How to deal with the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly over the chess board. Taming Wild. Chess. Openings. New In Chess By International Master John. Effective recipes for club playersNo matter how unconventional, irrational or even crazy a chess opening is, sooner or later every chess player. No matter how unconventional, irrational or even crazy an opening is, sooner or later every chess player will have to face it. When that happens, you can count.
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Booktopia has Taming Wild Chess Openings, How to Deal with the Good, the Bad and the Ugly over the Chess Board by John Watson. download a discounted PDF of. Read "Taming Wild Chess Openings How to Deal with the Good, the Bad and the Ugly over the Chess Board" by John Watson available from Rakuten Kobo. No matter how unconventional, irrational or even crazy a chess opening is, sooner or later every chess player will have to face it. When that happens, you can.
First the misleading statement, about the statistics. It's true that if you click on the ELO tab for Black you get that figure with seven wins for Black, three draws and no losses. But that doesn't give you the highest-rated games per se. In fact, if you click on the ELO tab for White you get a similar result in the opposite direction, though it's not quite as impressive: Neither player dismisses While he gives Bc5 in various indexes, when it comes time for the specifics So they're more or less right there, though I think they slightly overstate their case.
When it comes to Langrock's book, however, they're completely wrong, as Langrock has half a chapter on After 6.
Ne7 is their main line, but they also support In fact, after Instead, Ne7 was played in the correspondence game Walker-Schiller alluded to above, and Black was massacred after 9.
Bf4 e5 Ng5 and so on. Black's problem is that he can't castle because of Qh5, and that problem is solved by putting the knight on f6 instead. Nf6 it's evident that White has enough compensation for the pawn, but perhaps not more than enough, and at least Black has taken the Morra gambiteer out of the book.
As for Ne7, Langrock gives 7. Bf4 as the most accurate move order White should do this before Black plays Ng6 , and after Their line goes 9. Bg5 Qc7 Qe2 [DM: This natural move goes unpunctuated, but it merits a question mark.
Rfe1 Nd4 Perhaps so, but 9. Stockfish proposes 9.
Bg5 and claims White has full compensation, while Langrock gives 9. Qc1 Nbc6 [DM: The engine suggests Rd1 with compensation, e. Qe8 Qb6 Bg3 with compensation Nxf5 Nxd5 [sic] with an initiative Bd3 Nxf5 Nb5 Bb6 Bxf5 exf5 Nd6 Qe2 Rd2 Qe7 Rxd5 Be6 Rd2 the position is equal, provided Black plays Time to sum things up.
There is much to protest in the organization of the book, and to my mind a broadly ECO-style ordering would have been an improvement. The indexes in the back are very useful, but it would be better not to need them.
The selection is a bit of a grab bag, but in general I like the diversity of lines they include, especially the number of more serious sidelines like the Torre, the Tromp and some very mainstream gambits. That makes the book much more useful than it would have been with a bigger dose or proportion of nonsense lines like 1.
Some of the research seems to have been careless and perhaps out of date - maybe they reused material from earlier books they had done on obscure and dubious openings. I don't have their earlier books, but know of them, and on occasion they cite them. On the other hand, I found some good ideas in their work as well, and it's clear that they haven't merely culled existing theory but have developed some of their own. So the book is a mixed bag, in my opinion, and while I can't give it a unqualified recommendation I do think it's interesting enough to download if you have a fondness for offbeat openings.
Even stronger players could use it as a first source in building a repertoire against some second-tier openings, as long as they do a little double-checking with the computer and their other sources along the way. View Printer Friendly Version. Email Article to Friend. One would expect that a book on "taming the wild openings" would generally deal with lines that are dubious or indeed bad but dangerous on account on being very complicated i.
The Smith-Morra would be a good example. How to Deal with the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Authors Eric Schiller, John Watson. Sample Pages.
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Skip to the beginning of the images gallery. More Information. More Information Edition: Paperback Publication date: Nordwalde Variation: Symmetrical Variation: Wasp Variation: Brentano Gambit: Franco-Hiva Gambit: Troon Gambit: Snail Variation: Myers Defense: Drill Variation: Hobbs Gambit: Randspringer Variation: Unusual 2nd moves.
Karklins Variation: Marshall Gambit: Nimzowitsch Gambit: Smith-Morra Gambit: Czerniak Variation: Irregular 2nd Moves. Von Hennig Gambit: Hillbilly Attack: Milner-Barry Gambit: Czech Defense: Ziegler Defense: Morris Gambit: Krejcik Gambit: