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Old 10-31-2010, 01:46 PM   #22
rkomar
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I'm a casual chess player, and I find chess books generally pretty hard going. However, David Spanier's book "Total Chess" was a real treat to read for me. It's not a book on how to play chess, but rather about various aspects of the culture of the game. Chapters include: Motivation, The Soviet Mind, Jews, Politics, Women, Computers, Madness, Vision, Mistakes, and Sting in the Tail. It is thought-provoking and entertaining. I don't think it's available as an ebook, and I'm not sure if it's even still in print, but if you're interested in the world of chess and see a copy of it somewhere, grab it.
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