Saturday, June 26, 2010
WRAPPING UP AND RAMPING UP
I am nearly finished with Andrew Tocher's book, In Your Face Chess Novelties. He takes on some difficult subjects, I think all just KP systems (not all systems, just the ones he takes on are KP). If you love the Latvian Gambit, the Evans Gambit, the Ruy Lopez, the French, and others you just might enjoy this book. I'll get a complete list of openings to you soon.
To take the pressure from heavy thinking (don't we all have way too much of this?), he has some interesting stories in it about dinosaurs, the Bible, and mythological characters. Andrew plays the role of an armchair general and gives out doses of ideas and possible play. He also has definite thoughts on certain subjects. It will be reasonably priced at $15.95.
Hope to finish it up today. Runs a shade over 110 pages. Due to a less than average complement of diagrams you may actually have to play over some of the nameless games.
This could be the place to find out that Thinkers' Press does personal publishing, such as this book. I've done many others too which might surprise you:
The History of Correspondence Chess in Canada (hardcover)
Fisching for Forgeries
You Move... I Win! (on Zugzwang)
Chess in the Movies (a huge book)
1933: The Devil Comes to Henry County (hardcover) (a huge book)
Thermodynamics of systems in nonequilibrium states (hardcover) (a huge book)
Zuke 'Em: The Colle-Zukertort Revolutionized (a huge hit)
The Moment of Zuke
Chess on the Ledge
There may be others, these are the ones I can recall. So if you think you have ALL Thinkers' Press books (as some claim), check your shelves for these.
If you believe you have a book within you, contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is called "self-publishing" even though it is done under the Thinkers' Press brand. One thing TPi is known for is the covers we produce, nothing staid like what you see from so many others. An attractiveness factor. Quality printing, photos, charts, great content, and excellent binding. My books generally cost more but you can see why as soon as you have one in your hands.