Many listeners have mentioned that they enjoy hearing the guests recommend books on Perpetual Chess, so I made a page to show all books that have been written by and/or recommended by Perpetual Chess guests. I will update this page regularly.

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PS I am working from memory on this list, and I am definitely forgetting a few, so please email me if you can think of other recommended books. . 



Recommended by GM Jan Gustafsson:


Recommended by IM Nazi Paikidze:


Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual
By Mark Dvoretsky
Positional Decision Making in Chess
By Boris Gelfand

Written by IM Kostya Kavutskiy

Modernized: The Open Sicilian
By Zhanibek Amanov, Kostya Kavutskiy

Written by IM Christof Sielecki

Recommended by IM Christof Sielecki

Endgame Strategy (Everyman Chess)
By Mikhail Shereshevsky

Recommended by GM Jon Ludvig Hammer

Written by IM Michael Rahal


Written by GM Alex Yermolinsky (and recommended by Jon Ludvig Hammer)

The Road to Chess Improvement
By Alex Yermolinsky

Recommended by WGM Sabina Foisor

Grandmaster Preparation: Calculation
By Jacob Aagaard

Recommended by GM Mesgen Amanov

The Mammoth Book of Chess
By Graham Burgess

Recommended by IM John Bartholomew

Recommended by IM David Pruess

Life & Games of Mikhail Tal
By Mikhail Tal
My 60 Memorable Games
By Bobby Fischer

Recommended by GM Pontus Carlsson

Written by GM David Smerdon

Smerdon's Scandinavian
By David Smerdon

Recommended by GM David Smerdon

Recommended by GM Eugene Perelshteyn

Perfect Your Chess
By Andrei Volokitin, Vladimir Grabinsky

Written by GM Hikaru Nakamura

Bullet Chess: One Minute to Mate
By Hikaru Nakamura, Bruce Harper

Recommended by GM Hikaru Nakamura

Recommended by Writer Sean Williams

Recommended by IM Eric Rosen

Imagination in Chess by Paata Gaprindashvilli (out of print but available used)


Written by FM Alisa Melekhina


Recommended by FM Alisa Melekhina

Chess Structures: A Grandmaster Guide
By Mauricio Flores Rios

Written by GM Danny Gormally

A Year Inside the Chess World
By Daniel Gormally

Recommended by GM Danny Gormally

Chess for Tigers
By Simon Webb