Originally posted by greenpawn34
Maybe the book by 'Abbot and Costello' is not too bad. Jeremy Silman, a self
confessed Ulf Andersson fan thinks quite highly of this book.
I would not judge the authors because Ulf Andersson is not there, though you are
correct about players and their gam ...[text shortened]... antly, he wrote on a regular basis
about his games in BCM explaining all the twists and turns.
If that's true, Mr. Silman lost reputation in my eyes.
(Not that he would give a damn. all right.)
He was probably paid for that, the same way celebrities do commercials for products they don't use.
Andersson was hero of many and that's what was so deceiving and dishonest:
on the cover there a quote of Alex Yermolinskiy "Andersson was everyone's hero, we wanted that every game of ours looks like 1. c4 c5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. dxc3 Qxd1 7. Kxd1 etc"
But so what, the fact Yermolinskiy was delighted by Andersson says nothing about the book.
Silman praised it and I resent that. Ok he paid some bills, good for him.
I feel pity for those fans of Andersson who loved the book, though, I simply don't believe it is possible.
With suing, I wasn't literal, but Fischer suggested that players had Copyright for their games, and that they receive royalties as musicians for their songs.
it will never come true, but in case of such books, one must think of it.