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Re: The Strategic Nimzo by Sokolov
Reply #41 - 05/29/17 at 03:13:17
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I'd be interested to see an update of the first volume, addressing, for example, the new 4...0-0 5 Ne2 c6(!) line, as well as one of the lines he recommends for White in the Karpov Variation just being a draw.
  
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Reply #40 - 05/28/17 at 20:52:56
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The funny thing was that shortly the after the book got out Sokolov played in an elite tournamnet and got a terrible score vs Nimzo so he swithed to Nf3 and met Ragozin instead in one game and lost there too.

I dont think Sokolov ever will realese a part 2 becouse of theoretical reasons.
  
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Reply #39 - 05/28/17 at 19:25:51
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Maybe Sokolov wanted to be able to recommend the Sämisch for White, but found he couldn't and got discouraged?

He dabbled a bit with the Sämisch around the time the first book came out, among other things with an early Ne2-g3 move order finesse. But I believe Black players found a good answer to that. Don't remember more details here and now.
  

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Reply #38 - 05/28/17 at 16:30:01
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CarriedbyGg wrote on 05/28/17 at 15:49:33:
Does anyone know the reason why the second volume was never published? It's a shame because the first one was so superb. Maybe not enough copies sold? It's hard because it is so often mentioned in the text that something will be covered in the second volume that it seemed like Sokolov already worked out most of the material. So why was it never published?
Maybe at some day, Thinkers Publishing is allowed to do so. I will forward this question to both publishers because I really enjoy Sokolov's expertise and Sämisch structures and lines are simply so fascinating!
Furthermore, because of that, the line 3. Sc3 Bb4 4. e3 d5 is not mentioned at all...


I'd be interested in what they have to say.  I bought the first volume and then never saw anything about the second.
  
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Reply #37 - 05/28/17 at 15:49:33
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Does anyone know the reason why the second volume was never published? It's a shame because the first one was so superb. Maybe not enough copies sold? It's hard because it is so often mentioned in the text that something will be covered in the second volume that it seemed like Sokolov already worked out most of the material. So why was it never published?
Maybe at some day, Thinkers Publishing is allowed to do so. I will forward this question to both publishers because I really enjoy Sokolov's expertise and Sämisch structures and lines are simply so fascinating!
Furthermore, because of that, the line 3. Sc3 Bb4 4. e3 d5 is not mentioned at all...
  
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Reply #36 - 10/27/13 at 20:14:01
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That pawn sac was refuted by Leko a few years ago; the game's on this site.
  
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Reply #35 - 10/27/13 at 14:45:10
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If White is meant to be struggling when Black omits the standard ...Ne8 it's news to me.
One thing I would wonder about is a pawn sac Sokolov liked in his book of a few years ago:  9. e4 Ne8 10. O-O Ba6 11. f4 f5 12. d5
Na5 13. e5 Bxc4 14. Bxc4 Nxc4 15. d6, as played in a game Milov-J. Polgar.
  
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Reply #34 - 10/27/13 at 10:46:39
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maybe he saw that white is actually struggling after 4.a3 Bxc3+ 5.bxc3 c5 6.e3 O-O 7.Bd3 Nc6 8.Ne2 b6 9.e4 d6 10.O-O Ba6 11.f4 Na5 and gave up on it
  
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Reply #33 - 09/03/13 at 09:52:26
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Not that I've seen; I just checked the 'forthcoming books' section of New In Chess and couldn't find any mention of the volume.
  

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Reply #32 - 09/02/13 at 18:38:10
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Is there any news on volume two, which would be about the Sämisch?
  
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Re: The Strategic Nimzo by Sokolov
Reply #31 - 03/26/12 at 17:31:45
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MartinC wrote on 03/26/12 at 08:36:26:
A bit of a grovel isn't it? You've got both 19 Qf3 and 19 e4!? to deal with for starters. To be honest don't think it can be a remotely good sign if 18 ..Ne4 is very wrong!


True, but most restraint-type positions strike me as a grovel. Maybe my perception of them is wrong.  Wink
  
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Re: The Strategic Nimzo by Sokolov
Reply #30 - 03/26/12 at 08:36:26
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A bit of a grovel isn't it? You've got both 19 Qf3 and 19 e4!? to deal with for starters. To be honest don't think it can be a remotely good sign if 18 ..Ne4 is very wrong!
  
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Re: The Strategic Nimzo by Sokolov
Reply #29 - 03/26/12 at 07:21:47
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I don't play this with either color, but I find the restraint positions fascinating. The above first 20 moves can be found in Sokolov's book. On first glance, 18...Ne4 19.Bxe4 Rxe4 20.g5! with his supporting analysis almost looks like a forced win for White. What about 18...Nf7, though? Simply preventing g4-g5 ideas.

Sokolov indicates that Black needs to find a cure in this 10.Bb2 line. Maybe 18...Nf7 is it?

Just food for thought.
  
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Re: The Strategic Nimzo by Sokolov
Reply #28 - 03/22/12 at 16:32:38
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Very interesting book but I did say mainly written for white but black players should also gain something from the book so I will read it when I get some spare time. Quick look at some random places where some old black books call it equal Sokolov calls it slightly better for white and without computer check I think Sokolov is acutally right!

This book is a must for any white e3 Nimzo player. White 1 e4 players can also gaing something if they play Panov attack vs Caro-Kann since it transposes to Karpov variation.
  
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Re: The Strategic Nimzo by Sokolov
Reply #27 - 03/19/12 at 14:27:32
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This volume is from the white view point, and looks for most promising sides for white based on Sokolov's own rep on 4e3. Vol 2 will be similar I think but about 4a3.
  
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