The list author says: "Will this list make you a Grandmaster? Nope. If you are on Amazon looking for GM training, you are not smart enough to be one. This list is for the amatuer hacks like me looking to put some good art on the board and a good dent in some other persons ego. I do believe that if you truly study my small list of books (not skim and look at the pictures), that you CAN attain the rank of Expert and even National Master if you actually reach the point of understanding the material in these books. Check out the star rating on these books, nothing below FOUR stars. These books will bring the hurt to your opponent. EMAIL me at Chessroshi@aol.com if you would like further suggestions for a study plan with these books."
"Round out your middlegame chops with some insight into the dynamic and subjective features of the chess position. Chess pieces are black and white, chess positions are nearly always grey. Learn how to weigh up imbalances and make them work for you."
"This is one of my favorites. Learn how to conduct an attack and how to look for the roadsigns to success on the board. Stop playing 2-piece kamikaze mosquito attacks and throw down something with real substance."
"Here's some food for thought...Pawns can't move backward! Duh. But, until you understand the gravity of that first statement, you don't know enough about pawns. Pawn structure is a HUGE part of how a chess game plays out. Buy this book and have a solid foundation to build from."
"This book disects the chess combination and shows us that they are not some magical unicorn that just pops out of no-where. No dear reader, the chessplayer creates the combination. Read this book and learn how to make it happen."
"Heard of it before? Still ignoring it? Still pissed cause the expert from your club smacked you down and now wants you to read some old dusty 'classic'? Tell ya what, this is a classic for a reason. Get it on the cheap and make it your best friend, you will be richly rewarded."
"This book may be a little dated now, some analysis may not be spot on, but what is important is the IDEAS in this book. 500 annotated games that summarize the important points in the game. Each one is like a chess lesson. Get out your money and buy it now!"
"Holy crap, how much can a chess book weigh? Please get the paperback on this one, trust me, it's much more managable. What's inside is more positions than you know what to do with. Listen and listen good...If the Polgar sisters success isn't enough to warrant a look at their father/coach's book, then maybe you should play checkers instead."