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Reply #17 - 03/26/10 at 13:12:49
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Is that book a complete repertoire against 1.e4?

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Reply #16 - 09/19/07 at 11:13:35
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Against the 6.Bc4 variation, Seel give interesting analysis of 7...Nxe4 and 10...Re8!?
But in one game i had a bad position after 11.Qd3!?, a possibility not mentionned by Seel, after 11...g6 12.Bf4 Na6 13. Qc4?! i missed 13...Bd6! =, but 13.Rad1! is very annoying, for example: 13...Nc5 14.Qf3 Nxe4 15. Ne6!
  

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Reply #15 - 05/24/07 at 22:59:03
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Etiam Michael Ayton alumbrado salutem dat.
  
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Reply #14 - 05/24/07 at 20:50:59
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Well it's good to have you back.  My Latin has been suffering...
  

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Reply #13 - 05/24/07 at 19:09:21
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Thanks guys, it's nice to be back!  I changed jobs last autumn and the IT Nazis won't let me access ChessPub  Cry - and I've also just moved house and have been having problems with my internet connection.

Anyhow, although I can't promise to be posting as much as in the olden days (when I was seriously bored at work!), I shall be chipping in from time to time ...

  

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Reply #12 - 05/23/07 at 10:58:23
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alumbrado wrote on 05/22/07 at 22:34:25:
I agree entirely with TJ - Seel's coverage of the Antoshin (in the German edition) is MUCH better than Bauer's.

I must confess to being distressed that this has now been published in English - it might make it that little bit less of a 'secret weapon' now - and I have only had the chance to unleash it on one opponent so far (with success, I might add  Smiley

Moreover I will now have to buy the darn thing to see what has been updated  Angry



Hi Alumbrado, I agree with HgMan - it is nice to see you post again!  Smiley

Btw, if you 'buy the darn thing' I'd be very interested in your opinion about the updated english edition. At the moment I find it hard to imagine that there have been enough new stuff played since the german original to motivate buying it again...  Undecided
  
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Reply #11 - 05/23/07 at 01:47:07
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alumbrado wrote on 05/22/07 at 22:34:25:
I agree entirely with TJ - Seel's coverage of the Antoshin (in the German edition) is MUCH better than Bauer's.

I must confess to being distressed that this has now been published in English - it might make it that little bit less of a 'secret weapon' now - and I have only had the chance to unleash it on one opponent so far (with success, I might add  Smiley )  

Moreover I will now have to buy the darn thing to see what has been updated  Angry


Long time, no see.  You were missed...
  

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Reply #10 - 05/23/07 at 01:05:23
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Can someone please explain to me how this is a secret weapon? exd4 was always played against me. Is it that it was out of fashion for a while? Undecided
  
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Reply #9 - 05/22/07 at 22:34:25
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I agree entirely with TJ - Seel's coverage of the Antoshin (in the German edition) is MUCH better than Bauer's.

I must confess to being distressed that this has now been published in English - it might make it that little bit less of a 'secret weapon' now - and I have only had the chance to unleash it on one opponent so far (with success, I might add  Smiley

Moreover I will now have to buy the darn thing to see what has been updated  Angry
  

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Reply #8 - 05/10/07 at 09:25:17
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urusov wrote on 05/09/07 at 01:34:03:
I have seen the Seel book described as an updated version of the 2005 German book he wrote.  The German book is quite good, though I think that Bauer's Philidor Files is actually better overall -- even on the Antoshin Variation, which is Seel's focus.


Shocked Have you actually read Bauer's book?? On the Antoshin I'd say Seel is lightyears ahead of Bauer.
  
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Reply #7 - 05/09/07 at 08:58:07
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MarinFan wrote on 05/09/07 at 08:20:48:
Hello TopNotch,

Thanks for the link, I might get a chance to try this out against an IM quite soon. It will be in the bunny v the top player first round if it happens...

Bye John S


Good luck in your game, and I hope you get to test some of the new ideas discussed.

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Reply #6 - 05/09/07 at 08:20:48
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Hello TopNotch,

Thanks for the link, I might get a chance to try this out against an IM quite soon. It will be in the bunny v the top player first round if it happens...

Bye John S
  
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Reply #5 - 05/09/07 at 01:34:03
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I have seen the Seel book described as an updated version of the 2005 German book he wrote.  The German book is quite good, though I think that Bauer's Philidor Files is actually better overall -- even on the Antoshin Variation, which is Seel's focus.

I have recently posted an annotated Philidor bibliography here:
http://www.kenilworthchessclub.org/kenilworthian/2007/05/philidor-defense-biblio...

I welcome additions to my list....
  
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Reply #4 - 05/08/07 at 18:00:35
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MarinFan wrote on 05/08/07 at 13:03:47:
Hello TopNotch,

Some months ago, you started a thread about 6.g3 in this line I think. Have tried searching for this thread but can't find it. If you could remember anything about this, or point me to relevant thread would be grateful.

Bye John S



Thanks for reminding me about that thread John, I completely forgot about it:

http://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1158040192/0

Looks like Seel's book may not be so new after all, but merely a translation of his earlier German edition.

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Re: THE PHILIDOR - A SECRET WEAPON- Christian Seel
Reply #3 - 05/08/07 at 13:03:47
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Hello TopNotch,

Some months ago, you started a thread about 6.g3 in this line I think. Have tried searching for this thread but can't find it. If you could remember anything about this, or point me to relevant thread would be grateful.

Bye John S

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