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Reply #24 - 07/16/21 at 22:18:26
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mn wrote on 07/16/21 at 14:10:55:
You're referring to the white repertoire by Sethuraman, yes?


Aha, sorry my booboo and a severe lack of clarity. Sorry.
Yes, the Seth monster sized rep (2).
  
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Reply #23 - 07/16/21 at 14:10:55
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You're referring to the white repertoire by Sethuraman, yes?
  
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Reply #22 - 07/16/21 at 13:15:50
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It’s out.

And the Kalashnikov section is brief and poor. It stops early - just as Rotella starts a healthy discussion. The rest of it may or may not be good (it probably is!) but this section is cursory at best.

K players can remain at ease.
  
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Reply #21 - 07/15/21 at 18:39:24
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Yep, it just went into beta the other day I think.
  
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Reply #20 - 07/15/21 at 15:17:27
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There is a chessable course coming soon on the Kalashnikov by GM Daniel King.
  
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Reply #19 - 07/11/21 at 10:54:04
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Yeah, I've watched just over half of the videos now, and it seems like a nice introduction (with a few theoretical ideas). I was a bit disappointed that he didn't mention the line I recommended for White in my Chessable course (6.N1c3 a6 7.Na3 b5 8.Nd5 Nge7 9.Bd3). It's very rare, but I think it might well be the most move. He doesn't cover Shaw's line either as far as I can tell.
  
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Reply #18 - 06/15/21 at 20:19:44
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Do our resident Kalashnikov experts have any opinion yet on Libiszewski's recent series of 11 short videos at chess.com?

To me it seems a useful introduction, but I'm not sure if it's anything more than that. One doesn't normally expect great revelations in such series, but then again I'm no expert on this particular line of the Sicilian.
  
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Reply #17 - 12/29/20 at 02:26:35
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18.  Smiley
  
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Reply #16 - 12/28/20 at 20:10:21
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Yeah the main developments since my book are Black trying to go ...g6 nearly everywhere, including some 6.N1c3 lines, and the development of 6.N1c3 a6 7.Na3 Be6!?, with or without that ...Rb8 idea. I have to confess that I'm just starting to get "the fire" for chess again after an extended break where I mostly just casually played on lichess. I will likely release either free videos, or if I really end up going deep, some kind of content, be it an update to the book or a Chessable repertoire. Honestly not sure what my contract even allows. For the 17 people who enjoy my content, don't get your hopes up. Cheesy
  
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Reply #15 - 12/18/20 at 13:36:39
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Which I mention on the basis that 6 c4 g6 usually(?) transposes to 8 ...g6 lines, after 7 N1c3 a6 8 Na3 Be6. I imagine 7 Be3 will also mainly transpose, and possibly 7 Be2 too, but 7 Bd3 is a different line -- I guess it could be less of a threat as it gives White less control of d4.

Hi Michael,

after 7 N1c3 a6 8 Na3 you can deviate with Bg7 and after 9 Be2 you have three satisfactory possibilities Nd4, Nge7 or Sf6. Many new, exciting and relatively unexplored positions will arise.
  
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Reply #14 - 12/17/20 at 11:41:05
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Thanks, Wintermondnacht. I'd been failing to keep up! Embarrassed I had in fact seen Anand-Maghsoodloo* on ChessPublishing as well as Kuybokarov-Maghsoodloo, but had managed to completely forget about the former -- but I do now recall looking at 10 Be2 there and thinking Black is OK there too. Exciting stuff, and with the usual slew of possible transpositions to make the head spin!

Why, I've often wondered, is the Kalashnikov not more popular with the elite? Because they're not convinced it's reliable, or because some lines might be too drawish, like some Sveshnikov lines? (I guess it can't be because of the Rossolimo, as that affects 5 ...e5 too, albeit not the rarer 2 ...e6 move-order.)


* Which I mention on the basis that 6 c4 g6 usually(?) transposes to 8 ...g6 lines, after 7 N1c3 a6 8 Na3 Be6. I imagine 7 Be3 will also mainly transpose, and possibly 7 Be2 too, but 7 Bd3 is a different line -- I guess it could be less of a threat as it gives White less control of d4.

  
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Re: Kalashnikov Resources?
Reply #13 - 12/16/20 at 12:58:21
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Hacker is advocating 6. c4 and N5c3. However, he does not mention 6...g6

As already mentioned in another thread the new development in the c4 line is g6. In the recent CBM magazine 196 Kapnisis presented an interesting overview about: 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. d4 cd4: 4. Nd4: e5 5. Nb5 d6 6. c4 g6 !?

His evaluation was double-edged and a relatively fresh idea for brave people.

The other new development is: 6. N1c3 a6 7. Na3 Be6 8. Nc4 Rb8.

Radjabov used it against So at the Skilling Open to get an easy draw. For me it looks like as if this variation promises Black easy equality as shown in the recent November update by Michael Roiz.
  
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Re: Kalashnikov Resources?
Reply #12 - 12/16/20 at 12:50:43
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Is Tony R. or anyone else abreast of any new Kalashnikov developments, I wonder, esp. in the c2-c4 lines?

@ Wintermondnacht -- Do you know what anti-K line he recommends? The sample doesn't seem to say.

  
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Re: Kalashnikov Resources?
Reply #11 - 12/16/20 at 07:38:58
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Hello all,

the new book by Jonas Hacker "Beating the Sicilian main lines" by Everyman deals with an anti-Kalashnikov in 36 pages.
  
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Reply #10 - 12/15/20 at 22:11:13
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Has anyone seen A Sicilian Stunner - The Kalashnikov by Nicholas Pert?

I wonder if it adds much to the ground breaking work The Killer Sicilian - Kalashikov by Tony Rotella?

https://shop.chessbase.com/en/products/pert_the_kalashnikov_sicilian
  
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