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Re: Yusupov’s 9 Book Series
Reply #78 - 12/10/17 at 23:02:18
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Yeah that verbiage is dumb.

The ability to scan a 3D board, without some google-level learning database, is not really feasable.  I expect they have that blurb there for hype-building purposes, and aren't anywhere close to actually having this implemented (the android app that I use does not have it).


If this feature did exist, it would be pretty useful to get a quick engine evaluation of a position in the skittles room, or when analyzing with your friends at a bar.

i don't really see it being useful for cheaters though.  Standing over the board and lining your phone up just right before you take a picture, then checking and verifying that the translation happened correctly, has got to be suspicious.

I think people that want to cheat just have some covert communication mechanism, or simply have their accomplice memorize the position and plug it into a laptop in some covert area or something.
  
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Reply #77 - 12/10/17 at 06:54:12
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pawngrabber wrote on 12/09/17 at 13:56:19:
I know this isn't a complete solution, but I use chessify android app to OCR all of the puzzles and then save as PGNs.  I slice and dice them where I have PGNs for each book, one PGN for all 'tactics' chapters from all books, and one PGN for all 'endgame' chapters from all books.


A tangent: I wasn't aware of Chessify and had a look at the features listed on their website (http://www.chessify.me/). The section on 3D recognition raised an eyebrow:

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The real chess board scanner is a result of our latest research in a field of Artificial Intelligence. Powerful 3D recognition software was created using state-of-art technologies of Deep Learning. It provides users ability to scan real chess board and get the digitised board on their phone. Using our advanced tool during chess tournaments will make possible to follow the game and livestream analysis simultaneously. Being first in it’s field 3D chess board scanner is going to be one of the strongest and useful tools in the world!

It's difficult to read this as anything other than a blatant invitation to cheating. Why else would you want to go and scan a current game position on a board during chess tournaments and compare it with "livestream analysis"? In fact, merely by bringing a smartphone into the tournament hall, and certainly by keeping it turned on, you're likely in breach of the FIDE rules.

So how about taking pictures of the board while a game is in progress, and OCR-ing positions while keeping a livestream running? Have these people slept through every single cheating scandal in the past decade?!

I'm sure it's otherwise a great product; thinking of getting it myself. But they need to rewrite that section on 3D recognition, and maybe consider dropping this functionality altogether. Though I can see some uses for it in training, i.e. to quickly store positions of variations I've calculated (stepping stones, end points of variations, etc.)  for future reference.
  

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Re: Yusupov’s 9 Book Series
Reply #76 - 12/09/17 at 17:28:42
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If you have the .pgn files, you can import them into Chess Position Trainer and used spaced reinforcement to drill them (though not on a phone).
  
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Reply #75 - 12/09/17 at 13:56:19
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I know this isn't a complete solution, but I use chessify android app to OCR all of the puzzles and then save as PGNs.  I slice and dice them where I have PGNs for each book, one PGN for all 'tactics' chapters from all books, and one PGN for all 'endgame' chapters from all books.

This way I can take the PGNs on my phone and do drills here and there, like in-between meetings at work.  It's also nice to be able to do a puzzle at 'random' (not knowing the theme of the chapter, so you don't know what you are supposed to be looking for).

This is a good supplement to, but not a replacement for, the method of studying recommended by Artur in the introduction of the books -- studying each chapter as a 'lesson' with a board, moving all of the variations on the board, and writing down all of your variations when solving the exercises.
  
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Re: Yusupov’s 9 Book Series
Reply #74 - 12/08/17 at 02:56:56
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BigTy wrote on 12/08/17 at 00:54:30:
Does anyone know if QC plans to release this series on ForwardChess? I would love to have the books in paper, but as someone who is living abroad and moving fairly often, hauling around another 9 books on top of the 15 or so chess books (not to mention some books on other things) I have already is kind of impractical.



As far as I remember Yusupov did not agree to that.
  
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Reply #73 - 12/08/17 at 00:54:30
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Does anyone know if QC plans to release this series on ForwardChess? I would love to have the books in paper, but as someone who is living abroad and moving fairly often, hauling around another 9 books on top of the 15 or so chess books (not to mention some books on other things) I have already is kind of impractical.
  
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Reply #72 - 12/07/17 at 19:05:49
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The main thing is the hardcovers stay open when laid flat on a table.
  
