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Publisher: New In Chess, 2001 Edition: Paperback medium ISBN: 90.5691.085.X Pages: 240 Language: English
The 19th Century Today
If you believe 19th century openings are history, we got news for you. They are very much alive and surround us more than ever before. The voices of the past have a familiar ring to today's masters and grandmasters, and they often use them to their advantage.
THE URUSOV GAMBIT In the 19th century, Sergey Semenyenovich Urusov (1827-1897) introduced the gambit opening 1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nf6 3.d4 ed4 4.Nf3 Ne4 5.Qd4. Opening Theory is still not finished with this.
LA GRANDE VARIANTE Many variations of the Open Ruy Lopez have come and gone. La Grande Variante has stood its ground since the 19th century. Its mysteries are still unsolved, but we are getting closer.
STEINITZ VARIATION How much space would Wilhelm Steinitz have needed to analyse his favourite move 4...Qh4 in the 19th century? Today, theoretician Lev Gutman requires no fewer than 272 packed pages.
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Sicilian Defence: Polugaevsky Variation 10.ef6 by Karolyi
Sicilian Defence: Najdorf Variation 6.Bc4 by Olthof
Sicilian Defence: Najdorf Variation 6.Be3 Ng4 by Ivanchuk, Tiviakov
Sicilian Defence: Najdorf Variation 6.Be3 e5 by Anand, Tiviakov
Sicilian Defence: Accelerated Dragon 5.c4 by Grischuk, Bosch
Sicilian Defence: Kan Variation 5.Bd3 g6 by Bosch
Pirc Defence: The 150 Attack 4.Be3 c6 5.h3 by Fogarasi
French Defence: Winawer Variation 6...Qc7 7.Qg4 f5 by Van der Tak
French Defence: Tarrasch Variation 3...Nf6 by M.Gurevich, Kuijf
Caro-Kann Defence: Exchange Variation 5...Qc7; 5...e5 by Afek
Caro-Kann Defence: Advance Variation 3...c5 4.dc5 e6 by Kramnik, Bosch
Caro-Kann Defence: A Modern Defence Hybrid 3...g6 by Van der Wiel
Petroff Defence: Marshall Variation 6.Bd3 Bd6 by Anand, Van de Mortel
Ruy Lopez Opening: Breyer Variation 9...Nb8 by Van der Sterren
Ruy Lopez Opening: Open Variation 9.Nbd2 by Karolyi
Ruy Lopez Opening: Open Variation 9.c3 by Karolyi, Van der Tak
Kings Pawn Opening: Urusov Gambit 2.Bc4 Nf6 3.d4 by Van der Tak
Scotch Opening: Steinitz Variation 4...Qh4 by Olthof
Scotch Opening: Miles Variation 4...Bb4 5.c3 Bc5 by Van der Tak
Modern Defence: The Chaos Counter-Attack 5...f5 by Appleberry, Okhotnik
Queens Gambit Declined: Blackburne Variation 10.0-0-0 by Karolyi