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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 <[email protected] > wrote: > On Feb 13, 3:19=A0pm, Taylor Kingston <[email protected]> wrote: > > > > > > > On Feb 13, 3:59=A0pm, zdrakec <[email protected]> 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 2column 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.1013 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 computerassisted 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 <[email protected] > wrote: > On Feb 13, 3:59=A0pm, zdrakec <[email protected]> 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 2column 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.1013 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 computerassisted 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 <[email protected] > 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 2column 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.1013 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 computerassisted additions or corrections to the original notes.

