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Reply #37 - 12/27/15 at 22:31:33
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Bibs wrote on 12/27/15 at 13:32:42:
This is useful for you.
Watson (4):
http://www.gambitbooks.com/books/Mastering_the_Chess_Openings_volume_4.html

Plenty on Reti type stuff, lots for you to chew on.

I may well be missing something, but is there commentary on the actual Ramirez DVD here? Thoughts on that? Lines covered?


I have the dvd. What do you want to know exactly? The contents are:


01: Introduction      
02: Move Orders
     
1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 e6      

03: Nimzo Systems - Theory and Introduction      
04: 3.b3 Nf6 4.g3 Be7 - Ramirez Alvarez,A - Mulyar,M      
05: 3.g3 d5 4.b3 c5 - Ramirez Alvarez,A - Santarius,E      
06: 3.b3 Nf6 4.g3 c5 - Kramnik,V - Jakovenko,D      
07: 3.g3 d5 4.Bg2 Be7 - Paunovic,D - Sanchez Juncal,B      

Catalan: 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 e6 3.g3 Nf6 4.Bg2 Be7 5.c4      

08: 4...Nbd7 5.0-0 Be7 6.c4 c6 - Graf,A - Pavasovic,D      
09: 1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3 d5 4.Bg2 Be7 5.d4 0-0 - Sasikiran,K - Ramesh,R      

Reverse Benoni: 1.c4 e6 2.Nf3 d5 3.b3 c5 4.g3 Nc6 5.Bg2 Nf6 6.0-0      

10: 6...d4 7.e3 Be7 8.exd4 cxd4 9.d3 0-0 10.Na3 - Ramirez Alvarez,A - Kaidanov,G      
11: 6...Be7 7.e3 0-0 8.Bb2 d4 9.exd4 cxd4 10.Re1 Part 1 - Gashimov,V - Zinchenko,Y      
12: 6...Be7 7.e3 0-0 8.Bb2 d4 9.exd4 cxd4 10.Re1 Part 2 - Novik,M - Sammalvuo,T      

King's Indian and Grünfeld Setup: 1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.b4 Bg7 4.Bb2 0-0 5.g3      

13: 5...d6 Part 1 - Akopian,V - Bykov,A      
14: 5...d6 Part 2 - Akopian,V - Tukhaev,A      
15: 5...c6 - Markos,J - Cernousek,L      
16: 5...d6 Part 3 - Arencibia Rodriguez,W - Vigoa Apecheche,Y      

17: Slav Setup 1: 1.c4 c6 2.Nf3 d5 3.b3 Nf5 4.Bb2 e6 5.g3 - Akopian,V - Gemy,J      
18: Slav Setup 2: 1.Nf3 d5 2.g3 Nf6 3.Bg2 c6 4.0-0 Bf5 5.d3 - Stefanova,A - Pourkashiyan,A      
19: Slav Setup 3: 1.Nf3 d5 2.c4 c6 3.e3 Nf6 4.b3 Bg4 5.Bb2 - Granda Zuniga,J - Ladron de Guevara Pinto,P      

20: Quick Reverse Benoni 1: 1.Nf3 d5 2.c4 d4 3.e3 - Fressinet,L - Istratescu,A      
21: Quick Reverse Benoni 2:1.Nf3 d5 2.c4 d4 3.b4 - Sadorra,J - Kacheishvili,G      

22: 1.Nf3 d5 2.c4 dxc4 - Malakhov,V - Ionov,S      

23: Conclusion
  
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Reply #36 - 12/27/15 at 13:34:36
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(ah sorry, few comments were there earlier)
  
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Reply #35 - 12/27/15 at 13:32:42
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This is useful for you.
Watson (4):
http://www.gambitbooks.com/books/Mastering_the_Chess_Openings_volume_4.html

Plenty on Reti type stuff, lots for you to chew on.

I may well be missing something, but is there commentary on the actual Ramirez DVD here? Thoughts on that? Lines covered?
  
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Reply #34 - 12/15/15 at 23:16:42
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I am seeing the "pros" here (Tony & Tony) are not particularly enthusiastic with Delchev's book. But I'd use mainly to the anti-slav lines.

Are well covered to face confidently 1800-2000 fide opposition, at least ? Cool

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Reply #33 - 12/06/15 at 20:54:12
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good points to think about...

