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Reply #170 - 08/26/09 at 16:57:06
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In my copy of Bologan's book (no, it's not that there are any pages missing), chapter 9 is divided into B1) and B2) at the top level. Any ideas what happened to a possible section A)?
  
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Reply #169 - 08/26/09 at 15:45:49
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@Ametanoitos
Thanks for sharing your observations whether improvements or hints to missed (or just not discussed) lines. Especially Bologan's line from "chapter 18a" looks more than suspucious to me in the light of your analysis in #163.

In general, it would be a good idea not to follow too closely the recommendations of a repertoire book. E.g. I played twice this year with black pieces against IMs who simply followed the Avrukh book against my preferred Queen's gambit line. In one of the games I had anticipated this and outprepared my opponent (and Avrukh) successfully. – The very same goes here: As a white player 2009 I want to be prepared against Bologan's recommentations in the first place.

About the Seirawan system: I'm not that much afraid of 10. Kh1 and Atalik's 12th move alternatives. BTW, I noticed Atalik himself switched to 10. a4 in 2007, although he was thinking very positive of 10. Kh1 in his annotations of 2003. – For me, there is still an open question in this system: How would you repond to 14. Nd4N in Drozdovskij,Y-Efimenko,Z (page 120)? Play could become quite sharp after say 14. Nd4 Qh4 15. Ncb5 f4.

In the exchange line, 16.Rd1! Be6 17.f3! Rac8 18. Ne3 h6 19. Bh4 Na4 would be pretty much o.k. for Black I'd say.


  
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Reply #168 - 08/26/09 at 01:20:01
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Leningrad Dragon wrote on 08/23/09 at 16:36:51:
Hope they also correct the coverage of the Sämisch, at least in the 6Be3 c5 7dc dc 8Qd8 Rd8 9Bc5 Nc6 10Nge2 Nd7 11Be3 Nde5 12Nf4 Nb4 13Kf2 Be6 14Ncd5 Bd5 of Gunawan-Gelfand, 1986 and now instead of the game continuation (15Nd5?!), the line suggested in the Cherniaev/Prokuronov book about the Sämisch with 15cd5 or in the NIC Yearbook 86 article by Miedema with 15ed5 (seemed even better), both of them seems to give white the better prospects (black have insufficient compensation for the pawn).


Doesn't the game Wang Yue-Radjabov, Fide GP Sochi 2008 annotaded by Ftacnik in CBM 126 solves Black's problems? After 10...b6 11.Ba3 a5 12.Rd1 Bb7 13.Nf4 Nb4!? or even 13...e3 is equal according to Ftacnik and 13.Nc1 Nb4 14.Bd3 Bh6! gives Black fantastic compensation!

Also after 10...Nd7 11.Be3 Nde5 12.Nf4 Na5!? seems fine for Black. I don't like at all this variation for White. Over the board it is difficult to keep control of the Black dynamic potential.
  
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Reply #167 - 08/25/09 at 14:31:46
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I received the book today and i have made some observations.

First of all i don't like the reccomendations against the Smyslov system with Nf3 and Bg5. In CBM 126 there all a lot or reccomendations for White which are not dealt by Bologan. I'll stick to my practical a6+c6+b5 approach which has served me weel in two games so far (both against Bg5 and Bf4 variations)

I also don't like his reccomendation against the Seirawan system (Bd3 and Nge2). In page 119 after 10.Kh1! the line given is 10...f5 11.exf5 gxf5 12.Ng3 but 12.Ng1! and 12.f4!? are given us += by Atalik. But to be fair he has given a second reccomedation in this line based in some games of the KID guru Kotronias which looks OK although there are some improvements found by GM Nikolaidis and are mentioned in Golubev's book (the only complete KID book given in bibliography!) but not mentioned by Bologan.

Also the exchange variation's coverage although it is impresive there are things that are not mentioned. For example 15.Nc4 Bf8 16.Rd1! Be6 17.f3! see page 217 (Grivas). In my opinion there is a much more safe solution for Black 13...Na6!

The Averbakh's coverage could be better (for example there are some nice Dzindzi's ideas here!) but in page 134 the great move 16...Qh8! not mentioned by Flear in DW turns completelly the tables and gives nice compensation to Black.

Further observations will come.....
  
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Reply #166 - 08/23/09 at 23:21:14
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Papageno wrote on 08/23/09 at 18:11:28:
When analysing the line 9...Nh5! 10.O-O Bxc3 11. bxc3, did you prefer 11... f5 or 11... Nxg7 ?


Just 11...f5. Looking at the old notes now i see another viable option for Black (and i was amazed when i checked the variations with Rybka now, where we thought it was "=" Rybka says "=+"!). It is 9...Bf5! 10.O-O Ne4! and not ...Re8. Also the ...Qd7 idea mentioned by kylemeister is given as the main reccomendation in Golubev's book but Taylor gives convincing analysis claiming slightly better chances for White.

I would now vote for 9...Nh5 or the slightly more ambitious 9...Bf5+10...Ne4 (and if 10.Nh4?? Nxd5 ofcourse!)
  
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Reply #165 - 08/23/09 at 19:48:30
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12...Qd7 (instead of 12...Ne4, in the 9...a6 line) would be normal without ..a6 and a4, but it seems that the inclusion of those moves would be hurting Black greatly.
  
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Reply #164 - 08/23/09 at 18:11:28
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It was very bad news to hear about your coach dying too early. We read about the tragic event at Acropolis tournament.

When analysing the line 9...Nh5! 10.O-O Bxc3 11. bxc3, did you prefer 11... f5 or 11... Nxg7 ?

I'm interested in that because I have sweet memories of the latter move Nxg7 when at some point I felt I was able to refute Chess encyclopedia's judgement of "compensation" (for white) with the help of a very early chess program Psion2@Intel286. It was a corr game where I played the black pieces. Well, it must have been rather some 20 yrs ago...
  
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Reply #163 - 08/23/09 at 17:33:26
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To be honest i am very much dissapointed from this update. Sad

After 9...a6 ofcourse 10.a4! should be played and after 10...Bf5 11.O-O Re8 12.Bd3 Ne4?! (12...Qd7 must be somewhat better but still with a slight disadvantage) 13.Nxe4 Bxe4 14.Bxe4 Rxe4 and when i was studying this position with the help of my honorouble coach (who died tragically during the first round of the Acropolis Open at 10th of August from a heart attack just one move before he would force the resignation of IM Zoler  Cry) my coach was a bit concerned by the move 15.f5! Also GM Golubev gives a line in a similar position in his book: 15.Ng5 Rxc4 16.Qd3! (and not 16.Qe2 as given in the update) 16...Rd4 (or 15...Rb4) 17.Qh3! h6 18.Nxf7!

My coach was a specialist in the KID from both sides and he had the 4 pawns attack as his main weapon. He didn't like this variation for White because of the variation 9...Nh5! 10.O-O Bxc3 or 10.Bd2 Bd4!. So to honour him i will trust his reccomendation and not the one given in the update.
  
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Reply #162 - 08/23/09 at 16:36:51
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Very well done by author and publisher!

Hope they also correct the coverage of the Sämisch, at least in the 6Be3 c5 7dc dc 8Qd8 Rd8 9Bc5 Nc6 10Nge2 Nd7 11Be3 Nde5 12Nf4 Nb4 13Kf2 Be6 14Ncd5 Bd5 of Gunawan-Gelfand, 1986 and now instead of the game continuation (15Nd5?!), the line suggested in the Cherniaev/Prokuronov book about the Sämisch with 15cd5 or in the NIC Yearbook 86 article by Miedema with 15ed5 (seemed even better), both of them seems to give white the better prospects (black have insufficient compensation for the pawn).
  
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Reply #161 - 08/23/09 at 15:13:49
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Re: CHESS STARS new KID book for BLACK
Reply #160 - 08/23/09 at 10:02:19
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Just found a new "Chapter 18a" by Bologan (1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f4 0–0 6.Nf3 c5 7.d5 e6 8.Be2 exd5 9.exd5 which is not covered in the book) at the chess-stars.com site as a free download. Written August 2009.

Edit: See direct link in next posting. (I hope it lasts over time.)
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Reply #159 - 08/21/09 at 17:03:26
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Well yes - the chess content of the book is probably very good (we (!?) have to assume that Bologan checked at least the lines).

It's a good book but it could be an excellent one.

This is a serious mistake from the publisher:
customers are not satisfied in the long run with good products, they (we!? I!?) want excellent ones!

Chesspub is excellent therefore I pay for it - if it would become mediocre I would say bye bye..
  
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Reply #158 - 08/21/09 at 16:44:31
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boki wrote on 08/21/09 at 10:27:51:
The most important think is the quality of the book, isn´t it? Wink


You're absolutely right. Why don't we quit this odd looking peculiarity and skip to the meat: what you guys think, how is Gallagher's proposed repertoire for Black in his book "Play the KID" "dancing" with recent developments, and especially with the one which Bologan preaches in his book?

Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
  
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Reply #157 - 08/21/09 at 11:51:40
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Paddy wrote on 08/21/09 at 09:25:59:
Keano wrote on 08/21/09 at 07:53:53:
I disagree with that Paddy - I would much prefer the translation of GM Ermenkov to some "professional" translator who would not understand the chess meanings and be trying to translate everything literally. Strangely enough I find the English (for example in the Anand series) as quite enjoyable, and it captures the spirit of the positions.


Hmm, can you quote an example of the sort ot "professionally translated" chess text you claim to dislike?

In fact most publishing houses tend to use professional translators (and editors) who specialize in chess (and are themselves fairly strong players), and in general I find the results greatly preferable to Ermenkov's work.


Agree with Paddy all the way. There are plenty of decent chess players who make good translators. Examples abound I am sure (chess players are often adept at languages it seems) but just some English names I know off the top of my head: JN Sugden, Phil Adams, Laurence Webb, Steve Giddens.

Why have a chess player with such limited language skills or a translator with no chess skills?
  
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Reply #156 - 08/21/09 at 10:27:51
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@Markovich
At least in german he always uses "we", I donot know how it is translated in his english books

regarding the translations, for example the first edition Vol 1 of My great predecedors by Kasparov was translated by a "professional translator" and was simply horrible (something like horse instead of knight and so on)
generaly I think that for opening books it is ok if it is translated by  a non-english speaker. The most important think is the quality of the book, isn´t it? Wink
  
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Reply #155 - 08/21/09 at 09:25:59
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Keano wrote on 08/21/09 at 07:53:53:
I disagree with that Paddy - I would much prefer the translation of GM Ermenkov to some "professional" translator who would not understand the chess meanings and be trying to translate everything literally. Strangely enough I find the English (for example in the Anand series) as quite enjoyable, and it captures the spirit of the positions.


Hmm, can you quote an example of the sort ot "professionally translated" chess text you claim to dislike?

In fact most publishing houses tend to use professional translators (and editors) who specialize in chess (and are themselves fairly strong players), and in general I find the results greatly preferable to Ermenkov's work.
  
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Reply #154 - 08/21/09 at 07:53:53
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I disagree with that Paddy - I would much prefer the translation of GM Ermenkov to some "professional" translator who would not understand the chess meanings and be trying to translate everything literally. Strangely enough I find the English (for example in the Anand series) as quite enjoyable, and it captures the spirit of the positions.
  
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Reply #153 - 08/20/09 at 23:04:47
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Translation of most Chess Stars books, including this one, is by GM Evgeny Ermenkov. In fairness, I should say that he has improved a lot since he started, but he's not a native English speaker, so there are bound to be mistakes, many systematic.

For instance, (and I emailed Semko about this a long time ago) Ermenkov rarely uses the simple "If"; instead he uses the annoying "In case of" which is not only unnecessarily long-winded, it's also incorrect. "In the case of", or "In the event of" would be acceptable, but why not just use "If"?

"Best practice" in translation is always to employ a native speaker of the language being translated INTO to do the translation; failing that, at least to employ a native speaker to edit the translated text.

I think with Chess Stars it is largely a question of cost.
  
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Reply #152 - 08/20/09 at 15:23:50
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Matemax wrote on 08/20/09 at 08:58:55:
I think of a bad translation on p.141 - as the whole book offers repertoire alternatives for Black this may also be a suggestion from the author. Who actually made the translation and typesetting ... !?

p.141:
"No doubt, White's most principled move here is 8.d5 and Black should reply to this in the majority of cases with centralizing his knight 8...Ne5 (ann. Matemax: this would lead to p.172). The drawback of this move is that it has been criticized by theory (ann. Matemax: a lot of moves have this fate - who cares) and quite deservedly at that (ann. Matemax: I am not a native English speaker "quite deservedly at that" - Huh?!). We (ann. Matemax: who is we? (it's in the whole book and tells the Bologan did not write alone)) recommend another retreat of the knight to the edge of the board - 8...Na5!? ... "

Then there are 3 game references from the 1990s

Well in my opinion not a big upset. I suspect that Bologan did the variations and someone else the verbal commentary - well someone else is not Bologan Wink


The phrase "quite deservedly, at that" (there should have been a comma) is acceptable English.  "At that" is used to intensify adjectives when they apply to particular cases.  "Topalov defeated Markovich, and handily, at that."  

However it's a usage that's not only informal but somewhat windy, and it would have been simpler and better to say "has been deservedly criticized by theory."

But we quibble, don't we?  The English is much better than in previous Chess Stars efforts.

@Boki: I don't think that's correct, not anyway from my recollection of The Game of Chess and some other Tarrasch efforts.  Are you sure that you're not simply making an assumption based on the unfavorable (and I believe unfair) characterization of Tarrasch that has become so widespread?
  

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Reply #151 - 08/20/09 at 11:10:26
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doubt it very much
  
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Reply #150 - 08/20/09 at 09:25:31
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"we" may be the pluralis majestalis, Tarrasch used it always,
  
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Reply #149 - 08/20/09 at 08:58:55
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I think of a bad translation on p.141 - as the whole book offers repertoire alternatives for Black this may also be a suggestion from the author. Who actually made the translation and typesetting ... !?

p.141:
"No doubt, White's most principled move here is 8.d5 and Black should reply to this in the majority of cases with centralizing his knight 8...Ne5 (ann. Matemax: this would lead to p.172). The drawback of this move is that it has been criticized by theory (ann. Matemax: a lot of moves have this fate - who cares) and quite deservedly at that (ann. Matemax: I am not a native English speaker "quite deservedly at that" - Huh?!). We (ann. Matemax: who is we? (it's in the whole book and tells the Bologan did not write alone)) recommend another retreat of the knight to the edge of the board - 8...Na5!? ... "

Then there are 3 game references from the 1990s

Well in my opinion not a big upset. I suspect that Bologan did the variations and someone else the verbal commentary - well someone else is not Bologan Wink
  
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Reply #148 - 08/20/09 at 08:33:01
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This is an extremely bad error to have in a book in my opinion, it demonstrates that due care and attention was not taken to transpositional details, and that the book was not checked properly. In my probably controversial view errors like these happen from working with programs like Chessbase instead of using a software package which picks up the transpositions automatically.
  
