Hi - new book is out in October - under orders not to say anymore.
Found out today that S/E Egland have been using 'Master Chess' to
teach it's juniors and there is such a thing as a 'Chandler sac'
(unsound in analysis but hard to prove OTB). This was news to me.
I knew it had been voted 4th best chess book ever written by readers
of the Chess Life back in the mid 80's.
All I did was say things that Reinfeld and Chernev have been saying
but in a more 'in your face' manner and use examples from
my games. It seems to have worked.
I enjoyed doing it. I think what you get more than anything is my
absolute love for the game. It's easy to read and enjoy a book on
any subject if the author is enjoying what he is doing and wants his
readers to share the moment.
'In Search of the Mona Lisa' by Gufeld. That type of book.
Great to read, Brillo games and you share the moment.
Next book will be 'Red Hot Pawn and the Chess Forum.'
I still crease up in a giggling fit when I think of that post about the
guy who thought the system was broken because he and his opponent
thought it was chekmate but there was an e.p. capture in the position.
He was given 'GO TO FAQ' clues then eventually someone told him.
"You can capture e.p." then that person was pulled up for
posting about a game still in progress. Brilliant.
The bloke who missed the original e.p. capture was called 'Learnchess'
You could not make it up....