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Re: Keep It Simple: 1.e4 by IM Sielecki
Reply #32 - 01/17/19 at 05:04:20
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The book is now available in the Forward Chess app!
  
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Reply #31 - 11/03/18 at 07:57:50
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The book is now available from New in Chess Smiley
  
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Reply #30 - 08/06/18 at 17:12:19
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I think developing an e4-repertoire, starting with simple lines is better than learning system openings like KIA, Colle, London, Torre, Stonewall, etc.

It is better for the development of a player. Fischer said:
"Best by test!"
  
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Re: Keep It Simple: 1.e4 by IM Sielecki
Reply #29 - 08/05/18 at 09:50:18
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Mr. Sielecki,

Could you be please so kind and tell us when the book published by New in Chess comes out, and if it will be the same format/repertoire as the one published by chessable.

Like many others I supose, I can hardly wait for the book to be printed.

Please could you in few words tell us about repertoire and chosen lines.

Thanks in advance  Smiley
  
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Re: Keep It Simple: 1.e4 by IM Sielecki
Reply #28 - 08/03/18 at 12:27:59
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Leon_Trotsky wrote on 08/02/18 at 22:38:52:
As French player, I do not mind playing chess from an equal position, albeit symmetrical. Just my preference. I am sure that there are some French players that land in big depression when they see 3. exd5 on board. Worrying about draw seems illogical considering that people play Najdorf and Grünfeld when there are innumerable forced draws all over the place there.

I would be more worried about someone spending hours trying to bust some 30-40-something moves long line in my Winawer repertoire, which took me weeks to analyse  Cheesy


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Re: Keep It Simple: 1.e4 by IM Sielecki
Reply #27 - 08/03/18 at 12:27:22
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IsaVulpes wrote on 08/02/18 at 13:42:02:
What will you dread, though?


3.Nd2 and 3.Nc3. I dread both to some extent.
  
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Re: Keep It Simple: 1.e4 by IM Sielecki
Reply #26 - 08/02/18 at 22:38:52
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As French player, I do not mind playing chess from an equal position, albeit symmetrical. Just my preference. I am sure that there are some French players that land in big depression when they see 3. exd5 on board. Worrying about draw seems illogical considering that people play Najdorf and Grünfeld when there are innumerable forced draws all over the place there.

I would be more worried about someone spending hours trying to bust some 30-40-something moves long line in my Winawer repertoire, which took me weeks to analyse  Cheesy
  
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Reply #25 - 08/02/18 at 13:42:02
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Keano wrote on 08/02/18 at 13:36:56:
As a French player I will not be dreading anybody essaying the Exchange variation against me.

What will you dread, though?
  
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Reply #24 - 08/02/18 at 13:36:56
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As a French player I will not be dreading anybody essaying the Exchange variation against me.
  
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Re: Keep It Simple: 1.e4 by IM Sielecki
Reply #23 - 07/25/18 at 10:11:02
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I think the Prins works on every level, the endgame (Ch 1) might be hard to win, but it seems you can push really hard because it is very hard to lose. Stigma is right about the d4 line.
  
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Reply #22 - 07/24/18 at 19:57:18
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Today I got "Steamrolling the Sicilian". I like it. Thank you for the advice. It is a good amateur's opening!
  
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Re: Keep It Simple: 1.e4 by IM Sielecki
Reply #21 - 07/22/18 at 12:44:39
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alyechin wrote on 07/22/18 at 09:33:08:
I ordered Kasparov: "Steamrolling the sicillian" to make the "Simple repertoire" less predictable.

Variety is the spice of life. I browsed this book a bit just a few days ago. My first impression is I would be OK with facing the lines with ...e5 and ...a5 - the positions are interesting even if they're ultimately equal. That goes for both the move order mentioned by MNb and the one given in Experts on the Anti-Sicilians - that chapter has generously been made available for free by QC here: http://www.qualitychess.co.uk/ebooks/ExpertsontheAnti-Sicilian-Beating5.f3with5....

There is however a recently popular line where Kasparov's coverage comes up short: 5.f3 e5 6.Nb3 d5 7.Bg5 d4. He may be excused since this was a rare sideline back in 2013. After the further 8.c3 Nc6 9.Bb5 he only mentions 9...Be6, but that's not Black's best move. I would put in some analysis effort here.

alyechin wrote on 07/22/18 at 09:33:08:
What do you think about "The modern Vienna Game" by Ovetchkin & Soloviov?

I played the Vienna/Bishop's Game a bit years ago. Haven't picked up this book yet, but there is a ChessPub thread on it, where "pubbers" had some issues with it: http://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/chess/YaBB.pl?num=1407440347

I probably won't be playing the Scotch 4 Knights anytime soon, but 1.e4 e5 is a part of Sielecki's repertoire where it's fairly easy to substitute something more interesting.

Delchev's book Bc4 against the Open Games is on a special offer from Forward Chess, probably until the end of July. it covers both 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 and 1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 move orders. (I don't see the Hungarian Defence covered directly - Delchev seems to think Black's alternative to 4...Nf6 after 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Be7 4.d3 are not worth preparing for, so he only covers 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.d3 Be7).

Other more or less simple options are the Ruy Lopez with an early d3 or the Ruy with the Yates variation in place of the Closed main lines. Even the Scotch can be played with mostly low-theory sidelines - I believe Vallejo Pons presented just such a Scotch repertoire in a Chess24 video.
  

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Re: Keep It Simple: 1.e4 by IM Sielecki
Reply #20 - 07/22/18 at 09:33:08
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I ordered Kasparov: "Steamrolling the sicillian" to make the "Simple repertoire" less predictable.

What do you think about "The modern Vienna Game" by Ovetchkin & Soloviov?
  
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Re: Keep It Simple: 1.e4 by IM Sielecki
Reply #19 - 07/20/18 at 09:31:10
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I really like Sielecki's book on the Nimzo/Bogo, and I don't much like the Bogo. As to the Chessable part, I have a couple of books there but am sort of ambivalent about the learning by rote idea.
  
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Re: Keep It Simple: 1.e4 by IM Sielecki
Reply #18 - 07/19/18 at 01:22:45
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Leon_Trotsky wrote on 07/19/18 at 00:52:21:
I might be missing something, but how can discuss the repertoire if the book says publishes on December and there is no excerpt yet ?


An electronic version is already out, on Chessable.
By the way, I came across Sielecki saying on June 20 that his deadline for turning in the manuscript was coming up in ten days.  I wonder if it will really take 5 months to come out.
  
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