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Recent books on the semi-slav?


  • 4 years ago · Quote · #1

    willilo

    Hey everyone,

    Has there been eny recent books or series of books on the semi-slav that give a near-complete or complete reportoire?

     

    Please post if  you know any.

    Thanks

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #2

    kizarusan

    why you like semi-slav defend? just look at the kramnik playing. he always play semi-slav..

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #3

    Hypocrism

    kizarusan wrote:

    why you like semi-slav defend? just look at the kramnik playing. he always play semi-slav..


    You can say that when you play as well as Kramnik!

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #4

    willilo

    Back to the original question? Wink

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #5

    AnthonyCG

    I thought you were trying to learn the grunfeld??

    I really don't know much about opening books though. Sorry.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #6

    Quasimorphy

    The Triangle System by Scherbakov is scheduled to be released in August. http://www.everymanchess.com/chess/books/The_Triangle_System%3A_Challenging_White_in_the_Semi-Slav

     

    There's also Play the Semi-Slav by Vigorito from just a few years ago. http://www.qualitychess.co.uk/products/1/3/play_the_semislav_by_david_vigorito/

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #7

    willilo

    Thanyou very much Quasimorphy.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #10

    ElizaLulu

    Cyrus Lakdawala has a book on the Slav coming out in July. I believe it will cover semi-slav as well. I have high hopes for it. Update: I think I'm wrong about it covering semi-slav http://www.everymanchess.com/chess/books/The_Slav%3A_Move_by_Move
  • 4 years ago · Quote · #11

    willilo

    Thanks for all your comments, I personally agree with ajedrecito. Databases and chess books are useful, but too much of either isn't good for a developing chess player.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #12

    Quasimorphy

    If you're wanting something a little more basic and 2005 is recent enough, Starting Out: Slav & Semi-Slav by Glenn Flear might work for you.   http://www.everymanchess.com/chess/books/Starting_Out%3A_Slav_%26_Semi-Slav 

    That series puts more emphasis on the ideas of an opening, but 160 pages for the Slav and Semi-Slav makes me wonder just how stripped down that particular Starting Out book is.  I haven't seen the book and am unfamiliar with Flear's writing, but the Starting Out books tend to be pretty decent at what they're trying to do.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #13

    Hypocrism

    Quasimorphy wrote:

    If you're wanting something a little more basic and 2005 is recent enough, Starting Out: Slav & Semi-Slav by Glenn Flear might work for you.   http://www.everymanchess.com/chess/books/Starting_Out%3A_Slav_%26_Semi-Slav 

    That series puts more emphasis on the ideas of an opening, but 160 pages for the Slav and Semi-Slav makes me wonder just how stripped down that particular Starting Out book is.  I haven't seen the book and am unfamiliar with Flear's writing, but the Starting Out books tend to be pretty decent at what they're trying to do.


    I have the book. It gives great information for white and black: each line is given an introduction, each major variation given by name containing plans, a "Strategies" section, statistics, and a section about how theoretical the line is, along with one or two analysed games in the line.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #14

    willilo

    Wow, every book that every person has suggested seems so appealing! I've decided to buy the starting out book first and if I find that I need more knowledge I will then continue to buy other the vigorito or the book coming out in August. Thankyou to all that has helped. Smile

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #15

    Quasimorphy

    Just one more comment about the Flear book--Odd that the publisher's website would be in error, but the websites I usually use to buy chess books show Starting Out: Slav & Semi-Slav to be 256 pages not 160, and one of the customer reviews seems to confirm that.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #16

    Hypocrism

    Quasimorphy wrote:

    Just one more comment about the Flear book--Odd that the publisher's website would be in error, but the websites I usually use to buy chess books show Starting Out: Slav & Semi-Slav to be 256 pages not 160, and one of the customer reviews seems to confirm that.


    Looking at my copy, I can confirm it is 256 pages. One of my thicker opening books, excluding of course MCO..


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