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Reply #32 - 10/12/19 at 01:30:02
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grandpatzer wrote on 10/06/19 at 10:02:59:
VGA wrote on 09/12/19 at 18:19:46:
Alternatively, Fischer writing an autobiography with annotated games. Well, ok, this is impossible now but ...


For the annotated games part, we have to consider his classic "My 60 Memorable Games". As regards the "autobiography" part, aren't all those interviews that he gave from roughly 1992 to 2005-2006, enough? I don't think that he'd add much to those...  Embarrassed

That book was not written by Fischer.
  
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Reply #31 - 10/08/19 at 20:04:46
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Portisch also covers the Breyer.
  
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Reply #30 - 10/08/19 at 19:17:44
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@Monocle: If you ever do grow that moustache (to go with your monocle!?), feel free to post a picture. 😊

Besides the Portisch book, I'm aware of two recent-ish resources on the Modern Steinitz (with 3...a6 4.Ba4 d6): A Modern Chess database by Davorin Kuljasevic and an Everyman book by Timothy Taylor.

But on the Old Steinitz with 3.Bb5 d6, it does seem like the Portisch book is the only recent resource.
  

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Reply #29 - 10/08/19 at 18:25:42
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edgy wrote on 10/05/19 at 22:38:06:
kylemeister wrote on 10/05/19 at 20:13:19:
(selected topics in) The KIA and KID, by Bassem Amin


Oh yeah, I'd definitely buy a book by Amin on the KIA.


Amin is this week's guest on the Perpetual chess podcast.

https://www.perpetualchesspod.com/new-blog/2019/10/8/episode-146-gm-bassem-amin?...

  

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Reply #28 - 10/08/19 at 17:16:32
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nestor wrote on 10/07/19 at 18:27:04:
Monocle wrote on 10/07/19 at 16:46:20:
On that note, I'd quite like to see something on the old Steinitz defence (3...d6) in the Ruy.


My Secrets in the Ruy Lopez, by Portisch (Gambit, 2017) has 20-odd pages on the Old Steinitz. He shares your view that older lines may be playable without being fashionable. It's a great book, as you would hope and expect from Portisch.


I'll have to take a look at that.  As a 1.e4 e5 player, it sounds like something I ought to have anyway. 

Mostly I play the Breyer, but occasionally I fall into a super classical mood where I want to play like it's 1910.  I also like to play old lines in the orthodox QGD for this reason.  Fortunately, these moods don't usually last long enough for me to grow a big moustache as well.
  
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Reply #27 - 10/08/19 at 17:08:59
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grandpatzer wrote on 10/07/19 at 19:56:07:
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Is there any idea or trick to justify 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qe5+ for Black?


It wasn't my suggestion (I was just quoting another poster), but I guess the idea is that since the queen often ends up on c7 anyway in the Scandinavian, it hardly matters whether it gets there via a5, d8, d6, or e5.  Of the available queen moves, I prefer 3...Qd8 myself.
  
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grandpatzer wrote on 10/07/19 at 19:56:07:
@Monocle:

Is there any idea or trick to justify 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qe5+ for Black?

Black's next moves will be c6 and Qc7 which will be comparable to 3...Qa5 mainlines.  Andrew Martin wrote an article in which he called this the "Patzer Variation."
See here http://www.chesspub.com/cgi-bin/chess/YaBB.pl?num=1238667938
  

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@Monocle:

Is there any idea or trick to justify 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qe5+ for Black?
  
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Reply #24 - 10/07/19 at 19:00:34
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I was reminded of Nunn-Portisch from '87, transposing to some ancient stuff in the Steinitz after 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.O-O Be7 5.Re1 d6 6.Bxc6+ bxc6 7.d4 exd4 8.Nxd4 Bd7 9.Nc3 O-O.
  
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Reply #23 - 10/07/19 at 18:27:04
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Monocle wrote on 10/07/19 at 16:46:20:
On that note, I'd quite like to see something on the old Steinitz defence (3...d6) in the Ruy.


My Secrets in the Ruy Lopez, by Portisch (Gambit, 2017) has 20-odd pages on the Old Steinitz. He shares your view that older lines may be playable without being fashionable. It's a great book, as you would hope and expect from Portisch.
  
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Reply #22 - 10/07/19 at 16:46:20
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FizzySoda wrote on 08/26/19 at 03:11:32:
Stefan beucker in his Over the horizons column on chesscafe, wrote an article on minor systems that will last a lifetime. Ever since reading that, I have liked the idea of non-mainline.

Leave the mainlines and the work to the professionals.

The following come to my mind:
O'kelly Sicilian
Cambridge Springs defense
North Sea defense
Bird defense ruy lopez
Qe5 + Scandinavian


On that note, I'd quite like to see something on the old Steinitz defence (3...d6) in the Ruy.  If it was good enough for Lasker and Capablanca, it should be alright at amateur level today.  I expect the book I'm looking for was already written about 100 years ago, but not sure how I'll find it.
  
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Reply #21 - 10/06/19 at 10:02:59
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VGA wrote on 09/12/19 at 18:19:46:
Alternatively, Fischer writing an autobiography with annotated games. Well, ok, this is impossible now but ...


For the annotated games part, we have to consider his classic "My 60 Memorable Games". As regards the "autobiography" part, aren't all those interviews that he gave from roughly 1992 to 2005-2006, enough? I don't think that he'd add much to those...  Embarrassed
  
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kylemeister wrote on 10/05/19 at 20:13:19:
(selected topics in) The KIA and KID, by Bassem Amin


Oh yeah, I'd definitely buy a book by Amin on the KIA.
  

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Reply #18 - 09/12/19 at 18:19:46
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I would like the Aagard+Ntirlis duo to release a book on the Caro-Kann. Let the e4 tears flow  Cheesy

Alternatively, Fischer writing an autobiography with annotated games. Well, ok, this is impossible now but ...
  
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