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Poll Question: Among all lines in Spanish the Modern/Deffered Steinitz is:
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passive but with less theory    
  14 (19.4%)
solid but not a play for win    
  13 (18.1%)
active (specify why)    
  5 (6.9%)
recommended (specify why)    
  5 (6.9%)
not recommneded (write why)    
  8 (11.1%)
cuts down a load of theory    
  15 (20.8%)
White has an edge (where)    
  12 (16.7%)




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Reply #26 - 02/07/11 at 15:02:30
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Markovich wrote on 11/09/09 at 14:43:20:
Bibs wrote on 11/09/09 at 14:16:34:
Might have been interesting but look who is writing it.

Expect something half-baked with lots of references to his wife.

Pity.


In fairness to Taylor, in spite of some aspects of his writing that are annoying, the chess in his works is not absolute crap.  Are his works so far very good?  No, but they aren't crap.  My opinion.

But Al Boreland will do most of the work.

I think though that I will have to pick it up.  It's either this or one of the Gambiteer books unless someone here can recommend a worthwhile work on the Schliemann which I want to pick up for some club games.
  
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Bibs wrote on 11/09/09 at 14:16:34:
Might have been interesting but look who is writing it.

Expect something half-baked with lots of references to his wife.

Pity.


In fairness to Taylor, in spite of some aspects of his writing that are annoying, the chess in his works is not absolute crap.  Are his works so far very good?  No, but they aren't crap.  My opinion.
  

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Might have been interesting but look who is writing it.

Expect something half-baked with lots of references to his wife.

Pity.
  
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Reply #23 - 11/09/09 at 12:00:58
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There's been loads of interesting coverage on the Forum of the Modern Steinitz, most of it started by me! Grin These threads might be of interest:

http://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1205281807/8#8

http://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1205346205/14#14

http://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1138105012/0

At the end of the first of these a line is discussed which might be critical in relation to TopNotch's argument that the Modern Steinitz isn't so great on account of a line of Leko's (see the thread). Toppy said he'd come back about this but never did. Wink Will the book cover this stuff, I wonder? ...

  
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Reply #22 - 11/09/09 at 11:30:01
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There´s more information now at www.everymanchess.com (direct link to book does not work?!)

Hmm, the Modern Steinitz. Certainly not the most forcing way to slay the Ruy Lopez. But, on the other hand, for sure an important and interesting system with solid main lines and sharp side lines that deserves a new coverage. I´m interested.

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Bibs wrote on 08/06/09 at 23:41:23:
It's a weather report from 1588.


Yes, it reminds me of a Royal Navy recruiting handbill from the Napoleonic era that I saw in a book, appealing to "All Loyal English Tars Who HATE the French and D--N the Pope."
  

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Reply #20 - 08/07/09 at 13:03:54
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Well, my hope is that besides the Miles he would also suggest an off-beat line like the Nb6 line, for instance.

About the spanish, I am surprised why everyman has two books on
the Black side and within one year.
"Slaying the Spanish" appears to be a very "unchess" name.
But I think this is tipical of everyman.

Quality books appears to have more conservative names. Recently I saw a book on ther QG by Lars Schandorf which has a quite
normal title but could retitled (correctly, in my opinion) as
"attacking in th QG".
  
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Reply #19 - 08/07/09 at 12:30:04
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Roger Williamson wrote on 08/06/09 at 22:39:34:
You're assuming it's a chess book, and not a racist tract.


Yes, how about, Subjugate the French?

At lg:  No, I had not actually checked on this work at all.  I should do so.  Thanks for the information.  It'll be interesting to see what he recommends against the Modern.  Miles, I would suppose.
  

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Reply #18 - 08/07/09 at 11:07:36
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Markovich

The Alekhine book by Tim Taylor still appears to be on schedulle.

The period of time between publication of the Budapest (by Tim taylor as well) and of the Alekhine is nearly the same as the period of time between publication
of Slaying the spannish and of the Alekhine.
Thus, I think that this appears to be an advertisement for Taylor's
book after the one by Alekhine.
By the way, in Amazon.co.uk a few other books by everyman
are schedulle for the same time.

By the way, follwoing your suggestion in another thread of
another opening, "Defanging the Vorozhnev" might be a suitable addition for the previous list of "new titles" for openings in chess.

Have you noticed the similarities between "Pirc Alert" and "Alekhine Alert"?
  
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It's a weather report from 1588.
  
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You're assuming it's a chess book, and not a racist tract.
  
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Reply #15 - 08/06/09 at 20:28:25
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I agree.  Any more posts using intransitive verbs in an transitive sense will be summarily deleted.
  

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Reply #14 - 08/06/09 at 19:19:53
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I haven't been able to find this book. Can anyone hunt this book down and see if there's a description? What variation are we talking about here?
  
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Reply #13 - 08/06/09 at 18:40:16
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Is "Fornicate the French" an euphemism?  Shocked

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Reply #12 - 08/06/09 at 18:25:49
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I really want to write Kidney-Punching the King's Gambit. That's hilarious!  Grin
  
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