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Re: New Open Games Book
Reply #47 - 12/22/15 at 07:25:49
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Pleased to see he has consulted the first edition of Bilguer's Handbook (1843). My Victorian repertoire could be making a comeback!
  

Those who want to go by my perverse footsteps play such pawn structure with fuzzy atypical still strategic orientations

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Reply #46 - 03/30/15 at 21:46:43
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Hahaha, hello. Yeah, it is a draw!  Smiley
  
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Reply #45 - 03/30/15 at 12:37:34
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Hi Ametanoitos,

is there any progress after 2 weeks? Black position is quite solid, isn't it?
  
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Reply #44 - 03/14/15 at 16:54:47
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Your line doesn't seem forced. It is not hard for me to imagine getting into a position which the PC evaluates as equal but in reality Black is very passive and White will find a way to improve his position (like many instances of a double rook endgame after the c6-pawn and queens get gine out of the board).

As i don't have access right now to the analysis of this game (done by me quite a looong ago Smiley )i might be able to answer to you in a couple of days about that line in general.
  
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Reply #43 - 03/14/15 at 14:25:41
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Its hard to imagine that black should have problems after

26. Rbd1 Nf6 27. Ne5 Qxc5 28. Nxd7 Nxd7 29. Qxd7 c6 30. Rc1 Qd5 31. Qg7 Rbd8
32. g3 f4 33. Qc3 fxg3 34. hxg3 Rhf8 35. Qxc6+ Qxc6 36. Rxc6 Rf7 37. Rb1 Rb8
38. Rxb8+ Kxb8 39. f4 Rc7 =

Maybe in OTB black would solve some problems in this 14.Bd3 line but theoreticaly/in corr game black is OK!?

  
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Reply #42 - 03/14/15 at 12:26:53
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After 26.Rbd1 i predict quite some suffering for Black, but most probably indeed he might be able to draw (i guess!)
  
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Reply #41 - 03/14/15 at 09:47:58
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Ametanoitos wrote on 10/06/14 at 01:41:06:
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nxc6 bxc6 6. e5 Qe7 7. Qe2 Nd5 8.c4 Nb6 9. Nc3 Bb7 10. Bd2 g6 11. Ne4 O-O-O 12. a4 Ba6 13. Qf3 Re8 14. Bd3 Bxc4
15. O-O Bxd3 16. Qxd3 Qxe5 17. Qa6+ Kb8 18. Bc3 Qxe4 19. Rfe1 Qxe1+ 20. Bxe1 Rg8 21. g3 Re6 22. Bc3 Bd6 23. a5 Nc8 24. Rd1 Ka8 25. Bd4 c5 26. Be3 Ne7 27.
Qc4 Nc6 28. a6 Ne5 29. Qc3 Rge8 30. Kg2 Nc6 31. Bxc5 Bxc5 32. Qxc5 Nb8 33. Ra1 Rc6 34. Qb5 Rb6 35. Qd5+ c6 36. Qxf7 Re2 37. b3 g5 38. Qh5 Rc2 39. Qxh7 Rc5 40.
Qg8 Rd5 41. h4 gxh4 42. g4 Rb4 43. Rf1 Ra5 44. f4 Ra3 45. Kh3 Rbxb3+ 46. Kxh4 Rh3+ 47. Kg5 Ra5+ 48. f5 Rb5 49. Kg6 Rg3 50. Rf4 Rd5 51. f6

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Quite interesting game. I have no doubts that you analyzed this line in depth, but lets try to help to black little bit.

I offer to follow corr game Anokhin-Korzh -
14..Bg7 15.0-0 Bxe5 16.c5 Bxd3 17.Qxd3 Nd5 18.Rae1 and now I propose novelty

18...Kb8 ( actually 18..f5 19.Ng5 Qg7 was played... 1-0 in 39 moves)
Now after moreless forced sequence 19.b4 f5 20.Ng5 Qf6 21.b5 Bf4 22.bxc6 Qxc6 23.Rb1 Ka8 24.Nf3 Bxd2 25.Qxd2 Rb8 and black is quite solid and white has just compensation for a pawn enough for equality.

