English Descriptive Book List

It’s interesting that many of the best and most instructive books never got reissued with algebraic notation, providing a strong argument for being bilingual. Here’s an initial list of ten such English Descriptive books:

  1. The Art of Checkmate by Georges Renaud and Victor Kahn
  2. 200 Miniature Games of Chess by Jacques du Mont
  3. Lasker’s Manual of Chess by Emanuel Lasker
  4. 500 Master Games of Chess by Saveilly Tartakower and du Mont
  5. 100 Master Games of Modern Chess by Tartakower and du Mont
  6. Pawn Power In Chess by Hans Kmoch
  7. Rubinstein’s Chess Masterpieces by Kmoch
  8. Chess From Morphy To Botwinnik by Imre Konig
  9. Modern Ideas In Chess by Richard Reti
  10. Masters Of The Chessboard by Reti

You are of course free to ignore these recommendations and buy yet another openings book with densely packed analysis!