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Re: Ramirez & the Taimanov
Reply #6 - 03/21/16 at 20:38:12
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CanadianClub wrote on 03/21/16 at 16:59:18:
What series about the Taimanov are betther? This one or the more recent by van Kampen for chess24 ?

I have seen other works by Ramirez (in the Reti and the Ragozin) and I like a lot his style. Robin' series on the KID are great also, different style but also good.

I suppose vanKampen work is more advanced, but... what do you think?


I have both and in my opinion RVK is better.  As you said, he goes deeper (especially if you include the e-book in addition to the videos.)  I also like Robin's selection of lines.
  
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Re: Ramirez & the Taimanov
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What series about the Taimanov are betther? This one or the more recent by van Kampen for chess24 ?

I have seen other works by Ramirez (in the Reti and the Ragozin) and I like a lot his style. Robin' series on the KID are great also, different style but also good.

I suppose vanKampen work is more advanced, but... what do you think?
  
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Re: Ramirez & the Taimanov
Reply #4 - 07/15/14 at 17:53:47
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kylemeister wrote on 07/15/14 at 17:20:01:
Well, that seems interesting as to why Negi (and earlier some other GMs) avoided 15...de (15...Rd8 followed by 16...de could transpose), which I notice was played successfully by Evans against Rogoff in the 1970s.  Aside from the seven possibilities you mentioned on White's 14th move, I wonder if we'll see any repeats in the near future of Dastan's 14. Rf3.

This line reminds me of a similar oldie (1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cd 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e6 6. Be2 a6 7. 0-0 Be7 8. f4 0-0 9. Be3 Nc6 10. a4 Bd7 11. Nb3 Na5 12. e5 Ne8 as in e.g. Parma-Larsen '72) which I noticed Ftacnik playing recently.

I don't think the idea of the Turkeys IM Dastan is anything special. After 14...Bc6 15.Rh3 g6 it is rather white that is fighting for equality. I believe 14.Rf3 was on the board inspiration instead of something seriously studied at home just like in my game with Negi.

The oldie which you mention is likely inferior for black. It was part before of my white repertoire.
  
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Re: Ramirez & the Taimanov
Reply #3 - 07/15/14 at 17:20:01
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brabo wrote on 07/15/14 at 13:21:11:
Because of my game with Negi in which he also played 11...Nxd4 I removed the system of my repertoire: http://schaken-brabo.blogspot.be/2013/04/met-een-kanon-op-een-mug-schieten.html I believe blacks play in the game Areschenko-Negi after 15.Ne4 can easily be improved. I checked my notes and dxe5 instead of Bd5 was given as satisfactory for black.


Well, that seems interesting as to why Negi (and earlier some other GMs) avoided 15...de (15...Rd8 followed by 16...de could transpose), which I notice was played successfully by Evans against Rogoff in the 1970s.  Aside from the seven possibilities you mentioned on White's 14th move, I wonder if we'll see any repeats in the near future of Dastan's 14. Rf3.

This line reminds me of a similar oldie (1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cd 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e6 6. Be2 a6 7. 0-0 Be7 8. f4 0-0 9. Be3 Nc6 10. a4 Bd7 11. Nb3 Na5 12. e5 Ne8 as in e.g. Parma-Larsen '72) which I noticed Ftacnik playing recently.
  
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Re: Ramirez & the Taimanov
Reply #2 - 07/15/14 at 13:21:11
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kylemeister wrote on 07/14/14 at 17:01:55:
But but what will this video do when Andriasyan's pro-White-in-the-English-Attack-against-the-Taimanov book comes down the pike?    Smiley

Regarding that 11...Nxd4 in the B85 Scheveningen, surely it's a bit much to call it "a new try" and "brand new."  For instance 12. Qxd4 Bd7 13. e5 Ne8 14. Bf3 Bc6 15. Ne4 (as in Areschenko-Negi about four months ago) appeared (as leading to +=) in ECO twelve years ago, albeit with White's 14th and 15th moves reversed.  As it happens, the two games I most specifically recalled with 11...Nxd4 are Dolmatov-Plaskett from the 1970s, and Dastan-Smirnov from about two months ago ...

Because of my game with Negi in which he also played 11...Nxd4 I removed the system of my repertoire: http://schaken-brabo.blogspot.be/2013/04/met-een-kanon-op-een-mug-schieten.html I believe blacks play in the game Areschenko-Negi after 15.Ne4 can easily be improved. I checked my notes and dxe5 instead of Bd5 was given as satisfactory for black.

Today I play the plan with Qe1 but I doubt this leads to anything concrete if black did his homework. If black is not up to date then things can go quickly wrong as shown in the article http://chess-brabo.blogspot.be/2013/10/swiss-gambit.html
  
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Re: Ramirez & the Taimanov
Reply #1 - 07/14/14 at 17:01:55
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But but what will this video do when Andriasyan's pro-White-in-the-English-Attack-against-the-Taimanov book comes down the pike?    Smiley

Regarding that 11...Nxd4 in the B85 Scheveningen, surely it's a bit much to call it "a new try" and "brand new."  For instance 12. Qxd4 Bd7 13. e5 Ne8 14. Bf3 Bc6 15. Ne4 (as in Areschenko-Negi about four months ago) appeared (as leading to +=) in ECO twelve years ago, albeit with White's 14th and 15th moves reversed.  As it happens, the two games I most specifically recalled with 11...Nxd4 are Dolmatov-Plaskett from the 1970s, and Dastan-Smirnov from about two months ago ...
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Ramirez & the Taimanov
07/14/14 at 11:17:17
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Well, Chessbase just came out with yet another DVD (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZy33UjggVE ; ), but I wonder about the opinion of any experienced Sicilian players out there...


I read somewhere that the Taimanov has a huge amount of theory in the mainlines or is somehow very complicated.

Is that true? Is the variation suggested in the clip as the mainline approach for Black really doing that well?

Any tips or warnings?
  

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