Open Chess Books

A project by Degenerate Metrics

Reading a chess book is not always easy for us amateurs. We find that following chess diagrams and written moves is tedious or at least very tiring. This project aims to help people who are starting chess not to get overwhelmed by the initial complexity.

We are going to republish classic chess books, with all diagrams transformed in animated boards, and release them for free.

Richard Rèti, Modern Ideas in Chess

We consider Modern Ideas in Chess a very good book for the Amateur. It exposes an evolutionary history of chess in a period that goes from the 19th century to the early decades of 1900. It is both a simple and at the same time deep book.

Please consider donating if you enjoy the book.

Josè Raùl Capablanca, Chess Fundamentals

We started working on Capablanca's Chess Fundamentals some time ago...

Please consider donating to help us go ahead.