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Book Review: Not Another Bobby Book!?

Book Review: Not Another Bobby Book!?

Posted on 27th May 2013

‘A Psychobiography of Bobby Fischer: Understanding the Genius, Mystery, and Psychological Decline of a World Chess Champion’ – Joseph G. Ponterotto (Thomas 2012). 189 pages + xxvi, hardback, 10 plate photos (some, extremely rare – …

Book Review: 1 e4 c5 2 d4 cxd4 3 c3

Book Review: 1 e4 c5 2 d4 cxd4 3 c3

Posted on 20th September 2012

I have been a gambiteer all my life, man and boy, and recommend the life. The King’s Gambit, the Goring, the good ole Blackmar-Diemer, various systems in the French (Milner-Barry, Matulovic); everything I suppose but …

Book Review: The Modern French

Book Review: The Modern French

Posted on 6th July 2012

‘The Modern French: A Complete Guide for Black’ by Dejan Antic and Branimir Maksimovic (New in Chess 2012). paperback. 345 pages, index, bibliography, indexes of variations and of players. www.newinchess.com. $32.95/28.95 euros. King’s Indian Attack, …

Book Review: My Journeys in the Magical World of Endgame Studies by Jan Timman

Book Review: My Journeys in the Magical World of Endgame Studies by Jan Timman

Posted on 29th March 2012

A new book from the former World No.2, J.H. Timman, has been added to the New in Chess list for 2012. It is ‘The Art of the Endgame: My Journeys in the Magical World of …

Best Books of 2012

Best Books of 2012

Posted on 24th February 2012

The Steinitz Papers: Letters and Documents of the First World Chess Champion. Edited by Kurt Landsberger (McFarland). 16 pages of plates containing 25 images. Steinitz lived a long and difficult life. To the average player …