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Re: Shankland 1.d4 Sidelines
Reply #5 - 10/12/20 at 19:03:58
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LeeRoth wrote on 10/12/20 at 15:19:01:
Off topic, but I note that, in his 1.d4 chessable course, FM Daniel Barrish gives a line with Remis Fernandez's 9..g6, concluding that White is better. 
 
       

Yes, I tipped Barrish off that he needed to cover 9...g6 after MNb brought it up in an earlier thread here. I think he added it in the first update - originally only 9...Bb4+ was mentioned.

White may well be objectively better in Barrish' line (I haven't analyzed it at all), but optically those positions with doubled e-pawns after e2-e4 / ...dxe3 e.p. / fxe3 don't appeal to me - it feels like they could backfire if White isn't super-accurate. So I'm still looking for my perfect solution to the Albin.

In practice I have often played 4.a3!? based on Glenn Flear's old "Dangerous Weapons" book chapter, with good results. But I know Black is supposed to have a path to equality there. The thing is, it's usually not stronger, well-prepared players who try to shock me with this gambit anyway...
  

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Re: Shankland 1.d4 Sidelines
Reply #4 - 10/12/20 at 15:19:01
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Shankland gives 5.Nbd2 Nge7 6.Nb3 Nf5 7.g3, consistent with his theme of opting for simple advantages against sidelines.

Off topic, but I note that, in his 1.d4 chessable course, FM Daniel Barrish gives a line with Remis Fernandez's 9..g6, concluding that White is better. 

 
       
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Re: Shankland 1.d4 Sidelines
Reply #3 - 10/11/20 at 05:21:48
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LeeRoth wrote on 10/10/20 at 18:36:29:
5.Nbd2 vs the Albin

Then I wonder if GM Shankland has looked at relatively recent corr. games. One Spanish corr. IM, Jesus Julio Remis Fernandez, has made a strong case for 5.Nbd2 Nge7 6.Nb3 Nf5 7.e4 dxe3 8.Qxd8+ Nxd8 9.fxe3 g6!? starting play against pawn e5. It's Nf5 that evt. will go to c6. It's a bit ironical, because for quite a time I maintained that 5.Nbd2 was at least as good as 5.a3 because of 7.e4.
5.Nbd2 Nge7 6.a3 Be6 7.Nb3 as recommended by GM Avrukh and IM Bronznik has been defused by FM Henris in his book on the Albin's, so White needs something else, like 7.b4 or 7.g3.
  

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Re: Shankland 1.d4 Sidelines
Reply #2 - 10/10/20 at 18:36:29
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I'm working my way through it and its excellent so far.  He covers all the sidelines, the Dutch, the Benko and the Benoni. 

Against the sidelines he tends to opt for lines where White gets a simple advantage, rather than going for an outright refutation or something overly long or complicated.  Highlights are 3.a3 vs the English, 4.e4 vs the Budapest, 5.Nbd2 vs the Albin, and 3.Nf3 vs the Chigorin.

He covers the Dutch, Benko and Benoni in more depth and sticks closer to main lines.  Its g3 vs the Dutch, the Classical/Knights Tour vs the Benoni, and the main line of the accepted vs the Benko with a4/Nb5 and an original and interesting line against the Perunovic.



    
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Re: Shankland 1.d4 Sidelines
Reply #1 - 10/10/20 at 18:18:55
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From what I've spotted on promotional video, it was Nd2 Benoni, e4 Budapest, mainlines vs. classical dutch and mainline (Perunovic) vs. Benko.
  
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Shankland 1.d4 Sidelines
10/10/20 at 15:34:13
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Hey i was interested in this chessable course. Does anybody know what Lines hes recommending (especially in the Benko)?
  
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