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by Geoff Chandler
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Game Changer - a review
Replies: 16
Views: 1078

Re: Game Changer - a review

Hello again, Was enjoying this review... http://ontheroadtochessmaster.com/review-of-game-changer/ He was as sceptical as me....till I sused he got a freebie when I saw this bit: "Then, like a beam of light shot straight into my soul I come home one day to find the book Game Changer in my mailbox." ...
by Geoff Chandler
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Game Changer - a review
Replies: 16
Views: 1078

Re: Game Changer - a review

Hi Justin,

Did not read Jacob's review - don't get NIC (but I will get a read of that one) and the other I could not get on.
by Geoff Chandler
Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Game Changer - a review
Replies: 16
Views: 1078

Re: Game Changer - a review

Caught it Justin Thanks. But if a reviewer does not like a book then disparaging remarks are part of the review. Just wondered why the book review bit was closed else I would have posted there. I like the book, could have done without the techno bit but can see others enjoying that part. Maybe two b...
by Geoff Chandler
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Game Changer - a review
Replies: 16
Views: 1078

Game Changer - a review

Thought I post my take on the book but the 'Book Review' thread is locked. (why?)

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by Geoff Chandler
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2972
Views: 323040

Re: Media comments on chess

Edinburgh Evening News today (page 33) A piece in the 'Remember when...' section with a few pictures about Smyslov 1969 simul. https://www.redhotpawn.com/imgu/blog/1/b4u437199-1563809250.png In a larger scan I think this is Alastair White (he got a draw.) https://www.redhotpawn.com/imgu/blog/1/b4u43...
by Geoff Chandler
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Quit Stallin'
Replies: 36
Views: 3953

Re: Quit Stallin'

Chess Essentials are running a well stocked book stall this weekend at The Scottish Championship in Edinburgh. http://www.scottishchesschamp.co.uk/ Just came back with a few books I have to smuggle past Mrs. C. How do women do it? I have 100's of chess books scattered all over the house yet she can ...
by Geoff Chandler
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: I JUST CANNOT BELIEVE THIS
Replies: 8
Views: 1457

Re: I JUST CANNOT BELIEVE THIS

It happens all the time (maybe the picture was mirror'd) Today one of my 2nd hand bookshop contacts called and reeled off a few chess books. These conversations usually go something like this. 'Got it','Got it','Got it','Got it','Got it','Got it',....say that again...'Got it', 'Got it','Got it','Got...
by Geoff Chandler
Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best place to find recent books/dvd on Chess Openings
Replies: 7
Views: 1086

Re: Best place to find recent books/dvd on Chess Openings

Hi Roger, Now I'm home ground. Opening Traps! You are correct if you are sticking a few i tricks/traps and pitfalls in your back pocket for a rainy day then always poke them about to make sure you can handle any after trap setting wriggling and swindling. The good players of today are much better th...
by Geoff Chandler
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2972
Views: 323040

Re: Media comments on chess

I bought a DVD yesterday (Cube One) as part of a 4 for a £1.00 deal. (it had a guy playing chess on the cover so it was a 'must have'.) One guard was trying to solve a puzzle in a newspaper and we were given a shot of it. https://www.redhotpawn.com/imgu/blog/1/b4u437199-1561634851.png (picture taken...
by Geoff Chandler
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Best place to find recent books/dvd on Chess Openings
Replies: 7
Views: 1086

Re: Best place to find recent books/dvd on Chess Openings

Hi Bruce, Not much has changed in the last 20 years. The pieces still move the same, the opening traps that caught our 19th century pioneers still catch players today. If you have the precious time available to memorise an opening book looking at variations you will never see OTB, may I humbly sugge...
by Geoff Chandler
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 2972
Views: 323040

Re: Media comments on chess

"...American Football is an open-air chess game disguised as warfare. There is a lexicon of 'plays' known to any decent footballer, as premeditated as the Ruy Lopez opening, the Petroff Defence, The Sicilian Defence, The Muzio Gambit, The Queen's Gambit Declined." Broadcast 9th January 1971. from th...
by Geoff Chandler
Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Quit Stallin'
Replies: 36
Views: 3953

Re: Quit Stallin'

...and whilst looking to see if any human v human had fallen for the same trick.trap/blunder. The opening moves were. 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Bd2 dxe4 5. Qe2 Qxd4 6. O-O-O Nf6 7. Bh6 Qc5 8. Bxg7 Qg5+ * I came across a game that reached here. rnb1k1nr/ppp2ppp/4p3/8/1b1qp3/2N5/PPPBQPPP/R3KBNR ...
by Geoff Chandler
Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Quit Stallin'
Replies: 36
Views: 3953

Re: Quit Stallin'

Hi Jonathan, The writer did mention 9.Qd2 winning but it was too late. Not actually a resignation (or was it?) he (Jerry Hanken) was playing a computer and after 8...Qg5+ switched it off in disgust and then spent the next hour refraining from jumping up and down on it. Finally, In his words, He let ...
by Geoff Chandler
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Quit Stallin'
Replies: 36
Views: 3953

Re: Quit Stallin'

Hi James, People browsing and then hunting online for the book is probably the main culprit. I always try to get to a few things, mostly from the bargain box at the Edinburgh Congress. If I want a new book, which can be pretty expensive, I'd buy it in the flesh, I dislike shopping online. I cannot b...
by Geoff Chandler
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Falkland Islands
Replies: 54
Views: 4084

Re: Falkland Islands

There is a Malvinas variation attached to the English Opening. 1.c4 d5 2.cxd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qa5 rnb1kbnr/ppp1pppp/8/q7/8/2N5/PP1PPPPP/R1BQKBNR w KQkq - 0 4 Maybe the newly formed Falkland chess club can come up with a Falkland variation in the Argentinian Gambit. 1.d4 d5 2.c4 Bf5 3.cxd5 Bxb1 4.Qa4+ c6 ...