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Old April 8th 04, 05:23 PM
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What's the best book to start playing COLLE system?

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Old April 8th 04, 06:42 PM
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On 2004-04-08, Pit Peters wrote:
What's the best book to start playing COLLE system?


That's the wrong way to learn an opening. Just start playing it.
After a few (serious!) games, if you're not happy with how it went,
then you can try to see what you did wrong. By asking here, or
by a book, whatever. But starting with the book is the wrong order.

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Old April 8th 04, 08:06 PM
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Okay, what's the best book on the Colle after having played a few serious
games?


"Remco Gerlich" wrote in message
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On 2004-04-08, Pit Peters wrote:
What's the best book to start playing COLLE system?


That's the wrong way to learn an opening. Just start playing it.
After a few (serious!) games, if you're not happy with how it went,
then you can try to see what you did wrong. By asking here, or
by a book, whatever. But starting with the book is the wrong order.

--
Remco Gerlich



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Old April 9th 04, 01:16 AM
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"Mr. Plow" wrote in message
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Okay, what's the best book on the Colle after having played a few serious
games?

There are two reasonably useful reasonably recent books. IM Gary Lane wrote
"The Ultimate Colle" (Batsford, 2001). It has lots of lines and may not be
as user friendly for the average player just starting out with the opening.
Adam Harvey recently wrote "Colle Plays the Colle System" (Chess Enterprises
2002), and it's an interesting approach. He takes Colle's games with the
Colle (and the anti-Colle systems, which you will also need to know) and
analyses them. This way you get to see the opening in action by a
specialist. Here's there's less theory and more discussion -- probably the
way to go for most players.

Randy Bauer



"Remco Gerlich" wrote in message
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On 2004-04-08, Pit Peters wrote:
What's the best book to start playing COLLE system?


That's the wrong way to learn an opening. Just start playing it.
After a few (serious!) games, if you're not happy with how it went,
then you can try to see what you did wrong. By asking here, or
by a book, whatever. But starting with the book is the wrong order.

--
Remco Gerlich





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Old April 9th 04, 10:54 AM
Wolfgang Roßmann
 
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Hi Pit,

since you know the german language you could read "Das
Colle-Koltanowski-System" from Valeri Bronznik.

http://www.kaniaverlag.de/htm/damengambit.html#colle

It got very positiv reviews in several chess magazins. I own "the
Ultimate Colle" from Gary Lane, but there little about lines in which
black chooses to neutralize the white bishop (for example lines with an
early Bf5 or with g6, Bg7).

Wolfgang


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Old April 10th 04, 01:29 AM
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What's the best book to start playing COLLE system?


"The Colle System" by George Koltanowski is a great book if you're just
starting out in this opening. Another thing to do is break out your board and
pieces and play thru about 200 games with this opening. When you're done doing
that, do it again. Then one more time. Each time you do it go a little slower.
You get a handle on the positions that arise from this opening. Hope this
helps. Good luck.

Regards,
Jeff

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Old April 15th 04, 03:14 PM
Mogath3
 
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That book went through many editions. I own a copy of the 8th edition,
printed
in descriptive notation, which at the time cost $3. I think that the first
edition was published in San Francisco in 1960. I don't know what year the
8th
edition was published. It contains some valuable information about the Colle
System and some interesting games by Koltanowski, especially games played by
him in the 1930s.


I don't know what the difference is between the editions other than the 12th
edition (the one I have) is in algebraic notation. I've never seen any of the
other books on the Colle. Gary Lane's "The Ultimate Colle" comes to mind. I
hear that is a really good book as well.

Regards,
Jeff

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