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Date: 13 Feb 2009 12:59:31
From: zdrakec
Subject: New York 1924
Hullo all:

Can anyone tell me about the "21st Century Edition", that Russell
Enterprises is selling, of Alekhine's book of New York 1924?

For example, I imagine the notation is now algebraic; in what other
ways has it been updated? My edition of Alekhine's book has the
annotations as footnotes following the score of each game. Has that
changed?

I guess I'm just curious if the editors did a good job updating the
work, and who actually did the updating...

Regards,
zdrakec




 
Date: 13 Feb 2009 15:31:18
From: Taylor Kingston
Subject: Re: New York 1924
On Feb 13, 4:46=A0pm, zdrakec <zdra...@gmail.com > wrote:
> On Feb 13, 3:19=A0pm, Taylor Kingston <tkings...@chittenden.com> wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
> > On Feb 13, 3:59=A0pm, zdrakec <zdra...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > > Hullo all:
>
> > > Can anyone tell me about the "21st Century Edition", that Russell
> > > Enterprises is selling, of Alekhine's book of New York 1924?
>
> > > For example, I imagine the notation is now algebraic; in what other
> > > ways has it been updated? My edition of Alekhine's book has the
> > > annotations as footnotes following the score of each game. Has that
> > > changed?
>
> > > I guess I'm just curious if the editors did a good job updating the
> > > work, and who actually did the updating...
>
> > =A0 I have a copy of the book. Major differences from the old edition:
>
> > =A0 Figurine algebraic notation
> > =A0 More diagrams
> > =A0 Foreword by GM Andy Soltis
> > =A0 Correction of some notational errors
> > =A0 Larger, more readable print (Times New Roman font)
> > =A0 ECO codes for openings
> > =A0 2-column format, with notes interspersed between moves, like this:
>
> > =A0 1. e4 e5
> > =A0 2. Nf3 ...
>
> > =A0 comments
>
> > =A0 2... Nc6 =A0 etc.
>
> > =A0 Some things have been taken out: the list of tournament officers an=
d
> > committee members, the treasurer's report, the "Summary of the
> > Play" (pp.10-13 in the original) and some of the photos. The photos of
> > individual players are interspersed throughout the book rather than
> > concentrated at the front.
> > =A0 Alekhine's annotations have been transcribed verbatim, except where
> > typos have been corrected. There are no computer-assisted additions or
> > corrections to the original notes.
>
> Thanks Taylor, it looks like I want this edition :)
>
> Regards,
> zdrakec

You asked who prepared this edition and I forgot to answer: it was
David Ellinger. Hanon Russell offered the job to me, but at the time I
could not work it into my schedule. I have not looked through the
whole book, but from what I've seen Ellinger did a fine job.


 
Date: 13 Feb 2009 13:46:17
From: zdrakec
Subject: Re: New York 1924
On Feb 13, 3:19=A0pm, Taylor Kingston <tkings...@chittenden.com > wrote:
> On Feb 13, 3:59=A0pm, zdrakec <zdra...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Hullo all:
>
> > Can anyone tell me about the "21st Century Edition", that Russell
> > Enterprises is selling, of Alekhine's book of New York 1924?
>
> > For example, I imagine the notation is now algebraic; in what other
> > ways has it been updated? My edition of Alekhine's book has the
> > annotations as footnotes following the score of each game. Has that
> > changed?
>
> > I guess I'm just curious if the editors did a good job updating the
> > work, and who actually did the updating...
>
> =A0 I have a copy of the book. Major differences from the old edition:
>
> =A0 Figurine algebraic notation
> =A0 More diagrams
> =A0 Foreword by GM Andy Soltis
> =A0 Correction of some notational errors
> =A0 Larger, more readable print (Times New Roman font)
> =A0 ECO codes for openings
> =A0 2-column format, with notes interspersed between moves, like this:
>
> =A0 1. e4 e5
> =A0 2. Nf3 ...
>
> =A0 comments
>
> =A0 2... Nc6 =A0 etc.
>
> =A0 Some things have been taken out: the list of tournament officers and
> committee members, the treasurer's report, the "Summary of the
> Play" (pp.10-13 in the original) and some of the photos. The photos of
> individual players are interspersed throughout the book rather than
> concentrated at the front.
> =A0 Alekhine's annotations have been transcribed verbatim, except where
> typos have been corrected. There are no computer-assisted additions or
> corrections to the original notes.

Thanks Taylor, it looks like I want this edition :)

Regards,
zdrakec


 
Date: 13 Feb 2009 13:19:18
From: Taylor Kingston
Subject: Re: New York 1924
On Feb 13, 3:59=A0pm, zdrakec <zdra...@gmail.com > wrote:
> Hullo all:
>
> Can anyone tell me about the "21st Century Edition", that Russell
> Enterprises is selling, of Alekhine's book of New York 1924?
>
> For example, I imagine the notation is now algebraic; in what other
> ways has it been updated? My edition of Alekhine's book has the
> annotations as footnotes following the score of each game. Has that
> changed?
>
> I guess I'm just curious if the editors did a good job updating the
> work, and who actually did the updating...

I have a copy of the book. Major differences from the old edition:

Figurine algebraic notation
More diagrams
Foreword by GM Andy Soltis
Correction of some notational errors
Larger, more readable print (Times New Roman font)
ECO codes for openings
2-column format, with notes interspersed between moves, like this:

1. e4 e5
2. Nf3 ...

comments

2... Nc6 etc.

Some things have been taken out: the list of tournament officers and
committee members, the treasurer's report, the "Summary of the
Play" (pp.10-13 in the original) and some of the photos. The photos of
individual players are interspersed throughout the book rather than
concentrated at the front.
Alekhine's annotations have been transcribed verbatim, except where
typos have been corrected. There are no computer-assisted additions or
corrections to the original notes.