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Re: A Strategic Opening Repertoire For White, 2nd ed
Reply #68 - 02/09/08 at 02:41:34
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Dear members,

I'm surprised that nobody has commented upon my review of this book at the Chess Cafe website. Since this is my first post, then I'm not allowed to post a link (very strange!). I'll do that on my second post though.

I think you can be proud of Carsten's fine efforts in this book.

All the best,

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Re: A Strategic Opening Repertoire For White, 2nd ed
Reply #67 - 02/08/08 at 18:11:51
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@e4d6

Sorry, your right. But ordering today and recieving it within 7 days was for me available. Just look at the money you will safe. But I apologize, I overlooked the delivery date that will be next week. Sorry for that.
  
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Re: A Strategic Opening Repertoire For White, 2nd ed
Reply #66 - 02/07/08 at 22:27:35
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Dear Pumi,

thanks for your reply.
Despite a lot of exclamation marks your answer is not correct:

The book is not yet available on the Niggemann shop; there is only a brand new announcement that it will be available next week.


  
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Re: A Strategic Opening Repertoire For White, 2nd ed
Reply #65 - 02/07/08 at 15:06:43
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Ordering a chess book in germany is NO problem at all!!!

Your book is available by Niggemann and Dreier,so what do you want more ????
  
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Reply #64 - 01/31/08 at 23:02:59
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now i found it: it is available here:
http://www.chessware.de
  
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Re: A Strategic Opening Repertoire For White, 2nd ed
Reply #63 - 01/31/08 at 20:56:35
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Thanks for your answers.
In both cases shipping costs are relatively high to germany;
I need two copies; this results in:
NIC vs. proposal amazon nearly plus 20 Euro
USCF vs. proposal amazon approx. plus 15 Euro

This is mainly due to the shipping costs.
  
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Re: A Strategic Opening Repertoire For White, 2nd ed
Reply #62 - 01/31/08 at 19:39:18
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With the €:$ exchange rate being what it is, you may as well order it from the USCF site and have it shipped:

http://www.uscfsales.com/item.asp?cID=0&PID=2505

At $29.95 plus $14.95 shipping, you're still only looking at about €30.
  

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Re: A Strategic Opening Repertoire For White, 2nd ed
Reply #61 - 01/31/08 at 19:37:17
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Have you tried New in Chess? The book is third on their bestselling list so they must have copies.
  
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Reply #60 - 01/31/08 at 16:42:07
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Hi,
does anyone know how to order the book in germany ?
Then specialised chess stores don't have it.
amazon.de says delivery mid of march

Greetings e4d6
  
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Re: A Strategic Opening Repertoire For White, 2nd ed
Reply #59 - 01/31/08 at 14:40:19
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This book is very interesting. I have ordered it. Another interesting thing comes to my mind when speaking about white solid repertoires.
I think we all could find interesting points by studying swedish GM Ulf Anderssons games as white. Just take alook at his games against Kasparov and Karpov as white. Ulf has not lost one single game!! against either Karpov or Kasparov. He has 50 % only draws against Kaspy and  only draws against Karpov too except one game which Andersson won. Thats not bad at all!!

Ulf is very difficult to beat when he plays white. As black he is more human.

Of 1373 games as white Ulf has  63 % against blacks  37 %.  438 won games 73 lost games and 862 draws!!   Everything according Megadatabase 2008.  Smiley  I also think Ulf plays some of these openings like the Catalan english and so on (Most often plays 1. Nf3). I understand that Seirawan once complained over his difficulties dealing with Ulf Andersson.
So my point is that this book together with Ulfs games should be a nice arsenal!
  

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Reply #58 - 01/30/08 at 16:53:36
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Re: A Strategic Opening Repertoire For White, 2nd ed
Reply #57 - 01/29/08 at 22:56:24
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Quick question:

In the open Catalan (...dxc4) does the second edition still focus on 10.Bf4 or the more 'fashionable' but difficult to handle 10.Bd2 line?

