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Opening for White according to Kramnik

Save 15% on 1a + 1b Combined
by Alexander Khalifman

Opening for White according to Kramnik

Our Price: € 46,00 € 39,10

Publisher: Chess Stars, 2006
Edition: Paperback medium
Items: 2
Pages 1A: 308
Pages 1B: 288
Language: English

A combined offer of two highly acclaimed and complementary opening books by GM Khalifman.

Instead of 2 x € 23 = € 46  you pay only € 42.95 for more than 580(!) pages of up-to-date, high level and accessible opening instruction!

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Book 1A
A new and thorougly updated edition of a 2000 edition. Part 1A covers the Old Indian, Grünfeld Indian and King's Indian Defences (mainline but not 7...Nc6). Don't be mistaken: though the games start with 1.Nf3 in fact it covers the d2-d4 openings!
Alexander Khalifman is famous for his groundbreaking series "Opening for White According to Kramnik", and "Opening for Black According to Anand" which have set new standards for opening books.
Together with part 1A also part 1B has seen the light, covering the King's Indian Defence ("main mainline" with 7...Nc6).

About the concept of these series Khalifman writes: "It is not exactly a book about openings, at least not in the generally accepted fashion. It is not about the mve 1.Nf3 and not about the Reti opening at all. This book is about how to solve your problems in the opening once and for all with the help of Vladimir Kramnik un der my supervision...In fact this is a book about players who would like to play like Kramnik, but whose opponents are expected to be slightly weaker than Anand and Topalov..."  

Part 1. Old Indian Defence
1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 d6 3.d4

various; 3...Bf5
3...Bg4
3...Nbd7 4.Nc3 c6 5.e4 e5 6.Be2 Be7 7.0-0 Qc7; 7...a6; 7...0-0 8.Be3 without 8...a6
3...Nbd7 4.Nc3 c6 5.e4 e5 6.Be2 Be7 7.0-0 0-0 8.Be3 a6

Part 2. Anti-Grunfeld Variation
1.Nf3 Nf6  2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Qa4

4...c6; 4...Nc6
4...Bd7 5.Qb3 dXc4 6.Qxc4 without 6...a6
4...Bd7 5.Qb3 dXc4 6.Qxc4 a6

Part 3. King's Indian Defence
1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4

4...c5; 4...e5
4...0-0 5.d4 c6
4...d6 5.d4 various
4...d6 5.d4 0-0 6.Be2 a5; 6...c6; 6...Nbd7; 6...Nc6
4...d6 5.d4 0-0 6.Be2 c5
4...d6 5.d4 0-0 6.Be2 Bg4 7.Be3 without 7...Nfd7
4...d6 5.d4 0-0 6.Be2 Bg4 7.Be3 Nfd7
4...d6 5.d4 0-0 6.Be2 e5 7.0-0 various

Part 4. King's Indian Defence
1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.d4 0-0 6.Be2 e5 7.0-0Nbd7 8.Be3

Various; 8...a5; 8...h6
8...exd4
8...Re8
8...Qe7
8...Ng4
8...c6

Book 1B

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.d4 0-0 6.Be2 e5 7.0-0

Part 1. 7...exd4 8.Nxd4
1. various; 8...Re8 9.f3 without 9...c6 and 9...Nc6
8...Re8 9.f3 c6
8...Re8 9.f3 Nc6 10.Be3 without 10...Nh5
8...Re8 9.13 Nc6 10.Be3 Nh5

Part 2. 7...Na6 8.Be3
various; 8...h6; 8...Qe7
8...Qe8
8...c6
8...Ng4 9.Bg5 f6
8...Ng4 9.Bg5 Qe8

Part 3. 7...Nc6 8.d5 9e7 9.b4
various; 9...c6
9...Kh8
9...Nd7 10.Nd2 without 10...f5
9...Nd7 10.Nd2 f5
9...Ne8
9...a5 10.Ba3 without 10...axb4
9...a5 10.Ba3 axb4 il.Bxb4 without 11...Nd7
9...a5 10.Ba3 axb4 11.Bxb4 Nd7
9...Nh5 10.Re1 without 10...a5 and 10...f5
9...Nh5 10.Re1 a5 11.bxa5 Nf4; ll...f5;
11...Nxa5 12.Nd2 Nf4 13.Bf1 without 13...c5
9...Nh5 10.Re1 a5 11.bxa5 Rxa5 12.Nd2 Nf4 13.Bf1 c5
9...Nh5 10.Re1 f5 11.Ng5 Nf4
9...Nh5 10.Re1 f5 11.Ng5 Nf6

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