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Michael W. Raphael
Boston, MA, United States
I am currently a student at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. I study dramaturgy, sociology of knowledge, sociology of law, semiotics, phenomenology and social theory. For over a decade, I conducted ethnographic research in the inflatable amusements industry studying the phenomenon of temporality and social interaction. Simultaneously, as an avid chess player, I won 3 State Chess Championships and other honors. I use my deep understanding of chess to bring to light new perspectives in sociology, criminology, semiotics, phenomenology and dramaturgy.
I am also the author of a series of chess books specifically designed for Amazon's Kindle wireless reading device.
About ReViewing Chess(TM):
This series reverts back to a nineteenth century printing technique, cinéma des échecs, to reinvent the chess book as a training tool. Based on a method that not only understands the problems facing those whom attempt to study the game but addresses these problems head on by realizing a framework that eliminates the social obstacles (i.e. friends, family, life in general;) preventing players from recognizing the joy and intellectual satisfaction the study of chess inspires.
The Openings Collection:
1. Alekhine, 2.Nc3 d5 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0047GMI0I?tag=revcheser-20
2. Alekhine, Exchange http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00480OHCK?tag=revcheser-20
3. Alekhine, Four Pawns Attack http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00480OIJC?tag=revcheser-20
4. Alekhine, Modern http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00480P4YA?tag=revcheser-20
5. Alekhine, Other 3rd Moves http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00486U606?tag=revcheser-20
6. Benko Gambit http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00492CJ4U?tag=revcheser-20
7. Bird Opening http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0049B2CNY?tag=revcheser-20
8. Bishop's Opening http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0049B2DWE?tag=revcheser-20
9. Black Knights' Tango http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0049H8WPU?tag=revcheser-20
10. Bogo-Indian, 4.Bd2 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0049H8WEG?tag=revcheser-20
11. Bogo-Indian, 4.Nbd2 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0049U49HM?tag=revcheser-20
12. Budapest Gambit http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0049U4VW0?tag=revcheser-20
13. Caro-Kann, 2.c4 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004AE3LDA?tag=revcheser-20
14. Caro-Kann, 4...Nd7 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004AHKE1E?tag=revcheser-20
15. Caro-Kann, 4...Nf6 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004AHKD0Q?tag=revcheser-20
16. Caro-Kann, Advance http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004ASOU0E?tag=revcheser-20
17. Caro-Kann, Classical http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004ASOTUU?tag=revcheser-20
18. Caro-Kann, Exchange http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004AYCSC0?tag=revcheser-20
19. Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004AYCSLG?tag=revcheser-20
20. Caro-Kann, Two Knights http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004AYCSO8?tag=revcheser-20
21. Catalan, 3...Bb4 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004A90C96?tag=revcheser-20
22. Catalan, 3...c5 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004A90CC8?tag=revcheser-20
23. Catalan, Closed http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004AE3ITM?tag=revcheser-20
24. Catalan, Open http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004AHKCLQ?tag=revcheser-20
25. Center Game and Danish Gambit http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004AHKE0U?tag=revcheser-20
26. Colle System http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004APA5YM?tag=revcheser-20
27. Czech Benoni http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004AYCTQK?tag=revcheser-20
28. Dunst Opening http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004AYCTQA?tag=revcheser-20
29. Dutch, 3.Nc3 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004AYDL9E?tag=revcheser-20
30. Dutch, Classical http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004AYDLB2?tag=revcheser-20
31. Dutch, Leningrad http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004AYDLDK?tag=revcheser-20
32. Dutch, Other http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004AYDLCQ?tag=revcheser-20
33. English, 1...b6 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004BDP5ES?tag=revcheser-20
34. English, 1...c6 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004C059V4?tag=revcheser-20
35. English, 1...e6, Main Line http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004BDP5KW?tag=revcheser-20
36. English, 1...f5 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004BDP5IO?tag=revcheser-20
37. English, 1...g6 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004BDP5N4?tag=revcheser-20
38. English, 1...Nf6, 2.g3 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004BLJ7QM?tag=revcheser-20
