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10 Best Chess Opening Books of All Time

Our goal: Build the most true list of best Chess Opening books.

Our process:
1. Search for "best Chess Opening books" and study the top 6 articles.
2. Add only the top books (mentioned 2+ times).
3. Rank the results neatly for you here! 😊
(This process takes a long time, but we do the research so you don't have to!)

(Updated 2022)

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  1. 1
    Appears in 3 articles
  2. 3

    The Agile London System

    Alfonso Romero Holmes

    Appears in 2 articles
  3. 4
    Appears in 2 articles
  4. 6


    Fundamental Chess Openings

    Paul Van der Sterren

    Appears in 2 articles

    Modern Chess Openings

    Nick De Firmian

    Appears in 2 articles


  • How was this list created?

    We searched for "best Chess Opening books", found the top 5 articles, took every book mentioned in 2+ articles, and averaged their rankings.

  • How many books are in this list?

    There are 10 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this list?

    We wanted to gather the most accurate list of Chess Opening books on the internet.

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