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I have become a chess book connoisseur. If you know of a good chess book please feel free to talk to me about it!

My USCF is 2000. My FIDE is 2000. My FICGS rating is 2100. My ICCF Rating is 2400. My ICC rating is 2300. My Netchess rating is 3000. My FICS rating is 2250. If ratings mean that much to you, you can now place me within the realm of your statistics!

"You know, when you achieve something in Norway, well, you're not supposed to get above yourself. This is especially big in my country, that you- how do I explain this? - that you're not supposed to think you're better than anyone else only because you had success in some field, and you will always find someone ready to point this out to you in Norway." - GM Magnus Carlsen

"Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place, then come down and shoot the survivors." - Ernest Hemingway

"When you have confidence, it is not that everything you do is 'right,' it is that you have less self doubts because you are inspired." - GM Dmitry Gurevich

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   parmetd has kibitzed 4144 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-19-19 Grand Swiss IoM (2019) (replies)
parmetd: Except it doesn't matter what Caruana scores because he has already qualified. So right now it's Nakamura, Aronian, and Anton.
   Oct-14-19 Carlsen vs Shirov, 2019 (replies)
parmetd: I dunno why but I have been hoping for this pairing. I think we spectators are in for a real treat.
   Oct-14-19 McShane vs Caruana, 2019 (replies)
parmetd: Luke is going to have nightmares tonight.
   Oct-09-19 World Cup (2019) (replies)
parmetd: <DirkMcCallahan.> That's literally impossible. Since being in the top ten qualifies you... If we assume Carlsen + 7 qualified candidates occupy the top ten... By definition there must be two eligible wild card nominations from this method alone before we look at the 2x runner ...
   Oct-04-19 Teimour Radjabov (replies)
parmetd: I think it's his greatest achievement.
   Oct-03-19 Abhimanyu Mishra (replies)
parmetd: Never heard of him.
   Oct-02-19 Radjabov vs Ding Liren, 2019 (replies)
parmetd: Very pretty game.
   Sep-22-19 W So vs Vitiugov, 2019 (replies)
parmetd: Good to see you friend. Is your health better?
   Sep-13-19 Sarin Nihal vs E Safarli, 2019 (replies)
parmetd: What a game! Has to be the best game of the World Cup so far! Sarin looks a bit like Carlsen in this game. Man at the end, those black pieces... Knight on b8 and Bishop on b7... wow!
   Sep-13-19 P Maghsoodloo vs Aronian, 2019 (replies)
parmetd: A really nice game by Aronian... the elite showing the young gun what's up! 34. Ra3 is an obvious mistake in hindsight but it's hard to play that position.
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Oct-03-13  stunningmove: I just checked my forum and saw your congrats on my daughter's wedding. THANKS. Miss your insight on the GMSW game.
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  FSR: Hi, Daniel. You should join the Chess Book Collectors group on Facebook.
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  LucB: Hi. I have a question about an old book that I used to own and that I gave away (foolishly).

I don't know if it was Reinfeld or Chernev, but the book was essentially a primer on the QGD. I really liked it but I can't remember the title or the author. I think it also might have focused on the Stonewall Attack (though of that I'm less sure..).

Would you have any idea what this book might be? Anybody? I'd like to re-purchase it on line if possible. It might be so old that Google books might have it..


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  parmetd: not sure LucB. sorry.
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  LucB: Ok, no problems; if you want I can let you know if I ever find it.
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  parmetd: Sure, if I figure it out I will let you know.
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  cro777: Hi <parmetd>. It seems that Tansel Turgut is playing in the ongoig Saint Louis Open.

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  parmetd: Yea, Tansel plays a fair amount with his son. They also only live about an hour from St. Louis.
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  cro777: The new Chessgames Challenge is about to start. GM Naiditsch seems a strong opponent. I see that you have registered.
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  parmetd: Yes, my friend I have. :)
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  cro777: After 1...e5, the Berlin endgame is an option. In reply to 9.Nc3, GMNA would probably select between the solid 9...Ke8 and 9...Bd7 he recently opted for. White main options are 10.h3 and 10.Rd1. What strategy would you suggest for White?
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  parmetd: Nothing left for me to contribute to the opening phase of the game.
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  cro777: I think your elaboration of Kramnik's idea you mentioned could be very helpful. I was also expecting the Berlin endgame, but in the team vote chess you cannot always expect rational decisions.
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  cro777: <parmetd: What is livebook?>

The <LiveBook> is cloud opening book that everyone can access or contribute to. It is one of the technologies ChessBase has introduced in the last years. (Accessible via ChessBase or Fritz interface. Most recent versions are ChessBase 13 and Fritz 14).

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  plang: I notice you mention being interested in chess books.

I have Bernard Caffeerty's book on the 1968 Candidate Matches. Apparently, he wrote one on the 1965 matches as well but I have been unable to find a copy. It has been out of print for years. Have you ever seen a copy?

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  parmetd: I have not. :( I also have the 68.
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  plang: thanks
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  FSR: <LucB> Don't know if this is what you had in mind, but two old but good general books on the Queen's Gambit are <Queen's Gambit Declined> by Sergiu Samarian (1975) and <Queen's Gambit> by Ludek Pachman (1964).
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  FSR: <parmetd> Do you have DeLucia's book <A Few Old Friends>? Maybe the most gorgeous chess book ever.
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  FSR: <LucB> On further reflection I realize that I was thinking of <Play the Queen's Gambit> by Drazen Marovic, not the Samarian book. The Samarian book is OK, but as I recall about half of it is on the Tarrasch Variation (1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5). The Marovic book covers more territory.
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  wordfunph: <parmetd> happy birthday!
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  parmetd: Fsr, I do not.
Wordfunph, thanks!
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  FSR: <parmetd> You'll have to come over and check out my copy sometime. An amazing book.
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  ketchuplover: Chess books are infinitely repetitive imo.
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  parmetd: These days anyways
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