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Re: New Reti DVD by Bologan
Reply #31 - 07/14/17 at 18:57:50
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OK, I have to ask.  What does Bologan say about the Wojtaszek-Rublevsky game?  I assume that he thinks White is a little better, since he's doing a White repertoire DVD, but does he explain why? 

It all seems pretty level to me.  Especially after 16.Ne5 and the subsequent piece exchanges, I can't see Black having much to worry about.  I would have thought 16.d4 more thematic.  It seems to be the main idea in these structures. 

I'd also be interested in whether Bologan comments on 28.Qxb5 -- is it the culmination of White's queenside play or an ingenious pawn sac on Black's part?  After 28..Bd4 29.Kh1, it seems to me that Rublevsky could have followed up with 29..e5! 30.Bc1 Bf2, when Black is practically winning?    

  
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Re: New Reti DVD by Bologan
Reply #30 - 07/12/17 at 16:52:45
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CarriedbyGg wrote on 07/12/17 at 09:46:46:
I just wonder: is 9. g3 Bxf3 a move here? It really, really damages White's pawn structure, but ok you give up the bishop pair and your queenside becomes a bit weak. Looks interesting though.


It looks interesting to me, but the fact that ~20 GMs in my database passed on the opportunity is telling.
  
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Re: New Reti DVD by Bologan
Reply #29 - 07/12/17 at 09:46:46
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I just wonder: is 9. g3 Bxf3 a move here? It really, really damages White's pawn structure, but ok you give up the bishop pair and your queenside becomes a bit weak. Looks interesting though.
  
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Reply #28 - 07/12/17 at 09:38:26
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Even then - the machine won't tell you which plans to consider. They only prevent you from losing in one move (also called blunders).
  

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Reply #27 - 07/12/17 at 06:33:01
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Unless you want to use these lines in corr chess of course.
  
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Re: New Reti DVD by Bologan
Reply #26 - 07/12/17 at 02:00:52
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mn wrote on 07/11/17 at 19:11:04:
I can appreciate that White has easy play on the Queenside.

The Réti is not for me, but apparently your eyes don't work the same way as mine.
At move 15 I see that Bb2 is more active than Be7 and Ne3 is more active than Nd7. I also see that White has some pressure against g7. The game is an example of Black trading one weakness for another, each new one being worse than the previous one. I often wish I could play like that, because I know from experience how terrible it is to be at the receiving end.
Without any analysis (and certainly without turning the machine on) I wonder if 12...h6 wasn't a mistake; I think Black should have neutralized the pressure on the long diagonal by playing ...Bf6 or ...Bg7 one way or another and then ...h6 is a superfluous move at best.
Amet is completely right; in such positions silicon evaluation means zilch.
  

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Reply #25 - 07/12/17 at 01:29:21
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The game reminds me of this instructive lecture a little:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWovc0cfwsE&list=PLVWaFpMwtaGhsypsRRhk_Q0Y56EsTuF...

If you don't want to play those sorts of positions, then the Reti isn't for you.
  
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Reply #24 - 07/11/17 at 19:11:04
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Fair enough - at a cursory glance it looked like Black had no problems and the engine agreed. That being said, looking at it in more depth I can appreciate that White has easy play on the Queenside, and Black doesn't have anything obvious to do in the meantime.
  
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Reply #23 - 07/11/17 at 11:31:41
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The game you posted is a typical case of a small and safe edge for White. Engines will always call these things equal. If you want to play the Reti, you will have to  use them less.
  
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Re: New Reti DVD by Bologan
Reply #22 - 07/03/17 at 21:45:23
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I've just had a look at the 1 Nf3 d5 2 c4 dxc4 chapter, and am about to delve into the 2...e6 Pseudo-Catalan complex. I'm excited to see what Bologan thinks about the latter, because this is what I play myself from the Black side.

Regarding the Pseudo-QGA, the coverage of 3 Na3!? is pretty good, albeit nothing that makes me particularly want to switch away from my usual choice of 3 e3.

His main line is the following game, which, despite the result, to my eyes and the computer's, White didn't really have anything out of the opening.


