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Re: ChessBase KID DVD by Bologan?
Reply #26 - 07/25/12 at 17:27:12
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Does he cover 10.g3 in the KID Bayonet? That is,

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.g3.
  
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Re: ChessBase KID DVD by Bologan?
Reply #25 - 07/15/12 at 18:14:04
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Here I am, having bought the book ages ago, and very much enjoying Bologan's French DVD (unfortunately philidor and Sicilians are less good).

So should I still get DVD after 2 years?

It makes a difference having ideas EXPLAINED, I must say...

Thx for the replies...  Cool
  
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Re: ChessBase KID DVD by Bologan?
Reply #24 - 02/14/10 at 22:08:47
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ChessMonkey wrote on 02/08/10 at 21:05:56:
Whole-heartedly agree with TN and others on this one, buy the BOOK! I have both the Bologan DVD and the book and the book is very thorough (it would have to be!); I hardly look at the DVD any more.


i agree the dvd feels to dry when you compare to the book as many lines is not their on the dvd. But still I rather look at Victors video than The humble WORLD CHAMPION Rustam K, who really shows no interest at all in chess. Rustam talks about the gambitline of you know which against the samisch, but i still hate to turn the dvd on becuase the is not one gram of love in RK material, but being World champion is of course cool. Cheesy Cheesy
  
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Re: ChessBase KID DVD by Bologan?
Reply #23 - 02/08/10 at 21:05:56
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Whole-heartedly agree with TN and others on this one, buy the BOOK! I have both the Bologan DVD and the book and the book is very thorough (it would have to be!); I hardly look at the DVD any more.
  
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Re: ChessBase KID DVD by Bologan?
Reply #22 - 02/08/10 at 10:15:27
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@kstevens  Buy the book, if you want one item! The DVD is more fun and contains more flashy lines, but for soid geniun chess one have to read the perfect!! book.

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Re: ChessBase KID DVD by Bologan?
Reply #21 - 02/08/10 at 04:44:14
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Generally speaking, a good book contains more information on an opening that any DVD can provide, so I'll advocate the book. Some people learn much more effectively from the interactive and audio aspects of a DVD, e.g. auditory learners, but even then I would recommend the book.
  

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Re: ChessBase KID DVD by Bologan?
Reply #20 - 02/08/10 at 03:29:02
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I'm interested in getting only one of these items from Bologan. Just a quick question. Which would be the better one to get since I only have the money for one or the other?
I am a club/tournament player if that makes a difference.

I would also like a KID repertoire that covers strategies of the defense as well. I heard the book does a good job at explaining these. Does the DVD do the same?

The King’s Indian: A Complete Black Repertoire by Victor Bologan book

or

The King’s Indian Defense Chess Opening DVD
  
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Re: ChessBase KID DVD by Bologan?
Reply #19 - 11/30/09 at 09:12:33
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ChessMonkey wrote on 10/18/09 at 23:18:28:
Well, I've been thru the first few chapters (just finished the 4 Pawns Attack) and, at least for my KID repertoire, I'm disappointed, though I've learned a few things.  It was deflating to hear him say in the intro that he does NOT intend to cover the same lines as in his book (except for the fianchetto line) and, in the lines covered so far (sidelines, Saemisch and 4PA), there is no overlap with what I play Cry


one thing to look at, it does prevent redundancy.  more information is always good. 

is it safe to assume that the dvd are for club players and the book is for higher rated players? 

this might be a silly question, which is better Bologan's dvd or Martin's 2nd edition dvd on the KID?   
  
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Re: ChessBase KID DVD by Bologan?
Reply #18 - 10/20/09 at 16:16:17
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In the introduction Bologan also says there is no White variation missing. But in the chapter about h3-systems after the moves 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.h3 he advocates 5...Nbd7 6.Nf3 e5 7.d5 Nc5 followed by a5 and sometimes h5 and Bh6 delaying castling.

