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Re: Kornev 'Slav' book
Reply #6 - 09/28/17 at 06:40:19
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It's 6...Bf5 if I remember correctly.

I got this book on FC but haven't had a chance to look at it in much detail. The pairing of 5 e3 a6 with the Botvinnik Variation seems very odd to me, but what can you do.
  
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Re: Kornev 'Slav' book
Reply #5 - 07/08/17 at 09:03:12
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The book is available on Forward Chess now. I stopped playing the Slav recently, but I do rather like Kornev's work in general, so I'm fighting the urge not to get it.

There's not much detail in the preview/website about which line is advocated against the exchange Slav. Does anyone have any idea?
  
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Re: Kornev 'Slav' book
Reply #4 - 06/25/17 at 09:27:41
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Exponential arms-race. These books are getting narrower and narrower!

1. Winning with the London
1. ... Refuting the London with e6+Bd6
2. Smashing the e6+Bd6 variation with 4 Nc3
2. ... Domesticating Nc3 with 4 ... a6!
  
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Re: Kornev 'Slav' book
Reply #3 - 06/25/17 at 08:45:12
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mn wrote on 06/25/17 at 08:27:09:
I'm interested to see how the Botvinnik Variation can possibly be justified as being "practical". Huh


I would have thought that the titles of opening repertoire books fall under the concept of "puffery."
  
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Re: Kornev 'Slav' book
Reply #2 - 06/25/17 at 08:27:09
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I'm interested to see how the Botvinnik Variation can possibly be justified as being "practical". Huh
  
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Re: Kornev 'Slav' book
Reply #1 - 06/24/17 at 23:39:37
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Straggler wrote on 06/24/17 at 20:44:56:
There is a substantial section dealing with deviations from move 2 on -- including the London, on which Chess Stars are also publishing a Black repertoire book by Georgiev!

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An entire book on just the Black side of the London!? katar's words from http://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/chess/YaBB.pl?num=1470754666/2#2 are just ringing more and more true.

The description from Chess Stars is also a surprise:
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The book discusses several popular set-ups against 1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Bf4 or 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 d5 3.Bf4 from Black's point of view. It also covers some rare move orders.

I naively thought these move orders were already considered to give White nothing if Black knows what he's doing, with 2.Bf4 thus having taken over as the clear main line?
  

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Kornev 'Slav' book
06/24/17 at 20:44:56
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Chess Stars have posted the contents of the new book by Kornev, A Practical Black Repertoire with d5, c6 - Volume 1: The Slav. Despite the title, it turns out to be centred on the Semi-Slav! Against 5.Bg5 he gives the Botvinnik (only); against 5.e3, 5...a6 (or is that technically a Chebanenko Slav)?

There is a substantial section dealing with deviations from move 2 on -- including the London, on which Chess Stars are also publishing a Black repertoire book by Georgiev!
  
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