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  • It feels different when you touch the pieces and move them around. Every chess lover understands what I mean - Alireza Firoujza in New In Chess.

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    • After we have paid our dutiful respects to such frigid values as calculation, foresight, self-control and the like, we always come back to the thought that speculative attack is the lifeblood of chess - Fred Reinfeld

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      • Fred - one of the popularizers of chess....... simple, but effective, first instructions. Read numbers of his books, when I first learned at 19 y.o. that there were chess books (!!??) and that there are more books written about chess than any other sport (Is that still right?).

        Bob A

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        • A movie called 'A Bullet for Joey'. George Raft is talking to an ex-girlfriend about another guy and says, with a sneer in his voice, " You wouldn't go for him. He's a chess player."

          Ohh the injustice!
          "We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office." - Aesop
          "Only the dead have seen the end of war." - Plato
          "If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he comes next to drinking and Sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination." - Thomas De Quincey

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          • Originally posted by Peter McKillop View Post
            A movie called 'A Bullet for Joey'. George Raft is talking to an ex-girlfriend about another guy and says, with a sneer in his voice, " You wouldn't go for him. He's a chess player."

            Ohh the injustice!
            That is it! Finally, an explanation for why so few of the fair sex enter chess tournaments?

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            • Great Chess Quotes

              March 21, 2021

              Would you buy water-damaged chess books to pay a low price?

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              12 Water damaged or stained chess books

              Starting bid US $20

              Description: 12 Water damaged chess books. Condition is "Acceptable". Shipped with USPS Media Mail.

              These books all have water damage, warping, and/or stains. Otherwise, they are in very good condition and readable.

              How to Reassess your chess by Silman has stains on the page edges. Otherwise very good.
              Chess Computer book has water stains in the top right, otherwise very good.
              How Good is your chess has a little piece of the paper spine missing, otherwise very good.
              ICON Sicilian Alapin has stains on the cover. Otherwise very good.
              Inside Chess Openings has stains on the cover that go to the first 3 pages, otherwise very good.
              Winning with the Slav has water damage and stains on the right side, otherwise very good.
              Anti-Meran Botvinnik variation has warping and water damage, otherwise very good.
              Planning has warping and water stains, otherwise very good condition
              Danger in Chess has warping and water stains, otherwise very good condition.
              Leningrad Dutch has warping and water stains, otherwise very good condition
              Game of Chess has stains on the outside page edges, otherwise very good condition.
              Test Your Chess IQ has stains and warping, otherwise very good condition.

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