art of Sacrifice in Chess, R. Spielmann
    Spielmann, Rudolf. The Art of Sacrifice in Chess, New York: Dover, 1995. ISBN 0-486-28449-2.
    37 games, 1903-1934

  3. Alekhine
    Steve Giddins' selection.
    1 game, 1909

  4. Application of Chess Theory (Geller)
    'The Application of Chess Theory' by Efim Geller. Translated by Kenneth Neat.
    First English edition.
    100 games, 1946-1982

  5. Attacking Manual Volume 2- Aagaard
    This collection has been 'cloned' from Takchess's collection of the same title. "Aagaard meant this volume to be a followup to The Art of Attack but with modern games and clearer writing. A great book worthy of lengthy study." This text appears in the original collection.
    101 games, 1896-2009

  6. B70 Dragons
    An early ...a6 and the Q's N to d7.
    1 game, 2017

  7. Bobby Fischer Rediscovered (Andy Soltis)
    Games featured in the above book.
    97 games, 1956-1992

  8. Boris Spassky's Best Games
    The best games of Spassky's career.

    Chess is like life. - Boris Spassky

    Which do I prefer? Sex or chess? It depends on the position. - Boris Spassky

    When I am in form, my style is a little bit stubborn, almost brutal. Sometimes I feel a great spirit of fight which drives me on. – Boris Spassky

    After I won the title, I was confronted with the real world. People do not behave naturally anymore - hypocrisy is everywhere. - Boris Spassky

    In my country, at that time, being a champion of chess was like being a King. At that time I was a King … and when you are King you feel a lot of responsibility, but there is nobody there to help you. - Boris Spassky

    I don’t want ever to be champion again. - Boris Spassky

    I enjoy life, sometimes with a good bottle of wine! But don't count on me in tournaments that demand a lot of nervous energy, like the French championship. I am empty; these are not for me anymore. - Boris Spassky

    The Cary Grant of the 64 Squares. - Larry Parr

    Highly cultured with interests in all fields of human knowledge, a man of impeccable comportment, great modesty ... one of the favorites of all chessplayers. - Max Euwe

    When Spassky offers you a piece, you may just as well resign. – Miguel Najdorf

    I believe that judged by his style of play, Spassky is much closer to Alekhine and Tal than to Smyslov, Botvinnik, or Petrosian. This is probably why, when Spassky was in his best form, neither Tal nor Korchnoi could really put up much resistance against him. Spassky could read their play (especially that of Tal) like an open book. – Garry Kasparov

    The universal chess style, characterized by the ability to play quite different types of chess positions, is considered by many to derive from that of Boris Spassky. But I think that the general idea that Spassky has a universal style overlooks the fact that from an early age, Spassky had a bent for sharp, attacking play and a good eye for the initiative. – Garry Kasparov

    It is characteristic that Spassky has never in his life started a game with 1.Nf3. He must have considered it a “semi-move”, real moves being only those that lead to an immediate fight. All of those notorious opening peculiarities (such as avoiding this, that, and the other and preventing the other that and this) seemed repulsive to him. – Garry Kasparov

    Spassky was the first great chess player to use both 1.e4 and 1.d4 with equal success. He managed to employ these moves more harmoniously than any other world champion. – Garry Kasparov

    One of the soundest attacking players ever, Spassky nonetheless took very few chances. Totally dominant until he lost to the irresistible juggernaut known as Bobby Fischer. After that loss, he was never the same. – Bruce Pandolfini

    Spassky sacrifices his pieces with the utmost imperturbability. He can blunder away a piece, and you are never sure whether it's a blunder or a fantastically deep sacrifice. He sits at the board with the same dead expression whether he's mating or being mated. – Bobby Fischer

    Spassky is also a correct player, in this 'classical' aspect he is like Smyslov. But whereas Smyslov is a sedate player, Spassky has an attacking style. He combines the qualities of different chess players. Like Alekhine he values time. He is a very good strategic player. His games are pleasant to watch: he uses the whole board. He manages to deal with everything, grabs space, turns on the pressure here and there... - Vladimir Kramnik

