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Re: Hats off to Marin's A Spanish Repertoire for black
Reply #40 - 01/05/21 at 19:15:20
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The Bologan book has Fast Lane and a Very Fast Lane guides that identify a relatively small number of chapters that form a complete repertoire (at least, as complete as the book is). [Edit: oops, I see emary beat me to it. See below.] Bologan offers many options for Black, which makes the book seem more insane than it is. I recommend the electronic version from Forward Chess, because the print version is decorated with some very strange symbols that can be distracting.

How to Beat the Open Games is also very good. I like the arrangement of material and the choice of variations, e.g. the Nimzowitsch against the King's Gambit. (

Emms' First steps 1.e4 e5 also gives reasonable, reputable systems against everything, goes deeper than you might think--certainly out to tabiya depth and a little beyond--and has great explanations of the general principles of the Open Games and of tactical points the other books might take for granted.
  
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Re: Hats off to Marin's A Spanish Repertoire for black
Reply #39 - 01/05/21 at 18:56:45
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Hi Buddho,

you should not be fooled by the 530 pages and 57 chapters of "Bologan's Black Weapons" ! 

I think this is really an outstanding book.
Bologan often gives two lines!!
And as a benefit he tells you why some other lines are not recommended.   

Bologan works hard to avoid early forced draws or
early stupid equality.
There are otherwise very good rep books
which lack this fighting spirit sometimes.

If someone is starting out with 1.e4 e5,
Bologan recommends in the introduction, page 13
a  "Very Fast Lane" (numeration = priority!):


1) vs Italian:
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bologan recommends the 2Ns 3...Nf6
(but a rep after 3...Bc5 is covered too!)


Bologan gives of course a complete 2Ns repertoire.
After the calm 4.d3 Bologan recommends returning to the classical Italian with 4...Bc5.

(this move-order avoids besides the Evans quite a few rare, dubious and (for both) dangerous gambits in the classical Italian with 3...Bc5)

(After the 2Ns with 4.d3 Bologan's second choice is 4...Be7 reaching some asymmetry!)

(and 4...d5 is also covered as a "trap":
a principled but ultimately bad move,
Bologan tells you in some detail what is going on in this line.)

2) vs Scotch:
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 and now the classical 4...Bc5 is the first choice.

(Bologan gives of course a repertoire with 4...Nf6 too,
but he thinks the Mieses is too crazy for starters. )

After Goering's 4.c3 Bologan recommends for first study 4...Nf6 transposing to the Ponziani - two with one stroke!
(4...d5 is also covered against the Goering and 3...d5 against the Ponziani.)

4. Bc4 Nf6 transposes to the 2Ns.
(Of course 4...Bc5 is also covered for those guys who don't like the 2Ns)

3) vs Scotch 4Ns
he recommends
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.d4 exd4 5.Nxd4 Bc5 to be consistent with the classical Scotch.
(Of course 5...Bb4 is the second line covered.)

4) vs the King's gambit
1.e4 e5 2.f4 d5 3.exd5 exf4 is a time-saver aiming for the Modern Defence.

(Second choice but not at all recommended for starters
is to go for the principled check on h4 as a leitmotiv:
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 Bc4 Qh4+;
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3. Nf3 g5 4.Bc4 g4;
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3. Nf3 g5 4.h4 g4 5.Ne5 d6 6.Nxg4 Be7!?
etc.)   

5) What is missing?
Glek's 4N:

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.g3 - now the first rec is 4...Bc5

(and the alternative 4...d5 is also covered)

vs Vienna:

a) 1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nc6 4.d3 Na5
b) 1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.f4 d5 4.fxe5 Nxe4 5.Nf3 Be7
c) 1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.g3 Bc5 4.Bg2 d6
 

(In a) Zuke's strike 3...Nxe4 is another choice which Bologan covers.)

(2...Nc6 allows some sharp stuff:
3.f4 exf4;
3.g3 Bc5 4.Bg2 d6 5.Ne2 h5!?,
covered but not for first study )

vs Bishop's Opening:

choice for starters is to transpose to the Vienna
vs Urusov: 1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nf6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nf3 Nc6 -> 2Ns


vs Center Game:
Liquidate with 1.e4 e5 2.d4 exd4 3.Qxd4 Nc6 4.Qe3 Nf6 5.Nc3 Be7 preparing d7-d5 
(the more complex 5...Bb4 is also covered)

(1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nf6 3.d3 c6 4.Nf3 d5 5.exd5 cxd5 6.Bb3 a5 is Bologan's complex second choice vs the Bishop's Opening)

vs Danish Gambit:
a) 1.e4 e5 2.d4 exd4 3.c3 d5 is "Bologan's Very Fast Lane"
b) 1.e4 e5 2.d4 exd4 3.c3 Qe7 is his second choice.
Because vs the Goering the "Very Fast Lane" is not 4...d5,
I would prefer 3...Qe7 even for a first study of the Danish Gambit.

