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  1. 23 Jul '09 01:02
    Paul has closed the Scottish Championship reports for me with
    a good game and some sound advice about time trouble.

    http://www.chessedinburgh.co.uk/chandlerarticle.php?ChandID=350

    Now I can get back to normal Corner duties.....
    ....blunders, howlers, lemons and boners.
  2. Standard member Talisman
    Time traveller.
    23 Jul '09 12:02
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Paul has closed the Scottish Championship reports for me with
    a good game and some sound advice about time trouble.

    http://www.chessedinburgh.co.uk/chandlerarticle.php?ChandID=350

    Now I can get back to normal Corner duties.....
    ....blunders, howlers, lemons and boners.
    Some wise words there indeed. As a player frequently in time trouble i know just how frustrating it is.
    i must say i,ve been fascinated with Paul Motwani's games during this Tournament. He is most definitely something extra special.

    That game he posted in the modern defence on your site is quite superb. A Pirc player myself i may start to throw in the odd Modern defence just to mix it up a little. The two openings appear to be very closely related.

    I have to say i very much enjoyed keith's commentaries on Youtube. A very good event.
  3. 23 Jul '09 17:28
    Motwani is a great player to follow.I first saw a Motwani game in 1995,seen quite a few since.He nearly always produces an interesting game.
    I had a book by him but left it on a boat.Very enjoyable book but I don't recall the title,I will see if I can find out.
  4. Standard member Cimon
    Strategos
    23 Jul '09 19:27
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Paul has closed the Scottish Championship reports for me with
    a good game and some sound advice about time trouble.

    http://www.chessedinburgh.co.uk/chandlerarticle.php?ChandID=350

    Now I can get back to normal Corner duties.....
    ....blunders, howlers, lemons and boners.
    Well done.
  5. 23 Jul '09 21:30
    Hot Chess? Cool Chess?

    I have a copy of RC which is a good read - thing to kknow in there.
    CC I thought was not as good.

    That's the trouble if you do a really good book, your other stuff pales.

    Keene had 3/4 good books thus making the rest look awaful.

    Paul used to be the games Editor in the Scottish Chess Magazine.
    His games and notes brought on a whole generation.
  6. 23 Jul '09 21:52
    Hi

    Paul is an old adversary of mine from school days. Used to hold my own against him now and then. Paul was always going places even then and I still follow his games and career now.

    Cheers

    J
  7. 24 Jul '09 14:38
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Hot Chess? Cool Chess?

    I have a copy of RC which is a good read - thing to kknow in there.
    CC I thought was not as good.

    That's the trouble if you do a really good book, your other stuff pales.

    Keene had 3/4 good books thus making the rest look awaful.

    Paul used to be the games Editor in the Scottish Chess Magazine.
    His games and notes brought on a whole generation.
    No,it was S.T.A.R. CHESS.
    When looking for it on amazon I saw the hot and cool books.Funny titles.Are they good?

    Keene wrote 4 good books?Which ones?
  8. 24 Jul '09 14:56 / 1 edit
    Not read STAR Chess. HOT Chess VG. Cool Chess so-so though
    other players I know are visa versa.

    Keene:
    Book on Nimzovitch
    How I became a Grandmaster. (Keene was a very good chess player).
    1978 Karpov/Korchnoi book of the match.
    Flank Openings till it got outdated.

    The above four are really good books. (I think so anyway).
  9. 24 Jul '09 15:23
    "When looking on amazon I saw the hot and cool books.Funny titles.Are they good?"

    HOT Chess is very entertaining, with lots of excellent little rules of thumb to help your chess generally.
    COOL Chess is also fun, but is about various specific openings and so perhaps of less general interest.
    There is also Chess Under the Microscope, which is well worth a look.
    HOT Chess is my own favourite, STAR Chess my least favourite (but I think the Dragon is over-represented in chess literature generally).

    "Keene wrote 4 good books?Which ones?"

    'Flank Openings', 'Nimzowitsch - A re-appraisal', 'Becoming a Grandmaster', and 'Leonid Stein - Master of Attack' are the ones generally listed. His 'Modern Openings in Theory & Practice' has some good, original stuff in it, and 'Modern Chess Theory' was a mag that he edited in the late 70's that contained much of interest (albeit mostly out of date now). Not a great return for someone who wrote over a 100 books.
  10. 24 Jul '09 19:19
    Thanks for the info guys.
  11. 24 Jul '09 20:05
    "The Master of Attack " I think did not work.

    Good games but the wrong author, Keene does not quite catch it.

    Keene was still a player in 1978 and his instant book on the Kar/Kor
    match has good analysis and humerous insights.

    As I said if you write a few good books then the rest are always so-so
    because one cannot help but compare them.

    Some of his later efforts are woeful and appear as if they were
    cobbled together in a weekend.
  12. 24 Jul '09 21:36
    How I became a Grandmaster. (Keene was a very good chess player).

    How good is this? What content does it have? Thanks for any info, J.
  13. 24 Jul '09 23:11 / 2 edits
    Probably an annotated gamescollection spanning his career.
    But that's just me guessing.

    If any of you talk to Mr. Motwani tell him he should publish a gamescollection.

    He'd sell at least 1 copy