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Publisher: New In Chess, 2008 Edition: Paperback medium ISBN: 978-90-5691-236-9 Pages: 248 Language: English
CHESS OPENING IDEAS – NOVELTIES – BOOK REVIEWS – THEORY – DISCUSSIONS – GAMBITS The Yearbook contains the latest news in chess openings. Each issue brings you dozens of new ideas on the cutting edge of modern chess theory. Not only the latest fashions are covered, the offers fresh insights in underrated gambits, rare continuations, and almost forgotten weapons as well.
The Yearbook has grown into an indispensable tool for all chess players – for masters and club players alike. If you don’t want to miss the latest news in your own favourite lines, if you are looking for inspiration, then the is vital for you, too. It refreshes your opening repertoire, four times a year!
Forum 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 Efstratios Grivas, Bogdan Lalic, Jose Vilela and many others.
Sosonko’s Corner In his Corner, Genna Sosonko gives a lecture on the origins of the ‘gambit’, spotting a new tendency for gambits to appear in ‘solid’ openings instead of the romantic ones of yore. A most striking example is his own pet Catalan, in which there have been some recent fireworks by the likes of Vladimir Kramnik and Jan Timman.
Book Reviews Glenn Flear does his own research on gambits, inspired by Nigel Davies’s new Gambiteer series! Parts I and II provide a hard-hitting repertoire for both colours. Some lines are too outrageous for a respectable grandmaster’s taste, but our reviewer navigates you with a steady hand through the waters stirred by expert Davies. He also examines Peter Wells’s book Grandmaster Secrets: The Caro-Kann, which delivers just what it promises: not ‘just another’ Caro-Kann book, but many useful insights in the professional’s mind. Finally, another ‘gambit’ book, the one on the Fabulous Budapest Gambit by Viktor Moskalenko. Flear deems this an inspiring work by an objective grandmaster, with many attractive extras.
32 Surveys Sicilian Defence - Najdorf Variation 7... Qb6 - SI 8.14 - Berg Sicilian Defence - Najdorf Variation 9...h6 - SI 9.10 - Andriasian Sicilian Defence - Scheveningen Variation 6. Be3 - SI 23.1 - Vladimirov Sicilian Defence - Rauzer Variation 9. Nb3 - SI 28.2 - Van der Weide Sicilian Defence - Kan Variation 5... Ne7 - SI 42.1 - Mchedlishvili Sicilian Defence - Closed Variation 9...b6 - SI 45.11 - Grivas French Defence - MacCutcheon Variation 6. Be3 - FR 5.3 - Finkel Caro-Kann Defence - Advance Variation 4. Nd2 - CK 4.2 - Fogarasi Scandinavian Defence - Main Line 3... Qa5 - SD 11.3 - Prié Petroff Defence - Nimzowitsch Variation 5. Nc3 - RG 3.5 - Lukacs/Hazai Petroff Defence - Jaenisch Variation 8.Re1 - RG 6.4 - Fridman/Olthof Ruy Lopez - Anti-Marshall Variation 8.h3 - RL 17.2 - Greenfeld Ruy Lopez - Marshall Attack 8...d5 - RL 17.4 - Finkel Ruy Lopez - Marshall Attack 8...d5 - RL 17.5-11 - De Dovitiis King’s Pawn Openings - Two Knights’ Defence 5... Na5 - KP 12.9 - Urcan/Ceteras Slav Defence - Anti-Moscow Gambit 6. Bh4 - SL 6.6 - A. Kuzmin Slav Defence - Moscow Variation 6. Bf6 - SL 6.7 - Boersma Slav Defence - Meran Variation 5.e3 - SL 9.5 - L.B. Hansen Catalan Opening - Open Variation 6...dc4 - CA 5.6 - Anka Nimzo-Indian Defence - Classical Variation 4. Qc2 d5 - NI 23.7 - Ikonnikov Nimzo-Indian Defence - Ragozin Variation 6. Bg5 0-0 - NI 27.2 - Morgado/Alvarez Nimzo-Indian Defence - Ragozin Variation 9. Qc2 - NI 27.11 - Mchedlishvili Queen’s Indian Defence - Nimzowitsch Variation 4... Ba6 - QI 14.7 - A. Kuzmin Queen’s Indian Defence - Nimzowitsch Variation 4... Ba6 - QI 16.11 - Karolyi Grünfeld Indian Defence - Anti-Grünfeld 3.f3 - GI 1.1 - Van der Tak King's Indian Defence - Classical Main Line 9. Nd2 - KI 7.3 - Lukacs/Hazai King’s Indian Defence - Sämisch Variation 7... Nh5 - KI 40.2 - Langeweg King’s Indian Defence - Sämisch Variation 6...c5 - KI 48.8 - Miedema Benoni Defence - Fianchetto Variation 7.g3 - BI 9.16 - Avrukh Old Indian Defence - Pseudo-Volga Gambit 4. Bg5 - OI 15.7 - Fogarasi Queen’s Pawn Openings - Trompowsky Opening 2...c5 - QP 7.14 - Vilela English Opening - Four Knights Variation 4... Nd4 - EO 4.7 - C. Hansen
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