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Date: 19 Oct 2006 03:40:40
From: Dave Smith
Subject: Lev Pshakis books
Is there much difference between the books:

- French Defence (Steinit, Classical, and other systems)
- French Defence (3Nc3)

I own the first one and the entire book is on 3Nc3 systems exclusively, but
without any coverage of the Winawer, so i'm wondering if the later book is
entirely on the Winawer or is there some overlap with the first book.

Regards, Dave






 
Date: 25 Oct 2006 09:46:50
From: Matt Nemmers
Subject: Re: Lev Pshakis books
Kenneth Sloan wrote:
> Matt Nemmers wrote:
> > Kenneth Sloan wrote:
> >> Matt Nemmers wrote:
> >>> David Richerby wrote:
> >>>> Matt Nemmers <[email protected]> wrote:
> >>>>> Jason Repa end-running killfiles by changing ISPs and pseudonyms AGAIN.
> >>>>> Wonder how many he's gone through so far...
> >>>> Says the guy posting from behind an undeliverable E-mail address...
> >>> I've been posting here for years and have *always* signed my own name.
> >>> The fact that I don't use that ISP anymore and the emails bounce is
> >>> kinda nice, seeing how I can still use this log-in for Google. Keeps
> >>> the kooks from bothering me.
> >> USENET standards require a valid e-mail address.
> >>
> >> The fact that this standard is not uniformly ENFORCED does
> >> not remove the responsibility of the poster to supply one.
> >>
> >> common practice notwithstanding...
> >
> > If someone wants to get ahold of me, they only need post here and I
> > will respond to them from my valid email address.
> >
> > You'll forgive me if I don't consider Usenet "rules" to hold much
> > water, what with all the impostors, Ray Gordons, Jason Repas, Sam
> > Sloans, and anonymous remailers posting here.
> >
> > "Usenet responsibility" is oxymoronic, Ken.
> >
>
> some people have standards.
>
> some people don't.
>
> which do you want to be?

LOL. If posting to Google from an email address that no longer works
all the sudden labels me as a man with no "standards," well, mister, I
guess that's just the way it is. You can believe that I won't lose any
sleep over what anyone thinks of me on RGC*.



  
Date: 25 Oct 2006 11:57:07
From: Kenneth Sloan
Subject: Re: Lev Pshakis books
Matt Nemmers wrote:
> Kenneth Sloan wrote:
>> Matt Nemmers wrote:
>>> Kenneth Sloan wrote:
>>>> Matt Nemmers wrote:
>>>>> David Richerby wrote:
>>>>>> Matt Nemmers <[email protected]> wrote:
>>>>>>> Jason Repa end-running killfiles by changing ISPs and pseudonyms AGAIN.
>>>>>>> Wonder how many he's gone through so far...
>>>>>> Says the guy posting from behind an undeliverable E-mail address...
>>>>> I've been posting here for years and have *always* signed my own name.
>>>>> The fact that I don't use that ISP anymore and the emails bounce is
>>>>> kinda nice, seeing how I can still use this log-in for Google. Keeps
>>>>> the kooks from bothering me.
>>>> USENET standards require a valid e-mail address.
>>>>
>>>> The fact that this standard is not uniformly ENFORCED does
>>>> not remove the responsibility of the poster to supply one.
>>>>
>>>> common practice notwithstanding...
>>> If someone wants to get ahold of me, they only need post here and I
>>> will respond to them from my valid email address.
>>>
>>> You'll forgive me if I don't consider Usenet "rules" to hold much
>>> water, what with all the impostors, Ray Gordons, Jason Repas, Sam
>>> Sloans, and anonymous remailers posting here.
>>>
>>> "Usenet responsibility" is oxymoronic, Ken.
>>>
>> some people have standards.
>>
>> some people don't.
>>
>> which do you want to be?
>
> LOL. If posting to Google from an email address that no longer works
> all the sudden labels me as a man with no "standards," well, mister, I
> guess that's just the way it is. You can believe that I won't lose any
> sleep over what anyone thinks of me on RGC*.
>

Of course I believe you - what possible reason could I have for doubting your word?


--
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University of Alabama at Birmingham FAX +1-205-934-5473
Birmingham, AL 35294-1170 http://www.cis.uab.edu/sloan/


 
Date: 25 Oct 2006 09:33:19
From: Matt Nemmers
Subject: Re: Lev Pshakis books
Kenneth Sloan wrote:
> Matt Nemmers wrote:
> > David Richerby wrote:
> >> Matt Nemmers <[email protected]> wrote:
> >>> Jason Repa end-running killfiles by changing ISPs and pseudonyms AGAIN.
> >>> Wonder how many he's gone through so far...
> >> Says the guy posting from behind an undeliverable E-mail address...
> >
> > I've been posting here for years and have *always* signed my own name.
> > The fact that I don't use that ISP anymore and the emails bounce is
> > kinda nice, seeing how I can still use this log-in for Google. Keeps
> > the kooks from bothering me.
>
> USENET standards require a valid e-mail address.
>
> The fact that this standard is not uniformly ENFORCED does
> not remove the responsibility of the poster to supply one.
>
> common practice notwithstanding...

