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Re: Opening Repertoire: The Petroff - Lakdawala
Reply #12 - 09/08/19 at 10:52:52
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Leon_Trotsky wrote on 09/07/19 at 21:52:29:
I always wonder why Lakdawala writes so many books, especially opening books.
I presume because Everyman have found that his books sell well, so they ask him to write more of them.

Leon_Trotsky wrote on 09/07/19 at 21:52:29:
He wrote all sorts of opening books, like on 1...b6, French, Sweshnikow, 1. b3, Modern, now Petroff. Do other authors not want these projects ¿
If you've got a winning formula – ie a combination of author and format that generates profits – then you stick to it: it's not a question of whether other authors want the projects or not. After J. K. Rowling had written a couple of successful Harry Potter books, then surely the publishers would have expected and encouraged her to write some more, not looked around to see if they could find any other authors who might like a go. Similarly – though obviously on a much smaller scale – Everyman stick with this author because of his proven track record.

Leon_Trotsky wrote on 09/07/19 at 21:52:29:
It would be nice if Kramnik or Caruana could write the Petroff book.
Yes, but then it would be a completely different book, as well as being aimed at a different, more specialised – and therefore probably much smaller – sector of the market.

Leon_Trotsky wrote on 09/07/19 at 21:52:29:
Although they probably would not want to in the first place...
Most likely not, and even if they did, they would certainly expect a substantially larger fee than Lakdawala asks. Taking that into account in the context of the small market that exists for chess books in general, why would the publishers take a big risk in a part of the market they don't generally operate in, when they can continue to put out titles with healthy sales that generate reliable profits for them?
  
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Re: Opening Repertoire: The Petroff - Lakdawala
Reply #11 - 09/07/19 at 21:52:29
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I always wonder why Lakdawala writes so many books, especially opening books. He wrote all sorts of opening books, like on 1...b6, French, Sweshnikow, 1. b3, Modern, now Petroff. Do other authors not want these projects ¿

It would be nice if Kramnik or Caruana could write the Petroff book. Although they probably would not want to in the first place...
  
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Reply #10 - 09/07/19 at 18:32:46
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Ok thank you for your thoughts tracke. If it is basically the same book (although a litte better) I can wait a bit before purchasing it and concentrate on other matters. I have a strong feeling that Cyrus is becoming the new Andy Soltis, if you are old enough to know his opening books. He wrote some good, maybe great, books, but also a lot of not-so-good books, especially opening books...
  
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Re: Opening Repertoire: The Petroff - Lakdawala
Reply #9 - 09/07/19 at 18:01:35
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So far I have not delved too deep into these Petroff books by Lakdawala, but as far as I can see MBM(2015) and OR(2019) are basically the same.

Of course the latter one is slighty updated.
But same systems, same subsystems, same lines.
The same lakdawalarism, now slighty shortened (400->320p).

Differences?
- Most main games and words have been changed!
- Carlsen‘s brutal 4 Nd3 from WCC2018 is covered!!
- Regarding 3d4 Nxe4 4dxe5 Bc5!? there‘s much more coverage (3 main games instead of one)
- my biggest concern is about 3Nxe5 d6 4Nf3 Nxe4 5d4 d5 6Bd3 Be7 70-0 Nc6 8Nbd2 . This long known sideline isn‘t covered in any of both books but now this omission seems much more important than 5 years ago. In 2016/17 this line got some attention on elite level (Giri, So, Adams, ...), there was a well written survey by GM Breder in CBM 182, in fact this line may be the main  reason for the recent popularity of 6...Bf5/7...Bf5 ?

No matter how good or bad you rate the MBM book, the new OR book is certainly slighty better! But you don‘t need  both (except for collecting?)
I might say that MBM Petroff is superflous and OR Petroff is now the real MBM Petroff. And that we are still waiting for a complete and serious Petroff book from Lakdawala ?!

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Reply #8 - 09/07/19 at 10:45:10
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Anyone has the book and would like to write a few impressions? I am tempted, but I also have most of the reccommended books in this thread, too, on the Petroff... What are the differences with his Petroff Move by Move book, for example? Thanks.
  
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Re: Opening Repertoire: The Petroff - Lakdawala
Reply #7 - 08/18/19 at 17:50:05
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grandpatzer wrote on 08/18/19 at 10:49:53:
doefmat wrote on 08/18/19 at 07:58:16:
The ' Fight 1.e4 like Caruana' Petroff repertoire is more complete in that sense.

You can also use 'Playing 1 e4. e5: A Classical Repertoire'  for those lines.


Sure, but regarding the 1st suggestion I love to study on "old fashioned" printed books... thank you for the advice.


On top of the aforementioned book by Ntirlis you also have Martin Lokander's The Open Games with Black and Bologan's Black Weapons among the pretty recent books.
  
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Re: Opening Repertoire: The Petroff - Lakdawala
Reply #6 - 08/18/19 at 13:05:46
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I would have liked to have seen the Caruana lines come out in a book format like the Simple 1.e4/1.d4 did, and am curious why it didnt.

  

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Re: Opening Repertoire: The Petroff - Lakdawala
Reply #5 - 08/18/19 at 10:49:53
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doefmat wrote on 08/18/19 at 07:58:16:
The ' Fight 1.e4 like Caruana' Petroff repertoire is more complete in that sense.

You can also use 'Playing 1 e4. e5: A Classical Repertoire'  for those lines.


Sure, but regarding the 1st suggestion I love to study on "old fashioned" printed books... thank you for the advice.
  
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Re: Opening Repertoire: The Petroff - Lakdawala
Reply #4 - 08/18/19 at 07:58:16
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grandpatzer wrote on 08/17/19 at 17:47:37:
Could someoke kindly write what he's advocating for Black vs the non-2.Nf3 lines in this book? King's Gambit etc.


The ' Fight 1.e4 like Caruana' Petroff repertoire is more complete in that sense.

You can also use 'Playing 1 e4. e5: A Classical Repertoire'  for those lines.
  
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Re: Opening Repertoire: The Petroff - Lakdawala
Reply #3 - 08/17/19 at 18:43:31
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grandpatzer wrote on 08/17/19 at 18:32:21:
Just 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3?

Yup.
  
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Re: Opening Repertoire: The Petroff - Lakdawala
Reply #2 - 08/17/19 at 18:32:21
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kylemeister wrote on 08/17/19 at 17:57:04:
Apparently it doesn't cover those.


Just 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3?
  
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Re: Opening Repertoire: The Petroff - Lakdawala
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Apparently it doesn't cover those.
  
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Opening Repertoire: The Petroff - Lakdawala
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Could someoke kindly write what he's advocating for Black vs the non-2.Nf3 lines in this book? King's Gambit etc.
  
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