very interesting: Eros speaks about his book here
i have copy and paste this post from another forum!
right, I should have used a new thread instead of another existing one.
I copy/paste it here too, so as to give some useful information about Ms Wanda (if you can find her) ;-)
P.S. maybe the book is not that crapy and I am not so lucky, it was just another depression moment I was having when I wrote that post a few hours ago (for the joy of Nelson de sade ;-)
again, you talk way too well about me, but believe me, my success is pure luck, I don't deserve any merit.
The book I sent Sedat (Seek-Wanda) is worthless.
I like Sedat's book tournaments, so again I wanted to have some fun creating a book that mostly plays the opening of my real manual book (Sikanda).
You can't imagine my surprise when I saw it stay on first place for so much time, then, fairly, it dropped. Surprise because... I worked on that book for a couple of days only!
I spent a couple of hours selecting the games to import (mostly corr games and playchess games with time control from 16 minutes and higher) and a couple of days testing it on playchess, to tune some variations. How can such a book, with nearly no variety, which speculated on the still not much explored variation 6.Bg5-7.Qf3 on Najdorf be strong? I can only think of luck, unless Nelson has another explanation.
Another interesting thing to notice is that since I mostly imported long games in it (of the 100.000 games forming the book, I only imported a few hundreds of my blitz games in it with priority analysis, to make the variations that I play in green on auto) it should have been a book more suited for long time control games. At least that's what I heard from other bookmakers, (I have very little experience with imported games books, so I almost believed them!) that if you want a strong book for blitz you have to import blitz games in it. I always thought that was a weird thing, as long games should contain stronger moves which must be strong (even stronger!) in blitz games too. The results in the Sedat Tour proved my thoughts were correct.
Here is the link I sent Sedat before the start of the Tour: multiupload.com 2JDSFJUNPM
As I said, it should do better in long time controls than in blitz. The problem, like in all my imported games books, is that once someone refutes the only variation it plays, the book becomes worthless ;-) anyway, as it plays main lines, it's not as easy to refute it as it would be to refute dragon and 1.e3, lol.
The settings I indicated to Sedat were: first bar all to the left, the two bars below all to the right, minimum games: 0, up to move: 100. But try to change those, probably there are better settings.
A weird thing that happened is that despite it has 1...e5 after 1.e4 in green, it only played that move 3 times in sedat tour. So you can try to change the weights so it plays it more often, I am still not sure how weights work... so I can't give suggestions, or just put 1...c5 in red so that 1...e5 will always be played.
Ah, you should change something after the moves: 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be3 e5 7.Nb3 Be7 8.f3 Be6 9.Qd2 0-0 10.0-0-0 Nbd7 11.g4 b5 12.a3 Nc5. That's a novelty move I stole from a game played by Carlo2 on Chess-Knots, which should give an easy equality to Black (I am playing that variation myself right now on ficgs against sebi)
I thought it was interesting to add that variation (the only manual variation I added) but somehow I added a losing line, which continues with 13.Nxc5 dxc5 14.Nd5 Bxd5 15.exd5 Bd6?!. Change this move with 15...Qd6! and add if you want: 16.g5 Nh5 17.h4 c4 =
Hope you have fun with this crappy book! ;-)
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