Bullet Chess: One Minute To Mate Book Launch Tomorrow!

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  • Bullet Chess: One Minute To Mate Book Launch Tomorrow!

    Just a quick note out there to all the chess enthusiasts who are out here in B.C. that there is a book launch party tomorrow night.

    Bullet Chess – One Minute to Mate,
    by Bruce Harper and Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura,
    explores the world of one-minute chess, where each player must
    play the entire game in less than a minute or lose on time.

    Is it really possible
    to play a game of chess in a minute? Surprisingly, the answer
    is “yes”, and seeing is believing. On Friday, October 29,
    2009, starting at 6:00 pm sharp, U.S. Champion Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura,
    one of the world’s top chess players, will be in Vancouver and will
    log onto the popular Internet Chess Club to demonstrate his mastery
    of this form of chess. Matched randomly by the ICC computer, he
    will play opponents from all over the world and will show why he is
    the best bullet player, period. His games will be projected on
    a large screen for the enjoyment of the spectators.

    Copies of the newly-released Bullet
    Chess – One Minute to Mate will be available for purchase ($15
    per copy), along with copies of Chess on the Edge (the chess
    biography of Canadian Grandmaster Duncan Suttles, chess sets, boards
    and Seirawan chess pieces (the elephant: a rook/knight; the hawk: a
    Refreshments will be
    There is no cover
    charge or entry fee to this event.
    To reserve a copy of
    Bullet Chess – One Minute to Mate , e-mail:


    The Hudson is located
    on the southeast corner of Granville and Dunsmuir, in downtown Vancouver,
    directly above the Granville Skytrain station.
    Grandmaster Duncan Suttles,
    current B.C. Champion Jack Yoos, and other prominent members of Vancouver’s
    chess community will be in attendance.
    Guests are welcome to
    bring chess sets and clocks should they wish to play.

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    Re: Bullet Chess: One Minute To Mate Book Launch Tomorrow!

    This is an interesting topic for a book.

    I don't know if this is addressed in the book, but I've always wondered if playing copious amounts of bullet chess helps or hinders your regular time control OTB play.

    I'm a much better bullet player then regular time control, but I always got the impression that playing all these games full of trick lines, premoving, flagging in ridiculous positions etc is doing much more harm then good.

    ...Not that this will stop me from playing it.