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Rick Knowlton

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New Book: A World of Chess
« on: December 20, 2017, 03:24:37 pm »
I'm one of the authors of A World of Chess: Its Development and Variations through Centuries and Civilization.
I wanted to make myself available for discussion of the many subjects brought up in the book.

If you're interested in the book, the best place to get it is http://AWorldofChess.com.
You can also get a less expensive digital version on Google Books

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Re: New Book: A World of Chess
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2017, 05:46:44 pm »
I highly recommend this amazing work!  ;D
A essential addition to any chess variant enthusiasts collection,
a true masterpiece of our era!
Indeed it is certain that Chess Variants make me happy.

My Youtube Channel on Chess Variants
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Re: New Book: A World of Chess
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2017, 03:32:36 pm »
Hello. Thanks Asher. I'm the other author of this book. Feel free to ask any question. I hope you will enjoy our work.

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Re: New Book: A World of Chess
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2017, 08:36:55 pm »
I got the e-mail when it came out.  I will have to purchase it when I have a chance. Looks good.

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Re: New Book: A World of Chess
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2018, 02:21:05 pm »
Thanks for the comments. The best way to get the book is from the site AWorldofChess.com ($45 includes shipping in the U.S.; add $22 for other countries) (comes signed by the authors).
But if you want an electronic copy, you can get a very good price from Google Books. They have it as $14.57  :o  (marked down from $26.99)

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Re: New Book: A World of Chess
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2018, 08:43:41 pm »
Hi Rick,

Are you permitted to display the Table of Contents?

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Re: New Book: A World of Chess
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2018, 10:41:18 pm »
Yes ... I'll have to get back to you when I'm on my home computer -- I can cut and paste and/or attach it from my files.
Thanks --

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Re: New Book: A World of Chess
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2018, 12:07:00 pm »
Great book and I purchased a copy of it just after Christmas.  I am still working through it, but have read the chapters dealing with Arab and Indian Chess.  I like the fresh perspective and much of my knowledge on the origins of chess have come through my old reading of Murray's 1913 "Magnum Opus".

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Re: New Book: A World of Chess
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2018, 01:31:41 pm »
Thanks for really looking into our book. Yes, Murray has been the go-to book for all of us, lacking any comprehensive updates for the past hundred years. We hope this book will open up the field to many more game enthusiasts and researchers.

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Re: New Book: A World of Chess
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2018, 03:31:06 pm »
Great book and I purchased a copy of it just after Christmas.  I am still working through it, but have read the chapters dealing with Arab and Indian Chess.  I like the fresh perspective and much of my knowledge on the origins of chess have come through my old reading of Murray's 1913 "Magnum Opus".

Glad to see you made it over here Panzer!


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Re: New Book: A World of Chess
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2018, 04:11:13 am »
I have just purchased the book.  Seems really interesting and a signed copy is always nice for the collection

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Re: New Book: A World of Chess
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2018, 10:38:58 am »
Thanks Anthony. Book coming to you by USPS, tracking number    9449009699937405536188   :)