Phony Benoni: Have you ever spent hours of careful analysis preparing a kibitz, only to have 106 other people beat you to it? Have you ever finally gotten a kibitz in edgewise, only to have people sign up for <chessgames.com> just to refute your analysis?
Well, these problems need discourage you no longer. Thanks to the revolutionary concepts revealed in the new book <Annotate Like A Grandmaster>, you too can instantly produce profound comments for any chess position at any time, even without understanding what is actually going on in the game!
The authors of <ALAG> have painstakingly studied notes by grandmasters to literally millions of games, and through careful linguistic analysis have identified commonly used phrases and cliches as well as the situations in which they are invariably used. By following their distilled wisdom, you too can <Annotate Like A Grandmaster>!
In just the first chapter, you will learn:
...the concept of desperation!
...the difference between <wrong rook> and <right rook>!
...the Rule of Material Compensation!
...when to employ the word "forced"!
Other chapters cover the role of punctuation, determining when the rest is a matter of technique, blaming errors on typos, the art of presenting trivial variations as profound, and, of course, proper placement of "The Point!".
Still not convinced? Let's see the program in action! We gave a copy to NN, then asked for annotations to the game on this page. Here is the result!
<1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Nxe4>
"The Open Defense, which is less often played than 5...Be7, the Closed Defense."
<6.d4 b5 7.Bb3 d5 8.dxe5 Be6 9.Nbd2 Nc5 10.c3 g6?!>
"The beginning of a bad plan; Black should complete his development."
"Consistent, but dangerous."
"A brilliant pawn sacrifice for which White receives tremendous compensation."
"Black should refuse the sacrifice and try to bring his king to safety."
"Not 13...Ng4? 14.Nxe6!"
"Opening lines for the attack."
<15.Nxf5 Rg8 16.Nxc4!>
"Exchanging Black's most active piece."
<16...dxc4 17.Bc2 Nd3 18.Bh6>
"Developing with gain of tempo."
"The RIGHT rook!"
"Of course not 19...Qf6?? 20.Nd6+!"
<20.Bxd3 cxd3 21.Rxd3>
"White has regained his pawn with a winning attack."
<21...Qc6 22.Bxf8 Qb6+ 23.Kh1 Kxf8 24.Qf3 Re8>
"The rook must stay on the eighth rank to stop 25.Rd8#."
<25.Nh6 Rg7 26.Rd7!!>
"The winning move, as the rook is immune."
"A blunder in a lost position."
"Mate or ruinous loss of material follows."
Isn't that incredible? Just think what YOU will be able to do after reading the book!
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And always remember our slogan: <NOTES TO YOU!>