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Reply #105 - 12/27/20 at 17:51:58
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So do I.  Cheesy
  

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Reply #104 - 12/26/20 at 18:41:48
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Sandman wrote on 12/25/20 at 23:30:30:
Just had to post to brag on my beautiful girlfriend one more time.....

She ASKED if we could watch Die Hard today (Christmas).   Cool

Yippee ki yay........


In the movie John and Holly McLane are estranged, but events seem to pull them back together - or at least there's hope. Sounds like your girlfriend likes happy endings.
  
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Reply #103 - 12/26/20 at 09:38:20
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Grin Grin Grin
Merry Christmas!
  
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Just had to post to brag on my beautiful girlfriend one more time.....

She ASKED if we could watch Die Hard today (Christmas).   Cool

Yippee ki yay........
  

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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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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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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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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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I’m not used to people agreeing with me, especially not on the internet.
  
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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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