This posting is much too long,
but I think you should not dismiss Bologan's book lightly.

But you really should read the sample pages at "New in Chess".
carefully. Not everybody likes the lay-out, but I think it is very well thought out after working with the book!

Btw:
I like the companion
"Bologan vs the Ruy Lopez"
(Breyer and Marshall plus all the sidelines)
even better.  Wink



  
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Re: Hats off to Marin's A Spanish Repertoire for black
Reply #38 - 01/05/21 at 14:50:05
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Many thanks for all the suggestions. The Bologan book looks fantastic, but at 530 pages is probably too ambitious for a player new to 1.e4 e5!

I will carefully look at all the others..
  
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Re: Hats off to Marin's A Spanish Repertoire for black
Reply #37 - 01/05/21 at 12:35:40
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Three others depending on the depth of analysis you are looking for:

1. Yuriy Krykun's new book/Chessable course
He recommends Bc5 lines in the Scotch and in the Italian Game, and the Rubinstein in the Spanish 4 Knights.

2. New Simon Wiliams Chessable course
This is crazy stuff for blitz or to roll out as a surprise, e.g., Qh5 in the Scotch and the Ulvestad variation.

3.  The latest (2019) Larry Kaufman repertoire book from New in Chess.
It has a complete e4 e5 repertoire for black and seems really solid.

By the way, the Sverre Johnsen book has some really fun alternative lines.
  
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Re: Hats off to Marin's A Spanish Repertoire for black
Reply #36 - 01/05/21 at 00:21:42
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buddho wrote on 01/04/21 at 19:46:12:
Beating the Open Games by Marin ismout of print and too expensive for me at $50.

Are there any more recent books that can fulfil the same job of covering all the non-spanish 1.e4 e5 lines from the black side?

Thanks.


In addition to Jupp53's suggestion, you could also consider The Open Games With Black (Lokander 2015) and How To Beat The Open Games (Johnsen 2018).

I'd also recommend that you start a new thread for this in the '1.e4 e5 - Non-Spanish' section of the forum rather than tagging a post onto the end of a 12-year-old thread here in the section concerned with the '1.e4 e5 Spanish', which isn't the opening you're asking about. It's more likely to be seen there by people who might be interested in replying to you.

  
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Re: Hats off to Marin's A Spanish Repertoire for black
Reply #35 - 01/04/21 at 20:38:48
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buddho wrote on 01/04/21 at 19:46:12:
Beating the Open Games by Marin ismout of print and too expensive for me at $50.

Are there any more recent books that can fulfil the same job of covering all the non-spanish 1.e4 e5 lines from the black side?

Thanks.


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Re: Hats off to Marin's A Spanish Repertoire for black
Reply #34 - 01/04/21 at 19:46:12
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Beating the Open Games by Marin ismout of print and too expensive for me at $50.

Are there any more recent books that can fulfil the same job of covering all the non-spanish 1.e4 e5 lines from the black side?

Thanks.
  
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Re: Hats off to Marin's A Spanish Repertoire for black
Reply #33 - 04/24/08 at 13:37:03
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My friends, this is the topic about the Spanish repertoire. Any ideas about the main line Rubistein 18.Ne3 move? Is 18...f6 19.Nf5 Re7 playable? Could mr Kosten say something about this?
  
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Re: Hats off to Marin's A Spanish Repertoire for black
Reply #32 - 04/21/08 at 18:55:03
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ANDREW BRETT wrote on 04/19/08 at 15:39:21:
On Marin's book covering non Spanish lines , I still find it incredible that his anti Kings Gambit is 2 ... Bc5. If everyone played that , I'd play the KG every time ! Shame he didn't cover 3..g5 or 3..d6 Fischer or 3.. h6 Schlecter or even 3..d5, which I believe are the most critical lines v 3 nf3.



Agree,
I found also weird the way the scotch is treated :
4 games as introduction on 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 ed4 4.Nd4 Nf6 5.Nc6 bc6 6.e5 Qe7 7.Qe2 Nd5 8.c4 Ba6

and then say  : Ba6 is too commitive, Nb6 is more flexible.
No complete games, but onle ECO style analysis ...
  
