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Re: New Tarrasch Defense Book by Kotronias
Reply #46 - yesterday at 23:48:21
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Looks like a very thorough work by GM Kotronias, however White has excellent results after 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.cxd5 exd5 5.Nf3 Nc6 6.dxc5. I see this in the table of contents is addressed by variation M4b6 in part IIIa, however I don't own the book.

Would love to hear anything on how Kotronias handles the above line. White scores exceptionally well in my database, both at the Grandmaster level but also at the amateur level.
  
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Re: New Tarrasch Defense Book by Kotronias
Reply #45 - 12/31/19 at 14:45:05
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Maybe I will write a more detailed kind of “review“ (strong word as I am just an amateur) when I got more time on my hands.. but for now I would strongly argue
that this should be the new reference book for every Tarrasch player for the next time to come
  
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Re: New Tarrasch Defense Book by Kotronias
Reply #44 - 12/31/19 at 14:35:29
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The book arrived today and from checking some variations of interest to me I would say it is indeed very good quality !

- 6.dxc5 is nicely covered, Kotronias giving more than one satisfying solution

- 9..c4 with 10.Ne5 Be6 11.b3 Qa5!? also looks very sound and he managed to kind of repair it for me as the line advocated by Schandorff (or at least the line starting with Qd2-Rfd1) is no problem for black. I am just a bit sad that he did not mentioned the recommendation of l'Ami with 11..h6! which is still my favourite.

- 3.Nf3 c5 4.cxd5 exd5 5.Bg5! Is given proper respect. 



  
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Reply #43 - 12/01/19 at 19:51:52
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No - he goes with 9. ... c4. Three pages included on 9. ... cxd4, though.
  
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Reply #42 - 12/01/19 at 19:36:48
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Does he cover the now popular Dubow line in the book.
  
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Reply #41 - 12/01/19 at 15:07:51
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It'll probably be in January if I can make the print deadline.

On first read, including ~30 pages of line by line, move by move checking, it's incredibly detailed, full of new ideas and dense explanation. Were this a QC book, it'd easily be two volumes.

The biggest problem is layout. There are no indications in the header or footer as to chapter or variation, and the text uses the old nested alphabetical style of presentation. It can get hard to remember where you are, or where the line you're interested in starts.
  
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Re: New Tarrasch Defense Book by Kotronias
Reply #40 - 11/30/19 at 21:54:33
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proustiskeen wrote on 11/29/19 at 19:46:35:
Just got my paper review copy from the publisher.

Excellent news! will you be reviewing it for your next column? Is there a rule of thumb on how soon after review copies are recieved that books get published (if not already?)
  

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Reply #39 - 11/29/19 at 19:46:35
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Just got my paper review copy from the publisher.
  
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Reply #38 - 11/22/19 at 22:42:35
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fling wrote on 11/22/19 at 21:30:01:

oooh...I might pick it up on forward chess instead....
  

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Re: New Tarrasch Defense Book by Kotronias
Reply #36 - 11/21/19 at 09:46:16
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Leon_Trotsky wrote on 11/21/19 at 02:49:12:
Tauromachie wrote on 11/20/19 at 23:34:08:
Is there some update regarding the publication date ? My amazon order still mentions that it should be delivered roundabout this weekend (23/24th of november) but it was not shipped yet according to amazon.. Is it true that it will be delayed ? Sad


Like I said, I tend not to trust Amazon's publication predictions...


More often than not they are correct, and are worth following as a guide. However, they rely on publishers to supply them with the products and the correct dates of publication, so they are not always going to be right 100%
  

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Re: New Tarrasch Defense Book by Kotronias
Reply #35 - 11/21/19 at 09:43:00
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Tauromachie wrote on 11/20/19 at 23:34:08:
Is there some update regarding the publication date ? My amazon order still mentions that it should be delivered roundabout this weekend (23/24th of november) but it was not shipped yet according to amazon.. Is it true that it will be delayed ? Sad

My order is showing as arriving 10 Dec 2019 - 16 Jan 2020.

Amazon shipping can be quite fast so you might get an update today or tomorrow confirming it's posting.
  

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Re: New Tarrasch Defense Book by Kotronias
Reply #34 - 11/21/19 at 02:49:12
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Tauromachie wrote on 11/20/19 at 23:34:08:
Is there some update regarding the publication date ? My amazon order still mentions that it should be delivered roundabout this weekend (23/24th of november) but it was not shipped yet according to amazon.. Is it true that it will be delayed ? Sad


Like I said, I tend not to trust Amazon's publication predictions...
  
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Re: New Tarrasch Defense Book by Kotronias
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Is there some update regarding the publication date ? My amazon order still mentions that it should be delivered roundabout this weekend (23/24th of november) but it was not shipped yet according to amazon.. Is it true that it will be delayed ? Sad
  
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Re: New Tarrasch Defense Book by Kotronias
Reply #32 - 11/12/19 at 22:37:57
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IM_Serious wrote on 11/12/19 at 09:36:49:
At the bottom of the page, there is a telephone number !

Fight 1.d4 with the Tarrasch! A Complete Black Repertoire vs. 1.d4


Call long-distance to find out when the book shall be published, because they ignored my e-mails?

Certainly some better customer service would be the solution here.

Or they could just put the projected publication date on the book webpage.
  
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