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  1. 26 Jan '10 17:06
    Is there a recommendation for training on reading/following an entire chess game via notation only? I find it very cumbersome and slow reading chess books that insist on page after page of annotated chess games in algebraic notation.
  2. 26 Jan '10 17:12
    How else would you like the games to be represented on paper?
  3. 26 Jan '10 17:15
    play blindfold games
  4. Standard member Nowakowski
    10. O-O
    26 Jan '10 17:17
    Originally posted by heinzkat
    How else would you like the games to be represented on paper?
    Agreed.

    3d board + Time + Willingness = Those books become Gems


    -GIN
  5. 26 Jan '10 17:45
    An interesting idea.

    A chess book of annotated games with no games and no moves.

    Morphy at the Opera

    Morphy threatened the e-pawn so Back chopped the f3 Knight.
    Morphy turned this tempo gain in a mate threat.

    Black defended the mate, Morphy ignored the QNP and developed.

    Thinking he now safe Black tried to disturb the White set - up and get the
    Queens off by threatening the Bishop with his QNP.

    Morphy sacrificed a Knight forcing Black into a cramped position.

    Morphy put pressure on the pinned piece and by the means of a much
    celebrated combination pulled of a famous checkmate.

    Anyone want to 'show' Philidor's Legacy.
  6. Standard member Nowakowski
    10. O-O
    26 Jan '10 17:49
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    An interesting idea.

    A chess book of annotated games with no games and no moves.

    [b]Morphy at the Opera


    Morphy threatened the e-pawn so Back chopped the f3 Knight.
    Morphy turned this tempo gain in a mate threat.

    Black defended the mate, Morphy ignored the QNP and developed.

    Thinking he now safe Black tried to disturb the White set - ...[text shortened]... ebrated combination pulled of a famous checkmate.

    Anyone want to 'show' Philidor's Legacy.[/b]
    Take the tender part for yourself why don't you?
  7. Standard member thesonofsaul
    King of the Ashes
    26 Jan '10 18:31
    Perhaps some sort of novelization of the game is called for here? Just like historical fiction, but with chess games. "Oce upon a time a lonely pawn, for reasons left mysterious to it, traveled forward two squares. That pawn thence met a similar looking creature that was brown where it was beautiful ivory in color. The opposing creature scared the lonely pawn, but the pawn was soon joined by a ..."

    You get the point.

    Only, this method seems even more cumbersome than just giving the moves, even if it does promise to be more entertaining.
  8. 26 Jan '10 19:13
    Hi Nowak

    Great to see your avatar has calmed down.

    Yes I bagged the easy one first.
    Pity the poor guy who has to do one of the 100 movers.