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Re: Modern Defense book by Jonathan Speelman
Reply #10 - 03/08/14 at 23:33:18
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5...Nh6!? is interesting there - recall Marin has some coverage of this line in Chessbase Magazine. It might get a bit "too interesting" for Black though sometimes.

otherwise 5...dxe4 and going for the Caro-Kann structure I agree theoretically White should be slightly better, but in practice Black has so many options that he at least has a playable game.

5...Nh6!? is the more adventurous probably.
  
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Re: Modern Defense book by Jonathan Speelman
Reply #9 - 03/08/14 at 17:04:30
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I remember GM Motwani in one of his books suggested to answer 1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nf3 c6 with 4.Bd3 d5 5.Nbd2!? when 5...dxe4 6.Nxe4 Bxd4?! 7.Nxd4 Qxd4 8.Bd2 offers White great compensation.

Of course both on move 5 and 6 Black has alternatives but White looks slightly better to me in any case.
  
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Re: Modern Defense book by Jonathan Speelman
Reply #8 - 03/08/14 at 16:11:07
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Strange omission, 3...c6 followed by 4...d5 there is commonly played these days by strong players looking to complicate early.

Looking at my old 1972 book on the Modern Defence by Keene & Botterill, probably the best book ever written on this defence they give 3...c6 a "?!" because of 4.c4 "!"

Modern practice seems to show that line is playable for Black also though.
  
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Re: Modern Defense book by Jonathan Speelman
Reply #7 - 03/08/14 at 14:41:17
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Keano wrote on 03/08/14 at 04:44:20:
What does Kaufmann give against the slightly eccentric 3...c6


He does not even mention it.   Embarrassed
  
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Re: Modern Defense book by Jonathan Speelman
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Anonymous3 wrote on 12/24/10 at 23:14:06:
By looking at the table of contents of Jonathon Speelman's book "The Modern Defense", it doesn't seem like he covers the line recommended by Larry Kaufman in his book "The Chess Advantage in Black and White" 1 e4 g6 2 d4 Bg7 3 Nf3 (it seems like he doesn't cover this move at all) 3...d6 4 c3, the Geller System, 4...Nf6 5 Bd3. Does he cover this line or not?



strange omission.

What does Kaufmann give against the slightly eccentric 3...c6
  
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Re: Modern Defense book by Jonathan Speelman
Reply #5 - 12/25/10 at 22:58:15
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Terminology note:  the Classical Pirc is with White playing Nc3, Nf3 and Be2 (so 3. c3 already rules it out).
  
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Re: Modern Defense book by Jonathan Speelman
Reply #4 - 12/25/10 at 22:29:23
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For the sake of completeness I checked my other books on The Modern. Soltis in Black to Play and Win with 1 ... g6 recommends staying with his repertoire and playing 3 ... c6 and 4 ... d5 (5 pages) against 3. Nf3, and 3 ... d5! against 3. c3 (5 pages).

In Winning with the Modern David Norwood devotes Chapter 2 to 3. Nf3 (12 pages). He covers 3. c3 in about 5 pages in Chapter 3, and spends 11 pages on other third move options for White. I believe he recommends transposing into the Classical Pirc with d6 and Nf6 in both cases.
  
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Re: Modern Defense book by Jonathan Speelman
Reply #3 - 12/25/10 at 11:43:04
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This is the stem game, via transposition. Basically they say with the non-critical nature of the variation there are lots of move orders.

[Event "09, 32nd ol, Yerevan ARM"]
[Site "09, 32nd ol, Yerevan ARM"]
[Date "1996.??.??"]
[EventDate "?"]
[Round "?"]
[Result "0-1"]
[White "Magaram Magomedov"]
[Black "Lubomir Ftacnik"]
[ECO "B07"]
[WhiteElo "?"]
[BlackElo "?"]
[PlyCount "94"]

1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Bd3 g6 4. h3 Bg7 5. Nf3 O-O 6. O-O Nc6
7. Re1 Nd7 8. c3 e5 9. Bf1 h6 10. dxe5 dxe5 11. Nbd2 f5 12. b4
Qf6 13. b5 Ne7 14. Ba3 f4 15. Nc4 Re8 16. Re2 a6 17. bxa6 Qxa6
18. Rd2 Qd6 19. Qb3 Kh7 20. Ncxe5 Nxe5 21. Nxe5 Bxe5 22. Bb5
Qf6 23. Bxe8 Be6 24. Bxe7 Qxe7 25. Qxb7 Rxe8 26. Rad1 f3
27. Qb5 Qg5 28. g3 Re7 29. a4 h5 30. Rd3 Bxh3 31. Re1 Bg2
32. Qc5 Rg7 33. Rd5 Qg4 34. Rxe5 Qh3 35. Rxh5+ gxh5 36. Qf5+
Qxf5 37. exf5 Rf7 38. a5 Rxf5 39. Ra1 Rf8 40. Kh2 Ra8 41. a6
Ra7 42. Ra5 Kg6 43. Ra1 Kf5 44. Ra4 Ke5 45. Ra5+ Ke4 46. Rc5
Rxa6 47. Rxc7 Ra1 0-1
  
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Re: Modern Defense book by Jonathan Speelman
Reply #2 - 12/25/10 at 05:07:15
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What does the book recommend against 3 c3?
  
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Re: Modern Defense book by Jonathan Speelman
Reply #1 - 12/25/10 at 03:42:07
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Looking through the book I see no mention of 3 Nf3. 3 c3 is covered in Game 20, and 3 h4 gets a quick mention in the notes, but there's nothing that I could see about Nf3.
  
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Modern Defense book by Jonathan Speelman
12/24/10 at 23:14:06
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By looking at the table of contents of Jonathon Speelman's book "The Modern Defense", it doesn't seem like he covers the line recommended by Larry Kaufman in his book "The Chess Advantage in Black and White" 1 e4 g6 2 d4 Bg7 3 Nf3 (it seems like he doesn't cover this move at all) 3...d6 4 c3, the Geller System, 4...Nf6 5 Bd3. Does he cover this line or not?

  
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