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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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1Saudi  ANZARBONDChessHere Moderator2014-02-10 20:44:44
Yes, i want to won a book name \"I am Malala\" written by Christina Lamb with Malala Yousufzai.-

2Australia  Baggy_Gee2014-02-10 21:08:04
My great predecessors series by Garry Kasparov, I have his \"How life imitates chess\" and find that his writing style is enjoyable while being deep and informative. Also \"Searching for Bobby Fisher\" by Fred Watikins again have his book about Garry and Antoly last championship match and his style is very engaging. Oh and a complete opening libary if that isn\'t to much to ask -

3Canada  dsuttlesChessHere Moderator2014-02-10 22:56:10
D\'oh, I forgot to say \'chess\'.

I am almost glad I didn\'t, Anzarbond. That is a great choice. Malala, born 1997, blogger, activist in northwest Pakistan, banned from school, shot, still campaigning, still studying. Good luck to her. What spirit.

You might make new friends with your choice of a complete opening book, Baggy_Gee.

You have reminded me of a modest opening book that captured my heart. I owned it, lost it, and felt headless: \'Opening Repertoire for the Positional Player\', by Eduard Gufeld and Nikolai Kalinichenko.

4Australia  Baggy_Gee2014-02-11 04:25:09
I don\'t know if they have lifeline over in canada, but we have it here, Twice a year they fill the Brisbane exibition center with mile after mile of tables and cheap (criminally cheap) book and every time i go and troll through their sport, games and hobby sections to find more chess books. I got David Bronstein\'s Zurich International 1953 for about 50 cents.-

5Australia  Baggy_Gee2014-02-11 04:27:51
Just read the link, if I find it cheap, I\'ll let you know. Good looking book-

6Canada  dsuttlesChessHere Moderator2014-02-11 06:37:11
Good grief. I don\'t suppose there is a space on your bookshelf, is there?-

7Australia  Baggy_Gee2014-02-11 17:18:30
Well not much, our lounge room has two walls of roof to floor books shelves which are full and then there are misc. bookshelves around the house as well.-

8Saudi  ANZARBONDChessHere Moderator2014-02-11 19:03:53
Although dsuttles! You remind me the same book of Eduard Gufeld i purchase from Jeraisey book mall Riyadh Saudi Arabia.After won the same book never reached my home till today.It taken one of my friend who meet me in the way market.And said me i want to purchase the same book but it is out of the stock.I told him read and return me as soon as possible.-

9Canada  dsuttlesChessHere Moderator2014-02-13 10:02:27
The one problem with that book, Anzarbond, is that every time you turn a page, it falls out. This may explain why your friend has not returned your book.-

10Canada  cc14226285672014-02-13 11:13:36
Brilliant Orange: The Neurotic Genius of Dutch Football -David Winner-

11Canada  dsuttlesChessHere Moderator2014-02-13 20:02:15
I don\'t understand the title (\'neurotic\'), but it sounds a good read. Might ask you about that later.

Chess book you do not have, but want?

12South  Kpax911ChessHere Moderator2014-02-14 11:33:15
Their are a lot of good books out their hard to pick one-

13England  cc1422628553ChessHere Moderator2014-02-14 12:10:43
Anton Chekov \" About Love And other stories \" found in my library today. Quite a find. Sometimes the books you`d really like are the ones you`ll never read.-

14Canada  cc14226285672014-02-14 13:51:49
The Book Thief
Markus Zusak (Author)

takes place in 1939 Nazi Germany
narrated by death
a page turner

15Canada  dsuttlesChessHere Moderator2014-02-14 15:04:26
\'Is there a book you would like to own, but do not?\' (top) This should read: \'Is there a chess book you would like to own, but do not?\'

I messed, but I am glad I did, because there are some great recommendations here. And I do find myself wandering into other parts of the shop when I go looking for chess books.

Keep posting on the chess books, though. Is there a book you have heard of that you really want?

Baggy_Gee, I\'m wiring you about fifty cents, in case you see another copy of David Bronstein\'s Zurich International 1953 next time you go to the Brisbane exibition center.

