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Date: 10 Sep 2006 03:13:43
From: Sam Sloan
Subject: My new chess book is out
My new chess book is out. It is a reprint of the great but long nearly
forgotten classic "Collection of Chess Studies" by A. A. Troitzky,
with a new introduction by Sam Sloan.

This book is must reading for any serious tournament player because,
although the studies are so difficult that no normal human will ever
solve them, studying the solutions will reveal combinations that you
can use in your own games.

The book is published by Ishi Press International and can be ordered
at the following websites:

http://www.amazon.com/Collection-Chess-Studies-Troitzky/dp/0923891102/

http://www.alibris.com/

and searching under ISBN Number 0923891102

Alexey Alexeyevich Trotzky (1866-1942) is considered to have been the
greatest composer of chess endgame studies ever. To call him a genius
is to trivialize his accomplishments, because there are many geniuses,
but few can equal the output of Troitzky.

In his lifetime, Troitzky composed more than one thousand chess
endgame studies. Nobody really knows how many. In this work, published
in 1937, he started an ambitious project to collect all of his
creations together and then put them into order according to theme. In
this, the first volume of the projected project, Troitzky presented in
order endgames which either started with a queen or a rook already on
the board or else with a solution that involved promoting a pawn to a
queen or a rook. Looking at the section starting on page 259 entitled
"Classification of Studies by Themes", one can see the logical
ordering of this book.

Previous reprints of this work have omitted 72 pages which include the
analysis of the two knights vs. pawn endgame which Troitzky proved for
the first time leads to a win for the two knights, depending on the
position of the pawn. By removing this section, the previous editors
butchered the work, because many of these compositions end with a
position involving two knights against a pawn. In these cases,
Troitzky simply writes "And wins", but to see how White wins one needs
the section on two knights against pawn.

Here is the complete work. Nowadays, the great sport has become trying
to bust or "cook" by computer analysis the long established problems
such as those in this book. However, Troitzkyfs compositions have
stood the test of time more than those of other composers. Computers
have a horizon beyond which they cannot see. Thus, endgame composition
and analysis is one field where humans can still beat and perhaps will
always be able to defeat even the most powerful computers.

The problems in this book are truly fantastic. The solutions look
impossible. Yet, what seems like many defenses are simply not there.
Somehow there are no safe places where the king or queen can escape or
there is a knight just in exactly the right spot to give a fork. It is
good that the solutions come right after the problems, because nobody
could ever solve them if the solutions were put in the back.

Sam Sloan




 
Date: 18 Sep 2006 05:17:57
From: Mike
Subject: Re: My new chess book is out
Hi Sam,

Have you also written any book on Kubbel studies?




 
Date: 11 Sep 2006 12:33:53
From: Sam Sloan
Subject: Re: $49.95 for signed copy

PocoBueno wrote:

> well fuckin whoopeedoodah
>
> stick it where the monkey sticks his nuts, fuckhead
>
> by the way, give consideration to NOT contaminating this group with your
> fuckin purile entrepreneureal trashy thinkin, cunt
>
> warm regards,
>
> "Sam Sloan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
>
> Sam Sloan wrote:
>
> > My new chess book is out. It is a reprint of the great but long nearly
> > forgotten classic "Collection of Chess Studies" by A. A. Troitzki,
> > with a new introduction by Sam Sloan.
> >
> > This book is must reading for any serious tournament player because,
> > although the studies are so difficult that no normal human will ever
> > solve them, studying the solutions will reveal combinations that you
> > can use in your own games.
> >
> > The book is published by Ishi Press International and can be ordered
> > at the following websites:
> >
> > http://www.amazon.com/Collection-Chess-Studies/dp/0923891102/
> >
> > http://www.alabria.com/
> >
> > and searching under ISBN Number 0923810211
> >
> > Alexey Alexeyevich Trotzki (1866-1942) is considered to have been the
> > greatest composer of chess endgame studies ever. To call him a genius
> > is to trivialize his accomplishments, because there are many geniuses,
> > but few can equal the output of Troitzky.
> >
> > In his lifetime, Troitzky composed more than one thousand chess
> > endgame studies. Nobody really knows how many. In this work, published
> > in 1937, he started an ambitious project to collect all of his
> > creations together and then put them into order according to theme. In
> > this, the first volume of the projected project, Troitzky presented in
> > order endgames which either started with a queen or a rook already on
> > the board or else with a solution that involved promoting a pawn to a
> > queen or a rook. Looking at the section starting on page 259 entitled
> > "Classification of Studies by Themes", one can see the logical
> > ordering of this book.
> >
> > Previous reprints of this work have omitted 72 pages which include the
> > analysis of the two knights vs. pawn endgame which Troitzky proved for
> > the first time leads to a win for the two knights, depending on the
> > position of the pawn. By removing this section, the previous editors
> > butchered the work, because many of these compositions end with a
> > position involving two knights against a pawn. In these cases,
> > Troitzky simply writes "And wins", but to see how White wins one needs
> > the section on two knights against pawn.
> >
> > Here is the complete work. Nowadays, the great sport has become trying
> > to bust or "cook" by computer analysis the long established problems
> > such as those in this book. However, Troitzky=81fs compositions have
> > stood the test of time more than those of other composers. Computers
> > have a horizon beyond which they cannot see. Thus, endgame composition
> > and analysis is one field where humans can still beat and perhaps will
> > always be able to defeat even the most powerful computers.
> >
> > The problems in this book are truly fantastic. The solutions look
> > impossible. Yet, what seems like many defenses are simply not there.
> > Somehow there are no safe places where the king or queen can escape or
> > there is a knight just in exactly the right spot to give a fork. It is
> > good that the solutions come right after the problems, because nobody
> > could ever solve them if the solutions were put in the back.
> >
> > Sam Sloan


Fuck you too, bitch! How dare you talk to me this way? Don't you know
I'm a board member. If you don't like it, drop your membership.



  
Date: 12 Sep 2006 09:30:24
From: PocoBueno
Subject: Re: $49.95 for signed copy
:)

Unfortunately, the real dick has not got the the guts to respond

anyway, fuck the USCF, and the horse it rode in on

*burp*

oh and fuck you too, even though I admire your sense of humour


"Sam Sloan" <[email protected] > wrote in message
news:[email protected]

PocoBueno wrote:

> well fuckin whoopeedoodah
>
> stick it where the monkey sticks his nuts, fuckhead
>
> by the way, give consideration to NOT contaminating this group with your
> fuckin purile entrepreneureal trashy thinkin, cunt
>
> warm regards,
>
> "Sam Sloan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
>
> Sam Sloan wrote:
>
> > My new chess book is out. It is a reprint of the great but long nearly
> > forgotten classic "Collection of Chess Studies" by A. A. Troitzki,
> > with a new introduction by Sam Sloan.
> >
> > This book is must reading for any serious tournament player because,
> > although the studies are so difficult that no normal human will ever
> > solve them, studying the solutions will reveal combinations that you
> > can use in your own games.
> >
> > The book is published by Ishi Press International and can be ordered
> > at the following websites:
> >
> > http://www.amazon.com/Collection-Chess-Studies/dp/0923891102/
> >
> > http://www.alabria.com/
> >
> > and searching under ISBN Number 0923810211
> >
> > Alexey Alexeyevich Trotzki (1866-1942) is considered to have been the
> > greatest composer of chess endgame studies ever. To call him a genius
> > is to trivialize his accomplishments, because there are many geniuses,
> > but few can equal the output of Troitzky.
> >
> > In his lifetime, Troitzky composed more than one thousand chess
> > endgame studies. Nobody really knows how many. In this work, published
> > in 1937, he started an ambitious project to collect all of his
> > creations together and then put them into order according to theme. In
> > this, the first volume of the projected project, Troitzky presented in
> > order endgames which either started with a queen or a rook already on
> > the board or else with a solution that involved promoting a pawn to a
> > queen or a rook. Looking at the section starting on page 259 entitled
> > "Classification of Studies by Themes", one can see the logical
> > ordering of this book.
> >
> > Previous reprints of this work have omitted 72 pages which include the
> > analysis of the two knights vs. pawn endgame which Troitzky proved for
> > the first time leads to a win for the two knights, depending on the
> > position of the pawn. By removing this section, the previous editors
> > butchered the work, because many of these compositions end with a
> > position involving two knights against a pawn. In these cases,
> > Troitzky simply writes "And wins", but to see how White wins one needs
> > the section on two knights against pawn.
> >
> > Here is the complete work. Nowadays, the great sport has become trying
> > to bust or "cook" by computer analysis the long established problems
> > such as those in this book. However, Troitzkyfs compositions have
> > stood the test of time more than those of other composers. Computers
> > have a horizon beyond which they cannot see. Thus, endgame composition
> > and analysis is one field where humans can still beat and perhaps will
> > always be able to defeat even the most powerful computers.
> >
> > The problems in this book are truly fantastic. The solutions look
> > impossible. Yet, what seems like many defenses are simply not there.
> > Somehow there are no safe places where the king or queen can escape or
> > there is a knight just in exactly the right spot to give a fork. It is
> > good that the solutions come right after the problems, because nobody
> > could ever solve them if the solutions were put in the back.
> >
> > Sam Sloan


