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I just purchased this book and am enjoying reading through the variations. Does anyone know if a PGN of the games are avaialble someplace? I really don't want to have to type it all in myself ;)
Thanks Nimzo. Oddly enough, I have searched for it. I just happened to have come up blank with the searches I've used. However, that doesn't mean it's not out there. Some individual may have already done the work and be willing to share. Or it may not show up when searching for obvious key words.
But thanks for the great example of what passes for "helpful."
God helps those who help themselves - ancient Greek(?) proverb
Yes, pgns of the games are probably available thru a massive DB such as Chess Base or Chess Assistant, otherwise I'm willing to bet there is no collection of pgn files for Kaufman's book specifically, but even looking them up game by game is probably faster than typing in the game scores but you'll still have to type in players names (at least), ECO codes and/or dates and/or results will help obtain more specific results.
But I suppose this isn't very "helpful" either esp if you don't happen to own such a DB...
This is easily one of the worst books I have ever seen.
Just nonsensical dry engine output, no prose at all, nuts and bolts missing everywhere, no strategical ideas explained. In particular the coverage of a well-respected system like the Breyer is absolutely horrible. Oh, and quite a few engine hiccups- apparently his Komodo lizard was sleepy, and mr. Kaufmann didn't notice.
If you can, I'd suggest returning the pulp and asking for a refund, or getting a better book than this(which will be the easy part).
Offtopic, @ NimzoRoy: This proverb comes from an ancient Greek one: "Sin Athina ke hira kini", which translates exactly as "Goddess Athena will help you, if you move your hands, too".
Pfren do you have a suggestion for a repertoire book (or books) for an improving 1500 OTB player that is focused on d4 mainlines as white?
I'm not pfren, and I'm not an IM. But John Cox did a Starting Out book on mainline d4 stuff that people seemed to like.
Actually it's not a book. It's pulp, where someone tries to fit in 200 pages a complete repertoire for one color by posting just computer generated rubbish.
How good can such a book be?
I've seen Cox's book, and for sure it's ages better than this.
True, but did not mention it, as it's not affordable.
The last two books by Palliser are great- especially the Benoni one.
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