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Re: Lalic 2014. Play the Accelerated Dragon
Reply #16 - 05/01/14 at 08:10:02
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Everyman says that it has uploaded an extract, but I can't seem to find it?!
  
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Re: Lalic 2014. Play the Accelerated Dragon
Reply #15 - 04/20/14 at 21:01:02
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Peter Lalic wrote on 04/19/14 at 20:42:36:
CanadianClub wrote on 04/19/14 at 14:41:29:
Nice to see here another author  Smiley

In the main line: early Qa5 before castling or castling and then a5 to get d5 possible?

Good luck with the book !!


Thanks.
No matter what move order White chooses in the mainline, Black practically always castles on the seventh and thrusts a pawn forward on the eighth. Thus my recommendation against Fischer's plan features the flank attack ...a5-a4, followed by an inevitable ...d5. These positions are much more fun, and easy to play, than the tense ...Qa5 + ...d6 (sub-)standard Dragons.


Uhmmmm, interesting  Wink
  
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Re: Lalic 2014. Play the Accelerated Dragon
Reply #14 - 04/20/14 at 14:05:10
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So no 5.Nc3 Bg7 6.Be3 Nf6 7.Bc4 O-O 8.Bb3 d6 9.f3 Bd7 10.Qd2 Nxd4 11.Bxd4 b5 either? That variation seems to be neglected last several years.
The consensus on this forum is more or less that the Gurgenidze is solid, but a bit passive. What is your view?
  

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Re: Lalic 2014. Play the Accelerated Dragon
Reply #13 - 04/19/14 at 20:42:36
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CanadianClub wrote on 04/19/14 at 14:41:29:
Nice to see here another author  Smiley

In the main line: early Qa5 before castling or castling and then a5 to get d5 possible?

Good luck with the book !!


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No matter what move order White chooses in the mainline, Black practically always castles on the seventh and thrusts a pawn forward on the eighth. Thus my recommendation against Fischer's plan features the flank attack ...a5-a4, followed by an inevitable ...d5. These positions are much more fun, and easy to play, than the tense ...Qa5 + ...d6 (sub-)standard Dragons.
  
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Re: Lalic 2014. Play the Accelerated Dragon
Reply #12 - 04/19/14 at 20:06:46
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kylemeister wrote on 04/19/14 at 19:10:20:
On a maybe offhand note, I was surprised to notice a GM (I think) recently playing in a way I associate with Fischer-Panno 1958:  7. Bc4 0-0 8. f3.  I wonder if that was intentional/prepared.


Perhaps he's been checking Fischer-Panno with a computer engine. Engines appear to think it's about equal.
  
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Re: Lalic 2014. Play the Accelerated Dragon
Reply #11 - 04/19/14 at 19:10:20
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RdC wrote on 04/19/14 at 18:38:38:
The forcing line 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 g6 5. Nc3 Bg7 6. Be3 Nf6 7. Nxc6 bxc6 8. e5 has never been that popular in comparison to 7. Bc4 , but presumably gives White a playable game which isn't a normal Dragon position.

Has there been any discussion of the idea on this forum?


If there has been, I don't recall it.  I've been struck by how uncommon this old line seems to be these days.
I guess the choice between 8...Ng8 and 8...Nd5 is a matter of taste -- at least I've been accustomed to seeing them both regarded as leading to approximate equality with best play.

On a maybe offhand note, I was surprised to notice a GM (I think) recently playing in a way I associate with Fischer-Panno 1958:  7. Bc4 0-0 8. f3.  I wonder if that was intentional/prepared.
  
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Re: Lalic 2014. Play the Accelerated Dragon
Reply #10 - 04/19/14 at 18:38:38
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The forcing line 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 g6 5. Nc3 Bg7 6. Be3 Nf6 7. Nxc6 bxc6 8. e5 has never been that popular in comparison to 7. Bc4 , but presumably gives White a playable game which isn't a normal Dragon position.

Has there been any discussion of the idea on this forum?
  
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Re: Lalic 2014. Play the Accelerated Dragon
Reply #9 - 04/19/14 at 14:41:29
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Peter Lalic wrote on 04/17/14 at 18:13:29:
Judging by Everyman's positive response, it sounds like you will be pleasantly surprised! By the way, the book is indeed arriving in the next week or two.

Here are the contents, for your information:

1 The Main Line: Yugoslav Attack Attempts 11
2 The Main Line: 7 Bc4  43
3 The Main Line: Classical Variation  70
4 White Deviations  95
5 Maróczy Bind: Strategic Ideas  110
6 Maróczy Bind: Gurgenidze Variation  136


Nice to see here another author  Smiley

In the main line: early Qa5 before castling or castling and then a5 to get d5 possible?

Good luck with the book !!
  
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Reply #8 - 04/18/14 at 08:20:33
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176 pages to analyse 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5! ... (lol)
  
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Re: Lalic 2014. Play the Accelerated Dragon
Reply #7 - 04/17/14 at 18:13:29
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Judging by Everyman's positive response, it sounds like you will be pleasantly surprised! By the way, the book is indeed arriving in the next week or two.

Here are the contents, for your information:

1 The Main Line: Yugoslav Attack Attempts 11
2 The Main Line: 7 Bc4  43
3 The Main Line: Classical Variation  70
4 White Deviations  95
5 Maróczy Bind: Strategic Ideas  110
6 Maróczy Bind: Gurgenidze Variation  136
  
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Re: Lalic 2014. Play the Accelerated Dragon
Reply #6 - 04/17/14 at 09:03:45
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MartinC wrote on 04/16/14 at 08:31:08:
176 should be more than plenty Smiley It only took Greet 320 pages to cover pretty well everything about the accelerated dragon in the starting out book.
(How/whether it'll justify itself vs that Greet book I'm less sure.).


Agreed. Greet's book on the accelerated dragon is probably the best starting out book I know.
  
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Reply #5 - 04/16/14 at 22:36:22
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But the book is supposed to be coming out this month.

Incidentally it seems 320 was also the page count of "comprehensive" books on the AD by Nielsen/Hansen and Silman/Donaldson (both 1998).  But if that is true of Silman/Donaldson, it somehow bulked up by almost 100 pages from the 1993 edition ...
  
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Re: Lalic 2014. Play the Accelerated Dragon
Reply #4 - 04/16/14 at 21:28:59
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Doesn't this happen every time a new book is announced?  Someone on the forum thinks that 176 pages is far too few to cover the opening, and by the time the book is printed the actual number of pages ends up being much longer.
  
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Re: Lalic 2014. Play the Accelerated Dragon
Reply #3 - 04/16/14 at 08:31:08
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176 should be more than plenty Smiley It only took Greet 320 pages to cover pretty well everything about the accelerated dragon in the starting out book.
(How/whether it'll justify itself vs that Greet book I'm less sure.).
  
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Re: Lalic 2014. Play the Accelerated Dragon
Reply #2 - 04/16/14 at 07:21:56
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When I saw Lalic I was thinking in Bogdan Lalic I was surprised because I had no idea he was playing the accelerated dragon move order. But fantastic, anyway! But it's Peter Lalic, no Bogdan.

All my respects and good luck to Peter on the project, of course.
  
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