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Re: Opening Repertoire The Petroff
Reply #9 - 05/31/19 at 14:53:37
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Jupp53 wrote on 05/31/19 at 14:23:55:
Taking the work of C. Sielicki about the Russian Defense seems better to me. He's following Caruana's games and presented a very clear and solid approach. It's not necessary to have always the newest book.

Does he recommend this Nd7-Nf6 thing against 5 Nc3?

Then you may want to have a look at this game.. https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tournaments/german-masters-2019/3/1/2  Lips Sealed
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Re: Opening Repertoire The Petroff
Reply #8 - 05/31/19 at 14:23:55
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Seeley wrote on 05/31/19 at 10:03:23:
Perhaps an alternative approach, and one that would reduce the amount of preparation required, would be for you to learn a third-move Ruy Lopez sideline yourself, rather than take up the Petroff. There's plenty of material available on lines such as 3...g6, 3...Nge7 and the Schliemann, for example.


Taking the work of C. Sielicki about the Russian Defense seems better to me. He's following Caruana's games and presented a very clear and solid approach. It's not necessary to have always the newest book.
  

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Re: Opening Repertoire The Petroff
Reply #7 - 05/31/19 at 10:03:23
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Leon_Trotsky wrote on 05/30/19 at 21:49:48:
I think another question, is why he write so many books ¿

I'd guess the reason he writes so many books and the reason Everyman continues to publish them is that they sell well.

Leon_Trotsky wrote on 05/31/19 at 03:30:35:
But from experience reading his previous books, his writing style is annoying. Hopefully he stops with weird jokes and anecdotes  Cheesy

I'd further guess that his idiosyncratic writing style is key to this success. Like you, I find it irritating, but then I doubt that you or I form part of the target readership of these books, which are probably aimed largely at players who are dipping their toe into the waters of chess literature for the first time and who feel either put off or intimidated by the serious and humourless style of most of it.

Leon_Trotsky wrote on 05/31/19 at 03:30:35:
This looks interesting book. If I had to play 1...e5 and avoid all White's sidelines in Ruy López, Petroff would be a good one.

Perhaps an alternative approach, and one that would reduce the amount of preparation required, would be for you to learn a third-move Ruy Lopez sideline yourself, rather than take up the Petroff. There's plenty of material available on lines such as 3...g6, 3...Nge7 and the Schliemann, for example.
  
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Re: Opening Repertoire The Petroff
Reply #6 - 05/31/19 at 09:19:12
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an ordinary chessplayer wrote on 05/31/19 at 05:58:20:
He has no intention to change. So we must cope as best we can.  Huh

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an ordinary chessplayer wrote on 05/31/19 at 07:17:24:
anyway it's very strange to claim that black wins a pawn by force when the actual game shows a defense.

as well. It's the same with his book on the Veressov and from what I've understood from reviews with all his books. It's why I never would buy a book by him on a serious opening, like the Petrov.
  

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Re: Opening Repertoire The Petroff
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In the pdf sample on page 278 he says "Black wins a pawn with 38...Nc4! 39.a4 Ne5 40.Bh4" etc., but after the game's 38...Nf1? (his question mark) 39.Kd1 Ne3+ 40.Kc1 he completely overlooks that it's the same position. After 40...Nc4 he says "The trouble is White can hold a draw here." In fact after 41.Bh4 (instead of 39.a4) b5 42.Bd8 a4 43.Bc7 Ne5 he now analyzes 44.Bxe5! to a draw. I checked this and couldn't find any big improvement for black. But anyway it's very strange to claim that black wins a pawn by force when the actual game shows a defense.
  
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Re: Opening Repertoire The Petroff
Reply #4 - 05/31/19 at 05:58:20
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Leon_Trotsky wrote on 05/31/19 at 03:30:35:
... his writing style is annoying. ...
He knows quite well that some find it annoying. He has no intention to change. So we must cope as best we can.  Huh
  
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Re: Opening Repertoire The Petroff
Reply #3 - 05/31/19 at 03:30:35
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I see, I found it now. This looks interesting book. If I had to play 1...e5 and avoid all White's sidelines in Ruy López, Petroff would be a good one.

https://www.chessdirect.co.uk/acatalog/p4539.pdf

But from experience reading his previous books, his writing style is annoying. Hopefully he stops with weird jokes and anecdotes  Cheesy
  
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Re: Opening Repertoire The Petroff
Reply #2 - 05/30/19 at 22:39:01
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It is on the Chess Direct Website (coming soon section) with sample pages....Similarly a search on Everyman's quick links/search will find it, although Everyman don't have the sample pages there.
  
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Re: Opening Repertoire The Petroff
Reply #1 - 05/30/19 at 21:49:48
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Where did you find this book ¿ Everyman do not have it displayed and internet search only shows his Move by Move book.

I think another question, is why he write so many books ¿ What about other authors who want subjects he write about ¿
  
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Opening Repertoire The Petroff
05/30/19 at 18:58:22
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I see that Mr Lakdawala has a new booking coming out on the Petroff.....whilst I have no idea how he is able to produce so many books I did think his move by move Petroff book was very good.

There are sample pages available online but there is no abbreviated index. It always surprises me when publishers produce sample pages but no index.

In an opening repertoire book I do like to have an idea of what variations are covered. For example, in the Main Line, 8 Nbd2 is the move I have faced most frequently in ICCF games. It has generally been played against me by players rated over 2400 and I would like to know whether this book includes the line...but can't do that without some form of index!
  
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