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Re: The Modern Tiger (Tiger's Modern 2 ed)
Reply #20 - 03/13/17 at 18:43:58
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RdC wrote on 03/11/17 at 23:01:13:
John Nunn, author of a book or two on the Modern is playing again in UK weekend tournaments. Here's how he met the Modern Tiger in this weekend's tournament in Exeter.

1. e4 d6 2.d4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. Be3 a6 5. h4

This provoked the response 5. .. h5 whereupon Nh3 was played, followed up by Ng5, f3 and O-O-O. Later the regrouping Nc3-e2-f4 was played, putting a lot of pressure on e6 ( which was occupied by a pawn).


From what I have experienced and learned from similar positions (I don't play this set-up, but often ...g6 against the English), ...h5 is many times the least desired option for Black. I'd rather go ...h6, or something else, especially now when White has not played Qd2 (no Bh6 yet). If White has played Qd2, then ...h5 could be an option I guess. What does Tiger recommend?
  
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Re: The Modern Tiger (Tiger's Modern 2 ed)
Reply #19 - 03/13/17 at 17:15:39
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Re: The Modern Tiger (Tiger's Modern 2 ed)
Reply #18 - 03/12/17 at 23:57:16
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RdC wrote on 03/11/17 at 23:01:13:
John Nunn, author of a book or two on the Modern is playing again in UK weekend tournaments. Here's how he met the Modern Tiger in this weekend's tournament in Exeter.

1. e4 d6 2.d4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. Be3 a6 5. h4

This provoked the response 5. .. h5 whereupon Nh3 was played, followed up by Ng5, f3 and O-O-O. Later the regrouping Nc3-e2-f4 was played, putting a lot of pressure on e6 ( which was occupied by a pawn).


Irrelevant observation:  Dr. N keeps a neat scoresheet.  (From looking at other rounds, it is evident that the second one for that game [sixth one in the file] is his.)
https://eastdevonchesscongress.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/r2-open.pdf
  
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Re: The Modern Tiger (Tiger's Modern 2 ed)
Reply #17 - 03/11/17 at 23:01:13
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John Nunn, author of a book or two on the Modern is playing again in UK weekend tournaments. Here's how he met the Modern Tiger in this weekend's tournament in Exeter.

1. e4 d6 2.d4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. Be3 a6 5. h4

This provoked the response 5. .. h5 whereupon Nh3 was played, followed up by Ng5, f3 and O-O-O. Later the regrouping Nc3-e2-f4 was played, putting a lot of pressure on e6 ( which was occupied by a pawn).
  
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Re: The Modern Tiger (Tiger's Modern 2 ed)
Reply #16 - 01/24/17 at 10:59:35
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Hi.

Fighting games. Was very enjoyable to go through both Smiley.

Have a nice day.
  
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Re: The Modern Tiger (Tiger's Modern 2 ed)
Reply #15 - 01/23/17 at 11:45:40
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Ooops, sorry. The first game is the following: http://www.chessvideos.tv/chess-game-replayer.php?id=109270 where I played black against FM Strange. The second game is the same: http://www.chessvideos.tv/chess-game-replayer.php?id=109327
  
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Re: The Modern Tiger (Tiger's Modern 2 ed)
Reply #14 - 01/18/17 at 12:19:13
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I really love his book. My last 2 games with the black pieces have been the Hippo. I hope that it is OK including them here.

In the first game, the white player has an ELO just above 2400: http://www.chessvideos.tv/chess-game-replayer.php?id=109271

In the above game, white has a won position around move 45 and black has a won position around move 60. It was really a tough game because we had 90 minutes + 30s per move for the entire game and the last 50 moves were played with very little time left.

In the second game, the white player had 2250:

http://www.chessvideos.tv/chess-game-replayer.php?id=109327

The place where white blunders the exchange he is virtually down to 30 s per move. This was played in the Danish division league.

I will definitely continue to have the Modern as a surprise weapon. Tiger's book is truly inspiring I find.
  
