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Re: The Delchev/Semkov book
Reply #208 - 02/14/12 at 19:53:16
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Obviously the main moves are 6. Be2 and 6. Be3 variations, but I was wondering if any improvements may have been found in addition to that new system with Re3.
  

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Reply #207 - 02/14/12 at 12:40:05
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I have been working with this book, and I think that overall the suggestions have been holding up well. I know there are some holes in the coverage of 3. c3 (for example, Tiviakov has played an improvement for white). I'm not sure about the English Attack line, which I don't play as suggested by Delchev, and which probably is the most volatile.

I have not noticed any critical novelty in the Hedgehog-style line, the Nb5/Bf4-line, the fianchetto lines, or the classical.
However, against Be3/Bd3, after Nxd4 there is a rather interesting new setup for white, involving Qd2 and Re3. About the line with an early f2-f4, I don't know. It would be interesting to discuss the further developments.
  
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Reply #206 - 02/14/12 at 10:14:25
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Gilchrist is a legend wrote on 02/14/12 at 05:06:01:
How are the lines in this book doing theoretically now compared to its publication in 2008? I have had this book for two years now but have not had the time yet to read it.

Are you looking for an excuse NOT to read it finally?  Wink
  
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How are the lines in this book doing theoretically now compared to its publication in 2008? I have had this book for two years now but have not had the time yet to read it.
  

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Reply #204 - 06/09/09 at 18:56:17
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whitecraw wrote on 06/08/09 at 14:44:48:
Hi slates,

Just curious. Where did you order the second edition from? I've been looking online and having difficulty finding the latest edition.



Hi whitecraw - I bought my copy from Chess Direct, here in England. http://www.chessdirect.co.uk/

  
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Reply #203 - 06/08/09 at 17:50:34
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whitecraw wrote on 06/08/09 at 14:44:48:
Hi slates,

Just curious. Where did you order the second edition from? I've been looking online and having difficulty finding the latest edition.



New In Chess and Niggemann are two places you can find it.
  

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Reply #202 - 06/08/09 at 14:44:48
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Hi slates,

Just curious. Where did you order the second edition from? I've been looking online and having difficulty finding the latest edition.

  
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Reply #201 - 04/18/09 at 17:18:35
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Thanks, Beetlejuice.  My curiosity got the better of me and I ordered the second edition a few days ago, so I'm looking at these lines now. Smiley
  
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Reply #200 - 04/18/09 at 15:32:11
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slates wrote on 04/13/09 at 20:32:21:
In the second edition of the book is there much material on 7...Nc6 in the Alapin lines, could anyone tell me?  I had the first edition and Delchev/Semkov recommended 7...Nb6 after 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.c3 Nf6 4.e5 Nd5 5.d4 cxd4 6.cxd4 d6 7.Bc4.

I just took a look at the table of contents for the new edition and it seems that 7...Nc6!? (author's punctuation) may now be offered as an alternative as well as 7...Nb6, but is this analysed at all or just given a mention? 

I have Rogozenko's guide and he prefers 7...Nc6, but I wonder what views are offered in the 2nd edition of Safest Sicilian.

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There is about 1.5 page on 7.- Nc6 in the Step-by-step part in the 2nd edition.
  
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Reply #199 - 04/13/09 at 20:32:21
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In the second edition of the book is there much material on 7...Nc6 in the Alapin lines, could anyone tell me?  I had the first edition and Delchev/Semkov recommended 7...Nb6 after 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.c3 Nf6 4.e5 Nd5 5.d4 cxd4 6.cxd4 d6 7.Bc4.

I just took a look at the table of contents for the new edition and it seems that 7...Nc6!? (author's punctuation) may now be offered as an alternative as well as 7...Nb6, but is this analysed at all or just given a mention? 

I have Rogozenko's guide and he prefers 7...Nc6, but I wonder what views are offered in the 2nd edition of Safest Sicilian.

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Reply #198 - 03/17/09 at 22:06:16
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kylemeister wrote on 03/17/09 at 19:08:36:
In the position you apparently mean, ECO gives 11...Qb8 (as in Geller-Andersson) as leading to a slight advantage for White; it thinks Geller's suggestion 11...Qf4 is unclear.


I really don't like the position after Qb8. After c4,c5 the black position is cramped and the freeing move d5 results into split pawns on a6 and c6. Perhaps Qf4 is the way, i'll give it a tray.
  
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Reply #197 - 03/17/09 at 19:08:36
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In the position you apparently mean, ECO gives 11...Qb8 (as in Geller-Andersson) as leading to a slight advantage for White; it thinks Geller's suggestion 11...Qf4 is unclear.
  
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Re: The Delchev/Semkov book
Reply #196 - 03/17/09 at 18:32:52
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i mean:

e4 c5
Nf3 e6
d4 cxd
Nxd4 Nc6
Nc3 Qc7
Be2 a6
Be3 Nf6
0-0 Bb4
Na4 Be7
Bb6

There are only a few games in the database, but the results for white are quite good and the black pos looks no sooo good.
  
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Re: The Delchev/Semkov book
Reply #195 - 03/16/09 at 13:40:51
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I really like this book. But i miss a line. I had this pos in a couple of local rapid chess tournaments and it seems that Patzer like me like the line. There are a few BigBoysGames too, but no recent.
In the main line after Nxc6 bxc they don't play Nb6, instead they opt for Bb6 with the idea e.g. Qb8 Bd4 ??? Nb6. Delchev doesn't mention it. What's the best answer for Black? I've tried Qe5 but wasn't really satisfied? Perhaps Qb8, Bd4 e5 and then Qc7?
  
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Reply #194 - 02/02/09 at 08:23:46
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2. In the queen sacrifice variation 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cd 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 Qc7 6.Nb5 Qb8 7.Be3 a6 Bb4 10.c3 Ba5 Nc7+ Qxc7, my page 175 of Safest Sicilian 2nd Edition book abruptly ends with "17.f5 00 18.g4", in the middle of unklär, and then come chapter 3 completes games section !?! Is a half page missing somewhere, or..?  

I think there's a little paragraph missing. As opposed to the second edition, the first edition after "is unclear. 17.f5 0-0 18.g4" continues with some discussion on how white could prevent d7-d5 by 18.0-0 Ne7 19.c4, but that 19...Bb6 is supposed to be fine. The main line then continues with 18...d5 19.g5 dxe4 20.Bxe4 Nxe4 21.Qxe4 g6 assessed as +/-. I would say it's definitely a little editing mistake.

Interesting that this line was not updated, by the way, I think they did not bother to address the suggestion by Rizzitano that in the 16.e5 sub-line white might be slightly better by deviation on move 18... Well, it's not excactly a refutation and I don't loose any sleep over it, but it would have been logical to cross-check recent publications against their analyses.
  
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