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Reply #71 - 12/07/17 at 07:05:30
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Gerry1970 wrote on 12/07/17 at 04:35:23:
bobbyh64 wrote on 12/04/17 at 03:52:13:
Is the binding quality good for the soft cover editions? The only Quality Chess book I have is the Ftacnik one on the Sicilian Defense and the first couple pages are very loosely secured to the binding.


I am very hard on books as I open them flat as a pancake. Press hard on them in multiple sections to force this to happen. So I had a problem with a few pages coming loose in one of 3 books.


I am usually not hard on my books, and still the GM6 fell apart. I got a new copy for free, though.

But I also think I had pages falling out in one of Marin's volumes as well. I think QC had some problems with the soft covers for a while, and changed binding (company or method, don't know).
  
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Reply #70 - 12/07/17 at 04:35:23
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bobbyh64 wrote on 12/04/17 at 03:52:13:
Is the binding quality good for the soft cover editions? The only Quality Chess book I have is the Ftacnik one on the Sicilian Defense and the first couple pages are very loosely secured to the binding.


I am very hard on books as I open them flat as a pancake. Press hard on them in multiple sections to force this to happen. So I had a problem with a few pages coming loose in one of 3 books.
  
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Re: Yusupov’s 9 Book Series
Reply #69 - 12/07/17 at 04:19:21
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I have seen things written about this that say:
1) books have been shown to experts and they were surprised that they found some of it difficult - very much paraphrasing, sorry; and
2) there is something in the orange books for everyone.

But I could not provide sources if asked - sorry.

Gerry


Stigma wrote on 12/02/17 at 16:50:53:
So Revision and Exam 1 is exercises for just the three easiest books.

As great as I'm sure they are, a lot of the material in these Yusupov books is certain to duplicate other books/material in my oversized chess library, so If I ever get to them I plan on skipping at least the first three. The revision book(s) could tell me whether that's deluded!

  
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Re: Yusupov’s 9 Book Series
Reply #68 - 12/06/17 at 16:53:43
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bobbyh64 wrote on 12/04/17 at 03:52:13:
Is the binding quality good for the soft cover editions? The only Quality Chess book I have is the Ftacnik one on the Sicilian Defense and the first couple pages are very loosely secured to the binding.


I have studied mine heavily, throw them around in my briefcase often, and they haven't started falling apart yet.  I don't have Ftacnik but I have a whole lot of recent softcover quality chess books and print quality is outstanding.
  
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Reply #67 - 12/06/17 at 16:48:46
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bobbyh64 wrote on 11/28/17 at 03:21:57:
Are there any recommendations in the books for an opening repertoire, or advice on how to pick openings?



There are chapters on openings, including many titled something like "A repertoire for white against the french defense", but I think the real idea behind them is teaching you how to study openings, and the basic themes behind them.

Just off the top of my head, the openings covered are:

As white:
Four knights (4. d4 I think)
Closed Sicilian
Advance French
Caro Kann Panov
then with d4 (later in the green books, after teaching all the e4 openings) he goes into colle zukertort, petrosian KID, and grunfeld russian system.  No coverage of d4 with c4 as white, except vs grunfeld and KID.

As black:
Petroff, then French (Winawer)
QGD Lasker's Defense
QGA


If you look at Yusupov's games himself, he was fond of the queen's pawn game (d-pawn specials in chesspub terminology), especially the zukertort, but playing c4 against indians and sometimes slav, and as black the petroff, french, and QGD Lasker.  So he pretty much preaches what he practiced.

I agree that openings aren't the important part of the book, and pretty much any openings would be fine for anyone studying this series.
  
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Re: Yusupov’s 9 Book Series
Reply #66 - 12/04/17 at 03:52:13
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Reply #65 - 12/02/17 at 16:50:53
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dfan wrote on 12/02/17 at 13:47:36:
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Also, I noticed that it's called Revision and Exam 1. Does that mean more are coming?

I believe that is the plan. There is not even a German version of a blue exercise book yet, though.

All my information about the German books comes from http://www.jussupow.de/22982.html.

So Revision and Exam 1 is exercises for just the three easiest books.

As great as I'm sure they are, a lot of the material in these Yusupov books is certain to duplicate other books/material in my oversized chess library, so If I ever get to them I plan on skipping at least the first three. The revision book(s) could tell me whether that's deluded!
  

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Reply #64 - 12/02/17 at 13:51:52
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It's clear that Yusupov offers openings that are reputable if equal and that his side can more or less force. He offers advice elsewhere. He is relatively free of dogmatic opinions about this topic. Suit your style, etc., is the kind of thing he says.
  
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