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Reply #57 - 11/10/17 at 03:30:53
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ReneDescartes wrote on 10/30/17 at 17:38:09:
Igor wrote on 10/29/17 at 21:41:26:
there are already rumors about "c3 Butcher" coming springtime 2018  Smiley

Well, the precedent was set by Lackdawala's "Ferocious" London. Perhaps "The a3 Chain Saw: You Can Beat Morphy" and "White is Equal!" by Adorjan? We just got a taste of what opening preparation can still do in Kasparov's recent rapid games. In nearly every game he had a real advantage in the early middlegame. Today's tendency is partly just fashion led by Carlsen, even if computers do analyze to equality more often now than before.

What is really poisonous? Kramnik described Botvinnik's preparations for his revenge match against Tal: "Everything was venomous, and well-perceived and regulated by [Botvinnik]." What were these venomous openings? Not quiet positional ones, as Tal had expected. Whereas Tal had expected g3 against the King's Indian, Botvinnik played...the Saemisch! Also against the Nimzo--the Saemisch and delayed Saemisch. Classic Botvinnik bulldozer setups with strong centers that restricted Black.


I looked through the Adorjan books. He really needed a stern editor (see also: 'Cyrus'). Style reminded me a bit of the autobiography of Klaus Kinski, 'Kinski Uncut', but not in a good way. Comes across as ... a bit deranged.
  
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Re: "e3 Poison" by Axel Smith
Reply #56 - 11/09/17 at 12:50:50
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TD wrote on 10/28/17 at 14:08:27:
On QC's blog I read that Sadler had some negative points about the book in New In Chess (Yearbook?). Any comments about this?


Had a quick peruse of the review and his overall feeling is that there is a good book in there but poorly organised. I think he comments on the games being presented in some cases not actually fitting in with the philosphy of playing e3 (i,e some positions actually have e4 being played i think). Secondly, confusion about what lines Smith is actually proposing. I cant remember if he also picks out the issue Bragesjo does. He says that the book is aimed at the more serious player who can adapt to a more flexible opening repertoire than someone less skilled and simply looking for a set of openings to play,
  

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Re: "e3 Poison" by Axel Smith
Reply #55 - 11/09/17 at 12:22:41
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The book has a weak coverage at the Panov Attack section.
The book does not cover 1 e4 c6  2 d4 d5 3 exd5 cxd5 4 c4 Nf6 5 Nc3 g6 6 Qb3 e6.

A similar line but with a Knight at f3 instead of c3 is covered and the book writes that black does not want to play this  e6 here but the recommended line does not transpose to the first line.

I discovered this since I decided to try Smiths Panov lines in a corr game.
I will not give any more details since I belive the games is secrets to the public according to tournamnet rules but I have other Panov books where the move is covered, I just wanted to point is out if anyone more is consdering to enter the Panov via some sorts of different move order.

Otherwise the Panov chapter looks interesting and better reommendations than  other books at several points.
  
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Re: "e3 Poison" by Axel Smith
Reply #54 - 10/30/17 at 17:38:09
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Igor wrote on 10/29/17 at 21:41:26:
there are already rumors about "c3 Butcher" coming springtime 2018  Smiley

Well, the precedent was set by Lackdawala's "Ferocious" London. Perhaps "The a3 Chain Saw: You Can Beat Morphy" and "White is Equal!" by Adorjan? We just got a taste of what opening preparation can still do in Kasparov's recent rapid games. In nearly every game he had a real advantage in the early middlegame. Today's tendency is partly just fashion led by Carlsen, even if computers do analyze to equality more often now than before.

What is really poisonous? Kramnik described Botvinnik's preparations for his revenge match against Tal: "Everything was venomous, and well-perceived and regulated by [Botvinnik]." What were these venomous openings? Not quiet positional ones, as Tal had expected. Whereas Tal had expected g3 against the King's Indian, Botvinnik played...the Saemisch! Also against the Nimzo--the Saemisch and delayed Saemisch. Classic Botvinnik bulldozer setups with strong centers that restricted Black.
  
