Russell Sherwood Monday, May 28, 2018
World Champion at the Third Attempt
Following on from the review of Mike Read’s 120 Games, we have a much older book but one covering the games of a former ICCF World Champion.
The book covers Sankoev’s CC career from the very start until winning the World Championship (at the third attempt).
Although the book comes from the pre-engine era is a rich source of valuable ideas for the aspiring CC player as Sanakoev presents a number of CC “rules” which he refines after each cycle of play.
A few minor negatives – as a translation the language can be a little obtuse and as the content covers the 1960 – 1980’s a few of the ideas are past their sell by date but as a positive, even in those cases, there is still a great idea which can be modified for modern play.
Want a glimpse into the processes of an ICCF World Champion, then this is the book for you. Better still, it currently is selling for only £5 in a number of outlets!
Value for Money: 10
Would I buy this (again) 10