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Reply #107 - 04/28/18 at 20:30:42
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Reply #106 - 04/28/18 at 05:28:54
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TopNotch wrote on 04/27/18 at 23:47:17:
FreeRepublic wrote on 03/11/18 at 14:26:48:
brabo wrote on 03/05/18 at 14:03:51:
A review and annex of Nikolaos book can now be found on my blog: https://chess-brabo.blogspot.com/2018/03/e4-e5-openingbook.html


Great games and a reminder that there is more to an opening than just the opening. I've previously played out to move 17 in the last game and thought the black position looked rather solid.


Where are the pgn files on the Blog?

Below left each game you can find 2 icons.
The most left one allows you to activate/ deactivate an engine which is a fantastic feature.
The next one (3 points connected in a shape of the "less" sign) pops up a new window.

At the new window you will find at the top left a download  icon. If you press that then you see the pgn file. For downloading that pgn file, press the orange download button at the bottom.
  
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Reply #105 - 04/27/18 at 23:47:17
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FreeRepublic wrote on 03/11/18 at 14:26:48:
brabo wrote on 03/05/18 at 14:03:51:
A review and annex of Nikolaos book can now be found on my blog: https://chess-brabo.blogspot.com/2018/03/e4-e5-openingbook.html


Great games and a reminder that there is more to an opening than just the opening. I've previously played out to move 17 in the last game and thought the black position looked rather solid.


Where are the pgn files on the Blog?
  

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Re: New Breyer book
Reply #104 - 04/26/18 at 23:07:07
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That being said, actually, I wonder about 6 d3 (instead of 6 Re1) 6...b5 7 Bb3 d6 8 Bd2!?, and now on 8...0-0, you could play 9 Re1, transposing into Caruana's system. Alternatively, you might be able to start with 9 h3!?, to avoid the ...Bg4 stuff, and then play Re1 etc. I guess 8...Bg4!? might be an independent option.
  
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Reply #103 - 04/26/18 at 21:26:09
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@mn: Yes, you are totally right,..my fault. Sorry for the confusion!
  
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Reply #102 - 04/26/18 at 21:19:22
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but this Bd2 should only be available against the Marshall move order, right, as after 7...d6 8 d3, you just have 8...Na5, "trapping" the Bishop.
  
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Re: New Breyer book
Reply #101 - 04/26/18 at 18:08:24
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Hi Nikos,

I really like your 1.d4 d5 book, so one of my next tasks will be to go through your Playing 1.e4 e5-book, because I need a solid line as backup, similar to 1.d4 d5 as backup system for my King´s Indian defense. I am not sure if I should take the Breyer as Main-Variation, I blitzed against the line that brabo mentions in the post #96 and this is quite annoying. Do you have any hint what to play against this idea? I would really like to pick up the Breyer, because my pet opening is Modern/Pirc and the Breyer leads to some structures that I am familiar with. Otherwise I am thinking about picking up the Marshal Attack.
Additionally I would like to ask for your opinion of the move 9.Bd2 in the game Caruana-Aronian, candidates tournaments 2018 Berlin. It avoids your 9…Na5 idea after 9.a3.
Thanks you very much and keep up the great work you are doing!
  
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Reply #100 - 03/12/18 at 09:24:24
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Playing 1.d4 d5 is a fine book. Well done, Ametanoitos. 27 books in the bibliography, including Scheerer's 2011 work on the BDG. Ten pages on the BDG recommending the Euwe Defence. As we all know, Euwe expressed his dismay about the variation's name in a letter to Diemer.  Smiley
  
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Reply #99 - 03/12/18 at 08:28:44
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Playing 1.d4 d5 is even better I think. Most awesome repertoire book I own. I like that it's not just lines but also explanation of plans. Especially the exchange chapter. I always felt that the plans were very easy for white and black struggles to find a plan, making it an annoying opening. After reading the book I love facing the QGD exchange! I feel like I understand d-pawn games much better in general. I hope this guy is going to write more (opening) books.
  
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Reply #98 - 03/12/18 at 04:06:19
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I just ordered both of the Ntirlis books, Playing 1.e4 e5 and Playing 1.d4 d5. Even if I don't want to play the Breyer or his main line in the QGD, the rest of the material will be extremely useful to me. I really like how much space he devotes to all the non-main lines. I like the idea of having both an aggressive repertoire and a more solid one. So I'll have the Sicilian Najdorf and NID/QID as one combo, and 1.e4 e5 and the QGD as another. Looking forward to delving into those two books!
  
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Re: New Breyer book
Reply #97 - 03/11/18 at 14:26:48
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brabo wrote on 03/05/18 at 14:03:51:
A review and annex of Nikolaos book can now be found on my blog: https://chess-brabo.blogspot.com/2018/03/e4-e5-openingbook.html


Great games and a reminder that there is more to an opening than just the opening. I've previously played out to move 17 in the last game and thought the black position looked rather solid. What I was looking at was more like a still photograph of a bird in flight than a photograph of a medieval castle.
  
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Reply #96 - 03/05/18 at 14:03:51
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Re: New Breyer book
Reply #95 - 02/05/18 at 05:26:04
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BigTy wrote on 02/05/18 at 01:17:37:
How is this book (Ntirlis, not Bologan) regarding lines against the Ruy when White avoids the Breyer? I am talking about the exchange, early d3/a4 quiet lines, etc., all of which seem to be popular at my level.


