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on 14 March 2015
Ideal present for a chess playing person
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on 16 July 2015
For wet winter days. A good book.
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on 10 October 2017
Excellent!!
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on 16 February 2016
Great book. When is the e-book coming out?
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on 31 December 2015
ok
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on 14 June 2011
its a good book with some of the best games covering over 100 years with all the great players at there time. but the book is not very strong and the pages have started to come out.
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on 23 June 2017
Thank you.
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on 13 May 2007
This is the 3rd (2nd time expanded) edition of this games collection and now contains 125 games up to 2010; the World Championship match between Topalov and Anand.

Many discerning chess games collectors are likely to have the majority of these games somewhere already in their possession but it is marvellous to have so much fabulous chess all in the same book.

Personally I have not found any problems with the binding quality of the 3 editions I have all had but the purchaser should realise that this is very much a 'budget' chess games collection and you do need to handle it with some care, especially now it's 25% bigger than the 1st edition.

The games themselves are all complicated affairs but the annotations are as such that any player between Club and Strong Master strength is bound to obtain value and instruction from working through the annotations which are not too heavy and clearly pin point decisive turning points which led to the outcome of each fight.

I couldn't recommend this book too highly.
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on 11 January 2013
Best book on chess I have read. What is noteworthy is that it is not simply featuring 125 classic chess games since 1834 up to the present day but a short introduction to the players - a sort of mini biography - then, after some necessary context some insight into the game itself. Notes abound and are the most readable I have come across in chess notation. To cap it all, each game ends with three bullet points as a summary to understanding what happened in the game. Very useful for those of us who are still trying to improve our chess. An excellent, first class, chess book.
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on 27 June 2001
A collection of 100 games from 1834 to 1997; providing history, entertainment and instruction.
Each starts with an introduction to the players and the game, an approach which I find very informative and which increases my interest in the game. The games are well annotated so you can follow what is happening, and they are followed with bullet points that emphasize the lessons that should be learnt from the game.
For me this is a great book. My preferred method of learning chess is to begin playing through annotated games, cover the moves and try to figure what happens next. Now I can also check my understanding of the completed game by covering the bullet points and seeing how many of the main lessons I can identify.
The authors appear to have re-evaluated as well as re-analyzed the games, and find improvements over earlier analyses. This may make the book appealing to more experienced players as well as improvers.
The only negative comment I can come up with is that the paper seems a bit thin. This book is such great value that to people who do a lot of boring travel I'd say consider this - buy two, rubber band a small magnetic set to one and leave it in the boot of your car or in your overnight bag.
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