Andy Ansel is a devoted chess enthusiast who is well known for his impressive book collection which features over 15,000 items. He also has an extensive tournament background with a peak rating of USCF 2100. His playing experience includes games against three World Champions (Symslov, Tal, and Kasparov). Currently, Andy is active in correspondence chess and recently earned the CM title. In this episode, Andy discusses his book collection in detail and gives his opinion on classic vs. modern books for adult improvers looking to become stronger.
00:00 - Intro
07:49 - Correspondence Chess
13:20 - Playing 3 World Champions
18:40 - Book Collection
42:45 - Classic vs. Modern Books
52:09 - Outro
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