  
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Re: New Reti DVD by Bologan
Reply #21 - 07/03/17 at 15:41:49
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mn wrote on 07/03/17 at 12:14:38:
A more serious omission within the 1 Nf3 c5 2 c4 Nc6 line is 3...e5, which after a quick perusal I haven't been able to find an advantage for White in (4 e3 Nf6 5 d4 cxd4 6 exd4 e4 7 Ne5 Bb4 8 Be2 Qa5 9 0-0! is scoring well, but what about 5...e4!? -?)


This line 3...e5 is the main reason I play d4 myself as soon as Black plays Nc6 (threatening e5). At my level is very popular, aimed to some kind of Botvinnik setup (g6-Nge7-Bg7-d6 etc).

Would be interesting to see what is supposed to be played in the lines with Nf6 - e6   - d5 - Be7 - 0-0 - c5 followed by d4 by Black in the variations where White plays this b3 to cover c4 (but allowing d4). Some kind of reversed Benoni is impossible to avoid (clips #17 and #18). I see a quick cxd5 is given also (in video #19), like chessexplained did in his series on the English for chess24 (the more I check his lines, the more I appreciate how good his videos are).

I like Bologan style (not the most precise English speeching, but very classical-logical-reasonable variations and usually with some hints/assessments on the final positions).

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Re: New Reti DVD by Bologan
Reply #20 - 07/03/17 at 15:08:38
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I'm not a big fan of his approach after 1 Nf3 d5 2 c4 d4 (although this may just be a matter of taste), which is essentially to play 3 b4 and play a Benoni or Benko position with an extra tempo. Personally I would've preferred coverage of the sharp stuff (3 b4 f6 4 e3 e5 5 c5 etc.), but alas.

Anyways, after 3 b4 f6 (on other moves, he tends to continue g2-g3 and claim some advantage), he suggests 4 Na3!?, which is admittedly scoring quite well in limited practical tests so far. He gives the game Aronian-Topalov, Paris Rapid 2016 as Black's current best try, assessing it as equal. He mentions that White can try to improve, but doesn't give anything specific.

It looks to me like decent coverage if you like playing these Reversed Benonis, although there are some gaps to fill (3...g6 and 3...g5, as mentioned above).

Anyways, that's just about all the time I have to waste on chess for now, perhaps I'll be able to peruse the DVD a bit more in the evening.

  
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Re: New Reti DVD by Bologan
Reply #19 - 07/03/17 at 14:05:23
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Thanks for these, mn -- keep up the good work! It'd be interesting too to know what you reckon about his sections on 1 Nf3 d5 2 c4 e6/d4/dc -- e.g. does he claim any real edge or add to coverage by Dunnington, Davies, Delchev?
  
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Re: New Reti DVD by Bologan
Reply #18 - 07/03/17 at 13:34:39
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I haven't yet watched any more clips, but I've clicked through most of the analysis files. Here is my summary of lines that are missing:

  • Everything after 1 Nf3 g6 2 e4 that isn't 2...c5 (Pirc, Modern etc.)
  • The Classical Maroczy with ...Bd7-c6
  • 1 Nf3 c5 2 c4 Nc6 3 Nc3 e5
  • 1 Nf3 c5 2 c4 Nc6 3 Nc3 Nd4 (Admittedly Minor)
  • The Four Knights English with 4...g6 (A huge omission - another file nobody remembered to attach)
  • The Four Knights English with 4...e6 (i.e. Tarrasch, Semi-Tarrasch etc.)
  • The Chigorin with 3...Bg4
  • 1 Nf3 b6 2 e4 Bb7 3 Nc3 c5!? (Admittedly Minor)
  • The Dutch via 1...d6 or 1...e6
  • 1 Nf3 d6 2 d4 (Assuming this is what he'd choose) 2...Bg4
  • He covers 1 Nf3 Nf6 2 c4 g6 3 Nc3 d5 but not the King's Indian (starting with, e.g. 3...Bg7), but this is fair enough because he gives 3 b4 as an alternative and the KID is a huge subject.
  • 1 Nf3 Nf6 2 c4 b6 3 g3 Bb7 4 Bg2 e6 5 0-0 Be7 6 Nc3 0-0 (instead of 6...c5 7 d4)
  • 1 Nf3 d5 2 c4 e6 3 b3 Be7-f6 and other deviations mentioned by Stigma earlier in the thread
  • 1 Nf3 d5 2 c4 d4 3 b4 g6 and 3...g5
  • Possibly others I've missed

    Yikes.

