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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.

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

  7. 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:
    J Polgar vs Spassky, 1993

    122 games, 1949-2001

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

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

  10. I Play Against Pieces
    By Svetozar Gligoric.

    130 games, 1939-2001

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

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

  13. Lessons_Gulko_2
    27 games, 1968-1994

  14. My Best Games of chess by Vishy Anand
    This is a real in-print version of My best Games of Chess by Vishy Anand, Worldchampion Edition! Chessgames is missing 3

    Intro from Vishy Anand is comming


    57 games + combinations

    53 games, 1986-2000

  15. Neil McDonald: Starting Out: The Dutch

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    These are the games in Neil McDonald's introductory book 'Starting Out: The Dutch Defence' by Everyman Chess (buy it here:

    53 games, 1912-2004

  16. Nunn's Understanding Chess Move by Move
    Most of Nunn's games seem not to be in here. These are the ones that are. Also, I believe Gambit is very touchy about games files from their books, so who knows if this is even kosher? Maybe they'd freak out if they knew i was doing this....
    15 games, 1979-1999

  17. skisuitof12's favorite games
    THP's treatment of the Benko
    5 games, 1941-2017

  18. skisuitof12's instructional games
    Learning from the less famous 'classics'.
    22 games, 1936-2021

  19. Smyslov's Best Games of chess 1935-1957
    Anyone interested in seeing Smyslov at his best should glance through these games that I got from the actual book!
    66 games, 1935-1957

  20. Uncompromising Chess by Alexander Beliavsky
    These 71 games are the ones which Beliavsky included in his book "Uncompromising Chess". Most of the games feature the latest (at that time) opening theory and are played against top-notch opponents.
    71 games, 1972-1997

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