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Old September 23rd 08, 02:51 PM posted to rec.games.chess.politics,rec.games.chess.analysis,rec.games.chess.misc,rec.games.chess.computer,alt.chess
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Default Masters of the Chessboard by Richard Reti has just been reprinted

Ishi Press is proud to announce the reprinting of Masters of the
Chessboard by Richard Reti.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/092389148X

Widely regarded as the best chess book ever written, “Masters of the
Chessboard”, discusses the playing styles of each of the leading
grandmasters of history up until that time.

Richard Reti was one of the strongest and certainly was the most
original player of all time. He defeated at least once almost every
leading player of his era. He defeated Capablanca, Alekhine, Euwe,
Rubinstein, Bogoljubov and Tartakower in tournament games.

He invented new and successful opening systems and brilliant endgame
studies.

He was also a gifted and entertaining writer.

In this book, Reti examines the technique of each of the great masters
of his era and explains what enabled them to reach the top levels of
competitive chess.

This 2008 edition includes a new introduction explaining Reti's
contributions to modern chess theory.
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Old September 23rd 08, 08:41 PM posted to rec.games.chess.politics,rec.games.chess.analysis,rec.games.chess.misc,rec.games.chess.computer,alt.chess
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Default Masters of the Chessboard by Richard Reti has just been reprinted

On Sep 23, 9:51*am, samsloan wrote:
Ishi Press is proud to announce the reprinting of Masters of the
Chessboard by Richard Reti.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/092389148X

Widely regarded as the best chess book ever written, “Masters of the
Chessboard”, discusses the playing styles of each of the leading
grandmasters of history up until that time.

Richard Reti was one of the strongest and certainly was the most
original player of all time. He defeated at least once almost every
leading player of his era. He defeated Capablanca, Alekhine, Euwe,
Rubinstein, Bogoljubov and Tartakower in tournament games.

He invented new and successful opening systems and brilliant endgame
studies.

He was also a gifted and entertaining writer.

In this book, Reti examines the technique of each of the great masters
of his era and explains what enabled them to reach the top levels of
competitive chess.

This 2008 edition includes a new introduction explaining Reti's
contributions to modern chess theory.


Hopefully this has algebraic notation.Should be a good book.
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Old September 23rd 08, 08:59 PM posted to rec.games.chess.politics,rec.games.chess.analysis,rec.games.chess.misc,rec.games.chess.computer,alt.chess
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Default Masters of the Chessboard by Richard Reti has just been reprinted

On Sep 23, 3:41*pm, EJAY wrote:
On Sep 23, 9:51*am, samsloan wrote:



Ishi Press is proud to announce the reprinting of Masters of the
Chessboard by Richard Reti.


http://www.amazon.com/dp/092389148X


Widely regarded as the best chess book ever written, “Masters of the
Chessboard”, discusses the playing styles of each of the leading
grandmasters of history up until that time.


Richard Reti was one of the strongest and certainly was the most
original player of all time. He defeated at least once almost every
leading player of his era. He defeated Capablanca, Alekhine, Euwe,
Rubinstein, Bogoljubov and Tartakower in tournament games.


He invented new and successful opening systems and brilliant endgame
studies.


He was also a gifted and entertaining writer.


In this book, Reti examines the technique of each of the great masters
of his era and explains what enabled them to reach the top levels of
competitive chess.


This 2008 edition includes a new introduction explaining Reti's
contributions to modern chess theory.


Hopefully this has algebraic notation.Should be a good book.


It is a great book and, best of all, it provides you with an education
because it teaches you descriptive.

Sam Sloan
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Old September 23rd 08, 10:21 PM posted to rec.games.chess.politics,rec.games.chess.analysis,rec.games.chess.misc,rec.games.chess.computer,alt.chess
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Default Masters of the Chessboard by Richard Reti has just been reprinted

On Tue, 23 Sep 2008 12:59:47 -0700 (PDT), samsloan
wrote:


It is a great book and, best of all, it provides you with an education
because it teaches you descriptive.


I still think in descriptive.
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Old September 23rd 08, 10:55 PM posted to rec.games.chess.politics,rec.games.chess.analysis,rec.games.chess.misc,rec.games.chess.computer,alt.chess
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Default Masters of the Chessboard by Richard Reti has just been reprinted

On Sep 23, 5:21*pm, Mike Murray wrote:
On Tue, 23 Sep 2008 12:59:47 -0700 (PDT), samsloan

wrote:
It is a great book and, best of all, it provides you with an education
because it teaches you descriptive.


I still think in descriptive.


Actually, it is a great book, not because it has a million variations,
deeply analyzed, but because it explains the styles of the great
masters and what enabled them to rise to the top.

In short, the greatness of this book is its literary qualities.

There is a website with the scores of all the games in the book, but
that is not a substitute for the literary qualities of the original.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/092389148X
ISBN 0-923891-48-X

Sam Sloan
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Old September 24th 08, 12:08 AM posted to rec.games.chess.politics,rec.games.chess.analysis,rec.games.chess.misc,rec.games.chess.computer,alt.chess
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Default Masters of the Chessboard by Richard Reti has just been reprinted

On Sep 23, 4:55*pm, samsloan wrote:

In short, the greatness of this book is its literary qualities.

There is a website with the scores of all the games in the book, but
that is not a substitute for the literary qualities of the original.


Instead of wholesale copying of the books, why couldn't you produce a
pdf version with hyperlinks to those games in pgn or other format?