I have the first edition and was considering also buying the second but I really wanted more info on the Catalan since its been developing quite a lot in the past couple of years. None of the bookstores carry the second edition, so I cannot just look up the line.

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Re: A Strategic Opening Repertoire For White, 2nd ed
Reply #56 - 01/24/08 at 22:42:13
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There is still plenty of time for subscribers to pick up a free copy in Carsten's competition! Wink
  
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Re: A Strategic Opening Repertoire For White, 2nd ed
Reply #55 - 01/24/08 at 06:55:39
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Don't suppose that you want to give your recommendations against the aforementioned lines here?  Smiley Not in detail, of course. Just a little rough info.


I sincerely appreciate that you are planning on making a third edition, though.


I am not trying to be offensive, or anything, I am just trying to explain my opinion here. I am not sure that more text was necessary for the target audience. Just the right amount of text was what made the first edition so great (among other things). Honestly, the people who would need detailed explanations concerning this opening are those who would fail miserably with this opening repertoire, simply due to the nature if it.

Well, that's my opinion, at least.
  
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Re: A Strategic Opening Repertoire For White, 2nd ed
Reply #54 - 01/24/08 at 03:39:23
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First of all I would like to thank everybody who has commented on the book, both positively and negatively, though most of all objectively.

I would like to run a quick comparison and add a few facts that may have escaped notice. First of all, all the material, that was found in the original edition is in the second edition as well (with the exception of one main game for which the analysis was so flawed and that the actual relevance of the entire game disappeared, but part of it has been preserved in a note to another game), except more analysis, more annotations and more game references have been added to all of the games. In addition, all analytical errors (that I found) and erroneous comments have been corrected.

The number of pages in the first edition was 142, in the second edition it is 272, and the pages in the new edition are larger, thus more text per page. The number of main games in the original edition was 121, in the second edition it is 168. On a chapter by chapter basis, it goes as follows:
Ch 1: 1st ed – 8 pages – 9 games; 2nd ed – 15 pages – 10 games
Ch 2: 1st ed - 11 pages – 10 games; 2nd ed – 15 pages – 10 games
Ch 3: 1st ed - 7 pages – 8 games; 2nd ed – 15 pages – 11 games
Ch 4: 1st ed - 6 pages – 6 games; 2nd ed – 14 pages – 8 games
Ch 5: 1st ed - 9 pages – 10 games; 2nd ed – 20 pages – 14 games
Ch 6: 1st ed - 6 pages – 6 games; 2nd ed – 17 pages – 11 games
Ch 7: 1st ed - 14 pages – 11 games; 2nd ed – 15 pages – 12 games
Ch 8: 1st ed - 7 pages – 7 games; 2nd ed – 16 pages – 12 games
Ch 9: 1st ed - 16 pages – 15 games; 2nd ed – 35 pages – 21 games
Ch 10: 1st ed - 4 pages – 4 games; 2nd ed – 20 pages – 13 games
Ch 11: 1st ed - 13 pages – 10 games; 2nd ed – 22 pages – 14 games
Ch 12: 1st ed - 8 pages – 6 games; 2nd ed – 14 pages – 8 games
Ch 13: 1st ed - 11 pages – 9 games; 2nd ed – 25 pages – 14 games
For those who are counting the games, the remainder to each total can be found in the introduction.

Are there things that could have been better? Sure, some have mentioned the issues in the first edition regarding the Reti with 1 Nf3 d5 2 c4 dxc4 or for that matter 2...d4, both should probably have been covered in better detail, but in general I feel I have added the majority of the new material where it was needed and where the developments in the theory and understanding of the particular information were more significant, such as for example the chapter on the Hedgehog, which grew from 16 to 35 pages.

There is a bunch of original analysis, some improvements and refutations of existing theory that hasn't been presented elsewhere.

I am open to all criticism, but as mentioned above, please let it be objective and relevant, and if you feel something could be done better, please be specific so that it can be corrected for future editions.

Thanks in advance for your input.  Smiley
  
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