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Reply #36 - 04/12/24 at 22:27:29
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Reply #35 - 04/12/24 at 17:40:16
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cathexis - Just to add a couple details to AOC's reply, I've always been able to download material purchased from modern-chess.com, including some within the last few weeks. The videos are in mp4 format, so they can be viewed with just about any app.  You also get PGN files that are essentially transcripts of what's presented in the videos. I've searched the files with ChessBase to determine if a particular position occurs. It's much more efficient than wading through a video to accomplish the same goal.
  
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Reply #34 - 04/12/24 at 17:00:13
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Download included, as of my last purchase from modern-chess.
  
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Reply #33 - 04/12/24 at 13:07:30
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Thx! I have never used their products before. Does purchase include download of all purchased material to my own pc, or just on-line access?

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Reply #32 - 04/12/24 at 01:40:25
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cathexis - Since you've expressed an interest in the Arkhangelsk, you might want to check into the new product from modern-chess.com - Top-Level Repertoire against Ruy Lopez by GM Arjun Kalyan. He recommends the Arkhangelsk Variation with the main line going 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 b5 6.Bb3 Bc5 7.a4 Rb8 8.c3 d6 9.d4 Bb6 10.a5 Ba7 11.h3 0-0. The preview in the link also gives information on the departures from the main line that are covered.

https://www.modern-chess.com/top-level-repertoire-against-ruy-lopez-3h-and-43min...
  
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Reply #31 - 04/06/24 at 13:19:40
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Thank you very much for the detailed answer!
  
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Reply #30 - 04/05/24 at 23:01:03
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I think the "old" DVD referred to by OP is the below one from 2009. I couldn't find it in the ChessBase shop.
https://www.niggemann.com/en/arkhangelsk.html

Michalchishin also did a "60 Minutes" thing in 2018.
https://shop.chessbase.com/en/products/mikhalchishn_new_developments_in_the_arkh...

Both of those are exclusively about 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 b5 6.Bb3 Bb7. The 2024 DVD is about three overlapping variations.
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0
  • 5...b5 6.Bb3 Bb7
  • 5...b5 6.Bb3 Bc5
  • 5...Bc5
Unless you are preparing for both colors, I think you would be better served by a product that picks one of those variations.
  
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Reply #29 - 04/05/24 at 19:35:08
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8 years later...

Hey! ChessBase just sent me an advert for this? Or is this a new DVD? Says 2024, but this thread has me wondering. Old thread, but would like to know as I like the Ruy Lopez and am considering getting this. Opinions? Link below:

https://shop.chessbase.com/en/products/mikhalchishin_arkhangelsk_variation

TIA! Andrew/cathexis
  
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Reply #28 - 08/24/18 at 23:20:33
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I also don't particularly like Black's position in the line where White goes Re1/c3/d4/Be3, then at some point plays d4-d5, takes on b6 and plays a4.
  
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Reply #27 - 08/24/18 at 00:16:47
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I would play the 6...Bb7 Archangel if it weren’t for 7.d3. That kills all the fun out of the opening. If this line were good for Black, then the line 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5.d3 b5 6.Bb3 Bb7 would be played. And maybe even 5.0-0 Be7 6.d3 b5 7.Bb3 Bb7. As virtually no one plays like this, it seems strange to play the Archangel, when most of the time what you’re playing is really a 5.d3 Ruy Lopez with the Bishop committed to b7. Until someone is able to prove that the Bishop is more useful on b7 than leaving it on c8 for the time being, I don’t see a reason to play the Archangel.
  
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Reply #26 - 07/03/18 at 19:16:15
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Stigma wrote on 07/02/18 at 20:04:28:
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Instead 7.Bc2 d5!? was covered in some recent YB article (YB112 by Van der Tak?). When white just goes 8.0-0 and 9.d4 then Svidler covers these positions well via the Yurtaev move order.

But 7.Bc2 d5 etc. can't arise from the Yurtaev move order. Do you mean 5...Bc5 6.c3 b5 7.Bb3 d6 8.0-0 followed by 9.d4? I guess you're talking about two different lines in this paragraph, but it's not clear what happens before "White just goes 8.0-0 and 9.d4".


Yes, I meant 5.0-0 Bc5 6.c3 b5 7.Bb3 d6 8.d4 Bb6 of course, transposing to the Yurtaev, especially since white already castled at move 5...
  
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Reply #25 - 07/02/18 at 20:04:28
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Instead 7.Bc2 d5!? was covered in some recent YB article (YB112 by Van der Tak?). When white just goes 8.0-0 and 9.d4 then Svidler covers these positions well via the Yurtaev move order.

But 7.Bc2 d5 etc. can't arise from the Yurtaev move order. Do you mean 5...Bc5 6.c3 b5 7.Bb3 d6 8.0-0 followed by 9.d4? I guess you're talking about two different lines in this paragraph, but it's not clear what happens before "White just goes 8.0-0 and 9.d4".
  

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Reply #24 - 07/02/18 at 17:07:39
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The Moller looked most promising as with 5...Bc5 6.c3 b5 7.Bb3 d6 8.a4 black can avoid transposing with 8...Rb8 with 8...Bg4 which looked interesting - Adhiban had an article in YB123 that I thought might cover this but some real life stuff put chess on the backburner for a while. If someone has that YB and can let me know if it covers exactly that it would be nice Smiley


I don't see games with that line in YB123.

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https://secure.newinchess.com/Yearbook/Default.aspx?PageID=223
  
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Reply #23 - 07/02/18 at 09:47:02
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And the thing about ol' NN he's still out there swinging. My degree is in history, I've been teaching it for 30 years, words fail me, but not very often!
  
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Re: Opinions of Arkhangelsk DVD by Mikhalchishin
Reply #22 - 07/02/18 at 06:30:13
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Instead 7.Bc2 d5!? was covered in some recent YB article (YB112 by Van der Tak?). When white just goes 8.0-0 and 9.d4 then Svidler covers these positions well via the Yurtaev move order.


More recently in CBM (181):
"By using this move order (first 5...Bc5 instead of 5...b5) Black avoids a rapid a2-a4. But in return the white bishop can go to c2, which in its turn allows 7...d5. Robert Ris examines this position in depth and sees everything as being alright for Black; however he needs to know a lot of theory."
  
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