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Reply #147 - 08/19/09 at 20:58:41
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dali wrote on 08/19/09 at 18:29:20:
yes, but GMGolubev, do you really think Bologan missed these simple transpositions in the Saemisch and recommended a move such as 8...Na5? I suspect someone on the 'team' did.


I have no idea, really. Will look at it later.

  
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Reply #146 - 08/19/09 at 19:13:26
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Well, take the work for what it's worth, you know?  People make mistakes.  I admit that this one, which I very much thank you for pointing out, is an annoying one.

On a similar note, I found a place in Bologan's 4PA analysis where he overlooks a strong resource for White that was called attention to by Anatoly Vaisser.  Vaisser's work has been around a long time, so I consider that a fairly big mistake.

As to the English, I checked the flyleaf and found that there is a translator.  Someone who likes that verb-adverb-object word order, obviously, but that is a minor blemish on this work.
  

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yes, but GMGolubev, do you really think Bologan missed these simple transpositions in the Saemisch and recommended a move such as 8...Na5? I suspect someone on the 'team' did.
  
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Michael Ayton wrote on 08/19/09 at 10:41:45:
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Authors will miss them; good editors, if publishers would only use them, would not. But, they can't afford me. Cheesy


largely depends on which opening is discussed and on how much chess material is in the book

  
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Reply #143 - 08/19/09 at 13:04:56
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[quote]I highly doubt it was Bologan himself that missed this and suggested 8...Na5. [/quote]

Sure -- point taken. I was in no way impugning Mr Bologan. My comment was a general one. And perhaps I should have italicised 'good'.
  
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Reply #142 - 08/19/09 at 12:35:03
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I highly doubt it was Bologan himself that missed this and suggested 8...Na5.
  
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But, so many people have missed transpositions in books and annotations...


Authors will miss them; good editors, if publishers would only use them, would not. But, they can't afford me. Cheesy
  
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Reply #140 - 08/19/09 at 09:13:41
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dali wrote on 08/18/09 at 16:10:28:
This book is quite good but there are some odd things. Of course there is soem funny english, but I believe Bologan had some help with the book.

On page 141 the line 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f3 0–0 6.Nge2 c5 7.Be3 is given. 7.d5 is the main move, but after 7.Be3 (a long note) 7...Nc6 the are two oddities. First, 8.dxc5 dxc5 9.Qxd8 Rxd8 10.Bxc5 is given with some analysis and game fragments. However, this position is a simple transposition to the line 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f3 0–0 6.Be3 c5 7.dxc5 dxc5 8.Qxd8 Rxd8 9.Bxc5 Nc6 10.Nge2, which is covered in much greater detail on page 164 using completely different game fragments.

Even stranger is the same line (1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f3 0–0 6.Nge2 c5 7.Be3 Nc6 on page 141) 8.d5, where the author(s?!) say that the main move 8...Ne5 "has been severely criticizzed by theory and quite deservedly at that. We recommend another retreat to the edge of the board - 8...Na5!?" Huh? Of course, when this position is covered via the move order 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f3 0–0 6.Be3 c5 7.Nge2 Nc6 8.d5 (page 172), the main move 8...Na5 is given without comment, followed by several pages of analysis! Of course 8...Ne5 is the move, and perhaps 8...Na5 could have been given as an interesting and less explored alternative. But come on, does anyone really believe that this was Bologan's doing? 2700 players do not miss such obvious transpositions.


Yes, it is not very good.

But, so many people have missed transpositions in books and annotations...



  

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Indeed. There are a lot more of these oddities as has already been pointed out in this thread...
  
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This book is quite good but there are some odd things. Of course there is soem funny english, but I believe Bologan had some help with the book.

On page 141 the line 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f3 0–0 6.Nge2 c5 7.Be3 is given. 7.d5 is the main move, but after 7.Be3 (a long note) 7...Nc6 the are two oddities. First, 8.dxc5 dxc5 9.Qxd8 Rxd8 10.Bxc5 is given with some analysis and game fragments. However, this position is a simple transposition to the line 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f3 0–0 6.Be3 c5 7.dxc5 dxc5 8.Qxd8 Rxd8 9.Bxc5 Nc6 10.Nge2, which is covered in much greater detail on page 164 using completely different game fragments.

Even stranger is the same line (1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f3 0–0 6.Nge2 c5 7.Be3 Nc6 on page 141) 8.d5, where the author(s?!) say that the main move 8...Ne5 "has been severely criticizzed by theory and quite deservedly at that. We recommend another retreat to the edge of the board - 8...Na5!?" Huh? Of course, when this position is covered via the move order 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f3 0–0 6.Be3 c5 7.Nge2 Nc6 8.d5 (page 172), the main move 8...Na5 is given without comment, followed by several pages of analysis! Of course 8...Ne5 is the move, and perhaps 8...Na5 could have been given as an interesting and less explored alternative. But come on, does anyone really believe that this was Bologan's doing? 2700 players do not miss such obvious transpositions.
  
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Finally I have it in my hands, finally I'm able to feel genuine Russian power: THE KING'S INDIAN DEFENCE!!!

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Markovich wrote on 08/12/09 at 16:58:08:
Zatox wrote on 08/12/09 at 11:44:38:
Just got this book, and i pretty much love it. One of the great things is that it offers 2 variations against most important lines so the reader has a choice of which variation to choose. I like most recommendations with the exception of a6 against the fianchetto.


Check to see if you have pages 241-248.

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Just got this book, and i pretty much love it. One of the great things is that it offers 2 variations against most important lines so the reader has a choice of which variation to choose. I like most recommendations with the exception of a6 against the fianchetto.


Check to see if you have pages 241-248.
  

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Just got this book, and i pretty much love it. One of the great things is that it offers 2 variations against most important lines so the reader has a choice of which variation to choose. I like most recommendations with the exception of a6 against the fianchetto.
  

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Bologan discusses both 11... Nf6 and 11... Kh8 in his KID book with no visible preference. But the section about 10. f3 f5 11. g4 is no more than two pages. In the 11... Nf6 line, he follows a game Zaichik-Podgaets/Kutaisi 1978 for some time and then gives an improvement for black.
  
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I want to share with you yesterday's inetresting struggle in Classical King's Indian, where Inarkiev uncorcked very interesting sacrifice, and when he blundered a game around time control and move 40. Nonetheless this is a very good contibution to KID theory  Cheesy


Alekseev (2714) - Inarkiev (2675)
Grand Prix Jermuk, 11.08.2009.


1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.d4 0–0 6.Be2 e5 7.0–0 Nc6 8.d5 Ne7 9.Ne1 Nd7 10.f3 f5 11.g4 Nf6 12.Nd3 c6 13.Be3 Kh8 14.Kh1 Bd715.Rg1 Be8 16.Qd2 fxe4 17.fxe4 b5 18.b3 Rc8 19.g5 Nxe4 !?

20.Nxe4 cxd5

(20...bxc4 !? 21.bxc4 cxd5 22.cxd5 Nxd5 23.Rgf1 Bc6 24.Rxf8+ Qxf8 25.Rf1 Qe7 26.Nb4 Nxe3 27.Qxe3 Bxe4+ 28.Qxe4 Qxg5 29.Nc6 Rf8 30.Rxf8+ Bxf8 31.Nxa7 Rybka)

21.cxd5 Nxd5 22.Rgc1 22...Bc6 23.Rxc6 23...Rxc6 24.Bg1 24...Qa8 25.Bf1 Rfc8 26.Nb4  26...Nxb4 27.Qxb4 Rc2 28.Bg2 d5 29.Nf2 29...e4 30.Rd1 Rc1 31.Qd2 R8c2 ?!

(31...Rxd1 32.Nxd1 Rc7 33.b4 Kg8 34.Bc5 Qc6 35.Nc3 Bxc3 Rybka)

32.Qxc1 Rxc1 33.Rxc1 h6 34.gxh6 ?!

(34.Bh3 was better 34...Qb7 35.Rc8+ Kh7 36.Be6 hxg5 37.Ng4 d4 38.Bg8+ Kh8 39.Be6+ Kh7 Rybka)

34...Bxh6 35.Rc7 Qd8 36.Rxa7 Be3 37.Rb7 Qf8 ?

(37...b4 38.Nh3 Bxg1 39.Nxg1 Qa5 40.Rd7 Qb5 41.Re7 Qc6 42.Ra7 Kg8 43.Ra5 Kg7 44.Ne2 Qc2 Rybka)

38.Nxe4 Qc8 39.Rf7 Qe6 40.Rf6 Qg4 41.Bxe3 dxe4 42.Rf8+ Kg7 43.Re8 Qe2 44.Rxe4 Qxa2 45.b4 Qb1+ 46.Bg1 g5 47.h3 Qd1 48.Re5 Kf6 49.Rxb5 g4 50.Rd5 Qe1 51.Rd4 gxh3 52.Bxh3 Qg3 53.Bg4 Qb3 54.Kg2 Qb2+ 55.Bf2 Qb3 56.Bd7 Qg8+ 57.Bg4 57...Qg5 58.Kf3 Qb5 59.Ke3 Qa6 60.Be2 Qa3+ 61.Bd3 Qc1+ 62.Ke2 Qb2+ 63.Kf3 Qb3 64.b5 Qd1+ 65.Kg2 Ke5 66.b6 Qb3 67.Re4+ 67...Kd6 68.Be2 Qg8+ 69.Rg4 Qb3 70.Bf3 Ke5 71.b7 Kf6 72.Bg3 Qc2+ 1–0

I'm wondering what suggest Bologan in his book, since Gallagher's recommendation is 11...Kh8


  
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I just discovered that my copy, which I obtained from NIC a few weeks ago, is missing pages 241-248!!  Does anybody know how to contact NIC?  I could find no contact info on their website.
  

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Firstly there is nothing bullet proof in the KID and secondly the two books compliment each other very well.

One slight issue from a practical point of view is the 6...c5 recommendation against the Samisch, which can be quite drawish if White accepts the pawn sacrifice, and therefore may not suit Black if he vastly out rates his opponent.

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For the time being I'm working with Gallagher's "Play the KID" book and I'll finish it in few days, when I'll receive Bologan's book.

Can somebody tell me how these two repertoire books get along, and what do you think about them regarding following elements:

a) bullet proof/high stamina variations

b) recent developments/currentness

c) good summaries/rules of thumbs/repeating ideas

d) are recommended lines easily used against similar lines/smoothness of repertoire

Thanks guys for help.  Smiley



PS I have Golubev's book also, and I plan to use it as an overview. Is that OK?
  
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by GM Mikhail Golubev
The King's Indian. A Complete Black Repertoire by Victor Bologan. (Chess Stars, June 2009, 356 pages).
GM Victor Bologan's King's Indian book for Black has a lot of interesting material, in my opinion. It is mainly a repertoire for Black; all major White's lines are covered. It is not only important that Bologan knows the opening well, it is also important that he usually plays against those players who know the opening well for White. It results at the top professional level in the most intensive research and the best knowledge of the important things. So, generally I cannot imagine what kind of a new book a 'Black' KID player may prefer to a work by one of the strongest players among those who are using the opening regularly. If there would have been one new book by Radjabov, another by Bologan, and the third book by Smirin, it could have been another story then, and something to compare. For players who wish to improve their play in this opening, and feel a need to prepare it for their games, Bologan's book can be confidently recommended.

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Reply #126 - 07/25/09 at 15:43:41
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Re my review in Chess Today, thanks for a question, yes it was a brief review. Bologan is an expert in this opening, he is also serious as a writer, frankly, I do not see very much to discuss. (Indeed, specific lines, suggestions from this book will be discussed in the monthly updates all the time). If there would have been another fresh book by someone like Radjabov, then there would have been something to compare. Basically in my own 2006 book (in particular: Page 6, right column) I provided some opinions. The KID is a really complex opening (well, 40 eco codes, it must be complex!), it is only normal that the top rated players among its practitioners are potentially also the best possible writers - at least this is my view. With a thinner, more specific topic, for example The Averbakh System, it can be less clear. But it is hard to claim that someone may know ecoE60-E99 generally better than top GMs who are playing most of this stuff with Black regularly. (Well I think that I already wrote more now than in the CT review!).
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Right, dense, theoretical, but with many suggestions by Bologan and many games played by him.
Of course some variations are equal or a draw, this is a repertoire from a 2700 Player, you cannot win with black at this level at order. At a lower level if you must play for a win, you still can try to deviate and play on an inferior position
  
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It's not perfect as those who like explanations may find this lacking. As far as repertoire goes, some lines seem to be a draw........which may not be to everyone taste. Some lines are barely in the notes.

However, the rest is great - thoroughly recommended but make no mistake this is an opening book for those who already know a thing or two about the KID.

I guess this review is similar to Top Notch's assesment !
  
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The review was very favourable, but of course only Golubev himself can post it here Wink
  
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I think if you want to see material that everyone else has to pay for, you should pay for it. I doubt Tony would be too happy if people were posting entire excerpts from Chess Today in his forums.
  
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And? Can you post review here?
  
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Chess Stars claims that GM Golubev will review this book.

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Ametanoitos wrote on 07/14/09 at 13:09:42:
Can anyone tell us how Bologan's book compares to Semkov's book on the 4p attack? Has Semkov refuted the line Bologan offers?  Wink



They do not intersect.

@Topnotch.

Semkov's book has very original material, and its logical not to mention any bibliography, since almost none of the variations in there are in any book.
The d6-e6 variation , is not considered in any book.


As for Bologan's book, its very nice, although i think the material he has to cover cannot be exausted in one volume, so alot is missing (if you compare to the density of Khalifman's approach to openings).

I like both books though.
  
