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

  • #21
    CoffeeAnd420 wrote:
    DragonPhoenixSlayer wrote:
    CoffeeAnd420 wrote:
    mickynj wrote:

    Lakdawala's game collection always seem a bit superficial to me. He is an entertaining writer, and the games are instructive, but I feel he never gets past cliches and stereotypes in describing the player's style.'


    Well, and then there's the fact that Mr. Lakadukaday actually sat down and not only considered writing a book on chess for a split second (lol) but then went ahead and did it. Right there, Mr. Ladadukaday has proven to be not even semi lucid in thought. Think about how much time he spent thinking about and writing that book. All so someone can win a pawn and go "YESSSSH!!! I WOOOONNNNN! I BEAT YOU!!!" just because his opponent had to go to work in fifteen minutes.

    Yeah remember the world champion match between Carlsen and Vishy Anad just like it was yesterday.

    *Carlsen makes a move*

    Vishy: Oh shit I have to go! I left the stove on!

    *Carlsen captures pawn*

    Carlsen: Yay now I'm the world champion!


    I understand you live in Norway but here in the developed world: Nobody cares. You guys really, really don't seem to understand that Vishy and Carlsen are totally useless beings, too. Neither one of them has done anything with their lives but play chess. Nothing. Vishy's like 60. The man has the emotional maturity of a 5 year old. He absolutely refuses to stop playing Chess even though he should be a grandfather who's close to retirement by now. You're going to follow HIS lead in life? Be my guest but I can assure you - The joke's not on me lol.

    Yes Norway is an developing country full of savages and beasts. I had to fight a bear to get this computer!

    You could say that Carlsen has done nothing in his life worth doing but if I could earn millions of dollars playing chess I certainly would.

  • #22

    Don't buy it , wait a better player or even Carlsen himself to write one.

        There are so many collections from so many good players and authors. Why on earth buy Lakdawala when you can buy collections annotated from great players like Karpov , Kasparov , Bronstein,  Tal.

        Lakdawala writes 10 books every year. He doesn't care in writing good books , he only cares to earn some bucks. His books rarely have thorough analysis and most of the times you pay his rather bad sense of humor. Don't waste your money. 

  • #23

    Coffeeand420 - In another thread you said that poker was a better use of time than chess because of the money involved. Okay, but Carlsen making his amounts of money off chess is somehow a waste of time ??

    Anyways, check out Kotronias' book on Carlsen over Lakdawala's.

  • #24

    If Kotronias wrote a book about Carlsen , I would prefer that with second thought.

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  • #26

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

  • #27
    fewlio wrote:

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

    Nonsense! read the real classics, Tarrasch and Lasker!

  • #28

    Study whatever players you feel like studying, honestly.

  • #29
    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.
  • #30

    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.

  • #31

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

  • #32

    "... 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)


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