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Re: The French Defence by Vitiugov
Reply #109 - 01/09/11 at 13:37:01
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Smyslov_Fan wrote on 01/08/11 at 17:31:42:
dom, I think you may be a bit optimistic in considering the game equal after 11...cd4.



Yes...optimistic..over the board and in the analysis...I agree to be  Smiley . It is not so simple to defend as Black when king is so unsafe.
  

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Re: The French Defence by Vitiugov
Reply #108 - 01/08/11 at 17:31:42
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dom, I think you may be a bit optimistic in considering the game equal after 11...cd4.

I havent' done the hard work of finding out why yet, but on first inspection, the position looks far easier for White to play.
  
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Re: The French Defence by Vitiugov
Reply #107 - 01/08/11 at 16:55:39
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I undig the thread because of this recent game I played as Black vs ukranian GM Kislinsky, which gives example about one line of universal system.

Vitiugov Book reference is: Chapter 19 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 Be7 4.Ngf3 Page 119  "b) 8..h5!? This is Morozevich last invention in this line".

Eingorn book ("Chess Explained - The French") reference is Page 31 Game 6 Smirin-Cheparinov,Calvia 2004

Kislinsky A. GM UKR 2483 - Laurain D. FRA 2001
Marseille 26th December 2010

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.c3 c5 6.Bd3 Nc6 7.Ngf3 Be7 8.oo h5!?  { Timofeev-Arencibia,Cappelle La Grande 2004, Ivanov-Figler 2005 ( Vitiugiov and Eingorn)  } 9.b3

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9..g5 10.Bb2 Qb6 11.c4  {main strategy in this kind of pawn structure: undemining } Nb4?! (11...cxd4 12.Re1 g4 - 12...Rh6!? - 13.cxd5 exd5 14.e6 Nc5 15.exf7 Kxf7 16.Bc4=) 12.Bb1 g4 13.dxc5 Bxc5 14.Ng5 Rg8 15.Nh7 h4 16.cxd5 Nxd5 17.Nc4 { one idea born after 10...Qb6 } Qc6 18.Be4 g3 19.Bd4 b5 20.Bxc5 bxc4 21.bxc4 Qxc5 22.cxd5 gxh2+ 23.Kxh2 Qc3 Qh5 24.Qd4 dxe6 1-0

  

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Re: location of 8.Bd3?! in the Rubinstein (page 87)
Reply #106 - 10/02/10 at 13:45:04
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HoemberChess wrote on 10/01/10 at 20:34:48:
Hi!

Could anyone please help me a little bit?

On page 87, (Chapter 16 on the Rubinstein, 3.Nd2 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nd7 5.Nf3 Ngf6 6.Bd3) the book reads,
"a) 6..Nxe4 7.Bxe4 Nf6 8.Bg5 We will analyze the routine move 8.Bd3?! a bit later."

So my question is, where??
Because I can't find it.... Sad


Eh,eh  Wink..kylemeister is right, the position is given earlier (and not "later"), chapter 14 page 72 b) paragraph.
  

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Re: The French Defence by Vitiugov
Reply #105 - 10/01/10 at 23:58:12
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It isn't under 6. Nxf6+ Nxf6 7. Bd3?
  
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location of 8.Bd3?! in the Rubinstein (page 87)
Reply #104 - 10/01/10 at 20:34:48
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Hi!

Could anyone please help me a little bit?

On page 87, (Chapter 16 on the Rubinstein, 3.Nd2 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nd7 5.Nf3 Ngf6 6.Bd3) the book reads,
"a) 6..Nxe4 7.Bxe4 Nf6 8.Bg5 We will analyze the routine move 8.Bd3?! a bit later."

So my question is, where??
Because I can't find it.... Sad
  

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Re: The French Defence by Vitiugov
Reply #103 - 08/13/10 at 06:31:24
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Thanks for the information.
  
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Re: The French Defence by Vitiugov
Reply #102 - 08/12/10 at 21:59:11
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OldGrizzly wrote on 08/12/10 at 06:40:19:
Which is the suggested line in Milner-Barry-Gambit?