If someone wants to get ahold of me, they only need post here and I
will respond to them from my valid email address.

You'll forgive me if I don't consider Usenet "rules" to hold much
water, what with all the impostors, Ray Gordons, Jason Repas, Sam
Sloans, and anonymous remailers posting here.

"Usenet responsibility" is oxymoronic, Ken.



  
Date: 25 Oct 2006 11:39:56
From: Kenneth Sloan
Subject: Re: Lev Pshakis books
Matt Nemmers wrote:
> Kenneth Sloan wrote:
>> Matt Nemmers wrote:
>>> David Richerby wrote:
>>>> Matt Nemmers <[email protected]> wrote:
>>>>> Jason Repa end-running killfiles by changing ISPs and pseudonyms AGAIN.
>>>>> Wonder how many he's gone through so far...
>>>> Says the guy posting from behind an undeliverable E-mail address...
>>> I've been posting here for years and have *always* signed my own name.
>>> The fact that I don't use that ISP anymore and the emails bounce is
>>> kinda nice, seeing how I can still use this log-in for Google. Keeps
>>> the kooks from bothering me.
>> USENET standards require a valid e-mail address.
>>
>> The fact that this standard is not uniformly ENFORCED does
>> not remove the responsibility of the poster to supply one.
>>
>> common practice notwithstanding...
>
> If someone wants to get ahold of me, they only need post here and I
> will respond to them from my valid email address.
>
> You'll forgive me if I don't consider Usenet "rules" to hold much
> water, what with all the impostors, Ray Gordons, Jason Repas, Sam
> Sloans, and anonymous remailers posting here.
>
> "Usenet responsibility" is oxymoronic, Ken.
>

some people have standards.

some people don't.

which do you want to be?

--
Kenneth Sloan [email protected]
Computer and Information Sciences +1-205-932-2213
University of Alabama at Birmingham FAX +1-205-934-5473
Birmingham, AL 35294-1170 http://www.cis.uab.edu/sloan/


 
Date: 24 Oct 2006 05:32:33
From: Matt Nemmers
Subject: Re: Lev Pshakis books
David Richerby wrote:
> Matt Nemmers <[email protected]> wrote:
> > Jason Repa end-running killfiles by changing ISPs and pseudonyms AGAIN.
> > Wonder how many he's gone through so far...
>
> Says the guy posting from behind an undeliverable E-mail address...

I've been posting here for years and have *always* signed my own name.
The fact that I don't use that ISP anymore and the emails bounce is
kinda nice, seeing how I can still use this log-in for Google. Keeps
the kooks from bothering me.

"Hiding...."

LMAO. Get with the program, Dave.



  
Date: 25 Oct 2006 11:18:14
From: Kenneth Sloan
Subject: Re: Lev Pshakis books
Matt Nemmers wrote:
> David Richerby wrote:
>> Matt Nemmers <[email protected]> wrote:
>>> Jason Repa end-running killfiles by changing ISPs and pseudonyms AGAIN.
>>> Wonder how many he's gone through so far...
>> Says the guy posting from behind an undeliverable E-mail address...
>
> I've been posting here for years and have *always* signed my own name.
> The fact that I don't use that ISP anymore and the emails bounce is
> kinda nice, seeing how I can still use this log-in for Google. Keeps
> the kooks from bothering me.

USENET standards require a valid e-mail address.

The fact that this standard is not uniformly ENFORCED does
not remove the responsibility of the poster to supply one.

common practice notwithstanding...

>
> "Hiding...."
>
> LMAO. Get with the program, Dave.
>


--
Kenneth Sloan [email protected]
Computer and Information Sciences +1-205-932-2213
University of Alabama at Birmingham FAX +1-205-934-5473
Birmingham, AL 35294-1170 http://www.cis.uab.edu/sloan/


 
Date: 23 Oct 2006 06:22:14
From: [email protected]
Subject: Re: Lev Pshakis books
Dave Smith wrote:
> Is there much difference between the books:
>
> - French Defence (Steinit, Classical, and other systems)
> - French Defence (3Nc3)
>
> I own the first one and the entire book is on 3Nc3 systems exclusively, but
> without any coverage of the Winawer, so i'm wondering if the later book is
> entirely on the Winawer or is there some overlap with the first book.
>
> Regards, Dave

For you computer newsgroup guru's out there, don't ask questions you
can look up yourself, especially at that obscure online bookstore...ya
know...amazon?