39. English, 1...Nf6, 2.Nc3, Anglo-Indian http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004BSH2PS?tag=revcheser-20
40. English, 1...Nf6, 2.Nf3, Anglo-Indian http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004C059TG?tag=revcheser-20
41. English, Flohr-Mikenas http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004BSH3WK?tag=revcheser-20
42. English, Sicilian Reversed, 2.g3 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004BSH2RG?tag=revcheser-20
43. English, Sicilian Reversed, Bremen http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004BSH2R6?tag=revcheser-20
44. English, Sicilian Reversed, Closed http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004BSH2WQ?tag=revcheser-20
45. English, Sicilian Reversed, Four Knights http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004BSH2QW?tag=revcheser-20
46. English, Sicilian Reversed, Other Black 2nd Moves http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004BSH2T4?tag=revcheser-20
47. English, Symmetrical, 1...e6, 2.Nc3 d5 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004BSH2TY?tag=revcheser-20
48. English, Symmetrical, 1...e6, 2.Nf3 d5 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004BSH2U8?tag=revcheser-20
49. English, Symmetrical, 3.d4 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004BSH31G?tag=revcheser-20
50. English, Symmetrical, Double Fianchetto http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004BSH406?tag=revcheser-20
51. English, Symmetrical, Four Knights http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004BSH3RU?tag=revcheser-20
52. English, Symmetrical, Hedgehog http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004BSH35W?tag=revcheser-20
53. English, Symmetrical, Main Line http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004BSH36G?tag=revcheser-20
54. English, Symmetrical, Other Black 3rd Moves http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004BSH3RA?tag=revcheser-20
55. Four Knights http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004C05AWM?tag=revcheser-20
56. French, Advance http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004C43I4K?tag=revcheser-20
57. French, Burn http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004C43I0E?tag=revcheser-20
58. French, Classical http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004C43HXM?tag=revcheser-20
59. French, Exchange http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004C43HY6?tag=revcheser-20
60. French, King's Indian Attack http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004C43I1S?tag=revcheser-20
61. French, MacCutcheon http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004C43I72?tag=revcheser-20
62. French, Other 2nd Moves http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004C43IOK?tag=revcheser-20
63. French, Rubinstein http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004C43I86?tag=revcheser-20
64. French, Steinitz http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004C43I54?tag=revcheser-20
65. French, Tarrasch, 3...c5 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004C44QQY?tag=revcheser-20
66. French, Tarrasch, 3...Nf6 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004C44QSC?tag=revcheser-20
67. French, Tarrasch, Other 3rd Moves http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004C44QQ4?tag=revcheser-20
68. French, Winawer, Main Line http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004C44QSM?tag=revcheser-20
69. French, Winawer, Other Black 4th Moves http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004C44QTQ?tag=revcheser-20
70. French, Winawer, Other White 4th Moves http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004C44QPU?tag=revcheser-20
71. Giuoco Piano (Italian Game) http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004C43I90?tag=revcheser-20
72. Göring Gambit http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004C44N08?tag=revcheser-20
73. Grünfeld, 4.Nf3 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004DNWH8S?tag=revcheser-20
74. Grünfeld, Exchange http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004DNWHEC?tag=revcheser-20
75. Grünfeld, Fianchetto http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004ISLOKK?tag=revcheser-20
76. Grünfeld, Other http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004ISLOBY?tag=revcheser-20
77. Hogdson Attack http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004E3XBPU?tag=revcheser-20
78. Hungarian Defense http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004C44QY6?tag=revcheser-20
79. King's Gambit http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004C43IJA?tag=revcheser-20
80. King's Indian, 4 Pawns Attack http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004ISLOGO?tag=revcheser-20
81. King's Indian, Averbakh http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004ISLOKU?tag=revcheser-20
82. King's Indian, Classical, Main Line http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004ISLOIM?tag=revcheser-20
83. King's Indian, Classical, Other 5th and 6th Moves http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004ISLOFA?tag=revcheser-20
84. King's Indian, Classical, Other 7th Moves http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004ISLOF0?tag=revcheser-20