The same line as always:
Take the pawn, 10.- a6 followed by N to c6 and Bc5.
Verdict: The position has stabilized. White is a pawn down and hardly has any meaningful compensation.
  
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Re: The French Defence by Vitiugov
Reply #101 - 08/12/10 at 06:40:19
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Which is the suggested line in Milner-Barry-Gambit?
  
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Re: The French Defence by Vitiugov
Reply #100 - 08/11/10 at 17:17:42
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MNb wrote on 07/31/10 at 11:14pm:
http://www.thechessmind.net/blog/2010/7/31/part-one-of-a-long-review-of-nikita-v....

http://www.thechessmind.net/blog/2010/7/31/part-two-of-a-long-review-of-nikita-v....


He put a bit into that, and was obviously reading this forum! He even addressed some stupid questions posted here. I nodded along to most of it and agree with his main conclusion.


I agree, this is an excellent review -  informative and balanced. Its even a review of our ChessPub reviews, which takes it to a whole new level. Smiley

I've just got my copy. Its good, but lacks both the originality of Moskalenko's Flexible French and the thoroughness of Watson Play the French. It really is a top level repertoire, though, no dodgy sidelines. Its all tried and tested GM moves. Vitiugov really only covers the truly theoretical main lines in any depth. Any lesser sidelines, for good or bad, are not considered worthy of further analysis.
  
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Re: The French Defence by Vitiugov
Reply #99 - 08/05/10 at 08:58:50
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MNb wrote on 07/31/10 at 22:14:25:


He put a bit into that, and was obviously reading this forum! He even addressed some stupid questions posted here. I nodded along to most of it and agree with his main conclusion.
  
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Re: The French Defence by Vitiugov
Reply #98 - 08/04/10 at 09:26:20
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Transposition to 3.. de 4 Nxe4 Nbd7 5 Nf3 Ngf6 6 Bg5 I'd imagine. Via 4 .. de 5 Nxe4 Nbd7 etc.

Slightly dull/solid compared to some of the 5 .. Be7 lines perhaps, but perfectly sensible.
  
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Re: The French Defence by Vitiugov
Reply #97 - 08/04/10 at 09:04:28
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I don't know if I'm missing something, but...

Here is an excerpt including the list of Contents.

Where, in that list, is 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5?

I understand that the recommendation is 4...dxe4, but where is it listed in the Contents?

  
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Re: The French Defence by Vitiugov
Reply #96 - 07/31/10 at 23:11:39
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Seth_Xoma wrote on 07/31/10 at 04:58:21:
Does GM Vitiugov cover the 4.a3 Winawer, and if so, what line does he recommend for Black?

Much appreciated.  Cool


He recommends the line from Fischer - Kovacevic, Zagreb 1970 up to 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. a3 Bxc3+ 5. bxc3 dxe4 6. Qg4 Nf6 7. Qxg7 Rg8 8.Qh6 Nbd7 9. Ne2 b6 10. Bg5 Qe7 11. Qh4 Bb7 12. Ng3 h6 13. Bd2 and now either Kovacevic's 13...O-O-O 14.Be2 with the improvement 14...e3! 15.fxe3 Bxg2 16.Rg1 Be4 or 13...Rg4! 14.Qxh6 O-O-O which worked very well in Romero Holmes - Matamoros Franco, Elgoibar 1997.

Somehow typical for the book is his comment on 12...h6 ("This is an important fine point."), which shows that he expects his reader to find the line 13.Bxh6?! Rg4 14.Qh3 O-O-O 15.Be2 Rgg8! =+/~ on his own.



It is also worth noting that the logical-looking 11 Ng3? (threatening 12 Nh5) is refuted by 11...Ng4! - one of the advantages of playing ...Qe7 so early.

I shall leave it to interested readers to work out the neat tactical point of 11...Ng4.  Grin
  
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Re: The French Defence by Vitiugov
Reply #95 - 07/31/10 at 22:14:25
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