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I really enjoyed True Combat Chess by Timothy Taylor. My only complaint is that it left me wanting more.
I found it fascinating to get a glimpse into the extreme climate of the pro-chess circuit. The author gives advice, much of which is ubiquitous, with entertaining accounts of him learning it the hard way.
Chess is often viewed as a microcosm, so these tales of combat and silver linings and just getting through life in a hyper competitive profession are perhaps more engaging and more relevant than the ivory tower gloating of more celebrated chess legends. Many of whom no longer participate in modern chess competition.