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Book Review: The Defense

The Defense, by Vladimir Nabokov This particular book is an excellent one, and is evidence of the way that Nabokov manages to take characters who are highly sympathetic and then puts them through misery.  There are some authors that like … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Complete Manual Of Positional Chess

The Complete Manual Of Positional Chess:  The Russian Chess School 2.0 – Opening And Middlegame, by Konstantin Sakaev & Konstantin Landa I must admit that I enjoyed this book, but perhaps not for the reasons the authors wrote it.  There … Continue reading

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Book Review: Mastering Positional Chess

Mastering Positional Chess:  Practical Lessons Of A Junior World Champion, by Daniel Naroditsky This is the sort of book that one can approach with different attitudes.  On the one hand, as the youngest person to write a book about chess, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Winning Chess Strategies

Winning Chess Strategies, by Yasser Seirawan with Jeremy Silman Humorously enough, I finished reading this book shortly after playing my first face-to-face chess game in a few years, which I lost (alas) in a tough endgame after a largely closed … Continue reading

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Book Review: Play Winning Chess

Play Winning Chess, by Yasser Seirawan with Jeremy Silman This is the second book by the authors that I have written, and it suffers from a bit of a Goldilocks problem.  If the first book I read by the author … Continue reading

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Book Review: Winning Chess Tactics

Winning Chess Tactics, by Yasser Seirawan with Jeremy Silman As someone who from time to time reads and reviews books on chess [1], I must say that this book was a particularly challenging volume to read, and likely would be … Continue reading

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Book Review: Chess Tactics

Chess Tactics, by Paul Littlewood Like many authors of chess books [1], this is not only a book about chess tactics, an exciting and worthwhile area of study for those of us who enjoy watching and playing chess, but is … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Big Book Of World Chess Championships

The Big Book Of World Chess Championships:  46 Title Fights – From Steinitz To Carlsen, by Andre Schulz One word review:  shenanigans.  In reading this book about the more than 100 years that there have been recognized world chess champions, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Chess Gems

Chess Gems:  1,000 Combinations You Should Know, by Igor Sukhin If you like tactical chess puzzles, this is a good book for you, and this is the sort of book I can see easily getting longer and more interesting over … Continue reading

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Book Review: Learn Chess From The Greats

Learn Chess From The Greats, by Peter J. Tamburro, Jr. This book feels like reading a compilation of a newspaper’s chess column.  This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, for someone who enjoys chess tactics [1], but it did put me … Continue reading

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