Archive for Books

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Sunday, February 08, 2009 1:00
John Watson is one of the best chess authors around. Currently, he's writing a series of high-quality opening books, focussing (as always) on understanding and framing the opening in its proper context. I will take a look at the latest volume in his 'Mastering the Chess Openings' series, published by Gambit Books, which is about the English...
Friday, January 09, 2009 16:45
Contrary to what many people will tell you, the "chess match of the 20th century" was not Fischer-Spassky, Reykjavik 1972. It was Karpov-Kasparov, Moscow 1984. No wait, make that Karpov-Kasparov, Moscow 1984 and 1985. Of course, Fischer's brilliancy and eccentricity, as well as the political situation between America and the Soviet Union made the...
Monday, December 22, 2008 18:25
It's clear that the New in Chess publishers are experimenting. In the past, they have mostly published high-quality opening books for the serious chess student, written by famous grandmasters such as Morozevich and Bologan. With The Black Lion, written by Dutch amateur club players Jerry van Rekom and Leo Jansen, they're obviously sticking out...
Thursday, December 11, 2008 3:39
Garry Kasparov was in London last week and not only did he give a speech at an international leadership summit, but he also visited the Chess & Bridge shop to promote his new book Kasparov Vs Karpov 1975-1985. ICC's Macauley Peterson spoke with the former world champion and tonight we bring you the video interview in two parts. Kasparov was...
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Monday, December 08, 2008 17:04
There are many excellent chess books on the market. For the serious chess student, it's not always easy to choose between them. Sometimes, it's worth picking up a book by an author you don't know yet. You may be pleasantly surprised. I didn't know that Danish GM Lars Bo Hansen was also an author of chess books. So when I received his most recent...
Monday, November 17, 2008 23:28
In a short period of time, two very interesting Dutch chess books were published: Schaaktalent ontwikkelen by Karel & Merijn van Delft, and Schaken voor huisvrouwen by Karel van der Weide. We make an exception to our normal policy, and publish an extra long?Ǭ†review of both books, and like the two books, in the Dutch language. Dubbelrecensie...
Friday, November 07, 2008 20:21
From time to time on this site I have tried to discuss chess from a philosophical point of view. No wonder: chess is very often the subject of philosophical discussions. In the past, famous philosophers like Rousseau and Wittgenstein have used chess in their thinking. In the recent book Philosophy Looks at Chess (edited by Benjamin Hale) twelve...
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Tuesday, October 28, 2008 19:14
A couple of weeks ago I wrote that the New in Chess Yearbook series was one of the few 'scientific' chess books that we have in the chess scene. So I thought this would be a good occasion to do a review of the latest Yearbook to see if that statement was actually correct. By Arne Moll The Yearbook series have reached number 88 already. To be...
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Wednesday, October 08, 2008 4:28
We congratulate our sponsor New in Chess for winning the English Chess Federation 2008 Book of the Year Award with their 2007 publication From London to Elista. A fine book indeed, as the readers of this site know! From London to Elista by Evgeny Bareev and Ilya Levitov, published last year by New in Chess, has won the English Chess Federation's...
Thursday, June 05, 2008 5:50
[lang_nl]Eindelijk heeft een topschaker een heel boek geschreven over een van de meest fascinerende openingsvarianten van de moderne schaaktheorie: het Slavisch met 4...a6, oftewel het Chebanenko Slavisch. En de auteur, grootmeester Victor Bologan, is niet alleen een topschaker, maar ook een topanalyticus, hetgeen hij vorig jaar bewees met zijn...

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