Fuck you too, bitch! How dare you talk to me this way? Don't you know
I'm a board member. If you don't like it, drop your membership.




 
Date: 11 Sep 2006 12:32:02
From: Sam Sloan
Subject: Re: My new chess book is out

PocoBueno wrote:

> fuck no

Fuck you then. How dare you talk like this to me, a USCF board member?


> "Sam Sloan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
> >
> > Chess Freak wrote:
> >
> >> I already have "360 Brilliant and Instructive End Games" and I
> >> can study all of Troitzky's compositions online, so why should I
> >> purchase a book thrown together by a despicable low-rated
> >> chess player? There is absolutly no value you can add, Sam.
> >>
> >>
> >> "Sam Sloan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> >> news:[email protected]
> >> > My new chess book is out. It is a reprint
> >> >
> >>
> >> Woopie
> >
> > I'm a USCF board member. Don't you want to support the USCF?
> >



 
Date: 10 Sep 2006 15:56:19
From: Sam Sloan
Subject: My new chess book is out

samsloan wrote:

> Chess Freak wrote:
> > I already have "360 Brilliant and Instructive End Games" and I
> > can study all of Troitzky's compositions online, so why should I
> > purchase a book thrown together by a despicable low-rated
> > chess player? There is absolutly no value you can add, Sam.
> >
> >
> > "Sam Sloan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> > news:[email protected]
> > > My new chess book is out. It is a reprint
> > >
> >
> > Woopie
>
> Because the book you have is not the complete book.
>
> The complete book is 268 pages.
>
> The Reinfeld book is only 192 pages.
>
> Reinfeld cut out some of the solutions, the entire two knights against
> pawn, the index of themes, the author's introduction and the author's
> picture.
>
> In short, Reinfeld butchered the book in order to get it down to 192
> pages (which is six signatures of 32x6).
>
> I lost a lot of respect for Reinfeld when I saw what he had done to
> this book.
>
> Sam Sloan

I also lost respect for Polgar when she spoke out against me. Don
Schultz will help me get rid of this bitch.



 
Date: 10 Sep 2006 15:33:44
From: samsloan
Subject: Re: My new chess book is out
Chess Freak wrote:
> I already have "360 Brilliant and Instructive End Games" and I
> can study all of Troitzky's compositions online, so why should I
> purchase a book thrown together by a despicable low-rated
> chess player? There is absolutly no value you can add, Sam.
>
>
> "Sam Sloan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
> > My new chess book is out. It is a reprint
> >
>
> Woopie

Because the book you have is not the complete book.

The complete book is 268 pages.

The Reinfeld book is only 192 pages.

Reinfeld cut out some of the solutions, the entire two knights against
pawn, the index of themes, the author's introduction and the author's
picture.

In short, Reinfeld butchered the book in order to get it down to 192
pages (which is six signatures of 32x6).

I lost a lot of respect for Reinfeld when I saw what he had done to
this book.

Sam Sloan



 
Date: 10 Sep 2006 15:27:38
From: Sam Sloan
Subject: Re: My new chess book is out

Chess Freak wrote:

> I already have "360 Brilliant and Instructive End Games" and I
> can study all of Troitzky's compositions online, so why should I
> purchase a book thrown together by a despicable low-rated
> chess player? There is absolutly no value you can add, Sam.
>
>
> "Sam Sloan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
> > My new chess book is out. It is a reprint
> >
>
> Woopie

I'm a USCF board member. Don't you want to support the USCF?