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Re: Hats off to Marin's A Spanish Repertoire for black
Reply #31 - 04/19/08 at 15:39:21
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On Marin's book covering non Spanish lines , I still find it incredible that his anti Kings Gambit is 2 ... Bc5. If everyone played that , I'd play the KG every time ! Shame he didn't cover 3..g5 or 3..d6 Fischer or 3.. h6 Schlecter or even 3..d5, which I believe are the most critical lines v 3 nf3.

  
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Reply #30 - 04/19/08 at 02:20:40
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I don't disagree that Marin's A Spanish Repertoire for Black and Beating the Open Games are good books. The one big complaint that I have about the books is Marin's bibliography. Marin didn't consult any other 1 e4 e5 repertoire books like The Ruy Lopez: A Guide for Black, Play 1 e4 e5, The Chess Advantage in Black and White, Play the Open Games as Black, etc, or Chesspublishing.com! Did Marin think he knew it all and didn't need to consult these sources? If he had used these sources in the first place, he probably wouldn't have had to come out with a second edition! I doubt he used these sources to help him in the second edition because their are still holes in the second edition!
  
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Re: Hats off to Marin's A Spanish Repertoire for black
Reply #29 - 04/14/08 at 21:20:44
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19...Qxc5 is interesting because white cannot play the typical 20.Re3 threatening Ba3, but after 20.Ba3 Qxc3 21.Qb1!? i don't trust black's position because my Queen lacks breathing space. Maybe 18..f6 19.Nf5 Rf7 is playable. At least i haven't refuted it yet! It seems strange though that Marin didn't noticed the idea of 18.Ne3. I see in Smyslov-Korchnoi in his book a similar manouvre by white....
  
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Re: Hats off to Marin's A Spanish Repertoire for black
Reply #28 - 04/14/08 at 12:35:29
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For my taste black has little counterplay in this line.
Anyway, what about 19. ... Qc5: ?
Rybka suggests 20.Ba3 Qc3: 21.Qd3 but 21. ... Qd3: 22.Bd3: f6 is not clear.
  
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Re: Hats off to Marin's A Spanish Repertoire for black
Reply #27 - 04/14/08 at 12:16:26
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Ametanoitos - hope your study brings you a big reward. Just a question- Mark Dvoretsky had a chapter in one of his books on this line ( It's the book where they look at the kings indian attack, stonewall dutch etc.). I have never understood why Black would want to play like this- i don't know if your idea is also covered there. Can anyone help ?
  
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Re: Hats off to Marin's A Spanish Repertoire for black
Reply #26 - 04/14/08 at 10:27:47
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Marin is my favourite author but i have had some problems with the Rubinstein system lately. In a training game my coach unleashed after
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. c3 O-O 9. h3 Na5 10. Bc2 c5 11. d4 Qc7 12. Nbd2 Nc6 (The Rubinstein System, according to Marin) 13. d5 Nd8 14. a4 Rb8 15. axb5 axb5 16. b4 Bd7 (Marin's prefference) 17. Nf1 Ne8 18. Ne3!! (not mentioned by Marin, not even in his upadate!) g6 (i think Black should not permit Nf5) 19. bxc5 dxc5 20. d6! Qxd6 21. Nd5 Nc6
22. Nxe7+ (after 22.Ra6? i intended a beautifull queen sacrifice, can you spot it?) Qxe7 23. Bh6 Ng7 24. Qd5 Kh8 25. Be3 and white at least gets his pawn back and the pressure is mounting! Can you reccomend something for Black?
  After this i studied the Petrosian System which is great to my opinion.

  
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Reply #25 - 04/03/08 at 12:07:36
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The Marin book on the Spanish Game is available in Australia but only the 1st ed.
  

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Reply #24 - 04/02/08 at 02:05:53
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MNb wrote on 02/29/08 at 21:52:13:
saubhikr wrote on 02/29/08 at 04:40:00:
I just completed the chapter on Rubenstein from the "A Spanish Repertoire for black" by Mihail Marin. What an experience it is !! I do not recall any opening book written so deeply and with such an insight! I am amazed by his efforts ! Hats off Marin !!

Does anybody recall anything similar to this on openings ?

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The Marin book has not yet arrived in Australia. However I like every one of his books that I have seen. I especially like his book on defence
"Secrets of Chess Defence" .

Thomas Johanssons two books on the King's Gambit are both very good.
  

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Reply #23 - 04/01/08 at 21:32:32
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Antillian wrote on 04/01/08 at 21:08:54:
What is the url?

The quality chess website has been down for days and still appears to be down.


