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  1. 27 Oct '07 21:13
    "The Scotch Game (Batsford Chess Opening Guides) (Paperback)
    by Peter Wells".

    I ask because this book costs $145 on Amazon which seems a lot compared to most opening books including those I have. Also there are others on the scotch opening which aren´t so expensive. I would apreciate if someone new the reason for this, is this perhaps a much better book than others?

    Thanks in advance.
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    27 Oct '07 21:23
    It's out of print, and also a very highly recommended book on the Scotch, so it goes for a lot of money. Joe Gallagher's "Winning with the King's Gambit" goes for a lot as well.
  3. 27 Oct '07 21:38 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by Stephan Derrick
    "The Scotch Game (Batsford Chess Opening Guides) (Paperback)
    by Peter Wells".

    I ask because this book costs $145 on Amazon which seems a lot compared to most opening books including those I have. Also there are others on the scotch opening which aren´t so expensive. I would apreciate if someone new the reason for this, is this perhaps a much better book than others?

    Thanks in advance.
    well "how karpov wins" is 65 on amazon while being 10 on another site. so be sure to check other sites.
  4. 27 Oct '07 22:41
    Not intimately, but we've met.
  5. 28 Oct '07 01:11
    The Scotch Game is just that good.
  6. 28 Oct '07 02:22
    Originally posted by Stephan Derrick
    "The Scotch Game (Batsford Chess Opening Guides) (Paperback)
    by Peter Wells".

    I ask because this book costs $145 on Amazon which seems a lot compared to most opening books including those I have. Also there are others on the scotch opening which aren´t so expensive. I would apreciate if someone new the reason for this, is this perhaps a much better book than others?

    Thanks in advance.
    not a classic.
    not worth the price.
  7. 28 Oct '07 09:59
    Originally posted by tonytiger41
    not a classic.
    not worth the price.
    I agree. That's a ludicrous price for an out-of-date book on an opening. Even the best openings books rapidly become out of date as theory evolves and changes. Gallagher's book on the King's Gambit mentioned above is an example. Inspirational when it first came out, much of the analysis in it is now dated and no longer valid.
  8. 28 Oct '07 13:34
    Thanks for the answers. The thing is that this particular book is the far best reviewed of the books on the Scotch I have excamined. For example the books by Lane and Emms don´t get nearly as good a review.

    I also think it´s to harsh to say the book is out of date, I mean it´s only around 10 years old and I´m sure that at least 90% of it is still usable and being an around elo 2000 player I´m sure it´s very useful for me.