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  1. Standard member najdorfslayer
    The Ever Living
    23 Nov '08 12:22 / 3 edits
    One chess book I would like to see published is a book on the Sicilian Scheveningen.

    For such a high profile opening I think there is a big gap in the market for agood book on this opening.

    Consider that we have so many other books on the Open Sicilian
    Sveshnikov Reloaded (Quality Chess)
    Complete Sveshnikov (Gambit)
    Easiest Sicilian (Based on the Sveshnikov) (Chess Stars)
    Play the Dragon (Gambit)
    Mastering the Najdorf (Gambit)
    Complete Najdorf: 6.Bg5 (Batsford)
    Complete Najdorf: Other Lines (Batsford)
    Sharpest Sicilian (Based on the Najdorf) (Chess Stars)
    Sicilian Taimanov (Gambit)
    Chess Explained: Sicilian Taimanov (Gambit)
    Easiest Sicilian (Based on the Taimanov) (Chess Stars)

    I could go on (these are just the ones I own)

    What is there on the Scheveningen?
    The Basic Starting Out by Everyman (Of which there is a starting out on nearly every Sicilian Variation) plus it only covers one line of the Keres and is certianly not good enough to play at a good level with Black.

    Emms book Play the Najdorf: ScheveningenStyle (The best book at the moment) But is based on the Najdorf move order, no Keres, and nothing on pure Scheveningen move order.

    Kasparov/Nikitin Sicilian Scheveningen. This is soooo out of date!!

    I feel for a MAJOR variation on the Sicilian (Play by the best play of all time and coutless other TOP GMs) the chess book publishers seem to overlook this opening time and time again.

    Why??

    Anyone else have a book you just wish they would publish?
  2. 23 Nov '08 13:37 / 1 edit
    Hi Nadj.

    Been playing over loads of games from the Olympiad.
    The current fashion appears to be avoiding d4

    Bb5, c3, KIA. or the closed playing it like an English reversed.

    I would loved to have seen Fischer's book on '72 match. But als....

    I would like to see an English Translation of Tarrasch's 'Diemoderne Schachpartie.'
    I would like it translated by the same people who recently did
    Nimzo's 'My System.' they seem to have caught the spirit of the original very well.
  3. Standard member ptobler
    Patzer
    23 Nov '08 13:41
    A good book on the Queen's Gambit Declined.
  4. Donation ketchuplover
    G.O.A.T.
    23 Nov '08 13:49
    If you buy a book on a specific opening but never or rarely get to play it don't you feel like you've wasted time and or money? Just curious.
  5. 23 Nov '08 13:58
    Originally posted by ketchuplover
    If you buy a book on a specific opening but never or rarely get to play it don't you feel like you've wasted time and or money? Just curious.
    for me it is reversed...I buy a book on a variation ONLY if I play that variation a lot
  6. Standard member najdorfslayer
    The Ever Living
    23 Nov '08 14:10
    Originally posted by ptobler
    A good book on the Queen's Gambit Declined.
    There are a few of the QGD

    Sadler's book Queens's Gambit Declined published by Everyman is very good
    http://www.everymanchess.com/display.php?id=112

    Also there has been two published by Gambit

    http://www.gambitbooks.com/books/ceqgd.html
    http://www.gambitbooks.com/books/qgcat.html

    Do you have any of these?
  7. Standard member najdorfslayer
    The Ever Living
    23 Nov '08 14:11
    I always play the Sicilian and play a lot of Scheveningen's so would not feel that was a waste of time or money!
  8. Standard member najdorfslayer
    The Ever Living
    23 Nov '08 14:16
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Hi Nadj.

    Been playing over loads of games from the Olympiad.
    The current fashion appears to be avoiding d4

    Bb5, c3, KIA. or the closed playing it like an English reversed.

    I would loved to have seen Fischer's book on '72 match. But als....

    I would like to see an English Translation of Tarrasch's 'Diemoderne Schachpartie.'
    I would like it ...[text shortened]... did
    Nimzo's 'My System.' they seem to have caught the spirit of the original very well.
    What is this Tarrasch book about?
    I noticed Nimzowitch 'My System' book was recently published by Quality Chess, always meant to get round to reading that.

