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Goi The Oak





September, 1 2019: Goi The Oak enters in the preordering phase.



The actual prototype of Goi The Oak is in CTG format, it has 36.247.003 positions and it's sized 2.59 GB. You can preorder the book for $15 and get the actual draft. Please notice that Goi The Oak now is only a draft, hence with possible errors and incomplete. The preorderers are betatesters and if you get it now you should write me back explicating the evencutal theorical errors you have found.

This book is not for competitions because it was designed only for studying purposes.


Goi The Oak

Positions: 36.247.003

Size: 2.59 GB

Preorder: 15$


Closed for holidays.





Annotations legenda:

- ! = Good move
- !? = Interesting move
- ?! = Dubious move
- ? = Mistake

See here for the complete list.


Colors legenda:

- Green = adviced move
- Black = accepted move
- Red = move to avoid



Just like a very old oak it will have a very solid and big base with big main branches made by millions games but the base of the tree trunk won't be so tall. In other words you will have the solidity of an opening book with the best choices for all the openings but the plies will reach only up to the 20th move, since the human mind cannot store a very large amount of variants.

The moves will be weighted and marked by me with the Fritz and Chessbase functions, taking inspirations by othe notorious books and databases, like HiarcsBook and Chessbase MegaDatabase.

The most interesting part is the archive with which I plan to make this book: I will use the largest database I've ever had, with dozens of millions games, everything I can grab from the Internet. 17-05-19 Update: the database has been enriched by all the games played by Lc0 that I could find.


The Oak will be made approximately by:

  • - 10%: > 2500 human players games
  • - 90%: machines games


Format: CTG (Fritz, Chessbase).