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Re: Two new 1 d4 2 c4 Repertoires
Reply #61 - 06/27/19 at 10:54:31
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Stigma wrote on 06/26/19 at 03:21:13:
Paddy wrote on 06/25/19 at 10:06:40:
If I buy it on the FC website at the attractively discounted price, it's then not clear to me how I can view it in the app on my IPad.

Any clues, anyone? Thanks in advance.

I have only used the Android app, but if we assume the iPad app is very similar:

- Make sure you have the same account connected to the website and the app, using the 'Forward Chess Cloud' system (that I don't actually remember how to set up, but you only do it once and I believe it's explained on the FC website)

- Buy a book on the website

- Go to the 'Store' tab in the app on your iPad

- Press 'View Complete List' or the button for the publisher of the specific book. You should see a button with 'Buy' or the price next to each book

- For books you have purchased, the button should say 'Download' instead of the price. Press it, and you have the book.


Many thanks - I'll give it a try later this week - playing in a tournament at the moment!
  
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Re: Two new 1 d4 2 c4 Repertoires
Reply #60 - 06/26/19 at 03:21:13
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Paddy wrote on 06/25/19 at 10:06:40:
If I buy it on the FC website at the attractively discounted price, it's then not clear to me how I can view it in the app on my IPad.

Any clues, anyone? Thanks in advance.

I have only used the Android app, but if we assume the iPad app is very similar:

- Make sure you have the same account connected to the website and the app, using the 'Forward Chess Cloud' system (that I don't actually remember how to set up, but you only do it once and I believe it's explained on the FC website)

- Buy a book on the website

- Go to the 'Store' tab in the app on your iPad

- Press 'View Complete List' or the button for the publisher of the specific book. You should see a button with 'Buy' or the price next to each book

- For books you have purchased, the button should say 'Download' instead of the price. Press it, and you have the book.
  

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Re: Two new 1 d4 2 c4 Repertoires
Reply #59 - 06/25/19 at 10:06:40
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Stigma wrote on 06/23/19 at 21:59:13:
Paddy wrote on 06/23/19 at 19:08:02:
If I buy it at a discount at the Forward Chess website, will it show up in the app on my Ipad?

Seems daft otherwise!


Yes, I believe the point of buying from the website instead of from within an app is site buys are platform-independent - once you've purchased them there you can download them to iOS apps, Android apps and a Windows PC program. Though there's a limit on total number of devices you can have a book on. Four maybe?

Everything I've bought directly from the site I have in both Windows and on my Android phone (no iPhones or iPads here yet). While everything I bought directly in the Android app before they came up with this solution is apparently locked into Android-only forever.

For me the prices I get on the website are also a bit lower than in the Android app, not due to the introductory discounts but for all prices. I don't know if it's that way for everybody, I wouldn't be surprised if there are differences between countries here. But for me bying FC books via the website is a no-brainer really.


If I buy it on the FC website at the attractively discounted price, it's then not clear to me how I can view it in the app on my IPad.

Any clues, anyone? Thanks in advance.
  
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Re: Two new 1 d4 2 c4 Repertoires
Reply #58 - 06/23/19 at 22:24:33
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Anyone who's familiar with Moskalenko's writings knows the Four pawns' attack is "his" King's Indian weapon, and especially the dxe6 lines when Black goes for ...c5 and ...e6. So it's not a huge surprise that he sticks to his guns.

Though I actually had the impression they had been pretty much defanged since he covered them in Revolutionize Your Chess (2009). Does he have improments that make them viable again? Or has he finally swtched to Four Pawns' Attack main lines? I realize my curiosity will force me to buy this book...

Searching a not-very-up-to-date database, the most recent game I find with Moskalenko playing "his" 4PA against the KID is from 2013. But he seems to throw in lots of different White openings these days - everything from Tromps and Londons to 1.c4 and 1.e4 in addition to his trademark sharp 1.d4 lines. I don't know if he's always done that or he felt a need to be less predictable after he started publishing his opening ideas in popular books.
  

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Re: Two new 1 d4 2 c4 Repertoires
Reply #57 - 06/23/19 at 21:59:13
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Paddy wrote on 06/23/19 at 19:08:02:
If I buy it at a discount at the Forward Chess website, will it show up in the app on my Ipad?

Seems daft otherwise!


Yes, I believe the point of buying from the website instead of from within an app is site buys are platform-independent - once you've purchased them there you can download them to iOS apps, Android apps and a Windows PC program. Though there's a limit on total number of devices you can have a book on. Four maybe?

Everything I've bought directly from the site I have in both Windows and on my Android phone (no iPhones or iPads here yet). While everything I bought directly in the Android app before they came up with this solution is apparently locked into Android-only forever.

For me the prices I get on the website are also a bit lower than in the Android app, not due to the introductory discounts but for all prices. I don't know if it's that way for everybody, I wouldn't be surprised if there are differences between countries here. But for me bying FC books via the website is a no-brainer really.
  

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Re: Two new 1 d4 2 c4 Repertoires
Reply #56 - 06/23/19 at 19:08:02
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Glenn Snow wrote on 06/23/19 at 16:32:31:
gillbod wrote on 06/23/19 at 11:40:53:
Apparently it’s available via forward chess? Not through the app,  it’s shown as available on the forward chess website.

Personally, I see the four pawns as a good weapon. Both sides are required to know some stuff, so familiarity and experience matters a lot. I think white can expect to face the KID more often than black KID players face the 4 pawns. Especially Moskalenko’s version (at least the one from his earlier book) where he avoids the standard Benoni structures.


Yes, definitely available at forward chess and at a discounted price. 


If I buy it at a discount at the Forward Chess website, will it show up in the app on my Ipad?

Seems daft otherwise!

