|Apr-25-05|| ||chess man: I'm pretty sure that John Shaw wrote Starting Out:The Ruy Lopez.|
|Apr-28-05|| ||chess man: By the way I own that book. If your looking for a book just on the Ruy Lopez I recommend it.|
|May-01-05|| ||chess man: I believe he is a Scottish champion but I'm not sure. I'll check back here when I have more.|
|May-02-05|| ||chess man: International Master John Shaw is a three-time Scottish champion, who has represented his country in numerous Olypiads and European championships. His first book for Everyman, Starting Out: The Queen's Gambit, was very well recieved by both readers and critics.|
--Starting Out: The Ruy Lopez
|May-04-05|| ||Holden: I've got Starting Out: The Ruy Lopez. I like what John Shaw has to say on Bird's Defense (C61). |
<"Avoiding the traditional Lopez pressure against e5 by shifting it to d4 is an entertaining and radical approach but there are problems. White automatically gains a lead in development and the e4 pawn will be easier to advance, supported by the f-pawn. Black has some tricky lines but a well prepared white player will be confident of gaining an advantage here.">
|Jul-03-05|| ||notyetagm: Anyone have any details on his upcoming book on the 3 ♗b5 Sicilian from Quality Chess? Thanks.|
|Jul-03-05|| ||Bent Bexley: His regular Wednesday show with Jacob Aagaard on ChessBase radio is great fun to listen to.|
|Jun-17-08|| ||Zygalski: Shaw is to take over the new King's Gambit book from Quality Chess that was originally to be written by Jan Pinski.
Should be (finally!) out soon.|
|Jan-15-12|| ||Interbond: When he was 19 he was rated 1745. He became a GM when he was 37. You can read more about this in the book Grandmasters vs Amateurs Chapter 4 – From 1700 to Grandmaster – and Back|
|Sep-18-13|| ||King Radio: I just received his King's Gambit book this week, and while I have only had time to look over it here and there, it is IMPRESSIVE. I never really played the King's Gambit before, but this has made me want to. Terrific writing, too.|
|Dec-18-13|| ||GrahamClayton: <King Radio>I just received his King's Gambit book this week, and while I have only had time to look over it here and there, it is IMPRESSIVE. I never really played the King's Gambit before, but this has made me want to. Terrific writing, too.|
680 pages - not a lightweight title! Have you had a chance to go into some of the analysis in detail?
|Jan-06-14|| ||PhilFeeley: I'm surprised this game is not here:
Qendro, Llambi - Shaw, John
Turin Olympiad 2006
click for larger view
2. Rxc8+ Rxc8
3. Rc1 Rc2
4. g3 Be7
5. Qxe7 Rxc1+
|Mar-25-14|| ||Everett: Just noticed something funny. In Shaws latest book on the KG, he claims there is a refutation to the Bishop's KG, saying 1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Bc4 is trumped by 3..Nc6, with convincing analysis for various moves, yet he refrains from mentioning 4.Nf3 for White, transposing back to the Knights KG, where blacks Nc6 is considered weak! |
Looks like I'm going to start banging out 1.e4 now!
|Mar-25-14|| ||drkodos: Everett: You are mistaken. Shaw absolutely gives extensive analysis on 4. Nf3 starting with suggestion of 4. ... g5! in that position. Check page 448 thru 454 for details|
|Mar-25-14|| ||Everett: <drkodos>
Hmmm... Must have missed that. Thank you! Did you find the analysis convincing, a clear refutation of 3.Bc4?
|Mar-26-14|| ||Everett: http://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/yab...|
Interesting discussion of these lines at chess pub above.
|Mar-26-14|| ||drkodos: Everett: I am always skeptical about refutation claims. I think Shaw's lines look pretty but would never say with 100% certainty that it is a refutation, only that White is now tasked with some serious questions.|
|Mar-26-14|| ||Everett: Thank you <drkodos>.|
|Jan-15-15|| ||Conrad93: His book on the King's Gambit is amazing deal!
Something like 400-500 pages of analysis and only for 30 dollars!
Not only that, but his commentary is wonderful. It's not just a database dump with pointless variations like you see in so many opening books.
|Jan-15-15|| ||Conrad93: <When he was 19 he was rated 1745. He became a GM when he was 37. You can read more about this in the book Grandmasters vs Amateurs Chapter 4 – From 1700 to Grandmaster – and Back>|
That's impressive! It gives a lot of hope to newcomers.
That means I still have a chance.