Thursday, August 16, 2007

Karlsbad 1929

Finished a short, but very interesting book on the 1929 Carlsbad tournament which was won by the author, Aaron Nimzowitsch. His writing style is interesting...he judges his compatriots on how their style has evolved towards "neo-Romanticism" and, in an appeal to get a match with Alekhine, implores that he has the divine right to play a match with him, or else the chess world will revolt! All in all a highly recommended book, and very short with Nimzowitsch fully annotating 30 games by himself, Capablanca, Rubinstein, Tartakower, Bogoljubow, Spielmann and other greats from the time.

Monday, August 06, 2007

Finished Petrosian

Despite getting married, buying a house, etc. i have still finished another book :)

I was so excited I made a
Collection on chessgames