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Myths, ways to lose, books, and more

(June 2007) Just because chess is a serious game doesn't mean it always has to be taken seriously. Need some examples?

  • Top 10 Myths about Chess • People, especially chess players themselves, say the darnedest things about chess and about chess players. Here are some of our favorite myths about the royal game.

  • Top 10 Ways to Lose at Chess • No one likes to lose, but if you're going to lose you might as well do it in style. Here are a few of our favorites, many of which we learned from direct experience.

Bedtime reading, beach reading, hammock reading. Most chess books require a chess set and board to get the most out of them. Here are two lists of chess books that can be enjoyed without a board.

Our fourth edition of a year-end look at what's hot in the world of chess product came up with the following. Follow the side bar links for Previous Years' Picks.

For more top picks see 'Related Picks' below.

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