Friday, November 19, 2010


you have bought Andrew Tocher's In Your Face Chess Novelties or will be buying it. I have something COOOOL for you!

It's not well-known that Bobby Fischer only drew, in a simul game in 1964, against a Damiano's Defense (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 f6!?), against a guy named R. McGregor.

It's also not well-known that Alex Shirov played a Muzio Gambit in the King's Gambit (white side), and WON in 91 (1991). He played the correct "drawing" line, but his opponent didn't know it. In a Muzio you give up a piece and pawn right out of the opening.

All in all, 18 annotated games taking up 24 pages of space, 26 pages in all including a totally NEW ad for Ralph Tykodi's Horse Laughs where you get some additional comments on the content of his humorous book.

Finally, the straw that broke the camel's back, I got amused as well as tired of hearing what a genius everyone is, even at the 1200-rating level, when it comes to crackpot or semi-crackpot openings. I'll admit, there are some doozies in this "book" (all annotated) but the idea is to ASK you IF you know what to do IF you should be in such an embarrassing position to call into play your actual skill at chess (don't know Jack).

If you buy Tocher's book In Your Face Chess Novelties ($15.95 + $3 S&H) you won't get stuff as wild as I have portrayed in Don't Know Jack, except in one instance, The Hermes). But you will get some novel twists, some uncertain play, amusement, and a reasonably quick read with a detailed index. Do both of us THAT favor and I will send you a PDF of Don't Know Jack About Chess, absolutely FREE. I am going to leave this announcement up through Sunday.

Yes, we have sold these books, more than you think, but I want to sell a LOT of them and for such a small amount, it's a pretty good deal.

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