  
Date: 11 Sep 2006 09:34:26
From: PocoBueno
Subject: Re: My new chess book is out
fuck no

"Sam Sloan" <[email protected] > wrote in message
news:[email protected]
>
> Chess Freak wrote:
>
>> I already have "360 Brilliant and Instructive End Games" and I
>> can study all of Troitzky's compositions online, so why should I
>> purchase a book thrown together by a despicable low-rated
>> chess player? There is absolutly no value you can add, Sam.
>>
>>
>> "Sam Sloan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> news:[email protected]
>> > My new chess book is out. It is a reprint
>> >
>>
>> Woopie
>
> I'm a USCF board member. Don't you want to support the USCF?
>




  
Date: 10 Sep 2006 19:52:48
From: Chess Freak
Subject: Re: My new chess book is out
No, I resigned from the USCF because of Sam Sloan.

"Sam Sloan" <[email protected] > wrote in message
news:[email protected]
>
> Chess Freak wrote:
>
>> I already have "360 Brilliant and Instructive End Games" and I
>> can study all of Troitzky's compositions online, so why should I
>> purchase a book thrown together by a despicable low-rated
>> chess player? There is absolutly no value you can add, Sam.
>>
>>
>> "Sam Sloan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> news:[email protected]
>> > My new chess book is out. It is a reprint
>> >
>>
>> Woopie
>
> I'm a USCF board member. Don't you want to support the USCF?
>




 
Date: 10 Sep 2006 14:15:39
From: Chess Freak
Subject: Re: My new chess book is out
I already have "360 Brilliant and Instructive End Games" and I
can study all of Troitzky's compositions online, so why should I
purchase a book thrown together by a despicable low-rated
chess player? There is absolutly no value you can add, Sam.


"Sam Sloan" <[email protected] > wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> My new chess book is out. It is a reprint
>

Woopie

>
> Sam Sloan




  
Date: 11 Sep 2006 06:39:29
From: Anders Thulin
Subject: Re: My new chess book is out
Chess Freak wrote:
> I already have "360 Brilliant and Instructive End Games" and I
> can study all of Troitzky's compositions online, so why should I
> purchase a book thrown together by a despicable low-rated
> chess player? There is absolutly no value you can add, Sam.

Troitzky published several collections of studies.

The collection of 360 studies was published in 1934, but it
was preceded by a book of 500 studies in 1924: some of these
appear in the 360 book.

The 1934 collection was translated into English ("Chess Studies",
1937). The 1968 reprint of this edition excludes the NN-P endgame.
There was a reprint of the 1937 edition in 1985, by Edition Olms
in Zürich, as part of their Tschaturanga reprint program.

I suspect that the book under discussion here is a reprint of
the 1937 edition.

As to the number of studies by Troitzky, Harold van der Heijden's
endgame study database has 1426 studies with Troitzky as an author,
either alone or together with co-authors. That is likely to be at
least 95% of his production.

The 1937 edition can be picked up second hand -- try www.bookfinder.com
-- but at a rather high price.

There's at least one copy of the ishipress edition "Collection of
Chess Studies" listed as 'used' on www.bookfinder.com already -- I see
the seller is BookSurge, who are a print-on-demand publisher. In that
case, Alibris offers a discount for people who found the book on bookfinder...
search for yourself, and see how and how much.

--
Anders Thulin ath*algonet.se http://www.algonet.se/~ath



   
Date: 11 Sep 2006 12:16:27
From: Sam Sloan
Subject: Re: My new chess book is out
On Mon, 11 Sep 2006 06:39:29 GMT, Anders Thulin
<[email protected] > wrote:

