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Re: The New Old Indian book now out.
Reply #13 - 12/29/14 at 15:27:52
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I have a hard time buying 4.Be3 as a viable option for White (I don't have the London book, so I'm not directly challenging the analysis therein). But it looks like White is limiting the scope of the dark squared bishop and reducing options for the other bishop. It looks as though Black can just develop naturally. 4...c6, 4...g6, 4...Nf6 all look perfectly playable, and Black can settle into whatever plan s/he chooses without worrying too much about White. But maybe that's the point of the London anyway...
  

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Reply #12 - 12/29/14 at 07:09:17
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LeeRoth wrote on 09/22/11 at 02:32:55:
Chapter 4 covers deviations after 2.Nf3 d6 including 3.Nc3, 3.g3, 3.Bf4 (the recommendation is 3..Nh5!?). 

Interesting that after 3.Bf4 Nh5!?. they cover 4.Bg5, 4.Bd2, 4.Bc1, and 4.Bg3 but not Win With the London Systems recommendation 4.Be3!?
  
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Re: The New Old Indian book now out.
Reply #11 - 09/23/11 at 00:09:31
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Errm, why is this thread in this section? Undecided
  
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Reply #10 - 09/22/11 at 19:47:05
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Thank you for the review, LeeRoth. Much appreciated.
  
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Reply #9 - 09/22/11 at 02:32:55
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Seth_Xoma wrote on 09/21/11 at 22:46:46:
Normally this defense is considered solid and a bit passive. From the free chapter online, it looks like the authors have chosen lines that are more active in nature?


The first chapter focuses on 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 d6 3.Nc3 e5 4.Nf3 e4!?  You can get a sense from the extract that its not a typical repertoire book, but more of a survey of games.  In the part of the chapter you can't see in the extract, they cover 5.Nd2. 

At the end of the chapter is a half-page summary where the authors express their opinions on the various lines.   Against 5.Ng5 they appear to prefer 5..Qe7 to 5..Bf5.  They generally think White is better off playing 5.Nd2 when they say that 5..Qe7 fails to equalize against 6.Qc2 and 6.g3, but that after 5..Bf5 6.g4 leads to mutual chances and 6.Qb3 is critical.  The summary is not particularly substantive. 

I don't play these lines, so only flipped quickly through the rest.  Chapter 2 deals with 4.d5 Nbd7 5.e4 Nc5 with what looks like fairly standard Old Indian positions.  There's an occasional suggestion to sharpen play, but on a quick perusal nothing serious.  They cover 4.e4 with the old classic Polu-Nezh brilliancy.  And they cover the 4.dxe4 exchange line. 

Chapter 3 covers 3.Nf3 (instead of 3.Nc3).  The main recommendation is 3..g6 4.Nc3 Bf5. 

Chapter 4 covers deviations after 2.Nf3 d6 including 3.Nc3, 3.g3, 3.Bf4 (the recommendation is 3..Nh5!?). 

The rest of the book covers the antis.  2..e6 vs Tromp.  3..c5 vs Veresov.  And a bit on the BDG (Hubsch, ..c5 vs an early f3.)

Overall, I don't find the book too exciting and don't think it adds much to your database.  I was ordering a few books, and a friend who plays ..d6 asked me to get it for him.  He had it for a week, then gave it back to me and told me to keep it.  I flipped through it and had thrown it on a shelf until tonight.  So take all this for what its worth.

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Reply #8 - 09/21/11 at 22:46:46
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Normally this defense is considered solid and a bit passive. From the free chapter online, it looks like the authors have chosen lines that are more active in nature?
  
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Re: The New Old Indian book now out.
Reply #7 - 09/17/11 at 17:49:43
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Bump. Smiley
  
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Reply #6 - 07/06/11 at 17:22:01
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Yes, well I was just wondering what this system looks like so I bought the book. I'm undecided about 1 d4 still.
  
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Reply #5 - 07/06/11 at 16:58:22
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And here I thought you were learning a quite different defense to 1. d4 ...
  
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Reply #4 - 07/06/11 at 16:18:41
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Just bought the ebook from Everyman. He advocates 2.. e6 against the Tromp.
  
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Reply #3 - 06/20/11 at 18:28:18
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Of course, Glenn. But then a second thread about the main stuff in the book might be a good idea.
  
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Re: The New Old Indian book now out.
Reply #2 - 06/20/11 at 17:59:55
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Fllg wrote on 06/20/11 at 17:56:00:
I don´t have the book but am interested to hear more about it.

What does the author recommend against the Tromp? 2... Ne4 ?

Btw this thread belongs in the KID-Section...


Maybe it can go here if he's wanting to specifically discuss the Tromp analysis from the book.
  
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Re: The New Old Indian book now out.
Reply #1 - 06/20/11 at 17:56:00
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I don´t have the book but am interested to hear more about it.

What does the author recommend against the Tromp? 2... Ne4 ?

Btw this thread belongs in the KID-Section...
  
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The New Old Indian book now out.
06/20/11 at 16:57:53
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Dear All,

Managed to get hold of a copy at the weekend and seems to have some very original and interesting content.

The section on the Tromp looks interesting as there seems to be some extra ideas on Peter Wells previous book.

I will post some comments/observations once had a closer look.

Any comments?

Regards,
Nelson.
  
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