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Re: New 1...e5! book by Mikhail Marin!
Reply #173 - 06/12/07 at 14:29:50
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Yesterday I received my copy of Marin's 1...e5 book and spent quite a while perusing it.  I am quite impressed that the GM has so much to say about how to play the middlegame positions that arise from the recommended systems.  Except for not being able to ask questions, it's a whole lot like having a GM for a personal instructor.  The back cover says that Marin has written a middlegame book under the guise of an openings book, and that's very close to the truth. 

If you're with a GM at a tournament or someplace, and he starts talking about chess, it's a good idea to shut up and listen.  And here we have Marin sharing his insights into hundreds of positions.  In some ways it misses the point to worry about whether these lines are worthy of inclusion in your repertoire.  This would be a most excellent book to read, even if you never intended to play any of these lines (though that would less immediately conducive to producing points, I admit).

As a repertoire book, I can take it or leave it; as set of middlegame lessons, it's one of the better recent books I've come across.

I can only imagine, though, that this and its Spanish companion work must have been a b---h to edit.  From the strange juxtaposition of tabular variations, standard game commentaries and outright lectures, I suspect that it came to its editors somewhat ill-formed.  I rather suspect that it was an editor's decision to split a single work in two, and to include, no doubt due to space considerations, the Exchange Spanish in the first volume.  But in any case it's well worth buying.
  

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Re: New 1...e5! book by Mikhail Marin!
Reply #172 - 06/08/07 at 11:26:49
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Re the insert: AFAIK it's available as a pdf from the quality chess books site - I think it's the same.
  
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Re: New 1...e5! book by Mikhail Marin!
Reply #171 - 06/07/07 at 16:06:55
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Amazon Super Saver shipping is fast in this case.  Got it today - Thursday (ordered it Tuesday).

Bishop's Opening insert loose inside.  

As others have commented, format is interesting, sort of like ECO with expanded notes.  Will have to work with it for a few days to see if it drives me crazy or is helpful.
  
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Reply #170 - 06/05/07 at 13:53:44
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Thanks for the reply. Oh well, I was hoping it might be bound in, but what the heck.  I pulled the trigger on Amazon since I will be starting a new correspondence tourney shortly.
  
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Reply #169 - 06/05/07 at 03:12:48
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]I would normally hesitate to speak to royalty, but Prince-Nez (or anyone else who first discovers it), I'd be interested to know if the U.S. Amazon edition is including the insert on the bishop's opening.

Your Highness, you have my most humble gratitude.

And browniesbane, is the bishop's opening insert bound into the edition you purchased, or simply inserted?

thanks for any info

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No the insert was loose
  
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Reply #168 - 06/04/07 at 23:28:03
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DD-OK wrote on 06/04/07 at 21:18:09:
but Prince-Nez (or anyone else who first discovers it), I'd be interested to know if the U.S. Amazon edition is including the insert on the bishop's opening.



I'll let you know when I get it.
  

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Reply #167 - 06/04/07 at 21:18:09
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I would normally hesitate to speak to royalty, but Prince-Nez (or anyone else who first discovers it), I'd be interested to know if the U.S. Amazon edition is including the insert on the bishop's opening.

Your Highness, you have my most humble gratitude.

And browniesbane, is the bishop's opening insert bound into the edition you purchased, or simply inserted?

thanks for any info

  
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Reply #166 - 06/04/07 at 19:40:43
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Markovich wrote on 06/04/07 at 18:03:46:
Prince-Nez wrote on 06/04/07 at 15:25:09:
Amazon is now shipping it.  


Right, except "Usually ships within 4-7 weeks" means they're shipping it from Europe, presumably through an agent.  4-7 weeks, what kind of service is that?


I'm not sure where you saw that.  I saw this:

Availability: In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

In any case, mine is in the mail and I usually get a book two to three days after getting their email notification.
  

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Reply #165 - 06/04/07 at 18:03:46
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Prince-Nez wrote on 06/04/07 at 15:25:09:
Amazon is now shipping it.   


