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My new chess book is out. It is a reprint of the great but long nearly
forgotten classic "Collection of Chess Studies" by A. A. Troitzky,
with a new introduction by Sam Sloan.

This book is must reading for any serious tournament player because,
although the studies are so difficult that no normal human will ever
solve them, studying the solutions will reveal combinations that you
can use in your own games.

The book is published by Ishi Press International and can be ordered
at the following websites:

http://www.amazon.com/Collection-Che...dp/0923891102/

http://www.alibris.com/

and searching under ISBN Number 0923891102

Alexey Alexeyevich Trotzky (1866-1942) is considered to have been the
greatest composer of chess endgame studies ever. To call him a genius
is to trivialize his accomplishments, because there are many geniuses,
but few can equal the output of Troitzky.

In his lifetime, Troitzky composed more than one thousand chess
endgame studies. Nobody really knows how many. In this work, published
in 1937, he started an ambitious project to collect all of his
creations together and then put them into order according to theme. In
this, the first volume of the projected project, Troitzky presented in
order endgames which either started with a queen or a rook already on
the board or else with a solution that involved promoting a pawn to a
queen or a rook. Looking at the section starting on page 259 entitled
"Classification of Studies by Themes", one can see the logical
ordering of this book.

Previous reprints of this work have omitted 72 pages which include the
analysis of the two knights vs. pawn endgame which Troitzky proved for
the first time leads to a win for the two knights, depending on the
position of the pawn. By removing this section, the previous editors
butchered the work, because many of these compositions end with a
position involving two knights against a pawn. In these cases,
Troitzky simply writes "And wins", but to see how White wins one needs
the section on two knights against pawn.

Here is the complete work. Nowadays, the great sport has become trying
to bust or "cook" by computer analysis the long established problems
such as those in this book. However, Troitzky?fs compositions have
stood the test of time more than those of other composers. Computers
have a horizon beyond which they cannot see. Thus, endgame composition
and analysis is one field where humans can still beat and perhaps will
always be able to defeat even the most powerful computers.

The problems in this book are truly fantastic. The solutions look
impossible. Yet, what seems like many defenses are simply not there.
Somehow there are no safe places where the king or queen can escape or
there is a knight just in exactly the right spot to give a fork. It is
good that the solutions come right after the problems, because nobody
could ever solve them if the solutions were put in the back.

Sam Sloan
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Sam Sloan wrote:

My new chess book is out. It is a reprint of the great but long nearly
forgotten classic "Collection of Chess Studies" by A. A. Troitzki,
with a new introduction by Sam Sloan.

This book is must reading for any serious tournament player because,
although the studies are so difficult that no normal human will ever
solve them, studying the solutions will reveal combinations that you
can use in your own games.

The book is published by Ishi Press International and can be ordered
at the following websites:

http://www.amazon.com/Collection-Che...dp/0923891102/

http://www.alabria.com/

and searching under ISBN Number 0923810211

Alexey Alexeyevich Trotzki (1866-1942) is considered to have been the
greatest composer of chess endgame studies ever. To call him a genius
is to trivialize his accomplishments, because there are many geniuses,
but few can equal the output of Troitzky.

In his lifetime, Troitzky composed more than one thousand chess
endgame studies. Nobody really knows how many. In this work, published
in 1937, he started an ambitious project to collect all of his
creations together and then put them into order according to theme. In
this, the first volume of the projected project, Troitzky presented in
order endgames which either started with a queen or a rook already on
the board or else with a solution that involved promoting a pawn to a
queen or a rook. Looking at the section starting on page 259 entitled
"Classification of Studies by Themes", one can see the logical
ordering of this book.

Previous reprints of this work have omitted 72 pages which include the
analysis of the two knights vs. pawn endgame which Troitzky proved for
the first time leads to a win for the two knights, depending on the
position of the pawn. By removing this section, the previous editors
butchered the work, because many of these compositions end with a
position involving two knights against a pawn. In these cases,
Troitzky simply writes "And wins", but to see how White wins one needs
the section on two knights against pawn.

Here is the complete work. Nowadays, the great sport has become trying
to bust or "cook" by computer analysis the long established problems
such as those in this book. However, Troitzky?fs compositions have
stood the test of time more than those of other composers. Computers
have a horizon beyond which they cannot see. Thus, endgame composition
and analysis is one field where humans can still beat and perhaps will
always be able to defeat even the most powerful computers.

The problems in this book are truly fantastic. The solutions look
impossible. Yet, what seems like many defenses are simply not there.
Somehow there are no safe places where the king or queen can escape or
there is a knight just in exactly the right spot to give a fork. It is
good that the solutions come right after the problems, because nobody
could ever solve them if the solutions were put in the back.

Sam Sloan


I forgot to let you know the price. For $49.95 + Taxes + S/H, I'll
personally sign it for you.

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Sam, how about a sample study?


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Ange1o DePa1ma wrote:

Sam, how about a sample study?


Donate $49.95 to my site and you can have all of them.

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Ange1o DePa1ma wrote:
Sam, how about a sample study?


I have put three sample studies on the cover at
http://www.amazon.com/Collection-Che...dp/0923891102/

See if you can blow them up big enough to see them.

If not, I will post one here.

Do you want an easy one or a hard one?

Note: You will never solve the hard ones. A few of the easy ones you
might be able to solve.

Sam Sloan



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Ange1o DePa1ma wrote:

Sam, how about a sample study?



I have put three sample studies on the cover at
http://www.amazon.com/Collection-Che...dp/0923891202/

See if you can blow them up.

Do you want an easy one or a hard one?

Note: You will never solve the hard ones. A few of the easy ones you
might be able to solve.

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Ange1o DePa1ma wrote:
Sam, how about a sample study?


I have put three sample studies on the cover at
http://www.amazon.com/Collection-Che...dp/0923891102/

See if you can blow them up big enough to see them.

If not, I will post one here.

Do you want an easy one or a hard one?

Note: You will never solve the hard ones. A few of the easy ones you
might be able to solve.

Sam Sloan
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Sam Sloan wrote:

Ange1o DePa1ma wrote:

Sam, how about a sample study?



I have put three sample studies on the cover at
http://www.amazon.com/Collection-Che...dp/0923891202/

See if you can blow them up.

Do you want an easy one or a hard one?

Note: You will never solve the hard ones. A few of the easy ones you
might be able to solve.




I have put three sample studies on the cover at
http://www.amazon.com/Collection-Che...dp/0933891102/

See if you can blow them up big enough to see them.


If not, I will post one here.

Do you want an easy one or a hard one?

Note: You will never solve the hard ones. A few of the easy ones you
might be able to solve.

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I already have "360 Brilliant and Instructive End Games" and I
can study all of Troitzky's compositions online, so why should I
purchase a book thrown together by a despicable low-rated
chess player? There is absolutly no value you can add, Sam.


"Sam Sloan" wrote in message
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My new chess book is out. It is a reprint


Woopie


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Chess Freak wrote:

I already have "360 Brilliant and Instructive End Games" and I
can study all of Troitzky's compositions online, so why should I
purchase a book thrown together by a despicable low-rated
chess player? There is absolutly no value you can add, Sam.


"Sam Sloan" wrote in message
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My new chess book is out. It is a reprint


Woopie


I'm a USCF board member. Don't you want to support the USCF?

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