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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!

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Re: The Modern Tiger (Tiger's Modern 2 ed)
Reply #5 - 01/05/15 at 21:25:29
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Look forward to hearing your impressions! I get the feeling that both 4 f4 a6 and 4 Be3 a6 are thought to be tough for Black these days -- it'll be really interesting to learn if Tiger thinks they're OK. (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 ...)
  
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Reply #4 - 01/05/15 at 20:39:35
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My copy is on the way, I'll have it in a few days!
  
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Re: The Modern Tiger (Tiger's Modern 2 ed)
Reply #3 - 01/05/15 at 20:37:23
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Has anyone got/seen this book beyond the online sample?
  
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Re: The Modern Tiger (Tiger's Modern 2 ed)
Reply #2 - 07/07/13 at 02:46:46
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I'd love to see a stronger solution to an early c4 by white (if one exists, outside of a KID transposition).
  
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Re: The Modern Tiger (Tiger's Modern 2 ed)
Reply #1 - 06/23/13 at 12:36:43
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Moved as requested.
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I'm reminded again of something Short wrote recently, approximately "The biggest fallacy in chess is the quasi-religious belief in the primacy of the opening."
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The Modern Tiger (Tiger's Modern 2 ed)
06/11/13 at 12:51:47
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The Master has spoken:
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I am currently in the process of writing the second edition of “Tiger’s Modern” (that will be called “The Modern Tiger”) and will try to post twice a week during that time. Please bear with me
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Tiger has a new blog: http://tiger.bagofcats.net
Do we want to start a discussion on what we would like to see in the new edition?

My apologies. This should be in 1 e4 ... Can a moderator transfer? Much obliged.
  

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