I don't always agree with the choice of bad chess book covers collected by my fellow-blogger ejh; a couple I even almost like.
However, the following chess book cover has to be the very best ever (click to enlarge):
The ballsy swashbuckle of a Nxf7 sac, subtly blended with the sweaty glamour of disco. A rainbow of excitement beamed down at the chess board from the ceiling, like lazers from our sacrifice-loving eyes. How it reminds us all once again of that old fundamental truth, that nothing is black and white in chess. It is like a dream I had, quite literally!
PS. This cover also impressed me.
I have read a good deal of the book and the book is almost as good as the cover. Seems Gambit have really taken the cover of their books up a few nothces recently.
It's not the colours that get my attention, it's the typography. It's awful!
One thing I've noticed is that the word 'Chess' frequently appear in Gambit titles. I wonder why? Surely those interested in the topic would know already . . . maybe it's in the hope of sales to newcomers.
I'm not a fan either. Personally I really think this belongs it Justin's series.
I like the stonewall book cover though.
What's the position, anyway? I thought it was an old Bg5 Najdorf, but I don't think it is.
What's the position, anyway?
Looks sort of Caro-Kann-ish for black. But no f2-pawn so Blackmar-Diemer, perhaps?
One thing I've noticed is that the word 'Chess' frequently appear in Gambit titles. I wonder why?
It probably helps in lots of ways: page rank, library catalog search, browsing thumbnails, etc.
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