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Private Chess Library

So since we’re launching our community chess club, now is as good a time as any to begin rebuilding my Private Chess Library. It will never match the 300+ chess books I dumped for free on a Frederick Maryland used bookstore when I moved to Texas. But let’s at least head in that direction. As of d.2264, my home stacks hold 3 chess books —

  • The Oxford Companion to Chess. Hooper, David; Whyld, Kenneth. Oxford University Press: New York. 1987.
     
    The only book that survived that Frederick MD purge. There were numerous other books worth keeping — those 5 volumes of ECO; some antiques I’ll never again see; dozens on various openings and champions and endgames and all (I ought at least have made an inventory for regrets) — but this simple overview got the call to take the word forward. For that, it gets to help build the rooms and tunnels in this region of my labyrinth.
     
  • World Champion Openings. Schiller, Eric. Cardoza Publishing: New York. 1997.
     
    Not even remotely near filling the hole left by my sac of ECO. But it will take the beachhead for me on recovery of the territory.
     
  • I Play Against Pieces. Gligorić, Svetozar. B.T. Batsford Ltd.: London. 2002.
     
    The Shiller book was also purchased after the Frederick MD purge; but for this one, the publication date proves it. I myself play against lines and space and timing; but then again, I rarely win. Still, I always enjoyed playing through Gligorić’s games, so this book serves to take the beachhead for recovery of this sector – books focused on particular grandmasters.
     

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Written by macheide

21 November 2017 at 7:36 pm

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