Are you able to improve white play somewhere between move 15-25?

  
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Reply #40 - 03/04/15 at 00:39:50
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The variation I found unconvinincing is:
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bb5 Bb4 5. O-O O-O 6. d3 Bxc3 7. bxc3 d6 8. Bg5 h6 9. Bh4 Bd7 10. Re1 a6 11. Bc4 Na5 12. Bb3 Re8 13. h3 Qe7 14. Nd2 b5 15.
Nf1 Nxb3 16. axb3 c5 17. d4 g5 followed by Rad8.

That's Bologan's recommendation for black against the subvariation of a subvariation, so it's very unimportant. I don't like the final position at all though. All the weaknesses are in black's camp. The PC gives white +0.70 after 18. Bg3.

  
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Re: New Open Games Book
Reply #39 - 02/27/15 at 15:59:05
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Hi Gorath,

would you be so kind to share with us which recommendation against the 4Kn doesn´t look convincing to you? I´m just curious Wink

Thank you in advance...
  
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Reply #38 - 02/26/15 at 18:37:36
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I have to scale down my praise for Bologan's book a bit. It seems openings like the Four Knights and the Vienna with 3.f4 didn't receive as much attention as the sharper openings.
I found one very strange recommendation in the 4Kn. which doesn't look convincing at all.
In the Vienna he claims that at a critical point the Greek gift does not work and offers a quite long variation. His conclusion seems correct to me, although it's not a trivial case, but his variation is flawed because Bologan ignores the computer's clear first recommendation for the attacker a couple of moves in, which leads to a position which can only be better for white. An earlier deviation should solve this though.
  
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Re: New Open Games Book
Reply #37 - 02/18/15 at 15:39:38
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I've used Bologan's book for youth training. Guess I've worked through close to 100 pages now, selected chapters. Checked all variations with the computer, if necessary until depth 27, then I compared his recommendations with other current sources (Kaufman, Sielecki on YouTube, a couple of ChessStars books by Sakaev and others). After doing this for a couple of chapters I stopped checking the other sources. Outside of the rare sidelines it wasn't worth the effort.

I think Bologan's book is outstanding for players up to 2300. Apart from some layout related decisions his book is simply superb. Exactly the correct amount of details and very aggressive chess. He puts a huge amount of pressure on white in risky openings.
I didn't find a single refuted line so far. In couple of instances he prefared one type of +1.5 to other source's different type of +2. Which basically means he chose only the computer's 2nd or 3rd best move, but that's okay for me. I actually want him to make choices.

For GM level or correspondence chess you need something else, of course. But AFAIK a deeper book on e4-e5 without the RL is not available at this point.
  
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Re: New Open Games Book
Reply #36 - 02/04/15 at 15:14:45
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I read the samples and I can say I like the style that it is written but also I have told that is has some flaws for someone who will look at chess databases,ofcourse do not ask  me about this I did not take so close read.
Has anyone took a closer read at this book,it is worth to read?
  
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Re: New Open Games Book
Reply #35 - 10/10/14 at 09:01:26
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I don't really see anything wrong with the book structure. It has all the relevant chapters with good verbal explanation. The game references are very good, without wasting space. And while the naming of pieces and maneuvers might seem like overkill if you read them all in the introductory chapter, they are proving helpful when you are learning a specific line. Of course, if you play serious correspondence chess and rely solely on one repertoire book, you will run into trouble with black.

The line Ametanoitos apparently refuted is a part of a line which Bologan himself confesses to have doubts in, and he gives two major alternatives (9...Qe6, 4. ...Bc5). I like the fact that the book is full of lines that you don't find in any repertoire books for black.
  
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Reply #34 - 10/09/14 at 08:48:58
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rossia wrote on 10/09/14 at 05:00:55:
Ametanoitos wrote on 10/08/14 at 17:57:51:
So, you missed the point and you keep insulting me. Never mind...whatever!


