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(1) Posted by seetharaman kalyan [Monday, Sep 24, 2012 17:40]

The Encyclopedia of Chess Problems


The forerunner is obviously the "ABC of Chess Problems" by J.M.Rice.
 
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(2) Posted by Administrator [Monday, Sep 24, 2012 18:09]

Of course, there are many other "forerunners".
I do hope that there will be many "followers" too!
 
 
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(3) Posted by seetharaman kalyan [Monday, Sep 24, 2012 19:21]

How do I buy it ?
 
   
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(4) Posted by Administrator [Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 10:41]

See the publisher's site:
http://www.chessinformant.rs/
 
   
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(5) Posted by Frank Richter [Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 12:44]

Anybody able to find the book in the store?
 
 
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(6) Posted by seetharaman kalyan [Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 13:42]

"There are no products in this category" -- This is what the publishers store says here.
http://www.chessinformant.rs/ecp-encyclopedia-of-chess-problems/
 
   
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(7) Posted by Administrator [Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 14:32]

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"There are no products in this category

The update of the page was probably in progress. I don't know...
As I can see now, the information is there.
 
   
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(8) Posted by seetharaman kalyan [Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 16:07]

Yes. It is there now. Thanks!
 
   
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(9) Posted by Joose Norri [Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 20:53]

I'm sure the ChessCafe reviewer is referring to the general Larousse encyclopedia and not to this infamous chess version: http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/extra/larousse.html
 
   
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(10) Posted by Ian Shanahan [Wednesday, Sep 26, 2012 05:25]

Purchased! Congratulations Milan. I look forward to savouring this tome!
 
   
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(11) Posted by seetharaman kalyan [Wednesday, Sep 26, 2012 07:56]

Ditto! Will have to wait for my copy till October end :(
 
   
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(12) Posted by Hauke Reddmann [Thursday, Sep 27, 2012 12:26]; edited by Hauke Reddmann [12-09-27]

Mind to post a PDF with the problem author list here? If it's not good for
anything, it's at least good for the egos :-)

Hauke
 
   
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(13) Posted by Administrator [Thursday, Sep 27, 2012 14:11]

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Hauke: Mind to post a PDF with the problem author list here?

Here it is:
http://www.matplus.net/pub/ul/ecp_composers.pdf

This is the transient folder and that the file will not reside there for a long time, let us say: until you acquire the book :-)

Keep in mind that our primary goal was to quote the most suitable, illustrative or historically significant examples. We didn't pay special attention to names of authors, except for those who have themes named after them.

Please allow me to take this opportunity to express my admiration for Kari Valtonen's dedication to the work. His contribution was, I feel, much bigger than my - he was the co-worker one can only dream of!

Both of us owe a lot to Messrs. Newman Guttman, Uri Avner, Hannu Harkola and Neal Turner for their devoted and enthusiastic help which went far beyond the proof-reading only!
 
   
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(14) Posted by Hauke Reddmann [Thursday, Sep 27, 2012 16:40]

<rageguy> Acquire a book with no problem by me in it? </rageguy> :-)

Well, in any case I might list it as suggestion for my local public lib.

P.S. The price is now listed on
http://www.chessinformant.rs/encyclopedia-of-chess-problems/

Hauke
 
   
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(15) Posted by Sven Hendrik Lossin [Friday, Sep 28, 2012 12:00]

@Hauke: You are in good company with for example Selivanov and Gamnitzer - just to name two of the greatest recent selfmate componists.

I would always suspect an Encyclopedia to have about a dozen volumes. This would certainly be appropriate because there are so many great aspects of chess problems. But who should be the one to write all these books?
 
   
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(16) Posted by Milan Velimirović (+) [Sunday, Sep 30, 2012 15:00]; edited by Milan Velimirović (+) [12-09-30]

@Sven Hendrik Lossin:

(1) The only way I can understand and explain your cynism is: a revange for my remark on the WCSC selfmates (one of which was signed by you). I am sorry if I offended you, but between being nice and being open I have always opted for the latter (and that will not change in the future).

(2) In our "single volume" knowledge there was neither "Selivanov theme", nor "Gamnitzer theme". Otherwise, there are good chances that they would have been illustrated with examples of these two masters.

You should have in view the fact that the majority of chess problem themes originate from orthodox direct mates (or endgames) and that there are, in relative terms, only sporadic selfmate-specific themes. Consequently, it was not likely that many (if any) problems by specialists of the selfmate genre would be quoted in a book of this type ("Encyclopedy of Chess Problems - Themes and Terms" - note the subtitle!).
 
   
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(17) Posted by seetharaman kalyan [Sunday, Sep 30, 2012 15:53]

Really ? Dozen volumes? Are there so many chess problem terms in existence ? Of course including all composer names (and one representative problem) might take an additional volume. But a dozen volumes? Cant think what would be the material covered unless it is a compilation of all composed problems.
 
   
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(18) Posted by Zalmen Kornin [Sunday, Sep 30, 2012 18:32]

seeth: Are You already with the volume on the Dombrovskis by U. Degener?! more than 1.200 examples of a single Theme, but not yet a complete compilation, even if very representative Maybe still possible to search and purchase through ISBN in some book dealer http://www.lehmanns.de/shop/sachbuch-ratgeber/9409528-9783940531032-50-jahre-dombrovskis-thema
 
   
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(19) Posted by seetharaman kalyan [Sunday, Sep 30, 2012 19:05]

I agree I underestimated. A dozen volumes too low for a complete collection !
 
   
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(20) Posted by Zalmen Kornin [Sunday, Sep 30, 2012 19:19]

Have a look inside and try to find some SS-TS example in Meredith form - - But online in yacpdb http://www.yacpdb.org/?id=331495
 
   
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