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Publisher: New In Chess, 2008 Edition: Paperback medium ISBN: 978-90-5691-248-2 Pages: 250 Language: English
Readers from all over the world join in discussions on previous surveys. Titled players, correspondence players and club players shed their light on opening developments and search for the truth together. With contributions by Viktor Moskalenko, Bogdan Lalic, Pavel Skatchkov, Jose Vilela, Endre Vegh, Willy Hendriks and many others.
Sosonko's Corner This time's Corner is about Ivanchuk's experimental early queen outings at the Foros tournament. Genna Sosonko shows the background of Chuky's daring exploits, looking at other openings and previous top encounters and proving that we should never think too dogmatically in chess - not even in the opening.
Book Reviews Glenn Flear reviews the 'lightweight' Play 1 b4! by Yuri Lapshun and Nick Conticello, finding more meat in James Vigus's Play the Slav, which contains good research and high-quality but readable analysis. As an author of an earlier book on the 4…a6 Slav, Flear takes an in-depth look at The Chebanenko Slav According to Bologan and discovers that a lot has happened in this fast-growing opening in the past five years. Next, he takes the opportunity of Chess Informant's jubilee issue 100 to discuss the relevance of Informant's pioneer work today, and investigates whether a tome like Nick de Firmian's Modern Chess Openings is useful for professional players, or whether it's suitable for club players only.
31 Surveys Sicilian Defence - Najdorf Variation 6.Bg5 - SI 6.3 - Van der Tak Sicilian Defence - Najdorf Variation 7...Qb6 - SI 8.1 - Morgado Sicilian Defence - Najdorf Variation 6.Bc4 - SI 13.6 - Golubev Sicilian Defence - Najdorf Variation 6.Bc4 - SI 13.10 - Morgado Sicilian Defence - Dragon Variation 9.Bc4 - SI 18.6 - Karolyi Sicilian Defence - Morra Gambit 2.d4, Grand Prix 2.f4 - SI 49, SI 50 - Grivas King’s Fianchetto - Gurgenidze Variation 4...d5, 5...h5 - KF 11.4 - Olthof French Defence - Tarrasch Variation 3...c5 - FR 19.3 - Tzermiadianos Caro-Kann Defence - Advance Variation 3...c5 - CK 4.1 - Lukacs/Hazai Alekhine Defence - 4...Nb6 Line - AL 9.8 - Karolyi Petroff Defence - Steinitz Variation 3.d4 - RG 2.1 - Vilela Petroff Defence - Nimzowitsch Variation 5.Nc3 - RG 3.5 - Van Delft Petroff Defence - Jaenisch Variation 3.Ne5 - RG 6.5 - Landa Ruy Lopez - Jaenisch Variation 4.Nc3 - RL 6.6-6.1 - A. Kuzmin Ruy Lopez - Anti-Marshall 8.d4 - RL 17.2 - Panczyk/Ilczuk Ruy Lopez - Chigorin Variation 10...d5 - RL 23.1 - A. Kuzmin Scotch Opening - Classical Variation 4...Bc5 - SO 5.5 - Tzermiadianos Philidor Defence - Antoshin Variation 5...Be7 - KP 4.4 - Olthof Various Openings - Budapest Gambit 3...Ng4 - VO 17.2 + 5 - Moskalenko Various Openings - Budapest Gambit 3...Ng4, 3...Ne4 - VO 17.4 + 6 - Grivas Slav Defence - Chameleon Variation 4...a6 5.Qc2 - SL 1.4 - Antic/Kizov Catalan Opening - Open Variation 6...dc4 - CA 5.6 - Vladimirov Nimzo-Indian Defence - Classical Variation 4...d5 - NI 23.8 - Ikonnikov Queen’s Indian Defence - Classical Variation 4...Bb7 - QI 7.4 - Boersma Queen’s Indian Defence - Nimzowitsch Variation 4...Ba6 - QI 16.11 - Finkel Grünfeld Indian Defence - Exchange Variation 7.Bc4 - GI 5.1 - Fogarasi King's Indian Defence - Classical Main Line 9.b4 - KI 4.11 - Finkel King’s Indian Defence - Classical Main Line 7...Na6 - KI 15.7 - Lalic King’s Indian Defence - Four Pawns Variation 7...b5 - KI 55.6 - Moskalenko English Opening - Symmetrical Variation 4.g3 - EO 40.1 - Marin English Opening - Symmetrical Variation 5...Bb4 - EO 44.8 - Anka