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  1. AAGAARD GRANDMASTER PREP Positional Play
    under construction as of 22. March 2016
    not all games found
    "D01 16 B" means: diagram 1, position before 16th move of Black the gap between order No. 32 and 45 is intentional
    59 games, 1970-2012

  2. Art of Planning (McDonald)
    'The Art of Planning in Chess: Move by Move' by Neil McDonald.
    31 games, 1945-2006

  3. Art of the Middle Game (Keres/Kotov)
    'The Art of the Middle Game' by Paul Keres and Alexander Kotov. Translated and edited by Harry Golombek.
    46 games, 1914-1961

  4. attacking lessons
    This collection will contain games illustrating the attacking themes. Collection is still immature and I plan to add as many attacking gems as possible.
    101 games, 1855-2012

  5. Capablanca's Best Chess Endings (Irving Chernev)
    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

  6. Chess strategy
    163 games, 1834-2014

  7. Comprehensive Chess Course V2 games
    These are the illustrative games from Alburt/Pelts books
    39 games, 1750-1974

  8. Dynamic Decision Making (Gelfand/Aagaard)
    'Dynamic Decision Making in Chess' by Boris Gelfand and Jacob Aagaard.
    39 games, 1907-2015

  9. Fire on Board 1 (Shirov)
    'Fire on Board: Shirov's Best Games' by Alexey Shirov. Translated from Russian and German.
    82 games, 1983-1996

  10. Fire on Board 2 (Shirov)
    'Fire on Board, Part 2: 1997-2004' by Alexey Shirov.
    51 games, 1996-2004

  11. Grandmaster Chess Strategy
    9 Missing Games.
    71 games, 1971-2003

  12. Greatest Strategies (Collins)
    'The Greatest Ever Chess Strategies' by Sam Collins.
    62 games, 1927-2011

  13. How to Reassess your Chess (Silman)
    'How to Reassess Your Chess: Chess Mastery Through Chess Imbalances' by Jeremy Silman. 4th edition.
    84 games, 1620-2009

  14. Instructive Games of Chess by Chernev
    62 games, 1873-1961

  15. Jonathan Rowson: The Seven Deadly Chess Sins
    This is a collection of most of the games in Jonathan Rowson's excellent book "The Seven Deadly Chess Sins" (http://www.gambitbooks.com/books/se...). Jonathan Rowson is a very knowledgeable writer and this is an excellent book. The chapter on "Wanting" alone is worth it and was partly responsible for me finding the fun in The Game again. (Sorry, I was not able to locate all the games in the book).
    38 games, 1914-2000

  16. Learn from the Legends (Marin)
    'Learn from the Legends: Chess Champions at their Best' by Mihail Marin. 3rd edition.
    81 games, 1906-2013

  17. Life and Games (Tal)
    'The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal' by Mikhail Tal. Translated by Kenneth Neat.
    Edited by John Nunn.
    100 games, 1949-1975

  18. Logical Chess (Chernev)
    'Logical Chess: Move by Move: Every Move Explained' by Irving Chernev.
    33 games, 1889-1952

  19. Mammoth Book-Greatest Games (Nunn/Burgess/Emms)
    'The Mammoth Book of the World's Greatest Chess Games' by Graham Burgess, John Nunn and John Emms. New expanded edition-now with 125 games.
    125 games, 1834-2010

  20. Manual of Chess (Lasker)
    'Lasker's Manual of Chess' by Emanuel Lasker.
    124 games, 1783-1928

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