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Reply #5 - 03/16/15 at 20:34:12
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Reply #4 - 03/15/15 at 00:41:13
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Re: Bologan's Beating the Sicilian, Vol. 2?
Reply #3 - 03/14/15 at 20:19:40
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I noticed that in all the videos he gives 8.Qd2 first and then 9.g4, but in one of the analysis files 8.g4 is played first and only then 9.Qd2. I don't think he mentions anywhere on the DVD the difference between them if there is one, but since in all the videos he gives 8.Qd2 I guess that move is more accurate. I don't know why though.

Regarding the line you're concerned about, he goes over this game:

[Event "Bosna 2010"]
[Site "Sarajevo"]
[Date "2010.05.07"]
[EventDate "?"]
[Round "3"]
[Result "1-0"]
[White "Dmitry Svetushkin"]
[Black "Wang Hao"]
[ECO "B80"]
[WhiteElo "2547"]
[BlackElo "2722"]
[PlyCount "73"]

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be3 e6 7.f3 b5 8.Qd2 Nbd7 9.g4 h6 10.O-O-O b4 11.Nce2 Qc7 12.Bg2 Ne5 13.b3 d5 14.exd5 Nxd5 15.f4 Nxg4 16.Bxd5 exd5 17.f5 Bb7 18.Bf4 Qa5 19.Kb1 Nf2 20.Qe3+ Ne4 21.Ng3 Be7 22.Nxe4 dxe4 23.Qg3 Bd5 24.Ne6 Bxe6 25.Qxg7 Rf8 26.fxe6 Qf5 27.exf7+ Rxf7 28.Qxh6 Rc8
29.Be3 Rf6 30.Qg7 Qg6 31.Qh8+ Rf8 32.Qe5 Qg2 33.Bd2 Rc5 34.Qb8+ Kf7 35.Qxb4 Rxc2 36.Rhf1+ Kg8 37.Rg1 1-0

He also goes over three alternative moves Black has on move 11.
  
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Re: Bologan's Beating the Sicilian, Vol. 2?
Reply #2 - 03/14/15 at 18:43:48
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So does he indicate any preference between the 8 Qd2 and 8 g4 move orders, or do they transpose?
Also, does he cover the line 6. Be3 e6 7. f3 b5 8. g4 h6 9. Qd2 Nbd7 10. 0-0-0 b4? This is the line I'm most worried about.
  
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Re: Bologan's Beating the Sicilian, Vol. 2?
Reply #1 - 03/14/15 at 18:11:26
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In one video he briefly mentions 6.Be3 Ng4 7.Bc1 Nf6 7.f3, so you could just start with 6.f3 if you want.

In the Scheveningen his main line is:
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be3 e6 7. f3 b5 8. Qd2 Nbd7 9. g4 h6 10. O-O-O Ne5 11. f4
and also
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be3 e6 7. f3 b5 8. g4 h6 9. Qd2 Bb7 10. O-O-O Nbd7 11. a3 Rc8 12. Rg1
  
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Bologan's Beating the Sicilian, Vol. 2?
03/14/15 at 02:41:38
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I'm thinking about buying this DVD. If anyone has it, could you please post the lines covered and Bologan's recommendations? 
I'm not too concerned about the Dragon lines, but I'm curious to see what Bologan says in the Najdorf, particularly in the 6...Ng4 sideline as well as the 6...e6 transposition to the Scheveningen. I'm guessing he recommends classic English Attack against the latter, which I've been rather skeptical about for white. It seems extremely unrewarding to wade through reams of theory in the main line without even being sure of an edge. According to the description, "the author’s task was to give White some clear lines which will survive all kind of possible improvements from the black side and still be able to give White hope for an advantage." Encouraging, but I'm very curious to see how Bologan accomplishes this in such a highly theoretical line..
  
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