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Re: New Book on the Samisch
Reply #65 - 11/30/17 at 22:34:10
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Hi RivertonKnight,
RivertonKnight wrote on 11/26/17 at 15:30:32:
I looked at this correspondence game last night, I wonder if this is the main line game for White? I do like the ease in which White gains the advantage if Black falters in the "The Steiner Attack". Your book is on the Christmas list ... although I might cheer for the Black pieces more Smiley

Cheers, AJ


Hi AJ, I don't entirely understand your question, because I don't see any players or other info attached to your file.  Is  that a correspondence game or a line of analysis?  9...Re8 is fairly uncommon (though it's in the book) and doesn't score as well as 9...Bd7, which I take as the main line.
  
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Re: New Book on the Samisch
Reply #64 - 11/26/17 at 15:30:32
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I looked at this correspondence game last night, I wonder if this is the main line game for White? I do like the ease in which White gains the advantage if Black falters in the "The Steiner Attack". Your book is on the Christmas list ... although I might cheer for the Black pieces more Smiley

Cheers, AJ
  

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Re: New Book on the Samisch
Reply #63 - 11/23/17 at 17:35:00
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Novocane wrote on 11/22/17 at 12:23:54:
Got my copy too, haven’t been this excited for a book since, hmm, Harry Potter? Well worth the wait indeed!

Wow, that's high praise indeed!  Funnily enough, I just received my own copies Tuesday evening.
Novocane wrote on 11/22/17 at 12:23:54:
Also usefull to see his own efforts, some very sweet and instructive games by the man himself are included.

Now you're being too kind, but I hope that the games of my own are instructive.  Here's a little excerpt from a game of mine that didn't have a place in the book, but I've always liked the idea that I came up with.  It's a good illustration of how powerful the e4-e5 push can be, and some of the unique possibilities that the bishop on g5 gives.  I had just played 12.Rad1!? with a specific idea to counter 12...b5:


Novocane wrote on 11/22/17 at 12:23:54:
So I'm really enjoying it, and last night I played my first official (club) game with it...

Nice work in your own game!  Watching the King's Indian go down in flames always brings me great pleasure Smiley.  I truly believe that most amateurs who play the King's Indian, or at least most club players, have not properly assessed their strengths and weaknesses.  They play it because they want brilliant attacking games like Bronstein's and Kasparov's, but aren't often able to accurately time their counterplay or that necessary sacrifice.
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Re: New Book on the Samisch
Reply #62 - 11/23/17 at 17:25:01
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Scarblac wrote on 11/22/17 at 22:10:13:
Any idea when the ebook version will be out? I love Everyman's multiple-format ebooks.


Unfortunately I don't know, sorry.  I can't imagine that it would be too much longer.
  
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Re: New Book on the Samisch
Reply #61 - 11/22/17 at 22:10:13
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Any idea when the ebook version will be out? I love Everyman's multiple-format ebooks.
  
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Re: New Book on the Samisch
Reply #60 - 11/22/17 at 12:23:54
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Got my copy too, haven’t been this excited for a book since, hmm, Harry Potter? Well worth the wait indeed! Haven't studied it in depth yet, mostly been reading it on the way to work or home (usually being the only one not glued to a phone…)

What I like best about the book is the clear explanation of the ideas, and the 'personal feel'. You can tell the author really loves the game, and especially the Bg5 line. It's nice to read how he arrived at certain moves and recommendations, what games influenced that decision etc. Also usefull to see his own efforts, some very sweet and instructive games by the man himself are included.

So I'm really enjoying it, and last night I played my first official (club) game with it. I already managed to apply some (very basic) ideas I got from just browsing the book and scored an easy victory. Quite a one-sided game but I'll share it anyway:

1. d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f3 e5 6.Nge2 0-0 7.Bg5 With trembling fingers, well, there it goes all the way to g5, that felt fresh!

