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The World of 3D Chess

eBook (PDF), 95 Pages
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3D Chess is the favored game of many of the most intelligent fictional characters ever created. Among its fictional players are Mr. Spock, Captain Kirk (Star Trek), Brainiac 5 (DC Comics), Reed Richards, Tony Stark (Marvel Comics), Leonard Hofstadter and Sheldon Cooper (The Big Bang Theory). The term “Three Dimensional Chess” has become an figure of speech in English referring to anything that is hopelessly complex. Yet 3D Chess is a very real game, with very real players. In this book I hope to introduce you to the exciting world of Three Dimensional Chess, a world that I have known for over thirty years.
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  • By David W. Gotch
    May 8, 2011
    Dear James, I just recently bought your book on 3D chess. I am just writing to thank you very much for writing the book. It is a very enjoyable book to read. And, I must say that it is about time that a great book on the subject finally came out. Most sincerely, David G.
  • By spasskyfan
    Mar 31, 2011
    Experts? Experts? Trimm is nothing more than a *fan*. And I hesitate to believe, after first announcing he's "writing a book" (Jan 24 2011), that publishing it a short time later (Mar 6 2011), possibly allows for "well-researched". (The "book" was slapped together with available internet materials in expedient fashion. Is there a Bibliography? Duh.) Petty points? Petty points? Let's see ... Raumschach (according to D.B. Pritchard) is "the classic 3D chess". And, Trimm *thanks* ChessVariants.com for supplying the Raumschach starting position, yet, all starting positions on CV for Raumschach are ... wrong. (Gosh! Really good research. Right?!) So Mr. Nalls, it seems also that your criticisms of Trimm's "book" are pretty petty themselves: (1) Lack of index?? On a "too-short" book?? Give me a break! (2) Lack of covering your weird variant?? Again, BREAK PLEASE!!) I'd like to point out, Trimm's inability to SPELL, is notorious for... More > anyone caring to do even a little Google research on him. (Oh sorry - I'm sure that is a petty point for a "book" author -- please excuse!) Another point: The book's "publisher" is identified as "The 3-D Chess Federation". Okay ... simple question: WHO is that?? Let's see ... TRIMM is "Moderator" of the Yahoo Message Group 3D-chess-federation, and also moderator of a Message Group by the same name on a Jewish website subspace. So ... let's see now ... WHO *is* "The 3D-Chess Federation"?? WHO does that represent?? ... Is it the members of the Yahoo Message Group?? Is it the members of the Jewish website subspace Message Group?? Did either of those Groups "publish" this "book"?? Huh?? That leaves ... Trimm! (So! ... "The 3-D Chess Federation" = JAMES TRIMM!! Gosh. That's news! Who annointed him such??) That doesn't seem just a little pretentious?? A little misleading?? A little self-serving?? A little dishonest?? Deceptive maybe?? A bit farcical?? Kind of tacky?? But I suppose that's not being reasonable, or fair, or factual. I suppose it is just "the hate" talking. (Yeah, right.) And Mr. Nalls, since *when* did "Star Trek science fiction book fans/fanatics dictate" (your word) to author Trimm, what his content must be?? (Gosh. Did the fans put a gun to his head?? How does that work?? Didn't Trimm say his "book" introduces (us) to the 3D chess world *he* has known?? What say you?!) And another question ... Since Trimm says he "introduces (us) to the world of 3D chess that (he) has known for over 30 years" including Star Trek 3D chess, ... has the author ever *played* the game? Under what rules? Does he have a gamescore showing he's played the game?? Even once?? What say you!? Please enlighten me.) Is Trimm going to now post another followup here, after copying/pasting your "review" from the Yahoo Group message board?! (Too funny.) REPLY to Trimm: Re-read my question. I asked if you had ever even played *one* game of Star Trek 3D chess, not Millennium. (Besides not being able to spell, can't you read either?) And about your comment you have "run" the Yahoo 3-d-chess Mesasge Group for 10 years ... You have not *run* anything. You are simply Moderator. (*Anyone* can be Moderator of any Group by just defining it. By "run", do you mean screen posts you don't personally like?? While using