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Semi-Tarrasch/Panov (D43)    
  16 (14.4%)
Open Spanish with 9 c3 & 9 Be3    
  15 (13.5%)
Main Line Zaitsev Spanish    
  12 (10.8%)
Neo-Grunfeld with ...c6 and ...d5    
  2 (1.8%)
Steinitz Spanish (3...d6)    
  6 (5.4%)
Hübner Variation Nimzo    
  11 (9.9%)
Romanishin-Psakhis Variation of Nimzo    
  11 (9.9%)
Two Knights mainline    
  19 (17.1%)
Ga-Pa (5...Qb6 Sicilian)    
  6 (5.4%)
Others    
  13 (11.7%)




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Re: Missing variations?
Reply #34 - 06/02/08 at 12:07:04
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EnigmaNina wrote on 06/01/08 at 23:23:40:
what about Noteboom (abrahams) variation ?!  Smiley

Isn't there an entire eBook devoted to this in Ruslan's section?
  
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Re: Missing variations?
Reply #33 - 06/01/08 at 23:23:40
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Hi All !

My first post in this forum !

Well ... what about Noteboom (abrahams) variation ?!  Smiley
  
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Re: Missing variations?
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Chevalier wrote on 05/25/08 at 06:40:24:
Has the 7...Be7 Classical French in the 4.e5 Nfd7 5.f4 been covered on ChessPublishing yet?

Yes, there have been a lot of games recently - just look at Neil's recent updates. Smiley
  
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Has the 7...Be7 Classical French in the 4.e5 Nfd7 5.f4 been covered on ChessPublishing yet?
  

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Re: Missing variations?
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Markovich wrote on 01/14/08 at 19:18:06:
But if just some patching were to be done, I would say that the Zaitsev and Open defenses to the Spanish were among the systems most needing it.  


Yes, both Paul Motwani and Nigel Davies seemed very keen on lesser systems, and older games! Considering that we have two Open specialists working for ChessPub (Victor and Glenn) it seems odd that these sections are so poor - maybe I should commision something from one or both of them? Wink
  
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Re: Missing variations?
Reply #29 - 01/14/08 at 19:18:06
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GMTonyKosten wrote on 11/07/06 at 16:48:35:
I was thinking about commissioning some extra opening work to fill some 'holes' in, for instance I notice the Semi-Tarrasch isn't really covered (maybe because it comes mostly from the Caro Panov?!) There may be other major lines that need analysing, any suggestions?
As soon as I have a few ideas I will do a poll, and we can have a vote. Smiley


Really none of the ebooks is meant to be a comprehensive survey, as I understand it; just a summary of everything covered in the updates since time began here at Chesspub.  If the intention were to turn them into fullblown surveys, that would be a very great project indeed.  You would then have something that would compete with MCO and which was always more or less up-to-date.

But if just some patching were to be done, I would say that the Zaitsev and Open defenses to the Spanish were among the systems most needing it.
  

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Re: Missing variations?
Reply #28 - 01/14/08 at 19:04:35
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Sorry, but GaPa is DREADFUL.

As I mentioned elsewhere, balancing Open Sicilians / Dragons workload seems a much more urgent issue (i.e. Move one or two Open Sicilians to Dragon Section...)
  

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Reply #27 - 10/06/07 at 02:37:17
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Isn't there a whole ChessPub Guide devoted to this ('Slow Slav')? Or could it be that all the games started with 4 Qb3 and after 4...dxc4 transposed?


Well there is at least one game devoted to each move order, but at least when I brought up the subject of 4.Qc2 there was no coverage of the alternative 4...g6.  There are several games that begin 4.e3 e6 that could have begun 4.Qc2 e6 5.e3 though.  Right now I don't subscribe to this section, but that will change soon.
  
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Re: Missing variations?
Reply #26 - 10/05/07 at 23:35:58
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baljej wrote on 10/05/07 at 20:36:30:
The Catalan is somewhat neglected for such a huge opening. But no wonder, taking into account the large number of variations Ruslan has to cover. Maybe it could be moved to the QI-section since the QI and Catalan have some common ground?


Given its popularity at the top level, the Catalan is very neglected.  The theory of the Semi-Closed variation (1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3 d5 4.Bg2 Be7 5.Nf3 0-0 6.0-0 dxc4) has evolved significantly in the past year--indeed, in the pdf ebook, 7.Qc2 a6 8.a4 remains the stem, while only four games offer alternatives with 8.Qxc4.

In fairness, I agree with baljej that Ruslan has an awful lot to cover, but the Catalan could really benefit from some careful attention...
  

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Re: Missing variations?
Reply #25 - 10/05/07 at 21:15:50
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I would like to see some coverage of 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Qc2, which has no games devoted to it at this time.

Isn't there a whole ChessPub Guide devoted to this ('Slow Slav')? Or could it be that all the games started with 4 Qb3 and after 4...dxc4 transposed?
  
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Re: Missing variations?
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The Catalan is somewhat neglected for such a huge opening. But no wonder, taking into account the large number of variations Ruslan has to cover. Maybe it could be moved to the QI-section since the QI and Catalan have some common ground?
  
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Re: Missing variations?
Reply #23 - 03/12/07 at 21:22:56
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Where on ChessPub would I find anything on 1.d4 d6 2.Nf3 Bg4 or 2.c4 Nf6 3.Nf3 Bg4 - does it belong to the KID section (and if so is it dealt with in any length there?) or Dangerous Defences? - If it's the latter then I couldn't find anything on it... 


There is one game covering 1.d4 d6 2.Nf3 Bg4 in the KID section but nothing on the other variation.  You might find it helpful to reference this excellent post http://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1149126053. ; (although the section authors have obviously changed some)



Thanks Frendo!

Unfortunately, I don't think your otherwise very helpful link helps here, 2...Bg4 seems to end up all over the place, e.g. A21, A41, A42, A46, A53, B00, B06-B08, B12-13, C41, D11-12, E61-62, and E91.
  
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Re: Missing variations?
Reply #22 - 03/12/07 at 20:04:48
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Where on ChessPub would I find anything on 1.d4 d6 2.Nf3 Bg4 or 2.c4 Nf6 3.Nf3 Bg4 - does it belong to the KID section (and if so is it dealt with in any length there?) or Dangerous Defences? - If it's the latter then I couldn't find anything on it...  


There is one game covering 1.d4 d6 2.Nf3 Bg4 in the KID section but nothing on the other variation.  You might find it helpful to reference this excellent post http://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1149126053. ; (although the section authors have obviously changed some)
  
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Re: Missing variations?
Reply #21 - 03/12/07 at 12:24:36
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TalJechin wrote on 03/11/07 at 10:47:51:
Where on ChessPub would I find anything on 1.d4 d6 2.Nf3 Bg4 or 2.c4 Nf6 3.Nf3 Bg4 - does it belong to the KID section (and if so is it dealt with in any length there?) or Dangerous Defences? - If it's the latter then I couldn't find anything on it...  Undecided


No one knows?  Undecided
  
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Re: Missing variations?
Reply #20 - 03/11/07 at 22:58:02
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Smyslov_Fan wrote on 03/11/07 at 15:02:57:
I knew GM John Emms has recently covered 4.a3 Ba6 5.Qb3!?, but I was referring to the traditional main line option of 4.g3 Ba6.  I'm guessing that Black has solved any problems that Topalov may have posed this opening last year.

What about 5 Qc2 ?
  
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