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Re: New Najdorf Book 😞
Reply #29 - 11/14/19 at 19:29:59
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Stigma wrote on 11/14/19 at 01:58:07:
I get confused just browsing this thread. It says "New Najdorf Book" (singular) and from the start it turns out that's the one by Bryan Smith. No wait, it switched to Doknjas and Doknjas. No, there's a reference to Pavlovic!? And the last few posts are evidently about the Vigorito book...

Wouldn't it be better to have one thread for each book?

Edit: At least the Pavlovic book has its own thread: https://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/chess/YaBB.pl?num=1540818668


Yes, sorry. I put the Vigorito book in this thread because i saw other books being discussed in this one and i didnt have much to say about this book.
  

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Reply #28 - 11/14/19 at 05:39:17
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A Practical Repertoire at 544 pages. That is a lot of practicality to study.

This books looks very good, but I wonder how much one can remember over time since most White players are going to spoil the party by playing an Anti-Sicilian.
  
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Reply #27 - 11/14/19 at 05:01:23
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Yes, ideally threads would have clear titles.

Najdorf book: Vigorito (2019)

or similar.

Are both moderators still around btw?
  
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Re: New Najdorf Book 😞
Reply #26 - 11/14/19 at 01:58:07
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I get confused just browsing this thread. It says "New Najdorf Book" (singular) and from the start it turns out that's the one by Bryan Smith. No wait, it switched to Doknjas and Doknjas. No, there's a reference to Pavlovic!? And the last few posts are evidently about the Vigorito book...

Wouldn't it be better to have one thread for each book?

Edit: At least the Pavlovic book has its own thread: https://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/chess/YaBB.pl?num=1540818668
  

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Re: New Najdorf Book 😞
Reply #25 - 11/14/19 at 01:45:39
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The excerpt looks REALLY excellent! Of course the entire book sort of hinges on how well (and practical) it deals with 6.Bg5, but if it's reasonably solid on the theoretical side, this may just make me pick up the Opening for some fun times.
  
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Reply #24 - 11/11/19 at 19:50:47
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RoleyPoley wrote on 11/11/19 at 15:38:42:
David Vigorito's playing the Najdorf exert is up on Quality Chess's blog and looks interesting. I'm not a Najdorf player, but I usually like David's work

Apparently against 6. Bg5 he goes with the old main line 6...e6 7. f4 Be7 8. Qf3 Qc7 9. 0-0-0 Nbd7; I'll be interested to see the choices there.  I notice that after 10. g4 he has played, this year, that suicidal-looking line 10...b5 11. Bxf6 Nxf6 12. g5 Nd7 13. f5 0-0.  Against 10. Bd3 is it ...b5 or the Browne system (or both)? ...
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Re: New Najdorf Book 😞
Reply #23 - 11/11/19 at 15:38:42
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David Vigorito's playing the Najdorf exert is up on Quality Chess's blog and looks interesting. I'm not a Najdorf player, but I usually like David's work
  

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Reply #22 - 12/06/18 at 07:58:17
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Quite funny when they opt for the ..e5-approach to show a game by Kasparov going straight for the Scheveningen.
Obvious name dropping - didn't they find a single well known game with e5?
  
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Reply #21 - 12/06/18 at 06:51:59
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On page 11nd of the Leseprobe, it looks like 6. Ag5 Cbd7. Should be interesting, last time I remember this in Schwarzrepertoire was in the Ftacnik Sicilian book almost decade ago.

I might get this book, but I still think that anti-Sicilians are the most annoying for a Najdorf players  Angry Cheesy
  
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Reply #20 - 12/06/18 at 05:14:51
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Reply #19 - 11/12/18 at 21:49:59
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From what I can gather the reviewers have only been given one chapter to review (The English Attack)
  
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Reply #18 - 10/17/18 at 01:41:28
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Seeley wrote on 10/16/18 at 20:50:32:
You're presumably unaware of this, but it's quite normal for publishers to send out review copies of their books before the titles go on general sale in bookshops, so there's nothing untoward going on here, I can assure you! http://www.chesspub.com/yabbfiles/Templates/Forum/default/smiley.gif


Very few books on this publishers site have any reviews posted even after publication so to have reviews posted before publication did seemed to me to be unusual ....never the less I'm keen to see the books contents when they post some sample pages.
  
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Reply #17 - 10/16/18 at 21:14:51
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The new pdf schedule say Decembre for Najdorf book:

https://www.everymanchess.com/pdf/Publishing_Schedule.pdf

Looks like they added Opening Repertoire: French by Lakdawala for January on that schedule, but that is topic for a different thread...
  
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Reply #16 - 10/16/18 at 20:50:32
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MW wrote on 10/16/18 at 18:37:05:
Although not published yet (!),  I see that on Everyman's website they have posted 5 reviews of their pending new book on the Najdorf ...

You're presumably unaware of this, but it's quite normal for publishers to send out review copies of their books before the titles go on general sale in bookshops, so there's nothing untoward going on here, I can assure you! Smiley
  
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Reply #15 - 10/16/18 at 18:37:05
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Although not published yet (!),  I see that on Everyman's website they have posted 5 reviews of their pending new book on the Najdorf ...
  
