Word Freak for Chess?
February 27, 2013 1:28 PM Subscribe
Can you recommend a good chess book with as much history, context, stories, and culture as strategy?
posted by suprenant to sports, hobbies, & recreation (10 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I'm looking for a book on chess similar to Stefan Fatsis's Scrabble book, Word Freak
, in which the author explains the basics of the game and competitive play, eventually becoming a strong player himself.
I haven't played chess since I was a teenager but became interested after reading some anecdotes in this tactics thread
Strategy books like these
seem a good second step, and I also have Searching for Bobby Fischer
in my Netflix queue, but – for now – can you recommend books that explain the history and context of chess along with some basic strategy?