No Greek author, no, I'm not insulting you cause I have your coauthors books on GM Tarrasch and Playing the French  Kiss

But I don't like your tone over Bologan... Cool


That's why i said that you missed the point. I admire Bologan, we were also team-mates in Greece. My critisism was about the book structure which i didn't like, and this has nothing to do with Bologan himself, but with the novel editors' idea. Also, it is quite difficult to understand the tone of someone from a foroum, isn't it?
  
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Re: New Open Games Book
Reply #33 - 10/09/14 at 07:15:06
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rossia wrote on 10/08/14 at 09:58:05:
I can also hit shift+f2  Cheesy


Does that do anything? I usually use ALT+F2 Wink
  

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Reply #32 - 10/09/14 at 07:09:57
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RdC wrote on 08/20/14 at 18:17:57:
Borrowing some ideas from the Chigorin might have its points.
The position after 1. d4 d5 2. c4 Nc6 3. Nf3 Bg4 4. e3 e5 5. cxd5 Qxd5 6. Nc3 Bb4 7. Be2 exd4 8. exd4 is identical, but a Chigorin player unaware of the transposition would likely continue with 8. .. Nf6 ,8. .. 0-0-0 or even 8. .. Nge7.


Actually, the Chigorin player is almost always aware of the transposition (and further to Capablanca's 9...Qc4); it's rather White who is surprised by it, very often knowing nothing about sharp 1 e4 e5 variations. I've won quite a few games as Black from that position. White swaps queens off thinking the doubled c-pawns are a weakness, throws in a2-a3 which just drives the bishop where it wants to go (b6), and generally plays like a drain.
  

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Re: New Open Games Book
Reply #31 - 10/08/14 at 09:58:05
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Ametanoitos wrote on 10/06/14 at 01:41:06:
...certainly never going to surpass Bologan (which is not far from the truth i'd say, and i mean it!) i can only provide as an evidence the following corr game...


Write whole book like he did, and perhaps you will notice 1000 Elo gap  Huh

For Houdini, Komodo, Stockfish & Co analysis I don't need a book.... just like you, I can also hit shift+f2  Cheesy
  
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Reply #30 - 10/06/14 at 09:27:36
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I agree with you, but it is another thing talking about humans playing over-the-board chess and another thing entirely to talk about an objective assesment of a theoretical position based on deep computer analysis.
  
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Reply #29 - 10/06/14 at 09:09:26
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Ametanoitos wrote on 10/06/14 at 06:45:35:
"Probably" a refutation  Smiley

Obviously i have analysed quite deeply the position and that's why my opinion is so strong on this. I may be mistaken of course, but I think that Black has quite some big problems here! The line played in the game is not Black's best, but still a high recommendation by the engines (who realise that Black is in trouble when it is already late!  Grin).

Maybe I am a bit biased at the moment because I recently read Aagaard's "Calculation" book (not the GM Prep, but the first one) and now I "feel" that long forcing lines are very rare. So starting with a move like 14.Bd3 there have to be many possibilities for both sides. Maybe you could argue that after 14.Bd3! the ball is in black's court. Aagaard made me aware (again!) that we often miss candidates right at the beginning of variations....
  
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Reply #28 - 10/06/14 at 06:45:35
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"Probably" a refutation  Smiley

Obviously i have analysed quite deeply the position and that's why my opinion is so strong on this. I may be mistaken of course, but I think that Black has quite some big problems here! The line played in the game is not Black's best, but still a high recommendation by the engines (who realise that Black is in trouble when it is already late!  Grin).
  
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Reply #27 - 10/06/14 at 05:45:47
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Ametanoitos wrote on 10/06/14 at 01:41:06:
but you won't find the very strong (probably a refutation of Black's play) 14.Bd3!

