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by Lyudmil Tsvetkov
Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:17 pm
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Topic: The Secret of Chess
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Re: The Secret of Chess

Yeah, b5-b4 is the much better idea, but hardly the easiest to do here. Black should play Nd6-b7-d8-c6, something like that. After b5-b4 ab4 ab4, white should hold with perfect play with rooks on c1 and c2 and knight on d1, while the pressure is not very pleasant. Black has some minuscule advantage ...
by Lyudmil Tsvetkov
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:54 am
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Topic: The Secret of Chess
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Re: The Secret of Chess

I see people here are browsing the games, so 2 more. With 1. d4 c5! I have only draws against SF, one such: [Event "Blitz 2m+2s"] [Site "Microsoft"] [Date "2018.02.09"] [Round "?"] [White "Stockfish 9 64 POPCNT"] [Black "Lyudmil Tsvetkov, owner"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A44"] [Annotator "owner"] [P...
by Lyudmil Tsvetkov
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:50 am
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Topic: The Secret of Chess
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Re: The Secret of Chess

So that, I am using the concepts of my own book to draw. In the second game, the plan of playing f6 and e5 looks obvious. It's an attempted pawn break as described over fifty years ago by Kmoch in his book "Pawn Power in Chess". That doesn't make it any good and perhaps engines aren't programmed wi...
by Lyudmil Tsvetkov
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:54 am
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Topic: The Secret of Chess
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Re: The Secret of Chess

If anyone is interested, 2 more draws against latest SF: [Event "Blitz 2m+2s"] [Site "Microsoft"] [Date "2018.02.08"] [Round "?"] [White "Lyudmil Tsvetkov, owner"] [Black "Stockfish 9 64 POPCNT"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D02"] [Annotator "owner"] [PlyCount "88"] [EventDate "2018.??.??"] [TimeControl...
by Lyudmil Tsvetkov
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:02 am
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Topic: The Secret of Chess
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Re: The Secret of Chess

Thanks for the suggestion, Michael. Very kind indeed. I am not certain how one posts pgn replayable games here, but below my first handicap win and first draw over SF 9, maybe someone enjoys such games. [Event "Blitz 2m+2s"] [Site "Microsoft"] [Date "2018.02.05"] [Round "?"] [White "Stockfish 9 64 P...
by Lyudmil Tsvetkov
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:20 pm
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Topic: The Secret of Chess
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Re: The Secret of Chess

One more review is available, by IM Herman Grooten of the Netherlands: http://www.secretofchess.com/files/17772/ckfinder/images/Review%20on%20The%20Secret%20of%20Chess.pdf So far, we have 4, and, although not all are ecstatic, all are largely positive. Maybe the bigger number of reviews can help you...
by Lyudmil Tsvetkov
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:16 am
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Topic: The Secret of Chess
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Re: The Secret of Chess

One more review has appeared, by IM Gerard Welling from the Netherlands:
https://www.chess.com/blog/Swordfish55/ ... t-of-chess

Maybe it is time to buy the book. :)

https://www.amazon.com/Secret-Chess-Lyu ... 1522041400
by Lyudmil Tsvetkov
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:34 am
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Topic: Human versus Machine
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Re: Human versus Machine

A short review on 'Human versus Machine', if anyone is interested: https://www.expert-chess-strategies.com ... chine.html

What a wonderful forum this is, with its ads section, one can post without having any concerns his posts are inappropriate...:)
by Lyudmil Tsvetkov
Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:52 am
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Topic: Human versus Machine
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Re: Human versus Machine

I will post this here, as it has some relevance to computer chess and human-engine competition. After doing an extensive study of the Fischer game collection, with the help of Stockfish, I just published a book on the theme: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B078NSTR3K/ref=s9_acsd_newrz_hd_bw_b194_c...
by Lyudmil Tsvetkov
Tue Dec 26, 2017 1:32 pm
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Topic: The Secret of Chess
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Re: The Secret of Chess

Thanks Angus!

I was just going to post about it. :)

One more brief review here by Russell Sherwood of the Welsh Correspondence Chess Association:
https://www.welshccf.org.uk/article/325
by Lyudmil Tsvetkov
Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:19 am
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Topic: Human versus Machine
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Re: Human versus Machine

Comparing 'The Secret of Chess' and 'Human versus Machine: How to beat Stockfish and Komodo', I wrote the latter much quicker, the former took whole 4 months, but the interesting thing is how notions presented in 'The Secret of Chess' are visible in the games showcased in 'Human versus Machine'. For...
by Lyudmil Tsvetkov
Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:17 am
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Topic: Human versus Machine
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Re: Human versus Machine

One thing I wonder is why routine books like for example a book treating the Budapest Gambit in the most usual of ways, a book entitled something like 'Tactics in the Budapest Gambit', or 'Winning Tactics in the Budapest Gambit', that actually just takes ready-made samples out of some game database,...
by Lyudmil Tsvetkov
Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:05 am
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Topic: Human versus Machine
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Human versus Machine

Anyone interested in human-computer matches might check my new book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1549916785/ref=sr_1_25?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1507440936&sr=1-25&refinements=p_n_publication_date%3A1250226011 (paperback) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0768G8R2C/ref=sr_1_46?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1507441224&sr=1-...
by Lyudmil Tsvetkov
Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:35 am
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Topic: The Secret of Chess
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Re: The Secret of Chess

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...
by Lyudmil Tsvetkov
Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:17 am
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Topic: The Secret of Chess
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The Secret of Chess

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 wit...