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Book Review: An Everyman Chess Special

Book Review: An Everyman Chess Special

Posted on 19th January 2015

‘Chess Progress: from beginner to winner’ – Erik M. Czerwin (Everyman Chess 2014). Paperback, algebraic notation, 334 pages. Basics, fundamentals, strategy, rules, clock use, quotes, exercises, glossary, pins and so forth. Index. As original as …

NIC Review: Sabotage!!

NIC Review: Sabotage!!

Posted on 28th October 2014

Sabotage the Grunfeld: A Cutting-Edge Repertoire for White based on 3.f3. (New in Chess 2014) – Larry Kaufman. 176 pages, paperback. ‘Sabotage the Grunfeld’ takes as its tabiya the position after 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 …

Songstress, Slavin and Samara

Songstress, Slavin and Samara

Posted on 6th September 2014

                            It has been an extraordinary summer for Purling London (see ‘Purling and Nette Pull the Crowds’, BCM 07/14, p.340) and me. June marked the lead up to, and towards the end of the …

Best Books

Best Books

Posted on 5th June 2014

‘Kramnik: move by move’ – Cyrus Lakdawala (Everyman Chess 2012), 416 pages, is a well-produced book of 59 annotated games of the Russian former World Champion, Vladimir Kramnik. The author has written a number of …

All Our Yesterdays (08/13) – Chris Fordham-Hall

All Our Yesterdays (08/13) – Chris Fordham-Hall

Posted on 26th December 2013

Having played correspondence chess against home-grown opponents, I began to play a small number of overseas opponents including some from West Germany and the D.D.R. (East Germany). This was in the early Eighties and most …