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Reply #42 - 03/18/13 at 14:10:24
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I played a rapid event yesterday and managed to test 3 of the critical variations that I recommended - one win and two draws, but I was clearly better in both of the drawn games. Smiley
  
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Reply #41 - 12/21/12 at 21:25:40
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My copies arrived in the post this afternoon ... which means that it should be in the shops, too! Smiley
  
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Reply #40 - 11/20/12 at 10:54:03
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Too mainstream and theoretical for the series Smiley They've 'only' got ~10-20 pages/idea.
  
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Reply #39 - 11/20/12 at 10:07:07
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I hope they cover the 6...Bb7 Archangel!
  
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Reply #38 - 11/20/12 at 05:14:45
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This book looks like a must have for a Club player that plays 1...e5.
  

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Reply #37 - 11/17/12 at 01:42:30
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I've seen the whole pdf and I'd say Tony and John's stuff is really good. Disclaimer - for every copy it sells I get nearer to the magic mark after which I get seven pence per book (or something; I may have the contractual details slightly wrong).
  
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Re: Dangerous Weapons: The Ruy Lopez
Reply #36 - 11/16/12 at 21:09:11
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I hope Markovich gets a shoutout with all that Classical Berlin stuff!  Also, is the 'open Chigorin' the Keres variation?

It really looks great.  Excited to see it.
  
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Reply #35 - 11/16/12 at 18:36:47
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There is a pdf available now  / A


  
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Re: Dangerous Weapons: The Ruy Lopez
Reply #34 - 11/13/12 at 10:02:18
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GMTonyKosten wrote on 10/18/12 at 20:00:43:
It still hasn't been sent to the typesetters! Roll Eyes

It has now, and I've just seen the final version so it should be out soon. Smiley
  
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Reply #33 - 10/18/12 at 20:00:43
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gwnn wrote on 10/17/12 at 12:20:15:
Delayed until December Sad

It still hasn't been sent to the typesetters! Roll Eyes
  
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Delayed until December Sad
  
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Reply #31 - 08/17/12 at 10:16:23
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See this is due out in September - any idea of the contents?
  
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Re: Dangerous Weapons: The Ruy Lopez
Reply #30 - 06/10/12 at 22:27:40
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GMTonyKosten wrote on 04/13/12 at 10:42:52:
Willempie wrote on 04/13/12 at 08:49:53:
In any case good luck with the book Smiley

Thanks! Smiley I've just about finished my 3 chapters, will try to find out how the other authors are doing.
Meanwhile:

TN wrote on 10/22/11 at 05:13:10:
c) 3...a6 4.Ba4 Nge7 - in my opinion it would be a crime not to cover this line or 3...Nge7


I quite agree! Wink


As would I, there are so few decent tomes on non 3...a6 lines of the Lopez. Most 3...a6 Lopez tomes want you to learn great long lines of theory containing such deep strategical ideas that they make blood leak from your ears thinking about them. This I think is why simpler ideas like the Berlin have become so popular with professionals and joe pawn pusher a like. I have always liked realitively simple ATTACKING ideas with Black which is why I would suggest Birds 3...Nd4 and Alapins 3...Bb4 as two ideas to look at. Both are not as bad as their rep suggests and both contain simple concepts to grasp.

CraigEvans wrote on 02/05/12 at 21:42:19:
.. I've been looking for ages for a good Dilworth book without success ...

Spanish (Ruy Lopez): Open - Kevin O`Connell - Batsford 1978

HTH
  

I'm reminded again of something Short wrote recently, approximately "The biggest fallacy in chess is the quasi-religious belief in the primacy of the opening."
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Re: Dangerous Weapons: The Ruy Lopez
Reply #29 - 04/13/12 at 10:42:52
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Willempie wrote on 04/13/12 at 08:49:53:
In any case good luck with the book Smiley

Thanks! Smiley I've just about finished my 3 chapters, will try to find out how the other authors are doing.
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TN wrote on 10/22/11 at 05:13:10:
c) 3...a6 4.Ba4 Nge7 - in my opinion it would be a crime not to cover this line or 3...Nge7


I quite agree! Wink
  
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Re: Dangerous Weapons: The Ruy Lopez
Reply #28 - 04/13/12 at 08:49:53
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GMTonyKosten wrote on 04/12/12 at 12:11:17:
Unlikely, Ivan Sokolov also looked at this in the 'Ruy Lopez revisited', didn't he?
I believe there may be some lines for White in the book as well.

Well there are some interesting lines in the Berlin with Qe2 (Eg 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.O-O Nxe4 5.Qe2 ). Those are certainly more dangerous than their look.
There is also 8.a4 (iso 8.c3) in the closed, which scores heavily. The idea is to lure black into playing Bg4 before d4 has been played. Kasparov lost with it though, against Ivanchuk albeit in a quicky, so that may not be the best of advertisements.
And the d4 anti-Marshall, which is much more fun than the other antis, though I dont know if it holds up against the Likes of Leko.

In any case good luck with the book Smiley
  

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