Play is not forced after this interesting move, Black has various alternative ways - I think it's harsh to call this the refutation of the line  Shocked
  
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Reply #26 - 10/06/14 at 01:41:06
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First of all i never attacked Bologan's book. On the contrary. I don't like the structure of the book, but i guess that this is not the fault of Bologan's.

As for your other comment about me certainly never going to surpass Bologan (which is not far from the truth i'd say, and i mean it!) i can only provide as an evidence the following corr game:

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nxc6 bxc6 6. e5 Qe7 7. Qe2 Nd5 8.c4 Nb6 9. Nc3 Bb7 10. Bd2 g6 11. Ne4 O-O-O 12. a4 Ba6 13. Qf3 Re8 14. Bd3 Bxc4
15. O-O Bxd3 16. Qxd3 Qxe5 17. Qa6+ Kb8 18. Bc3 Qxe4 19. Rfe1 Qxe1+ 20. Bxe1 Rg8 21. g3 Re6 22. Bc3 Bd6 23. a5 Nc8 24. Rd1 Ka8 25. Bd4 c5 26. Be3 Ne7 27.
Qc4 Nc6 28. a6 Ne5 29. Qc3 Rge8 30. Kg2 Nc6 31. Bxc5 Bxc5 32. Qxc5 Nb8 33. Ra1 Rc6 34. Qb5 Rb6 35. Qd5+ c6 36. Qxf7 Re2 37. b3 g5 38. Qh5 Rc2 39. Qxh7 Rc5 40.
Qg8 Rd5 41. h4 gxh4 42. g4 Rb4 43. Rf1 Ra5 44. f4 Ra3 45. Kh3 Rbxb3+ 46. Kxh4 Rh3+ 47. Kg5 Ra5+ 48. f5 Rb5 49. Kg6 Rg3 50. Rf4 Rd5 51. f6

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You'll going to find this line analysed in page 222 of Bologan's book (so, before page 250 that you studied), but you won't find the very strong (probably a refutation of Black's play) 14.Bd3! mentioned at all! Luckily i didn't need to wait for Houdini version 100 to find this move!  Tongue

Ofcourse Bologan gives another line as well for Black, so no really big deal. This book is full of interesting chess.

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Reply #25 - 10/03/14 at 21:42:42
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The new Bologan's book is outstanding! Period!

I can't understand people who are willingly attacking his book without studying it carefully!

I went trough first 250 pages and find the lines very interesting and thorough. He always gives 2 lines, and his assessments are sincere and accurate.

Nikos Ntrilis? Why aren't you working on Quality Chess book on 1.e4 e5 for Black? You gonna have rough time surpassing Bologan. That's for sure, even you shall use Houdini version 100 from year 2199  Cool
  
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Reply #24 - 10/02/14 at 19:26:45
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Fllg wrote on 10/02/14 at 18:12:13:
But the content still looks interesting...


No doubt about that!
  
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Reply #23 - 10/02/14 at 18:12:13
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You are not. At least it has a tree structure.  Wink

But the content still looks interesting...
  
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Reply #22 - 10/02/14 at 16:38:23
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Am i the only one that finds the whole presentation approach a bit.... let's say confusing?
  
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Reply #21 - 09/29/14 at 07:06:20
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Received my copy on Saturday.

I haven't checked many lines yet, but I like the approach of suggesting two complete alternative lines (sometimes even more, e.g. he has the 2-knights plus 2 alternative lines against the Giuoco Pianissimo).
In this way, he can attempt to refute lines like the piece-sac King's Gambits in the most direct way because he has his fall-back 2. ...d5 rep for those who don't like it.

Also plenty of Scotch and 4-Knights coverage. Who has ever covered the Mieses and ...Bc5 in one repertoire book?

  
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Reply #20 - 09/27/14 at 10:08:56
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ghenghisclown wrote on 09/25/14 at 04:52:57:
What does he recommend against the Evans?


1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4 Bxb4 5.c3

now Bologon recommends both 5...Bc5 and 5...Ba5

But recommends some 'old and reliable ideas' in the 5...Ba5 lines




Interesting, I thought 5. ...Bc5 was inferior.
  

