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Re: What are good books about 1. Nf3 ?
Reply #7 - 06/21/14 at 04:51:18
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There is an amateur English chess player who has made a study of the Khalifman-Kramnik repertoire books and a summary of the differences between the 1ed and the 2ed (now abandoned). The 1ed is based on 1 Nf3 2 c4  repertoire with transposition to QG-type positions. The 2ed was heading in the Catalan- direction following its popularity especially with the Wojo Weapons' books (really good!).

I really like Khalifman-Kramnik's 1ed repertoire although it is not really a true flank opening (no g3 and Bg2) but really solid and mainline. There is a ChessPubber who has expressed his disappointment with the repertoire due to holes he found (either that or I got confused with the Khalifman-Anand repertoire).

The English amateur also blogs regularly about his games in the various English leagues/club games where he does essay the Khalifman-Kramnik repertoire. So check it out:
Blog: http://www.sports-data.co.uk
1 Nf3 repertoire: start here:http://www.sports-data.co.uk/topics/opening-analysis/1-nf3-repertoire/page/3/
read this to find out difference between 1ed and 2ed Khalifman-Kramnik:
http://www.sports-data.co.uk/bibliography/

Enjoy.

I wish to also record my thanks to the said blogger, James Mansson for all his hard work, dedication and good explanation.
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Re: What are good books about 1. Nf3 ?
Reply #6 - 06/20/14 at 22:32:20
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I am the author of the second one mentioned by the thread-starter.

Most of the book is done, but some theoretical problems still need to be worked out. Those problems often require a lot of time to work on before I reach a point where I am happy with White's cause, and because of that the book cannot be given an accurate timeline.

It is steadily drawing closer to completion, but that is about all I can say. If I had to estimate it, I would put it at 80-90% finished.
  

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Re: What are good books about 1. Nf3 ?
Reply #5 - 06/20/14 at 21:52:15
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Starting Out: The Reti by McDonald is worth a look
  

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Re: What are good books about 1. Nf3 ?
Reply #4 - 06/20/14 at 20:08:33
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Dynamic Reti by Davies is a pretty decent one volume repertoire on 1.Nf3
  
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Re: What are good books about 1. Nf3 ?
Reply #3 - 06/20/14 at 19:02:22
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Wojo's Weapons.
  
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Re: What are good books about 1. Nf3 ?
Reply #2 - 06/20/14 at 18:44:21
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Marc Benford wrote on 06/20/14 at 18:08:15:
So... is it or is it not about 1. Nf3 ?


Kramnik uses 1. Nf3 for move order purposes, frequently with the intention of reaching a Catalan position. You would have to study the Khalifman book in depth to find why, but the 1. Nf3 move order gives possibilities not available from 1. .

Marc Benford wrote on 06/20/14 at 18:08:15:
And that's it. Just two books. That's all I found, for the third most popular opening. How is that possible?


If you intend the sequence 1. Nf3 c5 2. c4, that equally can arise from the English Opening, so any books covering that are also suitable. It's a very old book now, the first edition being published in 1968, but Ray Keene's Flank Openings gives a summary of what you can do after 1. Nf3 and 1. c4 where you don't just transpose to something else.

There have been a number of books over the years about the Reti and Kings Indian Attack, are they all now out of print?

What book to get might depend on how you were intending to conduct the middle game. In a Reti, White is probably playing in some order Nf3, g3, Bg2, O-O, c4, Nc3 and d3. In a Kings Indian Attack it's still Nf3, g3, Bg2, O-O and d3, but probably Nbd2 and e4. In a Colle-Zukertort, it's going to be Nf3, d4, e3, b3, Bb2. In a Nimzo-Larsen it's Nf3, b3, Bb2, e3 with Bb5 if allowed.
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Re: What are good books about 1. Nf3 ?
Reply #1 - 06/20/14 at 18:23:49
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The other one I recall offhand (involving transpositions to QP and English stuff) is A Strategic Opening Repertoire, originally by John Donaldson, with a 2nd edition by Donaldson and Carsten Hansen.  Of course there are also books focusing on e.g. the KIA. 
  
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What are good books about 1. Nf3 ?
06/20/14 at 18:08:15
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Hello.

I'm searching for some good books about 1. Nf3, the Zukertort Opening.

Preferably I would like books that give a repertoire that gets into solid, positional, quiet, closed and slow positions, not sharp and tactical ones (for example, against 1... c5 I want to play 2. c4, not 2. e4).

I've only found two books:

- Opening for White according to Kramnik, by Alexander Khalifman.
It looks very good, but there are 5 volumes, maybe it's a little too much... I'm not sure I'll have enough time to read like 2000 pages...
Something else that turned me off was the summary of the book: Quote:
About the concept of these series Khalifman writes: "It is not exactly a book about openings, at least not in the generally accepted fashion. It is not about the move 1.Nf3 and not about the Reti opening at all."
- http://www.newinchess.com/Opening_for_White_acc__to_Kramnik_Vol__1a__1b__2__3___...
So... is it or is it not about 1. Nf3 ?

- Play 1 Nf3: A Complete Opening Repertoire for White, by Bryan Paulsen.
I would have wanted to buy this one, but the problem is that it's still not out yet... I really want a book now because it's summer vacation, so I finally have some free time... Anyone know when will it be released?

And that's it. Just two books. That's all I found, for the third most popular opening. How is that possible? There are thousand of books about 1. e4 and 1. d4... but I can't find anything else about 1. Nf3...

If you know of any other good books about 1. Nf3, please give me their names.

Thanks in advance for your answers.
  
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