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Re: Yusupov’s 9 Book Series
Reply #101 - 10/22/20 at 19:31:05
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LeeRoth wrote on 10/21/20 at 20:59:07:
Sandman wrote on 10/21/20 at 19:20:12:
Hey guys, my girlfriend bought me all 9 books as an early surprise Christmas gift.


Marry her

This is the best post I've seen in ages. Grin
  
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Reply #100 - 10/22/20 at 12:54:03
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Jupp53 wrote on 10/22/20 at 02:30:01:
Ask her how many kids she wants from you!

One per Yusupov book that he completes.
  
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Re: Yusupov’s 9 Book Series
Reply #99 - 10/22/20 at 12:48:38
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So, now my question is should I drop these and concentrate on the Yusupov books?  Any suggestion on the best way to incorporate these?


So, there are two ways to answer this question: The chess answer and The girlfriend answer. The girlfriend answer is to express amazement and begin them in visible earnestness. The chess answer is that the girlfriend answer is either right or else. Just remember that the girlfriend answer comes with predictable sequelae all revolving around devotion and increasing amounts of permanence. By signaling her acceptance of you "as you are" she is asking for the same in return. Which may be the real reason she gifted the books to you in the first place. Your move.
  
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Reply #98 - 10/22/20 at 01:40:17
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She’s a keeper.   Smiley
  

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Re: Yusupov’s 9 Book Series
Reply #97 - 10/21/20 at 20:59:07
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Sandman wrote on 10/21/20 at 19:20:12:
Hey guys, my girlfriend bought me all 9 books as an early surprise Christmas gift.


Marry her
  
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Re: Yusupov’s 9 Book Series
Reply #96 - 10/21/20 at 19:42:09
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There's no problem with working through other books at the same time that you do Yusupov. I would try to make sure that you can maintain momentum with whatever books you do study, though.
  
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Reply #95 - 10/21/20 at 19:20:12
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Hey guys, my girlfriend bought me all 9 books as an early surprise Christmas gift. I wish she had told me her plans as I would have told her not to get all 9, alas, she did, and is very sweet for doing so. Anyways....... I have been currently working my way through Weteschnik and Grooten's strategy book and have de la Villa on standby. So, now my question is should I drop these and concentrate on the Yusupov books?  Any suggestion on the best way to incorporate these?

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Reply #94 - 03/21/18 at 01:57:40
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an ordinary chessplayer wrote on 03/21/18 at 01:38:45:
I’m not used to people agreeing with me, especially not on the internet.


Haha, yeah I guess that's rare if it means someone is changing their mind. Or maybe it's more that people agree and don't want to admit it! Tongue
  
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Reply #93 - 03/21/18 at 01:38:45
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I’m not used to people agreeing with me, especially not on the internet.
  
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Re: Yusupov’s 9 Book Series
Reply #92 - 03/21/18 at 00:40:54
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an ordinary chessplayer wrote on 03/18/18 at 14:08:42:
BobbyDigital80 wrote on 03/18/18 at 03:11:31:
I like this book but I hate coming across simple refutations like this.
I have three points to make.

1. It’s not possible to write a book without error. Fischer tried with My 60 Memorable Games, and even he did not succeed. Give it a try yourself sometime. Then you will deeply appreciate reading a book with few errors.

2. It’s easy to imagine a scenario for this:
(a) During the selection phase this example was included.
(b) During the checking phase they detected the problem.
(c) A replacement position was selected.
(d) Somehow an older version of the file was printed.
Author’s fault? Editor’s? Printer’s? Regardless, it’s at the author’s door. If you find it annoying, just think how Yusupov feels about it.

3. Chess is critical thinking. Even if a published analysis is correct, the reader should always be asking, “wait, is that true?” When I find the occasional mistaken analysis, instead of being upset with the author for making it, I am happy with myself for finding it. It means my brain is switched on. Congratulations, you are an attentive reader.


Yeah, that's true. Good point. I guess it doesn't matter that much since this series seems pretty good and the occasional mistake doesn't really mean anything.
  
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Re: Yusupov’s 9 Book Series
Reply #91 - 03/18/18 at 14:08:42
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BobbyDigital80 wrote on 03/18/18 at 03:11:31:
I like this book but I hate coming across simple refutations like this.
I have three points to make.

1. It’s not possible to write a book without error. Fischer tried with My 60 Memorable Games, and even he did not succeed. Give it a try yourself sometime. Then you will deeply appreciate reading a book with few errors.

2. It’s easy to imagine a scenario for this:
(a) During the selection phase this example was included.
(b) During the checking phase they detected the problem.
(c) A replacement position was selected.
(d) Somehow an older version of the file was printed.
Author’s fault? Editor’s? Printer’s? Regardless, it’s at the author’s door. If you find it annoying, just think how Yusupov feels about it.

3. Chess is critical thinking. Even if a published analysis is correct, the reader should always be asking, “wait, is that true?” When I find the occasional mistaken analysis, instead of being upset with the author for making it, I am happy with myself for finding it. It means my brain is switched on. Congratulations, you are an attentive reader.
  
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Re: Yusupov’s 9 Book Series
Reply #90 - 03/18/18 at 03:11:31
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Did Yusupov check his solutions with a computer? I'm not so sure. In the solution to Ex. 3-11 on page 41 of Build Up Your Chess 1, he says 10...Na5 is bad due to 11.Qa4+. 10...Na5 might be bad but it's definitely not due to 11.Qa4+. After 11...Bd7 12.Qxa5 b6 13.Qa6 e4, Black gets his piece back and is clearly better, probably winning.

I like this book but I hate coming across simple refutations like this. Actually you don't even need a computer to see this line. It should be pretty obvious, especially to a world-class GM.
  
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Re: Yusupov’s 9 Book Series
Reply #89 - 03/12/18 at 10:08:05
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How fast do you guys repeat a chapter after scoring bad?
Can you learn from an exercise when you already saw the solution?
  
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Re: Yusupov’s 9 Book Series
Reply #88 - 01/23/18 at 05:40:48
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ReneDescartes wrote on 01/23/18 at 01:47:34:
I remember reading Reinfeld's 1001 Winning Chess Sacrifices and  Combinations book and thinking I wished he had listed the games that the positions had come from (I recognized some, but not too many). Well, Yusupov does list them. Now, his presentation might not be your editorial preference. But dishonest? Geez. Seems no good deed goes unpunished.


Agree - really like that he gives the players. It helps me appreciate the beauty in these game positions. I also notice that certain players that we have seen shown up getting hammered by some top player in the past in some famous position also had some beautiful wins themselves!

Also I think Yusupov normally does a very good job of saying something like "variation from game" - except in this case maybe.
  
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Re: Yusupov’s 9 Book Series
Reply #87 - 01/23/18 at 01:47:34
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I remember reading Reinfeld's 1001 Winning Chess Sacrifices and  Combinations book and thinking I wished he had listed the games that the positions had come from (I recognized some, but not too many). Well, Yusupov does list them. Now, his presentation might not be your editorial preference. But dishonest? Geez. Seems no good deed goes unpunished.
  
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