Book Reviews

BCN provides book reviews at regular intervals written by members of our review team.

As of August 2019 we provide reviews for the following publishers :

  • New in Chess
  • Everyman Chess
  • Gambit Publications
  • Thinkers Publishing
  • McFarland Books
  • CartsenChess

We are hoping to add Chess Stars, Quality Chess and BT Batsford.

As of August 2019 we have the following titles out for review with a member of our review team :

  • Winning Ugly in Chess: Playing Badly is No Excuse for Losing by IM Cyrus Lakdawala
  • First Steps : King’s Indian Defence by IM Andrew Martin
  • Opening Repertoire: The Petroff Defence by Cyrus Lakdawala
  • An Attacking Repertoire for White with 1.D4: Ambitious Ideas and Powerful Weapons
    by Viktor Moskalenko
  • Chess Tactics : Volume 1 by FM Carsten Hansen
  • Coach Yourself by Neil McDonald
  • Game Changer by Matthew Sadler and Natasha Regan
  • The Tactics Bible by Efstratios Grivas
  • Understanding Before Moving 2 : Queen’s Gambit Structures by Herman Grooten
  • Learn from Michal Krasenkow
  • Opening Repertoire : The French Defence by Cyrus Lakdawala
  • Applying Logic in Chess by Erik Kislik
  • Unconventional Approaches to Modern Chess Volume 1: Rare Ideas for Black by Alexander Ipatov
  • Improve Your Practical Play in the Middlegame by Alexey Dreev
  • Crucial Chess Skills for the Club Player Volume 2 by Robert Ris
  • British Chess Literature to 1914 : A Handbook for Historians by Tim Harding
  • Tal, Petrosian, Spassky and Korchnoi : A Chess Multibiography with 207 Games by Andrew Soltis
  • Louis Paulsen : A Chess Biography with 719 Games by Hans Renette