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|Feb-04-05|| ||ranchogrande: And heres another one by Larsen : " If you sac one rook , and exchange the other ; how many (rooks)have got left when youre going to mate!?..". |
|Feb-04-05|| ||ranchogrande: to <donhart> : yep,another one from Larsen:"My center is in vain , my flanks are busted.I`ll attack!" (from a french general of the military). |
|Feb-04-05|| ||Franz the Stampede: AN IMPORTANT QUESTION/REQUEST FOR A SUGGESTION:
I'm a player around 1400-1500 strenght. I got into chess in high school and at the time I bought and kinda studied some books but I think they were too advanced for my level.
The question is:
Could you name some 3-4 books a player my (in)ability should absolutely read and why?
I count on your suggestions, especially GM Keene's ones cause he's definitely very knowledgeable about books.
Thanks a lot!
|Feb-04-05|| ||Vodochka: ok franz the stampede,try, how to reassess ur chess by silman, the road to chess improvement by yermolinksy, and the other silman books |
|Feb-04-05|| ||acirce: <the road to chess improvement by yermolinksy> That one is probably way too advanced for a 1400-1500 player, but I wholeheartedly recommend Silman's "How to Reassess Your Chess". <clocked> said earlier that Seirawan's "Winning Chess Strategies" covers about the same things as that one but on a slightly lower level still -- this one I haven't looked at myself but Silman used to help me a lot. |
|Feb-04-05|| ||ray keene: <franzthe stampede>book suggestions for you-always try amazon if you cant find them elsewhere|
alekhines best games by alekhine
tals best games by clarke
petrosians best games by clarke
masters of the chessboard by reti
my system by nimzowitsch
larsens best games by larsen
you cant go wrong with these and they are all a great read!
|Feb-04-05|| ||mack: Hello all - just stopping by again for some help. Would any of you with big old libraries - I'm looking at <SBC> and <WMD> in particular - be able to give me the complete list of grandmasters who worked at Bletchley Park cracking the Enigma Machine? Actually <ray>, as you're about, would you be able to help too? |
All help much appreciated.
|Feb-04-05|| ||donhart: <sneaky pete> What a great document! It was like a quick dip into the spirit of a bygone age. For me, that kind of information really gives flesh and blood to the relatively skeletal records of historic games. Thank you very much! |
|Feb-04-05|| ||InfinityCircuit: I'd also recomend My System, by Aron Nimzowich. If you have the discipline to get past the verbosity and the first nine chapters, it will teach you an incredible amount. However, getting around those blocks took me a total of nine months--maybe I'm just atypical. I'd also recomend Botvinnik's 100 Selected Games--his annotations are clean and sparse, but very informative.\|
Quite off topic: Ever wanted to hear a Supreme Court Justice say "crackpot"?
Check out the majority opinion http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/cas/co...
|Feb-04-05|| ||Jafar219: I think Alexandr Kotov`s book `How to be grandmaster` is one of the best chess book ever. |
|Feb-04-05|| ||azaris: You know, reading these book recommendations I always get the feeling there's like five chess books in the whole world and all of them have been written in the early 20th century. Is everyone seriously of the opinion that no good chess books have been written in the last 50 years? |
|Feb-04-05|| ||Bent Bexley: <That one is probably way too advanced for a 1400-1500 player, but I wholeheartedly recommend Silman's "How to Reassess Your Chess".> I believe Silman recommends his book The Amateur's Mind first for the lower rated player before moving on to How to Reassess Your Chess, which becomes quite advanced after the first 52 pages. |
|Feb-04-05|| ||mahmoudkubba: <WAW>,
only 25 pages to reach the 1000 edge!!I really don't know if chessgames.com shall put the first 1000 pages in a special site within chessgames sites or not??
|Feb-04-05|| ||Bent Bexley: <azaris: You know, reading these book recommendations I always get the feeling there's like five chess books in the whole world and all of them have been written in the early 20th century. Is everyone seriously of the opinion that no good chess books have been written in the last 50 years?>|
No, I think we are living in the golden age of chess books. There have been many, many great books that have come out in the last 10 or 25 years. Sure, many of the classics of the past hold up and are worthwhile to go through. However, I think one could get along quite well by never going through those books. I don't think "My System" is the Bible that some do. Game collections are a different matter. Those are the old books that really never should die and are enjoyable in an historical sense in additon to being instructional.
|Feb-04-05|| ||MatrixManNe0: Could someone point me in the direction of some good games where one side exploits piece development or the initiative? |
|Feb-04-05|| ||Kingsider: Efim Geller really played some fantastic chess...worth a second look,dont you think? Also he was the only one to have a plus score vs. Bobby Fischer;5 to 4? You can tell he was a strong man just looking at that face! |
|Feb-04-05|| ||MatrixManNe0: <Franz the Stampede>|
I recommend The Art of Attack in Chess by Vukovic. I, too was rated around the 1400-1500 range and found that book rather enlightening.
|Feb-04-05|| ||IMlday: For 1400-1500 an instructive book is "Common Sense in Chess" by Emanual Lasker. A bit tougher 1700-1800 comes "How Not to Play Chess" by Znosko-Borovsky. These are classics, written simply and easy to understand.
Explaining things in a straightforward manner is a different talent than becoming a strong GM. I myself as an A-player found Nimzovich impenetrable but Ed Lasker useful. For transit from Expert to Master, Tal's books would be useful imo. But if you wanted to improve from 1500 Peter Clarke's probably a better choice, easier to understand. |
|Feb-04-05|| ||Sneaky: <You can tell [Geller] was a strong man just looking at that face!> In some photos he reminds me of "Tony Soprano" ! |
|Feb-04-05|| ||Kajtek: <radu stancu> The score seems to be incorrect... Nc6 twice:|
4. Nxd4 Nc6
5. Bb5 Bd7
6. 0-0 Ne5?
7. f4 Nc6
|Feb-04-05|| ||MatrixManNe0: The knight could have transferred from c6 to e5 and back to c6 "losing two tempi". |
|Feb-04-05|| ||AgentRgent: It's official! The figurine notation is CRAP! I can't paste it into winboard, and I'm sure as heck not typing all that in! Sorry Radu. |
|Feb-04-05|| ||azaris: <AgentRgent> I could say the same for posting non-PGN comments with brackets *cough* Old Benoni (A43) *cough*. |
|Feb-04-05|| ||crankydoodle: <Franz the Stampede>|
There is one book that I would strongly suggest to be brought to your attention, which is Larry Kaufman's "The Chess Advantage in Black and White", and is basically themed around making advantages in the opening. To quote my chess coach, "It got da juice!"
|Feb-04-05|| ||ray keene: <mack> alexander golombek milner barry aitken prof scott all chessplayers who worked at bletchley|
any sight of that best of british mag yet?
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