I haven´t found any mention of the alternate and common White moveorder 5.Nf3 0-0 6.h3 after which his recommendation above isn´t possible any more. This is quite unfortunate because starting with CBM 132 there is a series of articles by the h3-guru Krasenkow offering exactly this moveorder. I hope this is not intentional...  Wink
  
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Re: ChessBase KID DVD by Bologan?
Reply #17 - 10/19/09 at 18:03:29
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kylemeister wrote on 10/18/09 at 20:00:55:
Well, that would be quite a claim, to say that nothing is playable against the Fianchetto except (certain subvariations of) the Panno (/Yugoslav).


You are right of course. In the introduction of this DVD Bologan explains that he tried to avoid repeating the material of his book except for the Fianchetto where he says ...Nc6 is the "strongest" line for black.

My translation of this into "no playable alternative" was a slight exaggeration.  Wink

Is the DVD worth the price compared to the book? I think so because while there is much much less material here, Bologan has some interesting suggestions to offer in case I don´t like his book recommendations. And am to lazy to work these cases out by myself of course.  Grin
  
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Re: ChessBase KID DVD by Bologan?
Reply #16 - 10/19/09 at 07:47:10
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A pity he does not cover the same lines as it would be a perfect addition to his book.
normaly a dvd is good to highlight some important ideas, it would have been  a perfect combination Cry
  
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Re: ChessBase KID DVD by Bologan?
Reply #15 - 10/19/09 at 01:25:04
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The King's Indian A Complete Black Repertoire by Victor Bologan
(New in Chess: $ 28,95)

Fritz Trainer Viktor Bologan The King’s Indian
(Chess Base: 27,50 € )

Is the DVD really worth the price?

  

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Re: ChessBase KID DVD by Bologan?
Reply #14 - 10/18/09 at 23:18:28
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Well, I've been thru the first few chapters (just finished the 4 Pawns Attack) and, at least for my KID repertoire, I'm disappointed, though I've learned a few things.  It was deflating to hear him say in the intro that he does NOT intend to cover the same lines as in his book (except for the fianchetto line) and, in the lines covered so far (sidelines, Saemisch and 4PA), there is no overlap with what I play Cry
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Re: ChessBase KID DVD by Bologan?
Reply #13 - 10/18/09 at 20:00:55
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Well, that would be quite a claim, to say that nothing is playable against the Fianchetto except (certain subvariations of) the Panno (/Yugoslav).
  
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Re: ChessBase KID DVD by Bologan?
Reply #12 - 10/18/09 at 17:33:24
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Hi Bibs,

I agree with you about Chessbase here....

A short TOC for you and others interested:

After 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 he proposes the following lines:

- 3.Nc3 Lg7 4.Bg5 d6 6.e3 c6
- 3.Nc3 Lg7 4.e4 d6 5.h3 Nbd7
- 3.Nc3 Lg7 4.e4 d6 5.Bd3 0-0 6.Nge2 a6
- 3.Nc3 Lg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nge2 Nbd7
- 3.Nc3 Lg7 4.e4 d6 5.f3 0-0 followed by a6, Nbd7 and c5
- 3.Nc3 Lg7 4.e4 d6 5.f4 0-0 6.Nf3 Na6
- 3.Nc3 Lg7 4.e4 d6 5.Be2 0-0 6.Bg5 Na6
- 3.Nc3 Lg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 0-0 6.Be2 e5 7.de5 de5 8.Qd8 Rd8 9.Bg5 Rf8
- 3.Nc3 Lg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 0-0 6.Be2 e5 7.Be3 Nbd7 8.0-0 Re8
- 3.Nc3 Lg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 0-0 6.Be2 e5 7.d5 a5
- 3.Nc3 Lg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 0-0 6.Be2 e5 7.0-0 Nc6
- 3.Nf3 Lg7 4.g3 0-0 5.Bg2 d6 6.0-0 Nc6 7.Nc3 a6

There are also chapters about the Fianchetto without c4 and Reti-setups without d4.

In the introduction he says there is not much overlap with his book except for the Fianchetto because here he sees no playable alternative. Vs. the Bayonet for example he offers 9.b4 c6 from his game against Bosiocic from this year.