>Chess Freak wrote:
>> I already have "360 Brilliant and Instructive End Games" and I
>> can study all of Troitzky's compositions online, so why should I
>> purchase a book thrown together by a despicable low-rated
>> chess player? There is absolutly no value you can add, Sam.
>
> Troitzky published several collections of studies.
>
> The collection of 360 studies was published in 1934, but it
>was preceded by a book of 500 studies in 1924: some of these
>appear in the 360 book.
>
> The 1934 collection was translated into English ("Chess Studies",
>1937). The 1968 reprint of this edition excludes the NN-P endgame.
>There was a reprint of the 1937 edition in 1985, by Edition Olms
>in Zürich, as part of their Tschaturanga reprint program.
>
> I suspect that the book under discussion here is a reprint of
>the 1937 edition.
>
> As to the number of studies by Troitzky, Harold van der Heijden's
>endgame study database has 1426 studies with Troitzky as an author,
>either alone or together with co-authors. That is likely to be at
>least 95% of his production.
>
> The 1937 edition can be picked up second hand -- try www.bookfinder.com
>-- but at a rather high price.
>--
>Anders Thulin ath*algonet.se http://www.algonet.se/~ath


You are correct. The book I have reprinted is the 1937 book.

You can pick up the original 1937 hardcover book on Amazon for only
$175.00

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B000E1E7T0/

You might want to consider my $17.99 reprint however.

Sales have been brisk already, especially since it only went on sale
two days ago.

If you know any other good books that need to be printed or reprinted,
please let me know.

Sam Sloan


 
Date: 10 Sep 2006 12:29:30
From: Sam Sloan
Subject: Buy my book please

Sam Sloan wrote:

> Ange1o DePa1ma wrote:
>
> > Sam, how about a sample study?
>
>
> I have put three sample studies on the cover at
> http://www.amazon.com/Collection-Chess-Studies-Troitzki/dp/0923891202/
>
> See if you can blow them up.
>
> Do you want an easy one or a hard one?
>
> Note: You will never solve the hard ones. A few of the easy ones you
> might be able to solve.



I have put three sample studies on the cover at
http://www.amazon.com/Collection-Chess-Studies-Troitzki/dp/0933891102/

See if you can blow them up big enough to see them.


If not, I will post one here.

Do you want an easy one or a hard one?

Note: You will never solve the hard ones. A few of the easy ones you
might be able to solve.



 
Date: 10 Sep 2006 17:57:12
From: Sam Sloan
Subject: Re: My new chess book is out
Ange1o DePa1ma wrote:
> Sam, how about a sample study?

I have put three sample studies on the cover at
http://www.amazon.com/Collection-Chess-Studies-Troitzky/dp/0923891102/

See if you can blow them up big enough to see them.

If not, I will post one here.

Do you want an easy one or a hard one?

Note: You will never solve the hard ones. A few of the easy ones you
might be able to solve.

Sam Sloan


 
Date: 10 Sep 2006 08:08:00
From: Sam Sloan
Subject: $49.95 donation for my crap

Ange1o DePa1ma wrote:

> Sam, how about a sample study?


I have put three sample studies on the cover at
http://www.amazon.com/Collection-Chess-Studies-Troitzki/dp/0923891202/

See if you can blow them up.

Do you want an easy one or a hard one?

Note: You will never solve the hard ones. A few of the easy ones you
might be able to solve.



 
Date: 10 Sep 2006 07:51:42
From: samsloan
Subject: Re: My new chess book is out
Ange1o DePa1ma wrote:
> Sam, how about a sample study?

I have put three sample studies on the cover at
http://www.amazon.com/Collection-Chess-Studies-Troitzky/dp/0923891102/

See if you can blow them up big enough to see them.

If not, I will post one here.

Do you want an easy one or a hard one?

Note: You will never solve the hard ones. A few of the easy ones you
might be able to solve.

Sam Sloan



 
Date: 10 Sep 2006 07:30:05
From: Sam Sloan
Subject: My new chess book is out

Ange1o DePa1ma wrote:

> Sam, how about a sample study?

Donate $49.95 to my site and you can have all of them.



 
Date: 10 Sep 2006 10:24:14
From: Ange1o DePa1ma
Subject: Re: My new chess book is out
Sam, how about a sample study?




  
Date: 12 Sep 2006 18:52:36
From: Simon Krahnke
Subject: Re: My new chess book is out
* Anders Thulin <[email protected] > (09:51) schrieb:

> Simon Krahnke wrote:
>
>> It's a pretty obvious mate in 4.
>
> Troitzky's solution is 10 moves against best play by black,
> and at that point there's no doubt that white is winning, but
> it's not a mate.