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I received this book a few days ago, and I've been enjoying going over it.  It's all rather personal, which is entertaining.  There are a lot of interesting chess ideas, and it's good that Bologan usually offers options for Black.

I do think I agree with TopNotch that there is not much of the sort of elementary explanation that would be useful to players under, oh, 2000 or so.  But I think that even then the book contains so many specific ideas that would be quite useful.  We learn by example, as well.

The edition is attractive and nicely printed.

The English is vastly improved from Chess Stars' former standard.  My only complaint is that the editor (or translator, I do not know which) allowed many expressions of the form subject-verb-adverb-object, which is rather strange English, to pass through into the book.  "White protects well the e-pawn," for example.  I know the French talk this way, I don't know who else does.  Apparently it's a Slavic thing as well?
  

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Can anyone tell us how Bologan's book compares to Semkov's book on the 4p attack? Has Semkov refuted the line Bologan offers?  Wink


After studying Bologan's book it is not clear to me whether he was aware of Semkov's exact analysis after 13.d6, as his recommendation in that line was not particularly in depth, but moreso concentrated on telling the reader where Black should place his pieces in the short term and emphasizing the need for urgency in his queenside counterplay. For what its worth I don't think the line that Bologan suggests against 13.d6 is covered by Semkov, perhaps he will address it in KILL KID 2.

Bologan does cover the FPA line with 9...Bg4 quite well, particularly after  11.Re1 Re8, and even though his coverage of 11.h3 does not directly address the analysis found in Semkov's book, is still contains plenty food for thought.  

I still believe that Bologan's book is largely unsuitable for players below 2000, but perhaps what I should have said was that Gallaghers Starting Out The Kings Indian served that target audience much better. In any case anyone interested in the KID should have em all in their library. Moreover, from observation, suggesting that an Opening book is over the heads of a certain rating category only makes them want the book even more. Wink  

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TopNotch wrote on 07/09/09 at 01:13:00:
I've had the book for some time now and I wouldn't recommend it for players below 2000 or those with little experience on the Black side of the KID.


For those who wish to become "above 2000" (and more generally for the "Black" players who wish to improve their play in this opening), Bologan's book can be confidentlly recommended, in my opinion: there are quite enough explanations if the book is used for the preparation of the opening.


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I've had the book for some time now and I wouldn't recommend it for players below 2000 or those with little experience on the Black side of the KID.


For those who wish to become "above 2000" (and more generally for the "Black" players who wish to improve their play in this opening), Bologan's book can be confidentlly recommended, in my opinion: there are quite enough explanations if the book is used for the preparation of the opening.
  
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TopNotch wrote on 07/09/09 at 01:13:00:
you have very little to fear from 1.d4.

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you have very little to fear from 1.d4.

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...if you have Play the KID by Gallagher, Understanding The KID by Golubev, Fighting the Anti-Kings Indians by Dembo along with Bologan's The King's Indian then you have very little to fear from 1.d4.


Dear me.  The next time I take up the White pieces I shall have to ask my opponent if he has those books.  If he does, I'll just give up.
  

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I've had the book for some time now and I wouldn't recommend it for players below 2000 or those with little experience on the Black side of the KID.

There is very little strategic explanation of the lines he suggests nor does he highlight the typical plans and tactics that frequently arise from them. He often claims that one side or the other is better without making the slightest attempt to say why.

The bibliography if it is to be believed is an insult, only mentioning Golubev's Understanding the KID and Khalifman's White According to Kramnik volumes 1a and 1b, While leaving out important works like: Gallagher's Play the KID, Which by the way was far more instructive in my opinion; Dangerous Weapons: The Kid by various authors and Chesspublishing.com. Considering that according to the book Bologan holds a Ph.D in a pedagogy, I find the lack explanatory prose quite ironic.

Seasoned KID players despite the weaknesses mentioned above will find much to appreciate in this book as the quality of analysis at times is incredibly high as one would expect from a world class player.

Highlights: The Chapters on the Minor variations along with the Fianchetto system and Four Pawns attack were exceptional. The chapter on the Saemisch was also good, but I do not trust his suggested way of handling the position when white accepts the pawn sacrifice as in the given source Elsness - Gallagher 2005. The Averbakh chapters were quite interesting with plenty food for thought, for instance, Bologan suggests a line for Black involving a pawn sac that Flear gives as better for White in Dangerous Weapons, and I think Flear is correct.

The chapters on the Classical are probably the most important of the book, and I found his suggestions at times quite surprising and fresh, although not always to my taste. He did however do a nice job in neutralising the dreaded Bayonet Attack.

To conclude I would say that if you have Play the KID by Gallagher, Understanding The KID by Golubev, Fighting the Anti-Kings Indians by Dembo along with Bologan's The King's Indian then you have very little to fear from 1.d4.

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Markovich wrote on 06/26/09 at 18:51:26:
I just ordered this from NIC, no trouble.  It wasn't cheap, however: $39.20 including $10.25 in shipping.  $29.95 is steep for the book, but the dollar is in the dust, so there you are.  Thank you, George Bush.

But in any case, I'll be happy to find out what these Communists think about the King's Indian.


My order has been delayed now.  NIC says it will ship in a day or two.

I'm sorry to hear that 6...c5 is his only recommendation against the Saemisch.  While this appears to be de rigueur these days, I think that it's less dynamic than some others.


Less dynamic, maybe, but still pretty intense. Black either gets a nice Benoni style position, or he gets to play a queenless middlegame 18 pawns down with good compensation. Sure, if White plays well that ending is probably only two results, but there are plenty of chances for both sides still. I do agree that there are some wilder choices for Black, but I've come to understand that some of them have been under a theoretical cloud lately.
  
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I'm sorry to hear that 6...c5 is his only recommendation against the Saemisch.  While this appears to be de rigueur these days, I think that it's less dynamic than some others.


Well, at least vs. 5.f3 0-0 6.Bg5 he also analyses 6... a6!? intending Nbd7 and c5 with Benko ideas. I don´t know though why he doesn´t offer this alternative vs. other 6th moves by White.
  
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I just ordered this from NIC, no trouble.  It wasn't cheap, however: $39.20 including $10.25 in shipping.  $29.95 is steep for the book, but the dollar is in the dust, so there you are.  Thank you, George Bush.

But in any case, I'll be happy to find out what these Communists think about the King's Indian.


My order has been delayed now.  NIC says it will ship in a day or two.

I'm sorry to hear that 6...c5 is his only recommendation against the Saemisch.  While this appears to be de rigueur these days, I think that it's less dynamic than some others.
  

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Part 1. Minor Variations

5.Bg5 and Bf4 lines
Bologan prefers systems with c7-c5, which are quite playable. Analysis are interesting, in one moment maybe little misleading – i mean B2b line, which directly transpose to Averbakh line, which is not every taste..
In this chapters is used Benko style for black side, which I think is pretty sound, but nod everybody must like it.

5.h3 family
is based on a5 + Na6 systems (without fast Na6-c5), which offers probably most chances for black. Bolo denied playing h7-h6 (Be3). Maybe only ending main lines with =+ is little optimistic – I dont think, that white is worse after 5.h3...

4.e4 d6 5.Nge2
there is nothing special – its enough to follow current theory..

4.e4 d6 5.Bd3
in this line I like Benoni approach c5/e6 which is covered and for me is OK. There is covered the second system – 6..Nc6 7..Nh5 8..e5 9..Ne7 which is maybe theoretically sound, but white's results are very good (and there is no enough deep and wide … for me)

Averbakh Variation
Bolo cover two lines – Na6 and h6. Iam quite surprised, that in Na6 claim litlle advantage or white after  7.Qd2 e5 8.d5 c6 9.f3 cd5 10.cd5 Bd7 11.Bd1! (very rare move) and 8..Qe8 9.Bd1 with only one continuation 9...c6, when thee are moves 9..Nh5/Bd7 etc, but there is probably one main reason – Bolo dont like 6..Na6 at all.
In 6..h6 7.Be3 Bolo offers “simple” way how to equalize. From theoretical point of view I think its OK.

Saemisch Attack

Saemisch is based on 6..c5, which is probably “safest” way for black – but he must like Benoni pawn structure.
These lines (based on combinaton Nge2/Bg5/Be3) very often transpose each othe, but still, Bolo offers interesting line based on 6.Bg5 c5 7.d5 e6 8.Qd2 Qa5!?.
There is remain one questionably point – it is 6.Be3 c5 7.dc5 dc5 8.Qd8 Rd8 9.Bc5 Nc6 10.Nge2, which is recommended by Dzindzi on his Saemisch DVD. I think, that equality in this line isnot so simply, as Bolo think.

Four Pawns’ Attack
7.dc5 – I am not sure that Kapnisis-Gelashvili is the best way how to play this line (I mean16..b6). I think, that in this line after 16.Nd1 is white little better, not so easy position for black, but Bolo offers 7...dc5 as (better) alternative.
8.Be2 ed 9.cd Bg4
Bolo offers 16...Nfd7 from Ludden-De Vilder over old Gallagher's 16..Nc4 and Bolo is right.
8.Be2 ed 9.cd Re8 – I am not fan this Re8 line and I cannot compare Bolo work with Semkov's, but still, Bolo think, that black is OK Wink .

Classical Variation

7.Be3 Ng4 – this line is of course quite OK, but I havent any experince here
7.d5 a5
7.0-0 Nc6 8.Be3 Ng4; 8.d5 Ne7 9.Bg5; 9.Bd2; 9.Be3; 9.a4 – this part is very short-spoken
24 7.0-0 Nc6 8.d5 Ne7 9.b4 Nh5 – I am surprised, that only few pages are invested for Bayonett attack.Firstly I think, that adter 13.Be3 is 13..cxd5 little inaccuracy, because allowed 14.ed5!? (13...h6 is better). Secondly 10.Re1 a5 is analysed only little (including some Bolo's games, which Bolo lost). For this line – in OFWATK 1 are analysis much better...

7.0-0 Nc6 8.d5 Ne7 9.Ne1 Nd7 – Bolo analyse 11..Kh8 (11.Bd2) which is not my favorite (11..Nf6 is the main main main line of course), simply I dont like it all ideas behind 11..Kh8, which si still quite playable. In 11.Be3/13.a4 Ng6 isnt 18..Rg7 noveltz, and after 19.cb7 Bxb7 this position occurred 3times on ICC (once GM Grivas as black), but 13..a5 is probably best and analysis here are more interesting than in previous two chapters.
26 7.0-0 Nc6 8.d5 Ne7 9.Nd2 c6 and 9..a5 – both lines are analysed in depth, Bnolo offers different approach to known books (Gallagher/Golubev)

Fianchetto System('s) (+remaining Fianchetto/English systems)

Bolo really must like this, because analysis are wide and deep, but I am “infected” by Gallagher&Golubev approach (Nbd7, ed4, a6) and I must invest some time to look deeper.

Conclusion:

Book is very interesting and I can it recommend for buying.

+: Bolo add lot of inovation to todays modern lines. Very often he choose not main line, but line, when he know what is doing (Kh8 in Main line). Very often are avaliable 2 or more alternatives for black. Bolo offers improvements in lot of variations, very often offers own sight.

- Some chapter(s) are disappointing:  Bayonnet is not so good, not every time sidelines are the best way how to play, very often there are offered Benko style positions (which are perfectly playable, but not so everyone taste and maybe just here I miss alternative setup for black) – but this is anounced in Preface. Time to time I feel, that some systems (Na6 in Averbakh, for example) Bolo simple dont like and his evalutions are too pesimistic for black.
  
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I am the moderator, and I too feel let down by the needlessly puerile and off-topic comments in this thread. Please be forewarned that I will delete any further posts not directly related to the topic, as I have those that already have, in my opinion, crossed that line.
  
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I gave it a shot.  Grin
  
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Could we get back to the topic, please, which is this book?  I don't moderate this part of the board, but if I did, several posts above would be deleted, including one of mine.

  

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Hi all,

Just received Bologan's book today. I've gone through almost all of the Bayonet coverage, even the sidelines, and glanced through the rest of the book. Overall it seems like an awesome book. Bologan gives pretty nice coverage of important lines, two in most cases. That said, there are some things I dislike so far:

Against the Classical with Ne1 w/o Be3, Bologan recommends 11...Kh8 instead of the critical 11...Nf6 12. f3 f4, which leads to the most famous position in all of the KID. I was really looking forward to seeing what he had to say here. He also omits coverage of Radjabov's 12...Kh8!? against 12. f3 in the main line Bayonet.

Lastly, he dismisses the most popular approach to one line because he missed an improvement - In Van Wely - Radjabov, Dresden 2008, after 10. g3 f5 11. Ng5 Nf6 12. f3 f4 13. b5 h6 14. Ne6 Bxe6 15. fxe6 fxg3 16. hxg3 Qc8 17. Nd5 Qxe6 18. Nxc7 Qh3 19. Rf2 Nxe4 20. fxe4 Rxf2 21. Kxf2 Rf8 22. Ke3 Qxg3+ 23. Kd2 Rf2 24. Ne8 and now, instead of Radjabov's 24...h5, which looks to be the most natural move, I believe 24...d5! is about equal.
  
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Reply #99 - 06/28/09 at 12:41:56
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In my view strongest against 5. Bd3 is 5. ... Nc6 6.Nge2 Nd7! from Dangerous weapons.
In the main variation 7.Bc2 e5 8.d5 Nd4 9.Be3 Nc2: 10.Qc2: 0-0 11.0-0 f5 12.ef5: gf5: 13.f4 Nf6 the position is similar to your variation except that black has exchanged his passive knight on e7 against white's influential (at least towards the potential weakness f5) bishop, he is not even forced to play e4. I like that position for black.  Smiley

Is there any drawback to that variation (or move order)?
  
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In Atalik-Polzin after 12.Ng1 Nf6 13.f4 black played immediately 13... e4. Perhaps 13... Ng6!? is an idea intending 14.fxe5 Nxe5 15.Bxf5 Bxf5 16.Rxf5 Nfg4 17.Rxf8 Qxf8 18.Nh3 Qf5 with good compensation. Of course white doesn´t have to take the pawn of f5 which is a weakness in any case.
  
