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Reply #34 - 03/17/19 at 21:55:57
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TN wrote on 03/17/19 at 08:27:59:
Does Salgado deal with the Benko? If so what's the basic recommendation?


No, he doesn’t look at the Benko.

Blumenfeld Gambit is Chapter 2 - it’s the nearest you are gonna get here.
  
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Reply #33 - 03/17/19 at 08:27:59
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Does Salgado deal with the Benko? If so what's the basic recommendation?
  

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Reply #32 - 03/11/19 at 13:21:19
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an ordinary chessplayer wrote on 03/09/19 at 01:08:18:
To be fair, Gambit didn't say chicken. He said weasel.


Yes, in this topic this is true.

But, worse, if I do understand the connotation in english: "What I have is courage that Herr Bronznik lacks." Godwin's Law, not for the first time in this context iirc. There is one very famous person in history known for his use of "Herr ..." in this offensive way.

Maybe this explains my feelings of disgust about a mindset.

Edit: "This context" refers to courage, etc. in playing risky and/or bad openings in a lot of topics.
  

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Re: Gambit Killer by Salgado Lopez
Reply #31 - 03/09/19 at 01:08:18
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To be fair, Gambit didn't say chicken. He said weasel.
  
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Reply #30 - 03/08/19 at 23:52:00
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Yes. It's about "chicken" etc. This is disrespectful. The idea could be discussed in a manner following usual civilized behavioral norms. If this sounds harsh I cannot change it. I prefer to talk to people and not about people behaving this way.
  

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Reply #29 - 03/08/19 at 23:20:47
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MNb wrote on 03/06/19 at 07:03:58:
So an overdeveloped sense of entitlement indeed.
See, you don't get to decide how other people should behave or not.
Ah well, perhaps Jupp understands now why I think what I think of your attitude. Someone with so little respect like you have doesn't derserve mine. Stigma remains suspiciously silent.
I've told you before and I tell you again, Lev. I don't tolerate this at the Dragon subforum.

Why am I "suspiciously silent?" I spend too much time on internet forums as it is and I'm trying to cut down on that. So you can't expect me to keep commenting on any small issue I've given my views on before.

OK, if you really want my opinion: I disagree with Lev that everybody should be ready to defend something they've written over the board. But I don't find that view offensive, just different from mine. I agree the words used to characterize Bronznik were a bit over the top and could be moderated, but for the rest of Lev's comments I think they should be allowed to stand. We don't want to slide into censorship here.
  

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Re: Gambit Killer by Salgado Lopez
Reply #28 - 03/08/19 at 23:08:56
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MNb wrote on 03/06/19 at 07:03:58:
So an overdeveloped sense of entitlement indeed.
See, you don't get to decide how other people should behave or not.
Ah well, perhaps Jupp understands now why I think what I think of your attitude. Someone with so little respect like you have doesn't derserve mine. Stigma remains suspiciously silent.
I've told you before and I tell you again, Lev. I don't tolerate this at the Dragon subforum.


I think I do understand. Lev is full of disrespect and as moderator I wouldn't tolerate that too. Iirc I don't want to discuss the only controversial point, as I forgot with whom I had a little debate.

The reason: I'm german and so Godwin's law is to near. Who wants my personal joke about the situation may send me a pm. "I've said to much ..."
  

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Re: Gambit Killer by Salgado Lopez
Reply #27 - 03/06/19 at 11:08:02
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Gambit wrote on 03/06/19 at 06:55:15:
Chess is still mostly played by humans, not computers.

Well that is not so clear anymore. Recently we see computers playing many millions of games in very short timeframes. We talk about many more than all games in any existing database.

It is just that games from humans still get much more attention from humans.
  
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Reply #26 - 03/06/19 at 07:03:58
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So an overdeveloped sense of entitlement indeed.
See, you don't get to decide how other people should behave or not.
Ah well, perhaps Jupp understands now why I think what I think of your attitude. Someone with so little respect like you have doesn't derserve mine. Stigma remains suspiciously silent.
I've told you before and I tell you again, Lev. I don't tolerate this at the Dragon subforum.
  

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Re: Gambit Killer by Salgado Lopez
Reply #25 - 03/06/19 at 06:55:15
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It is not a question of entitlement. Rather, the point is made that when you write a book about something, you must be prepared to stand by what you write. How is it that Marc Esserman, who wrote a book about the Smith-Morra Gambit, is fully prepared to defend against titled opposition and lesser lights, but Bronznik is not?

You write something, be prepared to defend what you wrote with games from over-the-board practice. Chess is still mostly played by humans, not computers.
  
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Re: Gambit Killer by Salgado Lopez
Reply #24 - 02/25/19 at 14:54:57
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Gambit wrote on 02/25/19 at 07:06:50:
What I have is...


an overdeveloped sense of entitlement?
  

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Reply #23 - 02/25/19 at 13:02:00
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If you make chess a question "chicken out" or not you are lost for a serious discussion. There are billions of examples that this leads direct into the trash can.

Btw: This is a deep disrespectful way to describe other people. To be anxious is a feeling necessary to survive and mostly related to a clear realistic look into the world in contrary to boldness.

Or like the old jewish joke tells translated to modern US: Private, why do you dig so deep. You can't see the enemy shooting! Seargent, who wants to see the enemy shooting.
  

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Re: Gambit Killer by Salgado Lopez
Reply #22 - 02/25/19 at 12:34:16
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Gambit wrote on 02/25/19 at 07:06:50:
Way I see it, you stand by what you write, and defend your analyses with tournament play.

Almost 6 years ago there was a similar discussion about that on http://www.qualitychess.co.uk/blog/2019
GM Jacob Aagaard was clearly not agreeing with this view.
  
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Re: Gambit Killer by Salgado Lopez
Reply #21 - 02/25/19 at 07:06:50
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I challenged Valery Bronznik to a match on the Internet Chess Club. He repeatedly refused to back up his analyses with practice. Seems like being a weasel to me.

Way I see it, you stand by what you write, and defend your analyses with tournament play. I do it all the time, even though I am not an FM, IM, or GM. What I have is courage that Herr Bronznik lacks.  If I wrote a book and so-and-so challenged me to defend what I wrote in an over-the-board match, I would accept.

  
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Re: Gambit Killer by Salgado Lopez
Reply #20 - 09/26/18 at 10:40:34
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RdC wrote on 09/26/18 at 07:11:13:
It's easy enough to avoid if you are expecting it. Just open 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 c5 4. e3 . Use ideas from the Axel Smith book !

From the "e3 poison thread" in General Chess I understand that Smith recommends 5.a3 iso 5.Nc3. After 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.e3 Nf6 5.Nf3 a6 Black does quite well. So perhaps White instead should take a look at IM Cummings' recent book on the English (for those who own it: page 232) and try 6.cxd5 exd5 7.g3!? Nc6 8.Bg2.

It may be useful to repeat it: a serious attempt to refute the VHS gambit, assuming that Black castles queenside, is answering x...g4 with y.Nh4. IM Bronznik mentions it but doesn't analyse it. Instead he only makes some general remarks. In practice White has done very well in various incarnations.
  

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