French Defence (3Nc3) by Psakhis review:

"CAREFUL!!! This is a good book, but its content in NOT what is
described in the publisher blurb above. When mine arrived, I was
shocked to find that the cover had the additional graphic of "Bb4" on
it. "huh?" I thought. "This can't be right." ]

<b >Only when opening it up to the table of contents did I realize it
ONLY deals with the Winawer Variation of the French Defense (3.Nc3
Bb4). </b >

While getting Psakhis' insight into the Winawer is well-worth the price
of the book, if you were hoping to garner any knowledge he might have
of say the Burn Variation or the Classical, you will be VERY upset to
have purchased this book.

Again, this is a good book, and a must-have for Winawer-players, but
NOT the all-encompassing tome any book MUST be to cover all of 3.Nc3 -
there is going to be yet another book released in this series that will
cover all the 3.Nc3 variations OTHER than the Winawer,...you might want
to wait for that one if you're not interested in 3...Bb4. :)"



 
Date: 22 Oct 2006 02:34:56
From: Matt Nemmers
Subject: Re: Lev Pshakis books
Ray Gordon, creator of the "pivot" wrote:
> >I don't think you understand anything about this opening at all. Your
> >"book", if indeed it ever gets finished, probably would find it's best use
> >when someone is out of toilet paper.
>
> Great commentary on something this man hasn't even read.

Hypocrite. Don't slam people for knocking a book they haven't read
when you haven't WRITTEN it. The commentary is more about your ability
to actually finish the work itself since you have so many irons in the
fire between Usenet and vexatious litigation. Translation: the book
will never materialize beyond your feeble mind.

> How objective.

How pretentious -- Gordy trying to sell his "book" before he's written
it.



  
Date: 22 Oct 2006 15:59:43
From: Dave Smith
Subject: Re: Lev Pshakis books
Nemmers, go shove your chess pieces up your gay ass again.




 
Date: 21 Oct 2006 12:06:48
From: Matt Nemmers
Subject: Re: Lev Pshakis books
Ray Gordon, creator of the "pivot" wrote:
>
> My book will be like a copy of ECO that contains only those variations I
> play.

<SNIP >

So, exactly like ECO except only the variations that YOU -- Gordon Roy
Parker, a washed up, no-name, former USCF Class A player who hasn't
touched a piece OTB since the first Bush Administration and whose
current claim to fame is a bunch of failed lawsuits and an internet
C-rating in bullet -- play, huh? Sounds.....<cough >....interesting.
Original, too.

I can just see the title of your book now: "How to Get to 1550 Online
with the French." Coming to a Barnes & Noble near you!

Brilliant.

Do let us know how many copies you "sell," Gordy. If you can find the
time to actually write the book between your currnet barratry and
Usenet banality, that is.



  
Date: 22 Oct 2006 04:32:45
From: Dave Smith
Subject: Re: Lev Pshakis books

> I can just see the title of your book now: "How to Get to 1550 Online
> with the French." Coming to a Barnes & Noble near you!
>
> Brilliant.



1550 would be a step up from where you are now Nemmers.




 
Date: 21 Oct 2006 09:27:52
From: Matt Nemmers
Subject: Re: Lev Pshakis books
Dave Smith wrote:
> Nemmers, aren't you that 1600 rated moron that likes to shove chess pieces
> up your ass? Here's a picture of the fat little homosexual loser with his
> anal probe.
>
> http://mattnemmers.tripod.com/me_with_my_new_anal_probe.jpg

LMAO.

Jason Repa end-running killfiles by changing ISPs and pseudonyms AGAIN.
Wonder how many he's gone through so far...

<PLONK >



  
Date: 24 Oct 2006 10:21:24
From: David Richerby
Subject: Re: Lev Pshakis books
Matt Nemmers <[email protected] > wrote:
> Jason Repa end-running killfiles by changing ISPs and pseudonyms AGAIN.
> Wonder how many he's gone through so far...

Says the guy posting from behind an undeliverable E-mail address...


Dave.

--
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www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~davidr/ bulb but you can hold in it your hand!


 
Date: 21 Oct 2006 01:15:24
From: Matt Nemmers
Subject: Re: Lev Pshakis books
Ray Gordon, creator of the "pivot" wrote:
> If you can wait a year, I'll be giving extensive coverage to the French in
> my upcoming book.

99.79% chance the book will never be written. But in the off chance it
actually is written in Gordo's off time between filing numerous
frivilous lawsuits and thousands of incoherent Usenet postings, there's
a 99.89% chance it won't get published. And in the off chance it's
actually published, theres a 99.99% chance it won't be read by anybody
but the author.

