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Richard Stanz
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Re: New Chessbase CD
Reply #3 - 06/16/05 at 16:10:51
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Ano,

I don't like Black's chances after either 9..Nxf3 10. Qxf3 +/= or 9..Nfg4  10. Nxe5 Nxe5  11. f4 Bc5  12.Bxc5 Qxc5 13. Kh1 +/= and maybe after 13.. Nxd3 14.cxd3 its even +/-

But how about 9..Nfg4 10. Nxe5 Nxe3 11. Qh5 Nxf1!?  I've started a separate thread to discuss that position.  It's not as bleak for Black as Hansen suggests in Experts.

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Richard Stanz 
  
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ano
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Re: New Chessbase CD
Reply #2 - 06/12/05 at 21:30:38
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Thanks Richard for your comments. I am waiting on the CD. I don't like the line you gave for black- but there are plenty of unexplored options.  I don't think after 9. Nf3 Nfg4 10. Ne5 Ne5 11. f4 Bc5 is that bad (Sune Berg Hansen says it is a little better for white) while even 9...Nf3 might be okay. Any thoughts anyone?
  
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Re: New Chessbase CD
Reply #1 - 06/10/05 at 13:41:47
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I just got the Sommerbauer CD and haven't had the chance to get through it yet.  On first glance it looks excellent.  Its a nice mix of explanation and theory, and some of the coverage looks very good. 

Of course, one of the first (and about only) thing I have looked at closely is his recommendation in the line that Hansen gives in Experts. 

Sommerbauer agrees that 8..Ne5 is best, and gives 9.Nf3 Nfg4 10.Nxe5 Nxe3 11.Qh5 g6  12.Qf3 Qxe5 13.fxe3  f6 (a recommendation of Ribli's, I believe). 

Sommerbauer says that Black has enough compensation in the ending that arises after 14. Qxf6 Qxf6 15. Rxf6 Bg7, giving some example games in which Black manages to draw or otherwise equalize.

Unfortunately, it doesn't look like Sommerbauer had access to Experts when he put together his CD.  I think that Black is struggling in this line after 16. Rf3 b5  17. Raf1 Rf8 18. e5! with the idea of Rh3.

--Richard Stanz



  
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New Chessbase CD
05/26/05 at 21:32:16
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I have ordered the new chessbase CD "The Paulsen System B40-B49" which covers the Sicilian Kan and the Taimanov. There has been no systematic treatment of the Taimanov since Burgess wrote his book back in 2000 and new material is welcome.  I don't expect many readers would have already looked at this new CD because it is so new but if they have seen it what do you think? Most of the CD's issued by chessbase are reasonable and there are some outstanding ones (Meran, Slav, Chigorin and the latest Dragon among others). Also what do people think of the recommendations of Sune Bo Hansen in Experts v the Sicilian 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cd 4. Nd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 Qc7 6. Be3 a6 7. Bd3 Nf6 8. 0-0 Ne5 (best according to Hansen) 9. Nf3 with advantage to white in all lines.


  
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