Should I buy Carlsen's game collection book by Cyrus Lakdawala?



I wouldn't bother.  Read the classics, and study Fischer and Kasparov.

fewlio wrote:

I wouldn't bother.  Read the classics, and study Fischer and Kasparov.

Nonsense! read the real classics, Tarrasch and Lasker!


Study whatever players you feel like studying, honestly.

Lol some idiot here decides Norway isn’t developed, pro tip buddy, check the stats, Norway is the most developed country in the world retard, highest HDI, best health system, best education system, the list is endless, just like their oil reserves.

lol if level of socialist policies makes you more developed, then North Korea no 1 in the world!  Venezuela neck and neck tho!  Norway 3rd.


If you haven't study the classics , it's better to start from them. Starting from Carlsen would be highly unorthodox.


"... there are major advantages to studying older games rather than those of today.
The ideas expressed in a Rubinstein or Capablanca game are generally easier to understand. They are usually carried out to their logical end, often in a memorable way, ...
In today's chess, the defense is much better. That may sound good. But it means that the defender's counterplay will muddy the waters and dilute the instructional value of the game.
For this reason the games of Rubinstein, Capablanca, Morphy, Siegbert Tarrasch, Harry Pillsbury and Paul Keres are strongly recommended - as well as those of more recent players who have a somewhat classical style, like Fischer, Karpov, Viswanathan Anand and Michael Adams. ..." - GM Andrew Soltis (2010)