    I have no worries about 'Anti-Sicilians' Pallisers books a read regularly.
    http://www.everymanchess.com/display.php?id=263
    http://www.everymanchess.com/display.php?id=435

    And others keep me well armed to fight the 'Anti-Sicilian' wimps
  9. 23 Nov '08 14:22
    What would an 'up-to-date book' on the Scheveningen offer besides the latest theory?

    The strategies and basic move-orders have been well-documented in the books you mention - surely anything else can be gleaned from the latest GM practice?!

    Each to their own of course, but I am constantly bemused by the never-ending stream of opening books promising rags-to-riches glory, and those who buy into it!

    No offence to the original poster-this is just a general comment : )
  10. Standard member najdorfslayer
    The Ever Living
    23 Nov '08 14:27
    Originally posted by streetfighter
    What would an 'up-to-date book' on the Scheveningen offer besides the latest theory?

    The strategies and basic move-orders have been well-documented in the books you mention - surely anything else can be gleaned from the latest GM practice?!

    Each to their own of course, but I am constantly bemused by the never-ending stream of opening books promi ...[text shortened]... hose who buy into it!

    No offence to the original poster-this is just a general comment : )
    Yeah you may be right
  11. 23 Nov '08 15:04
    There was an Easy Guide To The Scheveningen around 2000 or so.
    Sicilian Scheveningen For Black By Soltis is not so good.
    You mentioned the Kasparov book.
    I don't have it, but I do have the one on the Classical Caro-Kann.
    It is excellent in spite of its age.
    I updated some of the analysis with MCO etc., but a lot of additions weren't necessary.

    As for the Queen's Gambit Declined, I don't have the Sadler book.
    I hate the format of the Slav/Semi-Slav books , so I never bought that one.
    Play The Queen's Gambit By Marovic is a good book on all variations.
    No book that I own really tells in detail what to do as black vs the Exchange Variation.
    That is a big problem.

    There also needs to be a good one book volume on the white side of the Open Sicilian. The Beating the Sicilian books by Nunn are too old now. Besides in one book he writes Beating the Sicilian, and then in another he writes that the line only leads to equality.

    I'd really like to get a hold of quite a few books.
    I thought about adding my wishlist to the book review page.
    I think for instance Chess On The Edge by Suttles would be interesting, but haven't seen the inside of them.
    I know a master who used to live by Botvinnik On The End Game, but I can't find a good affordable copy.
    Dynamic Chess Strategy By Suba ...
    Want more of the list ???

  12. 23 Nov '08 16:42
    Originally posted by paulbuchmanfromfics

    ...There also needs to be a good one book volume on the white side of the Open Sicilian. The Beating the Sicilian books by Nunn are too old now. Besides in one book he writes Beating the Sicilian, and then in another he writes that the line only leads to equality. ...



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    'Experts vs the Sicilian', though I don't have a copy myself, is supposed to be a good modern starting point for those playing the white side!?

    Published by Quality Chess (GM's Aagaard and Shaw)
  13. 23 Nov '08 16:49
    Originally posted by streetfighter
    'Experts vs the Sicilian', though I don't have a copy myself, is supposed to be a good modern starting point for those playing the white side!?

    Published by Quality Chess (GM's Aagaard and Shaw)
    I had seen the inside of that before on a web site. (Just a page or two) It looked pretty interesting.

    If I make a list of my wish list and you see something you have/know about, would you comment on it?

    Just a thought.
  14. 23 Nov '08 16:51
    For instance, someone said the Capablanca book of his lectures was very basic. Also, I read here that the World Championships 1921 and 1927 By Capablanca was not that good. If I recall correctly, the first one was too light, and the second one wasn't even annotated by Capablanca.
  15. 23 Nov '08 16:52
    Originally posted by paulbuchmanfromfics
    I had seen the inside of that before on a web site. (Just a page or two) It looked pretty interesting.

    If I make a list of my wish list and you see something you have/know about, would you comment on it?

    Just a thought.
    Of course!

    I've just been drawing up my Christmas list (quite a few books on it) so my girlfriend knows what to get me : )

    If I have read any of the books on your list I'll let you know, as i am sure will many others.