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  1. 26 Nov '17 05:37
    It is difficult to write original stuff, people know what they know and believe what they hear.
    Only very few people have the guts and are ready to put the hard effort to investigate further.
    But that is how life is: one should not write original stuff.
  2. Subscriber ogb
    26 Nov '17 14:03
    Originally posted by @lyudmil-tsvetkov
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    Only very few people have the guts and are ready to put the hard effort to investigate further.
    But that is how life is: one should not write original stuff.
    OK let us know when you have investigated further..
  3. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    26 Nov '17 15:44
    Originally posted by @lyudmil-tsvetkov
    It is difficult to write original stuff, people know what they know and believe what they hear.
    Only very few people have the guts and are ready to put the hard effort to investigate further.
    But that is how life is: one should not write original stuff.
    You never answered the question if you are going to play here.
  4. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    27 Nov '17 02:54
    Originally posted by @64squaresofpain
    [youtube]anwy2MPT5RE[/youtube]
    Nicely done!
  5. 29 Nov '17 08:30
    Originally posted by @ogb
    OK let us know when you have investigated further..
    I have already investigated. My contributions to Stockfish and computer chess are recorded
    in multiple posts and on multiple sites.
    If it is that easy, why don't you simply play some games and beat Stockfish?
    Sure, you can do it.
  6. 29 Nov '17 08:35
    Originally posted by @sonhouse
    You never answered the question if you are going to play here.
    I don't like playing online for multiple reasons:
    - people are using engines
    - time lag frequently wins/loses games, especially at faster TC
    - people often play anonymously, etc.
    If you check 100 positions of 'Human versus Machine', in 90% of those Stockfish will be thinking it is equal or the engine side is better, when actually the human side has (large/winning) advantage, so it is easy to demonstrate the games are real.
  7. 29 Nov '17 08:40
    It is funny that, when people could see, even only browsing the table of contents of 'The Secret of Chess', https://www.amazon.com/Secret-Chess-Lyudmil-Tsvetkov-ebook/dp/B074M85CVV , that the book contains 150 fully original/new chess knowledge terms/patterns, they still doubt the book is worth it.
    Really funny...
  8. 03 Dec '17 07:50
    I am so happy, the first review for 'The Secret of Chess' has appeared,
    and by none other than Australian GM and book reviewer David Smerdon:
    http://davidsmerdon.com/?p=1970

    Thank you, David!

    The review is also available on the chess.com blog of the grandmaster:
    https://www.chess.com/blog/smurfo/the-secret-of-chess
  9. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    03 Dec '17 17:41
    Originally posted by @lyudmil-tsvetkov
    I am so happy, the first review for 'The Secret of Chess' has appeared,
    and by none other than Australian GM and book reviewer David Smerdon:
    http://davidsmerdon.com/?p=1970

    Thank you, David!

    The review is also available on the chess.com blog of the grandmaster:
    https://www.chess.com/blog/smurfo/the-secret-of-chess
    No one here takes you seriously.

    You are down in the gutter with other spammers like that ARB chess system guy.
  10. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    03 Dec '17 18:35
    Originally posted by @lyudmil-tsvetkov
    I am so happy, the first review for 'The Secret of Chess' has appeared,
    and by none other than Australian GM and book reviewer David Smerdon:
    http://davidsmerdon.com/?p=1970

    Thank you, David!

    The review is also available on the chess.com blog of the grandmaster:
    https://www.chess.com/blog/smurfo/the-secret-of-chess
    OK, I read GM Smerdon's blog, and it has changed my opinion from my original reaction, which was poor.

    I am going to get the kindle edition in the next few days, and attempt a superficial review ( I work for Disney, and the holidays are crazy for us).

    Based on Smerdon's review, I suspect that those of us who have read Kmoch and Berliner will say -"OMG! Hans and Hans had a child, and his name is Tsvetkov!" -which I intend to be complimentary and funny at the same time!
  11. 04 Dec '17 00:35
    Originally posted by @bigdoggproblem
    No one here takes you seriously.

    You are down in the gutter with other spammers like that ARB chess system guy.
    Thank you.
  12. 04 Dec '17 00:41
    Originally posted by @paul-leggett
    OK, I read GM Smerdon's blog, and it has changed my opinion from my original reaction, which was poor.

    I am going to get the kindle edition in the next few days, and attempt a superficial review ( I work for Disney, and the holidays are crazy for us).

    Based on Smerdon's review, I suspect that those of us who have read Kmoch and Berliner will sa ...[text shortened]... hild, and his name is Tsvetkov!" -which I intend to be complimentary and funny at the same time!
    Thank you, Mr. Leggett.
    I suspect this is the right approach: to judge things/people on their merits.

    Mickey Mouse is always funny.
  13. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    04 Dec '17 13:06
    Originally posted by @lyudmil-tsvetkov
    Thank you, Mr. Leggett.
    I suspect this is the right approach: to judge things/people on their merits.

    Mickey Mouse is always funny.
    The only part I don't understand about you playing here is this: It appears you say you can beat engines. If so why don't you tackle the engine users here directly? We have time controls of 1 day with no added time or 3 days no added, or 3 and 3 or 3 and 7 or 7 and 7 and so forth.
    I would love to see you trounce the engineers here
  14. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    04 Dec '17 19:51
    Originally posted by @lyudmil-tsvetkov
    Thank you.
    No problem.
  15. 04 Dec '17 22:00
    Originally posted by @sonhouse
    The only part I don't understand about you playing here is this: It appears you say you can beat engines. If so why don't you tackle the engine users here directly? We have time controls of 1 day with no added time or 3 days no added, or 3 and 3 or 3 and 7 or 7 and 7 and so forth.
    I would love to see you trounce the engineers here
    I might play at some point, I am just very busy right now.