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  • #1

    Here's what I'm using to work my way through William Lombardy's Understanding Chess: a 3.0" Lardy on a French roll-up wooden board.  What sets are you using for analysis, and what are you analyzing?

  • #2

    Looks nice.! I really like the Brown pieces as they are easy on the eyes for lengthy analysis sessions.

  • #3
    9kick9 wrote:

    Looks nice.! I really like the Brown pieces as they are easy on the eyes for lengthy analysis sessions.

    Thanks, Frank. Agreed about the brown pieces. 

  • #4

    Very nice set & Great pics!   Thank you for sharing.

  • #5

    Wonderful analysis set Chuck and thanks for the pics. WiscMike recommended the Lombardy book to me a while back but it was out of stock. Can you give me the link to Lombardy's book? Thanks

  • #6

    Strange .... I just wanted to start a similar topic :-).

    Since I bought the plastic Dubrovnik Zagreb chess pieces it became my favourite set to play and analyse. 

    Althoug the KH is about 3.25" it fits remarcably well on a 20" silicon board. Chose the green color to have a better contrast with the brown pieces.

    The book I'm reading is the last part of the so called "step method" which is the official learning method of the Dutch league. It treatens about general chess ideas ans patern recognition. 

  • #7

    Thanks, Mike. It's a great book for many reasons. Lombardy was a good American player. He provides his analysis of his own games. He puts each in the historical context of the tournament in which he played, and offers his views of the personalities he's encountered, people whose games and works you and I grew up on. To be sure, some of the claims need to be interpreted as they seem at times to be exaggerated. But Bill Lombardy is an important part of American chess, and his views and games deserve consideration, respect, and compassion where they seem to veer a bit off course. I heartily recommend it. 

    http://williamlombardychess.com/product/understanding-chess/

  • #8
    torgelson wrote:

    Very nice set & Great pics!   Thank you for sharing.

    Thanks, Joe!

  • #9
    bananamoon wrote:

    Strange .... I just wanted to start a similar topic :-).

    Since I bought the plastic Dubrovnik Zagreb chess pieces it became my favourite set to play and analyse. 

    Althoug the KH is about 3.25" it fits remarcably well on a 20" silicon board. Chose the green color to have a better contrast with the brown pieces.

    The book I'm reading is the last part of the so called "step method" which is the official learning method of the Dutch league. It treatens about general chess ideas ans patern recognition. 

     

     

    Great set-up, Xavier! I love the Dubrovnik pieces. The course looks fascinating. Thanks for posting!

  • #10

    Forgot the autograph!

  • #11

    Chuck, I have many sets that I analyze with, but my favorite is my 92mm or 3.6" Dubrovnik set on my maple and walnut chess table. The chess table is large enough to accomodate a few books. I like to analyze games from the Chess Informants or go over games collections of the greats including my favorite player Paul Keres.

  • #12

    My Keres Games collection book

  • #13

    Love the set-up, Mike! What draws you to Keres?

  • #14
    cgrau wrote:

    Love the set-up, Mike! What draws you to Keres?

    His games and strategy are easy to understand. And when Keres gets the initiative, his king-side attacks are quite impressive. Conversely, studying Viktor Korchnoi's games, I have no idea what's  going on.

  • #15

    You have such nice chess sets! That Lardy and those Dubrovniks are beautiful. 

    I just ordered the same book about Keres that you show in your picture Mike, I can't wait to get it.

    I don't have a good camera to take pictures of my sets; anyway, this is the set I used today with my daughter to analyze one of her games. I hope you like it.

  • #16

    Very nice, Info!

  • #17
    goodknightmike wrote:

    Chuck, I have many sets that I analyze with, but my favorite is my 92mm or 3.6" Dubrovnik set on my maple and walnut chess table. The chess table is large enough to accomodate a few books. I like to analyze games from the Chess Informants or go over games collections of the greats including my favorite player Paul Keres.

     

    Beautiful Dubrovnik set Sir ! I am tired of seeing so many of the copies today where the knights look like unicorns. The original knights were much more blunted where the manes ended up top. Cheers Laughing

  • #18
    Ronbo710 wrote:
    goodknightmike wrote:

    Chuck, I have many sets that I analyze with, but my favorite is my 92mm or 3.6" Dubrovnik set on my maple and walnut chess table. The chess table is large enough to accomodate a few books. I like to analyze games from the Chess Informants or go over games collections of the greats including my favorite player Paul Keres.

     

    Beautiful Dubrovnik set Sir ! I am tired of seeing so many of the copies today where the knights look like unicorns. The original knights were much more blunted where the manes ended up top. Cheers 

    Thanks Ron, I'm glad you enjoyed my original 1970s Dubrovnik set.  Yeah, its surprising the indian makers can't get the Dubrovnik Knight right.

  • #19

    My current analysis set, that I've dubbed "Stubby Noir." A short (3-1/8" king) contemporary, ebonized set of unknown origin that I got used from Alan Dewey. King diameter = 1.5", shown on a 2" chess board. I like the short pieces for analysis. Although the set weighs a modest 39 oz., like the Dubrovnik, the low center of gravity makes for a very stable set.

     

  • #20

    Lou, Stubby Noir is a riot! The pieces strike me as three dimensional representations of the figures in chess diagrams. Thanks for posting!

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