I've dropped Anand's Best Games on ebay 99p £2.00 post UK only.
Here is my description:
Paperback, 237 pages, used but in good condition.
This has been a working book so each game have been 'crossed off''
with an X in biro by a previous reader. This does not interefere in
anyway with the text.
40 well annotated games from 1986 -1997 by the current World Champion.
Opponents include: Kramnik, Karpov, Kasparov and Kamsky
(5 games v Kamsky - Vishy simply enjoys beating up Kamsky).
The games are well selected with Anand walking you through them
with logical easy to understand notes. Anand also litters the games
with enjoyable anecdotes.
Not a book for the Home & Casual player so if you do not have a
national grade then don't buy it. The notes are not THAT simple.
If you are looking for a book to impress your friends and make your
bookcase look interesting then buy 'War and Peace' and let some
poor chess player buy this.
As standard with this type of book there are 30 positions from Anand's
games for you to solve. These are not your usual fare - some of them
are quite hard.
I did not try them all, just the positions that looked interesting.
To make things even more interesting for you,
I have ripped out the solutions!!
(no, that is joke)
This book needs reading and studying, not doing so would be an injustice.
I'm only selling it because Anand's style is not my cup ot tea but he
will be for other chess players. I've played through the games (it was
not me that marked the book), I got what I wanted from this book
and am now passing it on.to a fellow chess player.
Buy it, read it, study it, keep it if you think you are going keep dipping in to it.
If not, sell it. Don't let this book gather dust.
(better make it clear - I have not ripped out any pages, the book,
apart from a previous chess playern ticking off the games with a pen
is in excellent condition).
What do think?
Shall I'll message any potential buyer and ask them for their
I also dropped on a Keene & Schiller book. (so/so)
The Chines School of Chess. (good)
A Pandolfini book (OK )
A book about Reverse Stategy (No idea, never read it)
And Robbie - a One O'Clock Gang Show
Annual! Remember that?