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Re: Info about Experts vs The Sicilian
Reply #9 - 03/15/05 at 05:02:23
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It should not be very surprising that he goes for 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 e5 5.Nb5 d6 6.N1c3 a6 7.Na3 b5 8.Nd5 with c2-c4 to follow.
  

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Reply #8 - 03/14/05 at 17:52:22
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I am very curius about the recomendation of mr Pinski in the book against the Kalashnikov...
  
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Reply #7 - 03/08/05 at 19:04:43
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Check the publisher's webpage, under news for american readers - they seem to have a reseller in the US.

http://www.qualitychessbooks.com/
  
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Re: Info about Experts vs The Sicilian
Reply #6 - 03/08/05 at 17:47:09
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I have not yet discovered how to obtain this book in the U.S.  Does anyone know that?


Hi Mark,

At the time I had to order mine through NIC and it took about 3-4 weeks for delivery, although the option for expedited delivery was available. As far as I know it's not yet available on this side of the pond.  Sad
  
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Reply #5 - 03/08/05 at 15:47:41
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I have not yet discovered how to obtain this book in the U.S.  Does anyone know that?
  

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Re: Info about Experts vs The Sicilian
Reply #4 - 03/08/05 at 05:36:49
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I am not sure about this book.

Although I have played mostly the Pirc against 1.e4 in recent years, and QP and flank openings with White, I have, in my time, played a number of Sicilian variations with Black, before I decided I had to do some real (paid) work occasionally, and still play the Classical from time to time (especially now I am dissatisfied with the Pirc).  I also played Open Sicilians as White for quite a while in my youth (again, work commitments made me decide to play less theoretical stuff).

Some of the lines in the book look distinctly unthreatening, especially some of the stuff against the Taimanov.  Perhaps it is because they are jumping through hoops to avoid Black transposing to a Scheveningen, because they only recommend the Keres Attack against that.

It is better viewed as a collection of interesting ideas and games rather than a water-tight repertoire, imho.

Can't wait to see what Khalifman comes up with in his Opening for White According to Anand series, although since he still has to wade through the French, the Alekhine and the Pirc/Modern complex (which, I fear, may spell curtains for Black in the Austrian Attack Sad ), it may be a while before we get to the Sicilian  Undecided
  

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Re: Info about Experts vs The Sicilian
Reply #3 - 03/07/05 at 16:45:56
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I have this feeling that, considering the tools available at the time, Beating the Sicilian 3 was a better effort... Of course the lines given in experts better nowadays, but time has improved research capabilities enormously (like looking in Chess Publishing forums! Cheesy )

I may be wrong of course, but things seemed better explained, and, of course, more consistant (less authors)
  

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Re: Info about Experts vs The Sicilian
Reply #2 - 03/04/05 at 23:18:06
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Looking at the same problem and having the book. The repertoire is consistant, so you wont run into holes by smart black players, as an example both the BG5 systems against the najdorf and classical, dont leave holes as far as I can see. I liked the book but I have to say some chapters are far more useful than others. The dragon, acc dragon, classical and the minors are pretty useful if not very useful, but the parts on the najdorf, Schwesnikow and scheveningen left me with a lot of questions (1900 player), though in the latter case that has most to do with black reaching a scheveningen via a non-standard move order. Other chapters sometimes take that into account and sometimes less.
But anyway it is a good book and it is a complete repertoire though you sometimes have to check for Scheveningen move orders, but they're there.
  

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Re: Info about Experts vs The Sicilian
Reply #1 - 03/04/05 at 15:27:16
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Against Najdorf 6.Bg5, and the lines I have been playing for 30 years... not specially good chapter, although it has been praised by a.o. Rowson. But I think the coverage is inadequate

Against Dragon 9.0-0-0 written by Golubev himself... well I have only browsed through it (12.Kb1 would be one of my preferences)....

Against Sveshnikov, Aagaard suggestion looks reasonable (I play the same line, he varies at move 17, which I played against GM Pablo San Segundo)

Others, I'll tell you later...
  

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03/04/05 at 14:45:47
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I am looking to find out what info is in this book.  What lines or moves do the writers reccomend against all of blacks moves.  I have heard this is a good book, but I wanted to order it and I cant find any info about it regarding specifics.
  
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