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|May-04-04|| ||Everett: I think Kosten started playing the English heavily, almost solely, over the past 5 years or so, allowing him to quickly become well-versed in the ins and outs of the opening.|
I'd play the English but the Symmetrical variation drives me up a wall.
|Jun-16-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Anthony Cornelius Kosten|
KOSTEN, Anthony C.
|Aug-21-06|| ||HolyKnight: I looked at Kosten's recent games. To me he is playing a Reti/English or e4 as white. He is not playing 1.c4, 2. g3 as white as his book recommends you to play. Simon Williams is still playing the Clasical Dutch now in 2006! I guess which author backs his bood best?|
|Aug-21-06|| ||HolyKnight: book sorry not bood|
|Sep-11-06|| ||Brown: <HolyKnight> If I had a bood, I'd back it too! The Classical Dutch. Does Webb play the Bird as white?|
|Jun-30-07|| ||FICSwoodpusher: I see that this nice game is not yet in the database:|
[Event "4NCL 2006-07"]
[Site "Coventry ENG"]
[White "Kosten, A"]
[Black "Rudd, J"]
[Opening "English, Ultra-Symmetrical V"]
1. c4 c5 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. Nc3 Nc6 5. a3 e5 6. b4 cxb4 7. axb4 Nxb4 8. Ba3
Nc6 9. Nb5 Nge7 10. Bd6 O-O 11. Bc7 Qe8 12. Nd6 Nf5 13. Nxe8 Rxe8 14. c5 e4 15.
Ra4 Nfd4 16. e3 Ne6 17. Bd6 1-0
|Jul-17-07|| ||alter: Kosten's book "The Dynamic English" has to be one of the best repertoire books ever written. Also, his articles in Kingpin are highly recommended.|
|Sep-09-07|| ||tammany: Mr. Kosten. I've owned your "Easy Guide to the Najdorf" for at least a year now. I love the Najdorf. If it didn't exist I honestly don't know if I would love chess as much or even at all. I will soon take up the mantle for the KID in my repertoire and I hope to say the same then. Happy Trails to you....|
|Sep-09-07|| ||tammany: ... and How do you know when you're ready for the poison pawn?|
|Sep-09-07|| ||tammany: And Gata Kamsky was on ICC earlier tonight chatting in 103 and then playing regular people 3 2 from his laptop. It felt special. Thank You Gata.|
|Jun-07-08|| ||Zygalski: If you can get hold of a copy, Kosten's "Latvian Gambit Lives!" is the definitive guide to this ultra-sharp opening. 224 pages of incredibly detailed analysis covering all likely lines.
I suggest going to amazon then using the "used & new" section. You should be able to get a new copy for under $10 US or around £5.|
|Jun-07-08|| ||Nikita Smirnov: I like his book The Latvian Gmabit.|
|Jun-07-08|| ||chessgames.com: We found some sources indicate that Tony's birthday is July 24th (not the 27th as shown above). For example, Polish Wikipedia (http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthon...) as well as our prolific kibitzer BIDMONFA.|
Can anybody confirm the true birthday?
|Jun-07-08|| ||Karpova: <chessgames.com>
Jeremy Gaige gives his birthday as July 24th also.
|Jun-09-08|| ||Nikita Smirnov: <Can anybody confirm the true birthday?>|
But if I'm right there are some books where it is written 24th July.I don't remember which book.Bur I think it was written by a person who knows him well.
|Jul-24-08|| ||rjfsworstnightmare: Happy Birthday Tony! I like your book on the Philidor, how White can favorably open up the semiclosed position to advantage... Winning doesn't suck!! Thanks!!!|
|Jul-24-08|| ||brankat: Happy Birthday Anthony!|
|Jul-24-08|| ||TheAlchemist: Too bad his game against Farago isn't in the database, I'll upload it. Anyway, here it is:|
1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 e5 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.e4 Bb4 5.d3 d6 6.g3 Bc5 7.Bg2 Nd4 8.Nxd4 Bxd4 9.h3 Be6 10.f4 c6 11.Ne2 Bc5 12.Bf3 Qb6 13.Kf1 Be3 14.Kg2
exf4 15.gxf4 Bxc1 16.Qxc1 d5 17.f5 dxe4 18.dxe4 Bd7 19.e5 Ng8 20.c5
Qc7 21.e6 fxe6 22.fxe6 Bxe6 23.Nd4 Bd7 24.Qg5 Nf6 25.Rae1+ Kf8 26.Rhf1 h5 27.Bd5 (27.Re6) Rh6 (27...Qd8 28.Re8!!) 28.Qxh6 gxh6 29.Rxf6+ Kg7 30.Rf7+ Kg6 31.Bb3 (31.Ne6) Qa5
32.Nf3 Re8 33.Rxe8 Bxe8 34.Ne5+ Kg5 35.h4+ Kxh4 36.Nf3+ (36...Kg4 37.Be6#) 1-0
|Jul-25-08|| ||twinlark: I have his book on the Latvian Gambit also. Very interesting little volume it is, too.|
|Oct-12-08|| ||deadlyking: some people say that when he plays the english, he doesnt play what he wrote in his book "The Dymanic English", but he does in his more recent games, like after he wrote his book|
|Sep-08-09|| ||whiskeyrebel: We can only hold him to it for so long. Where ever you are Tony, you've proven your point.|
|Sep-28-09|| ||WhiteRook48: the Zelcic game is so famous|
|Jul-24-10|| ||wordfunph: scanning his books, i read that French GM Tony Kosten's first chess hero was Bobby Fischer.|
happy birthday Tony!
|Jul-16-12|| ||Wyatt Gwyon: What are your thoughts on "The Dynamic English"?|
|Jul-24-12|| ||brankat: Happy Birthday GM Kosten!|
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