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Winning With the Slow (but Venomous) Italian, by Karsten Müller and Georgios Souleidis

by • May 1, 2017 • Booked Up, Featured, Features, Top BoardComments (0)1305

New in Chess 2016, 234 pages By Davide Nastasio I was a 1.e4 player, and I switched to 1.d4 because I couldn’t keep up with the amount of theory one had to learn. However, lately I noticed a young future IM (he is already over 2400, and just need to play in the right tournaments [&hellip...

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Review: The Stonewall Dutch: a fighting repertoire against 1.d4, by Erwin L’Ami

May 1, 2017 • Booked Up, Featured, Features, Top Board1064

By Davide Nastasio Foreword: I realized this review has become more similar to a theoretical article. The reason is simple: If one is serious about playing the Stonewall Dutch, he or she must consider the homework which comes with learning this quite...

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Review: Pattern Recognition, and Typical Plans, by Adrian Mikhalchishin

April 1, 2017 • Booked Up, Featured, Features, Top Board1017

By Davide Nastasio Mikhalchishin begins the first video with an introduction to the chess world in which he grew up. He mentions also the chess players with whom he shared time studying, and the victories they had in the end of the 70s and beginning of the...

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Endgame Fundamentals: The Beast

April 1, 2017 • Booked Up, Endgame Fundamentals, Featured, Features, Top Board397

By Donny Gray After 35+ years of teaching chess I have developed many exercises that I make my students do. One is called “The Beast.”  In this exercise, the student gets all of their pawns and all four minor pieces.  As the teacher, I get all of my...

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Review: The Wicked Veresov Attack, by Andrew Martin

March 4, 2017 • Booked Up, Featured, Features, Top Board1499

By Davide Nastasio I would like to tell a funny anecdote that happened today. I wanted to know more about the Veresov, and Andrew Martin is a very pragmatic teacher.  He really provides a broad base of basic knowledge, and then if one wants to delve further,...

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Review: Crushing Isolated Queen’s pawn tactics, By Robert Ris

March 4, 2017 • Booked Up, Featured, Features, Top Board873

By Davide Nastasio The topic of this DVD is absolutely a MUST-KNOW for anyone who is serious about chess. There is no excuse. Nonetheless, I must admit my personal reluctance in entering the study of such a complex topic, until the moment I felt ready. I know...

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Review: Revision & Exam, The Fundamentals 1, by Artur Yusupov

March 4, 2017 • Booked Up, Featured, Features, Top Board1623

By Davide Nastasio Quality Chess 2016, 208 pages I must tell you a strange story of which I am the subject. I heard the mailman coming and I went to get the mail.  Nothing new.  It happens everyday.  Then I’m in my office getting ready to go to walk...

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Review: Improve your Tactics with Tania Sachdev

March 4, 2017 • Booked Up, Featured, Features, Top Board1733

By Davide Nastasio This is the second DVD authored by IM Sachdev. The first was on how to improve one’s positional game, and better understand and evaluate games through positional concepts and the element she explained so well.     Tactics is...

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Review: The Sicilian Dragon Move by Move, by Carsten Hansen

March 3, 2017 • Booked Up, Featured, Features, Top Board1234

By Davide Nastasio Everyman Chess, 2016 464 pages One of my desires, written in a hypothetical bucket list, would be to play the Sicilian. From time to time I try and then give up, because the next tournament is coming and my preparation is not complete....

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Review: Your Opponent is Overrated – a practical guide to inducing errors, by James Schuyler

March 1, 2017 • Booked Up, Featured, Features, Top Board1482

By Davide Nastasio Everyman Chess 2016, 220 pages This title made me curious, because in some of the open tournaments I play I find a lot of sandbaggers who are underrated, and I wish they were overrated! I cannot even understand how they keep their rating...