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Re: I would like your opinion and suggestions
Reply #28 - 11/08/05 at 20:24:47
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I am interested in seeing: e4 e5 Nf3 Nc6 d4 ed4 Nd4 Bb4+ and if c3 Bc5.
Thanks, Charles.

6.Nxc6 bc6 7.Bd3.  White is better.

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Re: I would like your opinion and suggestions
Reply #27 - 11/08/05 at 17:27:37
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I am interested in seeing: e4 e5 Nf3 Nc6 d4 ed4 Nd4 Bb4+ and if c3 Bc5. Also, e4 e5 Nf3 Nc6 Nc3 Nf6 d4 Bb4.

Also. The Nc3 petroff which seems so fashionable would be interesting to see.

Last, it would be nice to see if your an expert on a black side of the Ruy Lopez to see you elaborate on it so maybe some one can follow your paths. Makes things a bit easier.

Thanks, Charles.
  

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Reply #26 - 11/02/05 at 18:03:49
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I`d like some more coverage of the Scotch and the 5.Nc3-variation vs. the Petroff.
  

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Re: I would like your opinion and suggestions
Reply #25 - 11/02/05 at 15:27:00
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I would like to see some analysis on the Frankenstein-Dracula variation of the Vienna.  Most books don't give it much coverage and I get the feeling computers find the positions difficult to assess accurately.

The variation goes:
1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nxe4 4.Qh5 Nd6 5.Bb3 Nc6 6.Nb5 g6 7.Qf3 f5 8.Qd5 Qe7 9.Nxc7+ Kd8 10.Nxa8 b6

It is not a variation I have played often but since reading 64 Great Chess Games by Tim Harding and playing over the game Ekebjaerg-Timmerman 1991 I have been fascinated by the ensuing complications.

A GM's perspective and analysis would be most welcome and most probably very entertaining.
  
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Reply #24 - 11/02/05 at 14:15:34
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Two questions:

1.   The material so far has been excellent - thanks.

2.    While this will be a priority for few, for myself I would like to see something on 1 e4 Nf6 2 Nc3 e5 3 f4 d5 4 fxe5 Nxe4 5 d3. 3 Nf3 Nc6 4 d4 Bb4 is also interesting.

I note no-one seems to be clamouring for coverage of the Berlin.....
  
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Re: I would like your opinion and suggestions
Reply #23 - 10/29/05 at 14:49:13
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Spanish and Petrov. Scotch was rather well covered by Wells in his book...

There are so many Spanish lines to cover that it seems peculiar to have a site for the Dragon AND one for 1.e4 e5 ....

I have found your updates good, although I subscribed only recently. I started with another three sites and was playing the KG before.

I am no longer interested in the KG...

And .... THANKS for asking!
  

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Reply #22 - 10/26/05 at 07:01:09
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i just had the time to look at Nisipeanu's 8. Nc3!? against the Petroff in the latest update.. good job Mr. Renet for pointing out this possibility! For sure some Petroff books don't even consider its existence.
it looks like a nifty idea, which somewhat reminds me of the exchange winawer, though black must be equal in the long run.  More Petroff games please!
  
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Re: I would like your opinion and suggestions
Reply #21 - 10/06/05 at 03:48:22
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The following game:
Yakovich-Semanova, Samara 2005. Reached your game
till move 20. White won this game after playing Nf4 instead of Qd1.

However it would be nice if any position of the two-knights after  .....h6 Nf3,e4 Ne5 would be commented upon.


The Anti Marshall line chosen in Topalov-Kasimdzhanov is also the one recommended and analysed in some detail in the OFWATA series by Khalifman.

Seems like quite a reasonable try for a slight durable edge against the annoying Marshall.

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Re: I would like your opinion and suggestions
Reply #20 - 10/06/05 at 03:42:15
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Are we discussing 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 Bc5 here?

That's new to me.



Quite right, that should be 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Bc5!

Thx for pointing out my ommission.

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Re: I would like your opinion and suggestions
Reply #19 - 10/06/05 at 00:33:47
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Nice research, Micawber!!
  
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Re: I would like your opinion and suggestions
Reply #18 - 10/05/05 at 23:47:19
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The following game:
Yakovich-Semanova, Samara 2005. Reached your game
till move 20. White won this game after playing Nf4 instead of Qd1.