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Hello all, I think that the them became more political than chess oriented. So I want to switch back you to chess. Let us speak about what the book offers.
While preparing for one of my corr. games I checked the book what Bologan offers after the following moves: 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Bd3 0-0 6.Nge2 Nc6 7.0-0 Nh5 8.Bc2 e5 9.d5 Ne7
Here the main line in the book is 10.a4.
But the recommendation after 10.Kh1 seems to me dubious. Bologan follows the game Gonda-Hendricks, AUT, 2008 which continued 10...f5 11.ef5 gf5 12.Ng3 Nf4.
But after 12.Ng1! as played by Atalik against Polzin (GRE ChT, 2003) White is simply better. Or maybe I am missing something or some important games after this one  Undecided
  
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Reply #96 - 06/27/09 at 09:40:49
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Semkov wrote on 06/25/09 at 17:40:57:
If you find Bologan's book expensive, please buy mine! It is cheaper. Cheesy



And they are both GREAT!.

Keep the good work. Great opening books, although the rate of production is slow ( i mean i wish you could produce more books per year Smiley  )
  
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Reply #95 - 06/27/09 at 06:47:46
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Can we agree to stop with the insults?  This was all intended as a joke.  Some people posting in the thread don't seem to have much of a sense of humor.  Never before has imagery of a little Russian steamboat caused this big of an international incident.

For the record I am a fan of Chess Stars.  I have many of their excellent chess books.  My only complaint is about not being able to purchase the book at the same time as the rest of the world and at a reasonable price.

Also, I had already checked chessbooksfromeurope.com and I was unable to find the book listed.  I still don't see it there.
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Reply #94 - 06/26/09 at 18:51:26
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I just ordered this from NIC, no trouble.  It wasn't cheap, however: $39.20 including $10.25 in shipping.  $29.95 is steep for the book, but the dollar is in the dust, so there you are.  Thank you, George Bush.

But in any case, I'll be happy to find out what these Communists think about the King's Indian.
  

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Reply #93 - 06/26/09 at 13:24:00
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sorry Semkov, I did not wanted to offend you or chess-stars with my laconic "not exeptional"

Shurely it is with large margin the very best book on the Kingsindian, and one of the best Repertoire books in general. It is a must buy.
My "not exeptional" was to much.  I have sometimes the impression, that i would liked to have more text and fewer Variations, but of course i know it is difficult and the book is already quite large.

If you ask for exeptional books in the last years:
Semkov/Delchev: the easiest Sicilian
Kolev/Nedev : the safest sicilian
Georgiev/Kolev: The sharpest sicilian
Khalifman: Opening according to anand (1st and 2nd Vol)
Marin: Open games and Spanish repertoire
Avrukh: GM-Repertoire Vol 1

Keep up the good work, i like chess-stars books very much and will like them in the future
greetings to Sofia Smiley
  
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Reply #92 - 06/26/09 at 12:37:48
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I certainly will buy this book, expecting that its content will be of the same excellent quality as every other Chess Stars publication that I own.  Sometimes I feel more inclined to play a system if I have an excellent reference work about it, so who knows, this may even influence what I play.  But also as White I like to have the Black repertoire books in hand.
  

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Reply #91 - 06/26/09 at 10:21:46
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Indeed, let's get back to the book. It is the best book on the KID available; there's no doubt about that. Full of original suggestions by Bologan, who is a 2700 player and a KID's specialist. If I would have to rate it, it would get a 8.5 or 9 out of 10. Especially the chapter about 7...Nc6 against the Classical made me happy; the two suggested lines against 9.b4 Nh5 10.Re1 (...f5 ánd ...a5) make me want to play this variation again. The only thing I wonder about whether it was possible to introduce a 'quick repertoire' scheme like the one used in the book 'The safest Sicilian' by Delchev (also a 2700 player) and Semkov which would have been quite handy. On the other hand, the book already has 356 pages so I can understand why there is no such thing in the book.
For those people who think the book is expensive; you get 356 pages of comments by Bologan, so in my opinion it is certainly worth it. Maybe the book is a little difficult because of the strength of the author, but I think it is comparable to 'Play the King's Indian' by Joe Gallagher, only up-to-date and even better.
  
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This is what I was referring to above about Amazon. I've bought quite a few Chess Stars books from "ChessBooksFromEurope" on Amazon through Marketplace.
  
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BlkSabb wrote on 06/25/09 at 05:34:24:
I don't see where ChessOK has either the book or much of anything.  How is ordering from London any better than ordering from Germany?  It's actually more expensive shipped from there.

What is this thing printed on magic paper?  I might buy it if it was maybe $25 shipped.


If you do your homework, you will find out that http://chessbooksfromeurope.com/bookstore/ is an importer of books from chess stars. As a matter of fact, the only company selling new chess stars books on Amazon.com is that company.

I am sure that if there is a book, which is not yet available in the US, you can get it faster by sending them an email.

Btw, they operate from Boston.
  
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BlkSabb wrote on 06/25/09 at 09:44:15:
The problem is that Chess Stars books never get here.  I've never seen another publisher with this kind of distribution problem.  Everyman gets their books out in the U.S. at the same time if not sooner.  They are at Amazon.com, Buy.com, local book stores all over the country.

Why is this even a problem in 2009?  Are you guys sending these things across to the U.S. on a little Russian steamboat?  Takes time to reach us???

1. Why do you compare Everyman with Chess Stars? Cry I hear that they buy quite a lot of German cars in the USA despite being more expensive than Ford.
2. Our wholesale prices are more than 50% smaller than retail. Ask dealers about their prices. I even closed our E-shop to avoid competing with them.
3. I do not know of any US dealer to whom we denied delivering our books. Anyway, I'm ready to send any Chess Stars book to anyone who asks me at my email semkov@chess-stars.com. We have all of them in stock in Boston.
4. We deliver the books only by air cargo, but sometimes 1-3 weeks after Europe. The main reason is to be able to offer slightly lower prices than in Europe (at the exchange rate of 1:1.40). We cannot offer at the same time very different prices to America and Europe. If we do that, our European dealers will scream (as they often do anyway).
5. We are quite unique as publishers: we are Russian-Bulgarian company. Our authors are top GMs that are not native English speakers. Their fee is understandably higher than of someone outside top 300 or so. It is even amazing that we succeed to enroll them in our team. Plus we have to pay for translation and transport. Thus our product comes more expensive. If you stop buying it, we will not be offering it. We cannot sell crap.
6. The King's Indian will fly to the USA in about a week.
If you find Bologan's book expensive, please buy mine! It is cheaper. Cheesy
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Reply #87 - 06/25/09 at 14:18:05
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What's with all the insults in this thread? It's quite easy to get a copy of a Chess Stars book at a reasonable price in the US off Amazon not too long after publishing. If you don't like the price of the book, don't buy it...it's that simple. Most of the reason the book is so expensive is our fault - the dollar sucks right now! If the dollar was ~ a Euro then you could get this book for cheaper. Us Americans just have to deal with the fact that most chess publishers are in Europe. That's just the way it works. I myself have already bought this book, and it's on it's way. For 300+ pages of KID analysis by Bologan, I'd pay more!  Grin
  
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rossia wrote on 06/25/09 at 13:26:45:
BlkSabb wrote on 06/25/09 at 09:44:15:
Are you guys sending these things across to the U.S. on a little Russian steamboat?


Firstly: publishing house Chess Stars is from Bulgaria! If you don't know geography be silent!

Secondly: I'm proud to be a RUSSIAN! If you want this book get it, otherwise don't make cold-war-issue  Cool


You will see blksbb is from The United States.

So, geographical knowledge may pan out roughly as follows:

1. Canada: "Bit like us. Colder. They don't want to come in."
2. Mexico: "Not like us. Warmer. They want to come in"
3. Cuba: "Not at all like us. Communist. We won't allow them in."
4. Other: "Don't know."

Anyway, have ordered. Being delivered by a Bulgarian on a bicycle or however. Not fussed.
  
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BlkSabb wrote on 06/25/09 at 09:44:15:
Are you guys sending these things across to the U.S. on a little Russian steamboat?


Firstly: publishing house Chess Stars is from Bulgaria! If you don't know geography be silent!

Secondly: I'm proud to be a RUSSIAN! If you want this book get it, otherwise don't make cold-war-issue  Cool
  
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Schaakhamster wrote on 06/25/09 at 10:15:55:
No need for hurling insults.


Sorry, this was intended as a joke, not an insult.
  
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Reply #83 - 06/25/09 at 10:15:55
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BlkSabb wrote on 06/25/09 at 09:44:15:
The problem is that Chess Stars books never get here.  I've never seen another publisher with this kind of distribution problem.  Everyman gets their books out in the U.S. at the same time if not sooner.  They are at Amazon.com, Buy.com, local book stores all over the country.

Why is this even a problem in 2009?  Are you guys sending these things across to the U.S. on a little Russian steamboat?  Takes time to reach us???


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Reply #82 - 06/25/09 at 08:11:19
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Most books are first published in Europe. This is because, well, they are from Europe and the books are printed in Europe. It takes some time to send it to the USA.

  
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Reply #81 - 06/25/09 at 05:34:24
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I don't see where ChessOK has either the book or much of anything.  How is ordering from London any better than ordering from Germany?  It's actually more expensive shipped from there.

What is this thing printed on magic paper?  I might buy it if it was maybe $25 shipped.
  
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Reply #80 - 06/25/09 at 04:16:03
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BlkSabb wrote on 06/25/09 at 02:57:09:
Semkov wrote on 06/24/09 at 20:59:41:
boki wrote on 06/24/09 at 10:13:20:
Nice book, but not exceptional

Everybody wants miracles, but in fact very few players care about books at all.


Maybe they just don't care about $40 books that you can barely find in stores.

Why am I having to order your books from Germany?  Have you guys ever heard of Amazon.com?  Buy.com?


Have you ever heard of the London Chess Centre or Chess OK.

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Reply #79 - 06/25/09 at 02:57:09
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boki wrote on 06/24/09 at 10:13:20:
Nice book, but not exceptional

Everybody wants miracles, but in fact very few players care about books at all.


Maybe they just don't care about $40 books that you can barely find in stores.

Why am I having to order your books from Germany?  Have you guys ever heard of Amazon.com?  Buy.com?
  
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Reply #78 - 06/24/09 at 23:41:25
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I care about books, which are much better value than DVD's covering the same material.

I don't have Bologan's book yet but would hope that it contains plenty original analysis. If there are too many editorial mistakes then an onine errata sheet should more than take care of that problem.

The more important question is how does this work compare to Gallagher's excellent Play the King's Indian; Golubev's Understanding the KID and to a lesser extent Dangerous Weapons the KID and Dembo's Fighting The Anti-King's Indians (chapter on Engish).

My understanding is that this book is more suitable for master level players, which is a feature one rarely sees in opening books. Considering the pedigree of the author I expect this book to be sold out quickly and destined to become a classic of the genre.

Only an effort by Kasparov or Radjabov on this opening would create a more exciting buzz, and I find it puzzling that Kasparov has failed to do anything on this topic as yet despite his considerable success with  and the importance of this opening throughout his long career.

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Reply #77 - 06/24/09 at 20:59:41
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boki wrote on 06/24/09 at 10:13:20:
Nice book, but not exceptional

Can you give me an example for "an exceptional" book during the last 5 years?
By the way, I think it would be more and more difficult to produce not exceptional, but even decent books in future. You see Everyman embracing 100 pages/zero original ideas format. That's reality. Everybody wants miracles, but in fact very few players care about books at all.
There was a complaint about short bibliography. Why do we work with authors with 2700 Elo?! We expect to see their opinion, not a compilation of old books.
  
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Re: CHESS STARS new KID book for BLACK
Reply #76 - 06/24/09 at 15:18:48
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Bibs wrote on 05/29/09 at 14:25:28:
gewgaw wrote on 05/29/09 at 13:38:01:
For example i would die to see a Hubner's opening book , on anything. Knowing the analytical Hubner approach, and with the prerequisti he used an engine, then the result would be a master piece of analytical work.


I just wanna improve my english:
"prerequisti" --> = reservation?


Prerequisite
pre: before
requisite: required, necessary.

Thus 'required before'.
check www.visuwords.com, which is an excellent language resource or any online dictionary.

Meanwhile, back to the ranch. Bologan's best games book was great, look forward to the KID book.

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Are there a lot of KID games in Bologan's best games book? What other openings are in it? I am curious about that book but I'd like to see what games are in it first. Anyone have a pgn file of the games in that book?  Smiley
  
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Reply #75 - 06/24/09 at 13:12:59
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I thought KID ist busted, due to Semkov´s book "Kill KID"  Smiley Wink
  

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Reply #74 - 06/24/09 at 10:18:26
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forgot to mention, that a big plus is , that Bologan also covers the Kingsindian set-up against the english ! Wink
  
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Re: CHESS STARS new KID book for BLACK
Reply #73 - 06/24/09 at 10:13:20
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I read the book a bit during the last days, and I aggree with the commments. It is a dense repertoire book , the author is a top GM (has anyone stronegr ever published a repertoire book?), many variqtions were played by himself or his coach Lanka.
However you should have experience in the KID, as there is little explanation on strategy.

Nice book, but not exceptional
But if you are interested in playing the KID, there is noway you can miss it.
  
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Reply #72 - 06/23/09 at 20:18:43
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I have been reading this book for the last few days now. Honestly I am a little bit disappointed. One reason is that it seems to be poorly edited with a few obvious errors, omissions and a few oddities.

Some examples:

* after 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Be2 0-0 there is no
  mention of anything else than the Averbakh move 6.Bg5. This is
  surprising since Bologans coach Lanka - to whom he refers
  troughout this book – has won a nice game vs. Hort after 6.g4!?;
  6.h4 is another possibility missing

* in the chapter about the Four Pawns I couldn´t find the line 5.f4 0-0
  6.Nf3 c5 7.d5 e6 8.Be2 ed5 9.ed5. Since this is not as innocent as it
  looks, it should have been adressed

* in the Saemisch after 5.f3 0-0 6.Nge2 c5 7.d5 e6 8.Be3 exd5 9.cxd5
  he suggests that 9…Nbd7 10.Ng3 h5 11.Be2 h4 12.Nf1 is slighty
  better for white and instead recommends 9…h5. In the next
  paragraph he writes that white now should not play 10.Ng3 because
  of Nbd7 followed by h4 leading to a good game for black. This is just
  a simple transposition to the first line?!

* on the other hand there are whole chapters devoted to minor lines
  like 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.Nf3 0-0 5.Bf4 or 4.e4 d6 5.h3 0-0 6.Bd3.

