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The trouble with writing books

is not what you put in them, but what you have to leave out.  I've written a series of chess books with Tim Onions, the latest of which will be published next week.  But oh, the pain I go through when we decide to leave out important ideas and examples.  Anyhow, if you're curious about what we might have put in if the books were a bit longer, we have some free extra examples.

The Opera Box Game

Just in case anyone hasn't seen it before: I forget that it is new and fresh to every generation of chess players.

Level 290

The Great Match

Ray and I picked a team each (the Lions and the Tigers).  Some games from the match

GAME:

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GAME:

Oops

Chess with Attitude

This is how to play chess, not stodging around the edges, hoping not to lose too quickly:

GAME:

GAME:

GAME:

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Chess Quotes

Playing a game of chess
"Chess is 99% tactics"
— Richard TEICHMANN

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