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E-book of Attack with Black has been issued: http://www.amazon.com/Attack-with-Black-ebook/dp/B00EX62ZQ4/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1378230128&sr=1-1&keywords=attack+with+black The revolutionary idea in the King Walk Variation is there! Check it ou!
I found the 2 DVDs from chessbase from Alejandro Ramirez good.
Contains also a interesting concept against 5.b6 (without 5...e6).
Thank you for all the games.
Let me announce that very soon Gambit Publishing Ltd will issue a kindle version of my book Attack with Black where I offer the way to fight against 12.a4 in the King Walk Variation!
oh, that one; I just found some Epishin's games with Nd2. I agree that the main threats are coming from 12.a4 in A59 and from fianchetoo. Now, I'm more scared by 12.a4 to be honest, we'll need to work on it deeper.
No... I mean the Rb1 idea in the fianchetto variation.
I did not even know the name of 4.Nd2 to be honest. Same idea to 4.Qc2, but slightly more committal. It should not be a big deal to counter, IMO the only threats to the Benko is the accepted fianchetto variation with the Rb1 sortie (I employ the Nfd7 idea, which is advocated in Pedersen's book, although I do not consider it 100% adequate), and the king flight variation with these two new moves (12.Qe2 in particular).
The 5.b6 variation is also a potential threat (white's bind is quite annoying if Black takes that pawn either with queen, or knight), but fortunately enough 5...e6! may be unambitious, but IMHO it's a solid equalizer.
thanks for not blaming me ;)
and thanks for so many compliments!
Epishin is 4.Nd2, right?
12.a4 was the recommendation in Kaufman's repertoire book, but I won't blame you for not taking it very seriously...
Factly, without having done some realy serious analysis, I believe 12.Qe2 is a more exact move order.
I have not studied the book in depth yet, but it's objectivity in critical positions is admirable, as well as the avoidance to play speculative lines... just reliable mainlines, no matter how complicated they are.
Especially the coverage of the dreaded Epishin variation is absolutely top notch. I also liked that against Georgiev's 4.Nf3 you picked the objectively best line (4...Bb7!), and the same goes for the 5.b6 variation (5...e6!) without bothering to enter complicated, but potentially dangerous variations. Good work on Watson's 4.Qc2 too.
well, material for the book was written in March, after that we did only editorial corrections.
12.a4 and 12.Qe2 happened in Biel and immediately became overpopular. i will definitely work on them and probably will post some article on popular resourses. we'll see.
but anyway thank you for the positive testimonial! :)
Congratulations about a great book. It's extremely well laid out, with plenty of good analysis. I found only one fault: in the 13th chapter and in the main line, two very topical (and quite similar in their ideas) lines, namely 12.a4 and 12.Qe2, are not mentioned. Can we hope for a future addon?
not yet, chessatore, but hopefully it will be later.
Is your book available for purchase as e-book?
OMG, i forgot all about this tourney.
btw, i found that the links given in the notification to be dead, anyone else get that?
I am happy to announce that my first book is printed: http://www.gambitbooks.com/books/attackwblack.html It's dedicated an opening repertoire against 1.d4 that based on Benko gambit!
If you have any questions about this book, please ask here.
hehe, i've a 50/50 chance of playing a GM and an IM in the next round
No, that's fine thanks. Enjoy the rest of the tourney you 2000+ players
Top 2 from every groups moves on to round 2. There will be 2 groups (8 players in each of them). Then two winners of each group qualify to the final of 4. Anything else I can help?
I would also like to know if there are further rounds.
can someone outline the further course of this tournament? How many rounds will be played and so on.
Could an admin remove el-matador and tarrasi from the list of active participants? Their accounts have been closed.
The group 8 has a nice 1-3 close finish :D, and in group 2 I think LuckyTiger will not qualify for round 2 :P XD XD (bad joke!)
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