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Re: Attacking Chess..Sicilian Najdorf
Reply #12 - 07/04/14 at 19:14:01
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MartinC wrote on 05/29/14 at 08:33:24:
Still on preorder on the chess & bridge website but not due until Jan 2015 so at least a little delayed.

He's relatively recently taken up editing chess magazine which will be rather eating into his time for writing books.


Can't quite see how...didnt he have a reputation for putting out books as quickly as Keane and more recently Lakdawala? 

Also, does Chess Magazine require much editing? Not sure how big their readership is anymore...i used to read both that and BCM twenty years ago but neither interest me anymore unfortunately,  Cry 
  

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Reply #11 - 05/29/14 at 08:33:24
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Still on preorder on the chess & bridge website but not due until Jan 2015 so at least a little delayed.

He's relatively recently taken up editing chess magazine which will be rather eating into his time for writing books.
  
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Re: Attacking Chess..Sicilian Najdorf
Reply #10 - 05/28/14 at 16:45:36
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Looks like Everyman have ditched this book! Not on their website anymore. Such a shame!
  
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Re: Attacking Chess..Sicilian Najdorf
Reply #9 - 11/03/12 at 07:25:49
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I'd like to find the Gelfand Variation (7...Nbd7 vs. 6Bg5) treated with some depth, much more than in Rizzitano's "Play the Najdorf".
  
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Re: Attacking Chess..Sicilian Najdorf
Reply #8 - 11/02/12 at 16:34:58
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When he wrote it there wasn't very much to put about 6 ..  Ng4 Smiley Not many real games, no real databases etc. So you could just have a few ideas, turn up and have fun. Now of course.....
  
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Re: Attacking Chess..Sicilian Najdorf
Reply #7 - 11/02/12 at 15:05:12
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chk wrote on 11/02/12 at 13:18:33:
@najdorfslayer: the repertoire choices you mention are all covered in King's book Winning with the Najdorf. Of course this is quite an old book (1992), but I mention it in the sense that there exists an option to get 90% of the main ideas & lines out from that book and fill in the gaps with own study.

btw for a club player these are very practical choices (all of them)..


Aahh King's 'Winning with the Najdorf', the first book I used to learn this great opening. I don't think he mentioned much on Ng4 against 6.Be3 but yes Old Main Line and Qc7/g6 against f4 he did recommend. A great book for its time and for me very inspirational.  I

I do see Martin's point about pawn structures some with ...e5, some with ...e6 some with ...g6, however my point is if you want to play 6...e5 lines get the Sharpest Sicilian, if you want 6...e6 lines get GM6b or Sicilian Scheveningen Move by Move. If you want something none of these have to offer, this could be it!
  
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Re: Attacking Chess..Sicilian Najdorf
Reply #6 - 11/02/12 at 13:18:33
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@najdorfslayer: the repertoire choices you mention are all covered in King's book Winning with the Najdorf. Of course this is quite an old book (1992), but I mention it in the sense that there exists an option to get 90% of the main ideas & lines out from that book and fill in the gaps with own study.

btw for a club player these are very practical choices (all of them)..
  

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Re: Attacking Chess..Sicilian Najdorf
Reply #5 - 11/02/12 at 10:22:32
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6 Be3 Ng4 is a bit tricky for a repitoire book because of 6 f3 when 6.. Qb6 is theoretically independent option but thematically not that different to a standard English attack. 

The pawn structures are also entirely different to anything else involved. So it'd be asking quite a lot of both the book and the readers. 6..e5 has to be most likely I think. There's still a lot of choice after that move.

Maybe 6.. e6/Nbd7/Qc7 as per Gelfand most likely vs 6 Bg5 as that is what he did a chapter on back in the John Emms Najdorf in Scheveningen style book. Or maybe that book means he'll cover something different instead Smiley You'll have to wait and see.

