Book Reviews by John Watson 

John Watson is a respected writer whose book "Secrets of Modern Chess Strategy" [GAMBIT] won BCF book of the year. He has a new book "Guide To Modern Benoni" - GAMBIT 2001

 

Introduction

Review #89 DVDs of Anand and Kramnik
Review #88 Matches and Tournaments
Review #87 American Stories
Review #86 The Big Three and Then Some
Review #85 A Convenient Truth
Review #84 There's an end to it all
Review #83 My New CDs and Somebody Else's System
Review #83 Quality Books Reply to My System Review # 83 (and a response from John Watson)
Review #82 Historical and Biographical Works, Installment 3
Review #81 Historical and Biographical Works, Installment 2
Review #80 Historical and Biographical Works, Installment 1
Review #79 The End of Openings, Part 2
Review #78 The End of Openings
Review #77 Good...Good...Good...Disastrous
Review #76 More 2006 Opening Books and Complements
Review #75 Openings 2006: Complementary and Unusual
Review #74 Books of 2006
Review #73 The Best on Disc, and More Recommendations
Review #72 Favorites Part 2 and Recommended Products
Review #71 Favorites, Part 1
Review #70 Lives and Games, Part 2
Review #69 Lives and Games, Part 1
Review #68 In the Beginning There Was Theory Part 2
Review #67 In the Beginning There Was Theory
Review #66 Strategy and Practice
Review #65 The End [game] Comes Before We Know It
Review #64 Once More into the Breach
Review #63 Looking Backward, Again
Review #62 Danish Dynamite
Review #61 The Past: A Reliable Guess?
Review #60 Opening Books in Pairs
Review #59 Catching Up With Openings: Quality First
Review #58 The Real Champions, or Garry's Guys?
Review #57 Newish Books, Part 2
Review #56 Newish Books, Part 1
Review #55 The CD Deluge Continues - Biographies on CD
Review #54 The CD Deluge Continues
Review #53 By Publisher, Part 3
Review #52 By Publisher, Part 2
Review #51 By Publisher, Part 1
Review #50 Some General Works and Ongoing Favorites
Review #49 One Good, One Bad [Part Two]
Review #48 One Good, One Bad [Part One]
Review #47 CDs You Might Want to Know About
Review #46 The Chigorin Defence, Korchnoi, etc.
Review #45 The Watson Defence
Review #44 One-book Repertoires, Online Bargain
Review #43 Books of Many Flavours
Review #42 Chess CDs: Coming of Age?
Review #41 Kasparov's Story: A Video Biography

Review#40 Franzoesisch Winawer
Review #39 Noteworthy Releases, Part 3
Review #38 Noteworthy Releases, Part 2
Review #37 Noteworthy Releases, Part 1
Review #36: What Should the Average Player Study?
Review #35: Email, Addenda, Reviews
Review #34: A Remarkable Publisher and Other Topics
Review #33: Some Products and Two First-Rate Books
Review #32: Testifying for the Defence...
Review #31: More on Opening Books
Review #30: Mini-Reviews of Noteworthy Releases
Review #29: Coping With the Flood, Part 2

Review #28: MCO 14 (in part, vs. NCO)
Review #27: Coping With the Flood, Part 1
Review #26: Endings, endings, endings

Review #25: Openings, High Level and Club
Review #24: Looking Back, Part 2
Review #23: Looking Back, Part 1
Review #22: The Complex Benko/Benoni Complex
Review #21: Electronic Instruction and an Excursion into History
Review #20: The Road to Chess Improvement by Alex Yermolinsky
Review #19: 8 Recent Books and CDs
Review #18: A New Approach to Internet Chess Study (a review of ChessPublishing.com).
Review #17: Dance of the c-pawns.
Review #16: Stories, Training, and Data.
Review #15: Review of Kings, Commoners, and Knaves by Edward Winter.
Review #14: Comments on the Great Dvoretsky Project
Review #13: More NCO, Gambits and Repertoires
Review #12: Assorted Recent Books

Review #11: NCO: A preliminary Look
Review #10: Second to Nunn?

Review #9: Odds and Ends #2: Improvement and the Openings
Review #8: Odds and Ends #1: Books for the Developing Player
Review #7: Two High-Quality Opening Books
Review #6: Chess Videos: Indulge Yourself!
Review #5: Reflections on Opening Repertoire Books
Review #4: Some Recent French Defense Books
Review #3: Four Small Chess Publishers from the U.S.
Review #2: Three Improvement Books

Review #1: Three games collections

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