In my view Ntirlis´ coverage is great. The book is a must have for every serious 1.e4 e5 player, even if you don´t want to play the Breyer. But reading the book might convince you otherwise.  Wink
  
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Reply #94 - 02/05/18 at 01:17:37
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How is this book (Ntirlis, not Bologan) regarding lines against the Ruy when White avoids the Breyer? I am talking about the exchange, early d3/a4 quiet lines, etc., all of which seem to be popular at my level.

I am a Zaitsev player and intend to stay that way, but currently I no not have any materials on hand which cover these deviations from the mainline Ruy, and considering that there are often similarities between the Breyer and Zaitsev systems, I figure this book could be quite useful for me...

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Reply #93 - 12/12/17 at 04:35:05
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I think I’ll order the Ntirlis book. Looks very good and even if I don’t end up playing the Breyer, the majority of the book will still be very useful. I have both of the Bologan books and while they may be exceptional, they seem overwhelming to me.
  
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Reply #92 - 12/08/17 at 19:09:27
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I like the Ntrilis book better.  I find his explanations and presentation to be clearer than Bologan's.  I agree that both books are excellent, but I tend to use the Ntrilis book as my main book and the Bologan books more for reference.
  
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Reply #91 - 12/05/17 at 14:47:26
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doefmat wrote on 11/25/17 at 10:16:27:
Now it's almost 2018; is this considered the 'better' repertoire book for club players comparing it with the two tomes from Bologan?


As is always the case when comparing excellent books, it depends. I enjoy Bologan's explanations. His two books seem to be aimed at a broader chess education, and as I hadn't played the Open Games for about 15 years, the extra chapters on strategic motifs as well as the double content made those two tomes immensely helpful and interesting. They made me want to play the Open Games.

Ntirlis, on the other hand, gave a repertoire that was easier to learn and which fitted my need for a narrow-but-deep repertoire, which (I hope) is the way to go for a novice to the Open Games who is, however, slightly above 2200. The transition was meant to be a highly controlled process and I did not want to afford too much friction during the transition, so a narrow repertoire was indeed needed. I'm preparing with Ntirlis' book and I deem it more practical (because shorter but at least as sound), but for pleasure I'm reading Bologan's tomes.
  
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Now it's almost 2018; is this considered the 'better' repertoire book for club players comparing it with the two tomes from Bologan?
  
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Reply #89 - 03/07/16 at 18:18:50
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The subtitle of the book is ´A Classical Repertoire´ and that is the usual tone in most lines.

A bit more specific:

Tauromachie wrote on 03/07/16 at 16:19:24:
Some questions concerning Ntirlis repertoire:

- In the centre game is he recommending Be7 or Bb4 ?
5...Bb4

- Goring/Danish-Gambit: Accepted or declined (with ..d5; endgame variation) ?
Both!

- Vienna Game 5..Bc5 or 5..Be7 ?
5...Be7

- Four Knights : Something exciting against the Scotch 4 Knights ?
I´m afraid that´s not really possible. Ntirlis recommends the trusted main line.

And what about the Spanish 4 Knights - 4..Bd6 / 4..Nd4 / 4..Bc5 or 4..Bb4 ?
4...Bb4

- 4..Be7 or 4..Bc5 in the Italian two knights with 4.d3 ? What style does he prefer ? opening up quickly with the central break d5 or keeping it more closed with d6 ?
4...Be7 usually combined with ...d6. The reason is the similarity with some lines in the Ruy Lopez.

- 4.d4 exd4 Two Knights : What does Ntirlis give after A) 5.0-0 ; Max Lange starting with Bc5 or the more liable 5..Nxe4 (if so with Qh5 or Qa5 ?) B) 5.e5 -> 5..d5 6.Bb5 Ne4 7.Nxd4 Bc5 or Bd7 / or maybe even 5..Ng4 ??
A) 5...Nxe4 and B) 7...Bc5.

- Mainline 4.Ng5 : How does Ntirlis work compare to the ones of Bologan and Lokander ? Many similarities in the recommended choices or is there enough variety ?
Throughout the book Ntirlis refers to both Bologan´s and Lokander´s work. He often deviates and sometimes gives improvements for White (!) as explanation.

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Re: New Breyer book
Reply #88 - 03/07/16 at 16:19:24
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I really enjoyed Ntirlis books on the Tarrasch and the French he wrote together with Aagaard. ..But I am still not completely sure wether I should buy this book or not.. Somebody wants to convince me ? Wink



As I am currently flirting with the Marshall-Gambit (maybe i'll switch to Breyer later on with all this material available currently - Ntirlis, Bologan, Eljanov, Kaufman)  I'm mostly interested in Ntirlis recommended lines against the Ruy-deviations.

Is the author going for the safe and sound, old and reliable, well trusted, tested and analyzed lines against these ? (for example 5..Nd4 against the Spanish 4 Knights or the Endgame-Mainline of the Scotch 4 Knights) , or is Ntirlis trying to get some more excitement going in offering less popular / known variations ? (like Martin Lokander did in his recent work)

Some questions concerning Ntirlis repertoire:

- In the centre game is he recommending Be7 or Bb4 ?

- Goring/Danish-Gambit: Accepted or declined (with ..d5; endgame variation) ?

