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Player: Canada  dsuttlesChessHere Moderator Subject: The space on your bookshelf

2014-02-10 18:19:54
Is there a book you would like to own, but do not?

Or an e-book?

Is it a luxury edition? A manual? A biography? A classic? Something that has piqued your interest in the forums or a review somewhere? Please tell us.
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31Canada  dsuttlesChessHere Moderator2014-02-24 03:25:08
Bob is seeking reviews = D-

32Canada  dsuttlesChessHere Moderator2014-02-24 03:32:02

простой казанский сирота

Нежметдинов - Таль
Баку 1961

33United  pipesharp2014-02-24 17:39:24
In reply to dsuttles:
!. Thank you!

2. Are the \"dsuttles\" of rat fame?

34United  pipesharp2014-02-24 17:49:20
2. Should be: Are you the \"dsuttles\" of \"rat\" fame?-

35Canada  dsuttlesChessHere Moderator2014-02-25 02:45:13

36Canada  dsuttlesChessHere Moderator2014-02-25 02:59:31
I was flying home for Christmas once, so I decided to treat myself to a non-chess read. So I bought \'Bobby Fischer Goes to War\'. The guy I buy my chess books from recommended it, and he doesn\'t play chess. It\'s really good, not only for its take on the Wild West, but for its insights into Boris Spassky and the entire Soviet chess scene.-

37Australia  Baggy_Gee2014-02-25 03:54:54
That is why I like \"mortal games\" as it is an insiders view of Kasparov\'s preperation leading up to the 1990 world Championship and is the reason that I would like to see Kasparov\'s treatment of Karpov.-

38United  pipesharp2014-02-27 17:21:55
I tried so many times to play the modern but could never get the hang of it. Which is curious because I do alright with the king\'s indian. But my hat is off to you for winning so many games with it.-

39Canada  cc14226285672014-02-28 17:02:44
The rat was all the rage in Canada during the 70\'s.There\'s a fine book on it called \"The Modern defense by British GM Raymond Keene-

40Canada  dsuttlesChessHere Moderator2014-03-01 02:49:04
(The challenge is on to find an equivalent system for White.)-

41United  pipesharp2014-03-04 17:23:32
Yes, Windmill I have it. But at the time I wasn\'t good enough to use it.-

42United  pipesharp2014-03-07 17:36:14
Well Windmill I will another look at that book. I also dig out my copy of the 1974 Nice Olympiad book. I think there is a game titled \"Wipe Out from the Wings\" ...-

43England  cc1422628553ChessHere Moderator2014-03-08 01:11:07
One of Nigel Shorts tips to counter central development....a piece down the middle, put a piece out wide.-

44Canada  dsuttlesChessHere Moderator2014-03-12 07:04:31
I don\'t know which sounds the more awesome, that \'74 Wipeout from the Wings or Raymond Keene\'s \'The Modern Defence\'.-

45England  cc1422628553ChessHere Moderator2014-03-12 09:35:11
Before checking out Raymond Keene\\\'s book check this out.‎

`74 wipeout from the wings

46Canada  cc14226285672014-03-12 15:15:57
Why would this silly piece of nonsense prevent me from checking out the best book ever written on the Modern Defence?-

47Canada  dsuttlesChessHere Moderator2014-03-21 01:13:15
What is the best book ever written on any other single opening system?-

48Canada  cc14226285672014-03-21 08:00:21
I guess that would depend on what openings one is interested in.\"Flank Openings\" by R.Keene is very good if you want to play 1.g3.There are excellent books on all of the openings.Would be hard to pick just one.-

49Canada  dsuttlesChessHere Moderator2014-03-21 09:44:48
“Chess books should be used as we use glasses: to assist the sight, although some players make use of them as if they thought they conferred sight”

- Jose Raul Capablanca

I wonder what books he read?

50Canada  cc14226285672014-03-21 14:42:31
It\'s well known that Capablanca stated he never opened a book on \"Openings\".-

51Canada  cc14226285672014-03-21 15:09:21
The Morals Of Chess


Benjamin Franklin

The Game of Chess is not merely an idle amusement; several very valuable qualities of the mind, useful in the course of human life, are to be acquired and strengthened by it, so as to become habits ready on all occasions, for life is a kind of Chess, in which we have often points to gain, and competitors or adversaries to contend with, and in which there is a vast variety of good and ill events that are, in some degree, the effect of prudence, or the want of it.
B.Franklin-The Morals of Chess 1779

52Canada  HenriDeToi2014-03-23 09:52:23
Yogi Berra: In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is. -

53Canada  cc14226285672014-03-28 12:55:16
The games of D.A. Yanofsky,Winnipeg chess legend.-

54Canada  dsuttlesChessHere Moderator2014-03-30 01:13:52
Magnus Carlsen\'s recommended read:

Vladimir Karmnik, \'My Life and Games\',PL,0,0,Vladimir-Kramnik-My-Life-And-Games.pdf

55United  pipesharp2014-03-31 15:34:18
In response to Mr. Suttles question: \"The Rat\" by Duncan Suttles?-

56Canada  dsuttlesChessHere Moderator2014-04-18 20:33:49
Chief editor of ChessTV, Russian WGM Anna Burtasova, talks here - 5 hrs 15 mins 25 secs) - about managing your personal life, career, and the parallels between coaching and motivational psychology in chess and tennis.

She is wowed by Andre Agassi\'s autobiography \'Open\' and recommends it for all chess players, especially those at higher levels.

57Canada  dsuttlesChessHere Moderator2014-04-18 20:42:56
For the special room in your house

58Canada  dsuttlesChessHere Moderator2014-04-30 21:03:08

\'Sitzfleisch: a term used in chess to indicate winning by use of the glutei muscles--the habit of remaining stolid in one\'s seat hour by hour, making moves that are sound but uninspired, until one\'s opponent blunders through boredom.\'

- \'My One Contribution to Chess\' Frank Vigor Morley, Chess Notes, Faber & Faber (1947). His dad beat Lasker.

59Canada  dsuttlesChessHere Moderator2014-06-02 06:29:30
\'In the tiny Russian province of Kalmykia, obsession with chess has reached new heights. Its leader, a charismatic and eccentric millionaire/ex--car salesman named Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, is a former chess prodigy and the most recent president of FIDE, the world\'s controlling chess body. Despite credible allegations of his involvement in drug running, embezzlement, and murder, the impoverished Kalmykian people have rallied around their leader\'s obsession---chess is played on Kalmykian prime-time television and is compulsory in Kalmykian schools. In addition, Kalmyk women have been known to alter their traditional costumes of pillbox hats and satin gowns to include chessboard-patterned sashes.\'

- Amazon blurb on \'The Chess Artist: Genius, Obsession, and the World\'s Oldest Game\' by J.C.Hallman.

Flawed chess book by someone who isn\'t sure what colour the e4 square is. The meeting with Ilyumzhinov is illuminating. A nice companion if you are following Kasparov\'s FIDE presidential challenge.

60Canada  dsuttlesChessHere Moderator2014-08-22 08:40:30
@ #49, 50

\'In order to improve your game, you must study the endgame before everything else, for whereas the the endings can be studied and mastered by themselves, the middle game and the opening must be studied in relation to the endgame.\'

- Jose Raul Capablanca

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