    He was less concerned about the position’s evaluation than about the character of the arising struggle. If he liked the character of the battle, he felt absolutely at home and, as a rule, didn’t fail to outplay his opponents. – Garry Kasparov (on Spassky)

    Games to add:
    Polgar vs Spassky, 1993

    122 games, 1949-2001

  9. Botvinnik "100 Selected Games"
    Dover publisher
    87 games, 1926-1946

  10. Botvinnik "100 Selected Games"
    Dover publisher
    87 games, 1926-1946

  11. Capablanca's Best Chess Endings
    Games from Irving Chernev's "Capablanca's Best Chess Endings"

    The opening of a game is important - and hundreds of books are written on the opening. The opening leads to the midgame. The midgame is important - and hundreds of books are written on the midgame. The midgame leads to the endgame. The endgame is important - and *no books are written on the endgame*!

    Yes, there are books, but they concern themselves with composed endings, or with theoretical (and for the most part artificial) positions. The composed endings are admittedly beautiful, but they are of limited value, as they have no relationship to practical play. Of the theoretical positions, many have their uses, but one must sift the wheat from the chaff. TO what use can we put such knowledge as the procedure for mating with a Knight and Bishop, or with the two Bishops, when an opportunity to do so may not occur in a lifetime? And why burden our minds with the manner of forcing mate with three knights (believe-it-or-not) or winning with four minor pieces against a Queen (sans Pans) when such positions as these have never yet been seen on land or sea? Capablanca himself says : "In order to improve your game, you must study the endgame before anything else; for whereas the endings can be studied and mastered by themselves, the middlegame and the opening must be studied in relation to the endgame." There are no books on endings from real life, no books from the practices of masters in actual play, let alone from the practice of a single master. This fact alone is enough to justify this book of endings, selected from the tournament and match play of the greatest endgame virtuoso the world has ever seen - the immortal Capablanca. Here are wondrous endings to enchant the reader, endings of breathtaking artistry. Here are endings of astonishing accuracy, whose relentless logic will inspire the earnest student to emulate a similar technique - the technique of seeking a clear-cut, efficient win, instead of a display of fireworks. The games are given in full, in order to show how a slight advantage acquired in the early stages, is carried forward and exploited in the endgame. I have annotated the endings in detail (a consideration they have rarely received before) for the better appreciation of the fine points of Capablanca's play, and have given credit to those who have anticipated my findings.

    -- Irving Chernev

    60 games, 1901-1936

  12. Chess: The Art of Logical Thinking
    Neil McDonald
    30 games, 1978-2003

  13. Garry Kasparov's On My Great Predecessors (2)
    Games featured in Volume Two of Garry's Book
    99 games, 1920-1973

  14. Grandmaster Chess Strategy
    9 Missing Games:- #12 - UA v Rainer Knaak [Ch 3], #20 UA v Thomas Markowsky [Ch 4], #24 UA v Alexandru Segal [Ch 5], #47 UA v Luiz Loureiro [Ch 10], #52 Sergey Krivoshey v UA [Ch 11], #72 UA v Peter Biyiasis [Ch 14], #75 UA v Robert Byrne [Ch 15], #79 UA v Alonzo Zapata [Ch 15], #80 UA v Jose Ibarra [Ch 15].
    71 games, 1971-2003

  15. I Play Against Pieces
    By Svetozar Gligoric.

    130 games, 1939-2001

  16. Lessons with a Grandmaster 1
    23 games, 1972-2001

  17. Lessons _ Gulko 3
    26 games, 1974-2003

  18. Lessons_Gulko_2
    27 games, 1968-1994

  19. Miroslav Filip - All World Is Learning From Them
    This is a collection of 100 games of 10 great GMs (Botvinnik, Smyslov, Tal, Petrosian, Spassky, Gligoric, Larsen, Portisch, Fischer and Karpov) selected and annotated by GM Miroslav Filip in a book published in 1979. I have added also one pretty game played by author himself.
    101 games, 1936-1976

  20. Modern chess: Move by move
    32 games, 2005-2008

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