Poor Gordy -- he wastes all kinds of his and his mom's money trying to
get some attention and undeserved respect and he fails 99.999% of the
time.

Somebody give that poor bastard some change for his cup. Don't be
stingy.



  
Date: 21 Oct 2006 12:07:40
From: Dave Smith
Subject: Re: Lev Pshakis books
Nemmers, aren't you that 1600 rated moron that likes to shove chess pieces
up your ass? Here's a picture of the fat little homosexual loser with his
anal probe.

http://mattnemmers.tripod.com/me_with_my_new_anal_probe.jpg




 
Date: 20 Oct 2006 16:20:54
From: Ray Gordon, creator of the \pivot\
Subject: Re: Lev Pshakis books
If you can wait a year, I'll be giving extensive coverage to the French in
my upcoming book.

> Is there much difference between the books:
>
> - French Defence (Steinit, Classical, and other systems)
> - French Defence (3Nc3)
>
> I own the first one and the entire book is on 3Nc3 systems exclusively,
> but without any coverage of the Winawer, so i'm wondering if the later
> book is entirely on the Winawer or is there some overlap with the first
> book.
>
> Regards, Dave
>




  
Date: 20 Oct 2006 23:04:56
From: Dave Smith
Subject: Re: Lev Pshakis books

"Ray Gordon, creator of the "pivot"" <[email protected] > wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> If you can wait a year, I'll be giving extensive coverage to the French in
> my upcoming book.


It can't be much of a book if you're trying to cover all variations of the
French in a single volume. Are you going to give it one of those hokey
soltis/reinfeld type titles like......"winning with 1...e6"?






   
Date: 21 Oct 2006 13:25:03
From: Ray Gordon, creator of the \pivot\
Subject: Re: Lev Pshakis books
>> If you can wait a year, I'll be giving extensive coverage to the French
>> in my upcoming book.
>
>
> It can't be much of a book if you're trying to cover all variations of the
> French in a single volume. Are you going to give it one of those hokey
> soltis/reinfeld type titles like......"winning with 1...e6"?

If you read my website, I recommend against any books with titles like that.

My book is going to contain my entire repertoire, as much as can be
contained in print. Since I play 1. e4 as White, and the French against 1.
e4, I will be covering that opening from both sides.

My book will be like a copy of ECO that contains only those variations I
play. I'm already past 80 pages (ECO style pages), and the final product
will be closer to 300.

Most every variation is being double-checked by my electronic co-author.
--
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Looks are not "game."
Social status or value is not "game."
Those are the things that game makes unnecessary.

A seduction guru who teaches you that looks, money or status is game is not
teaching you "game," but how to be an AFC. He uses his students' money to
get women and laughs that "AFCs pay my rent."




    
Date: 22 Oct 2006 04:31:36
From: Dave Smith
Subject: Re: Lev Pshakis books
> I'm already past 80 pages (ECO style pages), and the final product will be
> closer to 300.

You would need 3000 pages just to scratch the surface of all variations of
the french defence. I don't think you understand anything about this opening
at all. Your "book", if indeed it ever gets finished, probably would find
it's best use when someone is out of toilet paper.




     
Date: 22 Oct 2006 03:48:27
From: Ray Gordon, creator of the \pivot\
Subject: Re: Lev Pshakis books
>> I'm already past 80 pages (ECO style pages), and the final product will
>> be closer to 300.
>
> You would need 3000 pages just to scratch the surface of all variations of
> the french defence.

I said PRACTICAL variations!

Besides, a good opening book focuses on formations first, which cuts down
the memorization of variations a great deal, and makes it diffiuclt to be
taken out of one's book, since one always has a formation to aim for.

>I don't think you understand anything about this opening at all. Your
>"book", if indeed it ever gets finished, probably would find it's best use
>when someone is out of toilet paper.

Great commentary on something this man hasn't even read.

How objective.


--
Money is not "game."
Looks are not "game."
Social status or value is not "game."
Those are the things that game makes unnecessary.

A seduction guru who teaches you that looks, money or status is game is not
teaching you "game," but how to be an AFC. He uses his students' money to
get women and laughs that "AFCs pay my rent."




      
Date: 22 Oct 2006 15:59:08
From: Dave Smith
Subject: Re: Lev Pshakis books

"Ray Gordon, creator of the "pivot"" <[email protected] > wrote in message
news:[email protected]
>>> I'm already past 80 pages (ECO style pages), and the final product will
>>> be closer to 300.
>>
>> You would need 3000 pages just to scratch the surface of all variations
>> of the french defence.
>
> I said PRACTICAL variations!


You're too stupid and ignorant to UNDERSTAND what is practical and what
isn't.