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Re: Berlin defence 9...Ne7
Reply #9 - 03/31/05 at 00:57:05
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Well, it is unbelievable to me that the so called 'Classic World Champion' has mediocre results (e.g. Monaco 2005, Wijk) and no one says a thing. When Kasparov didnot win a tournament... a great disaster!

Different ways of measuring performances, it may seem...

Berlin was used before by GMs like Miles, but only after Kramnik's use it got such popularity. Below a certain level, I guess one need not to worry... Even 5.d3 could be playable
  

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Re: Berlin defence 9...Ne7
Reply #8 - 03/26/05 at 01:55:50
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Even Anand is starting to use the Berlin! Is Chess really Dead without Kaspy? Tongue

[Event "Amber Rapid"]
[Site "Monte Carlo MNC"]
[Date "2005.03.22"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Kramnik,V"]
[Black "Anand,V"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteElo "2754"]
[BlackElo "2786"]
[EventDate "2005.03.19"]
[ECO "C67"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. d4 Nd6 6. Bxc6 dxc6 7. dxe5 Nf5 8. Qxd8+ Kxd8 9. Nc3 h6 10. Rd1+ Ke8 11. h3 Ne7 12. Be3 Ng6 13. a3 Be7 14. Rd2 a6 15. Re1 Nh4 16. Nxh4 Bxh4 17. Ne2 Be7 18. Nf4 h5 19. e6 Bd6 20. e7 Kxe7 21. c4 Bxf4 22. Bxf4+ Be6 23. Bg5+ Kf8 24. b3 Kg8 1/2-1/2
  
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Books or CDs recommended?
Reply #7 - 03/26/05 at 01:08:44
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Other than the Kaufman book, any recommendations of books, CDs, or online resources for up-to-date ideas on C67, especially from Black perspective?
                Thanks, CMA
  
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Re: Berlin defence 9...Ne7
Reply #6 - 03/03/05 at 07:21:01
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Well. 10.h3 is my current answer after studying the position for a while. Mnb ha, ha, ha  Cheesy
  

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Re: Berlin defence 9...Ne7
Reply #5 - 03/01/05 at 20:28:56
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"How to tackle this Berlin?"
Maybe 2.f4 exf4 3.Bc4!? Grin
  

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Re: Berlin defence 9...Ne7
Reply #4 - 03/01/05 at 03:21:49
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There is also a Shirov game from the Gibraltar Open 2005 where he tries the Khalifman recommendation 10.Nd4 and suffers to even make a draw! Sent shivers down my spine. How to tackle this Berlin?
  

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Re: Berlin defence 9...Ne7
Reply #3 - 12/26/04 at 09:11:37
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After Adam's 10. Re1 in the above game, teammate GM Nigel Short had commented in his Sunday Telegraph chess column: "For what it is worth, I consider this move to be imprecise; I say that, having played it myself against Shirov in Dubai 2002. Better is 10. Ne4! in order to meet 10. ...Bg4 with 11. Nfg5 Ke8 12. h3!; The immediate 10. h3 is strongly countered by 10. ...Bf5! harassing the c2 pawn."
  
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Re: Berlin defence 9...Ne7
Reply #2 - 11/16/04 at 05:19:39
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There is a recent annotated game in this line:-

Michael Adams (2740) - Zoltan Almasi (2650),
36th Chess Olympiad Men Calvia de Mallorca ESP (8), 23.10.2004. See:
http://www.36chessolympiad.com/CT-1448.pdf

Five of Kramnik's games from Dortmund went this way.
  
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Re: Berlin defence 9...Ne7
Reply #1 - 11/08/04 at 09:40:50
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I've been reading the book also, I decided to learn how to meet white's non-spanish attempts first before tackling the Berlin.

Any statistics useful from recent databases?
  
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Berlin defence 9...Ne7
11/08/04 at 06:44:27
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If Black wants to avoid a draw what is the best line?

A new book I am reading 'The Chess advantage in Black and White' by Larry Kaufman recommends the following for Black against the Lopez

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.0-0 Nxe4 5.d4 Nd6 6.Bxc6 dxc6 7.dxe5 Nf5 8.Qxd8+ Kxd8 9.Nc3 it then suggests that most solid is ...Ke8 but ...Ne7!? if you don't want a draw.

What do people think?
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