- Vienna Game 5..Bc5 or 5..Be7 ?

- Four Knights : Something exciting against the Scotch 4 Knights ? And what about the Spanish 4 Knights - 4..Bd6 / 4..Nd4 / 4..Bc5 or 4..Bb4 ?

- 4..Be7 or 4..Bc5 in the Italian two knights with 4.d3 ? What style does he prefer ? opening up quickly with the central break d5 or keeping it more closed with d6 ?

- 4.d4 exd4 Two Knights : What does Ntirlis give after A) 5.0-0 ; Max Lange starting with Bc5 or the more liable 5..Nxe4 (if so with Qh5 or Qa5 ?) B) 5.e5 -> 5..d5 6.Bb5 Ne4 7.Nxd4 Bc5 or Bd7 / or maybe even 5..Ng4 ??

- Mainline 4.Ng5 : How does Ntirlis work compare to the ones of Bologan and Lokander ? Many similarities in the recommended choices or is there enough variety ?

Thanks for any help Smiley

  
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Reply #87 - 03/03/16 at 15:24:59
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But my question as I´m not yet there:
Does something change so drastically in the Scotch? I played it some time ago (with dembo´s book and the negi DVD) and the line with Nb6, Qe6 and Bb4 never looked really promising to me


It promises Black a draw it seems  Wink
  
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Reply #86 - 03/03/16 at 09:07:03
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Normally I play 1.c5 and am really booked up but some time ago I got the feeling I could improve my chess when I would also start playing 1.e5 but there were no good (new) books on the market. This changed and I started reading Bologan´s book but somehow got stuck.

Yesterday I got your book and read it whole day and night! I simply love it and especially your recommendations!!! Cheesy

The minor lines are interesting and of course I was interested to play the Breyer so happy to see it here.

But my question as I´m not yet there:
Does something change so drastically in the Scotch? I played it some time ago (with dembo´s book and the negi DVD) and the line with Nb6, Qe6 and Bb4 never looked really promising to me

Very curious to find out your improvements..
  
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Re: New Breyer book
Reply #85 - 02/27/16 at 09:40:25
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TopNotch wrote on 02/23/16 at 21:18:34:
dfan wrote on 02/23/16 at 00:17:35:
After 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 d5 5.exd5 Na5 6.Bb5+ c6 7.dxc6 bxc6 8.Qf3 Ntirlis suggests 8...Be7.

Ntirlis has a long section about 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 d5 5.exd5 Na5 6.Bb5+ c6 7.dxc6 bxc6 8.Bd3 Nd5 9.h4 and suggests 9...Qc7.


Thanks for your responses, they have been very helpful.

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Reply #84 - 02/23/16 at 21:18:34
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dfan wrote on 02/23/16 at 00:17:35:
After 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 d5 5.exd5 Na5 6.Bb5+ c6 7.dxc6 bxc6 8.Qf3 Ntirlis suggests 8...Be7.

Ntirlis has a long section about 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 d5 5.exd5 Na5 6.Bb5+ c6 7.dxc6 bxc6 8.Bd3 Nd5 9.h4 and suggests 9...Qc7.


Thanks for your responses, they have been very helpful.

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After 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 d5 5.exd5 Na5 6.Bb5+ c6 7.dxc6 bxc6 8.Qf3 Ntirlis suggests 8...Be7.

Ntirlis has a long section about 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 d5 5.exd5 Na5 6.Bb5+ c6 7.dxc6 bxc6 8.Bd3 Nd5 9.h4 and suggests 9...Qc7.
  
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Reply #82 - 02/22/16 at 23:59:24
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dfan wrote on 02/22/16 at 01:58:30:
There is a fair amount of overlap. Is there a specific line you are curious about?


I like Lokander's coverage of the Two Knights Defence a lot, and was wondering if Playing 1.e4 e5 - A Classical Repertoire compares favourably, for example Lokander advocates the following lines:

  • 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 d5 5.exd5 Na5 6.Bb5+ c6 7.dxc6 bxc6 8.Qf3 Rb8 9.Bd3 Bd6


  • 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 d5 5.exd5 Na5 6.Bb5+ c6 7.dxc6 bxc6 8.Bd3 Nd5 9.h4 Bc5!?


Do the recommendations overlap here as well.

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There is a fair amount of overlap. Is there a specific line you are curious about?
  
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Reply #80 - 02/22/16 at 00:58:19
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dfan wrote on 02/22/16 at 00:45:00:
Lokander and Ntirlis both advocate 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.c3 Nf6 4.d4 Nxe4 5.d5 Bc5.


Is there a lot of overlap between the two books, in particular The Two Knight's Defence recommendations?
  

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Lokander and Ntirlis both advocate 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.c3 Nf6 4.d4 Nxe4 5.d5 Bc5.
  
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TopNotch wrote on 02/20/16 at 19:15:00:
Fllg wrote on 02/20/16 at 11:43:54:
Coming back to the actual book. Wink

Overall this is one of the best repertoire books I have ever seen. Of course the choice of lines can always be argued with, but it seems to fit together nicely.

One exception is perhaps the line against the Ponziani 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.c3 Nf6 4.d4 Nxe4 5.d5 Bc5!? where Black is supposed to sacrifice two (!) pieces - perhaps a bit unpractical against a rare opening like this.

