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Re: A disreputable opening repertoire by Jonathan Tait
Reply #32 - 11/25/21 at 14:50:44
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IMHO it should be interesting, in the future, a similar book vs. other moves than 1.e4!
  
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Reply #31 - 11/25/21 at 11:17:08
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I haven't had a good look at the Ulvestad 5...b5 6.Bf1 Nxd5!? yet.  I have sometimes played the Ulvestad myself with Black, but am yet to face 6.Bf1 (6.Bxc6+ Qxc6 has been the most usual response in my games).  I remember that 6...Nd4 7.c3 Nxd5 8.cxd4! (covered in the extract) was also analysed as better for White here at Chesspublishing.com some time ago.

I may well pick up a copy myself in the near future, as I've always been interested in these wacky Open Games sidelines and the Two Knights chapter in particular is somewhat relevant to my repertoire.
  
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Reply #30 - 11/25/21 at 07:13:00
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tracke wrote on 11/24/21 at 20:04:33:
Looks like a must-buy for me!

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For me as well. In the introduction SIM Tait accurately describes my approach to the Classical Dutch.
  

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Re: A disreputable opening repertoire by Jonathan Tait
Reply #29 - 11/24/21 at 20:04:33
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Now there‘s a pdf preview on Everyman‘s homepage:

https://everymanchess.com/collections/coming-soon/products/a-disreputable-openin...

24 pages with toc, introduction and large parts of the Two Knights Ulvestad chapter.

Looks like a must-buy for me!

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Reply #28 - 11/18/21 at 23:21:39
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shuda2 wrote on 11/17/21 at 10:30:46:
I find it very useful and refer to it regularly. I also have more recent literature on 1.b3, and while some lines are tricky, your book is very well-written and remains the main source and I play 1.b3 fairly regularly, not just for surprise value.

Looking forward to the new book, even though its on a different subject.


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Reply #27 - 11/17/21 at 10:30:46
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I find it very useful and refer to it regularly. I also have more recent literature on 1.b3, and while some lines are tricky, your book is very well-written and remains the main source and I play 1.b3 fairly regularly, not just for surprise value.

Looking forward to the new book, even though its on a different subject.
  
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Reply #26 - 11/17/21 at 07:04:32
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Justinhorton wrote on 11/15/21 at 20:52:19:
A book I remember buying in Waterstone's on Grey Street in Newcastle. I was consulting it just the other day (after losing an online game in the opening to Dominic Lawson, no less).


Was it still useful? Smiley . Twenty years is a very long time in chess theory, even after 1 b3.
  

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A book I remember buying in Waterstone's on Grey Street in Newcastle. I was consulting it just the other day (after losing an online game in the opening to Dominic Lawson, no less).
  
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Reply #24 - 11/15/21 at 08:54:25
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shuda2 wrote on 10/23/21 at 13:39:50:
I, for one, am looking forward to buying and reading the book. I also have your "Nimzo-Larsen Attack" book on the shelves.

Thanks Smiley

MW wrote on 10/23/21 at 18:03:40:
Wow...the Nimzo-Larsen book must be close to twenty years old now....?

Yes, that was 2001, I think. Jeez.
  

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Reply #23 - 11/15/21 at 08:52:31
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Finished the proofs yesterday. Average turn around for production etc is about six weeks. So I guess it'll be out in January Smiley
  

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Reply #22 - 10/23/21 at 23:23:51
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Thanks Jonathan!
  
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Wow...the Nimzo-Larsen book must be close to twenty years old now....?
  
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I, for one, am looking forward to buying and reading the book. I also have your "Nimzo-Larsen Attack" book on the shelves.
  
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Reply #19 - 10/23/21 at 13:18:47
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cathexis wrote on 10/23/21 at 12:41:43:
Please excuse a question or two by a very rank Novice:

Is the basic idea of this book to replace the usual Black study of more traditional White responses to 1...e5 with the study of lesser known lines? 
In effect, attempting to lead White down the rabbit hole where the goal is to induce tactical or positional errors from an (unprepared) White that Black can than exploit for the win?


Nothing so grand really. It's simply that I've spent hundreds (perhaps thousands) of hours over many years studying a lot of semi-sound responses for Black after 1 e4 e5. And now I've put them all in a book. If anyone likes any of these lines and wants to play them, they now have access to well-organized, deeply researched, theoretical material on them.
  

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Re: A disreputable opening repertoire by Jonathan Tait
Reply #18 - 10/23/21 at 12:41:43
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Please excuse a question or two by a very rank Novice:

Is the basic idea of this book to replace the usual Black study of more traditional White responses to 1...e5 with the study of lesser known lines? 
In effect, attempting to lead White down the rabbit hole where the goal is to induce tactical or positional errors from an (unprepared) White that Black can than exploit for the win?
  
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