When Secrets of Grandmaster Play was released in 1987 it was hailed as a modern classic and won the British Chess Federation Book of the Year Award in 1988.

“A beautifully eloquent and instructive blend of variations and verbal explanations” – Inside Chess

A new expanded edition, titled Secrets of Grandmaster Chess, appeared in 1997 to much critical approval. This edition included extra biographical material and more complete games and game excerpts. Moreover, the analysis was completely updated and incorporated discoveries from the Dvoretsky/Yusupov school.

The current edition brings one of the classic chess books back into print with a larger, friendlier page size and many extra diagrams.

Dr John Nunn gained the grandmaster title in 1978 and was one of the world’s leading grandmasters for a quarter of a century. His best individual result was sixth place overall in the World Cup in 1989, while his record as a team player is superb, with three team silver and four individual gold medals in Chess Olympiads. He later earned a second grandmaster title for chess problem-solving, taking the world championship in 2004, 2007 and 2010, and winning the British problem-solving championship ten times, most recently in 2020.

Take a look inside this book on the Amazon website here.

Gambit books by John Nunn: 1001 Deadly Checkmates, Endgame Challenge, Grandmaster Chess Move by Move, Grandmaster Secrets: Winning Quickly at Chess, John Nunn’s Best Games, John Nunn’s Chess Course, John Nunn’s Chess Puzzle Book NEW EDITION, Learn Chess,Learn Chess Tactics, Nunn’s Chess Endings volume 1, Nunn’s Chess Endings volume 2, Secrets of Grandmaster Chess, Secrets of Pawnless Endings, Secrets of Practical Chess NEW EDITION, Secrets of Rook Endings, Solving in Style, Understanding Chess Endgames, Understanding Chess Middlegames,Understanding Chess Move by Move, Vishy Anand: World Chess Champion (with Vishy Anand).