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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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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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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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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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