Publisher: New In Chess, 2007 Edition: Paperback medium ISBN-13: 978-90-5691-204-8 Pages: 144 Language: English
Brings you a wide variety of unusual opening ideas. They may seem outrageous at first sight, but have proven to be perfectly playable.
An SOS deviates very early from the regular lines in a mainstream opening, usually even before move six! That is why it is so easy to actually bring the variation on the board. You will baffle your opponent without having studied large quantities of stuffy theory.
Contents Jeroen Bosch - The SOS Files John van der Wiel - A Harmless Little Bishop Move Jeroen Bosch - Sicilian: the O’Kelly Variation Glenn Flear - Really Accepting the QGA Friso Nijboer - The Shirov Gambit versus the Philidor Dorian Rogozenko - Early Surprise in a Classical Nimzo Adrian Mikhalchishin - The Caro-Kann of Bukhuti Gurgenidze Jeroen Bosch - Bayonet Blow in the Bogo Arthur Kogan - Inspiration versus the Dragon Jeroen Bosch - Chasing the ‘Trompowsky’ Bishop Dimitri Reinderman - Edgy Knight against the Bird Glenn Flear - The Semi-Slav with 6.a3 Alexander Finkel - Modern for Advanced Players Jeroen Bosch - Taimanov’s Surprise Sac in the Kan Adrian Mikhalchishin - Anti-Grünfeld and Anti-Volga Igor Glek & J.-O. Leconte - French: the Gledhill Attack Hikaru Nakamura - Not Going for Scholar’s Mate
Rick Kennedy, ChessVille: "Another toolbox of monkey wrenches to throw into the opening plans of your opponents."
Carsten Hansen: "I have always loved opening surprises, and to see the face of my unsuspecting opponent while he falls into a deep think in a position where he has no idea what to do next. If you hold a similar opinion, you are going to love these series." Bob Long, Chessco: “For throwing your opponent off balance, it is hard to beat this series.”
ChessCafe: “The variations can be exceedingly difficult if you are not prepared.”
John Watson, The Week In Chess: “The most entertaining of books about openings that I know of. I recommend SOS because it is so much fun, to be sure, but also for its practical utility.”
Joe Petrolito, Australian Chess: “These suggestions are very attractive to club players.”
ChessToday: “No matter what you play, you will find something exciting here.”
The Washington Post: “A refreshing book, full of rare, uncommon but sound ideas that can spice up the opening repertoire of any tournament player.”
IM Jeremy Silman, author of The Amateur's Mind: “You’ll be glad you joined Bosch’s bandwagon.”
John Elburg Chess Reviews: "Jeroen Bosch has, with the help of his seventeen outstanding contributing authors, compiled a book with a collection of fascinating offbeat lines."
GM Glenn Flear: “Tricky opening ideas, not much to learn, surprise value and lots of fun.”
Delaware Chess Newsletter: "Aimed for the casual/club player, although the stronger players could benifit from it as well."
Cor Jansen, PZC: "It is again a goldmine of surprising and sometimes spectacular opening moves and systems."