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Wednesday, January 28, 2004

Interview with IM John Watson
with Fred Wilson


HISTORICAL

WC at 3rd attempt

Selected games of Portisch (barnis?)
Tal's best game

Nimzowith Repraisal

Keres 1951 -- Best games

1851-1950 Decisive Games

Larson's

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Anand's best games
2 vol rubenstein's games
Storming the barricade
Modern chess masterpieces

Fire on Board
Korchnoi's Best Games vol I and II
Kramnik's best games

top Hungarian --

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Instructional training
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mid-range
1400-2000


Best Lessons of a Chess Coach


Excelling in Chess
Excelling in Positional Chess (1800-2000)
Silman (reassess your chess, amateur's mind)
Logical chess Move by Move
Pawn Structure Chess by Soltis


Weapons of Chess (Pandolfini)
Complete's Idiot's Guide Wolff
Comprehensive Chess Course (v 1 and ii)
101 Q on how to play chess

2000-2200
preview chess now
Soviet Chess Convention (
Road to ch Improvement
Winner: Mark Dvortesky -- Positional Play


MIDDLEGAMES
Dynamic Pawn Play
Pacman's Chess Strategy books 3 volumes
(Creative Chess Strategy is okay...)


OPENINGS
late 60's

Batsford
KID by Harsten, , keene
Pirc and Modern (Keene,
Benoni and Pirc by Nunn

QGD 1970s --
Play the Queen's Gambit (Marion)

2 vols of Winawer

Winner in category: How to Open the Chess Game (by larsen, keres, petrosian, Evans, Gligoric)

80-1995
Slav Defense (4 books, Donaldson)
Complete Benoni
Beating The Sicilian (John Nunn)
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Ray Keene's opening book Nf3 c4
John Donaldson


Beating the Sicilian

Modern Benoni

Leningrad Dutch
Qg4 in the French

Slav Defense
Pirc

Peter Welch (wells?) -- Scotch Gambit

Patterson's 2 slavs

Easy Guide to the Nimzo's Indian

Trompowsky (Peter Wells)

chesspublishing.com

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HISTORY
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Akiba Rubenstein
Reliable Past
Winter's Capablanca
Life and Games of Tigran Petrosian

Autobiography of Benko
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TACTICS books recommended by Fred Wilson
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Encyclop Ch Middlegames
magic of chess tactics
Lev Alburt's chess traning pocket book

chess tactics
303 Fred Wilson
303 Fred Wilson

MV Blokh The Art of Combination

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ENDGAMES
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Endgame lessons -- Benko (chesslife columns, self-published)
Speelman's 2 book engame prep and one more
Engame Virutoso
Korchnoi's endgame book (2001)
Engame Strategy :: Devoretsky
Vander heijden Endgame study database (chessbase disk)

(Miller) Fundamental Chess Endings (muller and lambrect)

Rook and Pawn
Practical Chess Endgames --
(Keres)








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