A few minor lines that I have found missing:

A) 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Be2 - this has been played successfully by Jobava with the intention to reach a reversed Philidor after 3...Nf6 4.d3; something I haven´t seen mentioned anywhere in the book and which can also be reached via the Ponziani (see above) if White plays 4.d3 instead of 4.d4.

B) If the Portuguese (2.Bb5) and the Nakamura (2.Qh5) are covered, the Alapin (2.Ne2) certainly deserves a mention too.  Wink

C) In the Four Knights after 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 the move 4.a3 is covered but in the Vienna after 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.a3 is not. This may have some importance because now 3...d5 4.exd5 Nxd5 allows 5.Qh5!? so Black should probably prefer 3...Nc6 followed by ...d5.

D) King´s Gambit: 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e5 Nh5. Now I haven´t seen any coverage of the third most popular move 5.Qe2 in the books by Shaw, Lokander and Ntirlis. It was once used by Keres in a game he lost against Alekhine so I certainly do not claim this to be good for White, but the idea of g2-g4 may not be so easy to deal with otb. At least practical result have been okay for White.


What book does the above post refer to?


I suppose I should have explained myself a bit better. To the best of my knowledge the following quoted line:

"One exception is perhaps the line against the Ponziani 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.c3 Nf6 4.d4 Nxe4 5.d5 Bc5!? where Black is supposed to sacrifice two (!) pieces - perhaps a bit unpractical against a rare opening like this."

is advocated by Martin Lokander in his book The Open Games with Black . Does the material in Lokander's work overlap with Playing 1.e4 e5 - A Classical Repertoire or vice versa?

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TopNotch wrote on 02/20/16 at 19:15:00:
What book does the above post refer to?

The subject of the thread title and of the above comment is Ntirlis, Playing 1.e4 e5 - A Classical Repertoire.
  
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Reply #76 - 02/20/16 at 21:53:34
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Playing 1.e4 e5 - A Classical Repertoire by Nikolaos Ntirlis

http://www.qualitychess.co.uk/products/1/267/playing_1e4_e5_-_a_classical_repert...
  
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Reply #75 - 02/20/16 at 19:15:00
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Fllg wrote on 02/20/16 at 11:43:54:
Coming back to the actual book. Wink

Overall this is one of the best repertoire books I have ever seen. Of course the choice of lines can always be argued with, but it seems to fit together nicely.

One exception is perhaps the line against the Ponziani 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.c3 Nf6 4.d4 Nxe4 5.d5 Bc5!? where Black is supposed to sacrifice two (!) pieces - perhaps a bit unpractical against a rare opening like this.

A few minor lines that I have found missing:

A) 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Be2 - this has been played successfully by Jobava with the intention to reach a reversed Philidor after 3...Nf6 4.d3; something I haven´t seen mentioned anywhere in the book and which can also be reached via the Ponziani (see above) if White plays 4.d3 instead of 4.d4.

B) If the Portuguese (2.Bb5) and the Nakamura (2.Qh5) are covered, the Alapin (2.Ne2) certainly deserves a mention too.  Wink

C) In the Four Knights after 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 the move 4.a3 is covered but in the Vienna after 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.a3 is not. This may have some importance because now 3...d5 4.exd5 Nxd5 allows 5.Qh5!? so Black should probably prefer 3...Nc6 followed by ...d5.

D) King´s Gambit: 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e5 Nh5. Now I haven´t seen any coverage of the third most popular move 5.Qe2 in the books by Shaw, Lokander and Ntirlis. It was once used by Keres in a game he lost against Alekhine so I certainly do not claim this to be good for White, but the idea of g2-g4 may not be so easy to deal with otb. At least practical result have been okay for White.


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Reply #74 - 02/20/16 at 11:43:54
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Coming back to the actual book. Wink

Overall this is one of the best repertoire books I have ever seen. Of course the choice of lines can always be argued with, but it seems to fit together nicely.

One exception is perhaps the line against the Ponziani 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.c3 Nf6 4.d4 Nxe4 5.d5 Bc5!? where Black is supposed to sacrifice two (!) pieces - perhaps a bit unpractical against a rare opening like this.

A few minor lines that I have found missing:

A) 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Be2 - this has been played successfully by Jobava with the intention to reach a reversed Philidor after 3...Nf6 4.d3; something I haven´t seen mentioned anywhere in the book and which can also be reached via the Ponziani (see above) if White plays 4.d3 instead of 4.d4.

B) If the Portuguese (2.Bb5) and the Nakamura (2.Qh5) are covered, the Alapin (2.Ne2) certainly deserves a mention too.  Wink

C) In the Four Knights after 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 the move 4.a3 is covered but in the Vienna after 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.a3 is not. This may have some importance because now 3...d5 4.exd5 Nxd5 allows 5.Qh5!? so Black should probably prefer 3...Nc6 followed by ...d5.

D) King´s Gambit: 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e5 Nh5. Now I haven´t seen any coverage of the third most popular move 5.Qe2 in the books by Shaw, Lokander and Ntirlis. It was once used by Keres in a game he lost against Alekhine so I certainly do not claim this to be good for White, but the idea of g2-g4 may not be so easy to deal with otb. At least practical result have been okay for White.
  
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Reply #73 - 02/20/16 at 01:47:52
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Please - only discuss Ntirlis' Breyer book here. Take the QGD talk to a new thread in the appropriate forum.
  