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Reply #19 - 09/26/14 at 16:07:06
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What does he recommend against the Evans?


1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4 Bxb4 5.c3

now Bologon recommends both 5...Bc5 and 5...Ba5

But recommends some 'old and reliable ideas' in the 5...Ba5 lines

  
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Reply #18 - 09/25/14 at 06:41:02
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The book analysis are simple but clear, diagrams are often graphically annotated. Both things are big plus for the book, just like there quality of analysis and ideas somewhere up to 2300-2400.

However some things I really don't like:

- some lines Smiley [fox example - I am not sure, that Polerio gambit against KG is the simplest way how to play, Rosentreter’s Gambit,  systems against Vienna with g3 ang Glek based on very quick Nc6-d4, only very short article with line against 8.Bd3 in 2knights defence based on Stellwagen-L'Ami etc.] - but this is only personal preference

- there are too much names of manoeuvres (if I remember correctly, i.e.Staunton queen - Qd8-h4 etc) - its good idea to have some names for it, but when he repeated it on every page than this looks little bit disturbing...

- very often is mentioned second edition of book - please imagine - you just bough new book, but second edition will examine other lines, just these which you want to see...... isn't it crazy to read it?

- there are lot of errors in notation. I got even feeling, that book wasn't typed in any chess programs, because errors are practically everywhere - time to time you need little bit think about right move... I have never ever seen anything like this in any chess book.
  
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Reply #17 - 09/25/14 at 04:52:57
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What does he recommend against the Evans?
  

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Reply #16 - 09/20/14 at 12:29:16
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Arrived and quite impressed, lots of variety but could have been slightly more detailed study in some lines.
  
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Reply #15 - 09/16/14 at 19:36:10
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My copy should arrive tomorrow!!
  
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Reply #14 - 08/21/14 at 20:10:53
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Indeed, I think Black has theoretical equality after 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.c3 d5 5.exd5 Qxd5 6.cxd4 Bg4 7.Nc3 Bb4 8.Be2 Nf6-0 9.0-0 Qa5 10.Be3 and now either 10...0-0 or 10...0-0-0.  Incidentally White could side-step Capablanca's line anyway with 8.Be3, which often leads to the same position, although Black has the tricky earlier deviation 7...Bxf3.  The main snag is that White's IQP position is the easier to play- in the Chesslive.de database White is typically scoring around 60%.  The approaches with ...0-0-0 were mainly what I was thinking of when mentioning Black's aggressive ideas, but White's half-open c-file is a problem (I remember coming unstuck as Black in these lines a couple of time via transposition from the 3...d5 Ponziani).
  
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Reply #13 - 08/20/14 at 18:17:57
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SWJediknight wrote on 08/20/14 at 15:28:33:
it's worth noting that Black does have some quite aggressive approaches after 4...d5- perhaps he might discuss some of those rather than just focusing on Capablanca's line ending in ...Qc4.


Borrowing some ideas from the Chigorin might have its points.
The position after 1. d4 d5 2. c4 Nc6 3. Nf3 Bg4 4. e3 e5 5. cxd5 Qxd5 6. Nc3 Bb4 7. Be2 exd4 8. exd4 is identical, but a Chigorin player unaware of the transposition would likely continue with 8. .. Nf6 ,8. .. 0-0-0 or even 8. .. Nge7.
  
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Reply #12 - 08/20/14 at 16:18:49
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But Bologan does have 4...Nf6 in the Göring. via the Ponziani.
  
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Reply #11 - 08/20/14 at 15:28:33
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Looking over the chapters I am impressed with most of the lines- for instance both 3...g5 and the Modern Defence vs. the King's Gambit (though I am left wondering by the lack of a chapter on the Quaade, 3...g5 4.Nc3), both 4...Nf6 and 4...Bc5 vs. the Scotch and both 3...Nf6 and 3...Bc5 vs. the Italian).  I think the more aggressively-inclined players would want an alternative to Capablanca's defence to the Göring Gambit (Emms gave three defences to the Göring, 4...d5, 4...dxc3 and 4...Nf6 5.e5 Nd5) although it's worth noting that Black does have some quite aggressive approaches after 4...d5- perhaps he might discuss some of those rather than just focusing on Capablanca's line ending in ...Qc4.