85. King's Indian, Classical, Petrosian http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004ISLOD2?tag=revcheser-20
86. King's Indian, Fianchetto http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004ISLOHI?tag=revcheser-20
87. King's Indian, Saemisch http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004ISLOHS?tag=revcheser-20
88. Latvian Gambit and Elephant Gambit http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004ISLOEG?tag=revcheser-20
89. London System, 2...e6 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004ISLOGE?tag=revcheser-20
90. London System, 2...g6 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004ISLOI2?tag=revcheser-20
91. Modern Benoni, 6.e4 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004ISLVEO?tag=revcheser-20
92. Modern Benoni, 6.Nf3 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004ISLOKA?tag=revcheser-20
93. Modern Defense http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004ISLOE6?tag=revcheser-20
94. Modern, 3.Nc3 c6 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004ISLVDA?tag=revcheser-20
95. Modern, 3.Nc3 d6 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004ISLVE4?tag=revcheser-20
96. Modern, 3.Nc3 Other http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004ISLU2M?tag=revcheser-20
97. Modern, 3.Nf3 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004ISLOOG?tag=revcheser-20
98. Modern, Other 3rd Moves http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004IWRCKM?tag=revcheser-20
99. Nimzo-Indian, 4.f3 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004ISLU4A?tag=revcheser-20
100. Nimzo-Indian, 4.Nf3 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004ISLU3G?tag=revcheser-20
101. Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004ISLOR8?tag=revcheser-20
102. Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...O-O http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004ISLOQOv
103. Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Other http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004ISLOT6?tag=revcheser-20
104. Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004ISLOU0?tag=revcheser-20
105. Nimzo-Indian, Other 4th Moves http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004ISLP72?tag=revcheser-20
106. Nimzo-Indian, Rubinstein, 4...c5 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004ISLU22?tag=revcheser-20
107. Nimzo-Indian, Rubinstein, 4...O-O http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004ISLU5E?tag=revcheser-20
108. Nimzo-Indian, Rubinstein, Other http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004ISLU2W?tag=revcheser-20
109. Nimzo-Indian, Saemisch http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004ISLU3Q?tag=revcheser-20
110. Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004ISLU4K?tag=revcheser-20
111. Old Indian http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004ISLU5O?tag=revcheser-20
112. Owen Defense http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004ISLU4U?tag=revcheser-20
113. Petroff, Main Line http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004ISLVB2?tag=revcheser-20
114. Petroff, Other 3rd Moves http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004ISLULS?tag=revcheser-20
115. Philidor Defense http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004ISLUVS?tag=revcheser-20
116. Pirc, Austrian Attack http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004ISLV4O?tag=revcheser-20
117. Pirc, Classical http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004ISLVC6?tag=revcheser-20
118. Pirc, Other Black 3rd Moves http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004ISLVCG?tag=revcheser-20
119. Pirc, Other White 3rd Moves http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004ISLUZ4?tag=revcheser-20
120. Pirc, Other White 4th Moves http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004ISLVD0?tag=revcheser-20
121. Polish Opening http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004ISLU2C?tag=revcheser-20
122. Ponziani Opening http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004ISLVCQ?tag=revcheser-20
123. Queen's Gambit Accepted, 3.e4 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004IWQYGA?tag=revcheser-20
124. Queen's Gambit Accepted, Main Line http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004IZL6RE?tag=revcheser-20
125. Queen's Gambit Accepted, Other 3rd Moves http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004IZL6P6?tag=revcheser-20
126. Queen's Gambit Accepted, Other 4th Moves http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004IZL6RY?tag=revcheser-20
127. Queen's Gambit Declined, 5.Bf4 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004IZL6SS?tag=revcheser-20
128. Queen's Gambit Declined, Exchange http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004IZL6U6?tag=revcheser-20
129. Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Main Line http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004IZL6PQ?tag=revcheser-20
130. Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Other 4th Moves http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004IZL6SI?tag=revcheser-20
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