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Re: C42-C43: New Petroff Defence Repertoire Book
Reply #22 - 02/06/12 at 13:35:36
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Chapter 21, page 164 subvariation:
1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nf6 3 Nxe5 d6 4 Nf3 Nxe4 5 d4 d5 6 Bd3 Nc6 7 O-O Be7 8 Nc3 Nxc3 9 bxc3 Bg4 10 Rb1 Rb8 11 Re1 O-O 12 Bf4 Bd6 13 Bxd6 Qxd6 14 Re3 f5! 15 h3 Bh5 16 Qe2?! Rf6 17 Rae1 Rbf8! 

nit-picky but the white rook is actually on b1 so 17 Re1 is surely what was meant here, not Rae1.
  
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Re: C42-C43: New Petroff Defence Repertoire Book
Reply #21 - 02/05/12 at 02:05:34
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Zatarra wrote on 02/04/12 at 18:22:32:
Chapter  15 page 108 (diagram missing) [several diagrams missing throughout the book, so I will not list any more of them as a simple search for “(diagram)” would reveal them all]


In this case - and many others - the diagram is not "missing" but at the top of the next column. The "(diagram)" text is there instead as an indicator because there is not enough room left in this column for the actual diagram.

That's not to say that some diagrams aren't truly missing, but I haven't noticed any (nor have I specifically looked).
  
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Reply #20 - 02/04/12 at 18:22:32
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     First I’d like to say I absolutely love this book!  I’ve gone over every single variation and sideline and I think the analysis is exactly what I was looking for.   There are however a few typo’s and perhaps a line improvement here and there.  What follows is exactly that.

Chapter 1 Seldom played Moves, Page 15 left side, top there is a typo “16…Qf6 17 Nf3 Qbx2 18 Rf1”  should be “16…Qf6 17 Nf3 Qxb2 18 Rf1”

Chapter 8 The Four Knights, Page 68 in the sub- variation for 14…Ng4 : 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nf6 3 Nc3 Nc6 4 Bb5 Nd4 5 Ba4 Bc5 6 Nxe5 O-O 7 Nd3 Bb6 8 Nf4 c6 9 d3 d5 10 O-O Bg4 11 Qd2 dxe4 12 dxe4 Bf3! 13 Re1 Re8 14 e5 Ng4 15 Nd3
Here the text gives 15 ...Qh4 with draw by repetition as the result.  I think an improvement here is 15 …Re6! 16 Qf4 Rg6! 17 gxf3 Ne3+ 18 Kh1 Ng2 19 Qe4 (where else?) Nxe1 20 Qxe1 Nxf3-+ and white is most likely done.

Chapter  15 page 108 (diagram missing) [several diagrams missing throughout the book, so I will not list any more of them as a simple search for “(diagram)” would reveal them all]

Chapter 15 page 109 subvariation :
1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nf6 3 d4 Nxe4 4 Bd3 d5 5 Nxe5 Nd7 6 Nxd7 Bxd7 7 O-O Bd6 8 c4 c6 9 cxd5 cxd5  10 Qh5 O-O 11 Qxd5 Bc6 12 Qh5 g6 13 Qh3 Ng5! 14 Bh6 Bf4!! 16 Bxf8
Here the text gives 16 …Qxd4=+  perhaps an improvement here would be 16… h5! 17 Qe2 Bxh2+! 18 Kxh2 Qh4+ 19 Kg1 Nf4 20 Bd6 (20 Be7 Nxe2 21 Bxe2 Qxe7-+) Qg5! 21 f3 Nxe2 22 Bxe2 Qe3+ 23 Rf2 Qxd4 -+

Chapter 19, page 141 subvariation:
1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nf6 3 Nxe5 d6 4 Nf3 Nxe4 5 d4 d5 6 Bd3 Nc6 7 O-O Be7 8 Re1 Bg4 9 c3 f5 10 Nbd2 O-O 11 Qb3 Na5 12 Qc2 Nc6 13 b4 a6 14 Rb1 b5 15 a4 Rb8 16 axb5 axb5 17 Ra1 Rb6 18 Ne5 Nxe5 19 dxe5 c5 20 f3 cxb4 21 Nb3
Here the text gives 21 …Bh5! With a lengthy variation that leads to draw.  I propose that if your goal is a draw, perhaps the direct route would get you to the hotel bar sooner! 21…Bxf3! 22 gxf3 Bc5+ 23 Nxc5 Rg6+ 24 Kh1 Qh4 25 Be3 Ng3+ 26 Kg2 Ne4+ 27 Kh1 Ng3+ with draw by repetition

Chapter 25 , page 187 subvariation:
1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nf6 3 Nxe5 d6 4 Nf3 Nxe4 5 d4 d5 6 Bd3 Nc6 7 O-O Be7 8 c4 Nb4 9 Be2 O-O 10 Nc3 Bf5 11 a3 Nxc3 12 bxc3 Nc6 13 Re1 Re8 14 cxd5 Qxd5 15 Bf4 Rac8 16 Qc1 Bf6 17 Qb2 Na5 18 Ne5 Qb3 19 Qd2 Bxe5 20 Bxe5 Nc4 21 Qg5 Bg6 22 Bg4 Ra8 (the text gives 22 …h6 as an alternate road to equality which seems accurate) 23 Bd7 f6 24 Bxf6 Rxe1+ 25 Rxe1 gxf6 26 Qf6 Bf7 27 Be6?!   White can play more dynamically with 27 Qg5+ Kh8 28 h4 Qb6 29 Re6! Qb1+ 30 Kh2 Nb6 31 Qe5+ Kg8 32 Be8 Rxe8 33 Rxe8+ Bxe8 34 Qxe8+ Kg7 35 Qe7+ Kg8 36 Qd8+ Kf7 37 Qxc7+ Ke6 38 Qxb7 Qf5 39 Qxa7 Qf4+ 40 Kh3 Qf5+ 41 Kg3 Nd5 42 Qa6+ Kd7 43 Qb7+ Kd8 44 Qg7 Qf4+ 45 Kh3 Qf5+ 46 Kh2 Qxf2 47 Qg8+ Kc7 48 Qxh7+ Kb6 49 Qg6+ +=   and here is may be possible for black to draw but certainly with the flood of white pawns he must always be on guard to avoid the queen exchange which will severly limit his options.  This tenuous position cannot be comfortable for black to play.

