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The Meran System [Paperback]

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The Meran is an opening rich in both strategy and tactics, making it ideal for players seeking to win with either colour. It occupies an important place in the repertoires of many of the world's top players, with Anand, Kramnik, Kasparov and Karpov regularly taking one side or the other. The book provides the most detailed coverage to date of the Meran, together with several related variations, and the various Anti-Meran options available to White. Together with the author's The Botvinnik Semi-Slav, it provides complete coverage of the Semi-Slav, the most combative line of the Queen's Gambit. Other Gambit titles: Test Your Chess, The Main Line French: 3 Nc3, The French: Tarrasch Variation, French: Advance and Other Lines, The Gambit Guide to the Bogo-Indian, The Gambit Guide to the Benko Gambit.

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Pages   224
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.27" Width: 5.78" Height: 0.71"
Weight:   0.72 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 1, 2000
Publisher   Gambit Publications
ISBN  1901983285  
ISBN13  9781901983289  

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It's good for what it's good for.  Sep 22, 2008
Understand that this book is not like Sadler's or the more wordy "Pirc-Alert" type books. It's more comprehensive and pithy. If you are new to the Semi-Slav and want to learn its ideas, this book is not for you. Go by Sadler's excellent book Semi-Slav instead. (Actually, it wouldn't hurt to buy all Sadler's books while you're at it, but that's really a separate point.

If, instead, you already have a good feel for the semi-slav and want a solid compendium of lines among the various variations, as well as some useful commentary on each one, then this serves that purpose well. I used it with full confidence while writing a recent article for, and John Watson evidently trusted this book enough to quote it for his recent book on understanding the closed games.
poor and limited database !  Jun 3, 2004
It's only a poor limited database.
I'm really disappointed to bye this Gambit book
I bought this book just after the excellent work of Burgess in
Slav defence.
U can't learn opening from this book.
If u want to learn the ideas of Slav or Semi-Slav or QG ,
Sadler is the best,
then u can use chess base or chess assistant to see more....
I will never bye another book of PEDERSEN.
poor and limited database  Jun 3, 2004
When I compare this work with Sadler and Burgess.......!
It's only a poor limited database.
I'm really disappointed to bye this Gambit book
I bought this book just after excellent book of
Burgess : The Slav! but these books are not comparable
If u want to learn the ideas of Slav or Semi-Slav or QG ,
Sadler is the best
U can't learn opening from this book.

I will never bye another book of PEDERSEN !

Solid opening book  Oct 9, 2002
This is one of those Gambit opening books that are easy to read and contain enough analysis for a strong player to base his opening repertoire on, both for white and black. Myself, I play Meran with white only.
Pedersen's opening books are pretty close to what I expect of opening books. But more specific discussion of the ideas behind the opening in the style of Yrjölä's books, or in the style of the "Pirc Alert!" would make this even better, especially for the intermediate player and below.
This book complements the same author's Botvinnik Semi-Slav book, which also includes the Moscow variation. One reviewer called the other book even better than this one, so I'll definitely buy it some day if I start playing this system with black also.
But where are the analyses on the Noteboom and the 4.e4 gambit variations?

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