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Post Re: katar - 1.e4 e5 for Black: Intro and Scotch Game [22:03]
thx ;) i like your videos


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Post Re: katar - 1.e4 e5 for Black: Intro and Scotch Game [22:03]
BTW, Katar- didn't you used to be a gambit player? Are you moving on?

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Post Re: katar - 1.e4 e5 for Black: Intro and Scotch Game [22:03]
above questions will be answered in video #2 on the Ulvestad variation. also in a later video on Falkbeer countergambit.

if white wants to play solid (Ruy Lopez, Scotch), black cannot justify a gambit. black is out of line if black thinks the moves 1.e4 2.Nf3 deserve to be punished with a violent gambit (eg, latvian). only where white does something provocative or unprincipled (eg, 4.Ng5 in the 2knights defence) can black entertain thoughts of "punishing" white.

this is in line with the classical teachings of Tarrasch, and has an inherent logic.

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Post Re: katar - 1.e4 e5 for Black: Intro and Scotch Game [22:03]
What do you think of the Schliemman in the RL? GM Davies seems to think it's OK but then again he is flogging a book on Gambits :)

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Post Re: katar - 1.e4 e5 for Black: Intro and Scotch Game [22:03]
katar wrote:
above questions will be answered in video #2 on the Ulvestad variation.


Haha, the similarities continue. I play this variation of the 2N defense as well. It's my favourite opening of all and I have analysed it extensively. I was considering making a video on it but now I don't have to. ;)
I look even more forward to video #2 now.


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Post Re: katar - 1.e4 e5 for Black: Intro and Scotch Game [22:03]
Great video! I"m looking forward to the next one.

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Post Re: katar - 1.e4 e5 for Black: Intro and Scotch Game [22:03]
I'm wondering which berlin variation you're using, kramniks berlin wall:
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.0-0 Nxe4 5.d4 Nd6 5.Bxc6 dxc6 6.dxe5 Nf5 8.Qxd8 Kxd8

or the "old-school":

5.d4 Be7 6.Qe2 Nd6 7.dxe5 Nb7

or even the classical
4. 0-0 Bc5

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Post Re: katar - 1.e4 e5 for Black: Intro and Scotch Game [22:03]
kamus wrote:
What do you think of the Schliemman in the RL? GM Davies seems to think it's OK but then again he is flogging a book on Gambits :)


As a prolific author and video-maker over 10+ years, GM Davies has "recommended" almost every opening under the sun at some time or another.

If you watched my rant, you might anticipate that my answer is subjective: for me, i don't believe in the Schliemann b/c i don't move my f-pawn generally. It looks suspicious to me: why open the diagonal to my castled king? I am heavily influenced by Tarrasch , Mr. "T", who said exactly the same thing.

However, for a person whose repertoire is built around P-KB4-- ie, Grand Prix Attack, Vienna/King's Gambit, Reversed GPA vs English-- Schliemann fits in perfectly and is a great choice. A guy named Bangiev did repertoire CD for chessbase based on an e4/f4 pawn front. Schliemann is great for those folks.

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I'm wondering which berlin variation you're using

mostly the newly fashionable queenswap line.

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Post Re: katar - 1.e4 e5 for Black: Intro and Scotch Game [22:03]
Hi katar,

Which particular book by Tarrasch are you refering to (if any)? I'm curious because I really like the way you think about these kinds of issues and I'm interested in taking a look at some of the source material that's been influential for you.

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Post Re: katar - 1.e4 e5 for Black: Intro and Scotch Game [22:03]
THE GAME OF CHESS by Tarrasch contains a huge, very opinionated section on openings. The original German was "Die Moderne Schachpartie" or something.

It is the main basis of my 1.e4 e5 repertoire, with cutting edge opening theory from 1930.

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Thanks much!

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Post Re: katar - 1.e4 e5 for Black: Intro and Scotch Game [22:03]
It's interesting that you bring up Tarrasch- he's just not a name you hear much about these days. Somehow I got the feeling that his ideas were discredited or outdated. Was it he who was Nimzovich's big nemesis. Anyway, you've stirred up my curiosity enough to check him out a little more closely.

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Post Re: katar - 1.e4 e5 for Black: Intro and Scotch Game [22:03]
Tarrasch was basically Steinitz's heir when it comes to chess ideas and his teachings were attacked by the hypermoderns (Nimzowitsch, Reti) later on. He was one of Emanuel Lasker's great opponents, was seen as future World Champion until Lasker came along. He was producing luck tables in a tournament book (!), until Lasker crushed him in a match.

I think the reason why he is not so famous today is his extreme dogmatism when it comes to teaching. In today's chess world dogmatism is a big no-no, in fact most books aiming at strong club players will emphasize how you need to be absolutely open-minded to succeed at chess (Rowson's Chess for Zebras and Watson's Chess Strategy are just two examples). Of course he's historically very important, but you must not forget his writings are roughly 100 years old (or older) by now and are among the very earliest attempts (possibly 1st or 2nd, depending on how you count) at building a system of rules and guidelines how to play chess. Doesn't mean you cannot learn from him, but caution is probably due.


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Post Re: katar - 1.e4 e5 for Black: Intro and Scotch Game [22:03]
Well, there are 2 books which might be confused as your translation struck me as "unusual"

1."Das Schachspiel" Subtitle "Systematisches Lehrbuch für Anfänger und Geübte" -> "The game of chess" would be the most direct translation. // published 1931

2. "Die moderne Schachpartie" -> "The modern game of chess" // published 1916

Just commenting because there is both "The game of chess" and "The modern game of chess" and I feel that this could be mixed up quite easily. So, I guess checking one gets the 1931 book might be helpful.

P.S.:
Very nice video, katar :D


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THE GAME OF CHESS by Tarrasch contains a huge, very opinionated section on openings. The original German was "Die Moderne Schachpartie" or something.

It is the main basis of my 1.e4 e5 repertoire, with cutting edge opening theory from 1930.

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Post Re: katar - 1.e4 e5 for Black: Intro and Scotch Game [22:03]
Hitchhiker wrote:
He was producing luck tables in a tournament book (!), until Lasker crushed him in a match.

Thanks for the info, Hitch but what is a "luck table"?

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