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Re: Dismantling the Sicilian
Reply #68 - 08/13/17 at 14:34:02
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JEH wrote on 08/12/17 at 18:15:43:
I can't find info about this book in the NIC site, although I found this on Amazon so I can now see it's being co-authored with Max Illingworth.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dismantling-Sicilian-Complete-Modern-Repertoire/dp/9056...

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51Z9c2FvifL._SX360_BO1,204,203,...

It will be an instabuy for me as I've been basing my Open Sicilian around this book, especially the English Attack which I've been having great fun with!

Smiley

My original copy is somewhat battle hardened, with notes penned into margins and additonal and upgraded lines stapled to some pages, so I could certainly do with a new edition  Cool


Given the positive comments you and many others made about the original version, I was close to buying it many times, but didnt pull the trigger....I might find myself giving in to temptation for Christmas.
  

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Re: Dismantling the Sicilian
Reply #67 - 08/12/17 at 18:15:43
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I can't find info about this book in the NIC site, although I found this on Amazon so I can now see it's being co-authored with Max Illingworth.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dismantling-Sicilian-Complete-Modern-Repertoire/dp/9056...



It will be an instabuy for me as I've been basing my Open Sicilian around this book, especially the English Attack which I've been having great fun with!

Smiley

My original copy is somewhat battle hardened, with notes penned into margins and additonal and upgraded lines stapled to some pages, so I could certainly do with a new edition  Cool
  

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Re: Dismantling the Sicilian
Reply #66 - 08/12/17 at 17:27:44
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Looking forward to this new edition
  
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Re: Dismantling the Sicilian
Reply #65 - 08/12/17 at 04:59:57
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Telpherzan wrote on 08/12/17 at 04:48:19:
Quality Chess' ABC tree format style is my favourite. Chess Stars splitting chapters into: quick theory, theory and model games is tolerable. Everyman Chess' games format I didn't use to like, but I can tolerate it now.



Chess book format could be a good topic for a new thread
  

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Re: Dismantling the Sicilian
Reply #64 - 08/12/17 at 04:48:19
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ErictheRed wrote on 08/12/17 at 00:58:30:
Since we're on this subject, I found Bologan's Black Weapons to be completed unreadable and despite the favorable reviews, could not bring myself to buy a copy. I think that I know what RoleyPoley means, though it's hard to describe in words.


Fully agree regarding the Bologan book. It was the same terrible format with his Ruy Lopez one too. Having to keep jumping back and forth between pages, to find out who played the game, or to see side variations, became tiresome very quickly.

Quality Chess' ABC tree format style is my favourite. Chess Stars splitting chapters into: quick theory, theory and model games is tolerable. Everyman Chess' games format I didn't use to like, but I can tolerate it now.

Hopefully Bologan will ditch this format for future books. I'm hoping he does a Caro-Kann rep book next.
  
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Re: Dismantling the Sicilian
Reply #63 - 08/12/17 at 00:58:30
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Since we're on this subject, I found Bologan's Black Weapons to be completed unreadable and despite the favorable reviews, could not bring myself to buy a copy. I think that I know what RoleyPoley means, though it's hard to describe in words.
  
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Re: Dismantling the Sicilian
Reply #62 - 08/11/17 at 21:43:45
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Stigma wrote on 08/11/17 at 19:27:57:
RoleyPoley wrote on 08/11/17 at 13:32:47:
New version of this book coming out in December. Given how popular first one Is, I'm keen to see it. Hope the layout is nicer though. Can't stand NIC or Gambits presentation....ruins perfectly good books.

What exactly do you dislike about NIC's and Gambit's layouts? I don't see any obvious problems with them.


I dont know how best to explain it. I'm not particularly keen the font/typeface used, also the content often looks too clustered or as if it has just been shoved together. I prefer more spacing (NIC's book on the Petroff by Cohen to my eyes looks atrocious for example).


  

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Re: Dismantling the Sicilian
Reply #61 - 08/11/17 at 19:27:57
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RoleyPoley wrote on 08/11/17 at 13:32:47:
New version of this book coming out in December. Given how popular first one Is, I'm keen to see it. Hope the layout is nicer though. Can't stand NIC or Gambits presentation....ruins perfectly good books.

What exactly do you dislike about NIC's and Gambit's layouts? I don't see any obvious problems with them.
  

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Re: Dismantling the Sicilian
Reply #60 - 08/11/17 at 16:36:08
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RoleyPoley wrote on 08/11/17 at 13:32:47:
New version of this book coming out in December


Woot!

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Re: Dismantling the Sicilian
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New version of this book coming out in December. Given how popular first one Is, I'm keen to see it. Hope the layout is nicer though. Can't stand NIC or Gambits presentation....ruins perfectly good books.
  

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Re: Dismantling the Sicilian
Reply #58 - 11/29/16 at 03:14:58
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Sounds like this could be interesting for me. I like to get an overview then see if I can get deeper into things myself. It takes longer but sticks in my mind more that way.
  
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Re: Dismantling the Sicilian
Reply #57 - 11/13/16 at 01:03:24
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MNb wrote on 11/10/16 at 09:25:35:
Arnaudov wrote on 11/09/16 at 19:09:46:
1 e4 c5 2 Nc3 e6 3 Nf3
3...a6 4 d4 cxd4 5 Nxd4 p. 175

What's the remedy against 5...b5 ? It scores very well.


De la Villa gives 6 Bd3 on page 176. I did ok with it.  Smiley
  
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Re: Dismantling the Sicilian
Reply #56 - 11/13/16 at 00:58:26
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gramsci wrote on 11/09/16 at 21:26:59:
Arnaudov wrote on 11/09/16 at 19:09:46:
To be honest I used to play 2 Nc3 and then switch vs. 2 e6

What did you play vs. 2...d6 & 2...Nc6 then?


I would play 3 f4 and the GPA vs. 2...d6; and used to play 3 Bb5 vs. 2...Nc6 (someone here at ChessPub called this the
"Backdoor Rossolimo"  Grin and I fared pretty well with it.

I still feel more comfortable playing that way, but as my play has improved, so has that of my opponents and I gradually weaned myself to the Open Sicilian... most of the time.  Wink
  
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Re: Dismantling the Sicilian
Reply #55 - 11/10/16 at 09:25:35
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Arnaudov wrote on 11/09/16 at 19:09:46:
1 e4 c5 2 Nc3 e6 3 Nf3
3...a6 4 d4 cxd4 5 Nxd4 p. 175

What's the remedy against 5...b5 ? It scores very well.
  

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Re: Dismantling the Sicilian
Reply #54 - 11/09/16 at 21:26:59
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Arnaudov wrote on 11/09/16 at 19:09:46:
To be honest I used to play 2 Nc3 and then switch vs. 2 e6

What did you play vs. 2...d6 & 2...Nc6 then?
  
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