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  1. Standard member hunterknox
    Hopeless romantic
    03 Sep '08 16:35
    When's "Greenpawn's book of stunning sacs and skeezy traps" coming out? I want that book!
  2. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    03 Sep '08 17:18
    Originally posted by hunterknox
    When's "Greenpawn's book of stunning sacs and skeezy traps" coming out? I want that book!
    I think you got the name wrong:

    http://www.amazon.com/Its-Not-Easy-Being-Green/dp/1401302424
  3. 03 Sep '08 17:27 / 1 edit
    I like "Stunning Sacs & Skeezy Traps." Or perhaps, "How to Make Your Opponent Cry! - Stunning Sacs & Skeezy Traps"
  4. 03 Sep '08 18:04 / 7 edits
    Originally posted by MrHand
    I like "Stunning Sacs & Skeezy Traps." Or perhaps, "How to Make Your Opponent Cry! - Stunning Sacs & Skeezy Traps"
    I would rather like to see the "Squeezing the Balls -Understanding Karpovian Strategy." It's been a while I've been waiting.

    Copyright:
    to either Spassky or Petrosian, who advised Kasparov in his match against Karpov: [paraphrasing] "do not try to kick him in the groin, just squeeze his balls, but not too hard, and not both of them, only one." (from How Life Imitates Chess, G.Kasparov)
  5. Standard member JonathanB of London
    Curb Your Enthusiasm
    03 Sep '08 19:54
    Originally posted by hunterknox
    When's "Greenpawn's book of stunning sacs and skeezy traps" coming out? I want that book!
    May I suggest you find a copy of Master Chess: A course in 21 Lessons then look at the chapter on tactics (and a close look at who wrote it). I think it will meet your needs.
  6. 03 Sep '08 21:17 / 1 edit
    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....

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  7. 03 Sep '08 21:27
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    The bloke who missed the original e.p. capture was called 'Learnchess'
    You could not make it up....
    At the time, I assumed the person's name wasn't a statement of what he had done, but instead a reminder to himself of what he needed to do.
  8. Standard member hunterknox
    Hopeless romantic
    03 Sep '08 21:33
    Damn, I didn't expect that there would actually be one. That's awesome. Talk about "ask and you shall receive".
  9. 03 Sep '08 21:36 / 1 edit
    Will it really be out in October, or will it be a typical publishing schedule that keeps slipping...and slipping...


    P.S. - It's not too late to change the title!
  10. 03 Sep '08 21:56
    October is the word from the printers.

    The Red Hot Pawn Forum book - should be written by all of us.
    Eveyone one submit one game.
    I like the idea of Eldragonfly doing the forward.


    !
  11. 04 Sep '08 13:55
    What will be the title of the new book?
  12. 04 Sep '08 18:08
    I'm sorry but am under orders not to say anything.

    Don't worry you will hear all about it when it's out.
    You can bet your life on it.

    All I am going to say is.....it's different.
  13. 04 Sep '08 18:14
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    I'm sorry but am under orders not to say anything.

    Don't worry you will hear all about it when it's out.
    You can bet your life on it.

    All I am going to say is.....it's different.
    you mean 'psychedelic', tis it not?
  14. 04 Sep '08 18:47
    Yeah - it's an alternative Chess Book.

    It's not about Chess.
  15. 04 Sep '08 20:52 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    October is the word from the printers.

    The Red Hot Pawn Forum book - should be written by all of us.
    Eveyone one submit one game.
    I like the idea of Eldragonfly doing the forward.


    !
    I would like to submit a game I played against a much higher rated opponent, possibly the only decent game I have ever played and one really I shouldve had the bottle to try to win rather than offer a draw but it was a clan league game so the point I got was the reason for not throwing caution to the wind (and I think I wouldve lost)

    Game 4518339