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  1. 14 Oct '13 22:04
    Very vague question but I had a book on correspondence chess a few years ago. Unfortunately I lost it. I've looked everywhere on the internet for it but cannot find it. Could anyone direct me to a website. It was a greatest games book with maybe 70 games in it and the cover of the book was a bright green I think. Honestly I can't remember too much else about it but I guess if anyone has this book then they will know instantly and could tell me the title so I can find it online. I'm sure it had the Kasparov vs the world game and probably the famous Yakov Estrin vs Hans Berliner game. Any help would be appreciated.

    Zuggy
  2. 14 Oct '13 22:34
    Is it the top one here, with an updated cover?

    http://www.chessdirect.co.uk/acatalog/Online_Chess_Shop_Correspondence_Chess_Books_143.html
  3. 18 Oct '13 16:33
    It could be. Thank you very much for your post. I'll have a more detailed look at the online reviews etc and see if it jogs any memories!
  4. 18 Oct '13 17:00
    Found it! It wasn't the one you suggested but was an earlier book by Harding. http://www.amazon.com/Great-Chess-Games-Instructive-Correspondence/dp/0953853640 I wouldn't have found it without your help. Thank you
  5. 18 Oct '13 19:16
    If I may use this thread for my own "lost" chess book--

    The public library in the 1970s had a thick book for which I don't remember the title or the author. But I recall the gimmick was "chess movies," if that helps. Each game was presented as though it were a filmstrip, with commentary on each move. I think one game featured castling long and the chapter heading for it was "Oh! Oh! Oh!"

    Does this ring a bell?
  6. Standard member 33moves
    4th stooge
    19 Oct '13 01:37
    Originally posted by Paul Dirac II
    If I may use this thread for my own "lost" chess book--

    The public library in the 1970s had a thick book for which I don't remember the title or the author. But I recall the gimmick was "chess movies," if that helps. Each game was presented as though it were a filmstrip, with commentary on each move. I think one game featured castling long and the chapter heading for it was "Oh! Oh! Oh!"

    Does this ring a bell?
    Could it be Bruce Pandolfinis Chess Movies 1 and Chess Movies 2? They can be found on Amazon
  7. 19 Oct '13 02:08
    The 70's may be too early for the Pandolfini books to appear.

    There is a Fischer-Spassky move by move which has a diagram after
    every move played in the '72 match.

    But the book in question is 'An Invitation to Chess' by Chernev and Harkness.


    http://www.ebay.com/itm/AN-INVITATION-TO-CHESS-IRVING-CHERNEV-KENNETH-HARKNESS-COMPETITION-1945-1ST-ED-/370589030541
  8. 19 Oct '13 03:04
    I have that Fischer - Spassky book, saw it on ebay recently for $75
  9. 19 Oct '13 04:08
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    But the book in question is 'An Invitation to Chess' by Chernev and Harkness.


    http://www.ebay.com/itm/AN-INVITATION-TO-CHESS-IRVING-CHERNEV-KENNETH-HARKNESS-COMPETITION-1945-1ST-ED-/370589030541
    Based on the look of the open book at that link, I believe that is it. Thanks!