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Re: Most material on the Gurgenidze variation
Reply #6 - 06/25/16 at 10:04:20
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Stigma wrote on 06/25/16 at 02:20:22:
George Jempty wrote on 06/25/16 at 01:20:57:
Actually I own the Negi book and he only covers 3.Nd2 -- the thematic tournament specifically calls for Nc3


Ah, I wasn't aware of that, I just knew he covers main lines against 4...Bf5 and 4...Nd7. I guess the Gurgenidze doesn't make much sense against 3.Nd2?

I looked at some excerpts, and the "According to Anand" repertoire has the move order 1.e4 c6 2.d4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.f4 d5 5.e5 etc., covered in book 3, chapters 3 and 4.

Hey thanks.  Just from looking at chessbase stats, 4.h3 seems quite good for White.
  
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Re: Most material on the Gurgenidze variation
Reply #5 - 06/25/16 at 02:20:22
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George Jempty wrote on 06/25/16 at 01:20:57:
Actually I own the Negi book and he only covers 3.Nd2 -- the thematic tournament specifically calls for Nc3


Ah, I wasn't aware of that, I just knew he covers main lines against 4...Bf5 and 4...Nd7. I guess the Gurgenidze doesn't make much sense against 3.Nd2?

I looked at some excerpts, and the "According to Anand" repertoire has the move order 1.e4 c6 2.d4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.f4 d5 5.e5 etc., covered in book 3, chapters 3 and 4.
  

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Re: Most material on the Gurgenidze variation
Reply #4 - 06/25/16 at 01:25:15
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Seeley wrote on 06/25/16 at 00:53:42:
'Modern Defence' (Speelman and McDonald, Everyman 2000) has two chapters on it, comprising 11 illustrative games and some 35 pages (Chapter 1: Gurgenidze Main Line; Chapter 2: Gurgenidze Odds and Ends). According to the intro, these chapters are McDonald's work. Note that the focus is on the move order starting with 1...g6 2...Bg7 and only then ...c6. I know nothing about this line, so I have no idea if this renders the material any less useful to you. The book still appears to be readily available.


Thanks yes as you say, it still seems readily available on Amazon.  And thanks for the move order warning -- at least it's not 1...d6 2...Nf6 and then 3...c6 -- that wouldn't help me
  
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Re: Most material on the Gurgenidze variation
Reply #3 - 06/25/16 at 01:20:57
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Stigma wrote on 06/25/16 at 01:04:57:
You could check out White repertoire books too. I remember Khalifman's "White according to Anand" repertoire being quite detailed on it, and Negi's more recent book is likely just as good. Probably instructive in terms of themes and plans for both sides as well, if you can live with the fact that they are working for the enemy (assuming you're into the Gurgenidze from the Black side).


I don't mind which side I look at it from, I'm playing in a thematic correspondence tournament where you have to play the CK from either side.

Actually I own the Negi book and he only covers 3.Nd2 -- the thematic tournament specifically calls for Nc3
  
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Re: Most material on the Gurgenidze variation
Reply #2 - 06/25/16 at 01:04:57
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You could check out White repertoire books too. I remember Khalifman's "White according to Anand" repertoire being quite detailed on it, and Negi's more recent book is likely just as good. Probably instructive in terms of themes and plans for both sides as well, if you can live with the fact that they are working for the enemy (assuming you're into the Gurgenidze from the Black side).
  

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Re: Most material on the Gurgenidze variation
Reply #1 - 06/25/16 at 00:53:42
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'Modern Defence' (Speelman and McDonald, Everyman 2000) has two chapters on it, comprising 11 illustrative games and some 35 pages (Chapter 1: Gurgenidze Main Line; Chapter 2: Gurgenidze Odds and Ends). According to the intro, these chapters are McDonald's work. Note that the focus is on the move order starting with 1...g6 2...Bg7 and only then ...c6. I know nothing about this line, so I have no idea if this renders the material any less useful to you. The book still appears to be readily available.
  
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Most material on the Gurgenidze variation
06/24/16 at 23:43:39
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I'm looking for resources with the most material on the Gurgenidze variation 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 g6

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