Jan Pinski was probably the last to write a comprehensive overview of the Italian Game, Evans Gambit and Two Knights Defence (spanned over two books) but he was overly dismissive of various lines from White's perspective (most notably the gambits 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.d4, 4.0-0 Nf6 5.d4, and 4.c3 Nf6 5.d4 exd4 6.0-0).

  
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Reply #10 - 08/20/14 at 13:16:15
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The book does look very interesting (the excerpt is here if you had as much trouble finding it as I did), and I like that Bologan and the editors decided to be creative with the format. Chess books could use a little experimentation.
  
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Reply #9 - 08/20/14 at 11:30:40
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There is an excerpt now out on New in Chess website.

Looks amazing!
Covers both 4...Nf6 & 4...Bc5 against the Scotch
Covers both Giuoco Piano & Two Knights
Plus two nice option against the King's Gambit
  
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Re: New Open Games Book
Reply #8 - 08/13/14 at 14:55:54
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I, for one, wonder if one of these publishers could take a break from repertoire books and publish a large, high quality general coverage book on the Italian game (Evans' Gambit, Giuoco Piano/Pianissimo, and Two Knights Defense) comparable to Dembo/Palliser's effort on the Scotch. Do we need another book telling us to decline the Danish by heading for the Capablanca ending etc.? Some of this stuff gets quite redundant and a big, comprehensive overview of the Italian would be really cool. Of course, such a book is probably both much more work to write and less likely to sell many copies. A shame really.
  

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Reply #7 - 08/03/14 at 15:04:13
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In that last line I think White is doing well in the version of the Max Lange with 6.e5 d5 7.exf6 dxc4 8.fxg7 Rg8 9.Re1+ Be6 10.Bg5.  Even if Black has a way to equalise, the resulting positions are easier for White to play because Black has trouble finding a safe home for the king.  Thus I would expect 5...Nxe4 to be the recommendation.  Black can certainly keep a fair amount of play in the position after 6.Re1 d5 7.Bxd5 Qxd5 8.Nc3 Qa5 and I think that it is also possible for Black to stay away from the various drawish lines that follow 8...Qh5 (e.g. Craig Evans's suggestion of 9.Nxe4 Be6 10.Bg5 Bd6 11.Nxd6+ cxd6 12.Bf4 Qd5 13.c3 Qf5 instead of Rc8, and now there is no en-masse trade on d4).

I would generally expect solid lines to be offered as most of the GMs are after low-maintenance replies to White's alternatives to the Lopez, but John Emms in Play the Open Games as Black gave readers a choice between an aggressive approach and a solid approach vs. most lines (and sometimes three or four choices) so you never know.
  
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Reply #6 - 08/02/14 at 16:50:28
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Let's get a discussion going.

I know this won't influence the choices but it would be interesting to know what people would like to see in this upcoming book.

I'll start us off, I think that "Open Games for Black' by Chess Stars is really good, but I think the lines suggested in this book is quite a solid repertoire as it is played with the idea of partnering it will the Berlin Wall in the Ruy Lopez.

I would like to see a more aggressive repertoire one which would suite a Schliemann or Marshall Gambit player.

King's Gambit
I would quite like to see Main Line 1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3
g5 or d6.

The Modern 2...d5 3.exd5 exf4 was seen in 'Open Games for Black' & 2...Bc5 was seen in 'A Vigorous Opening Repertoire for Black'. Falkbeer in 'Alterman's Black Gambits 2'.

Scotch Game
I would like to see 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Bc5 rather than 4...Nf6 as 4...Nf6 was seen in 'Open Games for Black'. Would like to see what his 'ambitious' option is here?

