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Re: QGA books help
Reply #8 - 04/12/08 at 09:11:33
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Hello,

Clearly the best book on the market now is the third edition chess star's book by Semkov.  There is new analysis with TN's in many lines. For example, the game Beliavsky-Sermek with the plan of a3/b4 whicretch has been discussed quite a bit on this forum, is fully covered.
       Compared to early editions his opinion has changed in many lines, for example now seems to prefer 7..b5 against 7.Bb3. This is because of the highly concrete nature of the opening, which is maybe why the opening is not so popular with club players.

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Reply #7 - 11/07/07 at 10:00:53
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I know one book on the QGA to avoid written by that well known QGA connoiseur Eddie Gufeld  published by Batsford in the late 80s- avoid this like the plague .
  
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Re: QGA books help
Reply #6 - 11/06/07 at 06:42:54
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Hello,

Other people have covered just about everything, but I can note that Rizzitano has looked at most available sources, and where, for example, his rep covers lines that are in the very good Sakaev book either makes an attempt to improve them with his own analysis, heavily checked by computer, or suggests an alternative.
                        I myself have given up QGA for time being, because even though most lines are theoretically almost equal chances, in practise white can improvise, without much previous knowledge too easily. Also, has I think mentioned in a few reviews alot of the equal positions reached are dry draws.

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Re: QGA books help
Reply #5 - 11/04/07 at 03:02:23
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Yes, Rizzitano the obvious one. I have it here. Dont play as black, only as white but the books looks dependable.

In terms of practical play - obviously look thru the main white repertoire books too to see what you are likely to be up against: Chris Wards QG, Palliser's Play d4, Cox's, Dunnington's etc.

Chessbase disc- dunno.

Raetsky/Chetverik - have other stuff by them but not QG. not a good pairing imho.

Sakaev has very good reputation, but havent seen the QG.
  
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Re: QGA books help
Reply #4 - 11/03/07 at 17:39:57
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Thanks again.



Anyone know if the QGA chessbase disc is good? As a supplement, I mean.
  
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Reply #3 - 11/03/07 at 16:43:14
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Starting Out QGA by Raetsky/Chetverik is the other recent one, available in pgn ebook version i think from everyman website. I have the book, missing quite a few lines, not terribly up to date despite being the latest, but what is covered is decent. i think it is not suitable as a first book (won't feel safe with the incomplete theory).

Best imho is Sakaev's book, this and Rizzitano is all you need.
  
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Re: QGA books help
Reply #2 - 11/03/07 at 16:42:58
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Uhh, no. I am lazy and thus a repertoire book is exactly what I need.

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Re: QGA books help
Reply #1 - 11/03/07 at 16:13:56
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I would indeed suggest Rizzitano, unless you're put off by the fact that it's a repertoire book.  For a more comprehensive coverage you could have a look at a nice older book (1997 or so) by Neishtadt.
  
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QGA books help
11/03/07 at 15:54:46
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Ello, I'm currently a Benko player, and have been for a while. I just keep encountering problems with the Re1 and moreso with Rb1 lines, not to mention all these declined variations that I have to know well (though I did get to do that Q sac once... that was awesome). Uhhh, anyway, QGA is the only somewhat sound reply to d4 that I haven't played, so I figure it is time to check it out. Any suggestions?

I was thinking How to Beat d4 by Rizzitano, but if there is anything better then I would very grateful.

Oh, and there being an online version of the games in PGN (much quicker to go through the book) then that would be a plus.

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