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Reply #185 - 07/31/08 at 06:06:12
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I have had a change of heart. I will not be posting 64 things wrong with Marin's books. Marin's books are excellent. I just think the first editions and the updates could have been a little bit better if Marin had used certain sources that he didn't use. I still don't agree with some of Aagaard's post though because I think he made a lot of pathetic excuses. Quality Chess is also a good chess book publisher and I might buy more chess books from them. I just think they should have got Marin to use more sources. I will not be commenting on this subject again.

Now on to a different topic. Aagaard, can you tell us what forthcoming opening books Quality Chess has planned?



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Reply #184 - 07/31/08 at 05:02:22
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I have had a change of heart. I will not be posting 64 things wrong with Marin's books. Marin's books are excellent. I just think the first editions and the updates could have been a little bit better if Marin had used certain sources that he didn't use. I still don't agree with some of Aagaard's post though because I think he made a lot of pathetic excuses. Quality Chess is also a good chess book publisher and I might buy more chess books from them. I just think they should have got Marin to use more sources. I will not be commenting on this subject again.

Now on to a different topic. Aagaard, can you tell us what forthcoming opening books Quality Chess has planned?



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Reply #183 - 07/31/08 at 01:43:20
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I have had a change of heart. I will not be posting 64 things wrong with Marin's books. Marin's books are excellent. I just think the first editions and the updates could have been a little bit better if Marin had used certain sources that he didn't use. I still don't agree with some of Aagaard's post though because I think he made a lot of pathetic excuses. Quality Chess is also a good chess book publisher and I might buy more chess books from them. I just think they should have got Marin to use more sources. I will not be commenting on this subject again.

Now on to a different topic. Aagaard, can you tell us what forthcoming opening books Quality Chess has planned?

  
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Reply #182 - 07/31/08 at 00:03:53
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I recommend that people don't buy any more qualitychess products


I will pass on this recommendation.
  
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Reply #181 - 07/30/08 at 22:17:39
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Seth_Xoma wrote on 07/30/08 at 04:35:15:
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I don't know if I could come up with the 64 worst omissions of Marin but I could probably find 64 things wrong with the book. Some of those would be omissions, some would be analysis that is incorrect, etc. Tell me if you want me to do this.


We'd love it.


Ok, I will share with you in the near future 64 things that are wrong with Marin's Beating the Open Games, A Spahish Repertoire for Black, and the updates to these two books.
  
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Reply #180 - 07/30/08 at 22:11:24
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Anonymous2 wrote on 07/30/08 at 05:31:15:
Here are a list of people who disagree with you:

IM Jeremy Silman: http://www.jeremysilman.com/book_reviews_js/Beating_the_Open_Games.html

GM Jacob Aagaard et al at Quality Chess: http://www.qualitychessbooks.com/products.aspx?category_ID=1

GM Glenn Flear in a [url]NIC Yearbook[/url].

Steve Giddins in the British Chess Magazine [url](You can find the link yourself this time)[/url]

Carsten Hansen at Chesscafe.com.

The staff at Amazon.com, because they are selling the book.

Caissa-Chess.com: http://www.caissa-chess.com/shop/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=319

http://www.chessware.de/catalog/mihail-marinbrbeating-open-games-p-909.html

GM Mihail Marin himself: http://www.qualitychessbooks.com/documents/Update%20to%20Beating%20the%20Open%20...

IM John Cox (see this thread)

ChessVibes: http://www.chessvibes.com/lang_nladvertentielang_nllang_enadvertisementlang_en/t...

IM James Vigus: http://www.bcmchess.co.uk/reviews/bcmrev0806.html

IM David Vigorito (see this thread)

Even the completely unreliable Wikipedia disagrees with you: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mihail_Marin

Nobody agrees with you, Anonymous. Even Wikipedia sees that you are incorrect - now that is saying something.



Well, the book Chess Openings for White Explained got a lot of good reviews and it was John Watson that came out and went against the other reviewers and showed that it is a very poor book. This is exactly what I am doing with Marin's books. I am not just skimming thru the book and giving it a good review like most reviewers probably did. I am taking a real in-depth look at the recommended lines and discovering holes just like Watson did in Chess Openings for White Explained.
  
