When I got an advance copy of Soltis’ What It Takes to Become a Grandmaster I almost busted a nut to get copies for customers. When I got my copies that was followed up by another review copy!
My friend Bob Woodworth bought a copy and I have sold no more!
So I have 9-10 copies sitting here and gathering meteor dust. How can I help you?
A. Bob, I’ve been on vacation.
B. Bob, too powerful for my chess level.
C. Having one of those lazy moments.
D. I don’t particularly like Soltis.
E. Everything I need from chess sources I can get from watching YouTube even if it is unlikely that this topic is covered.
F. I’m patient and cheap.
G. I don’t like his publishing company, Batsford.
H. I don’t like the design of his books.
I. Having another lazy moment, I won’t even answer this survey.
Soltis, according the the publisher’s press release refers to Andy as:
• Soltis is one of Batsford’s best-loved chess authors.
• Andy has a chatty, accessible but informative style.
Here’s a statistic for you
The average chess player can find the same moves as a Grandmaster as much as 75% of the time—but
only a Grandmaster can find that other 25%!
This 208 pages (original estimate) tome (now 318 pages!!) is loaded with essays on the Mysterious Rook move, Tacking, Piece Nullification, “King Feeling,” and a whole lot more.
Something you may not know: Andy no longer writes about chess for the New York Post!
SOMETHING YOU WILL REALLY LIKE
This book is amazingly inexpensive! Send payment of $19.95 right away and I will ship you a copy postage paid in the USA.
PS: I want to see the Jason Bourne movie, but, still car limited.