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1  General Category / Books / Kasparov: On Modern Chess, Vol 2 on: December 19, 2009, 11:15:50 PM
Well, I just finished going through Kasparov's On Modern Chess, Vol 2, last night. The book covers the loooooong match against Karpov on 1984-1985 and the second (immediate) match on 1985. I didn't have the time or discipline to go through every game, but there's a lot to read about the match negotiations. It was pretty interesting although not much new for someone who has read Kasparov's earlier books. He has the annoying tendency to rant over pages against Karpov and Campomanes like a Proust on cocaine.

I know he got shafted during those years, but come on, let it rest. It's been 25 years since that and he still rants on and on. Games are heavily annotated by Kasparov and those matches are a must-study for anyone playing the Queen's Gambit and Sicilian Scheveningen. Good stuff in those games. Wink
2  General Category / General Discussion / Welcome to our new site on: December 19, 2009, 03:22:47 PM
Welcome to the new Bloomington Chess Club site and forum. Feel free to post chess related messages and use this tool to share your views with other chess players.

Check out the famous chess players avatars I've created once you register for the forum. Let me know if I missed anyone. I probably did forget a few, but all the men champions are in (even Max Euwe) and I included two of the Polgar sisters. I even remembered challengers to the crown like Carl Schlechter!! Well, I like that era anyway. Forget about Janowsky or Bogojulgov. ;-)
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