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Reply #179 - 07/30/08 at 18:06:24
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[quote]And this is also the reason I find it hard to follow Marvkovich' recommendation. I want Aagaard, Cox, Vigus, Vigorito and all others to know how much I appreciate their contributions on this forum.[/quote]

That's appreciated, MNb, and is surely reciprocated, but even so I think Markovich is completely right. I can see the reason for making it clear to Jacob Aagaard (and even to the authors who are regulars on here, though I think they know the score) that Anonymous doesn't have support, but this can be done with a one-off message. The only way to persuade Anonymous to produce posts focusing on chess instead of obsessional negative carping is to refuse to rise to his childish baits.
  
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Reply #178 - 07/30/08 at 16:27:51
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fluffy wrote on 07/30/08 at 13:24:26:
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Aagaard, this is a very serious matter and I don't appreciate you trying to make it into a joke.

I recommend that people don't buy any more qualitychess products and I recommend that people don't write any more books for them!


I would think that this post would be considered very much against the spirit of the forum. it is one thing to criticize, it is another to try to harm someone's livlihood.


Don't say I haven't warned you.

MNb wrote on 07/27/08 at 22:31:28:
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I was wondering if David Vigorito could tell us more about this forthcoming book?

If David Vigorito has read the attempts of GM Aagaard the answer is no.


And this is also the reason I find it hard to follow Markovich' recommendation. I want Aagaard, Cox, Vigus, Vigorito and all others to know how much I appreciate their contributions on this forum.
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Reply #177 - 07/30/08 at 15:13:33
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Everbody, stop fuming and just ignore this idiot.
  

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Reply #176 - 07/30/08 at 14:47:18
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What for God sake is moderator/administrator doing???  Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry

Either will you ban members with psychiatric diagnose, or shall we all be brain-tortured???  Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry
  
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Re: Beating The Open Games 2nd Edition
Reply #175 - 07/30/08 at 13:24:26
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Aagaard, this is a very serious matter and I don't appreciate you trying to make it into a joke.

I recommend that people don't buy any more qualitychess products and I recommend that people don't write any more books for them!


I would think that this post would be considered very much against the spirit of the forum. it is one thing to criticize, it is another to try to harm someone's livlihood.
  
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Re: Beating The Open Games 2nd Edition
Reply #174 - 07/30/08 at 11:41:20
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GM Tony Kosten says he doesn't know why you guys are complaining about my posts and doesn't see anything wrong with them.

That's simply not true, I said that I didn't know what the complaints were about because I didn't want to waste my time looking at your posts! Roll Eyes
  
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Reply #173 - 07/30/08 at 05:31:15
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Here are a list of people who disagree with you:

IM Jeremy Silman: http://www.jeremysilman.com/book_reviews_js/Beating_the_Open_Games.html

GM Jacob Aagaard et al at Quality Chess: http://www.qualitychessbooks.com/products.aspx?category_ID=1

GM Glenn Flear in a [url]NIC Yearbook[/url].

Steve Giddins in the British Chess Magazine [url](You can find the link yourself this time)[/url]

Carsten Hansen at Chesscafe.com.

The staff at Amazon.com, because they are selling the book.

Caissa-Chess.com: http://www.caissa-chess.com/shop/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=319

http://www.chessware.de/catalog/mihail-marinbrbeating-open-games-p-909.html

GM Mihail Marin himself: http://www.qualitychessbooks.com/documents/Update%20to%20Beating%20the%20Open%20...

IM John Cox (see this thread)

ChessVibes: http://www.chessvibes.com/lang_nladvertentielang_nllang_enadvertisementlang_en/t...

IM James Vigus: http://www.bcmchess.co.uk/reviews/bcmrev0806.html

IM David Vigorito (see this thread)

Even the completely unreliable Wikipedia disagrees with you: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mihail_Marin

Nobody agrees with you, Anonymous. Even Wikipedia sees that you are incorrect - now that is saying something.
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Reply #172 - 07/30/08 at 05:27:24
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I don't know if I could come up with the 64 worst omissions of Marin but I could probably find 64 things wrong with the book. Some of those would be omissions, some would be analysis that is incorrect, etc. Tell me if you want me to do this.


Of course! Of course! I'll even do you a favour and edit your work in its entirety afterwards to make it even more interesting to its readers.

And which company are you publishing the book for? The late "Anonymous Enterprises"? Grin

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Reply #171 - 07/30/08 at 05:08:56
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I don't know if I could come up with the 64 worst omissions of Marin but I could probably find 64 things wrong with the book. Some of those would be omissions, some would be analysis that is incorrect, etc. Tell me if you want me to do this.


Of course! Of course! I'll even do you a favour and edit your work in its entirety afterwards to make it even more interesting to its readers.

And which company are you publishing the book for? The late "Anonymous Enterprises"? Grin
  

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