500 games won!

  • #1

    Just realised!  Unfortunately, 509 games lost... (and some draws too, but they are just a bit dull really).

    Anyway, how many do you think I need to win before I can think about publishing "my best games...."? Wink

  • #2

    That'd be like a 5 year old publishing their best drawrings.

  • #3

    A lot

  • #4

    Well, I see that in his "My Best Games of Chess 1924-1937", Alekhine covers 120 games.  I already have nearly 10 times that amount.  The law of averages means that there must be some gems amongst them...

    Edited to add (for happyfanatic):

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Childrens-Drawing-Penguin-Psychology-M-V/dp/0140139109/ref=sr_1_16?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1306315872&sr=1-16

  • #5

    Go over your "best games" with a strong engine and after its finished trashing them you may have a change of heart ! Wink

  • #6

    I don't think I need a strong engine to tell me exchanging my queen for a pawn is a bad idea.... !

  • #7

    I have yet to get to my 500.

    Won: 470 (64%)
    Lost: 177 (24%)
    Drawn:

    85 (12%)

  • #8

    Once you do, you can publish a book also.  Obviously, given your higher rating, our target audiences will be different.  We could launch an entire series...

  • #9
    happyfanatic wrote:

    That'd be like a 5 year old publishing their best drawings.


    Notice the error?

  • #10

    Yeah, it should have been 3 year old....

  • #11

    ...

  • #12

    well done go and write the book dont forget to explain move by move. but also mix the book up with wins draws and losses. how about a calling the book The Joys and Pains of a Chessplayer. good luck

  • #13

    Yeah baby! 500 moments of joy!

  • #14

    Ha Ha,it is impossible for someone to write a book about 500 or more games!(unless you're a SupermanTongue out)

  • #15

    I would only write about my "best" games, zschess. 

  • #16
    zschess wrote:

    Ha Ha,it is impossible for someone to write a book about 500 or more games!(unless you're a Superman)


    I am sure Tartakower wrote a book--500 Games Of Master Chess. I think I have got it somewhere.

  • #17

    Really?

  • #18

    I have found the book referred to earlier--

    "  500 Master Games Of Chess"  by Dr. S. Tartakower and J. Du Mont first published in paperback by Dover in 1952  (my copy 1975)--665 pages + index.

    It is 3 volumes in one comprising:-

    Book 1:Open Games

    Book 2:Semi Open Games     .

    Book 3: Closed Games.

  • #19
    happyfanatic wrote:

    That'd be like a 5 year old publishing their best drawrings.


     I think you just described my weekly chess blog.

  • #20

    Games: 4,035 (2,414/1,406/215)

    My blitz record, most of my losses are from careless mistakes on my part

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