Chess Books Free Download
Below is a list of chess books available for download. They are free and are mostly in Zip format which will unpack into PDV or DjVu files. You will need a Zip programme as well as a PDF or DjVu Reader to access these. If you do not have one, check under Resources - Software. They are available for download there.

Many of these are classics such as Steinitz's "The Modern Chess Instructor" which dates back to 1889. Hardly modern anymore but nevertheless good reading for the player who wishes to take his or her game to higher levels.

An important note regarding older books, is that since their release, there has sometimes been more analysis, for instance on an opening and you will need to read through our article base to get a more modern perspective on certain issues. They are extremely valuable however as many lines were still simple in their approach and  reading these older books can give one a simpler, clearer grasp surrounding a certain approach or tactic.

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200 Chess Problems - Healey
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200 PerplexingChess Puzzles - Martin Greif
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700 Opening Traps - Bill Wall
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Art of the Middle Game - Keres and Kotov
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Chess - RF Foster
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Chess Openings - Robert Wormald
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Chess Problems - W Lewis
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Crumbs from the Chessboard - C Gilbert
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75 Chess Problems - John Thursby
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Analysis of the Game of Chess - Philidor
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Chess Strategetics - Franklin Young
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The Chess Players Handbook - Howard Staunton
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The Modern Chess Instructor - Steinitz
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