…h6 8.Be3 exd4 9.Nxd4 Re8 10. Qd2 Nbd7 The book warned me about Bxh6? Nxe4! tricks so…

11.0-0-0 Kh7 Another thing I learned is that including h6 Be3 Kh7 usually doesn’t improve the black kingside at all. At my modest level I can expect that sometimes, which will be fun. The Saemisch can make for nice, long maneuvering games, but sometimes it’s just old school slaying the dragon. Meanwhile, black never came close to countering (or even finishing his development.)

12.g4 c6 13. g5 and here I could smoothly complete the attack and be home in time to watch The walking dead.

…Ng8 14.gxh6 Nxh6 15.h4 Nf6 16.h5 Nxh5 17.Bd3 Qa5 18.Rdg1 Qc5 19.Nde2 Qa5 20.Rg5 Re5 21.Rg2 Re7 22.Rgh2 Ng8 23.Rxh5+ gxh5 24.e5+ 

After all the fine Kings Indian books written for black in the past years I feel the tide has turned Wink I have tons of studying to do with the book, but I already feel comfortable with the various setups and ideas I saw. Warmly recommended!
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Re: New Book on the Samisch
Reply #59 - 11/12/17 at 16:14:00
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Thanks for the kind words, Nestor!
  
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Re: New Book on the Samisch
Reply #58 - 11/11/17 at 18:54:36
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I've got my copy and I think it's terrific. Nobody who plays the King's Indian or the Modern Benoni as Black is allowed to buy a copy, as I really need to improve my stats with the White pieces. Congratulations to ErictheRed on a fine piece of work.
  
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Re: New Book on the Samisch
Reply #57 - 11/08/17 at 11:31:05
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I assume the reference to the "en pessant" rule in the "Introduction" (author's foreword, surely?) is a typo rather than an obscure joke. There's also a formatting error on the contents page which any semi-competent proof-reader would have spotted in a flash. I know the chess content will be excellent, and I'll probably buy the book anyway, but I do find this sort of thing annoying. It shows a lack of respect for reader and author alike.
  
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Re: New Book on the Samisch
Reply #56 - 10/25/17 at 14:33:27
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I am impressed that you wrote the introduction in November 2017.
  
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Re: New Book on the Samisch
Reply #55 - 10/18/17 at 22:09:09
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I'm glad they have updated their website and are close to publishing this now. I had emailed them last month asking when this and the planned book on the Schliemann was coming out and didnt get a reply.
  

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Re: New Book on the Samisch
Reply #54 - 10/18/17 at 08:11:04
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I'm a bit of a chess book nerd and I tend to check the main publishers' sites very often. And I remember a previous Everyman book by a user of this forum that has his own name misspelled on the binding  Roll Eyes , so I thought I'd better mention it...  Smiley
  
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Re: New Book on the Samisch
Reply #53 - 10/17/17 at 16:17:59
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I appreciate that you guys are following this so closely!   The typo was noticed and corrected immediately; I think that it was visible online for less than a day.

I'm new to this whole process, but my understanding is that the book is now completely finished--all typesetting, editing, cover art, etc. It's at the printers now and will be available in November.

I'm looking forward to hearing what my fellow Chesspubbers think of it, so do share your thoughts later!
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Re: New Book on the Samisch
Reply #52 - 10/17/17 at 13:01:49
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Cover now up on the Everyman homepage!

But you should make sure that they fix the typo in the opening name in the title...
  
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Re: New Book on the Samisch
Reply #51 - 10/02/17 at 21:39:47
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Novocane wrote on 09/26/17 at 10:01:37:
Looking forward to this book so much Smiley I've been struggling with white versus the KI in several systems. After Schandorf's nice book I focussed on the Saemisch which helped a lot.

Now a full book on it will give me more (and updated) knowledge. Gratz on the effort & i hope the book will sell really well!       


Thanks, hopefully this book will be a big help!  It should be out very soon now...
  
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