  
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Re: New Reti DVD by Bologan
Reply #17 - 07/03/17 at 12:14:38
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The two chapters on 1 Nf3 c5 2 c4 Nc6 3 Nc3 g6 4 e3 Nf6 5 d4 cxd4 6 cxd4 d5 7 cxd5 Nxd5 8 Qb3 were excellent IMO. Detailed enough, good strategic explanations, and so on. I would've like a bit more than 30 seconds worth of coverage on various subpar deviations (e.g. 4...Bg7 5 d4 d6), but as Bologan says, these are just better for White anyways.

A more serious omission within the 1 Nf3 c5 2 c4 Nc6 line is 3...e5, which after a quick perusal I haven't been able to find an advantage for White in (4 e3 Nf6 5 d4 cxd4 6 exd4 e4 7 Ne5 Bb4 8 Be2 Qa5 9 0-0! is scoring well, but what about 5...e4!? -?)

  
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Re: New Reti DVD by Bologan
Reply #16 - 07/03/17 at 11:11:10
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I've gone ahead and purchased this DVD - even if there appear to be lines missing in the contents, the variations that are purported to be covered I'm rather interested in.

One theoretical clip in, and I'm already rather disappointed.

It beings 1 Nf3 g6, at which point Bologan explains he feels 2 e4 is objectively White's best move. Fine. However, after 2...Bg7 he just says "and then we play a Pirc". Unless there's a clip missing , this seems like a serious omission. This is especially true, given he cannot even claim to refer the viewer to a previous DVD (which is disagree with in any case) because White can no longer reach his suggested Austrian Attack.

Anyways, moving on to 1 Nf3 g6 2 e4 c5 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 - he mentions he covered this on his Sicilian DVD for White (which I actually have, but haven't gone back to check his suggestions there yet).   
4...Nc6 5 c4 Nf6 6 Nc3:

Here he checks the Accelerated Gurgenidze with 6...Nxd4, when his coverage does converge with the main line Gurgenidze. Following this, however, he goes 6...d6 7 f3 without discussing the Gurgenidze proper with 7...Nxd4. Presumably White has the normal small advantage here anyways, but given that he wants to play f2-f4 in one of the lines he covered after 6...Nxd4, this perhaps should have been given some more thought.

Returning to 6...d6 7 f3, he briefly goes through a Kasparov game in the line 7...Bg7 8 Be3 0-0 9 Be2 Nxd4, but doesn't even touch the "vanilla" Maroczy with 9...Bd7.

Strange stuff. Will update further when I've watched more clips.
  
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Re: New Reti DVD by Bologan
Reply #15 - 06/27/17 at 13:38:04
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Sounds good. If I recall correctly, this isn't the first time they've had such issues.

EDIT:

Here is the updated table of contents

01: Introduction [07:14]
02: 1...g6 2.e4 c5 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.c4 Nf6 6.Nc3 d6/Nxd4 - Analysis [13:08]
03: 1...c5 2.c4 Nc6 3.Nc3 g6 4.e3 Nf6 5.d4 cxd4 6.exd4 d5 7.cxd5 Nxd5 8.Qb3 Nxc3 9.Bc4 Nd5/e6 - Analysis [18:55]
04: 1...c5 2.c4 Nc6 3.Nc3 g6 4.e3 Nf6 5.d4 cxd4 6.exd4 d5 7.cxd5 Nxd5 8.Qb3 e6 9.Bb5 Bg7 - Analysis [15:22]
05: 1...c5 2.c4 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nc6 4.g3 d5 5.cxd5 Nxd5 6.Bg2 g6 7.0-0 Bg7 8.Qa4 Nb6/e6/0-0 - Analysis [15:57]
06: 1...c5 2.c4 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nc6 4.g3 d5 5.cxd5 Nxd5 6.Bg2 e6 7.0-0 Be7 8.d4 0-0/Nxc3 - Analysis [16:47]
07: 1...c5 2.c4 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nc6 4.g3 d5 5.cxd5 Nxd5 6.Bg2 Nc7 7.a3 e5/f6/g6 - Analysis [17:13]
08: 1...Nc6 2.d4 d5 3.c4 dxc4 4.Nc3 Nf6 5.e4 Bg4 6.Be3 e6 7.Bxc4 Bb4 8.Qc2/Qd3- Analysis [11:59]
09: 1...b6 2.e4 Bb7 3.Nc3 Nf6 and 3...e6 4.d4 Bb4 5.Bd3 Nf6/Ne7/Bxc3+/c5- Analysis [09:10]
10: 1...b5 2.e4 a6 3.d4 Bb7 4.Bd3 e6 and 2...Bb7 3.Bxb5 Bxe4 4.0-0 Nf6 5.d4 e6/c6- Analysis [05:42]
11: 1...f5 2.d3 Nf6/Nc6/d6/g6 - Analysis [16:39]
12: 1...Nf6 2.c4 d6 3.g3 e5 4.Bg2 Be7 5.Nc3 c6 6.0-0 0-0 7.d3 Nbd7/a5/h6- Analysis [06:53]
13: 1...Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.b4 Bg7 4.Bb2 0-0 5.g3 d6/c6/d5/b6/a5- Analysis [19:10]
14: 1...Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.Qb3 Nb6 6.d4 Bg7/Be6- Analysis [16:39]
15: 1...Nf6 2.c4 b6 3.g3 Bb7 4.Bg2 e6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Nc3 c5 7.d4 cxd4 8.Qxd4 0-0/d6- Analysis [17:28]
16: 1...Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3 d5 4.b3 Be7 5.Bg2 0-0 6.0-0 b6/c6- Analysis [10:38]
17: 1...Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3 d5 4.b3 Be7 5.Bg2 0-0 6.0-0 c5 7.Bb2 and 7.e3 dxc4/Nc6/b6 - Analysis [27:50]
18: 1...Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3 d5 4.b3 Be7 5.Bg2 0-0 6.0-0 c5 7.e3 b6 8.Bb2 Bb7 9.Nc3 dxc4 10.bxc4 Nc6 11.Qe2 Qc7/a6- Analysis [09:53]
19: 1...Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3 d5 4.b3 Be7 5.Bg2 0-0 6.0-0 c5 7.cxd5/Bb2- Analysis [12:23]
20: 1...Nf6 2.c4 dxc4 3.Na3 c5 4.Nxc4 Nc6 5.e3 Nf6 and 3...a6 4.Nxc4 b5 5.Ne3 Bb7 6.g3 e6/Bxf3- Analysis [11:11]
21: 1...d5 2.c4 d4 3.b4 f6/Bg4/Nf6/c5- Analysis [13:49]
22: 1...d5 2.c4 e6 3.b3 c5 4.e3 Nc6 5.cxd5 exd5 6.Bb2 Nf6 7.Be2 Be7/d4/a6/Bd6- Analysis [09:09]
23: 1...d5 2.c4 c6 3.g3 dxc4 4.Bg2 Bf5 5.Na3 e5 6.Nxc4 e4 7.Nfe5 Qc7/f6/Nd7/Be6/Nf6 and 4...Nf6/Nd7/e6/b5 - Analysis [13:05]
24: 1...d5 2.c4 c6 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Nf6 5.b3 Bg7 6.Bb2 0-0 7.d3 Bg4 8.Nbd2 Bxf3 9.Nxf3 Nfd7/e6/Qa5+- Analysis [09:03]
25: 1...d5 2.c4 c6 3.g3 Bg4 4.Ne5 Bf5 and 3...Bf5 4.Bg2 e6 5.cxd5 exd5/cxd5 - Analysis [11:39]
26: 1...d5 2.c4 c6 3.g3 Nf6 4.Bg2 dxc4 5.0-0 Nbd7 6.Na3 Nb6 7.Ne5 Be6 8.Qc2 g6/Qd4/Bd5 - Analysis [07:11]
27: 1...d5 2.c4 c6 3.g3 Nf6 4.Bg2 Bf5 5.0-0 e6 6.cxd5 cxd5 6.Qb3 Qc8/Qb6/Qd7/Qc7 - Analysis [06:41]
28: 1...d5 2.c4 c6 3.g3 Nf6 4.Bg2 Bg4 5.Ne5 Be6/Bh5/dxc4/Bf5/e6 - Analysis [11:18]

