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  1. 20 Aug '10 15:55 / 1 edit
    his newest book. has anyone purchased it or have thoughts about it. after the great success of his other books im sure it would be worth it. what are your thoughts?
  2. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    20 Aug '10 16:05
    Originally posted by airborne143rd
    his newest book. has anyone purchased it or have thoughts about it. after the great success of "how to reassess your chess" im sure it would be worth it. what are your thoughts?
    Silman wrote "How to Reassess Your Chess", but Seirawan has written several excellent books, and I would confidently buy this book "blind", expecting it to be great. His style and strength at his peak assures a great selection of games, and his writing is sure to make them interesting and illuminating.
  3. 20 Aug '10 16:21 / 2 edits
    Seen a good review about it in CHESS plus a very good 6 page interview
    with Seirwan.

    Says he went from absolute beginner to GM in 7 years.

    Started at 12 years in 1972 (due to Fischer match) GM at 19.

    He reckons there are a lot of good anecdotes in the book (426 pages) $31.00

    Here is a glimpse inside the book plus story about him fixing a
    game of cards v Karpov.

    http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=6393

    Games look chatty and not relying on a box. Bit of heavy analysis
    in some cases. Would have like more anecdotes (Seirwan states in his
    interview he would have liked to include more)

    Cover perhaps misleading as he never played Fischer.

    Looks very good, a bit pricey.
  4. 20 Aug '10 16:37
    Originally posted by Paul Leggett
    Silman wrote "How to Reassess Your Chess", but Seirawan has written several excellent books, and I would confidently buy this book "blind", expecting it to be great. His style and strength at his peak assures a great selection of games, and his writing is sure to make them interesting and illuminating.
    ahhh sry. got my authors mixed up!
  5. 20 Aug '10 16:50
    Silman and Seirawan are one and the same person.

    Silman writes under the name of Seirawan tio avoid paying Taxes in Texas.

    I thought everyone knew this.
  6. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    20 Aug '10 16:53
    Originally posted by airborne143rd
    ahhh sry. got my authors mixed up!
    They have cowritten books, so it is very easy to do!

    And be sure to check out the link GP provided- it looks like a great book!
  7. 20 Aug '10 16:53
    thanks for that link gp34! pretty much exactly what i was hoping someone would find something like this.
  8. 20 Aug '10 17:37
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Silman and Seirawan are one and the same person.

    Silman writes under the name of Seirawan tio avoid paying Taxes in Texas.

    I thought everyone knew this.
    The phrase "taxes in Texas" is a nice alliteration, but nonsensical in this context. I think Silman lives in California, which does have a hefty state income tax, while Texas has no state income tax.

    It's OK to make jokes, but don't disrespect Texas when it's not deserved. 🙂
  9. 20 Aug '10 17:43
    DON'T MESS WITH TEXAS!

    I've only been there once, 4 years ago, and I still miss it.
  10. 20 Aug '10 17:53
    I also bought the book, "Chess Duels" blind. I have a terrible habit of buying chess books just for the sake of having them. There may be a day long in the future where I read it.
  11. 20 Aug '10 17:55
    Originally posted by gorookyourself
    I also bought the book, "Chess Duels" blind. I have a terrible habit of buying chess books just for the sake of having them. There may be a day long in the future where I read it.
    Are we related? (Well, we both have rook in our name.)
  12. 20 Aug '10 18:03
    Originally posted by airborne143rd
    his newest book. has anyone purchased it or have thoughts about it. after the great success of his other books im sure it would be worth it. what are your thoughts?
    I beat ya to it:

    Thread 131884

    Maybe I should have named it "Seirawan/Silman's Summer Sizzler."
  13. 20 Aug '10 18:05
    Originally posted by Mad Rook
    Are we related? (Well, we both have rook in our name.)
    ...brother? :'(
  14. 21 Aug '10 01:37
    that is my first seirawan book and I love it. Haven't gone through a lot of the games. But, the stories are fantastic. One of my few entertaining chess books. The games that I have gone over do have honest and interesting notes it seems
  15. Donation ketchuplover
    G.O.A.T.
    22 Aug '10 13:04
    I declare this book the greatest book ever created!!! Some day I may even buy it!!! And even read it!!!!!!