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Reply #416 - 05/31/19 at 05:35:27
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"She ... was killed in London during the Blitz in 1944."
Th Blitz ended in 1941, when the Luftwaffe was send to the Eastern Front.
Menchik was killed by a V-1 missile.
  

The book had the effect good books usually have: it made the stupids more stupid, the intelligent more intelligent and the other thousands of readers remained unchanged.
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Reply #415 - 05/30/19 at 22:44:55
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Yeah, my editors should have caught that one. Smiley
  
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Reply #414 - 05/30/19 at 14:35:19
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"History is moving beyond the retelling of facts from above, from the perspective of the victor or powerful. Soltis’ book does some of that – how could a book on four World Champions not?"

Shouldn't this be "Three World Champions and a Challenger", or do you count Korchnoi due to the World Senior Championship?

Beyond that, many thanks! I always look forward to these Smiley
  
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Reply #413 - 05/29/19 at 18:57:24
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My May review of books by Tanner and Soltis is (finally) up. Enjoy!

https://chessbookreviews.wordpress.com/2019/05/28/join-the-club/
  
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Reply #412 - 04/03/19 at 07:56:22
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proustiskeen wrote on 04/03/19 at 01:54:30:
Readers may also be interested in my second appearance on the Perpetual Chess Podcast, which dropped today.

https://omny.fm/shows/perpetual-chess-podcast/ep-120-john-hartmann-returns


Thanks John, looking forward to listening to it. I enjoy these podcasts.
  

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Readers may also be interested in my second appearance on the Perpetual Chess Podcast, which dropped today.

https://omny.fm/shows/perpetual-chess-podcast/ep-120-john-hartmann-returns
  
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Reply #410 - 04/03/19 at 01:53:55
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My April review of Sadler & Regan's _Game Changer._

https://chessbookreviews.wordpress.com/2019/04/01/game-changer/
  
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Reply #409 - 03/05/19 at 02:56:30
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My March review of Joel Benjamin's Better Thinking, Better Chess.

https://chessbookreviews.wordpress.com/2019/03/04/filling-a-gap/
  
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Reply #408 - 02/13/19 at 16:54:54
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brabo wrote on 01/18/19 at 09:37:22:
proustiskeen wrote on 01/17/19 at 15:13:13:
Welcome back, chesspubbers!

My January review of Chessbase 15 and Chessable.

https://chessbookreviews.wordpress.com/2019/01/02/books-and-beyond/



Another topic which reviews never touch is, when do you recommend Chessbase and when do you think the Fritz interface is sufficient. I notice most chessplayers around me buy once Chessbase and afterwards never buy an upgrade as they used the program barely and consider therefore the price too high.



I think Proustiskeen may have covered this in one of his earlier Christmas buying guides when he also highlighted lower cost/ free options. It certainly should be covered more often in reviews given how expensive the likes of chessbase are now.
  

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Reply #407 - 02/05/19 at 09:27:00
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brabo wrote on 01/30/19 at 20:59:15:
It took some time to do the research but I just translated my article about Chessbase or Fritz Gui to English.
https://chess-brabo.blogspot.com/2019/01/chessbase-15-part-1.html
A second article will focus on Chessbase 15 itself and in a 3rd article I will conclude with why we need or don't need the Big Database.

And now the 2nd article is online. A friend wrote it and he is clearly a big fan of the program. I am almost convinced to buy it.  Huh https://chess-brabo.blogspot.com/2019/02/chessbase-15-part-2.html
  
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Reply #406 - 02/04/19 at 16:39:52
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A flub on my part:  Dink Heckler was responding to the recent pic of the now septuagenarian "Raymundo" Keene linked below.  I have one of his earlier insty-books (K-K '86, with David Goodman) which I take it may have been better than the latest one.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/gibchess/31953329097/in/album-72157675974758647/
  
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Reply #405 - 02/04/19 at 11:02:46
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brabo wrote on 01/18/19 at 09:37:22:
[quote author=2D2F32282E29342E363838335D0 link=1359867902/398#398 date=1547737993]
"When Garry Kasparov says that ChessBase is the most important innovation in chess since the printing press, he is not exaggerating."
I believe you are misinterpreting Kasparov here.


Isn't that what he said over thirty years ago? He was after all one of the first, if not the first user and his support encouraged the initial founders and developers to realise there was a market for a collection of games searchable by player and opening.
  
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Reply #404 - 02/04/19 at 09:52:40
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He seems to have aged OK (or at least, he got his aging out of the way early) - he looks pretty much the same as I remember him from 30-odd years ago.
  

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Reply #403 - 02/04/19 at 05:23:11
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My February review of books and videos about the 2018 World Championship match.

https://chessbookreviews.wordpress.com/2019/02/03/instant-gratification/
  
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Reply #402 - 01/30/19 at 20:59:15
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It took some time to do the research but I just translated my article about Chessbase or Fritz Gui to English.
https://chess-brabo.blogspot.com/2019/01/chessbase-15-part-1.html
A second article will focus on Chessbase 15 itself and in a 3rd article I will conclude with why we need or don't need the Big Database.
  
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