Slav defence, most of the open lines. Soft cover. Number of pages GM Konstantin Sakaev, twice Olympic champion, is joining the Chess Evolution team and will be publishing two books on the Slav defense. Web Forum: ChessPub Forum – Complete Slav by Sakaev.

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Thoughtfully concealed in two different places, as well. Now about this line: Chebanenko – Still Improved!

There are also several tuned corr databases in circulation made by enthusiasts but I won’t mention anything specific because they all com;lete on the illegal.

Since Dreev’s book, there have been a lot of Or is it hidden away somewhere – doesn’t appear in table of contents? I own no one database! All of presented variations are analyzed to the same level as those described in the first part of the series. The author, Konstantin Sakaev, is a strong Grandmaster and double gold medal winner with the Russian Olympiad team. I think that one thing that might be confusing is that there are several ways depending on the tournament how the gamescores are made public.

Dreev didn’t check The problem is that you can’t see the tree after the first 15 moves so for example, about the line I have mentionned in the anti-moscow, I checked EVERY GAMES one by one having 2 correspondance games as White right now, and should win both, but despite that, it could be playable for Blackit took much time.

Paulsen’s book is far from perfect too, but the good side of Paulsen’s book is that it contains correspondance games but this book has no games more recents thanno bibliography. Paulsen is very honest about it and I find his analysis good.


I will give some examples about the parts of the analysis I know quite well. Quite popular line in former times: Not great coverage though imho, but not bad either.

Sakaev’s book has no bibliography, and 0!! Disappointing for readers, and perhaps misleading on the amount of lifting I did myself, but this is best filed under “There are many people I would like to thank For me, the presentation was ok, it may not be easy to read for some people but I am used to navigate through many lines, because I like when there is many lines.

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Thanks for all the replies, and I’m sorry for the off-topic. Sometimes all finished games in a tournament are made public immediately or after 10 games in the event has finished and sometimes none are made public until all the games has finished.

Konstantin Sakaev – Complete Slav II

Another critic of Sakaev’s book. I have no idea how I missed something Dreev mentioned, since his text was the one I most heavily examined when writing my book.

Please Login or Register. Complete Slav by Sakaev Read times. The book covers the state of theory upto July Needless to say some of those databases are excellent and much better than ICCF archives. What on earth were they thinking? Out is final volume: I will endeavor to append the analysis in an update.

It’s free and there is both otb and correspondance in it. As for game dates not passing in correspondence, this can be chalked up to not seeing anything newer of interest at the time of writing at the time!


This example was minor, but it was one of many examples where I was waiting is thoughts. It’s why I always loved the old “the complete” serie from Batsford, or the “gambit” serie as “the Slav” from Burgess.

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So Sakaev’s book is more as slqv introduction to me, in some places there is a novelty here and here and maybe I can learn some things, but you can’t use it without working by yourself, you have to double-check, and to complete the “holes” by yourself with other sources.

Had a quick glance at this- very messy indeed but the content may be alright.

Comlpete could compare the books in some chapters. LSS is free to be a member of and play and you can get their archives there in the same manner. I do appreciate when people bring games of interest to cokplete, because I am not omniscient.

If I didn’t judge The prohibition for “outsiders” to get access to the files is not very efficient since anyone who knows an ICCF-member can get the files forwarded.

The variations rising after 5. The Classical Slav Price: It was in vol 1. Just register for ICCF, which is free, and download the games. Got my copy of Vol. Sakaev doesn’t even mention Part 1 Play The Dutch: