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  1. 29 Jan '10 17:20
    The last line of a customer review on 'Tarrasch' best games of chess'

    "If you like or are at least comfortable with a book in descriptive notation then I really don't have any valuable comments as I sent the book back unread."

    Descriptive??Back you go!!

  2. 29 Jan '10 17:41
    Where is this?
  3. Standard member Traveling Again
    I'm 1/4 Ninja
    29 Jan '10 18:16
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Where is this?
    http://www.amazon.com/review/R14V5Z6FIV68ZK
  4. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    29 Jan '10 19:48
    Originally posted by Ajuin
    The last line of a customer review on 'Tarrasch' best games of chess'

    "If you like or are at least comfortable with a book in descriptive notation then I really don't have any valuable comments as I sent the book back unread."

    Descriptive??Back you go!!

    I did a really really long study in Thailand of Max Euwe's two volume set, static and dynamic positions in chess, and it really really slowed me down, the fact it was in descriptive notation. I keep waiting for that set to come out in algebraic but nothing has happened on that front I think.
  5. 29 Jan '10 19:54
    If he studies in a coffee shop then this classic is not for him.
    These great games with Reinfeld's notes need to replayed over a board.

    What a great pity he let it go.

    Price very heavy, check out the 2nd hand shops.
  6. 29 Jan '10 21:00
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    I did a really really long study in Thailand of Max Euwe's two volume set, static and dynamic positions in chess, and it really really slowed me down, the fact it was in descriptive notation. I keep waiting for that set to come out in algebraic but nothing has happened on that front I think.
    You mean his Middlegame book in two volumes?
    You mean this one?

    http://www.chesshouse.com/Middlegame_Book_One_p/1884.htm

    http://www.chesshouse.com/Middlegame_Book_Two_p/1885.htm
  7. 30 Jan '10 03:15
    Originally posted by Traveling Again
    http://www.amazon.com/review/R14V5Z6FIV68ZK
    That is the one.How did you find that?Googled it?

    Son,it may slow you down at first but surely you'll pick it up very quickly,no?I read Tarrasch' 'game of chess' in descriptive.Bit tough at first but after 4-5 days it became as easy as algebraic.

    The price is not too bad.I've been looking for a Tarrasch games collection for ages,so far that's the only one I can find.I think there's a gap in the market right there.
  8. 30 Jan '10 06:20
    Originally posted by Ajuin
    That is the one.How did you find that?Googled it?

    Son,it may slow you down at first but surely you'll pick it up very quickly,no?I read Tarrasch' 'game of chess' in descriptive.Bit tough at first but after 4-5 days it became as easy as algebraic.

    The price is not too bad.I've been looking for a Tarrasch games collection for ages,so far that's the only one I can find.I think there's a gap in the market right there.
    Hays Publishing has Tarrasch's 300 Games of Chess in paper back. If I'm not mistaken it's the only English version of this classic. It's in algebraic but I find it very annoying because it doesn't use the capture symbol. Instead of Nxe4 it's simply Ne4. Pawn captures are worse. ed4 instead of exd4. It takes some getting use to.
  9. 30 Jan '10 11:44
    One day they will get around to translating 'Die Moderne Schachpartie'

    It was Tarrash's mis-read comments about Blackburne (see his '300' that
    turned the British, and so the English speakiing world, against Tarrasch.

    It took them 100 years to get '300' into English and when one considers all
    the absolute total pap that has been passed off as chess books in that
    period of time and to leave this book untranslated is a crime against
    chess players.

    I've been told by a couple of very good players that there is a translated
    pirate copy out there somewhere.....Anybody?
  10. Subscriber davaniel
    1.Nf3
    30 Jan '10 13:13
    German isn't that hard... just read the original.
  11. 30 Jan '10 13:35
    Originally posted by davaniel
    German isn't that hard... just read the original.
    An option I considered since I speak a little german.
    Problem is my english is far better than my german and I often have trouble fully understanding things in english language books.I'm very hesitant to try it in german.

    Trying to learn something in a foreign language is not easy.
  12. 30 Jan '10 14:21
    I have the German copy and I have played out a few games
    but leanring a new language just to read a chess book?

    Nein.

    It's something I feel needs done and the German players I know
    and have played beside in teams all say it's a brilliant book.

    Think I'll add to my list of chess quests.

    1. Find out who was the first to link Blackburne with The Shilling Gambit.
    2. Get the Black going first PGN thingy fixed on here.
    3. Get Tarrasch's classic in English.
    4. Stop all chess quests.
  13. Standard member orion25
    Art is hard
    30 Jan '10 14:44
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    I have the German copy and I have played out a few games
    but leanring a new language just to read a chess book?

    Nein.

    It's something I feel needs done and the German players I know
    and have played beside in teams all say it's a brilliant book.

    Think I'll add to my list of chess quests.

    1. Find out who was the first to link Blackburne with ...[text shortened]... PGN thingy fixed on here.
    3. Get Tarrasch's classic in English.
    4. Stop all chess quests.
    you could start with number 4!
  14. 30 Jan '10 15:23
    I know a little German.


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  15. Standard member peacedog
    Highlander
    30 Jan '10 16:15
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    I have the German copy and I have played out a few games
    but leanring a new language just to read a chess book?

    Nein.

    It's something I feel needs done and the German players I know
    and have played beside in teams all say it's a brilliant book.

    Think I'll add to my list of chess quests.

    1. Find out who was the first to link Blackburne with ...[text shortened]... PGN thingy fixed on here.
    3. Get Tarrasch's classic in English.
    4. Stop all chess quests.
    I'm fluant in German having read a lot of Commando comic books as a child. "Die you english pig!!!"