the Group to advertise your Jewish bibles??) You not only peddled your Jewish bibles on the Yahoo Group, but solicitied money handouts numerous times there to help pay your rent. (Any decent Moderator would forbid any type post not dealing specifically with 3D chess. Instead, you justified your posts on the basis you "owned the press" and could do anything you wanted! You also claimed a personal lawsuit levied against you for plagiarism was tantamount to persecution of Jews in Germany by Hitler! I see you also claim on facebook that the "3D Chess Federation" at the Yahoo Group is "the reorganization of the original 1915 3D chess club". Do you mean the Hamburg Germany club founded by Maack in 1919?! How can you make such scandalous claim?? On what basis?? Isn't that a bit delusional, do ya think?) But the claim fits nicely with your earlier imagination that a plagiarism lawsuit filed against you equates to "an attack on 3D Chess". Do you fancy you are some kind of reincarnation or re-embodiment of Maack's original Raumschach chess club of Hamburg Germany 1919? And so members of the Yahoo 3D Chess Group should "come to your defense" to "save 3D chess" from "persecution of Jews" like a reenactment of Hitler's 1940s Germany?! [Man!! - Again, don't you think that's a bit delusional?]) It seems there is no bound to your claims and imaginations. Tell me: Because you are Moderator of a Yahoo Group titled "3D Chess Federation", in your mind does that allow you to claim ownership of a "Federation"? And claim your book was "published by The 3D Chess Federation"?? To repeat an earlier question which you ignored, *who* is that?? What people does that publisher represent?? It seems to me, it is just *you*! (Another related question: Do you *also* fancy yourself as "President" of "The World 3D Chess Federation"?? Because I see in the Yahoo Group you twice announced intention to hold tournaments for "The World 3D Chess Championship"!! [Where do your baseless claims of self-authority & self-appointment *end*, Mr. Trimm??])< Less
  • By James Trimm
    Mar 20, 2011
    Review by omegamani http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/3-d-chess/message/2171 I received and read this short, 95-page book yesterday. The bad review on Lulu over a couple of petty points is hateful, undeserved and uninformed. James Trimm's book is clearly written, neatly organized and competently researched with numerous diagrams and useful internet references. Overall, I would give it four stars out of five. Flaws: 1. There is no index. 2. I am puzzled as to why my 3-D chess variant, Spherical Chess 400, and a few other known, quality 3-D games are not even mentioned. In fact, this book concentrates exclusively upon the half-dozen most popular and best-known 3-D chess variants (with a chapter devoted to each) instead of the entire, diverse "world" of 3-D chess ... as the title misleads you into expecting. Hopefully, a longer, more complete book which also includes coverage of some of the most interesting, quality 3-D games will eventually materialize as a second edition.... More > Personally, I find it inappropriate and disdainful to allow Star Trek and science fiction book fans/fanatics who know and care little about chess variants to dictate to our experts what content is covered. spasskyfan: If you had read the book you would know it included an appendix with a recorded game between myself and the inventor of Millennium 3D Chess* . BTW Not only have I been playing 3-D Chess for some 30 years, I have run the 3-D Chess YahooGroup for over 10 years.< Less
  • By spasskyfan
    Mar 9, 2011
    This book smells of shoddy (or no) research. For example, in "Acknowledgements," Chessvariants.com is thanked for giving permission to use their "Raumschach starting position diagram." But, all the Raumschach starting position diagrams on Chessvariants.com are in error. And I have a question ... can this author spell?! (The aforementioned acknowlegement contains 14 words, and Trimm managed to misspell two of them!) And there are other problems apparent with this "book." (Like, the author's qualifications to write it, which seem to be zero. ["I have known {of 3D Chess} for over thirty years." Yeah like, me too! - join the club.] I could go on ...)
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Published
September 30, 2011
Language
English
Pages
95
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