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Best chess masters biographies?


  • 8 months ago · Quote · #81

    epoqueepique

    OK yes I found it :)

  • 8 months ago · Quote · #82

    epoqueepique

    It seems I have to buy hiarcs, the expensive version (there's a 59 Euro version), for a home computer, if I want to transfer those PGN databases to hiarcs on the iPad...is that the way ruby ?

  • 8 months ago · Quote · #83

    Ruby-Fischer

    I suspect that grandmaster annotated games will be mainly subject to copywrite, but if you have the books you can easily get most of the games on PGN.

    This is my top tip.

    So say, for example, if you have the book the Life and games of Mikhail Tal

    http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chesscollection?cid=1000825

  • 8 months ago · Quote · #84

    Ruby-Fischer

    epoqueepique wrote:

    It seems I have to buy hiarcs, the expensive version (there's a 59 Euro version), for a home computer, if I want to transfer those PGN databases to hiarcs on the iPad...is that the way ruby ?

    No, you can copy to HIARCS on ipad from any PGN on your computer.

  • 8 months ago · Quote · #85

    epoqueepique

    Sorry to all those interested in biographies, for the digression about annotated games...

    To globstup, rigamagician, and Ruby-Fischer : a big THANK YOU, I have now got them all in Chess Viewer (I bought hiarcs for nothing, as the comments don't show up in this app). The comments are very readable, thank you ruby for your technical help off this thread :)

  • 8 months ago · Quote · #86

    SmyslovFan

    If you're willing to pay for annotations, you can find numerous sites. It's only fair to pay for these annotations considering the hard work the grandmasters go through to add value to the raw game score. 

  • 8 months ago · Quote · #87

    epoqueepique

    Agree 100 %, and I am very willing to pay.

    What I need are the links or downloadable ebooks...

  • 8 months ago · Quote · #88

    JuCeaser

    I have been working with Karpov collected games 1961-1974, I don't know if there are later editions. Karpov makes some annotations also Levy, Mckay and others. What I like about this is you see him mature rapidly 1968 he makes master very soon after that Grandmaster and World Champion. The beauty is you get the feeling of his strenght at the time he would have faced Fischer.

  • 8 months ago · Quote · #89

    hicetnunc

    epoqueepique wrote:

    Agree 100 %, and I am very willing to pay.

    What I need are the links or downloadable ebooks...

    For annotated recent games :

    For old games in electronic format, have a look at e-books :

  • 8 months ago · Quote · #90

    rigamagician

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  • 8 months ago · Quote · #91

    hicetnunc

    rigamagician wrote:
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    ChessPublishing, CI and ChessToday materials are available as .pgn files.

  • 8 months ago · Quote · #92

    rigamagician

    hicetnunc wrote:
    rigamagician wrote:
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    ChessPublishing, CI and ChessToday materials are available as .pgn files.

    Yeah, I realized that right after I posted.  Thanks.

  • 8 months ago · Quote · #93

    epoqueepique

    Fantastic links to e-reader books ! Thank you very much hicetnunc.

    Thanks to you all, I have been able to download thousands of games, and with the e-books on the 2 websites below, I now have enough to keep me reading annotated games for twenty years at least

  • 8 months ago · Quote · #94

    JuCeaser

    Thanks globstup! hicenunc, rigamagican and epo!

    72 San Antonio, 1979 Montreal (Tal co-author) and London 1980 are good, Leningrad Interzonal 73 the cover is almost gone. Karpov, Korchnoi co-winners and disappointment for an  ill Tal.(the 3 Kortchnoi-Karpov matches are interesting along with Kasparov matches make 20 years of world championship matches. ( Informants 1-80 with great analyzes)

    thanks for the e-book and pgn sites!

    this is the best link line ever...

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #95

    wittniet

    Philidor il musicista che giocava a scacchi       [unread by me]
    di Corrado Rollin
    Alla voce "Scacchi" dell'Encyclopedie di Diderot, il cavaliere di Jaucourt scrive: "Si capisce facilmente dal numero dei pezzi, dalla diversità dei loro movimenti e dal numero delle case, quanto questo gioco debba essere difficile.Tuttavia a Parigi abbiamo avuto un giovane di 18 anni che giocò contemporaneamente 2 partite di scacchi senza vedere la scacchiera. Questo giovane si chiama Philidor". Questo libro (che non contiene partite) rappresenta uno spaccato di vita settecentesca. L'ambivalenza del personaggio Philidor, diviso tra due grandi amori, la musica e gli scacchi, emana un fascino particolare, l'avventurosità della sua vita, inoltre, non può non accendere la nostra curiosità moderna. Pagine 72, formato cm. 12x16.
    Euro 7,50 meno sconto 20% euro 6,00

    http://www.scacchi.biz/_ok/_com/asp/page.asp?g=pro&s=-&l=ita&id_pag={35F8D441-1450-441A-A2D9-BDF093BFD4B1}&c=&k=corrado%20rollin&tr=R&p=1

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #96

    epoqueepique

    Wittniet, thank you. Philidor is such an interesting person, successful musician, and successful chess player... It seems the book was never translated into any other language than Italian (i love Italian by the way), since 1994 when it was published. Or am I wrong ? I would very much like to read it.

  • 6 months ago · Quote · #97

    wittniet

    I think so - there seems to be only the Italian edition.

    II do not own the book and I did not read it - mine is just a signaling

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #98

    maskedbishop

    "I Was Tortured in the Pasadena Jailhouse!" by Bobby Fischer.  Excellent glimpse into the mind of everyone's favorite schizo woodpusher. American hasn't had such a loon since Paul Morphy was yelling on the streets of New Orleans. 

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #99

    epoqueepique

    :) thanks !


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