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Reply #23 - 07/31/15 at 22:44:42
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As for Bologan's DVD on the Dragon (no. 2), he underestimates Black's chances in the 16...h6 & 17...f5 plan after 9.0-0-0 d5 10. Qe1 e5...16. h4 or 16. g4 main line. I checked it with Stockfish 6 extensively and found equality, although both sides may go wrong in many ways in the complicated battle that arises. Aren't we looking for such play in the Dragon?

That's why I believe that this is the way to go for Black. And it's no point for him to wait until White will control the kingside with h4-g5 pawn chain, securing the e4 sguare as the outpost for a knight and blockading the Dragon dark squares bishop (this kind of kingside structure should be called "the Dragon torture").

Similarly in 9.0-0-0 d5...12. Bd4 variation, 12...Bxd4 is the new main line, which is quite logical: it's better to trade the bishop than blockade it with 12...e5, when h4-h5 attack is quick and dangerous for Black, besides h4-g5 pawn chain "killing the Dragon bishop" lines. And there aren't any good ways to liven the Dragon bishop here - there are some lines with f5 thrust but they're known to be not enough for equality.
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Re: Bologans new Beating the Sicilian DVD
Reply #22 - 07/15/15 at 23:09:48
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Thank you for sharing! A fantastic game by both players! Believe it or not - for Stockfish 6 it's a complete draw (0.00) after 19...Rf4!!!
They played perfectly (like machines: 0.00 !) until 49. Re5? and 51. Kc1?, when unfortunately GM Jones missed 51...Qxg2 -+ and later went wrong with 60...Qf8? when in the final position Black has a problem with f4 pawn but it's probably not enough for White to win the game.
It looks like as in "Modernized: Open Sicilian" they are simply wrong to claim that after 18. Ne4! it's +/=.
  
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Reply #21 - 05/16/15 at 17:42:45
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By the way, here is Jones' latest outing against 14. Kb1, varying from the 18...Be6 he played against Edouard.



  
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Reply #20 - 04/02/15 at 19:08:22
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Yes the book goes 14 Kb1 line.
  
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Reply #19 - 04/01/15 at 18:30:19
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Re 14. Kb1, I suppose the game Edouard-Jones from last November probably appears in the book.  Chris Ward in Chess Publishing guessed it was about equal after 19 moves.
  
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Reply #18 - 04/01/15 at 17:42:48
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It seems that one should probably buy "Modernized..." to be up to date with the theory.

I've been always playing 10...e5 after 10. Qe1. What's the problem with 10...e5? Is it 14. Kb1 line advocated in Modernized book?
  
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Reply #17 - 04/01/15 at 13:23:17
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Ironcially enough the new book "Modernized: The open sicilian" also goes for 9 0-0-0 with d5 10 Qe1 and has Peter Heine Nielsen disc in bibiliografy.
  
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Re: Bologans new Beating the Sicilian DVD
Reply #16 - 04/01/15 at 09:24:05
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AJZ wrote on 03/31/15 at 20:30:25:
Is it worth buying the DVD? Are lines in 9.0-0-0 d5 10. Qe1 variation deeply analised? Or maybe it's better to wait for the book by Carsten Hansen, having hope he answers Bologan ideas. Do you know if Nielsen DVD already did it?


PHN deals with the 10.Qe1 line offering 10...e6, and his analysis looks mighty good to me.
  
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Reply #15 - 03/31/15 at 20:30:25
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bragesjo wrote on 09/02/12 at 15:58:23:
I think hes recommendation against Dragon proper with 9 0-0-0 meeting d5 with Qe1 is a line that it is difficult to play for black in and a critical line. About acceleretaed Dragon variation, Marocy is of course a very critical variation but I am not shure if he plays the most challening moves against in all subvariations. I dont remember exactly what he advocated against other sicilian variations,  I can look it up if I find the DVDs.


Is it worth buying the DVD? Are lines in 9.0-0-0 d5 10. Qe1 variation deeply analised? Or maybe it's better to wait for the book by Carsten Hansen, having hope he answers Bologan ideas. Do you know if Nielsen DVD already did it?
  
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Reply #14 - 09/02/12 at 15:58:23
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I think hes recommendation against Dragon proper with 9 0-0-0 meeting d5 with Qe1 is a line that it is difficult to play for black in and a critical line. About acceleretaed Dragon variation, Marocy is of course a very critical variation but I am not shure if he plays the most challening moves against in all subvariations. I dont remember exactly what he advocated against other sicilian variations,  I can look it up if I find the DVDs.
  
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Reply #13 - 09/02/12 at 12:35:55
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BUMP

Any views, reviews of Bologan's Anti-Sic main line trilogy?

May return to proper lines again having just returned to OTB chess after a several year break.

Thoughts on choices?
Lines that work?
Lines that now need a wee update?
Thanks y'all.
  
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Re: Bologans new Beating the Sicilian DVD
Reply #12 - 07/13/11 at 04:20:16
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I mean.. he is going in depth in Rauzer sideliens which nobody will ever play again so omitting this line seemed kinda inconistent to me.
Anyway, all that matter is quality of stuff he has to offer in critical variations. This is too early too judge for me but I kinda like the setups he has chosen.
  
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Re: Bologans new Beating the Sicilian DVD
Reply #11 - 07/13/11 at 03:11:15
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punter wrote on 07/12/11 at 23:55:44:
There is also nothing vs Nc6, Nf6 and g6 which may not be critical but still is a line sometimes played.

A glance in your database (there are several books too) should be enough to learn that 6.Nxc6 bxc6 7.e5 Ng8 8.Bc4 is the way to go. White wins almost 60% of the games. I can understand that Bologan doesn't pay attention to this line. The same can be said of 2...Nc6; 5...a6; which has an amazing amount of 1230 games in my database. Black scores even relatively better than 5...g6/8.Bc4.
The rest of your criticism sounds valid and serious enough.
  

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Re: Bologans new Beating the Sicilian DVD
Reply #10 - 07/12/11 at 23:55:44
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Well, I am a bit disappointed for now. It seems he hasted through some lines once even missing obvious win in one move (b4 in Sveshnikov vs Qa5 in one of the lines).
There is also nothing vs Nc6, Nf6 and g6 which may not be critical but still is a line sometimes played.
I am also not too impressed by his Maroczy coverage. After watching it I am still not comfortable entering it vs good player.
I am quite happy about the variation vs Sveshnikov but again it could be done in more instructive fashion.
Maybe I am spoiled by amazing quality of Gustaffson work but I really expected more from VB here. I will forgive him if his coverage on main systems is good though.
  
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Re: Bologans new Beating the Sicilian DVD
Reply #9 - 07/12/11 at 19:53:38
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It is a bit strange to see Bologan recommend f4 against some Classical lines, as he is a big expert in the f3 lines. Guess I should wait for some reviews before buying it.
  
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