Again I absolutely love this book and I’m not making some attempt at sharpshooting Sakaev’s great piece of work.   I look forward to more books from him in the future.
  
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Reply #19 - 02/03/12 at 14:21:03
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Missing move in the addendum.

The new update (page 142) under the line
15 Rb1 gives...
15 ...Nxd2! 16 Nxd2 Qh4! 17 Nf1 .Bd2 f4 19 f3 Bd7=

where is the missing move between 17 Nf1 and .Bd2  ?

I have other corrections for the book including some variation analysis ill post later.
  
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Reply #18 - 01/17/12 at 00:27:04
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Mortal Games wrote on 01/16/12 at 23:32:16:


The only change (apart from a few removed diagrams, presumably to preserve subsequent pagination) appears to be on page 142: a different response to 15.Rb1 in the note after 15.Ba3.
  
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Reply #17 - 01/16/12 at 23:32:16
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Reply #16 - 01/08/12 at 23:55:49
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I finished reading this book in October 2011. It is very good, and I will definitely add this opening to my repertoire as well.
  

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Reply #15 - 01/08/12 at 20:43:44
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Gilchrist is a legend wrote on 10/02/11 at 20:46:13:
Does anyone have this book yet? If so, how is it?



I have this book in my library now and I can tell you it is indeed a gem!  I am anxiously awaiting the Petroff book by Ronen Har-Zvi and Ankit Gupta , however its publishing keeps getting delayed.

I will fully purchase their book at the first possible chance, but until then I complete recommend Sakaev's books.  Its quality without fluff.
  
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Reply #14 - 10/02/11 at 20:46:13
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Does anyone have this book yet? If so, how is it?
  

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Reply #13 - 09/13/11 at 20:32:35
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Has this book been published yet?
  

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Reply #12 - 09/09/11 at 02:41:53
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The 5. Nc3 line would probably be the most important of the book, since it seems as if most 1. e4 players opt for it instead of the long, heavily analysed main lines. I always felt that the response of 0-0 or 0-0-0 by Black is analogous to Black's decision in the 4...Bf5 Caro-Kann where Black must choose whether to castle on the same side or on the opposite side and sharpen the play.
  

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Reply #11 - 09/07/11 at 22:46:26
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Gilchrist is a legend wrote on 09/07/11 at 18:57:16:
The book nevertheless sounds interesting since there has not been a repertoire for Black on the Petroff Defence in a long time if at all. Do you know when the book will be out in the British chess shops like LCC or ChessDirect?


I really don't know, but once one of their books is printed, Chess Stars are usually quite quick to post it out to retailers. Their  website mentions September 10th, so I am sure it will become available very soon.
  
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Reply #10 - 09/07/11 at 18:57:16
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The book nevertheless sounds interesting since there has not been a repertoire for Black on the Petroff Defence in a long time if at all. Do you know when the book will be out in the British chess shops like LCC or ChessDirect?
  

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Reply #9 - 09/07/11 at 12:50:29
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glut wrote on 09/06/11 at 22:19:38:
the big question for me is chapters 28 & 29 - I would hope for the more principled/aggressive o-o but with some detail on o-o-o.

Part 2 also looks interesting as in practical terms when I have played this in the past 3.Nc3 is a common reply (similarly to facing 2.Nc3 against Alekhines).


I can reveal that both 0-0 and 0-0-0 plans are discussed against the trendy 5 Nc3 line. How do I know?

Well, as Carsten Hansen points out in his latest column at the Chess Cafe website, the chess content of Chess Stars books is generally of a very high standard, but there are frequent problems with the  English text, which is hardly surprising when you consider that it is generally translated from Russian into English by a Bulgarian (albeit a GM). But for the Petroff book I was employed to eliminate the worst textual problems and help produce a final text that (hopefully) readers will find much more user-friendly, although parts of it were difficult and no doubt keen-eyed readers will still be able to spot some flaws. (I also worked on the new repertoire book against the French, the book on 1 d4 d6, and the introduction to the Gruenfeld book.)

Thus I am very familiar with Sakaev's book. While it did not inspire me to take up the Petroff, I could not feel other than impressed by the effort that Sakaev has clearly put in, evident in his judicious choice of lines, his insights and explanations and the amount of original analysis.

Whether it was wise for Sakaev to take on the challenge of proposing a complete repertoire against 1 e4 is open to debate. I can imagine our forum's keen supporters of e.g. the King's Gambit or the Urusov picking over his analysis with a fine tooth-comb! Others will no doubt be disappointed that he does not always analyse Black's sharpest winning attempts, for example against the Boden-Kieseritzky 1 e4 e5 2 Nc3 Nf6 3 Bc4 Nxe4 4 Nf3 Nxc3 5 dxc3 he proposes 5...c6 6 Nxe5 d5 instead of the critical 5...f6.
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Reply #8 - 09/06/11 at 22:19:38
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the big question for me is chapters 28 & 29 - I would hope for the more principled/aggressive o-o but with some detail on o-o-o.

Part 2 also looks interesting as in practical terms when I have played this in the past 3.Nc3 is a common reply (similarly to facing 2.Nc3 against Alekhines).
  
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