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I decided to post my repitoire on the dragon for my friends to study at their leisure. I will try hard to explain things as well as possible, but any feedback would be appreciated. Loads of credit to GM Kierwa's videos for getting me interested and involved and some of the info here.
This is the 9. 0-0-0 d5 line.
Thanks for sharing....hoping to be part of your success....
My pleasure! After IM pfren said something the other day, I am also looking into the 9. g4 lines as well. When i get them figured out and understand them better, I will share those findings in diagram form as well.
Ahhh the database came with a viewer that allows you to sort the games by all kinds of criteria. I think it is chessbase, but I am not positive. And what I meant by book is I can make a book for my computer program and I can choose which moves it likes. It helps me learn many of the variation in certain openings I am studying. Also the grandmaster book I made is just an interesing way to learn what all the grandmasters are playing versus each other in the last few years. See which lines and which variations get the most action.
When you say "merged it", what did you do? This might save me some money. BTW, I've picked up a few truck loads at your home town when I was still driving.
I recently got the Big 2012 database(Over 5 million games). I merged it to make an opening book that covers all the games, and all the grandmaster vs grandmaster games. I have found that to be a great tool also. Can filter all the data to all current games being played by grandmasters to see what the current popular theory is. Some neat stuff. I don't know how similar it is to book up, but it is a great tool to have.
This is just what I was about to spend a couple months on. I can't thank you enough Derek! Looked up that Texas City Disaster. Wow, glad we weren't there, or your parents.
I started looking into a program to do all this easily and there is one at Bookup.com. There is a free version to whet your appetite and I must admit it's pretty amazing. You can import thousand of GM pgn games in an instant and have them in a "move by choice" format while seeing them on the screen. I'm buying the Pro version today. Good luck.
Not a problem. I have spent a lot of time recently studying it and showing it to all my friends I play OTB with. It got to the point that I was covering the same things too often so I figured on top of being able to share with all the people on chess.com, I could also have a reference guide for all of them if I am not around. On a side note, I tried to cover these lines with better explainations, but if you take too long when making a diagram, it does not save all the hard work and effort I put into typing. So many of these lines I did in haste. (Since It erased a great deal of effort twice). I submitted my complaint to chess.com, but I have heard nothing back and they gave me no reply.
Thx..... for the lesson of the sharp sicilian dragon ....
Only recently have I started playing the Kb1 lines. Plenty of great games can arise from exd5 lines, and I spent more time learning and playing those lines. Perhaps I will post the popular and logical lines that arise after Kb1 after I do the 9. ... Nxd4 lines.
hey, thx for sharing those lines. which line do you play vs 9.0-0-0 d5 10.Kb1?
Very interesting! Well done!
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