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Reply #41 - 08/29/17 at 07:25:25
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Commenting on the QC blog probably wouldn't be a bad way to do that.
  
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Reply #40 - 08/29/17 at 01:47:44
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Was there a way to send Errors to QC somewhere?

On pg.101, Pert states that Gustafsson "only considers 13.Bc4:" in the line 5.Bg5 dc4: 6.e4 c5 7.dc5: Qd1:+ 8.Rd1: Nbd7 (not Pert's recommendation) 9.Bd2 Bc3: 10.Bc3: Ne4: 11.Bg7: Rg8 12.Bd4 Ndc5: 13.Ne5(!), but Gustafsson doesn't get there at all, playing 12. ..Nec5: instead - after which indeed 13.Bc4: looks like the only sensible move
  
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Reply #39 - 08/23/17 at 09:21:57
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BadDays wrote on 08/21/17 at 19:37:37:
It has to be said that Cornette's book is formatted just awfully and can be a real pain to read. Also, Pert includes decent lines against the Catalan and some other early deviations on the way to the Ragozin. On the other hand, Cornette's analysis is extremely thorough.

In summary, Pert's book is the better produced of the two, although I personally like many of Cornette's recommendations more. Buy both Cheesy


This hits the nail. I fully agree.
  
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Reply #38 - 08/23/17 at 03:55:58
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bobbyh64 wrote on 08/22/17 at 23:03:00:
What Nimzo line does Cornette recommend transposing to if White plays 5.e3?


His main line runs 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 Bb4 5.e3 0-0 6.Bd3 dxc4!? 7.Bxc4 c5 8.0-0 Nc6 9.a3 Ba5!? It's an interesting line that I hadn't actually considered before reading his book.

For what it's worth, Pert analyzes 6...b6 7.0-0 Ba6!?, and Roiz analyzes the Karpov System in his recent book on the Nimzo. There are so many good systems for black in the 4.e3 Nimzo that it's really a matter of taste.

By the way, if anybody can show me how to embed .PGNs that would be a huge help to me.
  
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Reply #37 - 08/22/17 at 23:03:00
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What Nimzo line does Cornette recommend transposing to if White plays 5.e3?
  
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Reply #36 - 08/21/17 at 19:37:37
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The authors recommend very different lines in some cases. For example, after 5.Bg5 Pert transposes to the Vienna with 5...dxc4, whereas Cornette analyzes the mainline with 5...h6. Also, after 5.cxd5 exd5 6.Bg5 Pert gives both the old line with 6...h6 7.Bh4 Nbd7 and ...g5 and the rare 6...Qd6!?, whereas Cornette recommends both Leko's 6...h6 7.Bh4 0-0!? and the even trendier 6...h6 7.Bh4 Bf5!? There are other differences as well, but those are the ones that stand out.

It has to be said that Cornette's book is formatted just awfully and can be a real pain to read. Also, Pert includes decent lines against the Catalan and some other early deviations on the way to the Ragozin. On the other hand, Cornette's analysis is extremely thorough.

In summary, Pert's book is the better produced of the two, although I personally like many of Cornette's recommendations more. Buy both Cheesy
  
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Re: Pert on the Ragozin - new book from QualityChess
Reply #35 - 08/21/17 at 08:11:38
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A friend told me he liked Cornette's book even better, though it had the advantage of being published later, and I haven't yet bought the Cornette book to compare for myself. I believe they recommend quite different lines, so there should be something to suit all tastes between the two books!

Re the e-books: In principle it makes sense to 'add value' as one can see all the moves in each video by dragging to the end of the video in any case.

  

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Reply #34 - 08/18/17 at 09:15:27
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I find that it depends on who made the video series. Gustafsson's e-books tend to be lines only (no comments). I suppose it's so that he can use the same version for English and German e-books. There's also no real extra information compared to what he proposes in the videos. Other authors that I've seen (Svidler, Van Kampen) have additional information in the e-book, as well as instructional text.
  

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Reply #33 - 08/17/17 at 14:47:45
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IsaVulpes wrote on 08/14/17 at 00:41:40:
The "ebooks" are 99% pointless to me. I basically just transcribed the videos into my own files, without even looking at the accompanying ebooks.
For the most part they're just files without any comments whatsoever, which isn't really useful for anything (for me, anyways).


mn wrote on 08/14/17 at 00:52:33:
The e-books are meant to be a bit more detailed, I think.


Yes, they are - take for instance Svidler on the Gruenfeld. And it's easier to transcribe from the e-book anyway as you can at least copy and paste the spoken text (it's there!) and even lines if you do a little pgn text editor editing.

  
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Reply #32 - 08/14/17 at 00:52:33
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The e-books are meant to be a bit more detailed, I think.
  
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Reply #31 - 08/14/17 at 00:41:40
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The "ebooks" are 99% pointless to me. I basically just transcribed the videos into my own files, without even looking at the accompanying ebooks.
For the most part they're just files without any comments whatsoever, which isn't really useful for anything (for me, anyways).
  
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Reply #30 - 08/13/17 at 23:10:24
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Hmm, I understand why they did that, but it's a bummer. Thanks for explaining!
  
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Reply #29 - 08/13/17 at 23:05:23
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You have to log in the page and navigate through variations with the browser. Two panels, one with a board and the other with moves and comments.

You can copy-paste each variation to a local document, by the way.
  
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Reply #28 - 08/13/17 at 20:44:09
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So what do you view them on?  Do you need a special app?  Do you mean that they won't work with Chessbase?  That's a bummer, if so.
  
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Re: Pert on the Ragozin - new book from QualityChess
Reply #27 - 08/13/17 at 19:39:15
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chess24 has its own format for their playable ebooks. It is a little annoying but also understandable that these cannot be downloaded.
  
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