Contributing authors: Mikhail Gurevich - Portisch’s Ingenious Idea Jeroen Bosch - A Flank Attack in the Grünfeld Oleg Romanishin - Catch-as-catch-Kan? David Navara - The Paulsen Attack in the Petroff Dorian Rogozenko - Let’s wait together in the Slav Jeroen Bosch - Surprise in the Scotch Mark Bluvshtein - Out of the French Book Alexander Beliavsky - Volga Gambit with 4.Nd2 Oleg Chernikov - Provocation in the Rauzer: 6...g6 Ian Rogers - Caro-Kann Fantasy Variation Jeroen Bosch - A Central Thrust in the Réti Karel van der Weide - A French Nimzowitsch Glenn Flear - Protecting the Gambit Pawn in the QGA Jeroen Bosch - Evans Gambit: ‘Stoneware’ Defence Adrian Mikhalchishin - A Sozin Opening Surprise Mikhail Gurevich - English or Sicilian Reversed
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Carsten Hansen at ChessCafe: 'We are all trying to outsmart our opponents in the opening, and this can be achieved with very little effort using the numerous curveballs that are included. The variations can be exceedingly difficult if you are not prepared.'
Chess Today: 'No matter what you play, you will find something exciting here.'