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Re: Adopting Sveshnikov's repertoire
Reply #9 - 09/04/15 at 14:34:26
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Re: Adopting Sveshnikov's repertoire
Reply #8 - 09/04/15 at 08:07:49
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Bibs wrote on 09/04/15 at 03:06:43:
which I have not seen mentioned as a combo before


Bibs wrote on 09/04/15 at 03:06:43:
15-20 moves of home shuffling, and finally reach forwards.


I think you might have answered your first point  Wink
  

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Re: Adopting Sveshnikov's repertoire
Reply #7 - 09/04/15 at 03:06:43
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An odd thematic combo, which I have not seen mentioned as a combo before actually, is the Ruy Lopez Chigorin, Rubinstein varaition (a Marin book on that with QC iirc) and the Czech Benoni. 
Basically - 15-20 moves of home shuffling, and finally reach forwards. 
Can get some similar positions.
  
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Re: Adopting Sveshnikov's repertoire
Reply #6 - 09/03/15 at 21:58:25
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VKap wrote on 09/03/15 at 17:41:56:
Just have to be pragmatic about it when it comes to the Sicilian. For example, at the club I play at, I know there are 2 people total that will play an open Sicilian. Everyone else will play either a closed Sicilian, an Italian setup against it, c3 Sicilian, kings indian attack, or even 2. b3


In fairness, ES doesn't play the open Sicilian with White either.
On the other hand, he's written extensively on c3 and the Grand Prix for White and is now starting to write about things from Black's perspective.
What I like about him is that he believes deeply in his concepts, plays them extensively, and yet is willing to write about them and share with everyone, rather than holding back. 
The alternative to the Kalashnikov might be to play 1...e5 in Tarrasch-style (per Katar and the long absent Markovich), another system based on immediately countering in the center and refusing to yield ground. I guess you could say that the 2K and Ruy Lopez would correspond with the open Sicilian, and the other 1e4 options would be analogous to the anti-Sicilians.
Essentially, I'm looking to play systems based on center control  with a somewhat thematic link (and hopefully based on more on understanding than memory of intricate details). ES (and TonyRo) make a good case in their writings.
Thanks for your feedback.
  
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Re: Adopting Sveshnikov's repertoire
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VKap wrote on 09/03/15 at 17:41:56:
For example, at the club I play at, I know there are 2 people total that will play an open Sicilian. Everyone else will play either a closed Sicilian, an Italian setup against it, c3 Sicilian, kings indian attack, or even 2. b3


Well you've got a book by the man himself vs. the anti-Sicilians.

But what could be a real killer is a book which has the Kalashnikov and the anti-Sicilians wrapped up in one book with nice explanations  Cool

I've got Krasenkow's book on the Triangle, but that's for an opening repertoire project yet to come  Roll Eyes
  

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Re: Adopting Sveshnikov's repertoire
Reply #4 - 09/03/15 at 20:34:48
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Irrelevant - Kalashnikov is always the answer!  Cheesy
  
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Re: Adopting Sveshnikov's repertoire
Reply #3 - 09/03/15 at 20:28:28
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Marcellus wrote on 09/03/15 at 14:53:01:
With Black it would be the Triangle and Kalashnikov.


There's another variation of the Siclian he's a specialist in. Hmm, what was it called now? Smiley
  

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Re: Adopting Sveshnikov's repertoire
Reply #2 - 09/03/15 at 19:17:01
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I'm sure quite a few people adopt repertoires this way. The only issue i can think of is if your role model has such a broad range of openings that its difficult to base yours on them or they dont play lines that you like.

VKap, I would think if anti sicilians are an issue then you would copy those lines from your role model too?
  

"As Mikhail Tal would say ' Let's have a bit of hooliganism! '"

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Re: Adopting Sveshnikov's repertoire
Reply #1 - 09/03/15 at 17:41:56
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Theres nothing wrong with doing that...Im copying Aronian's repertoire excluding the Marshall Attack against the Ruy Lopez. 

Just have to be pragmatic about it when it comes to the Sicilian. For example, at the club I play at, I know there are 2 people total that will play an open Sicilian. Everyone else will play either a closed Sicilian, an Italian setup against it, c3 Sicilian, kings indian attack, or even 2. b3

none of which are bad alternatives but it is offputting to learn an opening line which I wont get to play very much, if at all.
  
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Adopting Sveshnikov's repertoire
09/03/15 at 14:53:01
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It's been occasionally recommended to adopt the repertoire of a strong player who plays in a style that suits you (e.g. Karpov with 1e4 and the Nimzo/CK). Sveshnikov has been playing many of the same openings for decades and has written extensively about them. While somewhat dogmatic, he's very erudite and entertaining.
Given the amount of information he's produced, it seems that his repertoire with both White and Black could be borrowed. With White, I could play d4/e5 against the Italian and Two Knights, c3 and the Grand Prix against the Sicilian, the Advance against the French, and the Panov vs the CK. The d4/e5 and IQP pawn structures would be be a recurring theme. With Black it would be the Triangle and Kalashnikov.
Has anyone tried to fully adopt such a repertoire? Are there any major downsides at a lower level?
All responses are appreciated.
  
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