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Reply #39 - 08/24/10 at 19:09:50
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Thanks, GM Golubev, for your work here and also for your very fine book collecting your KID experiences and observations.
  

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Reply #38 - 08/24/10 at 15:51:34
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Thanks a lot for your time and efforts. Your annotations and thoughts on the KID are, as always, fantastic! Good luck to you!
  
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Reply #37 - 08/24/10 at 15:27:56
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Dear all:
I am very happy that the KID section is in the very good shape now, with a new author.
The KID is a very complex opening; I had had enough with covering it after all, what happened sooner than I expected initially, but what to do...

Regarding the following reference to one my game in notes to S.Kasparov-Bocharov from the June update:
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1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. f3 g6 4. c4 Bg7 5. Nc3 O-O 6. Be3 Nc6 7. Nge2 a6 8. h4 h5 9. Qd2 Re8!? 10. Nc1
The critical line is 10. O-O-O After 10... b5 11. Nd5 bxc4 12. Nxf6+ Bxf6 13. g4 hxg4 14. h5 g5!? 15. Bxg5 e5 16. Bxf6 Qxf6 17. fxg4 exd4 18. g5 Qf3 19. g6 Bg4 This was suggested by Golubev, and he got to try it against Lautier himself!(19... fxg6 20. Nxd4 Nxd4 21. Qxd4 was much better for White in Lautier, J-Piket, J /Cannes 1990) 20. Rg1 Rxe4? (stronger is 20... fxg6! 21. Re1 to take on d4 21... c3!? 22. bxc3 Bxh5 23. Nxd4 Nxd4 24. Qxd4 Qf4+ 25. Kb2 Qe5=/+) 21. gxf7+ Kxf7 22. Bg2+- was Lautier, J (2682)-Golubev, M (2484)/Odessa (rapid) 2006.


In 2007, I annotated the game vs Lautier here:
http://mikhail-golubev.livejournal.com/8208.html
(the PGN file is attached)

Possibly, my analysis can be improved, I will be only happy in this particular case as my conclusion was that Black has problems in this line.
  

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Reply #36 - 06/17/10 at 10:03:01
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Daniel wrote on 06/16/10 at 21:39:04:
Will he continue to author the anti-Sicilians section too?

No, GM John Shaw has agreed to cover the Antis from now on. Smiley
  
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Reply #35 - 06/17/10 at 00:40:18
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I'm very happy that he's able to do it.  I didn't think he could do both.
  
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Reply #34 - 06/16/10 at 21:39:04
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GMTonyKosten wrote on 06/16/10 at 09:30:22:
I'm very happy with David's first two updates and so I've decided to ask him to take over the KID section permanently. Smiley
Thanks for all your suggestions, serious or otherwise!


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Reply #33 - 06/16/10 at 09:30:22
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I'm very happy with David's first two updates and so I've decided to ask him to take over the KID section permanently. Smiley
Thanks for all your suggestions, serious or otherwise!
  
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Reply #32 - 06/16/10 at 08:57:05
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I think the idea of Tiger Hillarp is very interesting. He played the KID almost exclusively for many years, but in the last few years seems to have moved over to the Slav. Still he has a very interesting approach and lots of experience. I have no idea if he is up to it though.
  
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Reply #31 - 06/06/10 at 15:04:34
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MNb wrote on 06/05/10 at 20:40:00:
Ametanoitos wrote on 06/05/10 at 08:13:30:
Guys, Kotronias had a peak of 2640 in a period when there where less than 10 people over 2700. So, he is not a weak player at all!

I don't think anybody wrote that.
Van der Sterren once played in a Candidates Match, so he is not that weak either, don't you think?
That Kenworthy game caused a sensation in chessplaying Netherlands, I remember.


I do remember this game though, played at The Lloyds Bank masters.
Van der Sterren for the chop
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOc5oD1s5bg
  
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Reply #30 - 06/06/10 at 02:37:39
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What about GM Yury Shulman? He used to play the KID as black and only plays 1. d4 as white. His English is excellent.
  
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Reply #29 - 06/05/10 at 20:40:00
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Ametanoitos wrote on 06/05/10 at 08:13:30:
Guys, Kotronias had a peak of 2640 in a period when there where less than 10 people over 2700. So, he is not a weak player at all!

I don't think anybody wrote that.
Van der Sterren once played in a Candidates Match, so he is not that weak either, don't you think?
That Kenworthy game caused a sensation in chessplaying Netherlands, I remember.
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Reply #28 - 06/05/10 at 08:13:30
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Guys, Kotronias had a peak of 2640 in a period when there where less than 10 people over 2700. So, he is not a weak player at all! In fact he is much more strong than many GMs commenting here and in the KID foroum. And if you ask these GMs they all will say that they respect Kotro's authority.

@Smyslov_fan: The last time Netherlands and Greece played together was in a friendly match just before the 2004 euro cup. We had an ubelievable series of almost 30 games without a loss then and they beat us 4-0! Then we became European Champions! So, i HOPE that our team meet again with them and HOPE they'll beat us heavily. Then big things will happen! Cheesy
  
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Reply #27 - 06/05/10 at 00:22:44
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This is the most activity the KID forum has had in months.

Van der Sterren beat Kotronias and Gary Kenworthy  beat Van der Sterren in a mere 14 moves, still I wouldn't use this as an argument to hire Kenworthy(2200+) to run the KID site.

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Reply #26 - 06/05/10 at 00:03:45
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The Greeks and Dutch won't play in the WC, will they? Maybe you could settle it on a football pitch?
  
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Reply #25 - 06/04/10 at 12:12:31
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According to Short, Kotronias is the best analyst he knows. Some people are better analysts than players. According to Sort, Kotronias is a bright example of this category.
  
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