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small update (for the chess book)

a few corrections;

Having looked at some transpositions in some more detail, i
will re-arrange some chapters in mybook in the positional
repertoire; after 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c6!? 3. Bf4,  Black may still
have some problems after all, although i had analyzed such stuff.
So after 1.d4 Black can probably better play d5! going for the Slav
(2. c4 c6! but then Black can also throw in a dubious  Albin gambit
2...e5 no big deal. And 2.Nf3 still is possible, but then after 2...Nf6
3.c4 c6! Black is going for the solid Slav defense again

Secondly there's another possible improvement, in the Moscow
line, After Bxf6 Qxf6  instead of the neutral 8.e3 because
of the strong defense systems with ...g6!, White might  better
go for the Hastings variation with 7,Qb3!?, although
also then Black can equalize, for example:

1. d4 d5  2. Nf3   Nf6  3. c4  c6  4. Nc3 e6  5. Bg5  h6  6. Bxf6  Qxf6  7. Qb3  a5   8. e3  a4!  9. Qc2   a3  10. b3  Bb4  11. Bd3  Nd7  12. O-O   O-O  13. Rac1  Qe7  14. Ne2   Ra5  15…

Further explanation of my book(s)

Because of some comments by readers some further
explanation of the underlying thoughts in my book
about chess openings seems worthwile:

First of all, it should be noted that there are several
parts in the book, one especially for beginners in
opening theory (yet knowledgeable about the chess
rules and basic play), one for intermediate players,
and as two extra chapters, one with gambits for White,
and the last one a positional repertoire with 1.d4.

In all chapters the concept of a repertoire has been
applied to reduce the number of variations to learn.
Thereby in the first repertoire, for the beginners,
the primary aim was simplicity, starting with 1.e4
for White, and playing 1...e5 with Black.
Note that the latter, Black repertoire also can be
useful for intermediate players.

In the next chapter, the repertoire for White with 1.e4
has been assembled in such a way that White intends
to play the strongest move, no matter what Black's
response is. These strong moves for White were…

Revised version

having discovered still some little mistakes in the chess notation
in the beginner's chapter, we revised the previous editions:

now on Kindle:

Learning the Chess Openings, Kindle version

Ofcourse the paperback version also has been update,
and the price reduced (!):

Better Chess openings (paperpack)

NB this basically is the same book as the Kindle book above, but
in addition a table with openings for beginners and intermediate
players (Black and White) has been added at the end.

It also is for sale on
Lulu version (paperback)

Social media

gradually now started to use Twitter,
and -sometimes- following some tweets about chess
or by other writers, not only about chess.

so if you like to 'follow' me (for brief messages
eg about computer chess) the account is:


see you - i.e. some of the readers here-
there maybe :)