Or in addition to...

I ask because I often now read these old books while looking at the
game on the computer. That maximizes "the literary qualities" while
providing me with the modern technology of looking at the game in a
convenient format (with analytic help nearby). But a pdf that
hyperlinked to games.....
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Old September 24th 08, 12:52 AM posted to rec.games.chess.politics,rec.games.chess.analysis,rec.games.chess.misc,rec.games.chess.computer,alt.chess
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Default Masters of the Chessboard by Richard Reti has just been reprinted

On Sep 23, 7:08*pm, SBD wrote:
On Sep 23, 4:55*pm, samsloan wrote:



In short, the greatness of this book is its literary qualities.


There is a website with the scores of all the games in the book, but
that is not a substitute for the literary qualities of the original.


Instead of wholesale copying of the books, why couldn't you produce a
pdf version with hyperlinks to those games in pgn or other format?

Or in addition to...

I ask because I often now read these old books while looking at the
game on the computer. That maximizes "the literary qualities" while
providing me with the modern technology of looking at the game in a
convenient format (with analytic help nearby). But a pdf that
hyperlinked to games.....


Every game in Reti's book can be found on chessgames.com of course
without Reti's notes.

Sam Sloan
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Old September 24th 08, 01:39 AM posted to rec.games.chess.politics,rec.games.chess.analysis,rec.games.chess.misc,rec.games.chess.computer,alt.chess
SBD
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Default Masters of the Chessboard by Richard Reti has just been reprinted

On Sep 23, 6:52*pm, samsloan wrote:
On Sep 23, 7:08*pm, SBD wrote:



On Sep 23, 4:55*pm, samsloan wrote:


In short, the greatness of this book is its literary qualities.


There is a website with the scores of all the games in the book, but
that is not a substitute for the literary qualities of the original.


Instead of wholesale copying of the books, why couldn't you produce a
pdf version with hyperlinks to those games in pgn or other format?


Or in addition to...


I ask because I often now read these old books while looking at the
game on the computer. That maximizes "the literary qualities" while
providing me with the modern technology of looking at the game in a
convenient format (with analytic help nearby). But a pdf that
hyperlinked to games.....


Every game in Reti's book can be found on chessgames.com of course
without Reti's notes.

Sam Sloan


That's something of a non-reply.

A pdf book that linked to chessgames.com or your CB reader would be
the ideal, and probably a more worthwhile project than serving as a
copying machine.
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Old September 25th 08, 08:08 AM posted to rec.games.chess.politics,rec.games.chess.analysis,rec.games.chess.misc,rec.games.chess.computer,alt.chess
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Default Masters of the Chessboard by Richard Reti has just been reprinted

On Sep 23, 8:39*pm, SBD wrote:

That's something of a non-reply.



I have noticed that Mr. Sloan often observes
a sort of radio silence when confronted with
his many blunders.


A pdf book that linked to chessgames.com or your CB reader would be
the ideal, and probably a more worthwhile project than serving as a
copying machine.



Indeed, this copying machine tendency has
one often-overlooked advantage-- much of
Mr. Sloan's idiocy is thereby excluded.

For instance, the ludicrous claim that Mr.
Reti was "certainly the most original player
of all time" will not appear in his latest work.

A man who has invented countless lies,
Mr. Sloan is perhaps best kept in the
shadows, as a kind of glorified scan-and-
copy clerk.


Many of the old classics are being
converted over to the universal standard,
to algebraic notation. But there may be
obstacles to overcome, above and beyond
the clerical process itself; modification of
the layout, the words and so forth could
pose legal issues, I suppose.


-- help bot



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Old September 25th 08, 02:15 PM posted to rec.games.chess.politics,rec.games.chess.analysis,rec.games.chess.misc,rec.games.chess.computer,alt.chess
samsloan
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Default Masters of the Chessboard by Richard Reti has just been reprinted

On Sep 23, 8:39*pm, SBD wrote:
On Sep 23, 6:52*pm, samsloan wrote:



On Sep 23, 7:08*pm, SBD wrote:


On Sep 23, 4:55*pm, samsloan wrote:


In short, the greatness of this book is its literary qualities.


There is a website with the scores of all the games in the book, but
that is not a substitute for the literary qualities of the original..


Instead of wholesale copying of the books, why couldn't you produce a
pdf version with hyperlinks to those games in pgn or other format?


Or in addition to...


I ask because I often now read these old books while looking at the
game on the computer. That maximizes "the literary qualities" while
providing me with the modern technology of looking at the game in a
convenient format (with analytic help nearby). But a pdf that
hyperlinked to games.....


Every game in Reti's book can be found on chessgames.com of course
without Reti's notes.


Sam Sloan


That's something of a non-reply.

A pdf book that linked to chessgames.com or your CB reader would be
the ideal, and probably a more worthwhile project than serving as a
copying machine.


If you are suggesting an e-book, unfortunately ebooks do not sell
well. I have a few ebooks. I am lucky to sell one a month. Just about
everybody who has tried the ebook business has quit.

Also, customers will generally not pay more than a dollar for an e-
book. 99 cents will become the industry standard.

Amazon is pushing its Kendall. I do not know how that is working out.

What makes the Reti book great are its literary qualities, the words,
not the chess moves. Somehow I cannot imagine that converting the book
to algebraic would bring in a lot of new buyers.

Sam Sloan
 




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