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Reply #5 - 12/25/19 at 07:52:37
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MNb wrote on 12/25/19 at 06:34:21:
I recognize the sentiment and do know what else to say: 4.g3 heading for a Hippo.


Guess the new book might reveal all !!
  
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Re: Odessky again on b3 & b6
Reply #4 - 12/25/19 at 06:34:21
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MW wrote on 12/24/19 at 23:20:29:
"One must play 4 Bb5. But I really don't want to. Maybe 4 Nf3. I don't know what else to say".

I recognize the sentiment and do know what else to say: 4.g3 heading for a Hippo.
  

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Re: Odessky again on b3 & b6
Reply #3 - 12/24/19 at 23:20:29
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Hmm...I have his winning with 1b3 but was disappointed...whilst it is an interesting read it was not what I was looking for. For example he spends a whole chapter looking at 1 b3 e5, 2 Bb2 Nc6 3 e3 d6 4 c4 to conclude with the comment " All White's problems, I am sure, start with the move 4 c4 etc etc" then adds 
"One must play 4 Bb5. But I really don't want to. Maybe 4 Nf3. I don't know what else to say".

Then there is no follow-up analysis on either move leaving the reader in limbo. He is certainly going to have to do much better than that before I will buy a second addition.   
  
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Re: Odessky again on b3 & b6
Reply #2 - 12/24/19 at 21:57:10
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This should be fun. Odessky’s way of writing is quirky, lively, and at least slightly bonkers (in a good way).
It’s perhaps the only chess book I have that’s a genuinely entertaining ‘bog read’ (as we might say in Blighty).

That said, I’d like editors to encourage a slightly more systematic approach to move orders and what works and doesn’t, to channel the fellow’s charm and erudition to make a better educational text.
  
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Re: Odessky again on b3 & b6
Reply #1 - 12/24/19 at 14:34:46
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tracke wrote on 12/24/19 at 11:33:28:
There´s something very interesting announced at Amazon.de (but, so far, neither at Amazon.com nor at newinchess.com)

Winning quickly with 1.b3 and 1...b6   Odessky´s sparkling lines and deadly traps
by Ilya Odessky   10th June 2020, New in Chess, 384 pages, €23

"International Master Ilya Odessky is the world's leading expert on the 1.b3 and 1...b6 chess opening systems. Despite their apparent calm, these openings are extremely sharp. Now Odessky presents his findings and achievements of recent years. His baffling traps will help you crush your opponents in the opening, with both White and Black. Ilya Odessky will entertain, amuse and surprise you in this highly unusual chess opening book full of ultra-romantic chess" (Amazon.de)

Well, the book´s title was probably no idea of Odessky himself but of the NiC Marketing Team, but the book will surely become a must-buy for addicted fans like me.

tracke  Smiley

Hopefully this is an update on his earlier works and not simply what Everyman are doing and lumping multiple books together without making any changes.

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Odessky again on b3 & b6
12/24/19 at 11:33:28
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There´s something very interesting announced at Amazon.de (but, so far, neither at Amazon.com nor at newinchess.com)

Winning quickly with 1.b3 and 1...b6   Odessky´s sparkling lines and deadly traps
by Ilya Odessky   10th June 2020, New in Chess, 384 pages, €23

"International Master Ilya Odessky is the world's leading expert on the 1.b3 and 1...b6 chess opening systems. Despite their apparent calm, these openings are extremely sharp. Now Odessky presents his findings and achievements of recent years. His baffling traps will help you crush your opponents in the opening, with both White and Black. Ilya Odessky will entertain, amuse and surprise you in this highly unusual chess opening book full of ultra-romantic chess" (Amazon.de)

Well, the book´s title was probably no idea of Odessky himself but of the NiC Marketing Team, but the book will surely become a must-buy for addicted fans like me.

tracke  Smiley
  
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