There are quite some more examples of this type in the book.

It is true that Bologan often analyses two, sometimes even three moves for black. But some of these lines are evaluated as inferior, mentioned perhaps for instructive reasons (though he doesn´t say so).

Furthermore the bibliography consists of only two (!) books and an index of variations is missing.

Despite my criticism above there is surely a lot of good material in this book. So I do think that every serious King´s Indian player should have this book on his bookshelf. But I´m also sure that with a little more effort this could have been a much better book

I would give this book 3,5 out of 5 (chess-)stars.  Wink
  
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Re: CHESS STARS new KID book for BLACK
Reply #71 - 06/23/09 at 16:03:50
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Yes thats important to stress. No fundamental Kings Indian strategy explained. But he explains blacks and whites plans and strategies along with the theoretical varitions.

Bologan recommends 2 black reactions to many white main lines. In this way this book is very similair to John Watsons "Play the French" book.

I would say this book is a combination of Khalifmans books and John Watsons Play the French. Little more explanations than Khalifmans books as I view it.
  

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Reply #70 - 06/23/09 at 15:24:57
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Can you please answer on following questions:

1. which format is given for theory? like in for example "The Safest Sicilian" or "The Sharpest Sicilian"?

2. are there "Theory quick scans" and then more theory to learn?

3. what is with introductory parts?

Thanks  Smiley


I am not Bogojump but I think I can help you here:

1. The book is written in a tree-format

2. There are no "Theory quick scans"

3. There are no substantial introductions

In fact I think it will help to have quite some experience with the King´s Indian since Bologan does not explain fundamental strategies for both sides.
  
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Reply #69 - 06/23/09 at 12:42:43
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Reply #68 - 06/23/09 at 07:19:25
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Bogojump wrote on 06/22/09 at 21:08:46:
God mix of variations and explanations. This is not a lazy mans work.


Dear Bogojump,

Can you please answer on following questions:

1. which format is given for theory? like in for example "The Safest Sicilian" or "The Sharpest Sicilian"?

2. are there "Theory quick scans" and then more theory to learn?

3. what is with introductory parts?

Thanks  Smiley
  
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Reply #67 - 06/22/09 at 21:08:46
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I got the book today and it is really nice. The newprinted book smells very good!! hmm!

Well I dont know where to start (I just opened it up).....it looks VERY promising I must say.

God mix of variations and explanations. This is not a lazy mans work.

Many KID player will be happy to have this one.

GM Zigurds Lanka has had a significant impact on Bologans way to play the KID. For example in a variation of the Fianchetto variation he declines following the main line and choses the variation he was tought by GM Lanka.
  

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Reply #66 - 06/22/09 at 05:27:39
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Why is the price double that of a normal chess book?  I think I'll order from somewhere that doesn't charge $30 for the book and $10 for shipping.  Maybe these other books are looking more attractive instead.
  
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Reply #65 - 06/20/09 at 13:24:27
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Chess stars book is out now according to New in Chess
  
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Reply #63 - 06/18/09 at 00:11:45
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Probably Niggemann has this book first, doubtful that you'll get it in the US for a reasonable price for a while. The vast majority of chess books come out earlier in Europe, since most of the chess publishers are based there.
  
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Reply #62 - 06/18/09 at 00:08:47
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Does anyone know where to order this in the U.S.?
  
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Reply #61 - 06/17/09 at 09:14:55
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Just ordered the book from Niggemann , will be here propably on Friday, so I will try to post some review this wekend.

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Reply #59 - 06/03/09 at 12:22:19
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I guess so. Chess Stars books have pretty dense pages, so hopefully it gets all the coverage it needs. Against the Bayonet, I hope to see 9. b4 Nh5 10. Re1 f5 11. Ng5 Nf6 12. f3 Kh8!? a la Radjabov.  Grin
  
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Reply #58 - 06/03/09 at 07:13:37
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TonyRo wrote on 06/02/09 at 19:25:44:
Is anyone else curious about the Classical with Ne1 coverage? After 9. Ne1 Nd7, he's only using 18 pages to cover the entire complex! And 15 pages for the Bayonet!  Shocked

Well according to another thread this is the easiest line for black Wink

Seriously though I am not sure you really need more pages. Eg in the books by Gallagher these lines take up similar space. A pity he doesnt go a5 against the bayonet, I really like that line, but there isnt much coverage anywhere.
  

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Is anyone else curious about the Classical with Ne1 coverage? After 9. Ne1 Nd7, he's only using 18 pages to cover the entire complex! And 15 pages for the Bayonet!  Shocked
  
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Reply #56 - 06/02/09 at 18:59:43
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rossia wrote on 06/02/09 at 18:57:27:
Willempie wrote on 05/30/09 at 12:46:57:
One of the advantages of the KID which is always touted, but (almost) never availably in a book on the KID.


Can you please explain me what you meant, since I'm not native speaker  Cool

And a word to the publisher: can we get some extra information about the book?


I think he means that a KID-setup can also played against flank openings.
  
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One of the advantages of the KID which is always touted, but (almost) never availably in a book on the KID.


Can you please explain me what you meant, since I'm not native speaker  Cool

And a word to the publisher: can we get some extra information about the book?
  
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This looks very interesting. I particularly like the inclusion of flank lines. One of the advantages of the KID which is always touted, but (almost) never availably in a book on the KID.
  

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Reply #53 - 05/30/09 at 07:20:48
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I am glad it was not the Nbd7 variation. It feels too old fashioned and it also make me feel I am playing the Kings Indian attack as white. I dont think it puts as much pressure on white as KID with Nc6 does.
But its playable of course.

  

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GMGolubev wrote on 05/26/09 at 05:47:27:
Only now noticed this news. It promises to be the best KI book in decades. At least, for the black players. It is simple: if the leading expert is writing seriously (and Bologan was always serious about his writing), only another leading expert (like Radjabov, in this case) can be able to make something comparable. I should be glad that Bologan decided to write a KI book in 2009, and not in 2006.


Ofcourse there is truth in the above, but writing a theoretical text nowdays is certainly not the same as 10 years ago. Much more engine work is involved, and much more labor.

For example i would die to see a Hubner's opening book , on anything. Knowing the analytical Hubner approach, and with the prerequisti he used an engine, then the result would be a master piece of analytical work.


The King's Indian is a very broad topic, too complex, and there are too many available games. Engine's help is not that helpful for the author who deals with such amount of material, though of course the engine helps to polish particular lines here and there, and to make a book better. But, the main author's  task is to decide which lines to show and analyse, i.e. a choice of directions, imho.
  
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Reply #51 - 05/29/09 at 14:25:28
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For example i would die to see a Hubner's opening book , on anything. Knowing the analytical Hubner approach, and with the prerequisti he used an engine, then the result would be a master piece of analytical work.


I just wanna improve my english:
"prerequisti" --> = reservation? [/quote]

Prerequisite
pre: before
requisite: required, necessary.

Thus 'required before'.
check www.visuwords.com, which is an excellent language resource or any online dictionary.

Meanwhile, back to the ranch. Bologan's best games book was great, look forward to the KID book.

  
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For example i would die to see a Hubner's opening book , on anything. Knowing the analytical Hubner approach, and with the prerequisti he used an engine, then the result would be a master piece of analytical work.
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I just wanna improve my english:
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Only now noticed this news. It promises to be the best KI book in decades. At least, for the black players. It is simple: if the leading expert is writing seriously (and Bologan was always serious about his writing), only another leading expert (like Radjabov, in this case) can be able to make something comparable. I should be glad that Bologan decided to write a KI book in 2009, and not in 2006.


Ofcourse there is truth in the above, but writing a theoretical text nowdays is certainly not the same as 10 years ago. Much more engine work is involved, and much more labor.

For example i would die to see a Hubner's opening book , on anything. Knowing the analytical Hubner approach, and with the prerequisti he used an engine, then the result would be a master piece of analytical work.
  
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Oh, and thanx Rossia for posting the Intro!
  

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ghenghisclown wrote on 05/26/09 at 02:41:19:
TonyRo wrote on 05/25/09 at 23:24:20:
[quote author=ghenghisclown link=1242327950/30#39 date=1243292337]
Look at Novosibirk's link. For some reason they uploaded the intro in between the contents pages.



Huh? I see two pages that's it.


That's unfortunate, because I can see them all.  Grin

If you message me your e-mail I can try to view it again and send it as an attachment.


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BOLOGAN'S INTRO:

This book is dedicated to a remarkable man,
my “life-long” coach Zigurds Lanka,
who uncovered for me the mysteries of
the King’s Indian Defence!

PREFACE

The King’s Indian Household

The King’s Indian Defence is probably the most romantic response to
1.d4. It has survived the test of time and has been played at the highest
level even to the present day.. Black gives his opponent complete
freedom of choice in how to control the center and just develops quietly
within his King’s Indian household, relying on his powerful fianchettoed
bishop.

This position arose in the first recorded game (in the latest computer
database) with the King’s Indian Defence. It took place in Leipzig
back in the year 1879 and one of the most eminent theoreticians of
the 19th century, Louis Paulsen, was playing with Black. The Hungarian
Adolf Schwarz was White and he was probably quite amazed why his
opponent, despite all of the principles of playing in the opening at that
time, did not fight for the center at all. He was so happy that he pushed
forward all his four central pawns outright! His impressive pawn-chain
was soon attacked from both sides of the board, however, and Black
seized the initiative. Ironically, the outcome of the game was decided
by a black passed pawn right along the central d-file.

This was all just a whim of destiny, since neither Paulsen, nor
Schwarz knew then that they had been playing the Four Pawns Attack.
It is still fashionable today. The name of the variation appeared
about forty years later thanks to the famous GM, Savielly Tartakower
– mostly due to his witty vocabulary. Right then, during the 1920s,
the King’s Indian Defence became a part of the opening repertoire of
the future world-champion Max Euwe. The challenger for the world
crown, Efim Bogoljubow, often played it too. Later, Muguel Najdorf,
Andre Lilienthal and another future world-champion Vassily Smyslov
all became King’s Indian exponents.

The present burst of popularity is due to the period of the 40`s and
50`s of the past century, when it was thoroughly analyzed by some
outstanding theoreticians and powerful practical players such as Isaak
Boleslavsky, David Bronstein and Efim Geller. They had to face some
magnificent opposition from the White side and it would be enough to
mention here two world-champions – Mikhail Botvinnik and Tigran
Petrosian. (The latter once remarked , in the ironical style so typical for
him, that he had fed his family thanks to the King’s Indian Defence for
many, many years…!). The theory of this already very popular opening
began to develop like an avalanche. It was almost refuted at times, described
as “an incorrect opening” by many, but then it would resurrect
itself like Phoenix from the ashes. The poet and chess-player Evgenij
Iljin even wrote a poem about it:

So many efforts and notes
Were devoted to it
It was buried so many times
“For ever disputed…!”
Was this witchcraft
Or dark-squared magic…?

Well, you need to be a romantic deep in your soul and something
of a poet in order to play the King’s Indian Defence well!. You have to
believe in the power of your bishop on g7 and in your kingside attack to
enable the triumph of spirit over matter!

We will have to interrupt this short historical and lyrical escapade;
otherwise, we may not even come to the essence. The book, which you
are holding in your hands, is a personal endeavour. This is not just a
monograph about a popular opening; it can be called “The King’s Indian Defence According to Bologan” as I am trying to explain to you
how I understand and how I play this opening.

My relationship with the Kings Indian began when I was just a child,
during the 1970`s. My first coach, Ivan Jakovlevich Solonar, made a
very reasonable decision that he should build up the opening repertoire
of his pupils according to Fischer! The King’s Indian Defence was
an integral part of the armoury of the eleventh World Champion since
more than 10% of his games started with it. The statistical result, as
could be expected from Bobby Fischer, was absolutely terrific for him:
66 – 40 in his favour. Meanwhile, the result of another super-champion
and devoted King’s Indian player Garry Kasparov is also superb:
91 – 53 in his favour, with the inclusion of some rapid chess games.

Frankly speaking, I did not remember so well those first lessons, because
at that time the opening was not the main focus of my attention.
I simply wanted to learn to play chess well. Still, the foundations remained
and later on the process was running smoothly. The Moldavian
players were very fond of The King’s Indian Defence. I was coached
only for a month by IM Nikolay Popov (presently a famous sports commentator),
but I remembered well how to play against the Fianchetto
system.

My understanding of the King’s Indian Defence was enriched immensely
by the concepts of the outstanding Moldavian coach Vjacheslav
Andreevich Chebanenko. His ideas were entirely different from the
contemporary classical axioms and he used to respect the past when,
at the dawn of the appearance of the opening, players had preferred to
develop the knight to the d7-square. His recommended schemes were
a bit passive, perhaps, but they brought us excellent practical results.
Some of them, for example 7...Nbd7 in response to the Gligoric system,
are modern even today.

Still, at present, I play the King’s Indian Defence according to the
Latvian GM and theoretician Zigurds Lanka. I have tried to recollect
everything which he showed my at the beginning of the 90`s and after
seeing the notes in the old notebooks and after having compared his
variations with what I play now, I see no difference whatsoever. The
main lines are all the same. Lanka’s schemes proved to withstand the
test of time in an amazing fashion!

We have already come to the subject of the concept of the book. It
is understandable that one book cannot include everything which has
been introduced and analyzed by numerous generations of players for
a period of more than 100 years. I therefore have suggested a repertoire
for Black only. I wished to follow Lanka’s example and have tried to reveal
to you the true spirit of the King’s Indian Defence – to uncover for
you its secrets and to show you its typical resources. The Yugoslavian
“Chess Encyclopedia” devotes almost a half of Volume 5 to the K.I.D.,
with indexes from Е60 up to Е99. However, I did not feel bound by
these frames, despite their size, and I have tried to explain to you when
Black should direct the fight in the spirit of the Benko Gambit or the
Modern Benoni. In the final part of the book, I have mentioned how to
furnish your “King’s Indian Household” in case White acts in the spirit
of the King’s Indian English, the King’s Fianchetto without c2-c4 and
Nc3, or the Double Fianchetto. I realized that one could never conquer
infinity; nevertheless in the process of my work on the book, I wished
I did just that!

The King’s Indian Defence is a living entity and is in a state of constant
development. The evaluations of its various lines change constantly
and sometimes quite dramatically at that. I feel I should warn
my readers that the book does not contain all the answers to every
question. You can go, however, with this book under your arm to your
next tournament with confidence. (This is, of course, an abstract assessment,
since if you do accept this advice literally; there might be
unwanted consequences…).

