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  • Everyman has a near monopoly

    Every time I look up books on a particular aspect of chess, at least one Everyman book comes up. Often two! Five of the eight books on chess I own or have coming in the mail are by them. They usually make good books; I just wish there were a larger number of alternatives.
    The last prisoner I played got released during our game. He was in for armed robbery. After release he got a job in a gun factory.

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  • #2
    Everyman chess is the top dog at the moment, but Gambit, Quality Chess,Bastford, Chess Stars and New in Chess also produces good chess books..
    Last edited by ryan_c; 10-05-2012, 02:20 AM.
    " Deep calculation is not what distinguishes the champions. It does not matter how far ahead you see if you don't understand what you are looking at. When I contemplate my move, I first must consider all the elements in the position so that i can develop a strategy and develop intermediate objectives"

    -- Garry Kasparov--

    "Tactics must be guided by strategy"

    --- Garry Kasparov--

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    • #3
      Originally posted by PostHypermodern View Post
      Every time I look up books on a particular aspect of chess, at least one Everyman book comes up. Often two! Five of the eight books on chess I own or have coming in the mail are by them. They usually make good books; I just wish there were a larger number of alternatives.
      Of the books I'm "using" at some level right now, there are:

      2 by Quality
      2 by Everyman
      2 by New in Chess
      1 by Thinker's Press
      1 by Chess Stars
      1 by Russell Enterprises
      1 is independent

      And one I've got preordered to be arriving some time soon is from Gambit.

      That doesn't look like a monopoly to me.
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      • #4
        Not near monopoly, they just have a lot of books out on a wide variety of chess subjects.
        Alexander Alekhine is my chess hero.

        An eerie chess short story: The Empty Chair

        My newest chess story: Gamble: A Supernatural Chess Tale

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        • #5
          I have no idea who the dominant (top dog) book publisher is these days but Everyman is just one of a group of excellent publishers. I am quite partial to Quality Chess, Gambit Publications, New in Chess, Chess Stars as well. There are about half a dozen recent New In Chess publications that I am currently coveting quite strongly.

          Vladimir Drkulec

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Crash View Post
            I have no idea who the dominant (top dog) book publisher is these days but Everyman is just one of a group of excellent publishers. I am quite partial to Quality Chess, Gambit Publications, New in Chess, Chess Stars as well. There are about half a dozen recent New In Chess publications that I am currently coveting quite strongly.
            Move First, Think Later, published by New in Chess, just won the ECF Book of the Year award.

            Everyman probably publishes more books than anyone else, but it's an embarrassment of riches right now, really.
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            • #7
              I think I missed seeing Dover and Mongoose Press listed, and I've forgotten the name of Silman's outfit. To be fair Dover doesn't issue new books, but of the titles they have in their catalog, several are key to a good chess library. What's more, Dover's titles are generally some of the best deals around.

              And yeah, I'm salivating over a few books as well, but can't afford to plonk down $300 for the 15-odd books I'd like to pick up. So two or three it is.

              B.
              "Hatred is the coward's revenge for being intimidated."- George Bernard Shaw

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              • #8
                Speaking of Mongoose Press, they have a new book(not yet released) called Amateur to IM: Proven Ideas and Training Methods. It seems this is an interesting book..

                So many good chess books these days from different publishers(old and new)...If only I have lots of money, I will buy all these good chess books..
                " Deep calculation is not what distinguishes the champions. It does not matter how far ahead you see if you don't understand what you are looking at. When I contemplate my move, I first must consider all the elements in the position so that i can develop a strategy and develop intermediate objectives"

                -- Garry Kasparov--

                "Tactics must be guided by strategy"

                --- Garry Kasparov--

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                • #9
                  A lot of Everyman's titles seems to be on Kindle or ebook format.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by zatoichi View Post
                    A lot of Everyman's titles seems to be on Kindle or ebook format.
                    They've got a lot more in Chessbase format than Kindle (and they even have a few in ePub for Kobo/Nook/iBooks) but they're handy. The one thing you don't get, in the opening books, though, is an index of variations as you do in print.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by NewbieWoodpusher View Post
                      They've got a lot more in Chessbase format than Kindle (and they even have a few in ePub for Kobo/Nook/iBooks) but they're handy. The one thing you don't get, in the opening books, though, is an index of variations as you do in print.
                      Very fair comment. In general it is harder to go through an opening book via the format you get with an ebook vs traditional print. I tend to focus on variations I use and might want to use or at least look at. Those functions are much easier with traditional print.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by PostHypermodern View Post
                        Every time I look up books on a particular aspect of chess, at least one Everyman book comes up. Often two! Five of the eight books on chess I own or have coming in the mail are by them. They usually make good books; I just wish there were a larger number of alternatives.
                        Gambit seem to be publishing books, where the look of the book, makes one interested in what is being explained in the book. The books are pretty impressive, in what is written in them too, and they don't publish many new books at all. The fact, that books like My Famous Predecessors, Kasparov on Kasparov, and similar series on the rivals Kasparov and Karpov are published by Everyman, is not amazing, but astounding. Gambit though, I seem to like better.

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