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Re: Cummings Everyman English Repertoire
Reply #73 - 12/31/19 at 03:00:07
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Yes it's Chapter 4 .....2...Bb4 and other Second/Third Moves.

After the main move 2....Bb4  he gives two notes the first (a) pertains to 2...d6  and the second (b) to  2....f5.

It's a good book I still use it.
  
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Re: Cummings Everyman English Repertoire
Reply #72 - 12/30/19 at 21:18:43
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Yes ofcourse, 3.d4 vs 2...f5  Grin

I only have the eBook version for use with ChessBase, so i can't look up page numbers  Embarrassed

Is it part of a chapter? I can look up chapters.

  
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Re: Cummings Everyman English Repertoire
Reply #71 - 12/30/19 at 19:43:38
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I'm sure IM David Cummings will comeback to you regarding this question but in the interim if you look at page 104 note "b" of his book; at the top he offers 1c4 e5, 2 Nc3 f5, 3 d4 and follows the recommendation up with some analysis.

3 g3 is also a popular response according to the databases. 

Hope this helps.
  
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Re: Cummings Everyman English Repertoire
Reply #70 - 12/29/19 at 17:35:14
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Hello Mr. Cummings,

I recently decided on taking up your repertoire as i was getting kind of tired having to answer to each and every reply black threw at me after 1.e4. Anyway, i allready played some wonderfull games using your repertoire (winning most) and i really felt invigorated. Sure, there were some losses too, but they did not spoil the fun yet. I really think i am going to stick with your repertoire and become an English player  Smiley

I do have a couple of questions though, concerning rare moves. Mind you i'm just an amateur. My first question concerns the following line 1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 c5  Huh i tried 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.e3 Nf6 5.d4 e4 6.Ne5 but i didn't really like the type of play i was getting. And since i didn't find it being discussed in your book, i was wondering what you recommend?

The same goes for 1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 f5  Huh What do you recommend here?

I am leaning toward 3.g3 in both cases  Roll Eyes
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Re: Cummings Everyman English Repertoire
Reply #69 - 10/23/19 at 12:40:52
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The line you played transposes to the anti-QGD and is treated in the game Carlsen-Radjabov in the book.
  
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Re: Cummings Everyman English Repertoire
Reply #68 - 10/23/19 at 12:26:30
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JFugre wrote on 10/23/19 at 08:37:12:
Link doesn't seem to work.

I used the pgn tags, I guess they don't really work too well. A moderator now changed it to simple text.
  
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Reply #67 - 10/23/19 at 08:37:12
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Re: Cummings Everyman English Repertoire
Reply #66 - 10/22/19 at 21:37:12
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1. c4 c5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nc3 e6 4. e3 Nc6 5. d4 d5 6. cxd5 exd5 7. Bb5 Bd6 8. dxc5
Bxc5 9. O-O *

Is this the repertoire of the book or did I go off track with 5.d4 ? I have the book but I am a little confused with the move order...
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Re: Cummings Everyman English Repertoire
Reply #65 - 09/14/19 at 09:03:03
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Very clear and helpful, thanks David.
  
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Re: Cummings Everyman English Repertoire
Reply #64 - 09/13/19 at 21:34:24
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Hi Krudos,

After (1 c4 Nf6 2 Nc3 d5 3 cxd5 Nxd5 4 Nf3 g6) 5 h4 h5 6 e4 Nxc3 7 dxc3 Qxd1+ 8 Kxd1 f6, if White develops along the lines of the Robson game, then I agree that this is OK for Black.
White can, however, improve with 9 e5!, planning Bf1-d3 to target the weakened g6-pawn. It looks like White is a bit better after that, since Black's kingside structure gets compromised.

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Re: Cummings Everyman English Repertoire
Reply #63 - 08/27/19 at 07:18:14
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Hi David
I have been looking at the Pseudo Grünfeld with 5h4 and 6e4 ideas comparing it with 5e4. The theory for 5e4 I referenced is from July 2012 , the game Keklidze-Robson.

I would be interested in your thoughts of the line 5h4 h5 6e4 Nxc3 7dxc3 Qxd1+ 8Kxd1 f6 so using the Robson plan. It seems to be much better than playing 8.. Bg4 (the Forcen Esteban game on p315) and without the weaknesses after 5..h6 (p314 of your book).

Many thanks

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Re: Cummings Everyman English Repertoire
Reply #62 - 06/03/19 at 15:21:23
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1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Bb4 3.Qc2 Nf6 4.Nf3 d6

This was first played (at high level) at the blitz Wch end of last year, and Van Den Doel used it in the Belgian league 3 months ago.

The computer line now is: 5.Qa4+ Nc6 6.Nd5 Bc5 7.b4 Bb6 8.Nxb6 cxb6 9.b5 Na5

But I don't think white really has anything here. The offside knight looks good but it can be fixed with a6 and after e3 Bg4 we can't play Be2 so white's pawnstructure gets busted.

I don't see any improvements over the computer line, though.
  
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Re: Cummings Everyman English Repertoire
Reply #61 - 04/15/19 at 12:03:40
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Very useful post for me - thanks David
  

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Re: Cummings Everyman English Repertoire
Reply #60 - 04/12/19 at 15:44:59
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Chess-Student,

In my opinion, the lines from the book that have developed the most are the 1.c4 e5 line and the anti-QGD setup. Both have seen many top-level games played over the last 2+ years. Here is a brief list of key games I have covered in ChessPub Updates. These include earlier game references and analysis in the notes.

After 1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.e3 Bb4 5.Qc2, see:
5...d6 6.Ne2 Santos Ruiz-Kevlishvili, Belgium 2019,
5...Bxc3 6.Qxc3 Caruana-Ding Liren, Batumi 2018,
5...Bxc3 6.bxc3 So-Sevian, Douglas 2018

After 1.c4 e6 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Nf3 d5 4.e3, see:
4...Be7 Nepomniachtchi-Bacrot, Batumi 2018
4...a6 Mamedyarov-Georgiadis, Biel 2018
4...b6 (by transposition) Moroni-Brunello, Salerno 2018

mn,

If Black adopts a “QID” approach (4...b6), a popular setup for White is to go for a double fianchetto rather than a classical Queen’s Indian. For example Nakamura-Ganguly, Kolkata 2018, went 1.Nf3 d5 2.e3 Nf6 3.c4 e6 4.b3 b6 5.Bb2 Bb7 6.cxd5 exd5 7.Nc3 Nbd7 8.Rc1 a6 9.d4 Bd6 10.g3 0–0 11.Bg2 Qe7 12.0–0 Rfe8 13.Nd2 Rad8 14.Qc2 c5 15.dxc5 bxc5 with a typical hanging pawns position. This structure is similar to that seen in Game 31 (Bosiocic-Caruana)  in Chapter 12 of my book. It is a useful setup to know if Black plays this solid system. See also the notes to Moroni-Brunello mentioned above.

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Re: Cummings Everyman English Repertoire
Reply #59 - 04/06/19 at 22:45:22
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Dear mister Cummings and fellow subscribers.

I'm a new subscriber here and I'm trying transitioning from playing g3-lines a la Marin to lines with an early d4 according to your repertoire (I have your book).

I've noticed in some threads here you've been giving tips on newer recommendations as well as referencing some games here, but it's a not so easy for a new subscriber. I was wondering if perhaps you (or others) could write a list of which updated games are important to look through, to make it easier to get started.

Many thanks!
  
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