The book is written for chess players of all levels, since the principles
of the King’s Indian Defence are equally applicable to the amateurs
as well as to the super-grandmasters.

Victor Bologan
Moscow 2009

Information from: http://www.chess-stars.com/
  
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TonyRo wrote on 05/25/09 at 23:24:20:
[quote author=ghenghisclown link=1242327950/30#39 date=1243292337]
Look at Novosibirk's link. For some reason they uploaded the intro in between the contents pages.



Huh? I see two pages that's it.


That's unfortunate, because I can see them all.  Grin

If you message me your e-mail I can try to view it again and send it as an attachment.
  
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secretly I hoped it would be about the Nbd7 variation but you have got to admire a writer who tackles the main variation head on
  
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Only now noticed this news. It promises to be the best KI book in decades. At least, for the black players. It is simple: if the leading expert is writing seriously (and Bologan was always serious about his writing), only another leading expert (like Radjabov, in this case) can be able to make something comparable. I should be glad that Bologan decided to write a KI book in 2009, and not in 2006.
  
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[quote author=ghenghisclown link=1242327950/30#39 date=1243292337]
Look at Novosibirk's link. For some reason they uploaded the intro in between the contents pages.



Huh? I see two pages that's it.
  

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These are heady times for King's Indian practitioners.

Tops Smiley
  

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TonyRo wrote on 05/24/09 at 17:42:44:
The contents and intro are now up at the Chess Stars Website! Smiley



Still haven't found or seen the intro.


Look at Novosibirk's link. For some reason they uploaded the intro in between the contents pages.
  
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The contents and intro are now up at the Chess Stars Website! Smiley



Still haven't found or seen the intro.
  

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ghenghisclown wrote on 05/25/09 at 01:42:56:
Was there something particularly negative? I was merely expressing curiousity as to how he was going to tackle the Bayonet...


I thought the suggested title of The KID stays in the picture was a bit sardonic, but maybe because it's hard to recognize tone and inflection of voice over the internet. Also, my only other evidence was when you condemned the 4PA and Semkov's book having never seen it. Maybe I'm wrong here.

Grin


Don't get me wrong, I enjoy condemning books. In this case though, I was merely expressed skepticism.
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Was there something particularly negative? I was merely expressing curiousity as to how he was going to tackle the Bayonet...


I thought the suggested title of The KID stays in the picture was a bit sardonic, but maybe because it's hard to recognize tone and inflection of voice over the internet. Also, my only other evidence was when you condemned the 4PA and Semkov's book having never seen it. Maybe I'm wrong here.

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fantastic news, a MUST buy.  Smiley
The preface sounds great.
Interesting that he recommends Nc6 against the fianchetto...
  
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The main aim of this book should be to just go for very UNCLEAR positions (if black cant have a clear advantage of course) where a big fight always will take place.

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Was there something particularly negative? I was merely expressing curiousity as to how he was going to tackle the Bayonet...
  

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How 'bout : "The KID stays in the Picture"

I am very curious as whether the book will be as objective/chatty as his Slav book, and what he is going to say about the Bayonet.


You're not exactly a big proponent of 'the power of positive thinking are you'?
  
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How 'bout : "The KID stays in the Picture"

I am very curious as whether the book will be as objective/chatty as his Slav book, and what he is going to say about the Bayonet.
  

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Finally a KID repertoirebook!

I am happy!!

I hope the title will be changed to :

The Kings Indian strikes back!!!
  

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The contents and intro are now up at the Chess Stars Website! Smiley
  
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Yeah, I think most people that pick the KID pick it because they want the double edged lines and the theory. If not, sack up and get used to it! This book has been needed for quite a while, and I am ridiculously excited to get my grubby hands on it!  Grin
  
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I imagine the repertoire choices here must be controversial with those who want to avoid so much Super GM theory. Heading right into the mainlines of the Samisch (the pawn sac line) and Bayonet doesn't strike me as everybody's cup of tea, not even all KID practioners.

You cant avoid that if the author is a Super GM himself - and more I expect him to do that - If it's good enough for Bologan it is certainly good enough for me.
  
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I imagine the repertoire choices here must be controversial with those who want to avoid so much Super GM theory. Heading right into the mainlines of the Samisch (the pawn sac line) and Bayonet doesn't strike me as everybody's cup of tea, not even all KID practioners.
  

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Just 350 pages - quite disappointing, I expected 700 pages - at least ^-^


Even KID covers codes ECO E60-99 you just can not (sic) write "telephone directory".

But if you had in mind 350 pages of theory and 350 pages of strategy, tactics, history etc then you're just right  Smiley
  
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A bonus that it covers 1. Nf3 and 1. c4 without an early d4.
  

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Just 350 pages - quite disappointing, I expected 700 pages - at least ^-^
  

The older, the better - over 2200 and still rising.
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This book looks absolutely tremendous.

Markovich - Told you so! (I have to confess I cheated a little bit, I already knew too!)  Grin
  
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Good news for all of us guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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According to Mr. Sergei Soloviov,
Chess Director of Chess Stars, in June will be published a new book "The King's Indian
According to Bologan. A Complete Black repertoire"


Information about it will be on www.chess-stars.com in few days.

Here is the content:

Contents
Preface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Part 1. Minor Variations

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7
1 4.Bg5. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
2 4.Nf3 0-0 5.Bg5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
3 4.Nf3 0-0 5.Bf4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
4 4.e4 d6 5.Bg5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
5 4.e4 d6 5.h3 0-0 6.Bd3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
6 4.e4 d6 5.h3 0-0 6.Be3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
7 4.e4 d6 5.h3 0-0 6.Bg5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
8 4.e4 d6 5.h3 0-0 6.Nf3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
9 4.e4 d6 5.Nge2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
10 4.e4 d6 5.Bd3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110

Part 2. Averbakh Variation

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Be2 0-0 6.Bg5
11 6...Na6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
12 6...h6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129

Part 3. Saemisch Attack

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f3 0-0
13 6.Nge2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
14 6.Bg5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
15 6.Be3 c5 7.d5; 7.Nge2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
16 6.Be3 c5 7.dc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164

Part 4. Four Pawns’ Attack

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f4 0-0 6.Nf3 c5
17 7.Be2; 7.dc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
18 7.d5 e6 8.de; 8.Be2 ed 9.cd Bg4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190
19 7.d5 e6 8.de; 8.Be2 ed 9.cd Re8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199

Part 5. Classical Variation

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 0-0 6.Be2 e5
20 7.de; 7.0-0 Nc6 8.de . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208
21 7.Be3 Ng4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219
22 7.d5 a5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 234
23 7.0-0 Nc6 8.Be3 Ng4; 8.d5 Ne7 9.Bg5; 9.Bd2; 9.Be3; 9.a4 . . . . 243
24 7.0-0 Nc6 8.d5 Ne7 9.b4 Nh5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250
25 7.0-0 Nc6 8.d5 Ne7 9.Ne1 Nd7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265
26 7.0-0 Nc6 8.d5 Ne7 9.Nd2 c6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283
27 7.0-0 Nc6 8.d5 Ne7 9.Nd2 a5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289

Part 6. Fianchetto System

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nf3 Bg7 4.g3 0-0 5.Bg2 d6 6.0-0 Nc6
28 7.Nbd2; 7.d5; 7.Nc3 a6 various without 8.h3, 8.d5, 8.h3 . . . . . . . 299
29 7.Nc3 a6 8.h3 Bd7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 306
30 7.Nc3 a6 8.d5 Na5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313
31 7.Nc3 a6 8.b3 Rb8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327

Other Fianchetto Systems

Double Fianchetto for White

32 1.Nf3 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.b3 Bg7 4.Bb2 d6 5.d4 c5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335

Fianchetto without c2-c4 and Nc3

33 1.Nf3 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.d4 Bg7 4.Bg2 0-0 5.0-0 d6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 338

King’s Indian English

34 1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 0-0 5.e4; 5.0-0 . . . . . . . . . 342

Index of Variations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353


  
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Turov,Maxim (2572) - Bologan,Viktor (2682) [E94]
EU-Cup 24th Kallithea (6), 22.10.2008

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 d6 3.Nc3 Nbd7 4.e4 e5 5.Nf3 g6 6.Be2 Bg7 7.0-0 0-0 8.Be3 Re8 9.d5 Nh5 10.b4 a5 11.a3 Nf4 12.c5 axb4 13.axb4 Rxa1 14.Qxa1 Nxe2+ 15.Nxe2 f5 16.cxd6 cxd6 17.Qa5 Nf6 18.Nd2 Bd7 19.Rb1 Ng4 20.Qxd8 Rxd8 21.Bg5 Ra8 22.f3 h6 23.fxg4 hxg5 24.Nc3 fxg4 25.Kf2 b5 26.g3 Bf6 27.Ke2 Bd8 28.Rb2 Kf7 29.Ra2 Rb8 30.Ra7 Ke7 31.Kd3 Bb6 32.Ra2 Rf8 33.Ra1 Rh8 34.Nf1 Rc8 0-1

Evdokimov,Alexander A (2569) - Bologan,Viktor (2663) [E94]
Moscow Aeroflot op-A1 Moscow (9), 22.02.2008

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 0-0 6.Be2 e5 7.Be3 Nbd7 8.0-0 Re8 9.Qc2 exd4 10.Nxd4 c6 11.Rad1 a6 12.Rfe1 Qc7 13.a3 b5 14.cxb5 cxb5 15.Qd2 Bb7 16.f3 d5 17.exd5 Nb6 18.Rc1 Qd7 19.Nb3 Nfxd5 20.Nc5 Qe7 21.Nxd5 Bxd5 22.Bf2 Qf6 23.b3 Qb2 24.Rc2 Qxa3 25.Rd1 Bf8 26.Bd4 Rad8 27.Ra1 Bxf3 28.Rxa3 Rxe2 29.Qd3 Rxd4 30.Qxd4 Rxc2 31.b4 Bd5 32.Nd3 Rxg2+ 33.Kf1 Nc4 34.Ne5 Rg5 35.Nxc4 Bxc4+ 36.Kf2 Rd5 37.Qb2 Bh6 38.Qb1 Rd2+ 39.Kg3 Bd5 40.Qf1 Bg7 41.Qf4 Rg2+ 42.Kh3 h6 43.Rg3 Rc2 44.Re3 Rc6 45.Kg3 Kh7 46.Qb8 Rc2 47.Rd3 Rg2+ 48.Kf4 Bc4 49.Rd6 Rb2 50.Rxa6 Rxb4 51.Qd6 Rb3 52.Ra3 Rb2 53.Ra8 Rxh2 54.Qd8 h5 55.Kg5 Rg2+ 56.Kf4 Rg4+ 57.Ke3 b4 0-1

Van Beek,Alexander (2338) - Bologan,Viktor (2657) [E94]
EU-Cup 23rd Kemer (3), 05.10.2007

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 0-0 6.Be2 Nbd7 7.0-0 e5 8.Be3 Re8 9.d5 Nh5 10.g3 Bf8 11.b4 Ng7 12.Ne1 f5 13.f3 Be7 14.Nd3 Bg5 15.Bf2 a5 16.a3 Nf6 17.Qc2 fxe4 18.Nxe4 Nxe4 19.fxe4 Bh3 20.Rfd1 Rf8 21.c5 Ne8 22.Bf1 Qd7 23.c6 bxc6 24.Qxc6 Nf6 25.Qxd7 Bxd7 26.h4 Bh6 27.Re1 axb4 28.Nxb4 Bd2 29.Red1 Nxe4 30.Bg2 Rxf2 31.Bxe4 Be3 0-1

Roiz,Michael (2630) - Bologan,Viktor (2657) [E63]
EU-Cup 23rd Kemer (2), 04.10.2007

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 0-0 5.Nc3 d6 6.Nf3 Nc6 7.0-0 a6 8.h3 Bd7 9.e4 e5 10.dxe5 Nxe5 11.Nxe5 dxe5 12.Be3 Be6 13.Qe2 c6 14.Bc5 Re8 15.Rfd1 Qc8 16.Kh2 b5 17.b3 h5 18.h4 Bf8 19.Bxf8 Kxf8 20.c5 a5 21.Rd6 Qc7 22.Rad1 Red8 23.Bh3 Bxh3 24.Kxh3 Ne8 25.R6d2 Ng7 26.Qe3 Rxd2 27.Rxd2 Rd8 28.a4 Rxd2 29.Qxd2 b4 30.Na2 Ne6 31.Nxb4 axb4 32.Qxb4 Qa7 33.a5 Qxc5 34.Qb8+ Ke7 35.a6 Qxf2 36.a7 Qg1 0-1

Feller,Sebastien (2431) - Bologan,Viktor (2658) [E94]
FRA-chT Top 16 Gp Haute France (8.1), 31.05.2007

1.d4 d6 2.Nf3 g6 3.c4 Bg7 4.Nc3 Nf6 5.e4 0-0 6.Be2 e5 7.Be3 Nbd7 8.0-0 Re8 9.d5 Nh5 10.Re1 Bf8 11.Rc1 Ng7 12.Bg5 Be7 13.Bxe7 Rxe7 14.b4 f5 15.c5 Nf6 16.Nd2 f4 17.Nc4 g5 18.g4 h5 19.h3 Nge8 20.Kg2 Rh7 21.Rh1 Qe7 22.f3 Nd7 23.Nb5 Nf8 24.Qg1 b6 25.Qf2 Ng6 26.cxd6 cxd6 27.Nd2 Bd7 28.Rhd1 Nf6 29.Rc7 hxg4 30.hxg4 Nxg4 31.fxg4 f3+ 32.Nxf3 Nf4+ 33.Kf1 Rh1+ 34.Ng1 Nh3 35.Qe3 Rxg1+ 36.Qxg1 Qf6+ 37.Kg2 Nxg1 38.Rf1 Qd8 0-1

