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Re: A Complete Guide to 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4
Reply #13 - 05/12/19 at 13:02:58
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Seeley wrote on 05/12/19 at 00:44:04:
FreeRepublic wrote on 05/11/19 at 23:40:43:
I liked Pinski's work on the Italian game. He has some personality, and some opinions. I enjoyed reading it and playing through some of the games. I suspect he has changed his opinions somewhat in the intervening years. The pianisimo has really taken off. I simply hope this will be a real update and not just a mashing together of past work.

Repackaging old stock in this way and effectively selling it off at a reduced price is standard practice in the trade, so I strongly suspect the publisher has simply bundled together the original editions of the books. If these were updated versions, we'd surely be told so. I have no inside information, though, so I might be wrong in this case.


I didnt think it was standard practice? (I have no knowledge of the trade so could be completely wrong). Given chess books tend to not to have great selling potential, i thought it was rare that they have multiple print runs - especially as there are usually other books coming out on the same openings soon enough. I think Everyman's idea of repackaging in this way is a great idea - but perhaps a bit too late considering how old these titles are.
  

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Reply #12 - 05/12/19 at 03:33:42
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I can confirm the CK+Slav combobook wasn't updated, so this one probably wasn't either. Fair enough I guess.
  
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Re: A Complete Guide to 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4
Reply #11 - 05/12/19 at 00:44:04
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FreeRepublic wrote on 05/11/19 at 23:40:43:
I liked Pinski's work on the Italian game. He has some personality, and some opinions. I enjoyed reading it and playing through some of the games. I suspect he has changed his opinions somewhat in the intervening years. The pianisimo has really taken off. I simply hope this will be a real update and not just a mashing together of past work.

Repackaging old stock in this way and effectively selling it off at a reduced price is standard practice in the trade, so I strongly suspect the publisher has simply bundled together the original editions of the books. If these were updated versions, we'd surely be told so. I have no inside information, though, so I might be wrong in this case.
  
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I liked Pinski's work on the Italian game. He has some personality, and some opinions. I enjoyed reading it and playing through some of the games. I suspect he has changed his opinions somewhat in the intervening years. The pianisimo has really taken off. I simply hope this will be a real update and not just a mashing together of past work.
  
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Re: A Complete Guide to 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4
Reply #9 - 05/06/19 at 14:39:02
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I also thought Pinski's coverage of the Italian Game was too overly dismissive of White's prospects, and this goes for the closed lines with d2-d3 that have become popular at the top levels recently, as well as the open sidelines with 4.d4, 4.0-0 Nf6 5.d4 and 4.c3 Nf6 5.d4 exd4 6.e5 and 6.0-0.  A very rare critical review of John Elburg's mentioned that after 4.d4 Bxd4 5.Nxd4 Nxd4 he only gave the inferior 6.f4, rather than 6.0-0.
  
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Re: A Complete Guide to 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4
Reply #8 - 05/06/19 at 08:09:34
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Stigma wrote on 05/04/19 at 16:10:09:
Surely they meant to pair the Italian/Evans book with the Two Knights' book? Mixing the Four Knights in there doesn't make much sense.


Yes, it's clearly a mistake. I've emailed them about it.

As for bundling up old stock: it's just a way of selling it, isn't it, which seems fair enough to me. But given that's the case, there's no point to this thread really.
  

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Reply #7 - 05/06/19 at 07:16:47
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That does seem weird. And the doubled up rehash is a peculiar undertaking in itself.

If anyone from E is reading, I thought the DW series was an excellent idea. More of those please!
Entirely new ones - not just bundled old stock, obviously. Roll Eyes
  
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Reply #6 - 05/05/19 at 00:56:52
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Sure but the title is 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bc4
  
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Reply #5 - 05/04/19 at 23:55:02
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Stigma wrote on 05/04/19 at 16:10:09:
Surely they meant to pair the Italian/Evans book with the Two Knights' book? Mixing the Four Knights in there doesn't make much sense.

It makes sense for those who defend the Black side of the Italian/Evans (who must also face the Four Knights) but have no interest in playing the Two Knights defense for either color.
  

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Reply #4 - 05/04/19 at 19:41:42
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Yes, I'm sure they did. But it's sadly typical of Everyman's general sloppiness these days.
  
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Reply #3 - 05/04/19 at 16:10:09
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Surely they meant to pair the Italian/Evans book with the Two Knights' book? Mixing the Four Knights in there doesn't make much sense.
  

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Re: A Complete Guide to 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4
Reply #2 - 05/04/19 at 15:27:00
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Ah yes, the republish-two-old-books-as-one thing Everyman is doing these days.
  
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Reply #1 - 05/04/19 at 13:36:22
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hmmmmm
  
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A Complete Guide to 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4
05/04/19 at 13:22:38
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https://everymanchess.com/products/a-complete-guide-to-1-e4-e5-2-nf3-nc6-3-bc4

Apparently this forthcoming book will consist of Pinski's Italian Game and Evans Gambit and his The Four Knights...  Roll Eyes
  
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