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Re: Sam Collins Chessbase 1.e4 Repertoire
Reply #8 - 06/30/10 at 09:00:26
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Ender wrote on 02/07/10 at 20:07:18:
can someone post what does he recommands in italian?


Collins nel DVD propone

Siciliana Alapin                              
FranceseTarrasch 
Caro Kan Att. Panov
Alechin Var 4. Cf3
Scandinava  3. Cf3
Pirc Robatsch  Sist Ae3 e h3
Italiana e 2 Cavalli  Sist. d3
Russa   3.d4

Rispetto ad un suo libro pubblicato negli anni scorsi ha modificato alcune varianti ( ad esempio contro la Francese, laPirc , la Scandinava, la Russa e l'Italiana/2 cavalli) e ha mantenuto le altre con qualche leggero ritocco.
  

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Re: Sam Collins Chessbase 1.e4 Repertoire
Reply #7 - 06/16/10 at 10:11:23
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Ender wrote on 02/07/10 at 20:07:18:
can someone post what does he recommands in italian?

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This has been out a while now.
Does it give a lot of variations or does it concentrate just on the games it covers?
Does it talk more plans and ideas than concrete lines?
  
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Re: Sam Collins Chessbase 1.e4 Repertoire
Reply #6 - 02/08/10 at 06:39:46
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Thank You BuckyKatt!!
  

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Re: Sam Collins Chessbase 1.e4 Repertoire
Reply #5 - 02/08/10 at 01:37:12
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Ender wrote on 02/07/10 at 20:07:18:
can someone post what does he recommands in italian?


IM Collins recommends:

The c3 Sicilian
Italian Game with d3
Tarrasch French "Universal System"
Panov-Botvinnik against the Caro-Kann
3. d4 versus the Russian Defense
4. Nf3 against Alekhine's Defense
The 3. Nf3 line against the Scandinavian with ...Qxd5
4. Be3 followed by 5. h3 against the Pirc/Modern complex.

To answer your question more specifically have a look at the games:

http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1531499
http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1485463
http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1511923
http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1259586
http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1014921
http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1536999
http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1492026
  
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Re: Sam Collins Chessbase 1.e4 Repertoire
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Re: Sam Collins Chessbase 1.e4 Repertoire
Reply #3 - 12/15/09 at 11:20:59
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Ordered the DVD. French advance and Scotch out  Tarrasch and Italian d3 in looks sensible.

"An attacking repertoire for white" is a nice book. He has an engaging style. c3 Sicilian is more aggressive then you would think, certainly at lower levels. I found his inclusion of Scottish Opening stranger as he was aiming for the endgame from move 5 or so.

  
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Re: Sam Collins Chessbase 1.e4 Repertoire
Reply #2 - 12/12/09 at 21:46:08
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MNb wrote on 12/12/09 at 21:34:16:
If 1.e4 e5 2.c3 is part of an attacking repertoire, the Velimirovic Attack should be part of a defensive repertoire.



Dunno if you meant 1...e5 here, but I like the Ponziani as a rare blitz novelty.
  
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Re: Sam Collins Chessbase 1.e4 Repertoire
Reply #1 - 12/12/09 at 21:34:16
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If 1.e4 c5 2.c3 is part of an attacking repertoire, the Velimirovic Attack should be part of a defensive repertoire.

Later edit: thanks to S_F for pointing out the typo.
« Last Edit: 12/13/09 at 21:19:18 by MNb »  

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Sam Collins Chessbase 1.e4 Repertoire
12/12/09 at 09:49:03
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I saw this was just released.
I think it is a very good repertoire, that is not too risky, but also not too timid, from the lines I can see.
He recoomends italian with c3 against e5, c3-sicilian, french tarrasch and the panov attack. It is said the DVD has 8 hours playtime.
I had already read "An attacking repertoire for white" before, and I liked it very much,
tbh. it was the first opening theory book I read, and I think it was a quite good repertoire, but with my current opening knowledge I would deny to play french advance (don't like the positions at all) or the scotch (too risky for me) ... and I really like he replaced these lines in his new "improved" repertoire. I think this would be the only e4 repertoire I would play otb, all other lines in e4 are too risky and theory intense for me, and the lines he chose avoid this and are still good. The only thing I'd still like to know is if he recommends e4 e5 2. Nf3 or 2. Bc4.
  
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