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  1. 25 Jul '10 08:04
    can anyone reccommend a chess book which thoroughly explains the beauty of positional chess, Im looking for a good advanced chess book to match my talent.
  2. 25 Jul '10 08:28
    Or just stop resigning?
  3. 25 Jul '10 08:30
    Great insight, mucho apreciado.
  4. 25 Jul '10 08:34
    Well seriously, how many games have you resigned within the first 5 moves, often before any pieces have taken?
  5. 25 Jul '10 08:44
    I can see very deep into positons, I guess.
  6. Standard member clandarkfire
    Grammar Nazi
    25 Jul '10 09:33
    It's difficult to recommend a book to match you talent when your graph is such a skislope.
  7. 25 Jul '10 09:59
    Game 7600115

    Just a game picked entirely at random, according to the Games Explorer white has a 57% chance of winning outright and yet you resign..

    If you genuinely have this gift of seeing so many moves in advance why aren't you ranked higher? Even if you can magically see that you will lose in 15 moves time, why do you think your opponents (avg. rating 1239) can see this far ahead and make the correct moves?
  8. 25 Jul '10 11:08
    my skill level is 1400-1600 when fully concentrated I think, anybody want to advise me on a good endgame purchase? I do suffer from mental issues, seriously, so please dont make fun of my illness.
  9. 25 Jul '10 11:12
    Im strong at openings for my abilty, adequate in the middle game, nothing flash, but endgame goes hand in hand with middlegame strategy and is the hardest period in a chess game, I know about the philidor position, lucena etc, just want a more advanced book, so to spaek.
  10. 25 Jul '10 16:24
    Originally posted by hintjul
    Im strong at openings for my abilty, adequate in the middle game, nothing flash, but endgame goes hand in hand with middlegame strategy and is the hardest period in a chess game, I know about the philidor position, lucena etc, just want a more advanced book, so to spaek.
    Hi hintjul
    I have recently brought a copy of Secrets of Chess Endgame Strategy by Lars Bo Hansen. It mainly deals with strategic endgames and explains the general principles to tackle endgames when the result is unclear. There are lots of books on technical endgames, ie how to mate with B&N v K, but this book is great at explaining all the general principles with games from the top players.
    There is also a video series based on this book;
    YouTube&videos=1h1XjCZDE8E
    Good luck with your games
    Dave
  11. 25 Jul '10 16:41
    When and if i ever graduate from the BM and when i have studied tactics until my brain bleeds, then and only then am I going to read Simple Chess by Michael Stean.

    Grit
  12. 25 Jul '10 17:32
    thanks both, much appreciated.
  13. 26 Jul '10 03:21
    can anyone send a rapidshare link for download "Pawn power in chess" by "Hans Komch" ? I am searching about 1 year about it.
  14. 26 Jul '10 07:45
    Originally posted by lundybishop
    Hi hintjul
    I have recently brought a copy of Secrets of Chess Endgame Strategy by Lars Bo Hansen. It mainly deals with strategic endgames and explains the general principles to tackle endgames when the result is unclear. There are lots of books on technical endgames, ie how to mate with B&N v K, but this book is great at explaining all the general princ ...[text shortened]...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fg6E_XThsTo&videos=1h1XjCZDE8E
    Good luck with your games
    Dave
    Hi lundy, thanks, Ive ordered a copy today, and when I beef my rating back up a good 500 points, perhaps we could have a game.
  15. 27 Jul '10 07:36
    Originally posted by hintjul
    when I beef my rating back up a good 500 points, perhaps we could have a game.
    Any time just send me a message when you are ready.