Publisher: New In Chess, 2006 Edition: Paperback medium ISBN: 90-5691-170-8 Pages: 144 Language: English
The highly acclaimed SOS series provides intermediate chess players with perfectly playable, easily digestible opening ideas: deviations from main line opening theory in a very early stage of the game (usually before move six).
Anyone with a rudimentary knowledge of the chess opening will be able to apply these SOS-ideas in an actual game.
There is no need to study large quantities of stuffy theory, but there is an almost immediate return on the investment of a limited amount of time. Readers of SOS will baffle their opponents, gain crucial time, and stand a good chance to get an advantage in the game.
Contents Jeroen Bosch - The SOS Files Lubos Kavalek - Closed Sicilian: Vinohrady Variation Nigel Povah - The Deferred Staunton Gambit Jeroen Bosch - Zviagintsev’s Sicilian Surprise Igor Glek - English Opening: Chebanenko’s 3...h6 Adrian Mikhalchishin - The Romanishin Gambit Dorian Rogozenko - A Spanish Surprise from Romanishin Tibor Karolyi - The Nadanian Attack Stefan Löffler - Sacrificing a Tempo in the Slav Jeroen Bosch - SOS in the Ruy Lopez Exchange Adrian Mikhalchishin - Nimzo-Indian Vitolinsh Gambit Mark van der Werf - Bishop First: 1.d4 d5 2.Bf4 Jeroen Bosch - Surprise in the Najdorf Ian Rogers - Thinking Sideways: 1.d4 c6 2.c4 b5 Jeroen Bosch - Rubinstein’s Anti-Meran Variation Sergey Tiviakov - English Four Knights – 4.d4 e4!? Hikaru Nakamura - Attacking the Sicilian Centre
US National Master Randy Bauer: "An excellent series worth purchasing for most players wishing to play the opening well without a huge investment in theoretical research."
Lubosh Kavalek in the Washingtom Post: “Unusual and almost supernatural opening ideas.”
Grandmaster Glenn Flear: “Tricky opening ideas, not much to learn, surprise value and lots of fun.”
Nigel Short in the Daily Telegraph: "A refreshing change from the usual dreary technical works.”
Jens Madsen at Chessville: “Most players, from intermediate level and up, should be able to find at least a couple of fun ideas in SOS to incorporate in their armory.”
Chess Today: “No matter what opening you play, you will find something exciting here.”
Heinz Brunthaler in Rochade Europa: “SOS is a sparkling star in the grey sky of theory.”