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Re: The Easiest Sicilian
Reply #19 - 04/08/08 at 06:19:03
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Speaking about the Classical Sicilian also Kozul, Wells and Yermolinsky are good candidates for authors i think. Of course I can understand that it is difficult to find not only autors, but high quality ones. So the only thing remaining is just to wait for better days.

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Re: The Easiest Sicilian
Reply #18 - 04/07/08 at 22:46:09
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Ametanoitos wrote on 04/06/08 at 23:44:06:
Macedonians live in Greece, are Greeks and speak Greek. I don't think that Nedev is a Macedonian so. I know that this is an issue that doesn't fit in this foroum, but i would like to place the things in the right order.


And Holland is situated in England, people living there speak English. This is no joke; an area called Holland does not exit anymore in The Netherlands since 200 years. Limburg is both part from Belgium and The Netherlands; Northern-Brabant and Zeeuws Flanders are Dutch but Brabant itself, Western-Flanders and Eastern-Flanders are Belgian. Also French-Flanders exists. Geldern is a town in Germany, Upper-Gelre does not exist anymore and Gelre or Gelderland is a province in The Netherlands.
So the Dutch and the Belgians have no difficulties to distinguish both Macedonia's (the Slav and the Greek one).

I can't help frowning when the Svesj is called The Easiest Sicilian.
  

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Re: The Easiest Sicilian
Reply #17 - 04/07/08 at 21:09:27
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I'm afraid that only Dreev could (and should) write the Classical Sicilian, but he has not even hinted about such intention. We can publish only things that are avialable. Sometimes I manage to persuade some players (on a friendly basis) to share the contents of their notebook with the audience, but it is hard to find writers. The problem, of course, is that the readers remained too scarse...
  
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Re: The Easiest Sicilian
Reply #16 - 04/07/08 at 20:53:04
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Wait to read the book and we'll speak again about the title. There is no other major Sicilian which is only one index (B33) and where you could predict with 80% probabilty what position you'll get on move 18. You read the chapter about the positional variation and there you are - ready to test it. This is the biggest plus and the biggest drawback of the Sveshnikov - it is so poor of strategical ideas, that you soon want to refresh it with another Sicilian. By the way, the repertoire is quite active and Black will hardly fail under positional press. More likely he will emerge a pawn down, but with some iniitative.
Anyway, I still have some work over the book, prepress, cover, checking etc. Save your comments for a while please.
By the way, I speak with Nedev in Bulgarian, but I do not make any fuss of that. I hope that chess is an international language.
  
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Re: The Easiest Sicilian
Reply #15 - 04/07/08 at 15:29:54
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In my opinion the Svech is only for exprienced players.
  
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Re: The Easiest Sicilian
Reply #14 - 04/07/08 at 10:45:28
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Hello,
I think that publishers also could think about releasing a new book about Classical Richter Rauzer Sicilian. Maybe a title like "The Hardest Sicilian" would be appropriate  Wink. There are not so many books on this interesting variation on the market. For now I know only a couple of books and here is the list:
1) The Complete Richter-Razuer - Wells, Osnos, 1998
2) Easy Guide to the Classical Sicilian - Yrjola, 2000
3) Starting Out Classical Sicilian - Raetsky, Chetverik, 2007
4) Chess Explained: Classical Sicilian - Yermolinsky, 2006
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Re: The Easiest Sicilian
Reply #13 - 04/07/08 at 09:25:24
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The Sveshnikov is really the easiest Sicilian?


I have to question the title too. I don't think it's easy at all. Maybe you could have made that claim before Kramnik, Leko, Shirov, Van Wely, and Radjabov took it up, but now?

I think his is an unfortunate choice that reflects the overall bias of the market, publishers release about three of the thrilling kind (Najdorf, Svesh, Dragon) for every one positional sicilian book. A Scheveningen book would have been interesting, or even an O'Kelly (I think that may be more deserving of the title "easiest."). AT LEAST the book should be about something like the Lowenthal or Kalishnikov (Moiseenko, baby!).

The Svesh has been losing a lot of late so I think it's an unfortunate choice, as any improvements will probably be obsolete by the time us Yanks get ahold of it!
  

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Re: The Easiest Sicilian
Reply #12 - 04/07/08 at 06:28:30
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Semko wrote on 04/06/08 at 21:30:08:
I'd like to see maybe the Scheveningen


So would I.  I nominate Movsesian and Stellwagen, just off the top of my head    Cheesy
  
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Re: The Easiest Sicilian
Reply #11 - 04/07/08 at 05:32:57
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Ametanoitos wrote on 04/06/08 at 23:44:06:
Macedonians live in Greece, are Greeks and speak Greek.


Those that live in the other Macedonia (the one that is a country) generally speak Macedonian (a Slavic tongue).
  
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Re: The Easiest Sicilian
Reply #10 - 04/06/08 at 23:44:06
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It sounds as an interesting book. The Sveshnikov is really the easiest Sicilian? GM Short also thought so but Shirov said that he doesn't have a clue about what is going on in some of the lines even after he read the great book of Rogozenko. I also have the same doubts whith Shirov. If Black doesn't be very well prepared he'll be positionally killed!

Also i'd like to correct this Quote:
and Nedev(a mecedonian GM)
Macedonians live in Greece, are Greeks and speak Greek. I don't think that Nedev is a Macedonian so. I know that this is an issue that doesn't fit in this foroum, but i would like to place the things in the right order.
  
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Re: The Easiest Sicilian
Reply #9 - 04/06/08 at 23:31:12
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No more sicilian books apart from the ones mentioned? I had hoped someone like Milov or Rublesky would cover the Sicilian Kan. In any case I am looking forward to an update on the Safest Sicilian and the new book the Easiest Sicilian. Semko are any books on the Petroff or French planned?
  
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Re: The Easiest Sicilian
Reply #8 - 04/06/08 at 21:30:08
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The Easiest Sicilian will be printed towards the end of April (hopefully). It is by Kolev and GM Nedev, and , indeed, it is based on the Sveshnikov - the most critical and aggressive lines for Black. There are also 40 pages on the Rossolimo - 3.Bb5 Nf6!?

NO more Sicilians are planned so far, neither stupid, or sophysticated. Unless someone decides to revive the Dragon, but I doubt it. The three books cover most of the resonable Sicilian repertoire. I'd like to see maybe the Scheveningen, but I have not had any proposition on that theme. I'll be able to present the Contents in about a week.
  
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Reply #7 - 04/05/08 at 01:31:20
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boki wrote on 04/04/08 at 11:48:49:
As this book is supossed to be written by Kolev and Nedev(a mecedonian GM) and Nedev played exclusevly the Sveschnikov in the last year I suppose it will be the Schveschnikov as an Repertoire book. Smiley


According to megabase, there's a Bulgarian player named Georgi Nedev.  Wonder if it might be him?

  
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Re: The Easiest Sicilian
Reply #6 - 04/04/08 at 11:48:49
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As this book is supossed to be written by Kolev and Nedev(a mecedonian GM) and Nedev played exclusevly the Sveschnikov in the last year I suppose it will be the Schveschnikov as an Repertoire book. Smiley
  
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Re: The Easiest Sicilian
Reply #5 - 04/04/08 at 11:24:43
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Your timing is off by a day, unless I am not finding something on the chess-stars homepage...


Take it easy and I sugest that you watch page 2 of Niggemann store.
  

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