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Default All Time Stupidest Remark on RGCM

The Soviet School of Chess is a book that probably every grandmaster
in the world has studied.

Sam Sloan

On Oct 16, 10:08 pm, raylopez99 wrote:
On Oct 17, 4:47 am, None wrote:

On Oct 16, 8:39 am, samsloan wrote:
Idiot's Guide to Chess Patrick Wolff- Hide quoted text -

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Please don't feed the troll.

I could say the same thing about Sam's post.

Truth is, Sam does not like Jim so perhaps that's what teed him off.

Soviet School of Chess seemed like a beginner's book to me.


On Oct 16, 5:39*am, samsloan wrote:
I nominate for the stupidest remark ever made on
the statement made by Ray Lopez a few days ago that my reprint and
update of the classic work "The Soviet School of Chess" by Kotov and
Yudovich is "overpriced" at $25.95 because you can buy "Chess for
Dummies" by Jim Eade for only $20.96.

I have a hard time believing that anybody could be so stupid as to
compare a mass market paperback for beginners at chess with a million
or so copies printed to a top-level specialist chess book intended for
tournament players like "The Soviet School of Chess".

Here is where Ray Lopez made this stupid statement:

On Oct 13, 11:38 am, raylopez99 wrote:

On Oct 13, 11:42 pm, samsloan wrote:

On Oct 13, 8:24 am, samsloan wrote:
However, they did not include a link to the last part of the book
where I converted all the games to Algebraic Notation

Sam Sloan

The link did not work. I am trying again:

Link did not work for me. *Book at $24.32 is overpriced for a
reprint. *$10 would be more reasonable. *You seem to like the $24
figure as I see this quoted for your other reprints. *Like a tourist
trap, you depend on the occasional sucker buying your book, and you
keep some in inventory just for that reason. *Nice strategy assuming
the mice, rats and silverfish don't eat up your stock.

More books by American authors below, at $21 and $15. Better value?
Hard to say. *You can get (and I've gotten) an e-book from of Eade's book. *It's OK as a beginner's text.


Chess For Dummies James Eade
$20.96 Price
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Chess by Patrick Wolff The Complete
Idiot's Guide to Chess Patrick Wolff

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