Italian Game
Would like to see 3...Nf6 rather than 3...Bc5. Again this was suggested in Open Games for Black'.
If he does go 3...Nf6 will be keen to see what he recommends against 4.Ng5. I like the Traxler but it was seen in 'Alterman's Black Gambits 2'. I think he will go for 4...d5, but what next, Fritz, Main Line?

In the 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.d4 exd4 5.0-0 line will he go Max Lange and 5...Bc5 or go a bit more solid with 5...Nxe4 (then will he play Qh5 or Qa5). I like the Qa5 lines.

These are by far the most common in my games the rest I won't lose sleep over.
  
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Re: New Open Games Book
Reply #5 - 07/28/14 at 14:41:39
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RdC wrote on 05/07/14 at 09:16:53:
najdorfslayer wrote on 05/05/14 at 07:29:07:
New book by Bologon by New in Chess!


Available 10th October 2014, so presumably he's still writing it.

It will be interesting to see what he recommends against slow Italian setups, such as 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. d3 or 1.e4 e5 2. Bc4 Nf6 3. d3. At least one approach is to transpose to a similar line in the Spanish. That has the advantage for defenders of main line Spanish positions of reaching familiar territory. With the popularity of h3 followed by d3 as an anti-Marshall, these slow positions are very much mainstream.

Traditional writing on theory does tend to ignore transpositions. For example in the sequence 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6 5. d4 exd4, it is usually assumed White's next is 6. cxd4. However in the sequence 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Bc4 Bc5 5. c3 Nf6, the replies 6 e5 and  6. O-O would be discussed.


Yeah would be once to have some sort of active repertoire in the Two Knights, recent stuff seems to be on the Giuoco Piano
  
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Reply #4 - 05/07/14 at 09:16:53
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najdorfslayer wrote on 05/05/14 at 07:29:07:
New book by Bologon by New in Chess!


Available 10th October 2014, so presumably he's still writing it.

It will be interesting to see what he recommends against slow Italian setups, such as 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. d3 or 1.e4 e5 2. Bc4 Nf6 3. d3. At least one approach is to transpose to a similar line in the Spanish. That has the advantage for defenders of main line Spanish positions of reaching familiar territory. With the popularity of h3 followed by d3 as an anti-Marshall, these slow positions are very much mainstream.

Traditional writing on theory does tend to ignore transpositions. For example in the sequence 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 Nf6 5. d4 exd4, it is usually assumed White's next is 6. cxd4. However in the sequence 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Bc4 Bc5 5. c3 Nf6, the replies 6 e5 and  6. O-O would be discussed.
  
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Re: New Open Games Book
Reply #3 - 05/06/14 at 12:23:37
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If white deviates Smiley The Lopez hasn't quite been deprived of its main line status yet Wink
(Although the marshall has made a brave effort!)
  
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Reply #2 - 05/06/14 at 11:04:27
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Your worries are over if White deviates after 1..e5, because Victor Bologan teaches you everything you need to know.


Well, there's also 3.Bb5. Perhaps there is an accompanying volume.
  

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Reply #1 - 05/06/14 at 09:09:28
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BLURB: "If you are ready to play the Ruy Lopez with Black you will also need to be prepared in case White doesn’t go for the Ruy and deviates after you have played 1.. e5. In this book world class grandmaster and successful chess author Victor Bologan covers all those lines with a well laid-out, up-to-date, clearly explained and eminently playable set of responses. But he does much more than just provide you with a repertoire. Bologan presents two different options against every variation: a common sense approach and a sharp weapon. He provides an index of strategic ideas: how pawn structures and piece positions define important themes. He offers a quick repertoire: the minimum knowledge required to start with. He clearly lists transposition possibilities and move order opportunities. And he has visually marked all traps and tricks. Victor Bologan has taken the chess opening repertoire book to a next level and has created an unparalleled instrument of chess instruction. Your worries are over if White deviates after 1..e5, because Victor Bologan teaches you everything you need to know."
  
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