Sorokin,Maxim (2517) - Bologan,Viktor (2636) [E62]
RUS-chT Sochi (4), 05.05.2007

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.g3 0-0 5.Bg2 d6 6.d4 Nc6 7.0-0 Rb8 8.e4 Bg4 9.Be3 e5 10.d5 Nd4 11.Bxd4 exd4 12.Qxd4 c5 13.Qd3 Nd7 14.Nd2 f5 15.f4 a6 16.a4 Qb6 17.Qc2 fxe4 18.Ndxe4 Bf5 19.Qd2 h6 20.h3 Nf6 21.Nxf6+ Bxf6 22.g4 Bd7 23.Be4 Qb4 24.Bxg6 Qxc4 25.Kh2 b5 26.axb5 Bxb5 27.Ne4 Bd4 28.Qg2 Qe2 29.Nxd6 Qxg2+ 30.Kxg2 Bxf1+ 31.Rxf1 Rxb2+ 32.Kg3 Rb6 0-1

Roiz,Michael (2605) - Bologan,Viktor (2636) [E63]
EU-ch 8th playoff qual Dresden (1.1), 15.04.2007

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 0-0 5.Nc3 d6 6.Nf3 Nc6 7.0-0 a6 8.d5 Na5 9.b3 c5 10.dxc6 bxc6 11.Bd2 c5 12.Rc1 Bb7 13.Nd5 Nc6 14.Bc3 Nxd5 15.cxd5 Nb4 16.Bxg7 Kxg7 17.Qd2 Nxd5 18.Ng5 e6 19.Rfd1 Qe7 20.Qb2+ Kg8 21.Ne4 f5 22.Nd2 Nb6 23.Bxb7 Qxb7 24.Qc3 Nd5 25.Qf3 Rad8 26.Nc4 Qc7 27.Rd2 Nf6 28.Rdc2 Ne4 29.Nd2 Ng5 30.Qd3 Qb7 31.f3 Nf7 32.Qe3 Rfe8 33.Rc4 Ne5 34.Ra4 Nc6 35.Nc4 Nd4 36.Kf2 e5 37.Nd2 e4 38.f4 Ne6 39.Kg1 d5 40.Qc3 Qb5 41.Re1 Nd4 42.Kf1 e3 43.Nb1 Nxe2 44.Rxe2 d4 45.Qc4+ Qxc4 46.Rxc4 d3 47.Rxc5 dxe2+ 48.Kxe2 Rc8 49.Rxc8 Rxc8 50.Kxe3 Rc2 51.a4 Rxh2 52.Nd2 Kf7 53.b4 Ke6 54.Kd3 Rg2 55.b5 axb5 56.axb5 Rxg3+ 57.Kd4 Kd7 58.Nc4 Rb3 59.Kc5 Rc3 60.Kd4 Rc1 61.Kd5 Kc7 62.Ne5 Kb6 63.Ke6 Rf1 0-1

Werle,Jan (2566) - Bologan,Viktor (2658) [E97]
Corus-B Wijk aan Zee (1), 13.01.2007

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.d4 0-0 6.Be2 e5 7.0-0 Nc6 8.d5 Ne7 9.b4 Nh5 10.Re1 a5 11.bxa5 Rxa5 12.Nd2 Nf4 13.Bf1 Ra8 14.a4 Nh5 15.Ba3 c5 16.dxc6 bxc6 17.Ndb1 c5 18.Nb5 Ra6 19.Ra2 Bh6 20.N1c3 Ng7 21.Nd5 Ne6 22.Bb2 Bg7 23.g3 Nc6 24.Bc3 Ncd4 25.Nxd4 cxd4 26.Bb4 Bb7 27.a5 f5 28.Bg2 Rf7 29.h4 Nc5 30.h5 Nxe4 31.hxg6 hxg6 32.Rxe4 fxe4 33.Bxe4 Qg5 34.Bd2 Qh5 35.Qb1 Kh7 36.Ra3 Bc8 37.g4 Bxg4 38.Rg3 Bf5 39.Rg2 Bxe4 40.Qxe4 Qf5 41.Rh2+ Kg8 42.Qh4 g5 43.Bxg5 Rxa5 44.Rg2 Ra1+ 45.Kh2 Qb1 46.Ne7+ Rxe7 47.Bxe7 Qh1+ 48.Kg3 Qxh4+ 49.Kxh4 d3 50.f3 Kf7 51.Bxd6 Bh6 52.Bb4 Ra4 53.Rb2 Bc1 0-1

Bacrot,Etienne (2705) - Bologan,Viktor (2658) [E94]
World Cup ACP 1st Odessa (1.2), 06.01.2007

1.d4 d6 2.Nf3 g6 3.c4 Bg7 4.Nc3 Nd7 5.e4 e5 6.Be2 Ngf6 7.0-0 0-0 8.Be3 Re8 9.d5 Nh5 10.g3 Bf8 11.Ng5 Ng7 12.f4 exf4 13.gxf4 f6 14.Ne6 Nxe6 15.dxe6 Rxe6 16.Qd5 Nb6 17.Bxb6 axb6 18.Bg4 f5 19.Bxf5 gxf5 20.exf5 c6 21.Qg2+ Kh8 22.fxe6 Bxe6 23.Qe4 Qf6 24.Rae1 Bf5 25.Qe3 Bg7 26.Kh1 Qf7 27.b3 b5 28.cxb5 d5 29.bxc6 bxc6 30.Rg1 d4 31.Rxg7 Qxg7 32.Qe5 0-1

Goloshchapov,Alexander (2558) - Bologan,Viktor (2645) [E97]
EU-Cup 22nd Fuegen (6), 13.10.2006

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 0-0 6.Be2 e5 7.0-0 Nc6 8.d5 Ne7 9.b4 Nh5 10.Re1 a5 11.bxa5 Rxa5 12.Nd2 Nf4 13.Bf1 c5 14.a4 Nh5 15.Ra3 Nf6 16.Nb5 Ra6 17.g3 Nd7 18.Nf3 h6 19.Nh4 g5 20.Nf5 Nxf5 21.exf5 Nf6 22.g4 Bd7 23.Nc3 Re8 24.Bd3 e4 25.Nxe4 Nxe4 26.Rxe4 Bd4 27.Rxe8+ Qxe8 28.Bc2 Rb6 29.Rh3 Rb4 30.Rxh6 Rxc4 31.Bxg5 Bxa4 32.Bxa4 Rxa4 33.Rxd6 Qe4 34.Rd8+ Kh7 35.h3 Ra1 36.Qxa1 Bxa1 37.d6 Bd4 38.Bh4 Qd5 39.d7 b5 0-1

Gonzalez Zamora,Juan Carlos (2521) - Bologan,Viktor (2666) [E97]
Turin ol (Men) 37th Turin (6), 27.05.2006

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 0-0 6.Be2 e5 7.0-0 Nc6 8.d5 Ne7 9.Bg5 Nh5 10.Re1 h6 11.Bd2 Nf4 12.Bxf4 exf4 13.Qd2 g5 14.h3 Ng6 15.Nh2 Ne5 16.Rac1 a6 17.b3 f5 18.exf5 Bxf5 19.Nf3 Qd7 20.Nxe5 Bxe5 21.Bf3 Kh8 22.Ne4 Qg7 23.Qd1 Rae8 24.Rc2 Re7 25.Rce2 Qg6 26.Nc5 h5 27.Ne6 Bxe6 28.dxe6 g4 29.Bxb7 f3 30.Rxe5 dxe5 31.Rxe5 Rxe6 32.Qd4 Rxe5 33.Qxe5+ Rf6 34.Be4 Qh6 35.Qxc7 Qc1+ 36.Kh2 Qf4+ 37.Qxf4 Rxf4 38.Bb7 fxg2 39.Kxg2 gxh3+ 40.Kxh3 Rxf2 41.a4 a5 42.c5 Rc2 43.Kh4 Rxc5 44.Bf3 Rc3 45.Bxh5 Rxb3 46.Kg5 Kg7 47.Kf5 Re3 48.Kf4 Re1 49.Bf3 Kf6 50.Bc6 Ke6 51.Bb5 Kd5 52.Bd7 Kd4 53.Bb5 Re3 54.Bd7 Re7 55.Bb5 Rf7+ 56.Kg3 Kc3 57.Kg2 Kb3 58.Kg3 Rf8 59.Bc6 Rf1 60.Kg2 Ra1 0-1

Sokolov,Ivan (2689) - Bologan,Viktor (2661) [E70]
Poikovsky Karpov 7th Poikovsky (6), 24.03.2006

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Bd3 0-0 6.Nge2 a6 7.0-0 Nbd7 8.h3 c5 9.Be3 b6 10.a4 cxd4 11.Nxd4 Bb7 12.a5 Nc5 13.axb6 Qxb6 14.Qb1 Rfc8 15.Bc2 Qd8 16.Rd1 Ncd7 17.Bd3 e6 18.Nb3 a5 19.Bf1 a4 20.Nd4 Nc5 21.e5 Nfe4 22.exd6 a3 23.Nxe4 Bxe4 24.Qa2 axb2 25.Qxb2 Rxa1 26.Qxa1 Qxd6 27.Nb5 Qb8 28.Qa2 Bf8 29.Qe2 Bc6 30.Bd4 Nd7 31.Ba1 e5 32.Qe3 Bc5 33.Qg3 Re8 34.Re1 Qb6 35.Bd3 Ra8 36.Bb2 Ra2 37.Re2 Qa5 38.Kh2 Qb4 39.Bc3 Qb3 40.Bxe5 Rxe2 41.Bxe2 Qa2 42.Nc3 Qb2 43.Qg5 Nxe5 44.Qxe5 Bxf2 45.Qf6 Qb8+ 46.Kh1 Bxg2+ 0-1

Huzman,Alexander (2573) - Bologan,Viktor (2661) [E93]
Moscow Aeroflot op-A Moscow (7), 14.02.2006

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 0-0 6.Be2 e5 7.Be3 Ng4 8.Bg5 f6 9.Bh4 g5 10.Bg3 Nh6 11.d5 Nd7 12.Nd2 f5 13.f3 Nf6 14.h3 fxe4 15.Ndxe4 Nf5 16.Bf2 Nxe4 17.Nxe4 c5 18.Qd2 h6 19.0-0-0 a6 20.g4 Nh4 21.Bxh4 gxh4 22.Bd3 Rf4 23.Kb1 Rb8 24.Qe2 Qe7 25.a3 Bd7 26.Ka2 b5 27.b3 Kh8 28.Rb1 Be8 29.Rhd1 Qd8 30.Rb2 Qd7 31.Rdb1 Bf7 32.b4 cxb4 33.Rxb4 Rf8 34.R4b3 Bg8 35.Rf1 Qc7 36.Rc3 Qb6 37.Bb1 Qa5 38.Rfc1 bxc4 39.Nxd6 e4 40.Nxc4 exf3 41.Rxf3 Qxd5 42.Rxf4 Rxf4 43.Bd3 Rd4 44.Rd1 Qb5 0-1

Matamoros Franco,Carlos S (2501) - Bologan,Viktor (2682) [E63]
FIDE World Cup Khanty Mansiysk (1.1), 27.11.2005

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 0-0 5.0-0 d6 6.d4 Nc6 7.Nc3 Rb8 8.b3 a6 9.d5 Na5 10.Bd2 c5 11.dxc6 Nxc6 12.Rc1 Bf5 13.Ne1 Qd7 14.Nd3 Bh3 15.Bxh3 Qxh3 16.Nf4 Qd7 17.Nfd5 Nxd5 18.Nxd5 e6 19.Nb6 Qd8 20.Be3 Ne7 21.f3 d5 22.cxd5 exd5 23.Bc5 Re8 24.e3 d4 25.Bxd4 Nf5 26.Bxg7 Qxb6 27.Bd4 Qa5 28.Rf2 Rbd8 29.Rd2 Nxd4 30.exd4 h5 31.Kg2 Rd5 32.Rc5 Rxc5 33.dxc5 Qxc5 34.Rd8 Rxd8 35.Qxd8+ Kg7 36.Qd2 b5 37.Qb2+ Kg8 38.b4 Qe3 39.h4 Qe1 40.f4 Qe4+ 41.Kf2 Qd3 42.Qb3 Qd2+ 43.Kf3 Kg7 44.Ke4 Kf6 45.a3 Ke7 46.Qe3 Qxe3+ 47.Kxe3 Kf6 48.Ke4 Ke6 49.Kd4 Kf5 50.Kc5 Kg4 51.Kb6 Kxg3 52.Kxa6 Kxf4 53.Kxb5 g5 54.Ka6 gxh4 55.b5 h3 56.b6 h2 57.b7 h1Q 58.b8Q+ Kf5 59.Qc8+ Kf6 60.Qd8+ Ke6 61.Qc8+ Kd6 62.Qf8+ Ke5 63.Qe7+ Kd4 64.Qf6+ Ke3 65.Qe5+ Qe4 66.Qxh5 f5 67.Qh3+ Kd2 68.Qh2+ Kc3 69.Kb5 f4 70.Qh8+ Kb3 71.Qf8 f3 72.Qf7+ Kxa3 73.Qf8+ Kb2 74.Qf6+ Kc2 75.Ka6 Qd5 76.Qf4 Kd3 77.Qg3 Qc4+ 78.Ka7 Qc5+ 79.Ka8 Qd5+ 80.Ka7 Ke2 81.Qg4 Kd3 82.Qg3 Qd4+ 83.Ka6 Ke2 84.Qh3 f2 85.Qh5+ Ke1 86.Qa5+ Kd1 87.Qh5+ Kc2 88.Qe2+ Kc3 89.Kb7 Qg7+ 0-1

Krush,Irina (2444) - Bologan,Viktor (2700) [E94]
Canadian op Edmonton (9), 16.07.2005

1.d4 d6 2.Nf3 g6 3.c4 Bg7 4.Nc3 Nd7 5.e4 e5 6.Be2 Ngf6 7.0-0 0-0 8.d5 Nh5 9.Be3 Re8 10.g3 Bf8 11.Ne1 Ng7 12.Nd3 f5 13.f3 a5 14.a3 Nc5 15.Qc2 Nh5 16.Nxc5 f4 17.Ne6 Bxe6 18.dxe6 fxe3 19.Qd3 Ng7 20.Qxe3 Nxe6 21.Kh1 c6 22.Rad1 Qc7 23.Rd3 Be7 24.h4 Rf8 25.Rfd1 Rf7 26.Bf1 Raf8 27.Ne2 Nc5 28.Rc3 Qb6 29.b3 Rxf3 30.Qxf3 Rxf3 31.Rxf3 Nxe4 32.Kg2 Nf6 33.Nc1 e4 34.Rf4 Qe3 35.Be2 d5 36.cxd5 cxd5 37.Rff1 Bd6 38.Rxf6 Qxg3+ 39.Kf1 Qh3+ 0-1