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Reply #72 - 02/19/16 at 21:22:21
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@Methodchess
You are right: 4...Nbd7 gives Black more options against 5.Bf4 in the first place but I also like the idea 5. Bg5 h6 making  6.Bxf6 unattractive. A Repertoire with this move order would be really great. A quick database research showed really interesting games by many renowned Grandmasters.....
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Reply #71 - 02/19/16 at 19:38:53
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Gheng*H*is, is everything alright? Or do you experience some issues with this community? If so, please tell us. Otherwise, it seems you will not stay here for long.
  
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Reply #70 - 02/19/16 at 18:18:00
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Reply #69 - 02/19/16 at 15:24:19
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Ametanoitos wrote on 02/09/16 at 14:42:05:
The "big gain" with the 4...Nbd7 move order though, is that after 5.Bg5 h6! Black avoids those 4...Be7 5.Bg5 h6 6.Bxf6 variations which were for many years a personal favourite of mine (after 4...Nbd7 5.Bg5 h6 the move 6.Bxf6 makes no sense as White wants to lure a bishop to f6 and not a knight!)


In his analysis of Kasimdzhanov-Kramnik Tromso ol (Men) 41st [Uzbekistan-Russia] (6.1) 2014, for ChessBase, Ftacnik gives the following anecdote: "Korchnoi has once remarked, that 4...Nbd7 move is played partly with an idea to take the sting from the Bf4 move. Kasimdzhanov plays it anyway as it has become quite popular in recent years."

I think Kortchnoi is right that this is another benefit of the 4...Nbd7 move-order. Black seems to have more choice against Bf4 via this move-order. There also seems to be a lot of room for innovation as a lot of the lines seem rather undeveloped.
  
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Reply #68 - 02/18/16 at 18:54:14
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nestor wrote on 02/18/16 at 08:52:15:
In this line, Ntirlis follows a game Goncharov - Tomson, corr. 2012, in which Black retained the dark squared bishop with ...Bc7 (whereas Karjakin allowed it to be exchanged on d6). The line runs 10...Bd6 11. Nc3 Nxd3 12. cxd3 O-O 13. Ne4 Bc7 14. Qc2 c5 15. Qxc5 Ba6 16. Re1 Bxd3 with good enough compensation (1/2 - 1/2, 26).

Alternatives are considered of course, particularly 11. Re1 (following a well-known blitz game Short - Kasparov).

I'm no expert on the Two Knights so I won't presume to comment on the coverage.




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Reply #67 - 02/18/16 at 08:52:15
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In this line, Ntirlis follows a game Goncharov - Tomson, corr. 2012, in which Black retained the dark squared bishop with ...Bc7 (whereas Karjakin allowed it to be exchanged on d6). The line runs 10...Bd6 11. Nc3 Nxd3 12. cxd3 O-O 13. Ne4 Bc7 14. Qc2 c5 15. Qxc5 Ba6 16. Re1 Bxd3 with good enough compensation (1/2 - 1/2, 26).

Alternatives are considered of course, particularly 11. Re1 (following a well-known blitz game Short - Kasparov).

I'm no expert on the Two Knights so I won't presume to comment on the coverage.
  
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Reply #66 - 02/18/16 at 04:38:48
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I was out of town and used my laptop which for whatever reason wasn't working right. I couldn't see the game and tried to rework it, and when my attempts failed, fell asleep.

The score actually can be used as a basis for convo because what I really want to know is -- what does the book recommend after 10. 0-0?
  

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Reply #65 - 02/17/16 at 06:23:46
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Care to comment?
Bare game scores not all that helpful- anyone can see a database.
Shed your light there GC on the darkness of others....
Generally, please be friendly, be constructive. Aim to interact and exchange ideas.
Do try.  If not, try Youtube comments.
  
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Yes, yes, enough silliness GC. Better for all to be more constructive and more focused on theory, agreed?
Splendid, agreed.
Back to the chess, back to Nik's book....
  
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Reply #61 - 02/11/16 at 00:37:53
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Mod of this zone here:

Ghengis, you're treading on thin ice. Stay on topic and stay non-confrontational.
  
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It is probably better indeed to keep more to the topic: focusing on the Breyer, while also noting the lines discussed v 'Other Stuff'. QG - in passing, praps, but let's keep largely to the topic if we can.
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Reply #59 - 02/10/16 at 10:16:56
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But hey, let's talk about the Queen's Gambit...that'll get the author to respond right quick.
  

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Reply #58 - 02/10/16 at 10:14:28
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Friendly and civilized.

Read boring.

Actually, I tried injecting something into it. Then nothing came. The closest anybody got was telling me that I got my authors mixed up and Ng4 was actually Bologan's suggested move.

And the point is really to figure out if I should buy the book or not -- and the way I do this is to pick one or maybe two lines I consider sticky or critical and evaluate the book from there.

I have no clue other than "he advocates a new approach against h4" -- Got it.

LOL. Well, I guess that's over.
  

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Someone mentioned 8...g5 against the exchange Ruy Lopez. I'm confused which line this is exactly. Can someone type just the basic line? Thanks.


It goes like this:  1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Bxc6 dxc6 5.0-0 Bg4 6.h3 h5 7.d3 Qf6 8.Nbd2 g5.
  
