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Re: New accelerated Dragon books
Reply #12 - 04/02/19 at 16:44:26
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bragesjo wrote on 03/21/19 at 08:07:41:
Stigma wrote on 03/19/19 at 21:17:38:
There is a recent "20th anniversary" Kindle reissue of this book


Thanks, I will buy that book too in the future now that I know what the book is about.


This book by Heine Nielsen and Hansen is now also on Forward Chess.
  

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Re: New accelerated Dragon books
Reply #11 - 03/21/19 at 08:07:41
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Stigma wrote on 03/19/19 at 21:17:38:
There is a recent "20th anniversary" Kindle reissue of this book


Thanks, I will buy that book too in the future now that I know what the book is about.
  
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Re: New accelerated Dragon books
Reply #10 - 03/21/19 at 02:13:37
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kylemeister wrote on 03/21/19 at 01:15:06:
Stigma wrote on 03/19/19 at 21:20:31:
Good point about the KID move order! The h3 lines can be very sneaky indeed. In this particular version, Kotronias in his GM repertoire series on the King's Indian recommends a Hedgehog setup instead of a Maroczy. Maybe that was a wise choice...


I notice that the new KID update includes a game Svane-Kovalev with 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. h3 O-O 6. Be3 c5 7. Nf3 cd 8. Nxd4 b6 (incidentally given as "!" by Euwe back in the 1970s) 9. Qd2 Bb7 10. f3 Nbd7 11. Bh6"!".

Thanks for the heads-up. After 8...b6 Kotronias focuses mostly on 9.Bd3 instead, based on a game Karpov-Bacrot, Cap d'Agde 2013, with a side note on 9.g3. So Svane's play could surprise some Black players.

Incidentally, the entire chapter on 5.h3 0-0 6.Be3, named the "Karpov variation" by Kotronias, is in the free sample of Kotronias on the King's Indian 4. At least it is on Forward Chess (and maybe in the pdf sample from Quality Chess too, but I haven't checked).

P.  S.: Karpov is basically retired of course, but when he shows up for the occasional rapid match he always seems to come armed with decent opening ideas. So he could still be a player to follow if you like his style! Though maybe I'm biased; he is one of my favorite players of all time after all.
  

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Re: New accelerated Dragon books
Reply #9 - 03/21/19 at 01:15:06
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Stigma wrote on 03/19/19 at 21:20:31:
Good point about the KID move order! The h3 lines can be very sneaky indeed. In this particular version, Kotronias in his GM repertoire series on the King's Indian recommends a Hedgehog setup instead of a Maroczy. Maybe that was a wise choice...


I notice that the new KID update includes a game Svane-Kovalev with 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. h3 O-O 6. Be3 c5 7. Nf3 cd 8. Nxd4 b6 (incidentally given as "!" by Euwe back in the 1970s) 9. Qd2 Bb7 10. f3 Nbd7 11. Bh6"!".
  
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Re: New accelerated Dragon books
Reply #8 - 03/19/19 at 21:20:31
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TN wrote on 03/19/19 at 13:22:50:
TonyRo wrote on 03/18/19 at 12:41:31:
The last time I looked at it, I was happy enough with the 9...Bd7 (I don't think 9...Nxd4 is very good) and 15...e6!? systems, but I wasn't particularly pleased with the 10.Nc2! system.


Fair enough. I also find 10.h3!? quite annoying, with the idea 10...Nxd4 11.Bxd4 Bc6 12.Qc2 a5 13.Rad1 Nd7 14.Bxg7 Kxg7 15.Bg4!. And White can even play it via. a 5.h3 KID move order, if he is sneaky...

Good point about the KID move order! The h3 lines can be very sneaky indeed. In this particular version, Kotronias in his GM repertoire series on the King's Indian recommends a Hedgehog setup instead of a Maroczy. Maybe that was a wise choice...
  

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Reply #7 - 03/19/19 at 21:17:38
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bragesjo wrote on 03/16/19 at 14:21:38:
The second thing I notice is a book by Carsten Hansen and Peter Heine Nielsen.

