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Re: The Easiest Sicilian
Reply #94 - 05/09/08 at 13:38:17
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trw wrote on 05/09/08 at 03:10:25:
Semko wrote on 04/30/08 at 08:01:43:
We expect from Mikhalcishin/Beliavsky a book on The Petrosian System against the Queen's Indian - 4.a3.


Bibs wrote on 04/30/08 at 08:57:31:
Mik/Bel haven't received very good reviews thus far so hope the editing hand is a firm one there.


I have Beliavsky and Mikhalchishin's two knights book and I highly recommend it. I only found very few typoes and only two variations where they didn't go deep enough. The most annoying part about these authors though is they often simply refer people to games that are unpublished and inaccessiable rather than stating the line or position they wish you to be thinking about. (i've had a dousy of a time tracking down games!). Overall though, great analysis and fun to read. I definitely look forward to their work on the Semko2 Petrosian system! (I assume bibs you are referring to the bad remarks i've heard about their endgame book?)


I have that book too and must say that its not very good at all, superficial and adding very little to the theory. A major disappointment for players of such class.

Regarding the TWO KNIGHTS DEFENCE: Pinski; Palkovi and Estrin are all better although each of them have plenty incorrect evaluations.

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Re: The Easiest Sicilian
Reply #93 - 05/09/08 at 03:10:25
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Semko wrote on 04/30/08 at 08:01:43:
We expect from Mikhalcishin/Beliavsky a book on The Petrosian System against the Queen's Indian - 4.a3.


Bibs wrote on 04/30/08 at 08:57:31:
Mik/Bel haven't received very good reviews thus far so hope the editing hand is a firm one there.


I have Beliavsky and Mikhalchishin's two knights book and I highly recommend it. I only found very few typoes and only two variations where they didn't go deep enough. The most annoying part about these authors though is they often simply refer people to games that are unpublished and inaccessiable rather than stating the line or position they wish you to be thinking about. (i've had a dousy of a time tracking down games!). Overall though, great analysis and fun to read. I definitely look forward to their work on the QID Petrosian system! (I assume bibs you are referring to the bad remarks i've heard about their endgame book?)
  
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Re: The Easiest Sicilian
Reply #92 - 05/08/08 at 23:30:33
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[quote author=belgian link=1207245342/90#91 date=1210282823
Experts generally agree that the Sveshnikov is the easiest Sicilian, because the strategic ideas in the main line are limited.

The opening is still tactically complex enough to offer winning chances for both sides, especially at "amateur" levels. [/quote]

that makes sense, it even provide winning chances at the super gm level too.
  
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Re: The Easiest Sicilian
Reply #91 - 05/08/08 at 21:40:23
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wcywing wrote on 05/08/08 at 18:56:26:
how easy is the easiest siclian?  considering it is the Sveshnikov i wonder if the title is an oxymoron.   Huh


Experts generally agree that the Sveshnikov is the easiest Sicilian, because the strategic ideas in the main line are limited.

The opening is still tactically complex enough to offer winning chances for both sides, especially at "amateur" levels.
  
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Re: The Easiest Sicilian
Reply #90 - 05/08/08 at 18:56:26
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how easy is the easiest siclian?  considering it is the Sveshnikov i wonder if the title is an oxymoron.   Huh
  
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Re: The Easiest Sicilian
Reply #89 - 05/08/08 at 15:28:40
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Yeah I just got my book as well. I pretty much tore through the vast majority of the Positional Line, and I really like the suggested improvements. There are some errors common to the first edition of a book, but overall I really like the content and the format of the book. Kudos to Chess Stars! Cheesy
  
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Re: The Easiest Sicilian
Reply #88 - 05/07/08 at 10:57:14
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Yesterday I received my copy of the easiest Sicilian. I had no time to dig in deeper but my first impression is very positive. Very recent games, the Repertoire against the Rossolimo is also very interesting. The Coverage of the other anti-siclians is not as substantial like in te two previous books , but the Repetoire Suggestions on the Sveshnikov are superb. I noticed a interesting pawn sac in one of the main variations for example.
Will have a closer look in the next days ....
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Re: The Easiest Sicilian
Reply #87 - 05/07/08 at 10:04:22
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Well a lot of people go into the Vienna as a sharper QID alternative so don't have those problems - it wouldn't be a surprise if they only started after 1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 e6 3 Nf3 d5. Still quite enough to cover for one book!

The Vienna proper I guess only really starts after 4 Nc3 dc/Bb4 5 Bg5 Bb4/dc 6 e4 etc.

4 .. dc allows various mostly non critical QGA's - 5 e3 a6 6 a4 leading to a 7 a4 QGA is probably the strongest (and perhaps a hard line to make too interesting Smiley) - while 4 .. Bb4 allows 5 cd. Still 4 .. dc is probably more Viennese and I'd expect them to use this.

I've been trying this this year and one attraction of this move order at UK club level is getting to play 5 e3 a6 6 Bxc4 b5 etc a lot. This line is interesting and pretty comfortable for black. Making me feel slightly guilty in fact....
  
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Re: The Easiest Sicilian
Reply #86 - 05/06/08 at 21:03:40
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gewgaw wrote on 05/06/08 at 11:56:35:
Afaik the Vienna Line is 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 Bb4.
I hope the book will involve an antidote against the exchange line after 4.cd5, which is quite unpleasent for black.


Thought that was the Ragozin, with the Vienna being 4..dxc4, although I suppose that the one may transpose into the other after 4..Bb4 5.Bg5 dxc4.

But the big question for me is what will they recommend on 4.Bg5?  

And, yes, I suppose this discussion, belongs in the d4 d5 section.
  
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Re: The Easiest Sicilian
Reply #85 - 05/06/08 at 11:56:35
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Afaik the Vienna Line is 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 Bb4.
I hope the book will involve an antidote against the exchange line after 4.cd5, which is quite unpleasent for black.
  

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Re: The Easiest Sicilian
Reply #84 - 05/03/08 at 18:51:13
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Legion XIX wrote on 05/01/08 at 23:17:08:
Is 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.Nc3 g6 5.e5 Ng4 6.Bc6 dc6 7.h3 Nh6 8.g4 covered? This certainly looks like a critical variation for Black.


Kolev gives 8..Bg7 9.d3 0-0 10.Qe2 Qb6 !?  "Now the bishop is pinned to c1 and White is suddenly faced with a difficult problem: how to disentangle his pieces. All plausible choices do not look encouraging."
a) 11.Bd2 b) 11.b3 and c) 11.Kf1 or 0-0  are below-mentioned with one short variation.
  

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Re: The Easiest Sicilian
Reply #83 - 05/02/08 at 20:15:05
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Sure, it is covered extensively.

I'm sorry to say that the books for USA disappeared somewhere along the route and have never arrived in Boston. We are trying to trace them, but there are holidays, weekend etc.
  
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Re: The Easiest Sicilian
Reply #82 - 05/01/08 at 23:17:08
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Is 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.Nc3 g6 5.e5 Ng4 6.Bc6 dc6 7.h3 Nh6 8.g4 covered? This certainly looks like a critical variation for Black.
  
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Re: The Easiest Sicilian
Reply #81 - 05/01/08 at 20:31:32
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The Easiest Sicilian flew today to Boston. It is there.
  
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Re: The Easiest Sicilian
Reply #80 - 05/01/08 at 20:06:19
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So this book will be avaliable in the US in June correct?
  
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