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Re: New Book on the Samisch
Reply #76 - 03/04/18 at 17:41:09
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That's great! thanks.
  
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Reply #75 - 03/04/18 at 17:26:57
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befuddled wrote on 03/04/18 at 10:01:25:
ErictheRed wrote on 12/01/17 at 17:32:12:
Oh yes, the book came to 90 pages on 6...Nc6, mostly devoted to the Panno variation, but there is plenty of space to cover many deviations, such as 7...e5?! and 7...Re8?!. 

As an aside, ...h6 generally shouldn't be combined with 6...Nc6.


What do we do against 6...h6 7. Be3 Nc6 8. Nge2 e5? Only 8...a6 is in the book as far as I can tell.


Play 9.d5! (this is almost always our response to ...e5), after which White has a 73% score in my database.  Play should be very similar to Game 4 and the notes, though even better for White because Qd1-d2 will force Black to spend a tempo defending the h-pawn.  You could compare the line to 6...h6 7.Be3 e5?! 8.d5! as well; again White has an improved position, because compared to that variation White wins a tempo by attacking the c6-knight.

In fact I don't see what Black is going to do with the knight, since he can't play it to d4.  Going to e7 would be a worse version of my Game 4, so that only leaves the a5 square.  Here's an old game from a world champion:




And here's a more recent example:


  
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ErictheRed wrote on 12/01/17 at 17:32:12:
Oh yes, the book came to 90 pages on 6...Nc6, mostly devoted to the Panno variation, but there is plenty of space to cover many deviations, such as 7...e5?! and 7...Re8?!. 

As an aside, ...h6 generally shouldn't be combined with 6...Nc6.


What do we do against 6...h6 7. Be3 Nc6 8. Nge2 e5? Only 8...a6 is in the book as far as I can tell.
  
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Reply #73 - 02/22/18 at 05:30:00
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Thanks Max!  Here's another review that I just noticed:
https://chesscafe.com/book-reviews/the-modern-samisch-by-eric-montany/
  
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Reply #72 - 02/14/18 at 02:10:12
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I really like this review.   It made me want to go out to get the book and think about the explanations and lines he gives vs. Sabotage the Gruenfeld, which I like a lot.
  
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Reply #71 - 02/13/18 at 18:12:11
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I was pleasantly surprised to discover this review, and I'm not affiliated with the author or organization in any way:

http://georgiachessnews.com/2018/02/10/review-the-modern-samisch-by-eric-montany...
  
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Re: New Book on the Samisch
Reply #70 - 12/12/17 at 20:30:42
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13 Bxf6 I assume; Sadler had previously tried 13 h5 back in 1994 it looks like.
  
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Reply #69 - 12/12/17 at 16:00:01
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What a gruesome hack! What was Sadler's improvement?
  

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Reply #68 - 12/11/17 at 16:33:56
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To whet the appetite, I have a wonderful recent game to share.  It's Matthew Sadler (who else?) with a great miniature over a young International Master:



Had this game been played just a month before, it would have found a place in the book!  The attacking plan is certainly analyzed, a refinement over some older games (most of them Sadler's) from the 90s. 

I'm not sure how long Sadler sat on his improvement before having a chance to play it, but I discovered the idea on my own about a decade ago.  Since I've taken more than five years off of over-the-board play now, I haven't had a chance to play it outside of blitz yet, either.  It's just one example of the very many improvements over accepted, published theory that can be found in the book.

Happy King's Indian slaying!
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Reply #67 - 12/01/17 at 17:32:12
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Oh yes, the book came to 90 pages on 6...Nc6, mostly devoted to the Panno variation, but there is plenty of space to cover many deviations, such as 7...e5?! and 7...Re8?!. 

As an aside, ...h6 generally shouldn't be combined with 6...Nc6.
  
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Re: New Book on the Samisch
Reply #66 - 12/01/17 at 12:12:16
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Hi Eric,

Interesting the file is gone but basically I was wondering if  lines where Black avoids a ill-timed h6 move are covered such as.

1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 g6 3 Nc3 Bg7 4 e4 d6 5 f3 o-o 6 Bg5 Nc6 7 Nge2 Re8 ?

Cheers, AJ
  
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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

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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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