David Bronstein

Zurich International Chess Tournament, 1953

David Bronsteins Zurich International Chess Tournament Book is widely considered one of the greatest chess books ever written

Recommendations

>What are your five favourite chess books? [...]David Bronstein’s Zurich Candidates[...]

—Yasser Seirawan, https://www.kingpinchess.net/2015/04/yasser-seirawan/

I love old tournament books. Two most obvious examples are Bronstein’s Zurich Interzonal 1953 and Tal’s book on his match vs Botvinnik.

—Peter Svidler, https://www.kingpinchess.net/2013/02/peter-svidler/

I just finished reading book on the Candidate Tournament in Zurich 1953 by Bronstein — great book!

—Teimour Radjabov, http://www.gmsquare.com/interviews/radjabov.html

If I should name three favourite chess books it would be [...] The third book is Bronstein’s opus on Zurich 1953.

—David Navara, https://chess24.com/en/read/news/david-navara-what-helps-me-is-good-intuition

>But for you, what book has given you the most? Without doubt Zurich 53 by Bronstein! That’s a totally unique book. Not only are the ideas described with words and not simply variations, but it was also unprecedented for a player at his level, number 2 or 3 in the world, to reveal his ideas like that, with great sincerity. It’s a deep and honest book.

—Josif Dorfman, https://chess24.com/en/read/news/dorfman-the-real-talent-is-the-ability-to-work-hard

The Zurich International Tournament 1953 was the second Candidates’ Tournament of the World Chess Federation FIDE and took place from 29 August to 24 October in Zurich and Neuhausen as a double round-robin tournament with fifteen participants.