However it would be nice if any position of the two-knights after  .....h6 Nf3,e4 Ne5 would be commented upon.
  
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Re: I would like your opinion and suggestions
Reply #17 - 10/05/05 at 22:34:38
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GM Renet,

I would really like to see what you have on the Topalov-Kasimdzhanov game from today.  It seems to me that White really didn't try to challenge Black's move order and merely maintained a small advantage.  It seems magical that Topalov keeps winning material against these 2700+ opponents.  Do you think you'll have some analysis of his brilliant play in these Spanish (Ruy Lopez) games?
  
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Reply #16 - 10/05/05 at 16:46:59
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Hi everybody,

Most of the message have mentioned th Scotch with 3..Nf6. But I wonder why you stick to this very difficult position when 3..Bc5 is from my point of vew a much better choice?

The Italian with 3..Nf6 4Ng5 or 4d4  is also very rich and I promised I will talk about it.

But of course everybody will understood That I will concentrate in priority on the games of the World Championship.

Olivier

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 ed4 4.Nxd4 Bc5 5.Nxc6 or 4...Nf6 5.Nxc6 are both very safe and easy for white, but not for black.  Most people play 5...Qf6 in the first line and get confused after 6.Qf3.

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Re: I would like your opinion and suggestions
Reply #15 - 10/05/05 at 16:11:10
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Hi Olivier!
I just finished a game where , although I followed the main line of 2knights Defence ( Morozevitch-Onitchouk and Morozevitch-Nenatchev ) , I met a line quite spectacular , but not covered by any book or published analysis :
ICCF Thematic corr. (I had white )
1 e4 e5
2 Nf3 Nc6
3 Bc4 Nf6
4 Ng5 d5
5 exd5 Na5
6 Bb5+ c6
7 dxc6 bxc6
8 Be2 h6
9 Nf3 e4
10 Ne5 Bd6
11 d4 exd3
12 Nxd3 Qc7
13 b3 O-O
14 Bb2 Ne4
15 Nc3 f5
16 h3 Ba6
17 O-O Rad8
18 Qe1 Rfe8 (Here begin the novelties : I don't know whether last Black moe is new : it's quite natural , and must have been played before)
19 Nxe4 Rxe4
20 Qd1 c5
21 Bf3 c4
22 Bxe4 fxe4
23 Ne5 Ba3
24 Bd4 Bb2
25 c3 Bxc3
26 Bxc3 Rxd1
27 Rfxd1 cxb3
And my opponent proposed a draw , that I accepted
Why this line appears nowhere ( even to refute it )?
and was I right to agree the draw?
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Re: I would like your opinion and suggestions
Reply #14 - 10/05/05 at 15:47:28
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Re: I would like your opinion and suggestions
Reply #13 - 10/05/05 at 13:24:10
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I completely agree with GM Renet here regarding the Scotch, 3...Bc5 is not only a better choice in my opinion


Are we discussing 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 Bc5 here?

That's new to me.

  

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Re: The Scotch
Reply #12 - 10/05/05 at 12:50:10
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Hi everybody,

Most of the message have mentioned th Scotch with 3..Nf6. But I wonder why you stick to this very difficult position when 3..Bc5 is from my point of vew a much better choice?

The Italian with 3..Nf6 4Ng5 or 4d4  is also very rich and I promised I will talk about it.

But of course everybody will understood That I will concentrate in priority on the games of the World Championship.

Olivier


I completely agree with GM Renet here regarding the Scotch, 3...Bc5 is not only a better choice in my opinion but also more active and easier to play.

Perhaps GM Renet can better outline the 3...Bc5 Scotch in one of his updates as soon as the WC is over.

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Reply #11 - 10/05/05 at 10:33:55
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Hi everybody,

Most of the message have mentioned th Scotch with 3..Nf6. But I wonder why you stick to this very difficult position when 3..Bc5 is from my point of vew a much better choice?

The Italian with 3..Nf6 4Ng5 or 4d4  is also very rich and I promised I will talk about it.

But of course everybody will understood That I will concentrate in priority on the games of the World Championship.

