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chess books

I am curious, which chess books that are still only available in descriptive notation are worth getting?

Mijn collega heeft wel allerlei schaakboeken, maar
hij heeft mij er nooit een uitgeleend

botvinnik one hundred selected games.
practical chess endings by chernev.
200 open games by bronstein
the art of the middle game by keres
the game of chess by tarrasch

i haven't read any of these.........lol............parts of tarrasch's..a drib or drab of some of the endgames. a number of these appear to have print dates in the 2000's, but remain in descriptive. i'm aware a lot of their theory is outdated ---- it's kind of interesting to see what the thinking was back then, though, and compare it to modern stuff. 200 brilliant endgames by chernev is available in algebraic.... i'm surprised.

@difford

Basically all books named "Art of {INSERT CHESS TERM}" are worth getting.

Art of Chess Chess Combination by Eugene Znosko-Borovsky
The Art of the Middle Game by Paul Keres
The Art of Checkmate by Georges Renaud, Victor Kahn
Art of Sacrifice by Rudolf Spielmann

The last two books however, are also available in algebraic notation, but I had to mention them as they are classic chess books.

#6...........i completely agree on 'the art of (obscure or non-obscure chess term)'... such as my book, which is available for almost free, considering all that is in it, 'the art of sort of middling chess play'...........

i'm kind of making a joke about all the incredible chess coaches who've been pummeling this forum... some for as cheap as $5 an hour!!! sorry to get off topic.

Thanks for the responses so far (hope there are more). I am sure there must be a lot of old books that are worthy of our attention still.

seirawan's winning chess line is great, my 60 memorable games by bobby fischer, 100 endgames you must know by jesus de la villa, zurich international 1953 by bronstein, all considerable

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