Performance.bin is a brave old thing that was good in 2005 but is now outclassed by quite a few newer books. It's just still a nice general book for the average amateur. I saw that a competitor at next CCC will still play with performance (mediocre). This seems a bit suicidal but I wish good luck to him ...Dr.Wael Deeb wrote:[
I happen to share your opinion regarding this issue
BTW,what other PG books are available out there besides your excellent Performance opening book that you would recommend
Opening theory regards,
AFAIK there are no publicly available PG books that clearly outperform this oldie.
But I know for sure that there are quite a few private high-class PG books with superior results on Playchess and elsewhere.
Inbetween tools for preparing PG books more easily are coming, thanks to Pascal George (PG books tuning functions in SCID) and Michel Van den Berg (moves adding and ... a brilliant novelty that will soon be public).
So I am pretty sure that PG books will have a brilliant future!
For what regards myself I am not in book cooking at the moment - this could change
you should give it a try Wael !