I'm not an expert on the Symmetrical English, but this still doesn't look complete. 1...c5 2 c4 Nc6 3 Nc3 e5, as well as 1...c5 2 c4 Nf6 3 Nc3 Nc6 4 g3 g6 (The main line  Shocked ) are absent...
  
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Re: New Reti DVD by Bologan
Reply #14 - 06/27/17 at 12:58:59
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Talked with a ChessBase rep, Steffen Giehring (steffen.giehring@chessbase.com), and he says that their staff are fixing the issues today. So, probably ready by late afternoon (given Europe's time difference)?
  
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Reply #13 - 06/26/17 at 14:31:11
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Thanks for pursuing this Nestor. Of course begs the question how this happened.....
  
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Reply #12 - 06/26/17 at 14:20:25
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I am advised that this is an oversight by ChessBase and that some clips are missing from the DVD. Hopefully they will post an update on their website.
  
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Reply #11 - 06/25/17 at 17:07:50
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Sorry @nestor and @TopNotch for not paying closer attention. I was too hung up on these 1...d5/2...e6 lines, which strike me as tricky for White whether he wants to play g3 or b3 first (on move 3).

But you probably agree that covering main lines in the Symmetrical English with new ideas as just one part of a mere 5-hour DVD is an almost unbelievable proposition. Bologan doesn't strike me as the type to propose harmless, low-theory sidelines to save time/space either.

If I was going to adopt this repertoire, the Symmetrical English is the first place I'd go looking for additional sources, even if they were covered. Unless I wanted to transpose to main line KIDs, Semi-Slavs or Grünfelds of course!
  

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Reply #10 - 06/25/17 at 11:59:38
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Yes, Sielecki serie is fantastic, with lots of ideas. I like it.

My main sources in the Symmetrical English are Pritchet and Davies. Both books a little dated, but they are ok for me. I'll check David Cummings work also.

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Reply #9 - 06/25/17 at 04:32:09
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@Stigma

Are u not paying attention. Nestor already posted that the Chessbase website quotes Bologan as saying that all replies to 1.Nf3 are covered in this DVD, and in the intro he understood him as saying he covers the English four knights in this DVD via the move order 1.Nf3 c5 2.c4.

I watched the Chessbase sample for myself and Nestor is absolutely right. To not cover 1..c5 or 1..Nf6 followed by 2...c5 in a DVD on the Reti is pretty absurd on the face of it and worse yet when you claim in the introduction to have done it.

To be clear, he makes reference to promising new developments in these Symmetrical English lines, and there is no mention of past DVDs or future ones.

Ramirez was also guilty of the same sin of omission, however the DVD blurb never misled consumers by claiming to cover lines it did not.

Lastly it is possible and more likely as someone already posted, that this is Chessbase's error rather than Bologan's if the quality of his other DVD's and Books are anything to go by.

Time will tell.

@CanadianClub

"Give a video series repertoire with 1.Nf3 reasonably deep is almost impossible (maybe a 5 series book would do that, as Khalifman did in his "according to Kramnik"). As an eventual 1.Nf3 player I would like to have a DVD from Bologan (of another well-respected author) giving a repertoire after"

I more or less agree with you, but IM Christof Sielecki did a pretty good job in his English Video series on Chess24.com which spanned 25 clips and 7hrs 54mins of instruction.

For excellent recent coverage of the Symmetrical English from White's point of view I can highly recommend IM David Cummings repertoire book on the English.
  

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Re: New Reti DVD by Bologan
Reply #8 - 06/24/17 at 20:21:22
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Give a video series repertoire with 1.Nf3 reasonably deep is almost impossible (maybe a 5 series book would do that, as Khalifman did in his "according to Kramnik"). As an eventual 1.Nf3 player I would like to have a DVD from Bologan (of another well-respected author) giving a repertoire after:

1.Nf3 d5 2.g3
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1.Nf3 d5 2.c4
or maybe
1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 e6

in Reti-style.

