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|Dec-21-07|| ||Shams: By all accounts Kevin Spraggett is a great guy.
I would swap out Crash Test Dummies for Robertson Davies. And I might put Michael J. Fox on the list too, but I'm weird that way.
|Dec-21-07|| ||Jim Bartle: Joni Mitchell? The Band?|
|Dec-21-07|| ||parisattack: Does the book have the telephone game he played with a bank in NY when he was with an Investment Management or Bank in Canada? I heard about the game first-hand from someone who was in the Canadian office at the time.|
|Dec-22-07|| ||mack: <Jim Bartle>
Yeah, I'll definitely give you Joni Mitchell. In fact, the Crash Test Dummies can definitely take a running jump; 'Morning Morgantown' over 'Mmm Mmm Mmm' any day.
Cor, that sounds fascinating - could you tell us any more?
|Dec-22-07|| ||Jim Bartle: "Yeah, I'll definitely give you Joni Mitchell."
I accept! Do I have to go to Vancouver or will she come to Peru?
|Dec-22-07|| ||mack: I can't believe I used the word 'definitely' twice in two sentences. I've turned into AA Gill or someone.|
<will she come to Peru?>
|Dec-27-07|| ||mack: Bruce Harper, over at chesstalk.com, seems to think that this site is missing 'about 270' Suttles games. How exciting! http://members5.boardhost.com/Chess...|
|Dec-29-07|| ||mack: Over on Google books there is an item called 'The Suttles Tapes', complete with the following description:|
<A lecture by Duncan Suttles given at the Central Chess Club, Vancouver, B.C., September
11, 1978 on several games from the 62nd Canadian Chess Championhship [sic].>
Anyone got any ideas about this?
|Jan-01-08|| ||thomascrown: < A lecture by Duncan Suttles...> mack, The Suttles Tapes is a transcript of a portion of a lecture given by GM Suttles in Vancouver annotating Hebert-Vranesic, Day-Biyiasas, Day-Hebert. My copy has 14pages-very interesting annotations!|
|Jan-02-08|| ||IMlday: <mack> The emphasis is entirely on the games themselves with very little biography, anecdotes or photographs. Yasser and I have included some history at the beginning of volume one but mostly the games stand on their own. Vol. 1 is basically a 'Hundred Memorable Games' collection which could stand alone but gains more depth from the other two volumes. They are lesser known games arranged either by opening or middlegame themes. I really enjoyed them because a lot of the games were utterly mystifying to me at the time they were played. Other Swiss games I'd never seen at all. One odd thing is opening nomenclature. Rat is used instead of Robatsch or Modern but Suttles System is used for the set-up with g3, Bg2, d3, Nc3, Bd2 and Qc1 with examples like Suttles-Ostojic Beograd '69 or Suttles-Benko Hastings '72. It is even stronger with Black developing his Kingside a la Staunton with g6, Bg7, e6 and Nge7 further weakening the dark-square complex which Bd2, Qc1 and sometimes Ne4 attacks.
I also have a copy of <The Suttles Tapes> which is a transcript of a lecture. Duncan shows how easily I could have won that 1978 Zonal if I hadn't lost fairly easy winning positions against Biyiasas and Hebert. I'd also lost an overwhelming position to Piasetski making what could have been 3-0 into 0-3. Ye olde [expletive deleted] bad nerves! certainly it is an interesting collectors item.|
|Jan-02-08|| ||mack: <IMlday>
Thanks so much for all this; I'm definitely going to have to treat myself to volume one as and when it becomes ready. I just know full well that this is going to the Bible I've always wanted.
Re nomenclature - I've recently decided to start referring to most 1...g6 shenanigans as 'Rats'. More fun and more accurate, too, in describing the opening's 'personality'. I'm sure you know what I mean.
<Rats are interesting because we fear them.>
- Edward B. Germain, introduction to 'English and American Surrealist Poetry' (1977).
<thomascrown> I don't suppose you have this fascinating-sounding pamphlet lying around at all, do you? Perhaps within touching distance of a scanner or photocopier or something...?
|Jan-06-08|| ||DrGrobb: I hope all the books are sold here in the US.Cant wait to get my new chess bible.Would be great to get an autographed copy from the Master himself.|
|Jan-10-08|| ||arthurp: I sent a letter to Duncan Suttles back in 1980.I asked him to send me a copy of a few games that he played in Venice 1974 as he was successful coming in third behind Donner and Petrosian.I sent a small sum of money for his trouble and got 4 handwritten
games in English descriptive!The games he sent and I hope the readers can find are:
Duncan said of his game with Bilek,'This was my best game from the event.It is a very complex strategical struggle and a game truly representative of my style.
|Jan-10-08|| ||IMlday: Just for the record, scores at Venice, 1974 were Liberzon 9.5-3.5; Smyslov 9-4; Suttles 8.5-4.5; Andersson, Timman 8-5; Benko, Savon, Tarjan 7.5-7.5 etc. Suttles was in a combative mode: +7-3=3. Smyslov included his win against a hot Vienna in his own game collection "In Search of Harmony".|
|Jan-11-08|| ||arthurp: IMDay
Thanks for correcting the Venice 1974 data.I did it by memory,not a good idea!
|Jan-16-08|| ||DrGrobb: should be getting close to the book coming out!!!|
|Jan-17-08|| ||refutor: The book is for sale at
|Jan-18-08|| ||mack: Wonderful; that's cheered me up no end after hearing about Bobby. Look! Actual covers and everything! The books definitely exist!|
|Jan-23-08|| ||mack: Sample pages from all three books are now up at http://www.suttlesbook.com. Looks fab. How appropriate that this renewal of interest in Suttlesiana will come in the Chinese Year of the Rat!|
|Jan-27-08|| ||arthurp: IM Day,
Does Duncan have any opening books that you know of?(silly question?)
Is his opening preparation,intuition
|Jan-27-08|| ||Caissanist: IM Day was asked that question previously on his own page, and answered it on Mar-15-06.|
|Jan-27-08|| ||IMlday: The only thing I'm aware of that Suttles ever wrote about chess was his annotating a selection of memorable games for Chess Canada magazine in 1972. Even The Suttles Tapes is just a transcript of a lecture in 1978. His opening preparation was to move the pieces on the board and draw his own conclusions.|
|Feb-08-08|| ||mack: Here's to a fine Year of the Rat, chaps!|
|Feb-12-08|| ||Bruce Harper: The book does exist...|
|Feb-27-08|| ||benjinathan: There is a review of the book at chesscafe:very well receivd.|
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