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|Apr-03-06|| ||wallytherhino: What does the Caro-kann offer over the scandinavian?|
|Apr-03-06|| ||notyetagm: If you play the Caro, you have to be prepared to face the Panov-Botvinnik Attack. No such things against the Scandinavian.|
|Apr-03-06|| ||IMlday: 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 Qxd5 avoids Panov-Botvinnik by transposing to a Scandinavian. But why learn 3.e5 lines when 1.e4 d5 avoids them?|
|Apr-03-06|| ||Zebra: I have been trying to get hold of a copy of Gallagher's book on the Kings Gambit. Any ideas (or opinions on the book) would be interesting.|
|Apr-04-06|| ||Zebra: <Greginctw: his starting out book on the caro kann was pretty bad. Very unhelpful and useless. If anyone wants to know what I specifically disliked ill be glad to mention it. Ive heard great things about his books, but I would definately stear clear of "Starting Out: The Caro-Kann".>|
I would be interested to know more details. Does anybody know Kotronias' book on the Caro-Kann (recommended in BCO2)?
|Jun-24-06|| ||notyetagm: Anyone know what GM Gallagher's next book will be on? Thanks.|
|Jul-27-06|| ||blueguitar322: Gallagher didn't write the Starting Out: Najdorf book (which is excellent, btw), but he did co-write The Complete Najdorf, Vol 2 (all but 6 Bg5) circa 1998 with John Nunn.|
His King's Gambit book is one of the best I've read from White's point of view, though many of the important lines (3...d6, 3...g5) won't be up to date. I wish he'd write a 2nd edition, but seeing as the last King's Gambit he played was 2001 (at least according to this database - though he's only had 4 opponents respond with 1...e5; 3 Ruys and 1 4Knights) I doubt it.
Still, he wrote the King's Gambit section on NCO and there were half a dozen important novelties that he published, a few coming in the main lines. I don't think I would challenge him with 1...e5 if I played him either.
I have the book on the Caro-Kann and it's not very deep, but great for club players (not deep enough for masters) and definately not worth the maligned rep it seems to have here. Maybe some of the reason is that everything the Caro-Kann stands for from Black's perspective is the opposite of how Gallagher plays...? I've read much worse overall.
Part of the issue might be style; if one is just reading to find the " ", "=", or " " at the end of a line, he'd be hard to follow. He spends a lot of time in prose offering thoughts, suggestions, principles, lessons he's learned (and taught!), etc.
Anything he writes on the King's Indian Defense is simply inspiring. His Trompowsky book was great. The Pirc book wasn't bad, but even though he plays it I'm not sure it will convince many players to pick it up as Black. "Beating the Sicilian 3" and "Beating the Anti-Sicilians" are both great.
Looking over his games, his opening repertoire is fairly straightforward: 1 e4 as White, Najdorf/King's Indian/Pirc as Black.
|Dec-11-06|| ||notyetagm: Anyone know what GM Gallagher's next book will be on? Thanks.|
|Jul-17-07|| ||SniperOnKN2: I see he has been crushed a few times by what he preaches in Starting Out:KI.|
|Jan-14-08|| ||notyetagm: Has GM Gallagher stopped writing chess books? I believe his last book came out back in 2004!|
Pity, he was a great author of chess literature.
|Jan-14-08|| ||whatthefat: He is a great author. I've gained a lot from every opening text of his I've read.|
|Jan-14-08|| ||notyetagm: <whatthefat: He is a great author. I've gained a lot from every opening text of his I've read.>|
|May-04-08|| ||brankat: Happy Birthday GM Gallagher!|
|Jun-15-08|| ||Zygalski: I hope Gallagher does an update for Winning with the King's Gambit. I know Neil McDonald wrote a KG book (apparently for Black it seems!) & Gallagher pretty much refuted all of McDonald's most promising tries for Black in Nunn's Chess Openings.
I think the problem is that Gallagher very rarely gets many people to play 1...e5 against him nowadays, so probably suffers from a lack of practice!|
|Nov-29-08|| ||alexrawlings: I'm currently reading '101 attacking ideas in chess' by Joe Gallagher and finding it quite useful. I bought in afther a player at my chess club recommended it. Anyone else read this book?|
|Nov-29-08|| ||HannibalSchlecter: Gallagher is the man! He is not afraid to take chances and explore the unknown land of chaos and confusion.|
|Sep-02-09|| ||WhiteRook48: caro-kanns are weird|
|May-01-10|| ||The Famous Chess Cat: <notyetagm: <whatthefat: He is a great author. I've gained a lot from every opening text of his I've read.>
I also agree that he's an excellent author. His King's Indian Defence books are phenomenal.
|May-04-10|| ||wordfunph: Joe Gallagher's books..
101 Attacking Ideas in Chess
365 Ways to Checkmate
Beating the Anti-King's Indians
Beating the Anti-Sicilians
Beating the Sicilian Vols. 1-3
Play the King's Indian
Starting Out: The Caro-Cann
Starting Out: The King's Indian
Starting Out: The Pirc Modern
The Complete Najdorf - Modern Lines
The Magic of Mikhail Tal
The Samisch King's Indian
Winning with the King's Gambit
happy birthday Joe, more chess books to write!
|May-04-10|| ||pulsar: One of the best chess books authors in the business! I read and like Play the King's Indian and Winning with the King's Gambit.|
|Mar-08-11|| ||wordfunph: <Zebra: I have been trying to get hold of a copy of Gallagher's book on the Kings Gambit. Any ideas (or opinions on the book) would be interesting.>|
i recommend Winning With the King's Gambit, GM Joe Gallagher covered..
+ Fischer Defence
+ Cunningham Defence
+ Kieseritsky Gambit
+ Modern Defence
+ Becker Defence
+ Schallop Defence
+ Rare Third Moves
+ Falkbeer Counter-Gambit
+ Nimzowitsch Counter-Gambit
+ Classical Defence
+ Second Move Alternatives
"I know that many players have been toying with the idea of introducing the King's Gambit into their repertoire, but have not yet found the courage to push that f-pawn two squares on their second move."
- GM Joe Gallagher
|Nov-11-11|| ||wordfunph: "Chess cemeteries are littered with the corpses of players who have stumbled
into back-rank mates."
- GM Joe Gallagher (from his book 101 Attacking Ideas in Chess)
|Sep-02-12|| ||BIDMONFA: Joseph G Gallagher|
|Sep-02-12|| ||Isolani: I initially did not make the connection that he wrote a fraction of the Everyman Chess "Starting Out" opening books. I actually have been collecting these books, at least those pertaining to the openings that I play. |
Personally, I do not think that beginners are the only ones who will get something out of reading the "Starting Out" series for the openings. There are a few nuances here and there, pertaining to strategy and tactics, which I previously never picked up on.
|Jan-07-18|| ||zborris8: <He also wrote a horrible book on the Caro Kann from white's(!!!) point of view. > |
If it's too shallow, then supplement it with his own games against the CK:
16W 14D 1L
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