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Re: The Modern Tiger (Tiger's Modern 2 ed)
Reply #13 - 08/13/16 at 21:31:59
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Tiger Hillarp has added some more Modern Defence annotations at his blog
http://tiger.bagofcats.net/
following his recent exhibition match at 15 minutes +5 seconds vs. Morozevich.
  
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Re: The Modern Tiger (Tiger's Modern 2 ed)
Reply #12 - 07/22/16 at 00:10:22
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Many thanks for this! I should have known to look there. Love the annotation to Black's seventh!
  
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Re: The Modern Tiger (Tiger's Modern 2 ed)
Reply #11 - 07/21/16 at 23:49:47
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Tiger has commented on the recent Wei Yi-Carlsen game (Bilbao) at
http://tiger.bagofcats.net/


  
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Re: The Modern Tiger (Tiger's Modern 2 ed)
Reply #10 - 03/18/15 at 05:25:40
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TN wrote on 03/17/15 at 22:08:47:
The big question in my mind is what Tiger gives against 4.f4 a6 5.Nf3 b5 6.Bd3 Nd7 7.a4 which was one of his main recommendations to White in his first book.


Hillarp Persson still thinks this line is dangerous for Black and therefore gives 4 (!) options he considers playable.
  
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Re: The Modern Tiger (Tiger's Modern 2 ed)
Reply #9 - 03/17/15 at 22:08:47
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The final position in line 2 isn't an issue after 9...Qc7 followed by the queenside pawn storm, but White could improve earlier with 8.h3!. Fortunately 5...Nxe4 is probably a simpler route to equality, and a good argument in favour of starting with 5.Qe2. In line 1, just play 6...Nf6 when it doesn't make much sense for White to castle kingside, but queenside castling also feels strange in conjunction with Be2/Nf3.

For what it's worth, 4...Nf6 is a pretty logical choice after 1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nc3 d6 4.Be2 (as it's bascially your only good option after 3.Nf3 d6 4.Be2) and then 5.g4 d5! and 5.h4 c5 6.d5 h5 are both quite fine for Black, in my view as White doesn't really get his attack going in either case.

The big question in my mind is what Tiger gives against 4.f4 a6 5.Nf3 b5 6.Bd3 Nd7 7.a4 which was one of his main recommendations to White in his first book. Perhaps he's suggesting the 4...Nf6 Pirc transposition this time but I'm not convinced by Black's prospects for equality there either.
  

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Re: The Modern Tiger (Tiger's Modern 2 ed)
Reply #8 - 03/16/15 at 13:07:20
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Very interesting book but after the last two modern games i played with black i did not found analysis : 1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nc3 d6 4.Be2!? a6 (after Nf6 transposition in the Pirc 5.h4!? or 6.g4!?) 5.h4!? h5 6.Cf3 b5 7.Ng5 and 1.e4 g6 2.d4 Bg7 3.Nf3 d6 4.Bc4 Nf6 5.Nc3 0-0 6.Qe2!? ç6 7.Bb3 Bg4 8.Be3 Nbd7 9.000 In both case it seems to me the game is original and maybe better for White.
  
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Re: The Modern Tiger (Tiger's Modern 2 ed)
Reply #7 - 01/06/15 at 09:29:17
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I'm working on it! Cheesy

But seriously, will attempt a more limited post soon! (Maybe not too bad a thing to do while sitting here nursing a tedious post-Christmas bug, blast it ...)
  
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Re: The Modern Tiger (Tiger's Modern 2 ed)
Reply #6 - 01/06/15 at 07:22:32
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Michael Ayton wrote on 01/05/15 at 21:25:29:
(At the moment I' don't really see why a 1 e4 g6 2 d4 d6!? move order doesn't give Black valuable alternative options, but that's really for another thread ...)



Perhaps it's time for another one of your world-famous, giant Word documents with a complicated list of transpositional possibilities and tabiyas. I enjoyed the first one immensely!

Grin Cheesy Wink
  
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