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Someone mentioned 8...g5 against the exchange Ruy Lopez. I'm confused which line this is exactly. Can someone type just the basic line? Thanks.
  
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ErictheRed wrote on 02/09/16 at 15:56:39:
ghenghisclown wrote on 02/09/16 at 03:19:24:
I probably should have kissed more ass before asking my question.

Live and learn.



Where on Earth did this comment come from?  A few people responded to your question, what more did you want?  You could have facilitated the discussion a bit more yourself.


Yes, also baffled. Seemed childish and inappropriate.
I appreciate it's the internet, but here we are trying to be friendly and civilized, and mostly with great success, considering what happens elsewhere.
  
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ghenghisclown wrote on 02/09/16 at 03:19:24:
I probably should have kissed more ass before asking my question.

Live and learn.



Where on Earth did this comment come from?  A few people responded to your question, what more did you want?  You could have facilitated the discussion a bit more yourself.
  
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Reply #53 - 02/09/16 at 14:42:05
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It makes no real difference. Khalifman believed that White is slightly better as did ECO. It was more of an "optical" advantage though. Many GMs (like Atalik for example in some of his annotations for chessbase) called this "solid" or even "equal". Today, engines are also able to help us understand better those simplified positions. So, it seems that Kramnik found out that Black is not worse at all.

In this particular position, the inclusion of the ...h6 move might favour Black, if anyone (according to Khalifman it is the same anyway).

The "big gain" with the 4...Nbd7 move order though, is that after 5.Bg5 h6! Black avoids those 4...Be7 5.Bg5 h6 6.Bxf6 variations which were for many years a personal favourite of mine (after 4...Nbd7 5.Bg5 h6 the move 6.Bxf6 makes no sense as White wants to lure a bishop to f6 and not a knight!)
  
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Reply #52 - 02/09/16 at 13:08:17
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kylemeister wrote on 02/07/16 at 23:06:59:
[quote author=4C6F7374546163746963000 link=1433603238/45#45 date=1454877049]

I suppose you mean 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bh4 O-O 7. e3 Nbd7 8. Rc1 c5. 



The similar line 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bg5 O-O 6. e3 Nbd7 7. Rc1 c5 was known to Capablanca and Marshall, a hundred years ago. The variation with .. h6 and Bh4 first appears in the 1980s.

Capa and Marshall would play 8. cxd5 Nxd5 9. Bxe7 Nxe7, so where is it that the inclusion of .. h6 makes a difference?

  
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I probably should have kissed more ass before asking my question.

Live and learn.



If you want to discuss the 8. Bd3 line, you might be better off in the 2 Knights forum in a new thread, or in an existing one like  http://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/chess/YaBB.pl?num=1301056797/15

  

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Reply #49 - 02/08/16 at 20:06:37
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I am about a week into the book, and utterly captivated.  It's really good.   

I especially liked the chapter on the Exchange.  I've spent a lot of time looking for something active that still makes sense to me.  I think I've finally found it.  I admit, I was initially skeptical about 8..g5, but I spent two days checking all the lines with Houdini and, as best that I am able to tell, it all holds up.
 
The chapters on the Breyer are nicely done.  Nikos is invested in this defense, and his enthusiasm shines through.  There is lots of original analysis and good explanation here, and after going through these chapters I felt like I was finally starting to understand this opening.

I don't say that lightly either.  I've played through lots of Breyer games, I've leafed through Kaufman, I've struggled through Bologan, and I've watched a bit of Eljanov's DVD, but it wasn't until I worked my way through Nikos's book, that things started to come together.  In the end, that's really all you can ask from an opening book.   

That said, I did feel like there were places where I could have used more explanation.  These are minor complaints and completely subjective, but I found the transpositions in Chapter 12 a bit baffling at first.  (The summary at the end was exactly what I needed.)  I also think more attention could have been spent on some of the more basic questions, such as how Black wins, what his plans are, and why -- often in similar looking positions -- he chooses one plan over another.

Someone already mentioned the bibliography, but I really like how often Nikos refers to, makes use of, and improves on the contemporary literature. 

I didn't care for the series of diagrams at the beginning of each chapter.  I am too lazy and too impatient to solve the diagrams, and I generally just skip ahead into the chapter.  Instead of diagrams, I'd rather have a longer introduction that spends more time on typical plans or tactics, or on the historical evolution of the line.

Well, I started off just intending to give some preliminary reactions to the book, and I've gone on longer than intended, without even getting into any of the specific theory or analysis.  So I'll stop for now, and if people have specific questions about theory, happy to dive back in, share thoughts, and analyze. 
       
  
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Playing 1.d4 d5 Classical Repertoire for Black is also a good idea, I hope the TMB and or Lasker is considered, the way Kramnik plays it these days with an early ...Nbd7 deserves some attention too, I can't think of any repertoire book that recommends it.


I suppose you mean 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bh4 O-O 7. e3 Nbd7 8. Rc1 c5.  Another possibility is 8...b6, which I noticed was addressed (along with e.g. 7...b6 8. Rc1 Bb7 9. cd ed) by Marin and Stoica in a Yearbook article last year on the "Neo-Tartakower."  Though evidently this would be a so-old-it's-new kind of thing.
  
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Schandorff's book on the CK from QC isn't current enough?