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Reply #32 - 12/03/15 at 21:28:39
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Interesting, Tony -- thanks. I remember now why I'd rejected 6 Bf4 actually and thought 6 Be3!? the only good way to tee up with 7 Qc1. I guess 6 Be3 c5!? is still playable but maybe it's dubious? -- I haven't really looked at this.
  
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Reply #31 - 12/03/15 at 21:10:42
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I liked the insight in the chapter you mention, but I don't think the positions objectively offer White much. Though I'm not sure anything does in the ...e6 lines - I always found those lines to be very respectable for Black!

I also play that KID line and really like it (I stole it from Georg Meier), but in the Grunfeld, I switch it up a lot. I usually avoid 6.c4 because I'm lame (and I also think 6...dxc4 7.Na3 c3! is fine for Black anyway), but I think the one thing I've learned is that whatever you 6th move you choose, it should be good against ...c5, since that's generally what Black wants to play. Of course, Black is getting a tempo down version of 6.c4 for White, but White having the extra tempo changes some things, e.g. 6.Bf4 c5! 7.dxc5 Ne4! now hits b2 and looks fine for Black! And if you can't take on c5 or meet it with something energetic, I feel like the opening has already been a failure.

I generally find 6.Nbd2 (intending either c4/b3/Bb2 or Re1/e4), to be the best second try behind 6.c4, but I'll admit I've only taken a cursory glance at this point.
  
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Reply #30 - 12/03/15 at 20:06:00
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Tony and Tony – of course, I must, and do, take your point about this book, of which I haven’t seen any more than the online sample anyway. But I must say that the stuff there on the Closed Réti was to me (as a highly selectively skilled club player!) very helpful. I mean the strategic stuff on white’s f4–f5 plans and when they can be implemented, along with the game fragments which of course you can ‘complete’ from a database. In fact, I felt I’d learnt more from this than from some complete books! But maybe that’s the only good bit of the book? – I’d be interested to know if any other chapters offer good strategic explanations.

Incidentally, and in answer to CanadianClub, I always play 1 Nf3 d5 2 g3, and get a Closed Réti around three-quarters of the time! (I supplement this with 1 Nf3 Nf6 2 g3 g6 3 Bg2 Bg7 4 0-0 0-0 5 d4 d6 6 b3!? against the KID – on 5 …d5 here I play 6 Nbd2 and 7 b3, but I’m tempted to try 6 Be3 or Bf4.)
  
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Reply #29 - 12/03/15 at 18:00:17
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GMTonyKosten wrote on 12/03/15 at 12:11:34:
I bought it some years ago but was VERY disappointed. Sad

I also didn't love it. A few good ideas, but way more that just left me confused, frustrated, or doubtful.  Huh
  
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Reply #28 - 12/03/15 at 17:41:23
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TD wrote on 12/02/15 at 11:56:07:
CanadianClub wrote on 12/02/15 at 10:00:39:
I have trying a bit this systems and work very well. And the symmetrical English (my first headache) is not a problem (thx to Pritchett book, aiming for a quick d4).

1.Nf3 d5 2.c4 d4

This is the real "problem"  Angry  It's not a problem playing some kind of reversed Blumenfeld against that in blitz games, but it long time controls... I don't see it.

So, options?

1) Do like Kramnik did (or does): 1.Nf3 d5 2.d4
But as a 1.d4 player myself, and using 1.Nf3 to change a little bit... this goes in the same direction as my normal repertoire (where Nf3 is OK, because I play Nf3 in the QG, plus I have to see some lines against Ragozin/617B7E7F737C1202/Bogo, because I play nimzo as white).

2) Play a little more "Retish", with 2.g3.
Is there any material available on this? Books? Vids? Articles/Blogs?

thx!

For me 2...d4 is also the biggest problem, although I have a +4 =1 score against it...

I play 3.g3 (Pc6! Delchev) and not 3.e3 Nc6! (McDonald & Delchev). Maybe "The Modern Reti" by Delchev (Chess Stars 2012) is something for you? It explains both these moves but prefers 3.b4.


I just want to remind of this letter on Chessstars.com if 3.b4 and Delchevs book is followed:
 
http://chess-stars.com/Reti_letter.html

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Re: Ramirez - The Reti - Chessbase
Reply #27 - 12/03/15 at 12:11:34
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CanadianClub wrote on 12/03/15 at 08:44:43:
this Delchev book seems good


I bought it some years ago but was VERY disappointed. Sad
  
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Reply #26 - 12/03/15 at 08:44:43
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TD wrote on 12/02/15 at 11:56:07:
CanadianClub wrote on 12/02/15 at 10:00:39:
I have trying a bit this systems and work very well. And the symmetrical English (my first headache) is not a problem (thx to Pritchett book, aiming for a quick d4).

