Books about Fischer and Kasparov

Edward Winter

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We have compiled lists, as comprehensive as possible, of books about (not by) Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov.


Kindle books by John Donaldson and Eric Tangborn (see C.N. 10732):

Another Kindle work (2015) is John Donaldson’s A Legend on the Road: Bobby Fischer’s 1964 Simultaneous Tour. It is roughly twice as large as the second edition of the hard-copy book (Milford, 2005).


Afterword: The lists of books in our collection (C.N. 3952) have been supplemented here by titles subsequently mentioned to us by Miquel Artigas (Sabadell, Spain), Michael Clapham (Ipswich, England), Calle Erlandsson (Lund, Sweden), Walter Faxon (Attleboro, MA, USA), Claes Lřfgren (Randers, Denmark), Karel Mokrý (Prostějov, Czech Republic), Richard Reich (Fitchburg, WI, USA), Hassan Roger Sadeghi (Lausanne, Switzerland), Eduardo Sandoval (Vińa del Mar, Chile), Juan Carlos Sanz Menéndez (Madrid), Michael Syngros (Amarousion, Greece), Ađalsteinn Thorarensen (Reykjavik), Olaf Wolna (Hamburg, Germany), Philip Wong (Wilmette, IL, USA) and Yakov Zusmanovich (Pleasanton, CA, USA). Items not in our collection are marked with an asterisk.

In C.N. 10547 Sean Robinson (Tacoma, WA, USA) discussed The Chess Tutor: Elements of Combinations by L.H. Ault (New York, 1975), which is largely based on Fischer’s games.

Latest update: 15 February 2020.

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Fischer’s Views on Chess Masters
A Fischer Interview
Fischer’s Fury
Instant Fischer
Fischer’s Chess Column in Boys’ Life
Fischer Mysteries
Spassky v Fischer, Reykjavik, 1972
Brad Darrach and the Dark Side of Bobby Fischer
A Letter from Bobby Fischer to Pal Benko
Fischer v Gligorić Training Match (1992)
My 61 Memorable Games
Searching for Bobby Fischer (Josh Waitzkin)

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