Bologan: the Chebanenko Slav Save 15% on Bologan's Book + DVD Combined by Victor Bologan
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Publisher: New In Chess + ChessBase, 2011 Edition: Miscellaneous Items : 2 Pages: 240 Video running time: 4 hours 40 min. Language: English
The Chebanenko Slav According to Bologan: Chebanenko’s move 4…a6 in the Slav Defence has grown into one of the main systems for Black. It is an extremely flexible and almost universal weapon against the Queen’s Gambit.
The Chebanenko Slav is very popular among top players. Club and internet players like it because it offers Black solidity as well as active counterplay in all lines. The Chebanenko Slav According to Bologan gives full coverage of all the variations starting with 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 a6 and the ultra-modern ideas behind this system.
It is written by a world-class player in a very accessible style and contains many tips, tests and tools.
The Chebanenko – still improved! (DVD) After 4 years since my book on the Chebanenko Slav we can definitely say this opening is even more popular and everybody links the name of Chebanenko to the line with 4... a6 in the Slav.
Of course in these four years were played thousands and thousands of games also on the highest level. So I was curious to make a new work on that opening again, but this time in DVD format.
There was no big surprise for me that with the help of strong engines the Chebanenko became even better, which in the case of the line with 4...a6 is explained by more defensive possibilities for Black.
I faced recently a situation when I had to play Vladimir Malakhov with White in a very important game in the European Championship 2012 and I simply could not find any trace of advantage against his Chebanenko Slav. So I played 1.e4. So the conclusion is simple as that play Chebanenko Slav with Black and force White to switch to 1.e4!
Viktor Bologan is a pupil of the top Moldovan trainer Vecheslav Chebanenko. For many years Bologan has been the number 1 in Moldova and has represented his country in nine chess Olympiads.
His greatest successes were in 2003, when he first of all won the Aeroflot Open and then the famous Dortmund Tournament, ahead of Kramnik and Anand. The Moldovan has extensive experience as a trainer and has also published his first books.
Praise for "The Chebanenko Slav According to Bologan"
Jeremy Silman, author of 'How to Reassess Your Chess': "Stands head and shoulders above everything else on the subject, and is how I wish every advanced opening book would be written."
John Saunders, British Chess Magazine: "A very interesting book on this interesting system which has gained popularity over the past ten years or so. It is a well-researched book by a very strong player who has a growing reputation as an entertaining writer."
Arne Moll, ChessVibes: "Extremely well-researched and written with a lot of passion."
Carsten Hansen, ChessCafe: "For serious players of 1.d4 and the Slav, this book is a must. It is simply outstanding."
Joe Petrolito, Australasian Chess Magazine: "An excellent example of how an opening book should be written."
GM Glenn Flear, Yearbook: "There aren't many books around by players of this calibre, nor are there many that offer so much new material."