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Re: John Shaw: The King's Gambit
Reply #9 - 10/20/08 at 06:36:45
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only 1% of chess players become GM. so all others are just amateurs.

As a amateur and ex-club player, but nowdays as scientist and underground chess player, I'm very delighted to slaughter internet chess players on playchess.de server with KIng's Gambit Smiley

  
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Re: John Shaw: The King's Gambit
Reply #8 - 10/20/08 at 02:42:33
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trw wrote on 10/20/08 at 00:16:58:
its not the opening is unsound or refuted or scores badly but its romantic days are dead.


Guess what - this is true for all openings popular between 1800 and 1914. The romantic days for the QGD and the English are over too. So this provides zero information.
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The book had the effect good books usually have: it made the stupids more stupid, the intelligent more intelligent and the other thousands of readers remained unchanged.
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Re: John Shaw: The King's Gambit
Reply #7 - 10/20/08 at 00:31:41
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It might be dead at GM level (as indeed may most, if not all, of the alternatives to the traditional Lopez after 1.e4 e5), but I can vouch for the fact that the King's Gambit remains popular- and dangerous!- at club level, and is still occasionally seen even up to lower GM level.  Remember that only a small minority of chessplayers ever approach GM level.

If such a KG book is well written I can see it raising a fair amount of revenue from lower-rated players.  I can think of a number of books on gambits that are even easier to equalise against, e.g. Goring, Danish, Max Lange, Belgrade, Smith-Morra etc, that sold rather well despite the openings being shunned at master level.  Or, for that matter, sub-optimal non-gambit lines like the Four Knights and Ponziani.
  
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Re: John Shaw: The King's Gambit
Reply #6 - 10/20/08 at 00:16:58
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MNb wrote on 10/19/08 at 22:04:16:
trw wrote on 10/19/08 at 21:46:02:
rossia seems to have gone crazy for an opening whose romantic days are dead.

Must have been the zillionth time these words are written. Peculiar that it still pops up again and again - and scores well.



its not the opening is unsound or refuted or scores badly but its romantic days are dead.
  
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Re: John Shaw: The King's Gambit
Reply #5 - 10/19/08 at 22:04:16
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trw wrote on 10/19/08 at 21:46:02:
rossia seems to have gone crazy for an opening whose romantic days are dead.

Must have been the zillionth time these words are written. Peculiar that it still pops up again and again - and scores well.
  

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Re: John Shaw: The King's Gambit
Reply #4 - 10/19/08 at 21:46:02
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Fernando Semprun wrote on 10/19/08 at 16:24:43:
TopNotch wrote on 10/18/08 at 15:50:06:
The days for a Kings Gambit repertoire book are long gone, unless its aimed at Black. So this book is likely to be a general treatise on the opening.

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Is writing against KG your favourite topic?  Grin


Well the guy is right so its hard to dispute him?

rossia seems to have gone crazy for an opening whose romantic days are dead.
  
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Re: John Shaw: The King's Gambit
Reply #3 - 10/19/08 at 16:24:43
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TopNotch wrote on 10/18/08 at 15:50:06:
The days for a Kings Gambit repertoire book are long gone, unless its aimed at Black. So this book is likely to be a general treatise on the opening.

Toppy Smiley



Is writing against KG your favourite topic?  Grin
  

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Re: John Shaw: The King's Gambit
Reply #2 - 10/18/08 at 16:07:10
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TopNotch wrote on 10/18/08 at 15:50:06:
The days for a Kings Gambit repertoire book are long gone


Why do you think so?

Besides, there's no need to build a repertoire for Black, that's already done, for example in Marin's "Beating the Open Games", Emms' "Play the Open Games as Black", or Davies' "Play 1 e4 e5".

I expect nothing better than ULTIMATE KINGS GAMBIT BOOK for WHITE PLAYER.

Recently Johanssons "Fascinating King's Gambit" raised very high level of analysis for KG.

I hope that the Quality Chess book will be able to raise this standard even further up  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
  
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Re: John Shaw: The King's Gambit
Reply #1 - 10/18/08 at 15:50:06
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The days for a Kings Gambit repertoire book are long gone, unless its aimed at Black. So this book is likely to be a general treatise on the opening.

Toppy Smiley
  

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C30-C39: John Shaw: The King's Gambit
10/18/08 at 12:13:38
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Hello to everyone!

I'm curious and I can hardly wait for this KG book from Quality Chess: http://www.qualitychess.co.uk/docs/3/news/

This book should be out few months ago, but as we all know, King's Gambit is really a hard topic to write about.

Does anybody has any information regarding this book:

* structure
* repertoire
* opening tree or games

Mr. Aagaard?  Smiley
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