If you want to get wider... then some holes appear or some major lines are "not covered", referring to other sources or previous works.

It's my opinion.

  
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Reply #7 - 06/24/17 at 17:18:34
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Before we get all hyper-critical here, let me point out that despite these potential omissions Bologan's DVD is still around one hour longer than the previous Réti DVD by Alejandro Ramirez.

But then Ramirez used more shortcuts and sidelines, to avoid even some of the limited theory there is in the Reti. And there were some holes there too if I recall correctly. The Bologan DVD is likely pitched at a higher level where more concrete knowledge is required.

It sounds logical (but still regrettable) that Bologan could refer to some earlier DVDs of his for coverage of 1...c5 and Pirc/Modern systems. More service-minded might have been to duplicate those videos here... Anyway, any holes after 1.Nf3 d5 2.c4 e6 3.b3 are in a sense more serious, since that line is clearly a part of the Reti itself.

If anybody has/gets the DVD, could you check if he covers some extra lines in games with text comments only? Marin often does this on his DVDs, though mostly for giving alternative options to the lines already covered on video.
  

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Reply #6 - 06/24/17 at 16:57:36
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In addition to the aforementioned omissions, surely stuff like 1 Nf3 e6 2 c4 f5 should be covered.
  
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Reply #5 - 06/24/17 at 16:23:06
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The Chessbase website quotes Bologan as saying that all replies to 1.Nf3 are covered in this DVD, and in the intro I understood him as saying he covers the English four knights in this DVD via the move order 1.Nf3 c5 2.c4 (he has previously done a DVD on 1.c4 c5, but that was primarily from Black's perspective).

This is such a glaring omission that I suspect Bologan may have recorded the relevant clips and Chessbase have accidentally left them out of the released product. Anyway I have contacted them about it.

  
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Reply #4 - 06/24/17 at 14:16:53
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In the video sample he refers to another DVD for c5....couldn't tell whether it was his old English ones, or another is coming.
  
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Reply #3 - 06/24/17 at 14:13:35
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Indeed, after 1.Nf3 g6 2.e4 there are many more moves to consider apart from 2...c5. At least all of 2...c6, 2...d5, 2...Nf6 and of course 2...d6 & 2...Bg7 followed by 3...d6 need to be considered.

And after 1.Nf3 Nc6 2.d4 d5 3.c4 to my mind the main line is 3...Bg4 and not 3...dxc4.

Given the time devoted to these chapters the coverage can be superficial at best.
  
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After having a closer look at the contents 1...c5 appears to be altogether absent, as well as Pirc/Modern Systems.
  
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Reply #1 - 06/23/17 at 20:20:05
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mn wrote on 06/23/17 at 14:52:06:
17: 1...d5 2.c4 e6 3.b3 c5 4.e3 Nc6 5.cxd5 exd5 6.Bb2 Nf6 7.Be2 Be7/d4/a6/Bd6 - Video Analysis [09:09]

This part looks very brief to me considering Black has several attempts to screw up White's setup from this (initial) move order without an early ...Nf6: For instance
3...dxc4 4.bxc4 e5, 3...Be7 4.Bb2 Bf6, or 3...d4 4.e3/Bb2 c5.

But maybe he has them covered or I'm misreading the contents.

Apart from that quibble, I like his line choices. They are very similar to Nigel Davies' recommendations in his decade-old book The Dynamic Reti. Probably good for avoiding lots of theory and just getting a position to play.
  

