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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Complete Slav by Sakaev Read times. Thanks for all the replies, and I’m sorry for the off-topic. Well, you can be an ICCF member with a simple request, download the archives and never play a game there sakaef the rest of your life, that’s true.

LSS is free to be a member of and play and you can get their archives there in the same manner. There are also several tuned corr dlav in circulation made by enthusiasts but I won’t mention anything specific because they all border on the illegal. Needless to say some compleye those databases are excellent and much better than ICCF archives.

Just register for ICCF, which is free, and download the games. I own no one database! I always use chesslive.

Konstantin Sakaev: “Complete Slav I” – Internet Chess Club

It’s free and there is both otb and correspondance in it. 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 sa,aev both, but despite that, it could be playable for Blackit took much time.

But the last corr databases on the market should have the same games, making the work I did far much easier and quicker.

Ludde Full Member Offline So much theory. Just purchasing something like this http: Thank you for the feedback.

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

Konstantin Sakaev – Complete Slav II

If I didn’t judge Kf8 as a serious try, then I must chalk it up as an author error. I will endeavor to append the analysis in an compleet.

Ditto for that other resource you mention, I have no excuse for missing that. 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! I do appreciate when people bring games of interest to me, because I am not omniscient. Concerning the bibliography, none of my books will have one as the analysis is mostly culled from my personal files, which invariably have unattributed analysis all over the place interested as I am in the chess than the individuals.


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 FIDE based on just 27 games. I could compare the books in some chapters. I own “the Slav” from Burgess too, and Dreev’s books. When I bought Sakaev’s book, I have read the critics here, and I have to say that I am not disappointed about the presentation, I expected a bad presentation but a very good content.

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.

It’s why I always loved the old “the complete” serie from Batsford, or the “gambit” serie as “the Slav” from Burgess. I can’t speak for the whole book but about the lines I have studied a lot, I can say that the book is far from “complete”.

First of all, the Moscow and Botvinnik variations have a lot of deep lines played in correspondance play. 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. Sakaev’s book has no bibliography, and 0!! I don’t understand why the chess world, many autors or GM in their preparation don’t use correspondance play!! At the moment, I haven’t found big mistakes in Sakaev book for example a line given as equal while this is losing, or the oppositebut there is many omissions or “avorted” analysis.

I will give some examples about the parts of the analysis I know quite well. Na2 is interesting, and this is also the idea of both Sakaev and Burgess.

This example was minor, but it was one of many examples where I was waiting is thoughts. Now about this line: But none of Paulsen or Sakaev analyse Sakaev only gives Paulsen’s doesn’t cover Bg4 in a complete game but he could have seen there is some games that save Black game with an improvment Where Paulsen is clearly superior to Sakaev is here: And I liked his advice very much. Paulsen is very honest about it and I find his analysis good. Dreev didn’t check Since Dreev’s book, there have been a lot of Sakaev doesn’t even mention Another critic of Sakaev’s book.

In the Botvinnik, there is a line the one with But later in the end of the chapter, Sakaev says: Quite popular line in former times: And this is not the only example of that type I only could speak about the line I have analysed before with other sources or by myself, maybe there is part of the book which is better but I have the impression that I didn’t learn much not much prose, and analysis not always that profound.


I would have prefered to pay for more dense books but deeper, to deserve the title “complete”. Compete Sakaev’s book is more as an 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 saiaev but the content may be alright. Thoughtfully concealed in two different places, as well. Really, the organisation of this book is breathtaking. What on earth were they thinking? It was in vol 1. Not comppete coverage though imho, but not bad either. Very usefull if you use it as a start for investigation.

Curious to have the Meran and Slav and not the hybrid Anand used in the Gelfand match ie Nbd7 in the Meran. Or is it hidden away somewhere – doesn’t appear in table of contents?

Well, I sold my copy sakaef vol. Don’t intend to ever buy vol. Got my copy of Vol. Anyway, I like it! Out is final volume: Complete Slav II – covers: The Main-Line, Meran, Botvinnik variation and much more. Please Login or Register. Discussion forum for ChessPublishing. ICCF has stopped allowing free downloads of the games played on their server and restricted it to members. 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.

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. For this reason a game that finished sometime in might not be available for download until mid etc.

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.