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Re: A disreputable opening repertoire by Jonathan Tait
Reply #39 - yesterday at 20:38:54
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Jonathan Tait wrote on 11/26/21 at 16:07:02:
I've done the CB file already. The PGN will be converted from that – when I get round to it.

Which I have just finished. So that's it. Done. Nothing more. Ever. Cool
  

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Reply #38 - 11/26/21 at 23:48:24
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Jonathan Tait wrote on 11/26/21 at 16:07:02:
I've done the CB file already. The PGN will be converted from that


Thanks already for your excellent work!

Just for fun, you might want to import the PGN file into Chess Opening Wizard. You might find this a nice way to showcase your efforts.
  
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Reply #37 - 11/26/21 at 18:07:41
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I had a look at a few games in my database in the Bishops Opening line 1 e4 e5, 2 Bc4  f5, then played it a few times in online blitz.....when you play 2....f5 it's almost like the line goes dead for about 30-40 seconds.....even though I don't as yet have the benefit of Jonathan's book it is a fun line to play and to date I've managed to survive the opening in all games played.

Chess can be fun an innovative again!!
  
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Reply #36 - 11/26/21 at 16:14:28
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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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MNb wrote on 11/25/21 at 07:13:00:
For me as well.

And if you look very carefully, you'll find your name in it Wink

Also: CraigEvans, Micawber, and Confused_by_Theory


SWJediknight wrote on 11/25/21 at 11:17:08:
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.

grand Smiley


grandpatzer wrote on 11/25/21 at 14:50:44:
IMHO it should be interesting, in the future, a similar book vs. other moves than 1.e4!

I could do one based on Chigorin ...Nc6 systems, though I've already given a lot of my material away to John Watson and Jimmy Liew. Perhaps I shouldn't have done that Roll Eyes
  

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Re: A disreputable opening repertoire by Jonathan Tait
Reply #35 - 11/26/21 at 16:07:02
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Scarblac wrote on 11/25/21 at 16:07:45:
What is the line given against the 4.d3 Two Knights? That's what I see the most by far these days.

4...d5!? Smiley

Scarblac wrote on 11/25/21 at 16:07:45:
And do Everyman still do their PGN / PDF ebooks? I find them more practical than paper books.

I've done the CB file already. The PGN will be converted from that – when I get round to it.
  

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Reply #34 - 11/26/21 at 15:11:22
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Scarblac wrote on 11/25/21 at 16:07:45:
do Everyman still do their PGN / PDF ebooks?


Yes. Go to:
https://everymanchess.com/collections/ebooks
I suggest you set up an account. They sent me an e-mail with links for Black Friday sales.

It is a good idea to get reward points. I found that confusing at first, but it's worth the trouble as they do add up.
  
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Re: A disreputable opening repertoire by Jonathan Tait
Reply #33 - 11/25/21 at 16:07:45
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Interesting book. I've started playing 1...e5 a few years ago and adding some disreputable sidelines to my normal lines sounds like a great idea.

What is the line given against the 4.d3 Two Knights? That's what I see the most by far these days.

And do Everyman still do their PGN / PDF ebooks? I find them more practical than paper books.
  
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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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Re: A disreputable opening repertoire by Jonathan Tait
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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Re: A disreputable opening repertoire by Jonathan Tait
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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Re: A disreputable opening repertoire by Jonathan Tait
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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Re: A disreputable opening repertoire by Jonathan Tait
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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Re: A disreputable opening repertoire by Jonathan Tait
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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Re: A disreputable opening repertoire by Jonathan Tait
Reply #25 - 11/15/21 at 20:52:19
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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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