The Queen’s Gambit

By Rossiter Books

By Rossiter Books

A list of classic chess books suggested to us by a regular Rossiter Books customer, Adrian. The list is for those who may be inspired by the Netflix series The Queen‘s Gambit and might want to learn more about Chess.

The Luzhin Defense

Vladimir Nabokov

£9.99 £9.29

This is a classic piece of fictional writing by Nabokov based on a chess playing strange genius. Originally published in 1930.

The Queen's Gambit: Now a Major Netflix Drama

Walter Tevis

£8.99 £8.36

The 1983 book that inspired the Netflix series and the fictional female chess genius Beth Harmon.

The Moves that Matter: A Chess Grandmaster on the Game of Life

Jonathan Rowson

£10.99 £10.22

A proudly interesting book about chess and psychology authored by a former British Chess champion.

Magnus Carlsen: 60 Memorable Games

Andrew Soltis

£16.98 £15.79

Bobby Fischer’s phenomenal 60 Memorable Games has inspired US grandmaster Soltis to write vividly and very interestingly on the celebrated games of the Norwegian sensation World Champion Magnus Carlsen.

From GM to Top Ten: Judit Polgar Teaches Chess 2

Judit Polgar

£19.98 £18.58

The real greatest female chess grandmaster so far is Judit Polgar who remains an emblem and inspiration to the growing legions of female players with the current world champion being Ju Wenjun from China.

Grandmasters of Chess

Harold C Schonberg


A fabulous account of the extraordinary lives and idiosyncrasies of the earliest chess grandmasters.