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Reply #40 - 08/01/20 at 23:35:40
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Looks like the book will be available soon. ForwardChess expects to have it on Aug 5.
  
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Reply #39 - 07/27/20 at 21:49:35
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I wonder what they'll give against 2...d5 3 exd5 Qxd5 4 d4 Nf6 5 Nf3 Bg4, which always annoyed me.
  
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Reply #38 - 07/27/20 at 06:08:40
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MW wrote on 07/26/20 at 19:27:05:
doefmat wrote on 07/26/20 at 07:20:33:
[quote author=4B41513337060 link=1583451861/31#31 date=1595716218]

For most big courses they also release free 'short and sweet' versions of the course. There are quite a view lines in there. Also, sometimes the video introduction is free.



Yes, they usually do this for the larger courses but for the courses of around 300 trainable variations there is often nothing and it can be very difficult to get a response to your questions as I have found out with 4 Qb3  against the Slav.....so I haven't brought it.


Yes, that's true. I will go for the Khalifman book anyway. I really liked their 'Squeezing' book on 1.e4 e5 so I'm happy to support them and hope they continue this series.
  
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Reply #37 - 07/26/20 at 19:27:05
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doefmat wrote on 07/26/20 at 07:20:33:
[quote author=4B41513337060 link=1583451861/31#31 date=1595716218]

For most big courses they also release free 'short and sweet' versions of the course . There are quite a view lines in there. Also, sometimes the video introduction is free.



Yes they usually do this for the larger courses but for the courses of around 300 trainable variations there is often nothing and it can be very difficult to get a response to your questions as I have found out with 4 Qb3  against the Slav.....so I haven't brought it.
  
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Re: Squeezing the Sicilian — Khalifman/Soloviov
Reply #36 - 07/26/20 at 14:26:42
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Stigma wrote on 07/26/20 at 04:40:03:
TopNotch wrote on 07/26/20 at 02:10:29:
doefmat wrote on 07/25/20 at 13:41:16:
Chessable is also coming with a course on the Alapin from GM Johan-Sebastian Christiansen, based on his and Jorden van Foreest's experiences in this opening. It currently goes into beta testing.
The timing is a bit unfortunate. I wonder what the best product will be. Who would you put your trust in if you have to choose blindly?


I couldn't find any mention of this on the Chessable Website, what is your source.


They posted a call for beta testers for it a couple of days ago:

https://www.chessable.com/discussion/thread/236553/looking-for-span-classhighlig...


Wow thanks for the link Stigma, very interesting discussion there.
  

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Reply #35 - 07/26/20 at 07:20:33
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MW wrote on 07/25/20 at 22:30:18:
What annoys me a little about Chessable is that it is often difficult to find out what variations have been used until you buy it. I know they offer a no questions asked refund policy if you return the course within 30 days but that puts the burden on you the customer to  take action. I just don't understand why they don't give you a better idea of content up front.

With Chess Stars you have an abridged index on their website that you can look at before you buy plus Khalifman is well know and well regarded author...

Guess a lot of it also comes down to whether you prefer printed or IT based products.


For most big courses they also release free 'short and sweet' versions of the course . There are quite a view lines in there. Also, sometimes the video introduction is free.
  
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Reply #34 - 07/26/20 at 04:40:03
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TopNotch wrote on 07/26/20 at 02:10:29:
doefmat wrote on 07/25/20 at 13:41:16:
Chessable is also coming with a course on the Alapin from GM Johan-Sebastian Christiansen, based on his and Jorden van Foreest's experiences in this opening. It currently goes into beta testing.
The timing is a bit unfortunate. I wonder what the best product will be. Who would you put your trust in if you have to choose blindly?


I couldn't find any mention of this on the Chessable Website, what is your source.


They posted a call for beta testers for it a couple of days ago:

https://www.chessable.com/discussion/thread/236553/looking-for-span-classhighlig...
  

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Reply #33 - 07/26/20 at 02:10:29
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doefmat wrote on 07/25/20 at 13:41:16:
Chessable is also coming with a course on the Alapin from GM Johan-Sebastian Christiansen, based on his and Jorden van Foreest's experiences in this opening. It currently goes into beta testing.
The timing is a bit unfortunate. I wonder what the best product will be. Who would you put your trust in if you have to choose blindly?


I couldn't find any mention of this on the Chessable Website, what is your source.
  

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Reply #32 - 07/26/20 at 01:09:00
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doefmat wrote on 07/25/20 at 13:41:16:
Chessable is also coming with a course on the Alapin from GM Johan-Sebastian Christiansen, based on his and Jorden van Foreest's experiences in this opening.

Hmm ...I knew that Van Foreest has played the Alapin a few times; I wonder what Christiansen's experience consists of.  (I notice that he didn't go for it at an open in Greece which just ended.)
  
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Re: Squeezing the Sicilian — Khalifman/Soloviov
Reply #31 - 07/25/20 at 22:30:18
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What annoys me a little about Chessable is that it is often difficult to find out what variations have been used until you buy it. I know they offer a no questions asked refund policy if you return the course within 30 days but that puts the burden on you the customer to  take action. I just don't understand why they don't give you a better idea of content up front.

With Chess Stars you have an abridged index on their website that you can look at before you buy plus Khalifman is well know and well regarded author...

Guess a lot of it also comes down to whether you prefer printed or IT based products.
  
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Reply #30 - 07/25/20 at 13:41:16
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Chessable is also coming with a course on the Alapin from GM Johan-Sebastian Christiansen, based on his and Jorden van Foreest's experiences in this opening. It currently goes into beta testing.
The timing is a bit unfortunate. I wonder what the best product will be. Who would you put your trust in if you have to choose blindly?
  
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Reply #29 - 07/18/20 at 10:19:16
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tracke wrote on 07/18/20 at 10:05:38:
And (off-topic) another book announcement: Kotronias on equal positions ...

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For someone who had 'retired' from writing chess books, he isnt doing too badly in regards to output...that's at least 3 i think (this and two for Russell Enterprises so far)
  

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Reply #28 - 07/18/20 at 10:05:38
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Now the ChessStars Homepage says August, not delayed anymore!

And a cover!

And (off-topic) another book announcement: Kotronias on equal positions ...

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Reply #27 - 06/18/20 at 21:28:43
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TopNotch wrote on 06/18/20 at 20:33:56:
doefmat wrote on 06/17/20 at 10:29:49:
I wonder why it first said april and now still is delayed. Hopefully not cancelled?


Blame it on Covid, distribution channels remain disrupted etc. Maybe they will consider releasing the eBook first on Forward Chess but publishers don't like to do that too far ahead of paperback sales as it impacts the bottom line a lot. I too am looking forward to this release as the Alapin is a nice safety blanket to have against the Sicilian.   


Same here, very much looking forward to it. Really enjoyed their other book Squeezing e4 e5.
  
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Re: Squeezing the Sicilian — Khalifman/Soloviov
Reply #26 - 06/18/20 at 20:33:56
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doefmat wrote on 06/17/20 at 10:29:49:
I wonder why it first said april and now still is delayed. Hopefully not cancelled?


Blame it on Covid, distribution channels remain disrupted etc. Maybe they will consider releasing the eBook first on Forward Chess but publishers don't like to do that too far ahead of paperback sales as it impacts the bottom line a lot. I too am looking forward to this release as the Alapin is a nice safety blanket to have against the Sicilian.
  

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