Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess is one of the ultimate chess books for learning end game strategy and tactics. It is regularly at the top of best seller lists over 50 years after its original publication.
Written with the beginner in mind, this is a chess puzzle book presenting the reader with various chess situations and asking them to come up with the correct solution. The goal is to help improve the reader’s ability to recognize and capitalize on checkmate positions but you will learn plenty of other skills and abilities along the way.
This book is not without controversy. Bobby Fischer’s contributions to some parts are questionable and many critics feel his name was attached as a vehicle to promote the programmed instruction technique favored by the co-authors (see below). Controversy aside, the instructions in Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess are solid and worth investigating still to this day.
About the Authors
Bobby Fischer is probably one of the most famous and popular chess players of all time. Born in Chicago, in 1943, Fisher was an American grandmaster and the 11th World Chess Champion. His accolades and accomplishments are many: winner of the 1972 World Chess Championship, eight US Championship titles and much more. His story is a mix of outstanding victories in chess and strange turns in life.
This book was written with two co-authors: Donn Mosenfelder and Stuart Margulies. Mosenfelder is a prolific author and has written dozens of books on reading and math. Margulies is an expert in programmed learning and chess master.