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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 #11 - 08/06/09 at 18:16:09
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The Hand wrote on 08/06/09 at 17:37:35:
Slaughter the Sicilians


Slaughter is not enough, I want to SMASH it, now if only...
  

Those who want to go by my perverse footsteps play such pawn structure with fuzzy atypical still strategic orientations

Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right, stuck in the middlegame with you
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TicklyTim wrote on 08/06/09 at 11:35:22:
tracke wrote on 08/05/09 at 13:22:32:
Slay the Spanish!



Strikes me as an odd name for a book.
Slaying the Dragon makes sense, but the Spanish?! A bit harsh.
What next? Slay the Hedgehog!! (poor thing).


Slay the Spanish
Kill the Kid

After the success of these titles, I believe we have paved the way for some new upcoming titles:

Slaughter the Sicilians
Fornicate the French
Dealing Death to the Dutch
Garrote the Grunfeld
Choking-the-Life out of the Caro-Kann
Kidney-Punching the King's Gambit




  
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Markovich wrote on 08/06/09 at 13:28:37:
That link is broken.


Strange, the link seemed to have shoved an extra http in there  Roll Eyes


  

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That link is broken.
  

The Great Oz has spoken!
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TicklyTim wrote on 08/06/09 at 11:35:22:
What next? Slay the Hedgehog!! (poor thing).


It's already been written



There does seem to be a bit of a glut of anti-Lopez books, so it needs something to stand out, as of course we only buy books based on their title  Wink
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Reply #6 - 08/06/09 at 12:22:27
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Is this book about Schliemann?
  

2200. Amateur!
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tracke wrote on 08/05/09 at 13:22:32:
Slay the Spanish!



Strikes me as an odd name for a book.
Slaying the Dragon makes sense, but the Spanish?! A bit harsh.
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Reply #4 - 08/06/09 at 11:28:16
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Hn´mm, another black reperoir e book would be quite difficult to sell, there are already several good books (lMarin,Pavlovic, etc).
And a white repertoire book I doubt is very usefull, as It is quite a difficult task to write about the main lines Taylor is doubtlessly a strong player , but I will prefer to wait for Aagards e4 repertoire series.
Not to excited by this forthcoming book Undecided Undecided
  
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Rizzitano's Beating 1.d4 had a similarly grandiose title, but it was a pretty good book.  I suspect that editors more than authors influence these things.
  

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Reply #2 - 08/05/09 at 14:53:45
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Book names like this kind of discourage me from buying the book. No one is ever going to Slay the Spanish. A more realistic title would be "Maybe equalize against the Spanish with an offbeat variation that one wouldn't expect!"

Anyway, according to Everyman's website the Alekhine book is still on for January or February. According to Amazon Yelena Dembo is also writing a book on the Scotch which should be good, since she's something of an expert.
  
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Reply #1 - 08/05/09 at 13:37:19
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I thought that Taylor was supposed to be writing an Alekhine book.  Has that one been withdrawn, I wonder, or does he plan to write two at once?
  

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Slay the Spanish!
08/05/09 at 13:22:32
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Everyman has announced a new book
(acc. to amazon.de):

Slay the Spanish!

by Timothy Taylor
~192 pages, $25 / €19
forthcoming august2010

Probably another black repertoire book ?!
tracke  Smiley
  
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