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  1. 25 Apr '09 21:49
    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
    chess pedigree.?

    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?
  2. Standard member Nowakowski
    10. O-O
    26 Apr '09 00:57
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    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 t ...[text shortened]... er read it)

    And Robbie - a [b]One O'Clock Gang Show
    Annual! Remember that?[/b]
    why not America?

    plz?
  3. 26 Apr '09 01:39
    Postage - I cannot figure out how much it costs.

    And....... I want this book to go to a chess player
  4. Standard member Nowakowski
    10. O-O
    26 Apr '09 01:53 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    I want this book to go to a chess player
    Cold.
  5. 26 Apr '09 02:12 / 1 edit
    Cold?

    It's cold 'Vishy Anand's Best Games.'

    What did you think it was cold?
  6. 26 Apr '09 09:45
    Hello Greenpawn,

    I'm like you in that he isn't my type of player either, but I am interested in the chinese school of chess book. What is it about?

    Also, who in your opinion has the best games collection of the modern elite players?

    Cheers, J.
  7. 26 Apr '09 13:01
    The Chinese book is good.

    Once you have read it, 30 minutes later you want to read it again

    Here is the my ebay blurb:

    Paperback, 288 pages, used, but in very good condition

    The Chinese School of Chess, it's methods of training and their
    secrets by Liu Wenzhe.

    Liu Wenzhe was the first Chinese player to beat a Western Grandmaster.
    He is now a Chess coach.

    He was there at the start of the Chinese rise in the chess world and
    reveals the methods and training secrets that has given the Chinese
    players their own distinct style.

    The first Chapter 'The Art of Thinking' has Liu Wenzhe taking you
    through move by move his crushing win over GM Hans Donner in 1978.

    He tells you why he played the moves and actually gives the details
    about the after game celebrations. A wonderful piece of chess writing.

    Chapter 3: The Origin and Nature of Chess is a thought provoking
    chapter that anyone interested in this area of chess will find very
    beneficial.

    Other Chapters include, Models of Chess Thought, The Theory of
    Training, The Strategy of Competition and Opening Principles.

    The last Chapter, Opening Principles is a very deep look into the
    games chosen as examples including one game called
    'Chines Kung-Fu in The Benoni.'
    (Gherghiu v Liu Wemzhe, Lucerne 1982) A smashing game with excellent notes.

    Now a warning:

    This is not a book for the casual Chess Player

    This is a chess players book and a good chess player will learn something from it.



    My favourite games collection is of course Alekhine's & Tartakower's.

    The modern elite.......?

    The would have to Anand's it's the only one I've read.
    (it's not too bad but it will gather dust - so sell it?)
  8. 27 Apr '09 17:20 / 2 edits
    oh great and illustrious greenpawn, i visited the windy city, tis was beautiful as i looked across to Leith from the top of Aurthurs seat, over to Fife i spotted a green and white edifice the locals termed Easter road. To be sure Edinburgh is a beautiful city, but not as beautiful as this Vishy game, how anyone when they look at a chessboard and the e pawn cries out in zeal, pick me! pick me! cannot appreciate the World champion i dunno? dig this my man, for it is a work of true bravery and beauty!

  9. 27 Apr '09 17:31
    That's a lot of thimbles.