The Secret of Chess

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Lyudmil Tsvetkov
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The Secret of Chess

Postby Lyudmil Tsvetkov » Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:17 am

hello everyone.

Recently I published an innovative book on chess knowledge/chess evaluation,
'The Secret of Chess'.
It pretty much follows the vein of Nimzovich and Kmoch books, but is much more
detailed and advanced, I would dare say.
Chess knowledge patterns and terms have been widely verified with countless
games and analysis sessions, using Stockfish and Komodo chess engines.

The book is available for purchase on my site:
as well as on amazon as ebook and paperback:

The book contains more than 500 diagrams.
More about it on my site.

I guess this is one purchase you will not regret!

Angus French
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Re: The Secret of Chess

Postby Angus French » Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:51 am

Interesting - and original. Reads - from the extracts provided - like a algorithm for a position evaluation function of a chess engine.

Lyudmil Tsvetkov
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Re: The Secret of Chess

Postby Lyudmil Tsvetkov » Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:35 am

Thanks for the interest, Angus!

Indeed, it is suitable for building a chess engine.
But the book can of course be used as a comprehensive guide on
chess knowledge/pattern recognition.

I have always asked myself this question: if this is indeed a ground-breaking work,
with 3 to 5 times more available parameters than what Nimzovich and Kmoch would
have, why it is so unpopular?

I simply can not answer myself that question, but obviously, that is my fate:
to do something of worth and then consistently fail to get the due appreciation.

One certainly should not write ahead of his time...
(most of the people who deicided to do the purchase are talkchess forum members,
who know me and my contributions very well.)

btw., a large portion of Stockfish evaluation, especially its more advanced part,
is due directly to my ideas/contributions.

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