Our Price: € 28,95
Publisher: New In Chess, 2012
Edition: Paperback medium
ISBN: 978-90-5691-371-7Pages: 496Language: English
Eight years after his acclaimed "The Chess Advantage in Black and White", grandmaster Larry Kaufman is back with a completely new repertoire book, covering the entire scope of chess openings for both White and Black, in one tome.Using the latest versions of top engines like Komodo and Houdini, the former Senior World Champion and computer expert has refined his analysis of ready-to-go and easy-to-digest lines almost to perfection. His main new conviction is that 1.d4 gives White better chances of an advantage than 1.e4, and he has changed his recommendations accordingly. Larry Kaufman has based his repertoire on sound, practical lines that do not outdate rapidly and are suitable for masters while accessible for amateurs. He regularly and successfully uses the openings he recommends himself.The Kaufman Repertoire for Black and White contains many improvements on existing opening theory and offers a good balance between narrative and variations.Carsten Hansen, ChessCafe:"The amount of material is truly staggering (..) Kaufman focuses on what is important, without going into overwhelming detail, but to a greater degree than what you might expect for a book such as this."ChessExplained:"A very, very good book."GM Glenn Flear:"Kaufman isn't fobbing the public off with Mickey Mouse sidelines (..) He keeps things simple, but lucid (..) For training purposes, I have been hunting for something like this for a while. Thanks, Mr Kaufman, my search is over!"IM Arthur van de Oudeweetering, ChessVibes:"Occasionally produces a stunning novelty (..) Kaufman focuses on active, strategically sound variations (..) Pleasant to read and easy to handle (..) Extremely useful."Uwe Bekemann, German Federation for Correspondence Chess:"An ingeniously constructed book which provides a solid basic repertoire for both White and Black. Warmly recommended, also as a precept and a guide."