|Feb-04-07|| ||morphyvsfischer: This author has written many useful books, such as 50 Essential Chess Lessons.|
|Feb-06-07|| ||ketchuplover: Do you have that book? How is it?|
|Jan-29-09|| ||jon01: I just got his book <101 Chess Endgame Tips>. The introduction really invites to read.|
|Apr-25-09|| ||notyetagm: Does anyone know a public email address for contacting FM Steve Giddins?|
|Apr-25-09|| ||ray keene: <notyetagm> yes i am in contact with steve giddins-i am a bit reluctant to give out his email in a public forum but if you contact me privately i will let you know-if you dont know how to contact me leave a message via the impala website www.impalapublications.com|
|Apr-25-09|| ||SimonWebbsTiger: Ray
could you pass on my regards to Steve. If you tell him Black Lion C.C and Denmark, he will know who I am!
We were club mates back in Gillingham, Kent but lost contact when I moved and he went to Russia. The usual stuff. Cheers
|Apr-25-09|| ||notyetagm: <ray keene: <notyetagm> yes i am in contact with steve giddins-i am a bit reluctant to give out his email in a public forum but if you contact me privately i will let you know-if you dont know how to contact me leave a message via the impala website www.impalapublications.com>|
Why thank you, GM Keene. I will contact you shortly.
|Jun-03-10|| ||wordfunph: <morphyvsfischer: This author has written many useful books, such as 50 Essential Chess Lessons.>|
<ketchuplover: Do you have that book? How is it?>
there were 50 well-annotated games as the title implied. At the end of each game, Steve presented the "essential lessons" in an easy-to-understand approach covering 1500-2000 players. 50 games were sorted in 5 themes:
1. Attacking the King
3. Piece Power
4. Pawn Structure
In annotating games, Steve concentrated on verbal explanations.
i rate this Steve Giddins book 9/10!
|Jul-13-11|| ||wordfunph: i just finished reading Giddins' book How to Build Your Chess Opening Repertoire published by Gambit..|
chessbook market is flooded with dry engine-analyzed games but this one is totally uncommon --- no engine analysis at all!
truly another masterpice by Steve Giddins, i rate this book 9/10!
|May-07-12|| ||SamAtoms1980: Mr. Giddins posted some problem articles on Chessbase some months ago, he and I share an interest in that aspect of chess.|
He has also recently started a blog:
I go there mostly for his "Moves we would all like to play" series, but his other posts are interesting too. He obviously has some contempt for certain members of the British chess scene, you really have to read it for yourself.
|Jun-19-12|| ||Cemoblanca: <wordfunph>...& I've just started to read this 1! ;0) I think it's definatly worth it, because Steve has written many excellent books in the past & I expect no other than this! I just come around the corner to say "Thank You" Steve! :0)|
By the way: http://www.amazon.com/The-Greatest-...
|Mar-30-13|| ||Gallicrow: I'm glad to see this venomous little toe-rag has given up writing his blog.|
|Apr-02-13|| ||SamAtoms1980: Didn't notice that until just now.
I'll miss his chess-problem-related posts, those were good. His remark during the Anand-Gelfand match about classical chess being in its last throes, that doesn't look so good at the moment though...
|Jun-12-13|| ||DoctorD: The Ken Whyld Association (http://www.kwabc.org/) reports that Giddins has lost "his interest in chess." Anyone know more?|
|Jun-13-13|| ||SimonWebbsTiger: @<DoctorD>
he has dropped OTB play. Still active as a translator of Russian chess literature, and in problem chess.
|Jun-13-13|| ||DoctorD: But that makes giving up his membership in the KWA a bit odd since there is so much problem chess content going on there. Thanks, though.|
|Aug-02-13|| ||Karpova: Giddins' Review <Bad Chess Writing>, published in Kingpin 33, 2000: http://www.kingpinchess.net/2011/10...|
|Sep-11-13|| ||Gallicrow: http://tinyurl.com/giddins-small
... but already it was impossible to say which was which.
|Sep-11-13|| ||SimonWebbsTiger: @<gallicrow>
I guess you are a friend of the Bedlam Brigade, care in the community Horton and Ernie "Good Moaning" Lazenby? No doubt you are right up CJ deMooi's alley on Gay Right T-shirts at national championships?
|Sep-12-13|| ||Gallicrow: @<Graham T>
I simply consider Giddins to be a nasty little jerk. That doesn't mean that I have to like everyone he dislikes.
The C J de Mooi incident, for example, was a disgrace. He should never have tried to combine his President of the ECF role with his Gay Rights role. He just did it to draw attention to himself, and it worked! But to then run away and spout lots of nonsense to R D Kobe? What a jerk. And how Giddins delighted in it all in his now defunct blog.
I was surprised to see you stoop to repeating Giddins' "Care in the community" comment. Why don't you have a think about that and then come back here to aplogise for allowing some of Giddins' nastiness to rub off on you.
|Sep-12-13|| ||DoctorD: I guess I missed all this nastiness by Giddins. In the problem chess world, he is quite the gentleman.|
|Sep-12-13|| ||Gallicrow: Several people who know or knew Giddins have told me that he's perfectly OK in "real life".|
However his review of Keene's book that <Karpova> posted a link to (written years before Giddins became a Keene brown-noser) and his appalling, hate-filled blog suggest that he is the very epitome of a Keyboard Warrior.
Having said that, I really like the books of his that I've read!