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Reply #14 - 10/03/18 at 19:53:01
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It will be published in mid november on the Forward Chess platform
  
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Reply #13 - 09/21/18 at 19:38:30
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Reply #12 - 09/12/18 at 06:10:43
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https://www.everymanchess.com/opening-repertoire-the-najdorf

This maybe worth a peek at though   Grin
  
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Reply #11 - 04/25/18 at 18:21:58
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gwnn wrote on 04/25/18 at 14:55:22:
For the meantime: Have you seen the miniature book by Carsten Hansen? It's a lot of fun, lots of wins by white and black. And it only costs $5 on Forward Chess.


Got it, yes.

The last major book was by New in Chess. This was a while back now
  
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Reply #10 - 04/25/18 at 14:55:22
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For the meantime: Have you seen the miniature book by Carsten Hansen? It's a lot of fun, lots of wins by white and black. And it only costs $5 on Forward Chess.
  
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Reply #9 - 04/25/18 at 05:18:55
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Leon_Trotsky wrote on 04/24/18 at 02:32:09:
But what is the point if 90% of White players will dodge the Open Sicilian and just play some anti-Sicilian like 3. Ab5+, 2. c3 or some other soul-draining rubbish?  Cheesy


I think I just be one of the few people who really enjoy playing against Anti-Sicilians, as fundamentally I think they are toothless if Black is prepared for them. When I’m playing league or tournament games the only time I get remotely worried is if they play 3.d4.
  
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Reply #8 - 04/24/18 at 14:02:19
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Bibs wrote on 04/24/18 at 08:28:59:
The book is extraordinarily brief. I'd suggest not to bother.



From the preview on Amazon, the author places the Najdorf in its historic context and advocates the plan of playing .. e5 where possible. Perhaps the audience is someone who is a relatively experienced player who has never previously played the Najdorf with either colour.
  
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Re: New Najdorf Book 😞
Reply #7 - 04/24/18 at 10:33:59
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Leon_Trotsky wrote on 04/24/18 at 02:32:09:
But what is the point if 90% of White players will dodge the Open Sicilian and just play some anti-Sicilian like 3. Ab5+, 2. c3 or some other soul-draining rubbish?  Cheesy


I wonder the same thing, being one of few who plays Open Sicilian with white Smiley. However if one plays thematical corr tournaments when the opening is actually played it is good to have some guidelines. I have for example played in 3 Najdorf tournaments at ICCF.
  
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Reply #6 - 04/24/18 at 08:28:59
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The book is extraordinarily brief. I'd suggest not to bother.
  
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Re: New Najdorf Book 😞
Reply #5 - 04/24/18 at 07:40:38
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kylemeister wrote on 04/23/18 at 20:55:10:
RoleyPoley wrote on 04/23/18 at 20:31:55:
There is a new Najdorf book being released (Brian Kelly Mongoose Publishing i think).


Well, there is an IM named Brian Kelly, but this book (incidentally quite different from a 500-page repertoire book) is by GM Bryan Smith.


Thanks @Kylemeister, my mistake, I meant Bryan Smith.  Grin
  

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But what is the point if 90% of White players will dodge the Open Sicilian and just play some anti-Sicilian like 3. Ab5+, 2. c3 or some other soul-draining rubbish?  Cheesy
  
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Reply #3 - 04/23/18 at 23:08:56
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RoleyPoley wrote on 04/23/18 at 20:31:55:
najdorfslayer wrote on 04/23/18 at 17:48:51:
Is it me or do we think we need a new Najdorf/Scheveningen book to be released!

There is a new Najdorf book being released (Brian Kelly Mongoose Publishing i think). Also, I believe QC are working on one although i dont think it is scheduled to be released any time soon.

Or where you specifically only hoping for one that covers Sheveningen lines?


Not really I’m happy playing ...e5

Just seems lots happened but not much published. The Bryan Smith one is just a game collection really was hoping for something but more meaty!
  
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Re: New Najdorf Book 😞
Reply #2 - 04/23/18 at 20:55:10
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RoleyPoley wrote on 04/23/18 at 20:31:55:
There is a new Najdorf book being released (Brian Kelly Mongoose Publishing i think).


Well, there is an IM named Brian Kelly, but this book (incidentally quite different from a 500-page repertoire book) is by GM Bryan Smith.

  
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Re: New Najdorf Book 😞
Reply #1 - 04/23/18 at 20:31:55
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najdorfslayer wrote on 04/23/18 at 17:48:51:
Is it me or do we think we need a new Najdorf/Scheveningen book to be released!

There is a new Najdorf book being released (Brian Kelly Mongoose Publishing i think). Also, I believe QC are working on one although i dont think it is scheduled to be released any time soon.

Or where you specifically only hoping for one that covers Sheveningen lines?
  

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Is it me or do we think we need a new Najdorf/Scheveningen book to be released!
  
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