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  1. 09 Oct '09 22:07
    Is it possible that Pandolfini has out of many books published finally made a book that is worthy of study?

    I just bought it and I am flipping through it.
    So far it looks decent, mainly focusing endgames for players under 1800.

    Well done Bruce, well done.
  2. 09 Oct '09 22:14
    I read the title as: Endgame Worship by Pandolfini. Which seems rather cheesy.
  3. 09 Oct '09 22:24
    I don't know what that was supposed to mean so I am just going to go stand over there and please don't talk to me.
  4. 09 Oct '09 22:25
    Originally posted by a4h4
    I don't know what that was supposed to mean so I am just going to go stand over there and please don't talk to me.
    Where?
  5. 09 Oct '09 22:28
    Over here, now please stay over there.
  6. 09 Oct '09 22:31
    Originally posted by a4h4
    Over here, now please stay over there.
    I can't hear you because you are standing so far away, can you please come closer
  7. 09 Oct '09 22:37
  8. 09 Oct '09 22:39
    What the hell is this?
  9. 09 Oct '09 22:43
    You swore! I'm tellin mom, MOM!!
  10. 09 Oct '09 22:43
    Originally posted by Goshen
    What the hell is this?
    I thought it is quite an old book actually, but someone might be better informed.
  11. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    09 Oct '09 22:45 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by a4h4
    Is it possible that Pandolfini has out of many books published finally made a book that is worthy of study?

    I just bought it and I am flipping through it.
    So far it looks decent, mainly focusing endgames for players under 1800.

    Well done Bruce, well done.
    I thought his "Weapons of Chess" book was well done, and a great second book to have by when reading annotated games.

    For instance, there was another thread where the question was asked about isolated pawns and how to handle them. Pandolfini had two separate chapters/sections in the book, one on advantages, and one on disadvantages, that explained the fundamentals of isolated pawn positions very well.

    I tell newer players that it is a great book to have, because other chess books will often give an assessment to a position, and explain it with "due to the two bishops" or "due to (white's/black's) isolated pawn" etc without any further explanation, and his book does a great job of answering the question "What does that mean?"

    Paul
  12. 09 Oct '09 22:48
    I agree that "Weapons of chess" was one of his better ones.
  13. 09 Oct '09 23:10 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by a4h4
    I agree that "Weapons of chess" was one of his better ones.
    It sounds rather boring, but please give us an interesting position from the book (there sure must be at least one) and this thread might turn into something enjoyable.
  14. 09 Oct '09 23:11
    Originally posted by a4h4
    Is it possible that Pandolfini has out of many books published finally made a book that is worthy of study?

    I just bought it and I am flipping through it.
    So far it looks decent, mainly focusing endgames for players under 1800.

    Well done Bruce, well done.
    It's just possible.

    The Chesscafe review:
    http://www.chesscafe.com/text/review701.pdf

    I'm not a big fan of his books, although I do have two of them. There's just something about his writing style that doesn't sit well with me. But his new book did get a decent review. It's interesting that it includes 12 pages on the KBN vs K mate.
  15. 09 Oct '09 23:15
    Originally posted by heinzkat
    It sounds rather boring, but please give us an interesting position from the book (there sure must be at least one) and this thread might turn into something enjoyable.
    I don't know how