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Checkmate? Shah mat!

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





Chess with Attitude

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




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Chess Quotes

GM Barcza was helping GM Szabo prepare for a candidates' tournament. They were working on a particular line but couldn't figure it all out. Barcza finally said, "It must be tried out! And let the better player win!" Szabo cried out, "That is exactly what I do not want to happen!"