|Sep-24-05|| ||BishopBerkeley: International GM Valery Beim has a new book out on 19th century American Chess "super-genius" Paul Morphy :|
("super-genius" was the term used by Garry Kasparov to describe Morphy (on page 6 of the first volume in his "My Great Predecessors" series.)
I hope it's a good book!
Here's the blurb over at the selling site:
Paul Morphy: A Modern Perspective
by Valeri Beim, 164pp. (Russell Enterprises 2005)
In 1857, a soft-spoken genius from New Orleans burst upon the chess scene. Paul Morphy dazzled the chess world with breathtaking combinations seemingly arising out of thin air. In his brief chess career, he was universally recognized as the best in the world.
In Paul Morphy: A Modern Perspective, international grandmaster Valeri Beim takes a close look at the play of the mid-19th century champion, putting his games under a modern, 21st-century analytical microscope. The result is a fresh and instructive look at the strategy and tactics of the American legend, and their relevance to the modern approach to the royal game.
Valeri Beim, is an international grandmaster now residing in Vienna. He is a respected chess instructor and author; this is his fifth chess book.
(: Bishop Berkeley :)
"Bishop Berkeley's Phantasmagorical Chess Interface"
|Sep-24-05|| ||chancho: Valeri Beim has a book out called, "Chess Recipes from the Grandmaster's Kitchen".Gambit Publications LTD.|
|Feb-08-06|| ||Timothy Glenn Forney: His books on Chess Strategy are awesome too.Just added to my collection."Lessons in Chess Strategy"-Gambit and" How to Play Dynamic Chess"-Gambit, great books.|
|Mar-31-06|| ||pazzed paun: so has anyone bought the Morphy book?|
|Jul-20-07|| ||whiskeyrebel: amazing how few posts here. He's a great teacher; he must be to have penetrated my thick dome. I'm just finishing off "how to play dynamic chess" and have learned quite a bit including insight towards clearing up my most nagging, irritating OTB problem ( winning a won position in which you just know there must be a break through ). I've tapped out a quotation on my forum page and am cross referencing it here.|
|Jul-20-07|| ||Ziggurat: <whiskey> I agree, he is underrated as a writer. I really liked both <How to play dynamic chess> and the Morphy book, which I think highlighted Morphy's genius without shying away from exposing his mistakes.|
|Jul-20-07|| ||whiskeyrebel: I'll certainly be looking for a copy of his Morphy book. Beim is further proof that the highest rated GM's are not neccessarily the best teachers. This man really understands what it's like for us amateur geeks.|
|Sep-29-07|| ||Alphastar: I have his book "how to calculate chess tacics". That's some really good stuff (although, not for low-level players. I'd say 1800+), highly recommended.|
|May-16-08|| ||whiskeyrebel: I finally finished "how to calculate chess tactics". Man, what a book. It's not just another attacking exercise workbook. He actually delivers upon the title, applying his line of reasoning towards middle and endgames. He breaks the thought process down into smaller clusters of thought so as to make it practical even for hacks like me. It seems to work hand in glove with my Silman training; no wonder JS raved about it in a review at his site. Beim is one hot writer right now.|
|Mar-17-10|| ||wordfunph: i have books written by GM Beim..
+ Chess Recipes from the Grandmaster's Kitchen
+ How To Calculate Chess Tactics
+ How To Play Dynamic Chess
+ Lessons in Chess Strategy
+ Paul Morphy - A Modern Perspective
+ Understanding the Leningrad Dutch
happy birthday GM Valery Beim..
|Oct-01-11|| ||whiteshark: Quote of the Day
< Throughout history <Capablanca>, as no other player has managed to do, played the greatest number of important games that help us understand the very essence of the game of chess. <>>
-- Valeri Beim
|Nov-27-11|| ||ketchuplover: Due out 4-16-12 is The Enigma of Chess Intuition:Can You Mobilize Hidden Forces in Your Chess?|
|Dec-18-11|| ||wordfunph: thanks <ketch>! seems a good book, if it's NIC it must be good! hope i didn't violate posting guideline #2 hehe :)|
<Nobody doubts that intuition in chess exists. It is part of the arsenal of every chess player, next to well-known weapons such as tactical skills, the ability to calculate variations and endgame technique. But how does intuition in chess work, and where does it take us?
Intuition is by far the vaguest and hardest to grasp subject in chess, and consequently the least studied. Acclaimed author and experienced chess trainer Valeri Beim takes the bull by the horns and explains, with hundreds of well explained examples, when intuition comes into play, why some players have better intuition than others, what the functions of intuition are, how it differs from pattern recognition, and why your intuition gets weaker as you get older.
Valeri Beim deeply analyses and dissects how chess players think and demonstrates that each of us has the power of making intuitive decisions. You will learn how you can train and develop this human gift. Beim uses plain language and illustrates his findings with sparkling tales about Fischer, Carlsen, Tal and other greats in chess as well as with instructive examples of practical play. A thought-provoking, yet highly accessible work.>
|Mar-17-12|| ||brankat: Wishing You a very Happy Birthday!|