Right, except "Usually ships within 4-7 weeks" means they're shipping it from Europe, presumably through an agent.  4-7 weeks, what kind of service is that?
  

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Reply #164 - 06/04/07 at 15:25:09
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Amazon is now shipping it.
  

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Re: New 1...e5! book by Mikhail Marin!
Reply #163 - 05/31/07 at 03:25:06
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Markovich wrote on 05/21/07 at 12:15:00:
Alias wrote on 05/19/07 at 05:26:58:
Antillian wrote on 05/18/07 at 21:26:14:
Markovich wrote on 05/18/07 at 17:43:40:

But where to buy?  I don't see it on Amazon.


Markovich,

It does not seem to be available in the US as yet so you won't get it on Amazon.com. Apparetnly, Quality Chess books  take several months before they reach the US.

If you aren't prepared to wait, you can buy it directly from Quality Chess. That is where I got mine.  Of coure the price is in Euros and the shipping will take longer.


I'm not sure it's a US vs Europe thing. It's not available at UK Amazon either. The only ones who seems to have it are specialised chess stores based in Europe like Niggemann and New In Chess. The chess stores are having a hard time competing in price with these on-line general stores. Ari Ziegler is both financial CEO of QC and owns the major chess store in Sweden (Schackbutiken http://www.mamut.com/schackbutiken ). Could it be that they are holding back the book for general stores?


If they're doing that, they're shooting themselves in the financial foot.  It's ridiculous that these works don't come to the U.S. market until months after they're published.  Most chess works have a limited shelf life, so here they are watching their product grow stale before shipping it to the U.S.?  There's a demand for this product; I can't imagine why these idiots don't want to satisfy it.

And no, I do not want to hassle with Schach Niggemann.  It's a nice store but dealing from so great a distance, and in another language, is a pain.


I just picked it up at a independent bookstore in Michigan. I noticed they had added the insert covering the bishops opening etc--maybe thats the cause for the delay.


  
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Re: New 1...e5! book by Mikhail Marin!
Reply #162 - 05/21/07 at 20:11:17
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There shouldn't be a language problem since they have an english homepage.
  

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Re: New 1...e5! book by Mikhail Marin!
Reply #161 - 05/21/07 at 12:15:00
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Alias wrote on 05/19/07 at 05:26:58:
Antillian wrote on 05/18/07 at 21:26:14:
Markovich wrote on 05/18/07 at 17:43:40:

But where to buy?  I don't see it on Amazon.


Markovich,

It does not seem to be available in the US as yet so you won't get it on Amazon.com. Apparetnly, Quality Chess books  take several months before they reach the US.

If you aren't prepared to wait, you can buy it directly from Quality Chess. That is where I got mine.  Of coure the price is in Euros and the shipping will take longer.


I'm not sure it's a US vs Europe thing. It's not available at UK Amazon either. The only ones who seems to have it are specialised chess stores based in Europe like Niggemann and New In Chess. The chess stores are having a hard time competing in price with these on-line general stores. Ari Ziegler is both financial CEO of QC and owns the major chess store in Sweden (Schackbutiken http://www.mamut.com/schackbutiken ). Could it be that they are holding back the book for general stores?


If they're doing that, they're shooting themselves in the financial foot.  It's ridiculous that these works don't come to the U.S. market until months after they're published.  Most chess works have a limited shelf life, so here they are watching their product grow stale before shipping it to the U.S.?  There's a demand for this product; I can't imagine why these idiots don't want to satisfy it.

And no, I do not want to hassle with Schach Niggemann.  It's a nice store but dealing from so great a distance, and in another language, is a pain.
  

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Re: New 1...e5! book by Mikhail Marin!
Reply #160 - 05/19/07 at 20:02:41
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Strategy_Rules wrote on 05/19/07 at 15:16:56:
Maybe 3...exf4 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.Bc4 Bb4 is an easier way to equalize. Is this line mentioned in his book, too ?

No, he just considers 3...Bc5.
  
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Re: New 1...e5! book by Mikhail Marin!
Reply #159 - 05/19/07 at 19:29:36
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Well , I do not have it Smiley
  
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