I haven´t checked every chapter but all in all it goes from basic to slightly advanced, e. g. when he transposes to Hedgehog positions after a black …c5xd4, e6, b6 and Bb7 without much explanation what black should do.
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Re: ChessBase KID DVD by Bologan?
Reply #11 - 10/18/09 at 12:42:07
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Realise a bit of a pain in the @rse to do so, but could anyone give an idea which lines are covered.

ChessBase are rubbish and don't say what's on there.
Fair enough for a Martin/Davies 'this week it's...' jobbie but with a Bologan product a TOC would certainly shift a few more copies one would think.

Could anyone perchance provide an idea as to what Mr Bologan looks at? Key: classical, fianchetto.
  
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Re: ChessBase KID DVD by Bologan?
Reply #10 - 10/15/09 at 18:28:27
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Mine is set to arrive tomorrow (also got the first 2 volumes of Karsten Mueller's endgame DVD's coming in the same order Grin); I have Bologan's book so the DVD should be a nice compliment to it (or so I hope!)
  
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Re: ChessBase KID DVD by Bologan?
Reply #9 - 10/13/09 at 18:08:09
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I received it today. Could only take a short look - it makes a good impression on first sight.
  
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Re: ChessBase KID DVD by Bologan?
Reply #7 - 10/03/09 at 00:08:26
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Perhaps they were just looking at what Bologan was wearing.

Suggest the tanktop is entirely appropriate for the Caro Kann, (no doubt sensible slacks and carpet slippers off camera) but one would hope for a sartorial something a little more lively for the KID. Perhaps they can team up with Queer Eye for a Straight Guy to sort things out.

Top player and a reliable guide who doesn't appear to hold back. Unlike many recent chessbase DVDs, looks like it may be a worthy purchase.
  
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Reply #6 - 10/02/09 at 22:25:53
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Anders wrote on 07/30/09 at 17:38:58:
Hi.
The Chess-Base web-shop has just released a DVD on Caro-Kann by  Bologan.

http://www.chessbase.com/shop/product.asp?pid=449

If one look at the first sample screen-shot, it seems however there perhaps could come an additional DVD on another opening by Bologan soon...

Cheers / Anders


Hi again.

Now take a look at the third screenshot from the link to the KID DVD in the ChessBase shop

http://www.chessbase.com/shop/product.asp?pid=469

They do seem to have some difficulty keeping KID and Caro-Kann apart at ChessBase ...  Roll Eyes

Cheers / Anders
  
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Reply #5 - 10/02/09 at 19:02:18
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The DVD by Bologan is now available.
  

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Re: ChessBase KID DVD by Bologan?
Reply #4 - 08/04/09 at 13:25:25
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I had the chance to talk to the man himself (Bologan/0 during the recent Greek Club Ch in Kallithea and he told me that he has done all the videos for his KID DVD and that he reccomends different things that these in his book. So, it looks that together with his book, his DVD will be a good KID repertoire for all levels.
  
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Reply #3 - 08/02/09 at 20:17:30
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The picture is correct. The text is wrong, it should say...

"In his first six videos you will find recommendations for use against side lines (1. d4, 2.d3, 2.Nc3, 3.f3), the Exchange Variation, the Panov system and the e4-c4-system (holding back with d4)."

The first video is a very long one  Cheesy
  

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Reply #2 - 07/31/09 at 17:17:44
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I hope so, I thought i heard his book was pretty good.
  

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Reply #1 - 07/30/09 at 19:13:48
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Yup, it's starting to look that way! That would definitely be a DVD worth getting.

That's a pretty funny bungling of images too!  Grin

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07/30/09 at 17:38:58
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Hi.
The Chess-Base web-shop has just released a DVD on Caro-Kann by  Bologan.

http://www.chessbase.com/shop/product.asp?pid=449

If one look at the first sample screen-shot, it seems however there perhaps could come an additional DVD on another opening by Bologan soon...

Cheers / Anders
  
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