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Subject: Re: My thoughts on these positions for what it's worth.

Author: Graham Banks

Date: 20:02:36 12/22/05

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On December 22, 2005 at 22:54:42, Harry Schnapp wrote:

>On December 22, 2005 at 21:11:01, Graham Banks wrote:
>
>>Before you look at my brief assesment of each position, please be aware that I'm
>>not being critical of Harry here.
>>Every book, professional or amateur, has some dubious lines.
>>
>    Shredder 9 gives FOR EACH LINE under +-1 !!!.
>    NOT ONE EXAMPLE is proper for imbalance!!!.
>    It's computerchess eng-eng not always Anand vs.Kramnik or
>    Leko vs. Adams.
>    More does not give to commentate it.
>
>      Harry.


Hi Harry,

you're the expert in making books, not me, but I think you should aim for an
evaluation for both sides of less than 0.50
Please don't take my comments as a personal criticism as I know how much hard
work you put into your books.

Regards, Graham.


>>
>>>>>>[Event "EventX"]
>>>>>>[Site "SiteX"]
>>>>>>[Date "2005.10.30"]
>>>>>>[Round "?"]
>>>>>>[White "PlayerY"]
>>>>>>[Black "PlayerX"]
>>>>>>[Result "*"]
>>>>>>[ECO "B20"]
>>>>>>[PlyCount "18"]
>>>>>>[EventDate "2005.??.??"]
>>>>>>
>>>>>>1. e4 c5 2. c4 g6 3. d3 Bg7 4. f4 d6 5. h3 Nc6 6. Nf3 e6 7. Nc3 Nge7 8. g4 h5
>>>>>>9. gxh5 Rxh5 *
>>
>>Definitely dubious.
>>I've had one game go down this line: Fruit 2.2 v Ktulu 7.5 (1-0)
>>
>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>[Event "EventX"]
>>>>>>[Site "SiteX"]
>>>>>>[Date "2005.10.27"]
>>>>>>[Round "?"]
>>>>>>[White "PlayerX"]
>>>>>>[Black "PlayerY"]
>>>>>>[Result "*"]
>>>>>>[ECO "D30"]
>>>>>>[PlyCount "17"]
>>>>>>[EventDate "2005.??.??"]
>>>>>>
>>>>>>1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. e3 Nf6 4. Nf3 e6 5. a3 Be7 6. Nbd2 O-O 7. b3 b6 8. Bb2 Ne8
>>>>>>9. Bd3 *
>>
>>Not too bad. I could live with this one.
>>
>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>[Event "EventX"]
>>>>>>[Site "SiteX"]
>>>>>>[Date "2005.10.30"]
>>>>>>[Round "?"]
>>>>>>[White "PlayerX"]
>>>>>>[Black "PlayerY"]
>>>>>>[Result "*"]
>>>>>>[ECO "B20"]
>>>>>>[PlyCount "16"]
>>>>>>[EventDate "2005.??.??"]
>>>>>>
>>>>>>1. e4 c5 2. c4 d6 3. Ne2 Nc6 4. d4 Bd7 5. Nbc3 g6 6. d5 Ne5 7. Ng3 Bg7 8. Be2
>>>>>>h5 *
>>
>>Another dubious position.
>>Two games I've had:
>>Fruit 2.2 v CM10th Warrior (1-0)
>>CM10th Warrior v Ktulu 7.5 (draw)
>>
>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>[Event "EventX"]
>>>>>>[Site "SiteX"]
>>>>>>[Date "2005.10.27"]
>>>>>>[Round "?"]
>>>>>>[White "PlayerY"]
>>>>>>[Black "PlayerX"]
>>>>>>[Result "*"]
>>>>>>[ECO "D02"]
>>>>>>[PlyCount "16"]
>>>>>>[EventDate "2005.??.??"]
>>>>>>
>>>>>>1. d4 Nf6 2. g3 d5 3. Bg2 Nc6 4. Nf3 e6 5. O-O Bd7 6. Nc3 Bb4 7. Ne5 O-O 8. Bg5
>>>>>>Be8 *
>>
>>The resulting position is fairly equal, so probably okay.
>>One game: Ktulu 7.5 v Fruit 2.2 (1-0)
>>
>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>[Event "EventX"]
>>>>>>[Site "SiteX"]
>>>>>>[Date "2005.10.30"]
>>>>>>[Round "?"]
>>>>>>[White "PlayerX"]
>>>>>>[Black "PlayerY"]
>>>>>>[Result "*"]
>>>>>>[ECO "E60"]
>>>>>>[PlyCount "17"]
>>>>>>[EventDate "2005.??.??"]
>>>>>>
>>>>>>1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Bf4 c5 4. e3 Bg7 5. Nc3 cxd4 6. exd4 O-O 7. Qd2 d5 8. Nf3
>>>>>>Nc6 9. cxd5 *
>>
>>Nothing wrong with the position that arises in my opinion.
>>
>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>[Event "EventX"]
>>>>>>[Site "SiteX"]
>>>>>>[Date "2005.10.26"]
>>>>>>[Round "?"]
>>>>>>[White "PlayerX"]
>>>>>>[Black "PlayerY"]
>>>>>>[Result "*"]
>>>>>>[ECO "A00"]
>>>>>>[PlyCount "16"]
>>>>>>[EventDate "2005.??.??"]
>>>>>>
>>>>>>1. Nf3 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 g6 5. Bf4 Bg7 6. e3 Nf6 7. Be2 d6 8. g4
>>>>>>O-O *
>>
>>I'm okay with this one too.
>>
>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>[Event "EventX"]
>>>>>>[Site "SiteX"]
>>>>>>[Date "2005.10.27"]
>>>>>>[Round "?"]
>>>>>>[White "PlayerX"]
>>>>>>[Black "PlayerX"]
>>>>>>[Result "*"]
>>>>>>[ECO "D30"]
>>>>>>[PlyCount "17"]
>>>>>>[EventDate "2005.??.??"]
>>>>>>
>>>>>>1. d4 e6 2. c4 d5 3. e3 Nf6 4. Qa4+ Nc6 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. Nc3 Bb4 7. Qc2 Ba5 8.
>>>>>>Nf3 Ncb4 9. Qb3 *
>>
>>Another dubious one.
>>One game: Shredder 9 v Ktulu 7.5 (1-0)
>>
>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>[Event "EventX"]
>>>>>>[Site "SiteX"]
>>>>>>[Date "2005.10.30"]
>>>>>>[Round "?"]
>>>>>>[White "PlayerY"]
>>>>>>[Black "PlayerX"]
>>>>>>[Result "*"]
>>>>>>[ECO "E01"]
>>>>>>[PlyCount "18"]
>>>>>>[EventDate "2005.??.??"]
>>>>>>
>>>>>>1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. e3 c5 5. Nc3 cxd4 6. exd4 dxc4 7. Bxc4 Nc6 8.
>>>>>>Nf3 Be7 9. O-O O-O *
>>
>>
>>I'm okay with this position.



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