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    Just trying if it works now.
  2. SubscriberBigDoggProblem
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    31 Dec '17 21:26
    Originally posted by @boardreader
    @bigdoggproblem
    Sorry I have to dissagree with this. Currently watching the Harry Potter film, and JK Rowling published books and charged for them with no 'credentials'. If I wrote a book on chess (maybe "my chess analysis of my favorite games", or "where I go wrong - improve your games"😉. Then charged a couple quid for it, then it's up to the buyer if ...[text shortened]... ter I've read it. However, considering I have £0 at the moment I'll hang off until Feb or later.
    Rowling's books aren't instructional works, as LT purports to make. Rowling got credentials quickly after her first few books, while this guy only gets middling reviews on obscure sites.

    Waste your money on them if you'd like, but don't say you weren't warned.
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    31 Dec '17 21:57
    @bigdoggproblem, do you understand why h4 is the 'winning move'? I've tried playing it out (using Komodo) and yet don't get anything more than an equal game.

    Someone who was logged in Fritz with Houdini, found the "h4" move, but there a couple of moves which seems to suggest it's an equal position. Such as Bc2
  4. SubscriberBigDoggProblem
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    31 Dec '17 22:46
    Originally posted by @boardreader
    @bigdoggproblem, do you understand why h4 is the 'winning move'? I've tried playing it out (using Komodo) and yet don't get anything more than an equal game.

    Someone who was logged in Fritz with Houdini, found the "h4" move, but there a couple of moves which seems to suggest it's an equal position. Such as Bc2
    I think it's premature to say white's winning.
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    20 Jan '18 10:02
    One more review has appeared, by IM Gerard Welling from the Netherlands:
    https://www.chess.com/blog/Swordfish55/review-the-secret-of-chess
    Overall. largely positive, he gave the book 4 stars on Amazon.
    So that, many strong titled players seem to be in agreement.
    I would have answered any questions here, BUT, last time I tried, I was not allowed to post, and I REALLY would not like to post on a forum, where they restrict posting freedom.
    So that, next time I log, if I can post freely, I will answer everybody.
    Have a good day.
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    05 Feb '18 18:36
    One more review is available, by IM Herman Grooten of the Netherlands:
    http://www.secretofchess.com/files/17772/ckfinder/images/Review%20on%20The%20Secret%20of%20Chess.pdf

    So far, we have 4, and, although not all are ecstatic, all are largely positive.
    Maybe the bigger number of reviews can help you make up your mind better.

    I would be very happy for anyone considering the book on Amazon, when it is in a slump.
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    Above my first draw and first handicap win over SF 9, if someone is interested in such games.
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    07 Feb '18 11:50
    Originally posted by @lyudmil-tsvetkov
    Anticomputer chess is live and kicking:

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077PN5QT8/ref=sr_1_8s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1511501584&sr=1-8

    Some would argue the top engines are unbeatable at the moment, but,
    if you analyse the games in the 3 parts of the book, you will realise this is not so.

    Perfect chess is still 2000 elos away, so a lot more to disco ...[text shortened]... ad of us.

    I am certain, in 20 years' time, humans will still be able to beat the top engines.
    Nonsense!
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    07 Feb '18 19:40
    Originally posted by @lyudmil-tsvetkov
    Sorry, an error occurred. Please report this problem.
    Report it by sending feedback, not by spamming the Chess forum. 😞
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    26 Mar '18 14:23
    The second volume of 'The Secret of Chess', containing example games, is out.
    803 games in total.
    The games follow the Table of Contents of the first volume, covering each and every term.
    Some terms are covered by a single game, while others, more important ones, by as much as 15.
    The volume features 5 world champions, among which Carlsen, Kasparov and Fischer, 3 top engines, Stockfish, Houdini and Komodo, as well as a number of other players.
    I have browsed 15 000 games to carefully select those 803.
    All games are tactical and positional masterpieces.

    The book is available here: https://www.amazon.com/Secret-Chess-Example-Games-ebook/dp/B07BJLMZ6V/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1522071381&sr=1-1&dpID=51yVGVku9cL&preST=_SY445_QL70_&dpSrc=srch

    I guess everyone, programmer or chess player, who has found the first volume interesting or would like to clear his ideas on the concepts, should have a look at this one.
    For the time being, the games are unannotated. It will take couple of years to fully comment 800 games, so I wanted to have this consolidated version out.
    I guess at some point there will be also a volume with annotated example games, but this will not be too soon. And I am not certain what portion of the games will be featured there, probably just a smaller one.
    The main reason for releasing this volume is that many people asked me for illustrative games to better comprehend the concepts. Initially, I had not considered this at all.
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    29 Mar '18 00:54
    Originally posted by @ragwort
    [pgn]
    [FEN "r4rk1/2q1bpp1/pn3n1p/1pp1pP2/6P1/1BP4P/PP1N1P2/R1BQR1K1 w - - 0 17 "]
    1. h4 [/pgn]
    I still come back to the question as to why you refuse to play anyone here?
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    29 Mar '18 00:59
    Originally posted by @lyudmil-tsvetkov
    One more review has appeared, by IM Gerard Welling from the Netherlands:
    https://www.chess.com/blog/Swordfish55/review-the-secret-of-chess
    Overall. largely positive, he gave the book 4 stars on Amazon.
    So that, many strong titled players seem to be in agreement.
    I would have answered any questions here, BUT, last time I tried, I was not allow ...[text shortened]... dom.
    So that, next time I log, if I can post freely, I will answer everybody.
    Have a good day.
    'When Mr. Tsvetkov want to prove that he is a much better player than his estimate rating, he should
    compete in tournaments and strong competition. I don’t know why he is afraid to do so, because I
    think with his understanding he might have good results.''


    From that review. Here you say you know more than Kas but you admit you are not a strong player.

    You should challenge people here to prove your points. THAT we could believe.
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    17 Apr '18 07:48
    Here is an interesting article on the book and anti-computer chess in general with 5 replayable games: https://glarean-magazin.ch/2018/04/14/anti-computerschach-human-vs-machine-report-carstens-tsvetkov/
    In the lower left corner, there is a 'Translate' button, you can certainly read the English translation from German,
    what you will understand is another matter.
    In any case, the multitude of replayable games are interesting.
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    17 Apr '18 07:49
    Originally posted by @lyudmil-tsvetkov
    Anticomputer chess is live and kicking:

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077PN5QT8/ref=sr_1_8s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1511501584&sr=1-8

    Some would argue the top engines are unbeatable at the moment, but,
    if you analyse the games in the 3 parts of the book, you will realise this is not so.

    Perfect chess is still 2000 elos away, so a lot more to disco ...[text shortened]... ad of us.

    I am certain, in 20 years' time, humans will still be able to beat the top engines.
    Here is an interesting article on the book and anti-computer chess in general with 5 replayable games: https://glarean-magazin.ch/2018/04/14/anti-computerschach-human-vs-machine-report-carstens-tsvetkov/
    In the lower left corner, there is a 'Translate' button, you can certainly read the English translation from German,
    what you will understand is another matter.
    In any case, the multitude of replayable games are interesting.
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