For some of the sidelines it probably is still ok, however, for the Classical and Advance you're setting yourself up for some painful losses if you play against a booked up opponent. Houska's book is good and more relevant but I would like to see someone tackle the Advance head on in the 3...Bf5 lines. I won't continue along this line of query though as I don't want to derail the thread.
  
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I got my book few days ago, looks good so far. Most likely switching from Caro-Kann to Breyer next season.

Whilst we're suggesting things; I'd also love to see a "Playing the Caro-Kann" book by QC .

Playing 1.d4 d5 Classical Repertoire for Black is also a good idea, I hope the TMB and or Lasker is considered, the way Kramnik plays it these days with an early ...Nbd7 deserves some attention too, I can't think of any repertoire book that recommends it. Kasimdzhanov briefly covers it in 3 video clips, for his ChessBase DVD "Trends in modern openings (2014)", he doesn't go into much depth though.
  
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We are listening guys...keep asking for the "Playing 1.d4 d5 A Classical Repertoire" and you never know...it might come true!  Cheesy

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wolfsblut wrote on 02/07/16 at 15:09:13:
It would be great if you could write another book for Black: Playing 1.d4 d5 A classical Repertoire


You've got

http://www.qualitychess.co.uk/products/1/115/grandmaster_repertoire_10_-_the_tar...

Add

http://www.qualitychess.co.uk/products/1/172/grandmaster_repertoire_11_-_beating...

And you are sorted!

P.S. Have just got the 1. e4 e5 book myself




  

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Dear Nikos,
first of all I want to congratulate you for your new book. I' am working my way through it and for now I liked most the chapters about 2 Knight Defence. Interestingly it was the variation where I was at most sceptical in advance.....
Really impressive is your bibliography....there are all books and stuff you could think of...great!
I' am looking forward to read more and play some if not all of your recommendations.

One thing: It would be great if you could write another book for Black: Playing 1.d4 d5 A classical Repertoire ( also with recommendations for Black other than 2.c4, because I feel that your choices are practical....more than others.) Is there a chance for that?

Thanks for a very interesting book!
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I believe Bologan says that he thinks 8. ...Ng4 doesn't quite equalize and so he recommends 8. ... Nd5. Seems to me, based on recent games involving 9.Nf3 Bd6
10. O-O Nf4 when both Nc3 and Re1 seem very playable.


Bologan recommends 8. ...Ng4 and isn't keen on 8. ... Nd5 because of 9. h4!.

Nikos recommends 8. ... Nd5 and presents a new approach after 9. h4!.
  
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My thought is that Bd3 is now arguably the mainline,and somewhat sticky, too.

Apart from a middle game book, I haven't gotten any new books/DVD's in a year and a half. I'm leaning towards buying an e5 book ...I have Davies from long ago, and  Lysyj's book. I am trying to figure out if I should just stop at Bologan's or maybe pick this up as well.

I believe Bologan says that he thinks 8. ...Ng4 doesn't quite equalize and so he recommends 8. ... Nd5. Seems to me, based on recent games involving 9.Nf3 Bd6
10. O-O Nf4 when both Nc3 and Re1 seem very playable.

So, of course, I'm curious if he goes for 8. ...Nd5 or something else.


I have both. I find this new one much easier to follow. Bologan's is just a really wacky layout. Who on earth conjured that one up? Just horrid. My favourite format (as chess player and as a professional educator) is that of Chess Stars btw.
But I digress.

In terms of lines, I do not know enough to offer informed comment about the Bd3 line, tbh, sorry.
  
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I think Bologan actually recommends 8...Ng4.
  
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My thought is that Bd3 is now arguably the mainline,and somewhat sticky, too.

Apart from a middle game book, I haven't gotten any new books/DVD's in a year and a half. I'm leaning towards buying an e5 book ...I have Davies from long ago, and  Lysyj's book. I am trying to figure out if I should just stop at Bologan's or maybe pick this up as well.

I believe Bologan says that he thinks 8. ...Ng4 doesn't quite equalize and so he recommends 8. ... Nd5. Seems to me, based on recent games involving 9.Nf3 Bd6
10. O-O Nf4 when both Nc3 and Re1 seem very playable.

So, of course, I'm curious if he goes for 8. ...Nd5 or something else.
  

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You have just started the discussion GC. Your thoughts...?
  
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No discussion here on the Two Knights 8. Bd3 recommendation?
  

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I have it. Looks nice, I'm amazed that you managed to fit so much into under 400 pages.

I suppose that means analysis is thin in some variations?

Personally I don't mind as I also have both Bologon's books and Open Games for Black by Chess Stars and the Opening repertoire in the Open Games by Everyman. I'll pick and choose the lines I like from all those sources.
  
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Did you like it?  Cheesy
  
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It's now out on Forward Chess.

Congratulations Nikos. This will be the first book I have bought in a while.
  
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If you're in the US of A, Chess4Less is your best bet to get the book into your hands in a timely fashion.
  
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QC deliberately delay offering to Amazon, as that company bites hard into monies going to publishing houses. That makes business sense.
Better to buy from QC direct, or via an online chess shop such as e.g. ChessDirect, NewInChess etc.
(In stating those two I do not indicate favour, nor disfavour of those not listed - just two that came to mind that I have used).
  
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I think I'll buy it if it is available on Amazon
  
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NegiRefutes - are you Negi's mum perchance?
  
