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Re: QGA for Black DVD - Andrew Martin Foxy Videos
Reply #7 - 07/26/10 at 08:04:55
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Yes, this looks like a draw with carefull play, but this is not the end of the story! Black has to take into consideration other tries like 11.Qe2 or 11.Nc3 (Kramnik played it). I'll check Sakaev-Semkov if they mention something here.
  
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Re: QGA for Black DVD - Andrew Martin Foxy Videos
Reply #6 - 07/25/10 at 22:40:20
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In the line 8.a4 Bb7 9.ab5 ab5 10.Ra8 Ba8 11.dc5 Bc5 12.Nc3 b4 13.Qd8 Kd8 14.Na4 Avrukh give 14.- Bd6 += but maybe 14...Nbd7 iso is less clear 15.Nd4 Ke7
  

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Reply #5 - 07/25/10 at 18:29:57
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No problem with 7.dxc5. In fact if you notice the recommendation of Ippolito and Hilton in their "Wojo" book the position is actually slightly in Black's favor! Of course there are various ways for White to play after 7.dxc5 but i feel condident for Black in either case.

If you know of any improvement in Avrukh's analysis after 8...Bb7 (i know it was discussed in another thread here) or after 7...Nc6 please let me know. I feel that the best way for Black to play lies in the 12...Nc6 or 12...Nc5 or 12...Be7 in the variation i gave above.
  
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Re: QGA for Black DVD - Andrew Martin Foxy Videos
Reply #4 - 07/25/10 at 17:14:05
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Black can do various things if he doesn't want this draw.  For one thing, he can play 8...Bb7, which isn't so bad.  For another, he can play 7...Nc6.  That of course is dangerous, but it's a decent winning try. 

I'm not sure anyway that the QGA is the very best vehicle for producing the full point, since White always has 7.dxc5.
  

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Re: QGA for Black DVD - Andrew Martin Foxy Videos
Reply #3 - 07/25/10 at 16:35:23
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Anyone who has seen this DVD can tell as if Martin offers something good against Avrukh's recommendations? I raised a subject some time ago when i was trying to find myself any improvement for Black but i didn't succeded. Now i play:

1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. Nf3 e6 4. e3 Nf6 5. Bxc4 c5 6. O-O a6 7. Bb3 b5 8. a4 b4 9. e4 cxd4 10. e5 Nfd7 11. Nbd2 Bb7 12. Nc4 Nc6 13. Bg5 Qc7 14. Rc1 Bc5 15.Nxd4 Ndxe5 16. Nxe5 Qxe5 17. Nf3 Qd6 18. Qc2 and now: 18...Bd4 as was recommended by Watson in one of his online reviews. What i don't like in this line is the "forced" draw after 19. Qe4 Bxb2 20. Rfd1 Qc7 21. Bf4 (21. Bxe6 O-O!)  21... Qb6 22. Be3 Nd4 23. Qb1 Bxc1 24. Bxd4
Qa5 25. Qxc1 Bxf3 26. gxf3 O-O 27. Bxg7 Kxg7 28. Rd5 Qxd5 29. Bxd5 exd5 30. Qg5+ Kh8 31. Qf6+
Of course a draw with Black is not a theoritical problem by i prefer to avoid them. If anyone has any other idea in this topical line maybe it is time to discuss it. Or if anyone can tell us if Martin came up with another solution in his DVD

  
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Re: QGA for Black DVD - Andrew Martin Foxy Videos
Reply #2 - 02/16/10 at 15:31:10
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That does seem a bit short alright - do they reduce the price accordingly? I'm betting not.
  
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Re: QGA for Black DVD - Andrew Martin Foxy Videos
Reply #1 - 02/16/10 at 13:21:02
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Ah, never-mind. Just saw the running time is 2 hours and 7 min! I understand DVD's can never be comprehensive, but 2 hour is ridiculous. Can't be worth it.
  

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02/16/10 at 12:41:50
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I just noticed this recent DVD On Chess4less. I would appreciate some feedback from anyone who has seen this product.
  

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