Best Chess audiobooks

While chess is probably not best consumed in an audio-only format, there are still some excellent chess related audiobooks out there. Here are some of our favourites!

One Move at a Time: How to Play and Win at Chess…and Life

Learn to play chess the fun and easy way while you learn what it takes to be successful in life. One Move at a Time reveals 20 proven ways to succeed at the game of kings - or at anything else you desire. It uses kid- and teen-friendly language to teach you fun, simple ways to memorize how the game is set up and how the pieces move; the "smart start" that gains you a quick advantage from your first few moves; seven strategies to turn beginning players into fast winners; and how to go for "the big win". Plus, you'll learn 20 life lessons you can take from the chessboard to make you a success at everything you do.

How Life Imitates Chess

In this book the former chess World Champion Garry Kasparov recounts his victories and his blunders, both from his years as a world-class competitor as well as his new life as a political leader in Russia. An inspiring book that combines unique strategic insight with personal memoir, How Life Imitates Chess is a glimpse inside the mind of one of today's greatest and most innovative thinkers.

Endgame: Bobby Fischer’s Remarkable Rise and Fall

From Frank Brady, who wrote one of the best-selling books on Bobby Fischer of all time and who was himself a friend of Fischer's, comes an impressively researched biography that for the first time completely captures the remarkable arc of Bobby Fischer's life. When Bobby Fischer passed away in January 2008, he left behind a confounding legacy. Everyone knew the basics of his life-he began as a brilliant youngster, then became the pride of American chess, then took a sharp turn, struggling with paranoia and mental illness. But nobody truly understood him.

The Queen of Katwe

One day in 2005, while searching for food, nine-year-old Phiona followed her brother to a dusty veranda where she met Robert Katende, another child of the Ugandan slums, who works for an American organization that offers relief and religion through sports. Robert introduced Phiona to the game of chess and soon recognized her immense talent. By the age of 11 Phiona was her country's junior chess champion and at 15, her country's national champion. In September of 2010 she traveled to Siberia, just her second time ever on an airplane, to compete in the Chess Olympiad, the world's most prestigious team chess event.

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