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  1. 03 May '09 01:34
    are there any free chess books around?

    pdf? doc?
  2. 03 May '09 01:43
    There are several you can DL on demonoid.com
  3. 03 May '09 02:05
    any recommendations?
  4. 03 May '09 02:13
    Originally posted by ironstalemate
    any recommendations?
    http://www.redhotpawn.com/board/recommended.php
  5. 03 May '09 02:35
    I read several posts in that thread, then had to come back and read this thread again to get that.
  6. 03 May '09 02:55
    gracias amigos
  7. 03 May '09 04:44
    There are a ton of free chess downloads at http://www.chess.com/downloads
  8. 03 May '09 06:42
    I have The Killer Grob by Basman & How to Defeat the Smith-Morra Gambit by Taylor in .pdf format if anyone's interested PM me.

    Can't honestly see the authors minding because they've both been out of print for many years.
  9. 03 May '09 08:01
    Originally posted by Squelchbelch
    I have The Killer Grob by Basman & How to Defeat the Smith-Morra Gambit by Taylor in .pdf format if anyone's interested PM me.

    Can't honestly see the authors minding because they've both been out of print for many years.
    Actually, just because a book is out of print, doesn't mean it's OK to reproduce and / or distribute it.

    Copyright in the UK at the very least lasts 70 years, if I'm correct, from the date of publication or the author's death which ever is longest.

    Not having a go, just that I work in the publishing industry!
  10. 03 May '09 08:57
    Originally posted by ironstalemate
    are there any free chess books around?

    pdf? doc?
    http://www.chesszone.org/lib/lib.html
    need djvu viewer (download available) for some of those.
  11. 03 May '09 18:15
    looks like i hit the jackpot!

    many thanks!
  12. 03 May '09 18:46
    Originally posted by Romanticus
    http://www.chesszone.org/lib/lib.html
    need djvu viewer (download available) for some of those.
    are these legal to download?
  13. 03 May '09 20:46
    Originally posted by passedpawn22
    are these legal to download?
    Don't know.How can I find out?
    I stumbled upon that site 3,maybe 4,years ago and it's still there.Maybe that's proof enough?
  14. 04 May '09 14:01
    how to read the game anotations in some of those books? for example , what does K-t6 mean?
  15. 04 May '09 15:18
    Originally posted by ironstalemate
    how to read the game anotations in some of those books? for example , what does K-t6 mean?
    Some are in the Russian or Estonian,or something similar,language.Can't help that,sorry.

    I only downloaded the ones in English