Publisher: New In Chess, 2008 Edition: Paperback medium ISBN: 978-90-5691-250-5 Pages: 248 Language: English
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 Viacheslav Zakhartsov, Viktor Moskalenko, Tibor Karolyi, Bogdan Lalic, Nikolai Ninov, Atanas Kolev and many others. Sosonko’s Corner Genna Sosonko’s Corner is aimed at players confronted with a theoretical novelty this time. He highlights recent devastating surprises by the likes of Topalov, Svidler and Gashimov and compares them with sensational pre-computer era discoveries by Tal, Polugaevsky and others. The best advice hasn’t changed! Book Reviews Glenn Flear has more good advice: ‘cherry-pick’ from the piles of theoretical lines. That’s precisely what Christoph Scheerer has done in his original work ‘The Greatest Ever Chess Opening Ideas’. Karsten Müller and Rainer Knaak’s ‘222 Opening Traps after 1.d4’ gets the same treatment as the one ‘after 1.e4’ in Yearbook 87. Three specialist books, ‘Dangerous Weapons: The Benoni and Benko’ bij Palliser, Emms, Ward and Jones, New In Chess author Moskalenko’s new tome ‘The Flexible French’ and Yelena Dembo’s ‘fighting the anti-King’s Indians’, all feature amazing stuff. Okay, you were told to cherry-pick, but actually all three of these are cherries!
32 Surveys: Sicilian Defence - Najdorf Variation 6.Bg5 - SI 5.4 - Andriasian Sicilian Defence - Najdorf Variation 7...Qb6 - SI 8.14 - Zakhartsov Sicilian Defence - Najdorf Variation 6.h3 - SI 14.12 - A.Kuzmin Sicilian Defence - Dragon Variation 9.0-0-0 - SI 17.4 - Karolyi Sicilian Defence - Dragon Variation 9.Bc4 - SI 18.6 - A.Kuzmin Sicilian Defence - Richter-Rauzer Variation 7...a6 - SI 30.2 - Fogarasi Sicilian Defence - 2...Àc6 Other Lines - SI 32.16 - Grivas Sicilian Defence - Alapin Variation 4.g3 - SI 47.2 - De Dovitiis French Defence - Steinitz Variation 5.f4 - FR 4.4 - Matamoros Caro-Kann Defence - Classical Variation 4...Bf5 - CK 12.11 - Karolyi Ruy Lopez - Neo-Arkhangelsk 6...Bc5 - RL 12.6 - Flear Ruy Lopez - Closed Lines with 9.d4 - RL 20.11 - Van der Wiel Ruy Lopez - Chigorin Defence 9...Na5 - RL 24.16 - Beckhuis Scotch Game - Classical Variation 4...Bc5 - SO 5.5 - Tzermiadianos Various Openings - Budapest Gambit 3...Ng4 - VO 17.1-5 - Moskalenko Various Openings - Budapest Gambit 3...Ne4 - VO 17.6-11 - Moskalenko Slav Defence - Noteboom Variation 5...Bb4 - SL 6.15 - Van der Tak Slav Defence - Botvinnik Variation 16.Tb1 - SL 7.8 - Palliser Slav Defence - Meran Variation 8.Bd3 - SL 9.2 - Vladimirov Slav Defence - Meran Variation 8...Bd6 - SL 9.3/4 - Langeweg Slav Defence - Meran Variation - SL 9.7 - Lukacs/Hazai Slav Defence - Exchange Variation 5...Qb6 - SL 11.13 - Vilela Tarrasch Defence - Rubinstein Variation 6.g3 - TD 4.11 - Goossens/Olthof Queen’s Indian Defence - Nimzowitsch Variation 4...Ba6 - QI 14.7 - Anka Queen’s Indian Defence - Nimzowitsch Variation 4...Ba6 - QI 14.13 - Boersma Grünfeld Indian Defence - Exchange Variation 7.Be3 - GI 4.8 - Mchedlishvili Grünfeld Indian Defence - Exchange Variation 7.Bc4 - GI 5.1 - Fogarasi Grünfeld Indian Defence - Exchange Variation 7.Bc4 - GI 5.9 - Mikhalevski King's Indian Defence - Classical Main Line 9.Ne1 - KI 2.1 - Finkel Benoni Defence - The Bd3, h3 System; 9...a6 - BI 8.10 - Finkel Dutch Defence - Staunton Gambit 4.Bg5 - HD 11.5-11 - Lukacs/Hazai English Opening - Flohr/Mikenas Variation 3.e4 - EO 54.8 - Panczyk/Ilczuk