David,Alberto (2573) - Bologan,Viktor (2683) [E94]
Moscow Aeroflot op-A Moscow (4), 18.02.2005

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 0-0 6.Be2 e5 7.Be3 Ng4 8.Bg5 f6 9.Bh4 Nd7 10.0-0 Nh6 11.d5 g5 12.Bg3 f5 13.exf5 Nxf5 14.Nd2 Nd4 15.Nde4 Nxe2+ 16.Qxe2 h6 17.b4 Nf6 18.h3 Bf5 19.Rfe1 Qd7 20.a3 Qf7 21.Nxf6+ Qxf6 22.c5 Qg6 23.Rac1 h5 24.Kh1 Rf7 25.f3 Raf8 26.Rcd1 g4 27.fxg4 hxg4 28.h4 Bf6 29.Ne4 Be7 30.cxd6 cxd6 31.Qd3 Qh7 32.Kg1 Bg6 0-1

Shipov,Sergei (2588) - Bologan,Viktor (2669) [E94]
RUS Fed Internet Cup Final 5' chessassistantclub.com INT (19), 28.12.2004

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 0-0 6.Be2 e5 7.Be3 Nbd7 8.0-0 Re8 9.d5 Ng4 10.Bd2 a5 11.Ne1 Nh6 12.Nd3 f5 13.exf5 Nxf5 14.Ne4 Nf6 15.Bg5 Nd4 16.Bxf6 Bxf6 17.Bg4 Bf5 18.f3 Bg7 19.Ndf2 h5 20.Bh3 Bh6 21.Re1 Rf8 22.b3 b6 23.Ng3 Qh4 24.Nxf5 gxf5 25.g3 Qf6 26.Qd3 Kh8 27.Rf1 Rg8 28.Kh1 Raf8 29.Rad1 Bg5 30.f4 Bh6 31.Bg2 Bg7 32.fxe5 dxe5 33.Rde1 e4 34.Qd1 Qh6 35.Nh3 Be5 36.Nf4 h4 37.Ne6 hxg3 38.h3 Nxe6 39.dxe6 Rg7 40.Qd5 Bc3 41.Rxf5 Rxf5 42.Qxf5 Rg5 43.Qxe4 Re5 44.Qxe5+ Bxe5 45.e7 Qe6 46.e8Q+ Qxe8 47.Bd5 Qh5 48.Kg2 Qg5 49.Re4 Qd2+ 50.Kf3 Qf2+ 51.Kg4 g2 52.Rxe5 g1Q+ 53.Kh5 Qff1 54.Re8+ Kg7 55.Re7+ Kf6 56.Re6+ Kf5 57.Kh6 Qg5+ 58.Kh7 Qxh3+ 59.Rh6 Qhxh6# 0-1

Van Wely,Loek (2680) - Bologan,Viktor (2663) [E94]
EU-ch Internet final playchess.com INT (1.2), 07.11.2004

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 0-0 6.Be2 e5 7.0-0 exd4 8.Nxd4 Re8 9.f3 Nc6 10.Be3 Nh5 11.Qd2 Nf4 12.Nxc6 Nxe2+ 13.Nxe2 bxc6 14.Bd4 c5 15.Bxg7 Kxg7 16.Nc3 Be6 17.b3 f6 18.f4 Bd7 19.Rae1 Bc6 20.h4 Qd7 21.f5 Re5 22.g4 Rae8 23.Qf4 gxf5 24.gxf5 Kh8 25.Rf3 Rg8+ 26.Kf2 Ree8 27.Ree3 Qf7 28.Qh6 Qg7 29.Qxg7+ Rxg7 30.Rg3 Kg8 31.h5 Kf7 32.h6 Rg5 33.Rxg5 fxg5 34.Kf3 Kf6 35.Nd1 Re5 36.Kg3 Rxe4 37.Rxe4 Bxe4 38.Nc3 Kxf5 39.Nb5 Bb1 40.a4 a5 41.Nxc7 Bc2 42.Nb5 Ke5 43.Kg4 Bxb3 44.Kxg5 Bxc4 0-1

  
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Re: CHESS STARS new KID book for BLACK
Reply #19 - 05/21/09 at 19:48:51
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Markovich wrote on 05/21/09 at 18:52:37:
The bottom line is no, I don't think that Bologan will recommend 9...Re8.


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Re: CHESS STARS new KID book for BLACK
Reply #18 - 05/21/09 at 18:54:38
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Let us firstly examine Bologan's score on the Black side of the KID:

in Mega 2008 there are 221 games played by Bologan and he scores:

+84 =70 -67

Against 2600++ opposition he scores:

+11 =25 -28

Shall we grant him a permit for writing a book  Huh

Perhaps the title should be "Unkill the KID"  Cheesy
  
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Reply #17 - 05/21/09 at 18:52:37
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TonyRo wrote on 05/21/09 at 17:33:11:
Yeah, that's my guess as well. Lame. Any guesses as to the recommendations of Mr. Bologan? I'd say given the release of KILL the KID, and it's diatribe on the previous handling of the 9...Re8 line by White, I'd think 9...Re8 against the 4PA might be a good guess. Looking in my database, Bologan has played nearly all of the legal choices against White's various choices in the Classical, so it's anyone's guess as to what's happening there. Against the Fianchetto Variation, he's preferred the Panno (6...Nc6), against the Samisch he's played nearly everything as well. Tough to guess!  Angry


White's problem with 9...Ra8 is not its theoretical adequacy, but the difficulty of booking up against the host of ways that White can handle it, as compared to the frequency with which it occurs.  It's the same reason that you don't see the other Four Pawns Attack more against Alekhine's.

I don't join Semkov in his condemnation of White's previous methods of play after 9...Re8 10.e5 dxe5 11.fxe5 Ng4; I think that White gets interesting play after both 12.Bg5 and 12.0-0.  Perhaps there is no theoretical advantage there, but that doesn't matter much for the practical reason I mentioned.  But Semkov at least offers another arrow for White's quiver, and that's why I intend to look at his 10.e6 idea very carefully.

The very best thing that you can hope for as a ~2250 when playing against a ~2450 is that he will give you a chance to show your stuff in such a sharp and theoretical line as 9...Re8.  Or the Moscow Gambit, for that matter, or similar lines.  So I think a good recipe for Elo improvement is to put very sharp systems in your repertoire and play up.  The smart ones won't let you have a very theoretical line, of course, but that's chess.

The bottom line is no, I don't think that Bologan will recommend 9...Re8.
  

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Re: CHESS STARS new KID book for BLACK
Reply #16 - 05/21/09 at 17:33:11
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Yeah, that's my guess as well. Lame. Any guesses as to the recommendations of Mr. Bologan? I'd say given the release of KILL the KID, and it's diatribe on the previous handling of the 9...Re8 line by White, I'd think 9...Re8 against the 4PA might be a good guess. Looking in my database, Bologan has played nearly all of the legal choices against White's various choices in the Classical, so it's anyone's guess as to what's happening there. Against the Fianchetto Variation, he's preferred the Panno (6...Nc6), against the Samisch he's played nearly everything as well. Tough to guess!  Angry
  
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Reply #15 - 05/21/09 at 16:58:12
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TonyRo wrote on 05/21/09 at 16:20:33:
I would think that since he's been quite silent thus far, we're probably not gonna get anything out of him until the book is announced on their site.

Humorously, NASA just started blocking the Chess Stars website for the reasons of "Adult Material, Sexual Content, Violence." Oh, automated website blocking systems, how wrong and hilarious you can be.  Grin


That, I suspect, is what you get when you post "KILL the KID!"  NASA merely agrees with Golubev.
  

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I would think that since he's been quite silent thus far, we're probably not gonna get anything out of him until the book is announced on their site.

Humorously, NASA just started blocking the Chess Stars website for the reasons of "Adult Material, Sexual Content, Violence." Oh, automated website blocking systems, how wrong and hilarious you can be.  Grin
  
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Reply #13 - 05/21/09 at 14:48:19
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Mr. Semkov, can you please give us some information about your new KID book?

I would very appreciate your answer!
  
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Reply #12 - 05/18/09 at 14:01:42
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Silly me.  But I doubt if I will comment in much more detail, since people should have to buy the book to see the details of the analysis.
  

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Reply #11 - 05/17/09 at 22:20:09
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Markovich wrote on 05/17/09 at 18:09:03:
Well to come back to the topic, I just received this book from NIC, and I think it's pretty neat.  It's not your usual chess book, though, because it consists very substantially of original analysis by Semkov.  It compares in that respect to Monson's excellent work on the Belgrade.  I think it may have some of the same weaknesses, though, such as overly-long sequences of analysis before reaching a conclusion.  That is a hallmark of computer-based analysis.  Long analysis is likely to be wrong analysis, as the saying goes.

Nevertheless, I haven't examined it at all deeply, and so I'm not prepared to dispute any of its conclusions.  For all I know, it's an absolute refutation of the KID.  Certainly it is a nice edition, the English is fairly good (sometimes an issue with Chess Stars books) and the chess ideas are both attractive and provocative.  It's a Romantic (mid-19th-Century-style) interpretation of White's side of this system.  The emphasis is always on activity.

The main theoretical contribution is, after 9...Re8 in the main line, a new analysis of 10.e5 dxe5 11.fxe5 Ng4 12.e6!? fxe6 13.d6, with White's play continuing somewhat more slowly that you might expect, and the claim that White has a long-term strategic advantage.  That's interesting, to say the least.  I do think that, perhaps to sell his new idea, Semko deprecates 12.Bg5 and 12.0-0 a little more than he should, since I think that Black has no easy task along those paths, either.

Against 9...Bg4 10.0-0 Nbd7, Semkov advocates the old 11.h3, based on some new ideas, rather than the more recent and more widely accepted 11.Re1.

Against 6...Na6, he advocates 7.Bd3 and claims advantage for White, again based on some new ideas.  I haven't checked his analyses, but I can't disagree that 7.Bd3 is likely to be objectively best, since I rely on it myself, to the exclusion of other alternatives.

A useful feature of this book is that it contains an extended discussion of how to play against the Modern move order and also against the Old Indian.  So if you buy all the new ideas, it forms a complete repertoire against the KID and related formations.


Well you are still off topic  Grin

I think you meant this for the other thread on the 4 Pawns Attack (Kill the K.I.D), but I would urge that you do not re post this there unless you can add some further meat to the bare bones. as an extensive TOC already exists online.

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Reply #10 - 05/17/09 at 18:09:03
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Well to come back to the topic, I just received this book from NIC, and I think it's pretty neat.  It's not your usual chess book, though, because it consists very substantially of original analysis by Semkov.  It compares in that respect to Monson's excellent work on the Belgrade.  I think it may have some of the same weaknesses, though, such as overly-long sequences of analysis before reaching a conclusion.  That is a hallmark of computer-based analysis.  Long analysis is likely to be wrong analysis, as the saying goes.

Nevertheless, I haven't examined it at all deeply, and so I'm not prepared to dispute any of its conclusions.  For all I know, it's an absolute refutation of the KID.  Certainly it is a nice edition, the English is fairly good (sometimes an issue with Chess Stars books) and the chess ideas are both attractive and provocative.  It's a Romantic (mid-19th-Century-style) interpretation of White's side of this system.  The emphasis is always on activity.

The main theoretical contribution is, after 9...Re8 in the main line, a new analysis of 10.e5 dxe5 11.fxe5 Ng4 12.e6!? fxe6 13.d6, with White's play continuing somewhat more slowly that you might expect, and the claim that White has a long-term strategic advantage.  That's interesting, to say the least.  I do think that, perhaps to sell his new idea, Semko deprecates 12.Bg5 and 12.0-0 a little more than he should, since I think that Black has no easy task along those paths, either.

Against 9...Bg4 10.0-0 Nbd7, Semkov advocates the old 11.h3, based on some new ideas, rather than the more recent and more widely accepted 11.Re1.

Against 6...Na6, he advocates 7.Bd3 and claims advantage for White, again based on some new ideas.  I haven't checked his analyses, but I can't disagree that 7.Bd3 is likely to be objectively best, since I rely on it myself, to the exclusion of other alternatives.

A useful feature of this book is that it contains an extended discussion of how to play against the Modern move order and also against the Old Indian.  So if you buy all the new ideas, it forms a complete repertoire against the KID and related formations.
  

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Re: CHESS STARS new KID book for BLACK
Reply #9 - 05/17/09 at 07:01:48
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Smyslov_Fan wrote on 05/17/09 at 04:33:28:
As a player of the white side, I too would like to see more 7....Nc6 lines!

I've just revamped my own opening repertoire to include 9.Nd2.  It seems that 9.Ne1 doesn't score very much anymore (+2300 level), and 9.b4 has been researched almost to death.

I figure if I was having so much trouble gaining advantages after 7...Nc6, it might be time to reward the classical KID (E97-99) with an opening repertoire for this millenium.


There's still plenty of room for experimentation after 9.Ne1 (ie: early g4 lines, and there's always the Nd3 variation chosen by Ivanchuk against Cheparinov).

In the 9. Nd2 variation white needs to improve on the game Kramnik - Van Wely, where black equalized easily, unless I've missed it. 9...a5 10. a3 Bd7 11. b3 c6 12. Bb2 (here is probably where white needs to find something better, both 12. Rb1 and 12. Ra2 have been tried, albeit with mixed success, 12. Rb1 being the better of the two in practice) Bh6 13. Kh1 c5! and black was doing fine.

9. b4 has definitely run aground as of late from what I've seen. The ball is definitely in white's court, and he needs something better than what's been tried on move 13 (in the main line of 9...Nh5 10. Re1 f5 11. Ng5 Nf6 12. f3 Kh8) to date. Maybe 10. g3 deserves more attention than it has gotten, but black has been fine there, too.
  

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Reply #8 - 05/17/09 at 04:33:28
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As a player of the white side, I too would like to see more 7....Nc6 lines!

I've just revamped my own opening repertoire to include 9.Nd2.  It seems that 9.Ne1 doesn't score very much anymore (+2300 level), and 9.b4 has been researched almost to death.

I figure if I was having so much trouble gaining advantages after 7...Nc6, it might be time to reward the classical KID (E97-99) with an opening repertoire for this millenium.