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http://shop.chessbase.com/en/products/bologan_reti_a_repertoire_for_white
Looks interesting. Contents:

01: Introduction [07:14]
02: 1...g6 2.e4 c5 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.c4 Nf6 6.Nc3 d6/Nxd4 - Video Analysis [13:08]
03: 1...Nc6 2.d4 d5 3.c4 dxc4 4.Nc3 Nf6 5.e4 Bg4 6.Be3 e6 7.Bxc4 Bb4 8.Qc2/Qd3 - Video Analysis [11:59]
04: 1...b6 2.e4 Bb7 3.Nc3 Nf6 and 3...e6 4.d4 Bb4 5.Bd3 Nf6/Ne7/Bxc3+/c5 - Video Analysis [09:10]
05: 1...b5 2.e4 a6 3.d4 Bb7 4.Bd3 e6 and 2...Bb7 3.Bxb5 Bxe4 4.0-0 Nf6 5.d4 e6/c6 - Video Analysis [05:42]
06: 1...f5 2.d3 Nf6/Nc6/d6/g6 - Video Analysis [16:39]
07: 1...Nf6 2.c4 d6 3.g3 e5 4.Bg2 Be7 5.Nc3 c6 6.0-0 0-0 7.d3 Nbd7/a5/h6 - Video Analysis [06:53]
08: 1...Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.b4 Bg7 4.Bb2 0-0 5.g3 d6/c6/d5/b6/a5 - Video Analysis [19:10]
09: 1...Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.Qb3 Nb6 6.d4 Bg7/Be6 - Video Analysis [16:39]
10: 1...Nf6 2.c4 b6 3.g3 Bb7 4.Bg2 e6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Nc3 c5 7.d4 cxd4 8.Qxd4 0-0/d6 - Video Analysis [17:28]
11: 1...Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3 d5 4.b3 Be7 5.Bg2 0-0 6.0-0 b6/c6 - Video Analysis [10:38]
12: 1...Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3 d5 4.b3 Be7 5.Bg2 0-0 6.0-0 c5 7.Bb2 and 7.e3 dxc4/Nc6/b6 - Video Analysis [27:50]
13: 1...Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3 d5 4.b3 Be7 5.Bg2 0-0 6.0-0 c5 7.e3 b6 8.Bb2 Bb7 9.Nc3 dxc4 10.bxc4 Nc6 11.Qe2 Qc7/a6 - Video Analysis [09:53]
14: 1...Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3 d5 4.b3 Be7 5.Bg2 0-0 6.0-0 c5 7.cxd5/Bb2 - Video Analysis [12:23]
15: 1...Nf6 2.c4 dxc4 3.Na3 c5 4.Nxc4 Nc6 5.e3 Nf6 and 3...a6 4.Nxc4 b5 5.Ne3 Bb7 6.g3 e6/Bxf3 - Video Analysis [11:11]
16: 1...d5 2.c4 d4 3.b4 f6/Bg4/Nf6/c5 - Video Analysis [13:49]
17: 1...d5 2.c4 e6 3.b3 c5 4.e3 Nc6 5.cxd5 exd5 6.Bb2 Nf6 7.Be2 Be7/d4/a6/Bd6 - Video Analysis [09:09]
18: 1...d5 2.c4 c6 3.g3 dxc4 4.Bg2 Bf5 5.Na3 e5 6.Nxc4 e4 7.Nfe5 Qc7/f6/Nd7/Be6/Nf6 and 4...Nf6/Nd7/e6/b5 - Video Analysis [13:05]
19: 1...d5 2.c4 c6 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Nf6 5.b3 Bg7 6.Bb2 0-0 7.d3 Bg4 8.Nbd2 Bxf3 9.Nxf3 Nfd7/e6/Qa5+ - Video Analysis [09:03]
20: 1...d5 2.c4 c6 3.g3 Bg4 4.Ne5 Bf5 and 3...Bf5 4.Bg2 e6 5.cxd5 exd5/cxd5 - Video Analysis [11:39]
21: 1...d5 2.c4 c6 3.g3 Nf6 4.Bg2 dxc4 5.0-0 Nbd7 6.Na3 Nb6 7.Ne5 Be6 8.Qc2 g6/Qd4/Bd5 - Video Analysis [07:11]
22: 1...d5 2.c4 c6 3.g3 Nf6 4.Bg2 Bf5 5.0-0 e6 6.cxd5 cxd5 6.Qb3 Qc8/Qb6/Qd7/Qc7 - Video Analysis [06:41]
23: 1...d5 2.c4 c6 3.g3 Nf6 4.Bg2 Bg4 5.Ne5 Be6/Bh5/dxc4/Bf5/e6 - Video Analysis [11:18]
  
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