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Re: New upcoming book: The Modern French by Kryakvin
Reply #11 - 11/13/20 at 10:10:36
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A database repertoire from Modern Chess recommends  Bd3 f6 Ng5 for white.
The conclude that black should play 9 .. g6. After 10 Bxg6 Kd7 11 c4! etc is give as main line.

I have 2 of 2 in Swedish online divisons in this line as white.
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Re: New upcoming book: The Modern French by Kryakvin
Reply #10 - 11/12/20 at 12:28:35
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winawer77 wrote on 09/18/20 at 12:36:01:
Usually that is the case, but in the video clip mentioned he is very serious about how much he dislikes 3.Nd2 Nc6. The video clip is in 'Anish Giri's French Opening Clinic' on the Chess24 channel, and starts at around 22 minutes in.

He gives a very poor handling of the position for BLack after 6.Nb3 Be7 and a later ...f6, rather than more modern tries. Kryakvin recommends 6...a5 for instance, and so did Watson in his Dangerous Weapons book. Giri also mentions 6.Bd3 f6 7.Ng5! fxg5 8.Qh5+ Ke7 giving a big advantage for White, when pretty much the main move here is 7...Ndxe5! with a complicated game, and plenty of chances for Black.

So Giri doesn't like 3...Nc6, but his reasons for this are far from convincing.


I recently looked at this line. My impression was that the following line- casually played by Naroditsky in a titled tuesday tournament- more or less refutes the whole approach.

Naroditsky,Daniel (2621) - Timofeev,Artyom (2580) [C04]
Titled Tuesday internet op 18th Aug chess.com INT (5), 18.08.2020

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 Nc6 4.Ngf3 Nf6 5.e5 Nd7 6.Bd3 f6 7.Ng5 Ndxe5 8.dxe5 fxg5 9.Qh5+ Kd7 10.Nf3 g6 11.Qg4 h5 12.Qa4 g4 13.Nd4 Bc5 14.c3 a6 15.0-0 Rb8 16.Be3 b5 17.Qc2 Bxd4 18.cxd4 Nb4 19.Qd2 Nxd3 20.Qxd3 Qe8 21.Rac1 Bb7 22.Rc5 Rc8 23.a4 c6 24.Bg5 Rf8 25.Qa3 Rc7 26.Rfc1 Rf5 27.axb5 axb5 28.Bf6 Kc8 29.Qa5 Qd7 30.Qb6 Rf4 31.R5c3 Rxd4 32.Qxd4 1-0

At move 10 there are other alternatives, but in any case it looks that black has big problems to get a reasonable position with his stupid king on d7. I guess I would play 10...Qe8 11.Qxg5 Nb4 with the plan to move my queenside pawns and hide my king behind them. But white should at least be +=.
  
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Re: New upcoming book: The Modern French by Kryakvin
Reply #9 - 11/09/20 at 10:38:45
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Has anyone got these 2 books via Forward Chess and if so what is the quality like? Thanks
  
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Re: New upcoming book: The Modern French by Kryakvin
Reply #8 - 09/18/20 at 12:36:01
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Bibs wrote on 09/18/20 at 10:46:22:
@ alyechin

Really, in which course? Or in commentary?
Which line advocated?

Giri appears to have his tongue almost permanently lodged in his cheek, so the comments may not have been entirely serious.


Usually that is the case, but in the video clip mentioned he is very serious about how much he dislikes 3.Nd2 Nc6. The video clip is in 'Anish Giri's French Opening Clinic' on the Chess24 channel, and starts at around 22 minutes in.

He gives a very poor handling of the position for BLack after 6.Nb3 Be7 and a later ...f6, rather than more modern tries. Kryakvin recommends 6...a5 for instance, and so did Watson in his Dangerous Weapons book. Giri also mentions 6.Bd3 f6 7.Ng5! fxg5 8.Qh5+ Ke7 giving a big advantage for White, when pretty much the main move here is 7...Ndxe5! with a complicated game, and plenty of chances for Black.

So Giri doesn't like 3...Nc6, but his reasons for this are far from convincing.
  
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Re: New upcoming book: The Modern French by Kryakvin
Reply #7 - 09/18/20 at 12:21:02
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Bibs wrote on 09/18/20 at 10:46:22:
@ alyechin

Really, in which course? Or in commentary?
Which line advocated?

Giri appears to have his tongue almost permanently lodged in his cheek, so the comments may not have been entirely serious.




Here it is:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjxA_YFYZA0&feature=youtu.be&t=1363
  
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Re: New upcoming book: The Modern French by Kryakvin
Reply #6 - 09/18/20 at 10:46:22
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@ alyechin

Really, in which course? Or in commentary?
Which line advocated?

Giri appears to have his tongue almost permanently lodged in his cheek, so the comments may not have been entirely serious.


  
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Re: New upcoming book: The Modern French by Kryakvin
Reply #5 - 09/18/20 at 10:31:16
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3...Nc6 in the Tarrasch? Giri showed on Chess24 the refutation of this system. Giri called Nc6 an awful move.
  
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Re: New upcoming book: The Modern French by Kryakvin
Reply #4 - 09/18/20 at 06:47:38
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Actually, looking closer Kryakvin does also recommend 3.Nd2 c5, although it’s very much a secondary option.

I have to say, I haven’t looked forward to a book release for quite some time. It’s as if he’s looked up my games, chosen the lines I both like, and have scored best with, and made a repertoire out of it.
  
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Re: New upcoming book: The Modern French by Kryakvin
Reply #3 - 09/16/20 at 19:31:03
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Interesting .....whilst I have a lot of time for the Hook Variation; the Armenian and particularly 3....Nc6 against the Tarrasch I'm not sure about.

Being able to play ....c5 quickly against most of white's mainlines (including the Tarrasch) has (for me anyway) been a key plan when playing the French.

However, as you say Kryakvin is an excellent author so no doubt he will prove that my old school thinking is outdated in modern theory.
  
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Re: New upcoming book: The Modern French by Kryakvin
Reply #2 - 09/16/20 at 12:04:30
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Contents are up on the Chess Stars page. Two volumes, and I like what I see.  Smiley

Kryakvin recommends 3.Nd2 Nc6 and the Portisch-Hook Winawer, with my old favourite, the Armenian 5...Ba5 line as well. 4...Qb6 in the Advance.

I've played all of these lines extensively. His Trompowsky book was very nice, so this is a must-buy for me.

I keep trying to get away from the French, and stuff like this pulls me right back in.
  
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Re: New upcoming book: The Modern French by Kryakvin
Reply #1 - 06/03/20 at 02:33:54
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When he does play the French he seems to prefer  3....c5 against the Tarrasch with an IQP rather than ...Qxd5 and of late he has played the Hook Variation in the Winawer....as you say looks like an interesting book especially if these two lines are covered!
  
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New upcoming book: The Modern French by Kryakvin
06/03/20 at 00:44:25
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Looks like Chess Stars is working on a new French defense book. Expected in August. I wonder what the recommendations will be. In any case, looking forward to learning more about it...
  
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