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Negi wrote the foreword of my book and seems pleasantly surprised by it, but deep down I am really scared that he will indeed refute me brutally!
  
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He will find the tiniest little flaw, work it out with Houdini 4, find "Dangerous attack prospects" and its done.
  
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How Sad as Negi will refute these both  Wink
  
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Hello guys. Sadly, i have a couple of 2K- Defence games at ICCF right now (i am doing excellently) against strong opposition (about 2300 elo) but they are unfinished. But part of the analysis of these games will be in the book which is being edited at the moment i post this Smiley
  
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Nikos said that his recommendation against the Italien will be "no GP- no draws". Does this mean that he will give the the Two-Knights-Defence?
Does someone saw games at the ICCF where he had to defend against 3.Bc4?
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The Svidler game was interesting in that he came up with a new plan trying to solve all Blacks problems even if somewhere he went wrong afterwards.
  
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Hummm, not really the sort of thing you'd want on an openings scorebook that - mild torture for ~40 moves than a totally random white blunder Smiley


That's how I've always felt about Black's chances. Maybe Bologan or Ntrilis can "correct" my misconception about this variation.  Sad
  
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Hummm, not really the sort of thing you'd want on an openings scorebook that - mild torture for ~40 moves than a totally random white blunder Smiley
  
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Score another one for the Breyer: Sergey Karjakin vs Peter Svdler, 2015 World Cup Finals Game 2. Smiley

@Tony Kosten, I think you might have to start another sub-board on the Breyer! Grin Wink
  

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Is the Bologan book published yet or just planned?
  
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Hello friends!

One of the Quality Chess authors and analyst, Nikolaos Ntirlis, is bound to write new book for Black in a single volume, consisting of full repertoire against non Spanish lines, and as a hard gun against Spanish he will deal with Breyer!

All these you can read from Quality Chess Forum.

Nikos, can you reveal to us publishing date, lines, pages etc  Cool


if this really happens to published I will definitely buy it.
  
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Nikos, do you have any new information for us about your book?
  
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Sorry. Right questions- wrong place.... Cry
  
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Are you sure about the Breyer? Couldn't it be also just Berlin(Carlsen) and Marshall(Aronian)?
  
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I think this book will be world class. Maybe Nikos can pull me away from 1...c5!  Grin
  
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Thank you very much!
So you will recommend the Two-Knight-Defence against the
Italian? Interesting.....  Shocked
  
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Hello guys. I had no idea that Jacob had (unofficially) announced it. Probably it is meant as a pressure to me to deliver the book inside my dead-line (which ends in about a week!).

I am not a GM or even an IM, but i am playing my first IM-norm events at ICCF and i am doing quite well (i hope to become a corr IM at some point soon). One of the main reasons of my rising up the Elo at ICCF is me using the Breyer Defence against 2200+ opposition. The material in this book will be based on my understanding and deep analysis of those games and of course based on deep analysis of all the sources available.

The presentation though will be targeted for the ordinary club player, so the aim is to be as practical as possible with the lines presented being as accurate and ambitious as possible. I am well aware that this is something that won't be achieved at the level i have dreamt it. You also have to know that the material has been studied deeply by at least 3 GMs (two of them 2600+ and all of them intend to use the lines, that's why i cannot reveal their names!) and of course Quality Chess will provide the usual superb editing, so i am guessing that at the end people will find the book usefull. 

Instead of the Breyer all the other White systems will be dealt with, the Italian (no draws! no GP!), the Scotch (Mieses, as the ...Bc5 lines seem to need much more effort for memorisation), the 4K, the KG, the Vienna and all of those tricky systems. I am recommending lines which i am intending to use at the level of corr games i am playing, but when there is a line which is much simpler and only slightly less ambitious, i am going with this line instead (an example is my recommendation against the King's Gambit which is the Schallopp Defence and needs about 2 minutes to be learnt while the resulting positions are not difficult to play of dry at all).

I think that i revealed much more than i should have  Grin
  
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LostTactic wrote on 06/06/15 at 19:52:14:
Can you post a link to where Nikos says this on the Quality Chess site? I can't find it.

http://www.qualitychess.co.uk/blog/3776#comments Wink


Thanks, two books on the Breyer sounds good to me. I respect Nikos as an opening analyst so I'll be buying this book.
  
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I assume they will be aimed at completely different audiences and for different purposes, so this poll is a bit superfluous.

Here's to hoping they complement each other perfectly.
  
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wolfsblut wrote on 06/06/15 at 20:39:53:
What do you mean? Huh


Er, the idea of having a poll comparing two as yet unwritten/unpublished books.
  
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Can you post a link to where Nikos says this on the Quality Chess site? I can't find it.

http://www.qualitychess.co.uk/blog/3776#comments Wink
  
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A bit silly, one might think.

What do you mean? Huh
  
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Can you post a link to where Nikos says this on the Quality Chess site? I can't find it.
  
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A bit silly, one might think.
  
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Hello friends!

One of the Quality Chess authors and analyst, Nikolaos Ntirlis, is bound to write new book for Black in a single volume, consisting of full repertoire against non Spanish lines, and as a hard gun against Spanish he will deal with Breyer!

All these you can read from Quality Chess Forum.

Nikos, can you reveal to us publishing date, lines, pages etc  Cool
  
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