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MatPlus.Net Forum General Morse - "Tasks and Records" newest edition?
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(1) Posted by Hauke Reddmann [Wednesday, Aug 22, 2007 15:05]

Morse - "Tasks and Records" newest edition?

I have the 1st edition, Amazon lists the 2nd revised (2001).
Is there an even newer one available?
(And, just for curiosity, is Sir Jeremy Morse identical with
the Wiki celeb or is this just a coincidency due to an
overabundance of Sirs, Jeremys and Morses in GB?)

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(2) Posted by Geoff Foster [Friday, Aug 24, 2007 01:37]

There were only two editions of "Tasks and Records".

Yes, Sir Jeremy Morse is a former chairman of Lloyds Bank. He is also famous for crossword solving and clue-writing, and the TV detective Inspector Morse was named after him.
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(3) Posted by Siegfried Hornecker [Friday, Aug 24, 2007 02:03]

So this is OUR Jeremy Morse? Quite impressive!
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(4) Posted by Hauke Reddmann [Friday, Aug 24, 2007 16:29]

Well, I absolutely love this book and think about getting the
newer edition. Do you know if it changed much? If Sir Morse
considers even a 3rd?

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(5) Posted by Juraj Lörinc [Friday, Aug 24, 2007 16:54]

While the problems in the book and commentary are great, not mentioning the huge collecting effort put into the material, there is still room for improvement in my opinion. I would welcome solutions nearer to diagrams, avoiding the need to turn pages every time.
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(6) Posted by Geoff Foster [Saturday, Aug 25, 2007 07:28]

Sir Jeremy periodically writes articles containing updates of Chess Problems: Tasks and Records. These articles appear in The Problemist. In his article of March 2001 he wrote:
"This article coincides with the publication of a revised and updated edition of my book .... A reference work of this sort demands a second edition, both to correct errors and cooks and to accommodate the new information and achievements that the first edition itself calls forth. A third edition is unlikely to be needed; but I hope, with the Editor's indulgence, to continue these periodic updates."
So Hauke, it looks as though there won't be a third edition.
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(7) Posted by Hauke Reddmann [Sunday, Aug 26, 2007 17:56]; edited by Hauke Reddmann [07-08-26]

That's all I wanted to know.
Maybe his updates will become available to a wider audience.
(I'm a scrooge AND a "precarian" - I can't afford subscribing
to each big problem illustrated. Hey, maybe that's an idea -
Schwalbe, Problemist, MatPlus et al. mutually reprinting
very important articles.)

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