16Bouvet  moodyknight2014-02-15 02:56:27
I have heard of a book \'Chess In The Year 3014\'. Cant remember the name of the engine who wrote it though!-

17Australia  Baggy_Gee2014-02-15 03:01:56
Ah don\'t worry about it, I\'ll buy as many copies as I can find and then give them away. Such great games, and the annotation is simple and in the case of his own games unbiased.-

18Canada  dsuttlesChessHere Moderator2014-02-19 07:21:35
Special challenge for Baggy_Gee only...

My Great Predecessors is a swish five volume set in hard back. But there is space on your bookshelf for only one volume. Which is it to be?

Part I : Adolf Anderssen, Paul Morphy, Wilhelm Steinitz, Emanuel Lasker, José Raúl Capablanca, and Alexander Alekhine.

Part II : Max Euwe, Mikhail Botvinnik, Vasily Smyslov, and Mikhail Tal.

Part III : Tigran Petrosian and Boris Spassky.

Part IV : Samuel Reshevsky, Miguel Najdorf, Bent Larsen and Bobby Fischer.

Part V :Victor Korchnoi and Anatoly Karpov.

19England  cc1422628553ChessHere Moderator2014-02-19 16:38:16
I`d make space on my bookshelf if I had bookshelves for a chess book called \" How to lose at chess \" showing all the bad moves you make which you thought were ok. -

20Bouvet  moodyknight2014-02-19 21:54:45
Is it illegal to discuss chess torrents here?-

21Canada  dsuttlesChessHere Moderator2014-02-20 00:39:55
Interesting post. Probably makes it hard for you to narrow down which book you do not own but wish you did.-

22Canada  cc14226285672014-02-20 11:15:38
The 1925 first edition of Lasker\'s Manual of Chess would be a welcome addition to the old bookcase.-

23Australia  Baggy_Gee2014-02-20 22:27:21
Part 1. Because it has been said that Capablanca had the raw talent to dominate the world but Alekhine put the work in and did, and as has been discussed I think that the old guard were rather incredible. But part 5 is just as tempting to see how Kasparov treats his most tenacious opponet in Karpov.-

24Canada  dsuttlesChessHere Moderator2014-02-21 03:05:17
Ah, Lehrbuch des Schachspiels ...

Strangely, the 1947 first edition of the English translation has a space marked \'Reserved\' on my own bookshelf.

The final three sections do it for me: Position Play, The Aesthetic Effect in Chess, and Final Reflections. If you didn\'t know how to play chess, it would still be worth reading.

Nice choice, Windmill. I think I would be too scared to own the 1925 first edition, in case I didn\'t look after it properly.

25Canada  dsuttlesChessHere Moderator2014-02-21 03:28:04
Here\'s a good quote, Baggy Gee:

\'It must be clearly understood that Soviet players do not seek simple systems in the opening, but try to formulate opening systems in which everything is complicated, distinctive, or new.\'

- Mikhail Botvinnik

(And he taught Kasparov!)

26England  cc1422628553ChessHere Moderator2014-02-21 03:55:58
On my bureau shelf (with room still)I`ve got a signed 1932 edition (english)

Quotes from Final Reflections ;

\" Of my fifty seven years I have applied at least thirty to forgetting most of what I had learned or read, and since I succeeded in this I have acquired a certain ease and cheer which I should never again like to be without.\"

\" You should keep in mind no names, nor numbers, nor isolated incidents, not even results, but only methods \"

27Canada  dsuttlesChessHere Moderator2014-02-21 04:47:01
Hm, 1932... That signed copy in your bureau is the very one I was thinking of. I declined a chance to own it once, for the same reason I would be scared to own a 1925 first edition. Wise move. I came home a couple of years later to find my front garden churned up and black. No chess books or house, just tyre marks where the fire engines had been and left.-

28England  cc1422628553ChessHere Moderator2014-02-21 05:16:58
I`ve never been a fireman.
I got it on e-bay....there must be dozens on there.

29United  pipesharp2014-02-21 17:52:15
the book about Nezhmedtinov in the original Russion.-

30Australia  bobrich182014-02-24 02:58:30
dsuttles has just invited me to mention some good reading. Nothing to do with chess, but look around at and select the \"Bob\'s Books\" link.


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