Sorry. The position given was:

8/P1k2P2/6q1/N2K4/2n3N1/7p/8/8 w - - 0 1

What I looked at was:

2k5/P4P2/6q1/N2K4/2n3N1/7p/8/8 w - - 0 1

Misplacing the king can make quite a difference. :-)

mfg, simon .... l


  
Date: 12 Sep 2006 05:26:43
From: Simon Krahnke
Subject: Re: My new chess book is out
* Sam Sloan <[email protected] > (2006-09-11) schrieb:

> White has pawns on a7 and f7, knights on a5 and g4 and a king on d5.
>
> Black has a knight on c4, a queen on g6, a pawn on h3 and a king on
> c7.
>
> White to play and win.
>
> This one is kind of hard, so do not get discouraged. It might take you
> an hour to solve it.

It's a pretty obvious mate in 4.

mfg, simon .... l


   
Date: 12 Sep 2006 07:51:52
From: Anders Thulin
Subject: Re: My new chess book is out
Simon Krahnke wrote:

> It's a pretty obvious mate in 4.

Troitzky's solution is 10 moves against best play by black,
and at that point there's no doubt that white is winning, but
it's not a mate.

--
Anders Thulin ath*algonet.se http://www.algonet.se/~ath



  
Date: 11 Sep 2006 16:35:55
From: Sam Sloan
Subject: Re: My new chess book is out
On Sun, 10 Sep 2006 10:24:14 -0400, "Ange1o DePa1ma"
<[email protected] > wrote:

>Sam, how about a sample study?

OK. Since you are such a good boy, I give you one.

White has pawns on a7 and f7, knights on a5 and g4 and a king on d5.

Black has a knight on c4, a queen on g6, a pawn on h3 and a king on
c7.

White to play and win.

This one is kind of hard, so do not get discouraged. It might take you
an hour to solve it.

Sam Sloan


  
Date: 10 Sep 2006 22:44:02
From: Sam Sloan
Subject: Re: My new chess book is out
On Sun, 10 Sep 2006 10:24:14 -0400, "Ange1o DePa1ma"
<[email protected] > wrote:

>Sam, how about a sample study?

OK. Since you are such a good boy, I give you one.

White has pawns on a7 and f7, knights on a5 and g4 and a king on d5.

Black has a knight on c4, a queen on g6, a pawn on h3 and a king on
c7.

White to play and win.

This one is kind of hard, so do not get discouraged. It might take you
an hour to solve it.

Sam Sloan


 
Date: 09 Sep 2006 20:48:09
From: Sam Sloan
Subject: $49.95 for signed copy

Sam Sloan wrote:

> My new chess book is out. It is a reprint of the great but long nearly
> forgotten classic "Collection of Chess Studies" by A. A. Troitzki,
> with a new introduction by Sam Sloan.
>
> This book is must reading for any serious tournament player because,
> although the studies are so difficult that no normal human will ever
> solve them, studying the solutions will reveal combinations that you
> can use in your own games.
>
> The book is published by Ishi Press International and can be ordered
> at the following websites:
>
> http://www.amazon.com/Collection-Chess-Studies/dp/0923891102/
>
> http://www.alabria.com/
>
> and searching under ISBN Number 0923810211
>
> Alexey Alexeyevich Trotzki (1866-1942) is considered to have been the
> greatest composer of chess endgame studies ever. To call him a genius
> is to trivialize his accomplishments, because there are many geniuses,
> but few can equal the output of Troitzky.
>
> In his lifetime, Troitzky composed more than one thousand chess
> endgame studies. Nobody really knows how many. In this work, published
> in 1937, he started an ambitious project to collect all of his
> creations together and then put them into order according to theme. In
> this, the first volume of the projected project, Troitzky presented in
> order endgames which either started with a queen or a rook already on
> the board or else with a solution that involved promoting a pawn to a
> queen or a rook. Looking at the section starting on page 259 entitled
> "Classification of Studies by Themes", one can see the logical
> ordering of this book.
>
> Previous reprints of this work have omitted 72 pages which include the
> analysis of the two knights vs. pawn endgame which Troitzky proved for
> the first time leads to a win for the two knights, depending on the
> position of the pawn. By removing this section, the previous editors
> butchered the work, because many of these compositions end with a
> position involving two knights against a pawn. In these cases,
> Troitzky simply writes "And wins", but to see how White wins one needs
> the section on two knights against pawn.
>
> Here is the complete work. Nowadays, the great sport has become trying
> to bust or "cook" by computer analysis the long established problems
> such as those in this book. However, Troitzky=81fs compositions have
> stood the test of time more than those of other composers. Computers
> have a horizon beyond which they cannot see. Thus, endgame composition
> and analysis is one field where humans can still beat and perhaps will
> always be able to defeat even the most powerful computers.
>
> The problems in this book are truly fantastic. The solutions look
> impossible. Yet, what seems like many defenses are simply not there.
> Somehow there are no safe places where the king or queen can escape or
> there is a knight just in exactly the right spot to give a fork. It is
> good that the solutions come right after the problems, because nobody
> could ever solve them if the solutions were put in the back.
>
> Sam Sloan

