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Reply #26 - 03/14/12 at 08:57:39
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Wow the second volume will be only out in early 2013!
  
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Reply #25 - 03/14/12 at 07:48:00
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Reply #24 - 03/12/12 at 09:51:49
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kylemeister- This is a kind of book I wish there were more of, as opposed to the flood of repertoire books.

Indeed, me too. The book is impressive and rare these days because to really explain structures and plans takes time and experience. I look forward to more books by Sokolov. This series remembers me the modern way of the old and excellent RHM series with great teachers like Mednis. I order it and only waiting for Anand games second edition to have almost 1000 pages of great quality to study. I hope Sokolov continues his Lord of the Rings series.  Smiley
  

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Reply #23 - 03/12/12 at 07:14:24
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TalJechin wrote on 03/07/12 at 08:44:32:

As far as I can see from the index, Sokolov doesn't cover the lines (1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3 b6 5.Bd3 Bb7) 6.f3 and 6.Nge2. Does he mention especially the latter at all?
  

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Reply #22 - 03/12/12 at 00:59:17
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TalJechin wrote on 03/11/12 at 21:42:17:
Nice game and still unique it seems, not often you see a chessic googlewhack (or should it be "chessbasewhack" perhaps?) after only eleven moves!


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Reply #21 - 03/11/12 at 21:42:17
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Nice game and still unique it seems, not often you see a chessic googlewhack (or should it be "chessbasewhack" perhaps?) after only eleven moves!

  
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Reply #20 - 03/11/12 at 21:21:20
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nestor wrote on 03/11/12 at 20:49:17:
Not listed in the index. Do you remember the exact line?


It was 4...O-O 5. Bd3 d5 6. a3 Bxc3+ 7. bc c5 8. cd Qxd5 9. Nf3 b6 10. c4 Qh5 11. g4 (11. 0-0 Bb7=, as in a game Kortchnoi-Luther, is an old book reference).
  
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Reply #19 - 03/11/12 at 20:49:17
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kylemeister wrote on 03/11/12 at 19:42:26:
This is a kind of book I wish there were more of, as opposed to the flood of repertoire books.

One bit I'm curious about:  whether the book cites any games by Jan Werle.  A few years ago Werle (a young Dutch GM), who at the time had Sokolov as his trainer, took up the White side of the 4. e3 Nimzo and played some nice games with it.  One of them involved a g4 pawn sac which struck me as an interesting novelty, but I never saw it repeated or commented upon.

Not listed in the index. Do you remember the exact line?
  
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Reply #18 - 03/11/12 at 19:42:26
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This is a kind of book I wish there were more of, as opposed to the flood of repertoire books.

One bit I'm curious about:  whether the book cites any games by Jan Werle.  A few years ago Werle (a young Dutch GM), who at the time had Sokolov as his trainer, took up the White side of the 4. e3 Nimzo and played some nice games with it.  One of them involved a g4 pawn sac which struck me as an interesting novelty, but I never saw it repeated or commented upon.
  
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Reply #17 - 03/09/12 at 19:44:53
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My copy arrived today. On a quick scan it looks superb.
  
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Reply #16 - 03/09/12 at 15:12:18
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This seems an extremely impressive book, just by looking at the table of contents and the pdf sample. In my experience Sokolov is very thorough in his analysis, this should be no exception.
  
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Reply #15 - 03/07/12 at 08:44:32
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Reply #14 - 03/07/12 at 07:17:43
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Reply #13 - 03/06/12 at 20:08:18
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Release date on New in Chess website is March 8th, also has  pdf sample pages, looks good! Cool
  

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Re: The Strategic Nimzo by Sokolov
Reply #12 - 03/06/12 at 10:24:41
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Don't know if everuthing on the backcover blurb should be taken as fact. As far as I remember Sokolov played 4.Qc2 a lot, and he even wrote a book about it.

Anyway, the game vs Kasparov is very attractive indeed!

  
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