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u/Papapao · 5 pointsr/chess

The Eight by Katherine Neville. I didn't particularly care for it, but that doesn't mean it's bad. It was written in 1990, and a sequel was released in 2009. I can't summarize the plot as well as Amazon, but it follows two different time periods and chess is featured both as characters in the story, representing various pieces, and a prized chess set that the plot revolves around.

u/[deleted] · 4 pointsr/RandomKindness

There's a great fiction book where the plot involves chess. It's called The Eight. I think your brother would enjoy it. If you would like to add it to his Amazon wish list, I will get it for him along with another book. If not, I will just pick a book on his list and have Amazon send it to him. It's so great that you are supporting your brother. :-)

u/Ed_Alchemist · 3 pointsr/IAmA

Ah, an extensive question, woot.
1)No, I've had a coach, and am now trying to get rated, and am applying to much bigger chess tourney's than I have been before in my past.
2)e4 is my favorite opening, there are many openings you can branch into based on black's response that are beneficial for white if played correctly, such as the Evans Gambit and the more well known King's Gamit.
3)This book has been tossed around on many many chess forums about chess novels, but it is great, called The Eight by Katherine Neville http://www.amazon.com/Eight-Novel-Katherine-Neville/dp/0345366239, I also like the movie The Luzhin Defense, a good chess movie though the final game has a critical flaw in it if i remember correctly.
4)I tried ICC, though I moved on to subscribing to Chess.com, it may be a bit mainstream, but it has some really cool tools, such as a chess mentor and a tactics trainer which is always fun.
5)I am 19, though I do not believe age matters much in chess, as I've seen articles on real young kids nearly getting their grandmaster title.
6) My favorite chess plyaer is Paul Morphy
7)The upcoming match between Topalov and Anand should be interesting, I think Topalov is going to win, he has my root.
8)Most overrated player is definitely Barry Fischer
9)I am a bit biased to Kasparov as I'm in a Kasparov vs Karpov vote chess for kicks on chess.com at the moment, and am on Kasparov's side.
10)I play blitz, though I feel it hinders my game drastically. I'm one of those players who like to think way ahead of a move, and with blitz it makes me think much quicker, though i've been working towards getting better at blitz, I still make some dumb mistakes.
11) Evans Gambit
12) I don't quite know what this is, sorry
13) I don't know much about him, I do see he has won a chess960 tournament, which is something i've been getting into and am loving. (For those that don't know, its when the back row of pieces are mixed up to lead to interesting and new openings.)
14) I am not too informed about young players, and do not know enough to give a solid response.
15)Definitely Sanja Dedijer, though I was kind of sad she didn't play recently in the US Woman Chess Championship, and no, rating does not affect my opinion, Sanja is much much hotter.

u/fecklessfella · 1 pointr/todayilearned

This is completely off topic but I just finished reading this really good, dan-brown-esque book and I thought I'd plug it in case any chess lovers need a new book to read

(The Eight)[http://www.amazon.com/The-Eight-Katherine-Neville/dp/0345366239] by Katherine Neville, 1990

Uh. Anyway, good book. She really did her research and seems like a smart cookie.

u/IgnatiusThistlewhite · 1 pointr/AskReddit