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Re: The Berlin Wall by Bologan
Reply #7 - 01/26/16 at 15:47:54
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Great game by Yi Wei in Wijk aan Zee today with the d3 and Bxc6 line. Very impressive.
  
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Re: The Berlin Wall by Bologan
Reply #6 - 11/12/15 at 19:38:25
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LostTactic wrote on 11/12/15 at 07:13:05:
I have both, I'm interested in all these defences though.

My only criticism so far is the following line he gives: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.d3 Bc5 5.c3 0-0 6.0-0 d6 7.Nbd2 a6 this has been replaced by 7...Ne7 at the top level, Black scores better with it too.

Rest of DVD is excellent as far as I can tell. I bought it mainly for the explanations of the endgame but the anti-berlin's were dealt with well too. It's just the above line I don't like, I think 7...Ne7 is the way to go.


Indeed, well time stands still for no man, and chess books especially. You could well be right about the ...Ne7 line.

btw I wasn't saying anything against the Berlin, although for some reason at amateur level it is hard for it to take off. My comment was more directed at the format (DVD v book) although perhaps that's just me being old-fashioned.

As Lasker once said the most important thing can be to unlearn or forget what you learned in the past. That's why these pesky juniors are a handful, they don't have to worry about any of that..
  
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Re: The Berlin Wall by Bologan
Reply #5 - 11/12/15 at 07:13:05
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Keano wrote on 11/11/15 at 21:15:39:
I would recommend instead Bologan's book on the Marshall & Breyer also covering all sidelines.

See the other thread.


I have both, I'm interested in all these defences though.

My only criticism so far is the following line he gives: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.d3 Bc5 5.c3 0-0 6.0-0 d6 7.Nbd2 a6 this has been replaced by 7...Ne7 at the top level, Black scores better with it too.

Rest of DVD is excellent as far as I can tell. I bought it mainly for the explanations of the endgame but the anti-berlin's were dealt with well too. It's just the above line I don't like, I think 7...Ne7 is the way to go.
  
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Re: The Berlin Wall by Bologan
Reply #4 - 11/11/15 at 21:15:39
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LostTactic wrote on 10/09/15 at 22:37:30:
Just came across it: http://shop.chessbase.com/en/products/bologan_the_berlin_wall

About to buy it, hopefully he may mention what variations he plans to cover in his book too.

Edit in: Just noticed it's only available for preorder atm, officially available at the 12th Oct.


I would recommend instead Bologan's book on the Marshall & Breyer also covering all sidelines.

See the other thread.
  
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Re: The Berlin Wall by Bologan
Reply #3 - 10/18/15 at 01:02:27
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[Event "World Blitz 2015"]
[Site "Berlin GER"]
[Date "2015.10.13"]
[Round "1.2"]
[White "Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime"]
[Black "Bologan, Viktor"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C67"]
[WhiteElo "2758"]
[BlackElo "2607"]
[PlyCount "53"]
[EventDate "2015.10.13"]
[EventType "blitz"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. Re1 Nd6 6. Nxe5 Nxe5 7. Rxe5+ Be7
8. Nc3 O-O 9. Bd3 Bf6 10. Re3 g6 11. b3 c6 12. Ba3 Qc7 13. Qf3 Bd4 14. Rae1 c5 15. Bb2 Qd8 16. Re7 Re8 17. Qxf7+ Nxf7 18. Rxe8+ Kg7 19. Rxd8 Nxd8 20. Ba3 Ne6
21. Nb5 Bf6 22. Nd6 Be7 23. Bxc5 b6 24. Nf5+ gxf5 25. Bxe7 f4 26. Be4 Rb8 27. Bd6 1-0

Rather amusing in the circs, but only a blitz game.
  

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Re: The Berlin Wall by Bologan
Reply #2 - 10/12/15 at 02:33:53
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Definitely. I'm still hoping for Bologan to make a new Caro-Kann repertoire for Black DVD and/or book.

This is a pic of the contents for his Berlin DVD: http://postimg.org/image/59v11nyll/full/
  
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Re: The Berlin Wall by Bologan
Reply #1 - 10/10/15 at 10:04:24
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Little by little we will crush White's position Cool
  

Those who want to go by my perverse footsteps play such pawn structure with fuzzy atypical still strategic orientations

Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right, stuck in the middlegame with you
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The Berlin Wall by Bologan
10/09/15 at 22:37:30
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Just came across it: http://shop.chessbase.com/en/products/bologan_the_berlin_wall

About to buy it, hopefully he may mention what variations he plans to cover in his book too.

Edit in: Just noticed it's only available for preorder atm, officially available at the 12th Oct.
  
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