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Re: Dismantling the Sicilian
Reply #12 - 05/29/09 at 22:32:56
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Milen, how much do you acually remember during a game from a repertoire book like the Khalifman-Series?
I think if yo focu on lines, which are really played, it coulb be quite good, Nunns BTS and Experts vs sicilian were also very good books
  
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Re: Dismantling the Sicilian
Reply #11 - 05/26/09 at 04:24:03
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Hmm. It's difficult to please everyone. Chess opening books are either too complex (like Khalifman series) or too basic (like Starting Out series). Also, even the most complete books have omissions.

I've seen the spanish edition. Looked very nice and I liked most of the choices of lines. I think this book has a market.
  

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Re: Dismantling the Sicilian
Reply #10 - 05/25/09 at 21:31:58
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I agree that these books can not cover everything but there are certain ommisions there. Look for example the chapter on Rauzer in Experts vs Sicilian. Do u think that the coverage of the 6...Qb6 is full? I do not think so. If you have doubts check the Open Sicilian section for subscribers where i shared my analysis. With my full respect to the authors and editors I do not think that it is possible to offer a complete repertoire in just 200 or so pages. For overview purposes it is OK, but no more.
  
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Re: Dismantling the Sicilian
Reply #9 - 05/25/09 at 21:15:39
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MilenPetrov wrote on 05/25/09 at 20:44:52:
Frankly speaking I am pesimistic about this book. How one can offer a full complete repertoire based on Open sicilians in only about 300 pages... Looks like this will be an overview for beginners to intermediate players, but not in depth coverage.
I have the spanish version of the book and for me it is nothing more than a selection of well (but not very good) commented games. Nothing new there. If the nw edition will be in the same quality then no idea to go for this book.


It's interesting that there now seems to be an expectation that any repertoire book must be encyclopedic in nature and have many hundreds of pages, if not multiple volumes.

It might be noted that "Experts versus the Sicilian" (2nd edition) and Nunn and Gallagher's "Beating the Sicilian 3" both had a page count in the 220s (though the former had a larger format).  
  
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Re: Dismantling the Sicilian
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Frankly speaking I am pesimistic about this book. How one can offer a full complete repertoire based on Open sicilians in only about 300 pages... Looks like this will be an overview for beginners to intermediate players, but not in depth coverage.
I have the spanish version of the book and for me it is nothing more than a selection of well (but not very good) commented games. Nothing new there. If the nw edition will be in the same quality then no idea to go for this book.
  
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Re: Dismantling the Sicilian
Reply #7 - 05/25/09 at 12:48:12
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Against the Najdorf English attack with 6.Be3
against the dragon : Yougoslav Attack 9.Bc4
against Schveschnikov: 9.Bxf6
Rauzer against the classical

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Re: Dismantling the Sicilian
Reply #6 - 05/25/09 at 09:11:19
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It's a repertoire based on the English Attack.
  

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Re: Dismantling the Sicilian
Reply #5 - 05/22/09 at 16:43:47
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What did he recommend?
  
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Re: Dismantling the Sicilian
Reply #4 - 05/20/09 at 10:13:52
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I have seen the first edition in spanish and liked it very much, so
a very interesting book to look for
  
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Re: Dismantling the Sicilian
Reply #3 - 05/20/09 at 09:49:29
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This is second edition (revised)
  

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Re: Dismantling the Sicilian
Reply #2 - 05/20/09 at 07:13:58
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I don't know yet. However, given the publishing house and their pretty good quality works released so far, I think there'll be some new things for the English version.
  

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Re: Dismantling the Sicilian
Reply #1 - 05/20/09 at 02:10:25
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Is it updated or just translated?
  
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Dismantling the Sicilian
05/20/09 at 02:03:34
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Dismantling the Sicilian: A Complete Repertoire for White
by Jesus De La Villa.

This will be published by New In Chess in November. It promises to be interesting although his record against the Scheveningen is not very good. Still, it'll be another arrow in White players' quiver.
  

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