DB Books
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What is a DB Book?
A DB Book is a file with games (no annotations!) that are in chess books, published in Italy or in the World.
The files are available in ChessBase format (.cbv) and in .pgn format.

How to use them?
The main idea is to have the games on the screen, without put them on the board, in order to study them faster and better!
Please note that the games are without annotations: so you should have the book.

Copyright Notice
Some Publishers asked me to remove some DB Books for which they hold the copyright.
Please don't send me DB Books from:
. Gambit Publications Ltd.
. Everyman Chess
. Cadogan Chess
. Pergamon
. British Chess Magazine
. Sahovski informator (Chess Informant)
.
Thinkers' Press, Inc.
. Chessco

Read carefully:
All the transfers are logged, the files are zipped and protected by a password.
Don't ask me the password because I can't send it without a new file to add in the book list!
You can download the files in the "FREE" section, but if you want to have the password you should send me a file in .pgn or ChessBase format. 

Please do as follows:
1. choose a book from your collection;
2. check that the title isn't available in the book's list (use the search engine) or in other chess sites;
3. enable referrer logging, disable your firewall and fill the form with full details (Author, Title, Publisher, Year)
4. wait for a confirm;
5. only when you will receive a reply you can prepare the file with the games and/or diagrams from the book without any annotation.

When you have done this, I will send you a password within 48 hours and you will be able to download ALL the DB Books. Please send me only original works (files edited by yourself and not already available in other chess sites)

If you have any question please send an email
If you want some free collection of chess books, take a visit at the excellent Gunther Ossimitz chess page.
You can download a sample file in .cbv format or in .pgn

If you need a program, you can download FileMate (on this site) or ChessBase Light; if you use Winboard read here.
If you use PGN files, please try PGN Utils

All the DB Books are available here or:
1. Collection of games
2. Games - Players
3. General
4. Openings (general)
5. Openings (specific)
6. Tactics and Strategy
7. Endgame and problems
8. Free Collections (books)
9. Free DB Books

If you are looking for a book, try the normal search or the advanced search

 

What's (Old contribution 2003 - 2004 - 2005 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008 - 2009 - 2010)

Date Author, Title Section
25 Sept Aagaard Jacob - Attacking Manual 1 - Quality Chess - 2008 - ISBN: 978-9-197600-40-8 - Wane Inkpen - Canada Free DB Books
25 Sept Averbakh, Yuri - Chess Endings, Essential Knowledge - MacMillan Publishing Company - July 1993 Free DB Books
25 Sept Bliss, F. Donald - Rate Your Own Chess - Van Nostrand Reinhold Company - 1972 - ISBN: 0-442-00829-5 - Frank Walls - USA Free DB Books
25 Sept Botvinnik, M - 15 Games and their stories - Chess Enterprises - 1982 - ISBN: 0-931462-15-0 - Kevin Brown - Australia Free DB Books
25 Sept Bouwmeester Hans - Winning chess combinations - David McKay - 1977 - ISBN: 0-679-50729-9 - Levi Germain - Great Britain Free DB Books
25 Sept C.J.S Purdy - How Fischer won: world chess championship 1972 - E. J. Dwyer (Holdings) - 1972 - ISBN: 0855742089 - Michael Lo Free DB Books
25 Sept Dr. Orfeu Gilberto D'Agostini - Xadrez Básico - Ediouro - 2002 - ISBN: 85-00-01059-2 - Rodrigo Albuquerque - Brasil Free DB Books
25 Sept Gary Lane - The Bishop's Opening Explained- Batsford- 2004- ISBN: 9-780-7134-8917-0 - Stephen Lupton - USA Free DB Books
25 Sept Grooten Herman - Chess Strategy for Club Players - News In Chess - 2009 - ISBN: 9789056912680 -  Olivier Lajoinie - France Free DB Books
25 Sept Isaac Kashdan - Second Piatigorsky Cup - Dover Publications Inc. - 1968 - ISBN: 0-486-23572-6 - Gary Connors - USA Free DB Books
25 Sept Khalil Hosseini - Chess Strategy Test - Farzin - 2009 - ISBN: 9786005017076 Free DB Books
25 Sept Lane Gary - Ideas behind modern chess openings, black - Batsford - 2005 - ISBN: 0713489502 - Peter James - Sweden Free DB Books
25 Sept Lane Gary - Victory in the Opening! - Batsford - 1999 - ISBN: 0-7134-8427-6 - Pertti Koskimäki - Finland Free DB Books
25 Sept Moskalenko - The Flexible French - New In Chess - 2008 - ISBN: 9789056912451 - John Upper - Canada Free DB Books
25 Sept Naroditsky Daniel - Mastering Positional Chess - New In Chess - 2010 - ISBN: 978-9056913106 - Zhou, Guofu Free DB Books
25 Sept Pandolfini Bruce - Endgame Workshop: Principles for the Practical Player - Russell Enterprises, Inc. -  2008 Free DB Books
25 Sept Teschner Rudolf - Schachmeisterpartien 1986-1990 - Philipp Reclam jun. Stuttgart - 1991 - ISBN: 3-15-008730-9 - Klaus Ziegler Free DB Books
25 Sept Schiller - Standard Chess Openings - Cardoza - 1998 - ISBN: 0-940685-72-8 - Paul Synnott - Ireland Free DB Books
25 Sept Tarrasch Siegbert - The Game of Chess - 2003 - Olms - 1987 (corrected version of the previous file) Rainer Borchert Free DB Books

For any information write to:
Giorgio Ruggeri Laderchi
I - 01010 Tre Croci - VT
ruggeri.laderchi@people.it
PGP key available