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Re: Donaldson's 'Strategic Opening Repertoire '
Reply #3 - 04/16/06 at 02:35:44
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donaldson book is a classic the repitore is my lead for last 20 so years, his ideas remain fresh, watsons english books are a close second still using them after all these years as well
  
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Re: Donaldson's 'Strategic Opening Repertoire '
Reply #2 - 04/05/06 at 04:35:45
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I'm not referring to any single line in particular, but rather all the lines in general that Donaldson has recommended.
The book is an entire White repertoire based on 1.Nf3/c4, often with queenside expansion.

So, I wasn't asking about any one line or another, but rather if anyone has tried out this repertoire and has any comments/advice.
If there is a line that has been busted, then obviously I'd like to know that, of if one of the lines is very hard to play yet offers little;
That kind of thing.

I hope that clarifies things a bit.
  

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Re: Donaldson's 'Strategic Opening Repertoire '
Reply #1 - 04/03/06 at 06:36:29
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What lines does he suggest?
  
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Donaldson's 'Strategic Opening Repertoire '
04/03/06 at 06:12:17
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I was wondering if anyone had read this book and tried out his recommended lines.

The reviews were good, but no one really talked about how the repertoire actually played over-the-board (i.e. "I liked the book, but I found the line in Chapter X to be more difficult to play than it first appeared," OR  "My opponent found a gaping hole in the analysis in just a few minutes.")

Also, it might be worth while to know how the lines have stood up (since its been awhile since this was printed. Wink

Basically I just wanted to know how comfortable people were with the repertoire OTB and if there were any pitfalls or busts to watch out for.

Cheers.

ps - I'm just happy to have finally located a copy of this book for less than $100. Ironically Donaldson himself no longer had a copy and the library at his chess club (the Mechanics in San Francisco) doesn't carry it and cannot order it since ICE publishing is no longer in business. A newer edition was supposed to be made about 2 years ago (by C.Hansen) but it seems to have finally died. Undecided 

  

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