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Re: "e3 Poison" by Axel Smith
Reply #51 - 10/29/17 at 21:41:26
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there are already rumors about "c3 Butcher" coming springtime 2018  Smiley
  
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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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Re: "e3 Poison" by Axel Smith
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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Re: "e3 Poison" by Axel Smith
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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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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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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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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Re: "e3 Poison" by Axel Smith
Reply #42 - 10/11/17 at 11:58:17
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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 4.e3 0-0 5.Be2 d6 6.Nc3 Nbd7 7.0-0 e5 8.Qc2 Re8 9.Rd1 e4 10.Nd2, although many other move orders are possible with 1.c4, 1.Nf3, 1.e3.

I have some experience playing the French and reached similar positions from the KIA. It never worried me there, so I don't mind playing it so much. However, I agree that the KID is the weakest part of the repertoire from a practical perspective.
  

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Re: "e3 Poison" by Axel Smith
Reply #41 - 10/11/17 at 05:01:10
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HgMan wrote on 10/11/17 at 04:07:50:
But: Smith's recommendation against the KID (or reversed KIA) look terrifying! It looks as though Black can clamp down on e4 with a pawn, thrust ...f5, and launch a rapid kingside attack while White slowly develops some kind of queenside advance. It looks as though White doesn't have any pieces on the kingside to slow Black's attack. I'll need to work on this further, but am I being a little too narrow-minded in my reading of the KID chapter? Can a pawn on e3 possibly frighten KID players?


What line is that, pray tell.
  
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Re: "e3 Poison" by Axel Smith
Reply #40 - 10/11/17 at 04:07:50
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I've been enjoying this book, working through the chapters. It's informative, interesting, and refreshing to be reflecting on the plans and positions since move orders are almost non-existent (because things can always morph). I recommend the book.

But: Smith's recommendation against the KID (or reversed KIA) look terrifying! It looks as though Black can clamp down on e4 with a pawn, thrust ...f5, and launch a rapid kingside attack while White slowly develops some kind of queenside advance. It looks as though White doesn't have any pieces on the kingside to slow Black's attack. I'll need to work on this further, but am I being a little too narrow-minded in my reading of the KID chapter? Can a pawn on e3 possibly frighten KID players?
  

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Re: "e3 Poison" by Axel Smith
Reply #39 - 09/23/17 at 08:11:12
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CanadianClub wrote on 09/22/17 at 21:52:58:
We theory-fans have enough humour to play a line like 2...e6 3.c4 Nf6 4.Nc3 and expect any advantage?  Grin


The recommendations are 4.b3 or 4.d4 and no, no advantage is to be expected here. Instead you get an interesting position with chances to outplay your opponent.
  
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Re: "e3 Poison" by Axel Smith
Reply #38 - 09/22/17 at 21:52:58
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I am looking for something in the 1.Nf3 d5. Maybe 2.e3 would be an option. What do you think? Are the Panov and QGD lines well covered?

We theory-fans have enough humour to play a line like 2...e6 3.c4 Nf6 4.Nc3 and expect any advantage?  Grin
  
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Re: "e3 Poison" by Axel Smith
Reply #37 - 09/20/17 at 21:49:47
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You're right. I was naorrow minded with thinking of the Chebanenko as a regular slav.
  

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