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Authors and Openings Books

Ah, so easily done: the unobserved transposition.

Angus Dunnington's Winning with Unorthodox Openings [Everyman] gives on page 11 the line 1.b4 e5 2. Bb2 f6 3. b5 d5 4.e3 with the comment:

"Black must decide what his ambitions are in the centre"
...and gives 4...c5 and 4...Be6 as Black's main choices.

Then on page 23 the line 1.b4 d5 2. Bb2 f6 3. e3 e5 is given, where our guide remarks:

Openings for Correspondence Chess

Opening Books to help a solid Black player

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Subject: Re: Help needed: Any similar black and white opening systems?

References: < 4e0avl$947@newsbf02.news.aol.com >

In article < 4e0avl$947@newsbf02.news.aol.com > mlkienholz@aol.com
 (Mlkienholz) writes:

>
>
>Hi netters,
>
>Does anyone have any advice for selecting an opening system? I have been
>told
>that this is my achilles heel.

Moller Attack



From D.Regis@exeter.ac.uk  Mon Dec  2 13:33:20 1996
Subject: Re: Guioco Piano notes
To: lorda@boat.bt.com (Andrew Lord)
Date: Mon, 2 Dec 1996 13:33:18 +0000 (GMT)


Hi Andrew


> I've just got addicted to chess 

Sympathy: there is no cure...


> I'm stuck on a problem with a Guiuco Piano line. I got as far 
> as:
> 
> 1. e4 e5
> 2. Nf3 Nc6
> 3. Bc4 Bc5
> 4. c3 Nf6
> 5. d4 exd4
> 6. cxd4 Bb4+
> 7. Nc3 Nxe4
> 8. 0-0 BxN
> 9.
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Chess Quotes

There is, of course, a very famous saying from Rueben Fine:
"I'd rather have a pawn than a finger."

  It's often quoted during analysis.

  One of my favorite sayings, though, came as a response to this.

  About 40 players were watching an online broadcast of a major match.

  One of the players was a pawn down, and there was some argument as to how much compensation the other had.

  One of the masters present quoted Fine, "As Reuben Fine said, "I'd rather have a pawn than a finger."

— -- Duif