With it being an attacking chess book he might throw some exciting semi sidelines in, but I guess the opening doesn't really need the help Wink
  
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Re: Attacking Chess..Sicilian Najdorf
Reply #4 - 11/02/12 at 09:12:12
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I have the original, but not the revised addition. The revised lines against Be3 and 6.g3 are the same is in GM6. Not really a fan of the Poisoned Pawn and I can't see the 6.f4 and 6.Be2 lines changing too much, so I would prefer to wait until GM6b comes out middle of next year. 

I just think that Palliser has the chance to do something different and give some lines that haven't been written about for a long time. Rather than the other two Sharpest Sicilian and GM6 that seem to recommend the same things in a lot of cases. 

Everyman said basically long way of publishing and nothing has been decided as yet.
  
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Re: Attacking Chess..Sicilian Najdorf
Reply #3 - 11/02/12 at 09:03:35
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najdorfslayer wrote on 11/01/12 at 19:59:31:
Just wondering what lines Palliser will recommend in this book, particularly the 6.Bg5 lines.

What I would like to see against the main moves at move 6 are ;

Against 6.f4 
I would like to see 6...Qc7 with a K-side fianchetto, reason being Ftacnik covers 6...e6 and Georgiev covers 6...e5 (I know he also covers 6...Qc7 but he only skims over it!).

Against 6.Bc4
Maybe 6..e6 7.Bb3 Nbd7 lines. I know there are some move order issues here but 7...b5 is covered in the two other recent books mentioned.

Against 6.Be3
Maybe try 6...Ng4 again 6..e6 and 6...e5 are covered well elsewhere.

Against 6.Bg5
I would like to see the Old Main Line with 6...e6 7.f4 Be7 covered, this has not been covered in literature for a while and I feel it is the easiest for a club player to understand.

Against 6.Be2
Well I think he only has one option really and that is to play 6...e5.. I think that 6...e6 is going to done again by Ftacnik/Aagaard in GM6b and 6...e6 was done well in the Sicilian Scheveningen move by move.

Main reasons for these choices are that the other stuff are done elsewhere to a good standard. The only thing to offer here to make the book worth while is something a bit different!

Opinions please  Cheesy


Btw do you have the revised edition of Sharpest Sicilian? If so, what do you think of it? Is it enough as a standalone repertoire on the Najdorf?
  
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Re: Attacking Chess..Sicilian Najdorf
Reply #2 - 11/02/12 at 08:42:14
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Bibs wrote on 11/02/12 at 01:04:19:
You may like to email Everyman and ask.


Okay I have done, I await their reply!  Cheesy
  
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Re: Attacking Chess..Sicilian Najdorf
Reply #1 - 11/02/12 at 01:04:19
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You may like to email Everyman and ask.
  
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Attacking Chess..Sicilian Najdorf
11/01/12 at 19:59:31
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Just wondering what lines Palliser will recommend in this book, particularly the 6.Bg5 lines.

What I would like to see against the main moves at move 6 are ;

Against 6.f4 
I would like to see 6...Qc7 with a K-side fianchetto, reason being Ftacnik covers 6...e6 and Georgiev covers 6...e5 (I know he also covers 6...Qc7 but he only skims over it!).

Against 6.Bc4
Maybe 6..e6 7.Bb3 Nbd7 lines. I know there are some move order issues here but 7...b5 is covered in the two other recent books mentioned.

Against 6.Be3
Maybe try 6...Ng4 again 6..e6 and 6...e5 are covered well elsewhere.

Against 6.Bg5
I would like to see the Old Main Line with 6...e6 7.f4 Be7 covered, this has not been covered in literature for a while and I feel it is the easiest for a club player to understand.

Against 6.Be2
Well I think he only has one option really and that is to play 6...e5.. I think that 6...e6 is going to done again by Ftacnik/Aagaard in GM6b and 6...e6 was done well in the Sicilian Scheveningen move by move.

Main reasons for these choices are that the other stuff are done elsewhere to a good standard. The only thing to offer here to make the book worth while is something a bit different!

Opinions please  Cheesy
  
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