  
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Re: Two new 1 d4 2 c4 Repertoires
Reply #55 - 06/23/19 at 16:32:31
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gillbod wrote on 06/23/19 at 11:40:53:
Apparently it’s available via forward chess? Not through the app,  it’s shown as available on the forward chess website.

Personally, I see the four pawns as a good weapon. Both sides are required to know some stuff, so familiarity and experience matters a lot. I think white can expect to face the KID more often than black KID players face the 4 pawns. Especially Moskalenko’s version (at least the one from his earlier book) where he avoids the standard Benoni structures.


Yes, definitely available at forward chess and at a discounted price.
  
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Re: Two new 1 d4 2 c4 Repertoires
Reply #54 - 06/23/19 at 11:40:53
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Apparently it’s available via forward chess? Not through the app,  it’s shown as available on the forward chess website.

Personally, I see the four pawns as a good weapon. Both sides are required to know some stuff, so familiarity and experience matters a lot. I think white can expect to face the KID more often than black KID players face the 4 pawns. Especially Moskalenko’s version (at least the one from his earlier book) where he avoids the standard Benoni structures.
  
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Re: Two new 1 d4 2 c4 Repertoires
Reply #53 - 06/22/19 at 05:36:10
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Now says 28 June release on New in Chess website.

Excerpt: https://www.newinchess.com/media/wysiwyg/product_pdf/9075.pdf

It looks interesting, even though I prefer fianchetto slow type system like Sielicki's book rather than these lines.

I noticed that many aggressive 1. d4 repertoire book usually recommends some sort of Sämisch against Nimzo. No other way to attack against Nimzo-Indian I guess ¿  Cheesy

I really would not play Four Prawns against KID though. Way too loosening in my opinion. I was expecting a Sämisch with f3 setup against KID.
  
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Re: Two new 1 d4 2 c4 Repertoires
Reply #52 - 06/11/19 at 22:58:39
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Leon_Trotsky wrote on 06/11/19 at 22:29:29:
41€ is 70$ ¿ Is this AUD ¿ Surely USD and CAD cannot be that low on the exchange rate


New Zealand dollars....the AUD would not be much different....
  
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Re: Two new 1 d4 2 c4 Repertoires
Reply #51 - 06/11/19 at 22:29:29
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MW wrote on 06/11/19 at 20:45:56:
3/The book is 29,95 Euro, then the publisher wants to add another 11,00 Euro postage which makes the book around $70.00 in my money. For that I want to be sure I'm not buying a lemon and I'm afraid the sample pages don't tell me enough to make that call.


41€ is 70$ ¿ Is this AUD ¿ Surely USD and CAD cannot be that low on the exchange rate  Cheesy

Personally on instinct, although I cannot see the detailed lines in either this book nor Moskalenko, I tend to trust latter more. Actually in this case both authors have a unique writing style, but Moskalenko is less annoying, in my view.
  
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Re: Two new 1 d4 2 c4 Repertoires
Reply #50 - 06/11/19 at 21:41:20
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Let's hope that he has new ideas for White in the Slav Exchange, otherwise frankly I don't understand his decision to suggest it. It seems to me that most repertoires are "forgetting" to include a line vs. 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 dxc4, which seems a beginner's move, but is actually a very tricky line. Anyway, I will probably buy it, because I like the introductory parts with the main ideas, history, etc.
  
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Re: Two new 1 d4 2 c4 Repertoires
Reply #49 - 06/11/19 at 20:45:56
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Undecided as too weather or not I will buy this book....whilst the actual repertoire variations look interesting and would compliment the lines I already play my reservations are as follows:

1/The only way I am able to buy the book is online as there are no chess book stockist in my country...hence I can't browse the book before buying to better establish what is in it and how up-to-date it is...

2/The index offered in the sample pages doesn't really tell me much about the actual variations...IMO a number of publishers need to do better in this area. I think Chess Stars do a good job of informing the buyer, whilst not giving everything away.

3/The book is 29,95 Euro, then the publisher wants to add another 11,00 Euro postage which makes the book around $70.00 in my money. For that I want to be sure I'm not buying a lemon and I'm afraid the sample pages don't tell me enough to make that call.

Option Amazon (who do a good "look inside" and will cost around $50). This means I have to wait a few months plus I understand that they drive a pretty hard bargain which means less for the publisher and author, which I don't think is a good outcome.
  
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Re: Two new 1 d4 2 c4 Repertoires
Reply #48 - 06/11/19 at 18:48:53
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All in all, this looks like a similarish repertoire to the old Keene/Jacobs repertoire for white. Broadly speaking, that is.

The Benoni chapter looks interesting. The Be2+Bd2 stuff in the Flick Knife Benoni is new to me.

I’m not sure there’s enough in the book to tempt me. I already have Revolutionize your Chess, which contains the same lines against the Nimzo and KID. The suggestion against the QGD looks standard and well covered by other sources. The Dutch isn’t covered.

The only thing that might tempt me is if the chapters on the Gruenfeld and Slav are particularly original and thought provoking. There’s no info on this from the sample pages, alas.

  
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Re: Two new 1 d4 2 c4 Repertoires
Reply #47 - 06/11/19 at 17:58:30
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phonological_loop wrote on 06/11/19 at 17:45:42:
Regarding the Moskalenko repertoire, how is the Slav Exchange an "ambitious idea"?

It's also somewhat unpleasant that he refers to his other book for the Dutch. Not truly a complete repertoire.


I didn’t even notice that! Also couldn’t find anything on the Budapest, unless the Indo-Benoni covers it, whatever that might be. Unless that’s a ‘refer to my Budapest book’ job as well.

Each opening looks like a few pages of theory with the bulk of the book being annotated games. I think I’ll pass on this. The Sielecki book is more my thing.
  
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