It is working now:
http://www.qualitychessbooks.com/default.aspx

Have to say, this update is much appreciated.  It's good to see that Marin is practicing what he preaches, even though many of his opponents are reading his book.

 
  
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What is the url?

The quality chess website has been down for days and still appears to be down.
  

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Reply #21 - 04/01/08 at 20:48:28
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A pdf update is available on the site now.
  

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Re: Hats off to Marin's A Spanish Repertoire for black
Reply #20 - 03/04/08 at 12:30:20
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I agree: start with the Rubinstein, which is fairly straightforward and principled.  I've tried Marin's Petrosian repertoire in correspondence games, and I think it's fine, but it definitely serves as a complement to the Rubinstein...
  

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Reply #19 - 03/04/08 at 08:45:28
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Hello,

Think the first thing is that black should be comfortable in playing the blocked positions after d5. In the rubinstein, after f6 and g6, black plays knights to g7, and f7, which was thought to neutralise d5, followed by kingside attack for many years. In the Petrosian line, black ends up with Nb6, which does not help in defence of king in any direct way. If black does not know the method of defence shown in a Kasparov v Petrosian game, also analysed in Crouch's How to Defend book, black could easily be rolled over. So this line looks like a harder one to master than the Rubinstein to me.

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Re: Hats off to Marin's A Spanish Repertoire for black
Reply #18 - 03/02/08 at 17:08:11
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What's your opinion about the Petrosian variation (12...Bd7) which is also covred in the Marin's book ?
  
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Reply #17 - 03/02/08 at 07:07:21
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I don't like the Zaitsev either.  For me, it goes too far in the opposite direction.  Black gets lots of play, but his king position is shaky and the defense often rests on a hairline.  Play is very sharp and there seems to be a lot of theory to learn.  For my 1..e5 defense, I want something a bit more simple and easy to understand.


The sharpest and most interesting lines tend to generate the most theory. But if you prefer a quieter Zaitsev system where Black simply develops, why not meet 12.a4 with 12...Qd7 rather than 12...exd4? It's played quite frequently by Nikolic and Goldin and has been tested by Ruy Lopez experts like Karpov, Spassky, Gligoric and Zaitsev (and more recently by Zhang Zhong). The fact that it isn't and never has been fashionable may be considered an advantage rather than a problem and Black scores his normal 46%. The line is covered in "The Ruy Lopez: A Guide for Black" in line 5C.
  

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Reply #16 - 03/02/08 at 05:20:41
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There's nothing wrong with it.  It's a question of style. 

The Rubinstein is too defensive for my tastes.  You're basically playing to neutralize White's aggression.  I don't like to play this way.  I like to have an active plan of my own to pursue.  But some players don't mind.  Either they're satisfied with a draw or they hope that White will burn his bridges and they'll get a chance to win in an ending. 

I don't like the Zaitsev either.  For me, it goes too far in the opposite direction.  Black gets lots of play, but his king position is shaky and the defense often rests on a hairline.  Play is very sharp and there seems to be a lot of theory to learn.  For my 1..e5 defense, I want something a bit more simple and easy to understand.

For something more in the middle, I'd recommend the Chigorin lines after 11...Qc7 12.Nbd2 cxd4 13.cxd4, and choosing between (i) 13..Bd7,  (ii) 13..Rd8 and (iii) 13..Nc6.  Of these, 13..Rd8 with the idea of ..d5, tends to be the sharpest, while 13..Bd7 and 13..Nc6 are more solid.

But again, it's a matter of taste, and to each his own.
  
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Reply #15 - 03/02/08 at 05:10:24
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What's wrong with Rubenstein ? Is it bad or not played in higher levels now ? In fact I did a poll recently in Chess Pub and max vote was received by Rubenstein.

I am investing big time in this variation. Please let me know if I should focus on Zaitsev instead !


You will do fine with the Rubinstein so long as you are comfortable with the resulting positions. Any opening is viable at the non-pro level. Sure you will have those that will say a certain opening is unsound because theory states this or that......the bottom line is chess is a game played by human beings and if you know the positions better than your opponent you are half way home......remember to ere is human.......
  
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Terrific discussion, but who wants to play the Rubinstein?


What's wrong with Rubenstein ? Is it bad or not played in higher levels now ? In fact I did a poll recently in Chess Pub and max vote was received by Rubenstein.

I am investing big time in this variation. Please let me know if I should focus on Zaitsev instead !
  
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Reply #13 - 02/29/08 at 21:52:13
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saubhikr wrote on 02/29/08 at 04:40:00:
I just completed the chapter on Rubenstein from the "A Spanish Repertoire for black" by Mihail Marin. What an experience it is !! I do not recall any opening book written so deeply and with such an insight! I am amazed by his efforts ! Hats off Marin !!

