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Re: Are "winning" and "beating" a bit out of fashion?
Reply #3 - 11/30/17 at 04:17:48
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I have not read any chess books with `modernized` in the title, but after reading about the Modernized Open Sicilian and Modernized KID books, my impression is that they are about playing these openings in a more `modern` way, if that makes sense...

For example, if I recall correctly, the Open Sicilian book (for White) recommends 6.h3 against the Najdorf and some fianchetto stuff against the e6 sicilians, instead of the English Attack, 6.Bg5, or more `traditional` mainlines. Likewise, I think the KID book (for Black) proposes more of an open-centre approach in the mainlines, instead of the usual closing of the centre with f5-f4, followed by putting everything into a direct mating attack, while allowing the queenside to crumble.

Maybe I am wrong, but this rather less traditional way of playing these openings is what I think the titles of these books are getting at.
  
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Re: Are "winning" and "beating" a bit out of fashion?
Reply #2 - 11/30/17 at 02:49:08
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Sedlak - Winning with the Modern London System, 2016

Mikhalevski - Beating Minor Openings, 2016

Kotronias - Beating the Anti-Sicilians, 2015

  
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Re: Are "winning" and "beating" a bit out of fashion?
Reply #1 - 11/29/17 at 23:06:55
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Maybe the guy who said "We're gonna win so much, you'll be sick and tired of winning!" turned out to be right  Tongue
  

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Are "winning" and "beating" a bit out of fashion?
11/29/17 at 20:43:41
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Am I the only one noticing a new fashion in chess opening book titles? The incredibly popular, some time ago, "Winning" and "Beating" are no longer that popular, most recent books containing "modern", "modernised" and similar, instead?  Wink
  
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