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Re: Keep It Simple 1.c4 by Sielecki
Reply #11 - 04/29/20 at 00:52:13
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TopNotch wrote on 04/28/20 at 23:12:09:
That happens to be the same recommendation as Burgess in his recent Idiot Proof repertoire, just in case you are looking for other sources. I think this is also the choice of Chess-Stars two volume English repertoire series for White.

I'm afraid your memory has let you down here.  I recall seeing from Burgess 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. g3 (and on 3...Bb4 4. e4), and from the Chess Stars book 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. e3 (with 4. d3 as a second choice).
  
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Re: Keep It Simple 1.c4 by Sielecki
Reply #10 - 04/28/20 at 23:12:09
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kylemeister wrote on 04/26/20 at 22:49:00:
By the way, "Pepe" Cuenca said a few weeks ago that he had just a finished a video series on 1. c4 for Chess24.  The only detail I know is that he goes with 1...e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. e4.


That happens to be the same recommendation as Burgess in his recent Idiot Proof repertoire, just in case you are looking for other sources. I think this is also the choice of Chess-Stars two volume English repertoire series for White.
  

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Re: Keep It Simple 1.c4 by Sielecki
Reply #9 - 04/27/20 at 19:50:20
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tracke wrote on 04/26/20 at 19:24:41:
TNich wrote on 04/26/20 at 18:24:43:
Did he happen to mention if 'Fight Like Magnus' will come out as a book?


No. In the aforementioned interview Sielecki says something about FLM as an example for opening-related middlegame training with role models. But obviously he‘s referring to the chessable product, I see no hint of a planned printed version of FLM.

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Reply #8 - 04/27/20 at 05:17:20
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MW wrote on 04/27/20 at 03:57:06:
kylemeister wrote on 04/26/20 at 22:49:00:
By the way, "Pepe" Cuenca said a few weeks ago that he had just a finished a video series on 1. c4 for Chess24.  The only detail I know is that he goes with 1...e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. e4


4 e4 in the English would be very interesting, only pity being is that it is in video format.....could you download it so you have on your PC?


No downloading of vids there, no.
They often provide an ebook though (but it can take time to be put up). Which you can copy and paste. Text though, not pgn.
  
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Re: Keep It Simple 1.c4 by Sielecki
Reply #7 - 04/27/20 at 03:57:06
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kylemeister wrote on 04/26/20 at 22:49:00:
By the way, "Pepe" Cuenca said a few weeks ago that he had just a finished a video series on 1. c4 for Chess24.  The only detail I know is that he goes with 1...e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. e4


4 e4 in the English would be very interesting, only pity being is that it is in video format.....could you download it so you have on your PC?
  
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Re: Keep It Simple 1.c4 by Sielecki
Reply #6 - 04/26/20 at 22:49:00
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By the way, "Pepe" Cuenca said a few weeks ago that he had just a finished a video series on 1. c4 for Chess24.  The only detail I know is that he goes with 1...e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. e4.
  
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Reply #5 - 04/26/20 at 21:45:27
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kylemeister wrote on 04/26/20 at 18:05:34:
I recall him saying (on one of his videos) that he hadn't yet chosen all the lines, but that it would basically be an updated and extended version of his earlier 1. c4 repertoire (on Chessable, I believe, but it seems to be no longer there).

The Chessable repertoire is still there for anyone who already bought it, but they stopped selling it to new users since the updated course is on its way.

The original Chessable repertoire was based on his Chess24 videos, and anyone curious about the contents can still check it out there:

https://chess24.com/en/learn/advanced/ebook/english-opening-1-c4
https://chess24.com/en/learn/advanced/video/the-english-opening/english-opening-...

Basically it's 1.c4/2.g3 against most things. One notable difference from most other repertoires with 1.c4 and 2.g3 is in the reversed Closed Sicilian: Instead of the Botvinnik system with d3 and e4 (Kosten's Dynamic English, Marin's QC books, Burgess' new Idiot-proof Repertoire) Sielecki went for an early Rb1, planning b2-b4 and keeping the knight on g1 flexible for a few moves.
  

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Re: Keep It Simple 1.c4 by Sielecki
Reply #4 - 04/26/20 at 19:28:01
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I wonder what he is recommending. I am curios about c5, slav, and queens gambit.
  
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Re: Keep It Simple 1.c4 by Sielecki
Reply #3 - 04/26/20 at 19:24:41
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TNich wrote on 04/26/20 at 18:24:43:
Did he happen to mention if 'Fight Like Magnus' will come out as a book?


No. In the aforementioned interview Sielecki says something about FLM as an example for opening-related middlegame training with role models. But obviously he‘s referring to the chessable product, I see no hint of a planned printed version of FLM.

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Re: Keep It Simple 1.c4 by Sielecki
Reply #2 - 04/26/20 at 18:24:43
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Re: Keep It Simple 1.c4 by Sielecki
Reply #1 - 04/26/20 at 18:05:34
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I recall him saying (on one of his videos) that he hadn't yet chosen all the lines, but that it would basically be an updated and extended version of his earlier 1. c4 repertoire (on Chessable, I believe, but it seems to be no longer there).
  
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Keep It Simple 1.c4 by Sielecki
04/26/20 at 17:46:21
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I‘ve just read the may issue of german chess magazine Rochade Europa. There‘s a long interview with IM Christof Sielecki about his life and chess career, about training and books and tips and other topics.
At one point Sielecki says that at the moment he‘s working on KIS 1.c4 . The belonging lectures and videos will be available at chessable in the course of this year. A book is possible but not fixed yet.

„Ich arbeite tatsächlich im Moment an diesem Projekt. Keep ist Simple 1.c4 wird im Laufe des Jahres auf der Plattform Chessable erscheinen, so wie alle meine Repertoires. Das enthält dann den Kurs zum Lernen des Repertoires und die ergänzenden Videos. Später ist auch eine Printversion möglich, aber noch nicht terminiert.“ (Rochade Europa #5/2020, p.37)

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