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Publisher: New In Chess, 2011 Edition: Hardcover ISBN: 978-90-5691-361-8 Pages: 248 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 Viacheslav Zakhartsov, Andras Adorjan, Jose Vilela, and many others.
Benjamin’s Opening Takes
Joel Benjamin’s helicopter view on openings swoops to the choices of the 21st century’s World Champions, Vladimir Kramnik and Vishy Anand. After Kasparov’s reign we have now entered the years of 1.d4. Benjamin takes an in-depth look at the 4.Qc2 Nimzo-Indian and the Lasker Variation of the Queen’s Gambit Declined on the highest level.
Glenn Flear reviews Andrey Obodchuk’s labour of love on The Four Knights Game and found it a valuable addition to existing (scarce) theory. He welcomes Nicolai Pedersen’s play the Benko gambit, as this opening is experiencing a revival.
The eternal struggle against the Sicilian has resulted in two new books: Experts on the Anti-Sicilian by various authors, and Gawain Jones’ How to beat the Sicilian defence. According to Flear, the first is a ‘must’, the second has ‘great merit’, so there you are.
Surveys Sicilian Defence - Najdorf Variation 6...Nbd7 - SI 4.1 - Tuncer Sicilian Defence - Delayed Poisoned Pawn Variation - SI 4.8 - Olthof Sicilian Defence - Paulsen Variation 6...Qb6 - SI 41.9 - Fogarasi Sicilian Defence - Paulsen Variation 5.c4 - SI 41.15 - Ninov French Defence - Advance Variation 4...Qb6 - FR 3.3 - Boersma French Defence - Steinitz Variation 8...Bc5 - FR 4.4 - Finkel French Defence - MacCutcheon Variation 6.Bd2 - FR 5.4 - De Dovitiis Ruy Lopez - Jaenisch Variation 7...Qg5 - RL 6.10 - Steenbekkers Ruy Lopez - Berlin Defence 9...Ke8 - RL 7.1 - Anka Scotch Opening - Classical and Mieses Variations - SO 4-5 - Van der Wiel King’s Pawn Openings - Two Knights Defence 8.Bd3 - KP 12.8 - Mikhalevski Vienna Game - Fianchetto 2...Nf6 3.g3 - VG 1.11 - Finkel Various Openings - Van Geet Opening 1.Nc3 - VO 12.2/3 - S. Kasparov Queen’s Gambit Declined - Blackburne Variation 5.Bf4 - QO 1.7 - V. Georgiev/Arnaudov Slav Defence - Slow Slav 4.e3 - SL 1.6 - Andriasian Slav Defence - Chebanenko Variation 5.a4 - SL 3.1 - Gupta Slav Defence - Marshall Gambit 4.e4 - SL 6.1 - Harika/Karavade Slav Defence - Botvinnik Variation 6.a4 - SL 6.5 - Ikonnikov Slav Defence - Moscow Variation 5.Bg5 h6 - SL 6.6 - Karolyi Nimzo-Indian Defence - Classical Variation 4...0-0 - NI 20.4 - Lukacs/Hazai Nimzo-Indian Defence - Classical Variation 4...0-0 - NI 21.5 - J. Horvath/Juhasz Nimzo-Indian Defence - Westphalia Variation 5.Bg5 - NI 27.9 - A. Kuzmin Queen’s Indian Defence - Nimzowitsch Variation 5.b3 b5 - QI 15.4 - Adorjan/Vegh Grünfeld Indian Defence - 4.Bf4 Line - GI 3.11 - Panczyk/Ilczuk Grünfeld Indian Defence - Exchange Variation 7.Qa4 - GI 4.1 - Flear Grünfeld Indian Defence - Exchange Variation 7.Nf3 - GI 4.1 - Adorjan/Vegh King's Indian Defence - Averbakh System 6...Na6 7.f4 - KI 27.9 - A. Kuzmin Benoni Defence - Benko Gambit 8.g3 - BI 28.6 - Kidambi Dutch Defence - Stonewall Variation 3.g3 - HD 3.7 - Moskalenko English Opening - Symmetrical Variation 4.g3 - EO 36.7 - Marin/Stoica English Opening - Symmetrical Variation 5...Bb4 - EO 44.8 - Antic English Opening - Anti-Grünfeld Line 5.Qc2 - EO 52.4 - V. Georgiev/Arnaudov
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