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triangulator ♡ 19 ( +1 | -1 )
mistakes in chess books?? I have found many mistakes in chess books why is this?? for example:MCO-14 page;504, line;(f) "Fr2" and I have seen many more like in silman's "how to reasess your chess.
honololou ♡ 2 ( +1 | -1 )
mistakes stoned proofreaders?
brunetti ♡ 5 ( +1 | -1 )
What mistakes have you found in Silman's HTRYC?

triangulator ♡ 34 ( +1 | -1 )
htryc-3rd edition p.111 diagram should read "white to move"
P. 163 line 2nd from bottom:5. d4 cxd4 should read:5.d4 exd4.
P.177 6lines down..."every" shold be changed to "ever"
P.190 17 lines down..."chasing to" should be changed to "chasing it to"
P.218 2nd line up from bottom..."RcT+!'" should read "Rc7+!"
P.380 12 lines down "12... Be7 13. Bg5!" should be darkened

refutor ♡ 7 ( +1 | -1 )
happens in all books... poor editors/translators (if the original text was in a different language) :)
macheide ♡ 23 ( +1 | -1 )
brunetti Dear Alex,

I founded a very big mistake in Silman's "How to Reasses your Chess" and e-mailed him, but he never answered me. I'm in my office in this moment, but in the afternoon I'll post the mistake here.

Yours very truly,

macheide ♡ 58 ( +1 | -1 )
Here it is In "How to Reasses your Chess", 3rd Expanded Edition, page 181, diagram 112, one can read:
"According to Seirawan, White's best move was 3.exd5 Qxd5 4.Ne4 Ned7 5.Nxf6+ Nxf6 6.Rxe8 Rxe8 7.Nf3 with a likely draw..."

But: 6.Rxe8?? Rxe8??, when 6...Qxg2#.

As I try always to read chess books without a chessboard in order to exercise my memory, I hope that I'm not making the mistake. Could anyone check it out, pls.

If I'm right, e-mail Mr. Silman in order that this won't appear in the 4th Edition of his wonderful book: [email protected]

Best wishes to all,

vinnyroo2002 ♡ 27 ( +1 | -1 )
You are completely right Seirawan either missed something in his analysis or the whole thing was printed incorrectly. Either way, that actually seems to be a pretty big mistake for a chess book. Just out of curiosity, how did you find that mistake? Do you usually go through all the diagrams and side variations?
macheide ♡ 58 ( +1 | -1 )
vinnyroo2002 Dear friend,

Thanks for your time. I find the mistake while reading the book.
Unfortunately, I read it in three or four days. A very bad thing because a book like that is to enjoy it. Silman himslef recommends to reread the book at least every 6 months. Unfortunately, I have two business, one in the day and one in the night. But I hope very soon to have time to return to my beloved Chess books.

Post scriptum: In the meanwhile, I've bought a lot of Silman's books, to read and ENJOY them in a near future.

Your friend,

brunetti ♡ 21 ( +1 | -1 )
I'm sorry but I've the "Revised Printing: January 1991" and there's no correspondence with page numbers you both listed. May you give also the part/chapter numbers, and mabye more info? Thank you.

triangulator ♡ 6 ( +1 | -1 )
all I have is expanded 3rd edition. and you were right that is mate
macheide ♡ 3 ( +1 | -1 )
Alex You are wellcome, my friend.

macheide ♡ 9 ( +1 | -1 )
triangulator Thanks for checking the variation and for your time.

Your friend,

macheide ♡ 28 ( +1 | -1 )
brunetti Dear Alex,

If you have a 1991 edition of Silman book, it is normal that you haden't seen the mistake because this mistake in the Mr. Seirawan analysis belongs to one of the games of the Fischer-Spassky Rematch of 1992.

Best wishes, my friend,

robje ♡ 20 ( +1 | -1 )
If you like to find errors in books check out Gary Lane books! They are fond of errors!
ps: anyone got Fischers 60 best games for sale?