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  1. 04 Jul '08 20:21
    It's done.

    http://chessedinburgh.co.uk/chandlerarticle.php?ChandID=279

    It is an excellent chess book.
  2. 04 Jul '08 20:27
    There are a few typos - for the rest, I liked especially the thoughts behind this paragraph/phrase

    "Sowing the seeds of problems where none actually exisit is a handy psychological tool."

    (note the typo)
  3. 04 Jul '08 20:40
    Sounds cool. But the target group 1500-2000 is above my level

    There should be more edgy chessbooks in my opinion. And we need a new Chernev that just loves the game, and can write like Hemmingway.
  4. 04 Jul '08 20:45 / 1 edit
    the 1500 is just a guide - in the review I was going to suggest
    be lowered and the 2000 be raised. This is a good book for any level.

    I agree with Chernev though - he was good. (also untitled).

    His Most Instructive Games is a great book.

    (not though nothing about fianchetto defences (1) game).

    Chernev did not quite understand them so he stayed away from them.

    (corrected typos - cheers)
  5. Standard member Korch
    Chess Warrior
    04 Jul '08 21:39
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    It's done.

    http://chessedinburgh.co.uk/chandlerarticle.php?ChandID=279

    It is an excellent chess book.
    Interesting review
  6. 04 Jul '08 22:02
    Great review...hard to resist picking up a copy!
  7. 04 Jul '08 22:10
    Been emailed by an a very old friend.

    he reminded me I was one of the first to give Chess for Tigers
    a good review in my own chess magazine about 30 years ago.

    I forgot all about that else I would have mentioned it. (damn!).
  8. 04 Jul '08 22:42
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Been emailed by an a very old friend.

    he reminded me I was one of the first to give Chess for Tigers
    a good review in my own chess magazine about 30 years ago.

    I forgot all about that else I would have mentioned it. (damn!).
    30 years ago?? You must have a Tardis..."Chess For Tigers" was first published in 2005
  9. 04 Jul '08 22:59
    Originally posted by Mahout
    30 years ago?? You must have a Tardis..."Chess For Tigers" was first published in 2005
    Oh no, greenpawn's not insane... Well, at least not on this issue. First published in 1978, which is just about.... (how many years?). 2005 might have been the latest edition (3rd?).
  10. 04 Jul '08 23:12
    Originally posted by Mad Rook
    Oh no, greenpawn's not insane... Well, at least not on this issue. First published in 1978, which is just about.... (how many years?). 2005 might have been the latest edition (3rd?).
    OK that's me...I didn't read the back cover...mine is the third edition updated in 2005.
  11. 04 Jul '08 23:23 / 1 edit
    Another contact said 2005 version was actually smaller than original -
    cannot quote on that. I thought it would be just be a straight
    forward reprint.

    But if you like Tigers, then Streetfighter is for you.

    Just had a thought, perhaps the 2005 versionis smaller because it's algebraic.
    The original was 1.P-K4 P-K4 in old descriptive.
  12. 04 Jul '08 23:38
    Ha Ha

    Just had an email saying this is all one of my jokes.

    Years ago I made up a book including a lovely cover and gave
    it a brilliant review. Of course it never existed.

    I said Keith Ruxton had two copies. He was pestered beyond belief for it.
    (an IM actually fell for it as well - he was not too chuffed).

    My past is catching up with me.

    IT'S NOT A JOKE. (I swear it's not a joke - other reviews will be out soon).

    Another time (when I had my magazine) I invented a tournament
    with cross tables, games pictures of the winner etc etc.

    That fooled a lot people as well.
    The result was actually published in a national magazine.

    Ahhh the good old days.
  13. 05 Jul '08 00:57 / 1 edit
    Most serious typo in review is "(26...Qxf4 27.Nf4)", which should read "(26...Qxf4 27.Nge6+)".

    Who is the woman in the audience (in fact she is the audience) in the picture at the end of the review?

    If this book can be compared favourably with Chess for Tigers, then that is high praise indeed. The author of Chess for Tigers, Simon Webb, was a strong player (an IM?) who was sadly murdered by his own son just a few years ago.
  14. 05 Jul '08 01:50
    corrected move - at one time line had a series of moves.

    No idea who lady is.
    (someone who wandered in out of the rain?).
  15. 05 Jul '08 13:31
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    corrected move - at one time line had a series of moves.

    No idea who lady is.
    (someone who wandered in out of the rain?).
    The lady is the wife of a strong, young Slovak player Milan Bednar-most days she wandered in out of the 35C heat!!

    The game in the photo attracted a fair-sized audience later on -I almost included the game in my book under the title 'How to blow a completely won position', but i guess we have all heard too many of these sad tales! See if you can find the killer move - sorry, don't know yet how to post this game so it can be played through automatically?!

    Burnett,Andrew (2193) - Demeter,Peter FM(2294) [B76]
    Bardejov Open (3), 12.08.2007

    1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be3 Bg7 7.f3 0-0 8.Qd2 Nc6 9.0-0-0 Nxd4 10.Bxd4 Be6 11.Kb1 Qc7 12.h4 Rfc8 13.h5 Qa5 14.hxg6 hxg6 15.a3 Rab8 16.Bd3 b5 17.Qg5 d5 18.Nxd5 Bxd5 19.exd5 b4 20.Bxg6 bxa3 21.Rh8+ Bxh8 22.Bh7+ Kf8 23.Bxf6 exf6 24.Qg8+ Ke7 25.d6+ Ke6 0-1