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Re: 1. Nf3 2. g3 3. Bg2 Repertoire book
Reply #8 - 02/07/14 at 11:58:21
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When I was a club player in the 70s this was one of my openings as White.
I had "Flank Openings" by Raymond Keene as my reference.
The URl below is the fourth edition which I don't know anything about. I had the first edition and at the time I was very pleased with it (one of my bibles).

http://www.amazon.com/Flank-Openings-Opening-Catalan-English/dp/4871878457
  

What kind of proof is that?
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Re: 1. Nf3 2. g3 3. Bg2 Repertoire book
Reply #7 - 02/06/14 at 21:23:14
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Well, 1. g3 e5 2. c4 of course also transposes to Marin's repertoire choice, in GM3.
  
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Re: 1. Nf3 2. g3 3. Bg2 Repertoire book
Reply #6 - 02/06/14 at 20:09:10
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I have also played 1.g3 on occasion, but because I don't like 1...e5 2.c4 (although I did play 1.c4 2.g3 for a while) I abandoned it. Sources are "The White Sniper" by Storey (Foxy Openings 2011) and "Bamboozle your opponents with 1.g3!" by Davies (ChessBase 2010).
  
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Re: 1. Nf3 2. g3 3. Bg2 Repertoire book
Reply #5 - 02/06/14 at 19:15:16
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If going for this I could reasonably see 1.g3 being the move order. Sort of surprised a tricky 1.g3 repertoire hasn't been bandied about somewhere.
  

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Re: 1. Nf3 2. g3 3. Bg2 Repertoire book
Reply #4 - 02/06/14 at 16:10:32
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I have to agree with MartinC.

I usually play 1.Nf3 myself and depending on mood, opponent and occasion I play 2.g3 or 2.c4 which can result in Reti, English or some d4-opening. I seldomly play KIA anymore. It took me YEARS to built my own repertoire and I am still expanding using a.o. Avrukh's GM1 & GM2 and "Wojo's Weapons".

I think you just have to built your own repertoire from all the sources available. It's time-consuming but I find it a lot of fun. It's always a work in progress!
  
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Re: 1. Nf3 2. g3 3. Bg2 Repertoire book
Reply #3 - 02/06/14 at 15:52:09
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Well to be frank, I do not have a preference for a particular set up. I agree this is a maze of transpositions, this is why I am looking for an expert insights into this scheme of development.

I mean, take 1.Nf3 for instance, Kramnik had his own pet lines, because he tried to thrive for certain types of positions. But not everything about 1.Nf3 has to be 'kramnikian'. Has anybody tried to put up a coherent repertoire starting this way? A repertoire with its own 'philosophy', coherence, the same persistent aim.

I could try to compile various books, but if anybody has already done it, I am curious.

On a personal note (Class A player),
I like having a flexible position, mainly with a strategic character.
I like having a foot in the centre or fighting to have one, for instance by keeping pawn breaks at my disposal to counter at the right time or to dislocate my opponent's structure.
I hate bad bishops (and have a tremendous score against the KID).
I am not so keen on gambiting right out of the opening, but absolutely willing to do it in the middlegame (positional and exchange sacrifices are fine for me).
I often outplay my opponent in the early middlegame (searching and building advantages) or in the endgame (piece activity).
  
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Re: 1. Nf3 2. g3 3. Bg2 Repertoire book
Reply #2 - 02/06/14 at 15:32:46
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Do you have a preference for a later c2-c4 or e2-e4 or both? Or maybe d2-d4? There are plenty of books about Reti, KIA ("Starting Out" by Emms) and English. "A Strategic Opening Repertoire" is about 1.Nf3, 2.c4, 3.g3 transposing to English or different 1.d4 openings.

Which openings(etups) do you prefer or want to avoid?
  
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Re: 1. Nf3 2. g3 3. Bg2 Repertoire book
Reply #1 - 02/06/14 at 14:45:58
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It'd be a horrible book to try and write Smiley Utterly enormous choice for black and transpositions absolutely everywhere.
  
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1. Nf3 2. g3 3. Bg2 Repertoire book
02/06/14 at 14:11:26
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Hi,
is there a book recommending a repertoire based upon 1. Nf3 2. g3 3. Bg2, perhaps 4. 0-0, waiting for black to set up before choosing the best/ideal/most annoying/depending on the author's mood pawn formation in the centre?
I am not interested in auto-pilots systems. I want to react according to black's configuration, but knowing when to transpose or avoid getting into Catalan, KIA, etc., is tricky and hard to find.

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