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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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You Are The Last One Of Your Kind

In the contemporary world, there is a great deal of interest among many people or companies in having the first of some kind.  Cell phone providers brag about having the first new generation phone or next generation data network, and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Herobrine’s Message (The Elementia Chronicles #3)

Herobrine’s Message (The Elementia Chronicles #3), by Sean Fay Wolfe In life it is often true that all good things must come to an end, and that is certainly true of fantasy trilogies like this one.  Like the preceding novels … Continue reading

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Book Review: Quest For Justice (The Elementia Chronicles #1)

Quest For Justice (The Elementia Chronicles #1), by Sean Fay Wolfe Admittedly, my knowledge of Minecraft is small and I have never in fact played the game.  How then did I come to read a published fanfiction book that 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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Book Review: The Road To Chess Improvement

The Road To Chess Improvement:  A US Champion Provides Solutions To Real-Life Chess Problems, by Alex Yermolinski As someone who is fond of chess [1], I have often wondered at the appeal for writing chess books for those who are … Continue reading

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A Modest Proposal For The Development Of A Robert “Bobby” Fischer Chess Tournament For The Church Of God

Although I am by no means a proficient chess player, once upon a time I was good enough at playing chess to win third place in my elementary school’s annual chess tournament and thus have my name put on a … Continue reading

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