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Date: 29 Apr 2005 19:23:36
From: Lee Harris
Subject: Commentary sites?
Does anyone have any great links that show annotated move by move commentary
on any "big" matches, such as any of Kasparov's World Championships, or his
matches against the computers, Karpov, Fischer etc
I'm by no means an expert so the more basic and comprehensive the better. I
just read a book by Chernev going through games move by move and I was just
flabbergasted by how riveting it was, brilliant teaching and advice, simple
yet not simple, just a great read. It makes you think chess is easy, which
obviously it's not.
My skills are poor, so when I read e.g analysis in newspapers, it's very
frustrating, because they often come up with some move which they then say,
oh, this is winning, like it's obvious when it's not, just because they're a
pawn up and have some bishop on a specific square. That's outside the bounds
of my own experience, where games are usually decided by who (usually me)
blunders horrifically or makes a mess.

Anyway, I'm interested to read more commentary, even if I don't understand
it I can try to, and if it's comprehensive (most moves discussed, main ones
in depth) it's really interesting either way






 
Date: 02 May 2005 05:23:46
From: Mark Houlsby
Subject: Re: Commentary sites?
Gilles is quite correct to suggest one of Nunn's books. These are
universally excellent. That said, UCMBM may be a little too advanced
for you at the moment, so caveat emptor, and all that. I suggest that
you stick to the advice outlined at Chessville.

Chess Direct certainly has UCMBM, and all of Nunn's books (AFAIK none
of his books are out-of-print, but I could be wrong). The London Chess
Centre may well have all the books, too, but searching its site is like
trying to get blood out of a stone, I find :-/

k



 
Date: 02 May 2005 07:56:51
From: Gilles Roy
Subject: Re: Commentary sites?
Lee Harris wrote:
> Anyway, I'm interested to read more commentary, even if I don't understand
> it I can try to, and if it's comprehensive (most moves discussed, main ones
> in depth) it's really interesting either way

There is also a book by John Nunn called Understanding Chess Move by
Move. If you search on the web you can also find most of the world
championship (FIDE or otherwise) annotated move by move. Follow the link
below and click on special analysis for each game.

http://www.uschess.org/results/tnmt/96fwc/index.html


There

Regards,
Gilles



 
Date: 01 May 2005 12:06:26
From: David Richerby
Subject: Re: Commentary sites?
Lee Harris <[email protected] > wrote:
> Anyway, I'm interested to read more commentary, even if I don't
> understand it I can try to, and if it's comprehensive (most moves
> discussed, main ones in depth) it's really interesting either way

You say you've read a book by Chernev but don't say which one. The two
I'm familiar with are `Logical Chess Move by Move' and `The Most Inst-
ructive Games of Chess Ever Played': I assume you read one of those and
would recommend the other one, too! Also worth reading is the single-
volume Batsford version of Alehkine's best games. All of these books will
be a great help to you as you start to need to win games by means other
than waiting for your opponent to blunder a piece. :-)

It seems that most of the high-quality material is still in book form
rather than on websites. Presumably, if a strong player is going to put
in a lot of effort to annotate games, they want to be paid for it.


Dave.

--
David Richerby Revolting Flammable Tool (TM): it's
www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~davidr/ like a handy household tool but it
burns really easily and it'll turn
your stomach!


 
Date: 30 Apr 2005 06:24:01
From: Mark Houlsby
Subject: Re: Commentary sites?
http://www.kramnik.com/eng/games/

Oh, and veering somewhat off-topic, if you might peruse this website,
it may be of help:

http://www.chessville.com/instruction/instr_gen_path_to_improve.htm

Study endgames and tactics. Most of all, have fun.



  
Date: 30 Apr 2005 22:26:06
From: Lee Harris
Subject: Re: Commentary sites?

"k Houlsby" <[email protected] > wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> http://www.kramnik.com/eng/games/
>
> Oh, and veering somewhat off-topic, if you might peruse this website,
> it may be of help:
>
> http://www.chessville.com/instruction/instr_gen_path_to_improve.htm
>
> Study endgames and tactics. Most of all, have fun.
>

many thanks!