Arkell's Endings

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Re: Arkell's Endings

Post by NickFaulks » Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:06 pm

I can think of worse uses for the ECF's renewal freebie.
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Re: Arkell's Endings

Post by Wadih Khoury » Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:00 pm

NickFaulks wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:06 pm
ECF's renewal freebie.
What is that? I am not familiar with this.

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Re: Arkell's Endings

Post by David Sedgwick » Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:11 pm

Wadih Khoury wrote:
Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:00 pm
NickFaulks wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:06 pm
ECF's renewal freebie.
What is that? I am not familiar with this.
https://www.chess.co.uk/ecf-members/

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Re: Arkell's Endings

Post by Wadih Khoury » Sun Aug 09, 2020 3:58 pm

Thanks

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Re: Arkell's Endings

Post by Paul Cooksey » Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:11 pm

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:13 pm
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Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:08 pm
Ok, suppose somebody has to ask this - how many R+B v R endings are in it? ;)
And were any against me? :oops:
Lawrence might want to tear page 89 out of his copy...

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Re: Arkell's Endings

Post by LawrenceCooper » Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:23 am

Paul Cooksey wrote:
Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:11 pm
LawrenceCooper wrote:
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:13 pm
Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:08 pm
Ok, suppose somebody has to ask this - how many R+B v R endings are in it? ;)
And were any against me? :oops:
Lawrence might want to tear page 89 out of his copy...
Thanks for the warning :lol:

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Re: Arkell's Endings

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:16 pm

"Lawrence might want to tear page 89 out of his copy..."

Lawrence may feel slightly better that it is only a comment that he's won it against you 3 times, not one of the actual games. Admittedly, his annotations are generally fairly friendly, Keith isn't the sort of guy to make abusive comments about someone for making an imperfect move. The book only arrived a couple of hours ago, but it looks good.

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Re: Arkell's Endings

Post by Mark Ashley » Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:01 pm

Adam Raoof wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:47 pm
I think this is going to be a great way to spend the next few months!

You can order the book here - https://www.gingergm.com/ref/106.html and full disclosure, if you do, I will earn a commission.

I thoroughly recommend anything by Simon Williams, and Danny Gormally is becoming a really interesting author.

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Adam,

I tried this link but it doesn't appear to work - gives me a 404 page missing error. If i search for the book from that page and buy it, does it still generate a commission for you?

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Re: Arkell's Endings

Post by Adam Raoof » Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:02 pm

Thanks Mark, I will look into this! Meanwhile go ahead and order the book, don't wait.

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Mark Ashley wrote:
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:01 pm
Adam Raoof wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:47 pm
I think this is going to be a great way to spend the next few months!

You can order the book here - https://www.gingergm.com/ref/106.html and full disclosure, if you do, I will earn a commission.

I thoroughly recommend anything by Simon Williams, and Danny Gormally is becoming a really interesting author.

Adam
Adam,

I tried this link but it doesn't appear to work - gives me a 404 page missing error. If i search for the book from that page and buy it, does it still generate a commission for you?
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Re: Arkell's Endings

Post by Keith Arkell » Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:11 pm

Hi guys, I guess I should post a few links for anyone who wants to buy the book:

So, you can get it from here: https://gingergm.com/shop/arkells-endings;
here: https://shop.chess.co.uk
here: https://amazon.co.uk/Arkells-Endings-Ke ... ref=sr_1_1
here: https://www.debestezet.nl/catalog/product_info.php
And here: https://chess4less.com/mm5/merchant.mvc

There will also be a GingerGM DVD 12 hour course coming out shortly, with game commentaries featuring Simon Williams, Blair Connell, Anuurai Sainbayar and myself.

Thanks loads for the lovely reviews.

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Re: Arkell's Endings

Post by Mick Norris » Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:23 pm

Good luck with the book, Keith

Could do with some reviews posting on Amazon
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Re: Arkell's Endings

Post by Keith Arkell » Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:34 am

Thanks Mick ☺ and yeah none at all at the monment!

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Re: Arkell's Endings

Post by Adam Raoof » Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:31 pm

Update - this link now works, if you haven't already bought a copy!

https://gingergm.com/ref/106.html

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Re: Arkell's Endings

Post by Alan Ruffle » Sun Nov 15, 2020 6:15 pm

Dear All
I only know Keith Arkell by sight we have never exchanged more than a polite word of recognition, and a few emails.
My average grade is about ECF 140.
I have perused numerous chess books, but none left me with a pressing urge to go back to them on a regular basis except “Logical Chess Move by Move”, and “Arkell’s Endings”.
“Arkell’s Endings” taught me that patience is a word I need to bring into my game.
I normally open with e4 with a sac a pawn and attack attitude.
Keith opens with d4, he seeks equality and is then prepared to grind opponents down taking as long as it takes and as many moves as it takes to achieve a result.
I always thought King and Rook versus King and Knight was a draw.
Keith describes this as a knight snaring opportunity.
For Keith, a “backward pawn” on a semi open file in a pawn majority situation is a strategic game winning circumstance.
Keith’s narrative clarifies the minutia involved in his thought processes.
I feel my game has been enhanced by this book.
Keith also knows a bit about football.
Cheers
Alan Ruffle

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Re: Arkell's Endings

Post by John Upham » Sun Nov 15, 2020 6:27 pm

Keith Arkell wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:34 am
Thanks Mick ☺ and yeah none at all at the moment!
Just added one. Now it is up to Amazon to accept it. :D
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