1.Nf3 d5 2.c4 d4

This is the real "problem"  Angry  It's not a problem playing some kind of reversed Blumenfeld against that in blitz games, but it long time controls... I don't see it.

So, options?

1) Do like Kramnik did (or does): 1.Nf3 d5 2.d4
But as a 1.d4 player myself, and using 1.Nf3 to change a little bit... this goes in the same direction as my normal repertoire (where Nf3 is OK, because I play Nf3 in the QG, plus I have to see some lines against Ragozin/3F2520212D224C05/Bogo, because I play nimzo as white).

2) Play a little more "Retish", with 2.g3.
Is there any material available on this? Books? Vids? Articles/Blogs?

thx!

For me 2...d4 is also the biggest problem, although I have a +4 =1 score against it...

I play 3.g3 (Pc6! Delchev) and not 3.e3 Nc6! (McDonald & Delchev). Maybe "The Modern Reti" by Delchev (Chess Stars 2012) is something for you? It explains both these moves but prefers 3.b4.


Thx, this Delchev book seems good. In both Amazon and Bookdepository is not available xDD

My initial idea is to play like Ramirez points, with 3.e3 and 4.b4 but... all available options are welcome.

Anything on 1.Nf3 d5 2.g3 ?

The problem on that (2.g3) is the transpositional multiple options you have (you plan a future c4? maybe a future d4?). To make a repertoire or give suggestions on that I assume is not easy. Maybe follow some GM playing this way (in a database) would be the point, I don't know, and see how they handle this positions (people that plays this way many times, not only here and there, to have covered all options by Black). Candidates to follow? xDD

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Re: Ramirez - The Reti - Chessbase
Reply #25 - 12/02/15 at 11:56:07
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CanadianClub wrote on 12/02/15 at 10:00:39:
I have trying a bit this systems and work very well. And the symmetrical English (my first headache) is not a problem (thx to Pritchett book, aiming for a quick d4).

1.Nf3 d5 2.c4 d4

This is the real "problem"  Angry  It's not a problem playing some kind of reversed Blumenfeld against that in blitz games, but it long time controls... I don't see it.

So, options?

1) Do like Kramnik did (or does): 1.Nf3 d5 2.d4
But as a 1.d4 player myself, and using 1.Nf3 to change a little bit... this goes in the same direction as my normal repertoire (where Nf3 is OK, because I play Nf3 in the QG, plus I have to see some lines against Ragozin/05272827222F2728052A33244607/Bogo, because I play nimzo as white).

2) Play a little more "Retish", with 2.g3.
Is there any material available on this? Books? Vids? Articles/Blogs?

thx!

For me 2...d4 is also the biggest problem, although I have a +4 =1 score against it...

I play 3.g3 (Pc6! Delchev) and not 3.e3 Nc6! (McDonald & Delchev). Maybe "The Modern Reti" by Delchev (Chess Stars 2012) is something for you? It explains both these moves but prefers 3.b4.
  
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Reply #24 - 12/02/15 at 10:00:39
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I have trying a bit this systems and work very well. And the symmetrical English (my first headache) is not a problem (thx to Pritchett book, aiming for a quick d4).

1.Nf3 d5 2.c4 d4

This is the real "problem"  Angry  It's not a problem playing some kind of reversed Blumenfeld against that in blitz games, but it long time controls... I don't see it.

So, options?

1) Do like Kramnik did (or does): 1.Nf3 d5 2.d4
But as a 1.d4 player myself, and using 1.Nf3 to change a little bit... this goes in the same direction as my normal repertoire (where Nf3 is OK, because I play Nf3 in the QG, plus I have to see some lines against Ragozin/QID/Bogo, because I play nimzo as white).

2) Play a little more "Retish", with 2.g3.
Is there any material available on this? Books? Vids? Articles/Blogs?

thx!
  
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Reply #23 - 10/09/15 at 17:09:16
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CanadianClub wrote on 10/09/15 at 07:19:38:
I'll pick up Donaldson/Hansen book also. I own The dynamic English by the boss so if I don't remember bad, there is something to follow there (basic stuff but enough to start out).

Thx !

As you'll find out, the Dynamic English mostly relies on lines in the Symmetrical where White doesn't play Nf3 early, or at all. So it's not very useful for a 1.Nf3 repertoire.
  

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