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Re: How to Beat the Open Games by Sverre Johnsen
Reply #11 - 03/23/18 at 09:01:49
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The paper version has now been published.

I've had the app version of the book for some time now, and really like the functionality. However, a 'real' book is something different.
  
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Reply #10 - 03/10/18 at 07:23:35
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"How to Beat the Open Games" is to some extent a repertoire combo with "The Ruy Lopez - a Guide for Black". Unfortunately, that book had rather modest sales compared to the "Win with ..." books. One contributing factor may have been the fact that most reviewers recommended the Ruy Lopez book mostly for 2200+ players.

The HtBtOG tries to reach a broader group of players by giving "Memorable games" for those new to the Open Games. Then more encyclopaedic information is provided in (mostly) small chapters of the type "White's 6th move alternatives". I hope this makes the information digestible. Anyway, there is no way to deny that a lot of information had to crammed in, and at places there are some rather dense variation trees.

Some day there will be a third "Win with..." book, but this is not it.
  
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Re: How to Beat the Open Games by Sverre Johnsen
Reply #9 - 03/10/18 at 06:34:30
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Excellent, we going to get the missing piece of the "I'd Sverre by it" repertoire combo!

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Reply #8 - 03/09/18 at 22:20:52
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Is this book available yet? Gambit page says March, but no news about if you can get it in the store yet.
  
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Reply #7 - 03/09/18 at 18:11:02
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Hi Brabo,

It was a quick fix. Not only did I forget my password but more importantly I don't have that email anymore (and was there really a user ID at that time?).

Besides, with limited time available it seemed nice to have a fresh start, not having to follow up any of my old messages.
  
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Reply #6 - 03/09/18 at 17:30:37
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Hi Sverre,

Did you forget your password as you still have the account tafl?
  
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Re: How to Beat the Open Games by Sverre Johnsen
Reply #5 - 03/09/18 at 16:49:13
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Hi Sverre, thank you for joining our little community.  I'm looking forward to seeing the book, as I think very highly of the Stonewall and Ruy Lopez books that you worked on.  On the other hand, I assume that you're partly to blame for the increasing popularity of the London system, which I don't think that I could ever forgive!  But it's nice to have you here.
  
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Re: How to Beat the Open Games by Sverre Johnsen
Reply #4 - 03/09/18 at 16:14:38
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Hello forum,

The author here. I'll be happy to answer some questions but cannot promise to reply to all.

For starters I'll point out that this is my first book for Gambit without a titled co-author. I'm curious how the reviewers will react.

Then I must confess that it's mostly my fault (and not the Gambit editors') that my books usually end up with a rather squashed layout. This is due to the fact that I always struggle to keep the manuscripts down to the agreed number of pages. This time my contract said 208 to 240 pages, and it ended at 256.

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Sverre Johnsen
  
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Re: How to Beat the Open Games by Sverre Johnsen
Reply #3 - 02/04/18 at 09:24:41
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The book is now available via Gambit's app.

I'm fighting the urge to buy new books. Does anyone know what his primary recommendations are in the two knights ...Ng5 (particularly against Qf3 and Bd3 if he goes down the mainline)? Also against the King's Gambit?
  
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Re: How to Beat the Open Games by Sverre Johnsen
Reply #2 - 01/12/18 at 19:14:48
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I like his work, shame Gambit's layout on his earlier books is a bit squashed as per their style.
  

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Reply #1 - 01/12/18 at 02:30:53
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I like some of the things he has written. At the least it should be worth a look.
  
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