Olivier
  
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Reply #10 - 10/05/05 at 07:31:31
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Hello,

This line is recommended in John Emm's book, and orginally suggested by Mark Hebden I think, so could check out his games.
              You asked about the book in another thread, so answering here. In usual style, gives options between a solid, and a more risky play for win line. Although to be honest, in most cases neither are particularly exciting. There very few exotic ideas as in John Watson's books, for example, which is a bonus from my point of view. The scotch section is the highlight of the book, as it has to be because it is probably the only line covered in book that can give black serious problems. Although in other places shows some of Hebden's ideas, and also good insight from his own games in Bishop/Vienna opening. In this last line shows line with Nc6 and Bb4 which is one of black's best ideas, but for some reason, i.e the most obvious one, is not treated very well in specialist books on Vienna.

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Re: I would like your opinion and suggestions
Reply #9 - 10/05/05 at 02:35:58
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GM Kosten,

That's an interesting line in the Scotch.  Do you have any model games that illustrate thematic play for both sides?
  
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Re: I would like your opinion and suggestions
Reply #8 - 10/04/05 at 12:55:22
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The two main problems for me (and I guess this is pretty general at the higher levels) are the Spanish (of course!) and the Scotch - I would really like to see the Scotch with 4 Nxd4 Nf6 5 Nxc6 bxc6 6 e5 Qe7 7 Qe2 Nd5 8 c4 Nb6 where Black plays 9...a5.
  
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Re: I would like your opinion and suggestions
Reply #7 - 10/03/05 at 11:00:12
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Hi Olivier!
As for me  , I am interested chiefly by 2 knights Defence
4 Ng5 d5 5 exd5 , as well by classical line 5..Na5 that by Fritz variation :
There is a lot of new lines to discover , and I discussed some in this forum
I should be very happy if you could crack them
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Re: I would like your opinion and suggestions
Reply #6 - 10/03/05 at 01:04:10
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For me, it depends on which side of the board you are more interested in.  As White if I play the Spanish then I will also study the Russian (Petroff) Defense as Inn suggested.

As Black, it's hard to guess which systems you will face the most.  In blitz games and in games involving scholastic players, you'd better be ready for all the various Bc4 lines including the Italian Game. 

Take a look at what others have recommended, and I think you will see their choices reflect whether they play White or Black more in the 1.e4 e5 systems.  If they recommend studying the Scotch first, they probably play the Black side and have grown up playing against 2.Bc4 or 3.Bc4  If they recommend the Petroffs first, they probably are looking at it from the White side because that's the second most popular move for Black after 2...Nc3.

  
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Reply #5 - 10/02/05 at 20:53:38
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I prefer more Petroff (more Ruy Lopez is fine too! Smiley)
  
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Reply #4 - 10/02/05 at 20:43:29
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At least two main variations are still missing:

I. The scotch
1.e4,e5 2.Nf3,Nc6 3.d4,xd4 4.Nxd4,Nf6 5.Nxc6,bxc6
6.e5,Qe7 7.Qe2, Nd5 8.c4, Nb6 (Ba6 has been looked into
to some extent; though there may be some new
developments [GM van der Wiel got beaten in his
favourite opening recently in the Dutch club-competition).

II. The Two-knights Italian
1.e4,e5 2.Nf3,Nc6 3.Bc4,Nf6 4.Ng5,d5 5.exd,Na5
6.Bb5+,c6 7.dxc6,bxc6 8.Be2,h6 9.Nf3 is entirely missing (Nh3 has been "mentioned")

Also the Max-Lange attack has been the issue of
several posts on the forum (though I dont play this
myself)

I think the material presented on the Spanish was
interesting and instructive.
  
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Reply #3 - 10/02/05 at 16:30:25
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Reply #2 - 10/02/05 at 16:14:22
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Reply #1 - 10/02/05 at 15:19:11
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Scotch.  Petrov.  Philidor.  Schliemann.

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10/02/05 at 14:52:24
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I started to work on e4-e5 for 4 month now. I would like to have your opinion on the material I presented.

I would like to speak about other lines than the ruy lopez. What in your opinion would be the most useful choice for you?

I am waiting for your suggestion and I am ready to debate on any subject to make this e4-e5 section as best as I can.

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