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Re: New Book on the Samisch
Reply #80 - 08/16/18 at 20:08:01
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I appreciate the feedback, thank you!
  
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Re: New Book on the Samisch
Reply #79 - 08/15/18 at 20:50:40
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That's great , much appreciated Eric! Your book is excellent and I have been getting really good positions against some strong players.
  
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Re: New Book on the Samisch
Reply #78 - 08/15/18 at 16:18:21
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Krudos wrote on 08/15/18 at 12:57:11:
In the Modern Benoni main line (Chapter 4), Black can play an early Nh7, for example, 9...a6 10 a4 h6 11 Be3 Nh7 . Any views on how White should play eg 12 Nge2 Nd7 13 Nc1 or Nd1?


Did I not cover this in the book?  Perhaps it was trimmed, as it's not very common. 

An early ...Nh7 does protect the h-pawn indirectly, but doesn't make much sense unless Black wants to play ...f7-f5.  For that reason, I'd suggest 13.Nf4 Ne5 14.Be2, when Black's best move is probably putting the knight back where it belongs with 14...Nf6! (14...f5? 15.Ne6! similar to other positions in the book).  After 15.b3 White has scored very well in my database: 3 wins and 1 draw, and three of those games were between players rated 2450+.  The one drawn game was a monumental defensive effort by Black who was fortunate to draw after being down an Exchange.  I notice that the computer often wants Black to play a later ...g6-g5, but that's obviously risky in a game between two humans and I'd prefer White here.

Going back a bit, a semi-waiting move like 13.a5!? is interesting, to get more information before committing the knight.  It also avoids the possibility of 13.Nf4 Qa5!?, which Black might want to look into.  12.a5!? is also not stupid.

I hope that helps!
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Re: New Book on the Samisch
Reply #77 - 08/15/18 at 12:57:11
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In the Modern Benoni main line (Chapter 4), Black can play an early Nh7, for example, 9...a6 10 a4 h6 11 Be3 Nh7 . Any views on how White should play eg 12 Nge2 Nd7 13 Nc1 or Nd1?
  
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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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Re: New Book on the Samisch
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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Re: New Book on the Samisch
Reply #74 - 03/04/18 at 10:01:25
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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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Re: New Book on the Samisch
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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Re: New Book on the Samisch
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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Re: New Book on the Samisch
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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Re: New Book on the Samisch
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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Re: New Book on the Samisch
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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Re: New Book on the Samisch
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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