Does anybody recall anything similar to this on openings ?

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Thomas Johansson's The Fascinating King's Gambit. This is mandatory for those want to play or meet the King's Bishop Gambit.
  

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Ruy Lopez a Guide for Black - Sverre J. & Leif J. a book that is equal in style, quality and research to Rowson Understanding the Grunfeld and was mysteriously less talked on the forum. A main line book!




A very nice work indeed but no  talk at all.......simply put everyone is studying the lines and they don't want to broadcast it  Cheesy


I also agree that this book is very underrated. I like it quite a bit. I really like the treatment of the Ruy Lopez exchange lines (although admitedly, thats not the reason to get this book!). I have played the recommended lines twice in corr. and had excellent results- getting easy equality/slight edge for black both times.

I suspect that the Zaitsev overall is quite an underrated weapon too.
  
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Re: Hats off to Marin's A Spanish Repertoire for black
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That pesky knight on a5 has a way about him.....such a downer for the black player........still the Chiggy is ok. The Zaitsev and its reams of theory sometimes make that knight on a5 look great  Wink


Oh, I don't mind a Knight on a5.  I regularly play the Chigorin as Black.  It's the idea of redeploying the Knight to d8 to which I object.  Knights on d8 and e8?  I feel like I'm rolling up into a ball and just waiting to get run over.  No thanks.
  
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Re: Hats off to Marin's A Spanish Repertoire for black
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Terrific discussion, but who wants to play the Rubinstein?  


Oh, I don't know: I think this is probably the ideal entry point into the Ruy Lopez.  Careful study of this book (and the Rubinstein) will benefit any player thinking of playing the Closed Ruy Lopez...
  

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That pesky knight on a5 has a way about him.....such a downer for the black player........still the Chiggy is ok. The Zaitsev and its reams of theory sometimes make that knight on a5 look great  Wink
  
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Terrific discussion, but who wants to play the Rubinstein?


Indeed, that is my only objection about this book...
Ruy Lopez a Guide for Black is miles away!  Wink
  

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Re: Hats off to Marin's A Spanish Repertoire for black
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Ruy Lopez a Guide for Black - Sverre J. & Leif J. a book that is equal in style, quality and research to Rowson Understanding the Grunfeld and was mysteriously less talked on the forum. A main line book!




A very nice work indeed but no  talk at all.......simply put everyone is studying the lines and they don't want to broadcast it  Cheesy
  
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Re: Hats off to Marin's A Spanish Repertoire for black
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Gallagher: Starting out the Kings Indian/Play the Kings Indian.
Rowson  Understanding the Grünfeld


I completely agree with micawber on this, and I put my hat off for two more books:

Ruy Lopez a Guide for Black - Sverre J. & Leif J. a book that is equal in style, quality and research to Rowson Understanding the Grunfeld and was mysteriously less talked on the forum. A main line book!

Play the Nimzo-Indian - Edward Dearing a very nice work that shows how an opening book must be. A main line book with lots of references to chess informant and chess base magazine games.

Vogorito book on the Nimzo and on the Semi-Slav are nice too.      

  

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Re: Hats off to Marin's A Spanish Repertoire for black
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Originally I was also worried about the ECO style table of variations. But after some time, I realized there are a lot of comments in the notes and are as good as other styles.

I do agree Sadler's style of question-answer and Rowson's masterpiece are really good ones.

Do you know what is the next book Marin is writing ?
  
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Re: Hats off to Marin's A Spanish Repertoire for black
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I have read a very good review of Marin's book by Glenn Flear in Yearbook 85.

His only negative comment on the book generally was that their table of variations and footnotes system was inconvenient, although aside from this the book was close to perfect!

Some Grandmasters have found omissions in the repertoire for this book and his previous book "Beating the Open Games", but these are relatively minor and do not take very long to fix.
  

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I will continue to sing the praises of Sadler's Queen's Gambit Declined.
  

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Re: Hats off to Marin's A Spanish Repertoire for black
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Gallagher: Starting out the Kings Indian/Play the Kings Indian.
Rowson  Understanding the Grünfeld
  
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Hats off to Marin's A Spanish Repertoire for black
02/29/08 at 04:40:00
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I just completed the chapter on Rubenstein from the "A Spanish Repertoire for black" by Mihail Marin. What an experience it is !! I do not recall any opening book written so deeply and with such an insight! I am amazed by his efforts ! Hats off Marin !!

Does anybody recall anything similar to this on openings ?

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