There is a recent "20th anniversary" Kindle reissue of this book. It has around 10 new main games that cover recent developments. They are scattered around the book but helpfully the introduction has hyperlinks to them.

Among other things, the bonus games feature various Nc2 setups, ...a5 lines, both of Panjwani's main lines from his book, and the h3 setup mentioned by TN (all in the Maroczy).

I'd say this is a must-buy for any Accelerated Dragon player, especially given the low Kindle price. Of course quite a bit of the original (1998) theory is outdated by now, but this always was one of the best books ever on the Accelerated Dragon, with lots of strategic explanations.
  

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Re: New accelerated Dragon books
Reply #6 - 03/19/19 at 13:22:50
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TonyRo wrote on 03/18/19 at 12:41:31:
The last time I looked at it, I was happy enough with the 9...Bd7 (I don't think 9...Nxd4 is very good) and 15...e6!? systems, but I wasn't particularly pleased with the 10.Nc2! system.


Fair enough. I also find 10.h3!? quite annoying, with the idea 10...Nxd4 11.Bxd4 Bc6 12.Qc2 a5 13.Rad1 Nd7 14.Bxg7 Kxg7 15.Bg4!. And White can even play it via. a 5.h3 KID move order, if he is sneaky...
  

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Re: New accelerated Dragon books
Reply #5 - 03/18/19 at 12:41:31
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The last time I looked at it, I was happy enough with the 9...Bd7 (I don't think 9...Nxd4 is very good) and 15...e6!? systems, but I wasn't particularly pleased with the 10.Nc2! system.
  
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Re: New accelerated Dragon books
Reply #4 - 03/18/19 at 10:20:49
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TN wrote on 03/17/19 at 06:57:45:
What's your idea against the Maroczy? That is the main thing that would bother me, if I were playing this event.


I have not decided yet. I am looking at repertouar books that do not go for the Gurgentize.

I have no book yet but I order" The Hyper Accelerated Dragon, Extended Second Edition " by Panjwani isnce that book seems to recommend 2 different systems from what I seen at sample pages.
  
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Re: New accelerated Dragon books
Reply #3 - 03/17/19 at 06:57:45
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bragesjo wrote on 03/16/19 at 19:01:36:
Thanks but I have no account. Also the event starts in a position where black has played 2 . g6 and 4 .. Bg7 so Gurgenitze is ruled out. I also thinks that white is better in Gurgenitze a5 system if white plays f3  instead of Be2 and plays Na4 like Shaws books proposes where white in some cases castles long. I will probably transpose to regular Dragon vs short castle lines and 9 Bc4 Yugoslav . At any rate the ICCF event starts in December a so I have long time to prepare.


I was going to recommend exactly the same. There is also 8...Re8!? if you want a way to avoid the Yugoslav Attack (...d5 can work well in that case).

What's your idea against the Maroczy? That is the main thing that would bother me, if I were playing this event.
  

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Re: New accelerated Dragon books
Reply #2 - 03/16/19 at 19:01:36
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Thanks but I have no account. Also the event starts in a position where black has played 2 . g6 and 4 .. Bg7 so Gurgenitze is ruled out. I also thinks that white is better in Gurgenitze a5 system if white plays f3  instead of Be2 and plays Na4 like Shaws books proposes where white in some cases castles long. I will probably transpose to regular Dragon vs short castle lines and 9 Bc4 Yugoslav . At any rate the ICCF event starts in December a so I have long time to prepare.
  
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Re: New accelerated Dragon books
Reply #1 - 03/16/19 at 14:46:18
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I don't know if you're a Chessable user, but there's a course there by IM Nguyen which looks interesting. He suggests the ...a5 Gurgenidze and some sort of transposition to the Dragon proper against the Nc3 systems.
  
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New accelerated Dragon books
03/16/19 at 14:21:38
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Hi! 
I will play in a accelerated dragon thematical event in December.
I made quick look about books on the opening.

The first thing I discovered was that Panjwani book got a 2nd edition .
I have not first edition so I can not compare.

The second thing I notice is a book by Carsten Hansen and Peter Heine Nielsen.
  
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