59 ( +1 | -1 ) how good is new in chess year bookI used to see the new in chess magazines and they were $18 (australian dollars) and i though they were ludicrously expensive, but no i've subscribed to them i think they're great especially the last issue with anand on it. I have never really had a proper look in the new in chess yearbook but to me they seem even more ludicrously expensive at $50 (aus dollars). But i they genuinly worth it. I have a rather limited repetoire but could consider expanding it, but theres a lot of stuff i know i just wouldn't play and a lot of that will probably be in the yearbook. so what do you guys think?
22 ( +1 | -1 ) yeah but i think a lot of the time, the year book would cover lines i would not consider playing or am not that interested in. So i dont think id subsribe maybe just buy the odd issue, how long is the book normally?
16 ( +1 | -1 ) I don't have the exact figureBut it's well over 100 pages. And to your point that you may not find the lines that you play, well there is always something new to be tried and tested.
34 ( +1 | -1 ) Had a look at yearbook issue 68 with Grischuk on the front. It was interesting but not worth $50 (that aus dollars) in my opinion. All they do is tell you a bit about a line then show you lots of unannoted games. Some lines seemed interesting, but often they talk about subvariations which you may never get to play or play against.
50 ( +1 | -1 ) Gibo...I would assume your after some opening analysis or annotated games connected to your repertoire. I think it would be better to buy a good game's collection on player who's style your admire and want to play like - similarity in openings also. That way you get good quality annotation with opening analysis. You can get annotated games collections from chessbase which are far more worthy than New in Chess yearbook, which is composed by Grandmaster's for Grandmaster's.