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|Dec-04-11|| ||squaresquat: idea of using a point count in chess the way it's used in |
a point count in chess the way it's used in bridge. Who came up with that? There's no system that's an automatic Master Maker. That's Watson's point in his books on strategy.Principals don't hold up.You have to see it yourself. Moskalenko shrinks the Horowitz list of about a score plus and minus points
to five 'touchstones' which can be plus or minus depending on the position.Is that a better try?
For me to get better, I need a way to produce ideas. Comes to that place where you come to a problem you can't solve. There's got to be something better than just throwing a bomb.
|Dec-04-11|| ||AnalyzeThis: Play the natural move, Capablanca says.|
|Dec-05-11|| ||squaresquat: In complicated positions there are no natural moves.|
|Dec-06-11|| ||wordfunph: <Phony Benoni: The book was really an excellent introduction to strategical play, but the point count apparatus was awkward and the book was not taken seriously as a result.>|
|Jan-11-12|| ||wordfunph: "The penguin is mightier than the swordfish."
- IM Israel Albert Horowitz (when pinning an opponent's piece)
|Oct-14-12|| ||Conrad93: A relative of Vladimir Horowitz?|
|Nov-15-12|| ||parisattack: Happy Birthday, Al!
Thanks for the wonderful memories I have of your great chess magazine, Chess Review. The hours I spent with each issue were pure joy to this (then) young fellow. I still pull a volume now-and-then, take a walk down Memory Lane.
|Nov-15-12|| ||TheFocus: <parisattack> YOU were young once?|
I believe it though. I still run into Korean Mama-sans that talk fondly of the youthful Paris that stole so many hearts of the ladies of Waikiki and Kalakaua Avenue.
I can't even begin to fill your shoes.
|Nov-15-12|| ||TheFocus: My last post was number 6464.
If I was giving a simultaneous exhibition that would be 101 boards with 808 White Pawns. And my area code is 808.
That's it. I'm done for the day. It's Beer-thirty o'clock here anyway.
Cheers! Hang on hang-over! I'm on my way. Don't drink without me.
|Nov-16-12|| ||parisattack: <TheFocus: <parisattack> YOU were young once?
I believe it though. I still run into Korean Mama-sans that talk fondly of the youthful Paris that stole so many hearts of the ladies of Waikiki and Kalakaua Avenue.|
I can't even begin to fill your shoes.>
LOL! Yessir, those were the days... Butterfly, Broadway, Green Castle, Misty II. Of course the lust of my life, Angie the Lotion Lady. Speak, memory!
Good thing you don't play Go - the magic number would be 361361.
|Apr-18-13|| ||SeanAzarin: I still have several excellent chess books by I. A. Horowitz. Incredibly instructional.|
|Jun-15-13|| ||PhilFeeley: I first learned chess seriously from his "Chess Made Simple". Unfortunately, the title is a lie: chess is not simple, as amply illustrated in the book.|
|Jun-15-13|| ||RookFile: Depends upon what your goals are. If you want to be champ, it's hard. If you want to be an expert, it's doable.|
|Sep-26-14|| ||Phony Benoni: Al Horowitz, describing the beginning of his 1938 match with Isaac Kashdan ("Chess Review", November 1938, p.256):|
<"The peculiar feature of the match to date, (at least to this observer), has been the inability of White to win a single game. In some quarters, this would be accepted as verification of the theory that having White is a disadvantage. Our readers are doubtless familiar with the basic reason underlying this theory--that White having the first move, will probably make the first blunder. We mention this merely in passing.">
|Nov-15-14|| ||parisattack: Happy Birthday, Al!
One of my fondest chess memories is the delight in seeing a fresh Chess Review at the local Newsstand. They only received a few copies, I made a point to check for it over the course of a week so as not to miss a single issue. I spent many happy hours reading and studying each Chess Review. Several of your alliterated column titles still stick with me, "Sochi in the Swing." I recall your gentle intrusions to Hans Kmoch's annotations when he was getting get a tad 'rusty.' Of course, you also played some fine chess. Here you are dismantling Flohr's beloved Caro-Kann:
I A Horowitz vs Flohr, 1945
|May-02-15|| ||TheFocus: <Chess is a great game. No matter how good one is, there is always someone better. No matter how bad one is, there is always somebody worse> - Horowitz, I.A.|
|May-02-15|| ||Petrosianic: Isn't that true of pretty much any game?|
|May-02-15|| ||offramp: <Petrosianic: Isn't that true of pretty much any game?>
What about noughts & crosses?|
|May-29-15|| ||TheFocus: <One bad move nullifies forty good ones> - Israel Horowitz.|
|Nov-15-15|| ||thegoodanarchist: <parisattack: Happy Birthday, Al! >|
He went by "Al"? I just assumed he went by "Izzy".
|Nov-15-15|| ||parisattack: Happy Birthday, Big Al!
Fifty years on I still enjoy reading the best chess magazine ever, “Chess Review – The Picture Chess Magazine.”
I don’t know anything I more looked forward to each month as a teen than your fine periodical, especially the instructive ‘Spotlight on Openings’ and Gligoric’s awesome ‘Game of the Month.’ Thank you for bringing so much joy and entertainment to so many of us.
Alas, my moniker, from a Chess Review Spotlight on Openings, may have to go soon but I will always be greatful.
|Nov-15-15|| ||Petrosianic: Chess Life was also a pretty good magazine in those days (incredible as that seems now).|
|Nov-15-15|| ||parisattack: Yes, indeed it was <Petrosianic>. Half the pages, twice (or more) the content. The old CL newspapers were excellent also - although mine are in such poor shape the pages crumble as you read them.|
|Nov-15-15|| ||TheFocus: You can get those old <Chess Life>, <Chess Review> and <Chess Life & Review> on CD now.|
|Nov-21-15|| ||Howard: I still have the 1975, 1976, and 1977 issues of Chess Life and Review---and browse through them quite, quite regularly ! Those were the golden years for that magazine.|
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