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Re: The QGD Move by Move, by Nigel Davies
Reply #3 - 10/17/17 at 18:36:17
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@GabrielGale:  thanks!

I had noticed that Davies had the temerity to go with the old main line Closed Catalan with ...Nbd7, which I suppose is generally thought to offer White an edge, but I'm not up on the details.  (On a historical note, 10. e5 in Tratatovici-Zilberman reminds me of a comparable case in Euwe and Kramer, and this note:  "An obvious and tempting advance.  On the one hand White gains some terrain; on the other hand he limits his own opportunities.")
  
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Re: The QGD Move by Move, by Nigel Davies
Reply #2 - 10/17/17 at 10:14:55
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A took a view at the catalan (I play catalan as white)Neil McDonald  do not like Nbd7, "The game move 9...Nbd7 proves one routine move too many."
what is your opinion?
The catalan move by move suggest a game that black played Na6 and not Nbd7.
Here are the two games of the books

  
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Re: The QGD Move by Move, by Nigel Davies
Reply #1 - 10/17/17 at 09:29:52
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kylemeister wrote on 10/16/17 at 18:39:49:
(1)  I was aware of a game Sjugirov-Yusupov from 2014 which went 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cd ed 5. Bg5 Be7 6. e3 Nbd7 7. Bd3 O-O 8. Nge2 Re8 9. O-O c6 10. Qc2 Nf8 11. f3 Be6 12. Rad1 Rc8 13. e4 de 14. fe Ng4 15. Bf4 Ng6 16. e5 Bg5 17. Bxg6 hg 18. Qd2 Bxf4 19. Nxf4 Bc4 20. Rfe1 c5 (unclear according to old theory) 21. d5 (an apparent improvement on 21. Ne4 from Timman-Yusupov 1995).  I saw that Davies mentions that, but I don't know what he says about it ...does he think it's okay for Black?


Davies only provided 23...Qh4! as improvement over 23...Qg5? (annotation marks Davies)

kylemeister wrote on 10/16/17 at 18:39:49:
(2)  After 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Be7 5. e3 0-0 6. Nf3 Nbd7 7. Rc1 c6 8. Bd3 dc 9. Bxc4 Nd5 10. Bxe7 Qxe7 11. 0-0 Nxc3 12. Rxc3 e5 13. de Nxe5 14. Nxe5 Qxe5 15. f4 (an ancient main line), does he go with 15...Qe4 or 15...Qf6 (or both)?


Davies uses Spangenberg-Ricardi 1995
15...Qe4 (Ricardi's 15...Qe4
eventually became established as Black's most accurate move and then the entire
line went out of fashion for White)
15... Qf5 left Black in a
difficult position in W.Mason-A.Davies, Auckland 1914.
  

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The QGD Move by Move, by Nigel Davies
10/16/17 at 18:39:49
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I wanted to invite comments on this book and throw out a couple of things I'm curious about:

(1)  I was aware of a game Sjugirov-Yusupov from 2014 which went 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cd ed 5. Bg5 Be7 6. e3 Nbd7 7. Bd3 O-O 8. Nge2 Re8 9. O-O c6 10. Qc2 Nf8 11. f3 Be6 12. Rad1 Rc8 13. e4 de 14. fe Ng4 15. Bf4 Ng6 16. e5 Bg5 17. Bxg6 hg 18. Qd2 Bxf4 19. Nxf4 Bc4 20. Rfe1 c5 (unclear according to old theory) 21. d5 (an apparent improvement on 21. Ne4 from Timman-Yusupov 1995).  I saw that Davies mentions that, but I don't know what he says about it ...does he think it's okay for Black?

(2)  After 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Be7 5. e3 0-0 6. Nf3 Nbd7 7. Rc1 c6 8. Bd3 dc 9. Bxc4 Nd5 10. Bxe7 Qxe7 11. 0-0 Nxc3 12. Rxc3 e5 13. de Nxe5 14. Nxe5 Qxe5 15. f4 (an ancient main line), does he go with 15...Qe4 or 15...Qf6 (or both)?
  
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