I forgot to let you know the price. For $49.95 + Taxes + S/H, I'll
personally sign it for you.



  
Date: 11 Sep 2006 09:32:01
From: PocoBueno
Subject: Re: $49.95 for signed copy
well fuckin whoopeedoodah

stick it where the monkey sticks his nuts, fuckhead

by the way, give consideration to NOT contaminating this group with your
fuckin purile entrepreneureal trashy thinkin, cunt

warm regards,

"Sam Sloan" <[email protected] > wrote in message
news:[email protected]

Sam Sloan wrote:

> My new chess book is out. It is a reprint of the great but long nearly
> forgotten classic "Collection of Chess Studies" by A. A. Troitzki,
> with a new introduction by Sam Sloan.
>
> This book is must reading for any serious tournament player because,
> although the studies are so difficult that no normal human will ever
> solve them, studying the solutions will reveal combinations that you
> can use in your own games.
>
> The book is published by Ishi Press International and can be ordered
> at the following websites:
>
> http://www.amazon.com/Collection-Chess-Studies/dp/0923891102/
>
> http://www.alabria.com/
>
> and searching under ISBN Number 0923810211
>
> Alexey Alexeyevich Trotzki (1866-1942) is considered to have been the
> greatest composer of chess endgame studies ever. To call him a genius
> is to trivialize his accomplishments, because there are many geniuses,
> but few can equal the output of Troitzky.
>
> In his lifetime, Troitzky composed more than one thousand chess
> endgame studies. Nobody really knows how many. In this work, published
> in 1937, he started an ambitious project to collect all of his
> creations together and then put them into order according to theme. In
> this, the first volume of the projected project, Troitzky presented in
> order endgames which either started with a queen or a rook already on
> the board or else with a solution that involved promoting a pawn to a
> queen or a rook. Looking at the section starting on page 259 entitled
> "Classification of Studies by Themes", one can see the logical
> ordering of this book.
>
> Previous reprints of this work have omitted 72 pages which include the
> analysis of the two knights vs. pawn endgame which Troitzky proved for
> the first time leads to a win for the two knights, depending on the
> position of the pawn. By removing this section, the previous editors
> butchered the work, because many of these compositions end with a
> position involving two knights against a pawn. In these cases,
> Troitzky simply writes "And wins", but to see how White wins one needs
> the section on two knights against pawn.
>
> Here is the complete work. Nowadays, the great sport has become trying
> to bust or "cook" by computer analysis the long established problems
> such as those in this book. However, Troitzkyfs compositions have
> stood the test of time more than those of other composers. Computers
> have a horizon beyond which they cannot see. Thus, endgame composition
> and analysis is one field where humans can still beat and perhaps will
> always be able to defeat even the most powerful computers.
>
> The problems in this book are truly fantastic. The solutions look
> impossible. Yet, what seems like many defenses are simply not there.
> Somehow there are no safe places where the king or queen can escape or
> there is a knight just in exactly the right spot to give a fork. It is
> good that the solutions come right after the problems, because nobody
> could ever solve them if the solutions were put in the back.
>
> Sam Sloan

I forgot to let you know the price. For $49.95 + Taxes + S/H, I'll
personally sign it for you.