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Re: "e3 Poison" by Axel Smith
Reply #53 - 10/30/17 at 08:29:01
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I'm considering 1.e3 (after I realized how much I dislike seeing 1.d4 e6). I notice that after 1.e3 e5 he goes into English lines.

Do his lines overlap with ones from Cumming's English book?
  
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Reply #52 - 10/30/17 at 07:40:32
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Igor wrote on 10/29/17 at 21:41:26:
there are already rumors about "c3 Butcher" coming springtime 2018  Smiley


There is already a 1 c3 DVD from white point of view so I am not surprised about any opening books or discs opening choices anymore.
  
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Reply #51 - 10/29/17 at 21:41:26
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Re: "e3 Poison" by Axel Smith
Reply #50 - 10/29/17 at 19:37:38
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TD wrote on 10/28/17 at 14:08:27:
On QC's blog I read that Sadler had some negative points about the book in New In Chess (Yearbook?). Any comments about this?


Sadler does the reviews for the magazine, Flear for the the yearbook, so it is likely to be in the former. I havent recieved my copy yet so am not sure what these will be.
  

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Re: "e3 Poison" by Axel Smith
Reply #49 - 10/28/17 at 14:08:27
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On QC's blog I read that Sadler had some negative points about the book in New In Chess (Yearbook?). Any comments about this?
  
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Reply #48 - 10/12/17 at 04:05:34
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The ...f5 thrust is usually seen in the e4-d5 pawn chain lines to attack White's pawn center, but often weakening against other structures.
  
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Reply #47 - 10/11/17 at 22:12:43
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kylemeister wrote on 10/11/17 at 19:01:11:
I thought HgMan might have been referring to some other line, because I don't think of ...f5 as being a typical part of Black's play.


I don't know the theory of this particular line, but surely the ...f7-f5 pawn thrust is fairly typical of KID play, isn't it? And made all the easier in the absence of a pawn on e4 here. ...e7-e5-e4 chases the knight, ...f7-f5 locks the kingside. Pieces go to work. It seems fairly automatic to me. But maybe I should study it more carefully first.
  

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Re: "e3 Poison" by Axel Smith
Reply #46 - 10/11/17 at 19:01:11
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@Jupp53 -- I notice your opponent didn't go for 13. a3 (from e.g. Fischer-Miagmarsuren) -- I know it at least used to be thought that that is good for White (and that Black should play ...Ba6 before ...a4).

I thought HgMan might have been referring to some other line, because I don't think of ...f5 as being a typical part of Black's play.
  
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Re: "e3 Poison" by Axel Smith
Reply #45 - 10/11/17 at 18:24:43
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tipau wrote on 10/11/17 at 11:58:17:
kylemeister wrote on 10/11/17 at 05:01:10:
What line is that, pray tell.


I believe the line goes 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.c4 Bg7...



You could always play something "real" against the King's Indian and Grunfeld, while incorporating Axel's lines against other openings.  4.Nc3 and White still has a ton of options.
  
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Re: "e3 Poison" by Axel Smith
Reply #44 - 10/11/17 at 12:17:36
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The line is nothing for short games. It's all about queenside attack against king side attack. You have to be exact as defender.
https://lichess.org/wm6SzxqY#70
The link leads to an engine-free game I played. It shows the possibilities for the "defender" in this structure. Having played the KIA some years I think it's very difficult against an opponent knowing how to attack on the queenside. There are many games outside with the defender not really knowing the structure and the importance of each tempo! In this case white has excellent winning chances.
  

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Re: "e3 Poison" by Axel Smith
Reply #43 - 10/11/17 at 12:12:17
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tipau wrote on 10/11/17 at 11:58:17:
KID is the weakest part of the repertoire from a practical perspective.


I also say the the chapter called Bogo Indian also looks very  weak for white, black get an improved version of Bogo Indian, what is the Bishop doing at d2 with a pawn at e3?
  
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