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Publisher: New In Chess, 2008
Edition: Paperback medium
ISBN: 978-90-5691-238-3Pages: 250Language: English
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 Yearbook offers fresh insights in underrated gambits, rare continuations, and almost forgotten weapons as well.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 Viktor Moskalenko, Nenad Sulava, Atanas Kolev, Vladimir Okhotnik, Satea Husari and many others. Sosonko's Corner: In a special, lengthy Corner edition, Genna Sosonko studies the late Bobby Fischer's legacy in the area of openings. Some of them are well-known, some are very surprising - and only Sosonko is able to collect so much inside information on the way his Soviet colleagues looked at the American/Icelandic legend's preparation! Book Reviews: Glenn Flear sheds his light on Karsten Müller and Rainer Knaak's amusing '222 Opening Traps' (after 1.e4), discovering some new pitfalls and adding one he fell into himself! Ilia Odessky's 'English Defence' Flear recommends mainly for its literary qualities, whereas a more 'serious', systematized and structured job has been done by David Vigorito in 'Play the Semi-Slav', a book that made the English grandmaster 'nod in agreement on more than one occasion.' Flear compares the 4th book under scrutiny,' The Sämisch King's Indian Uncovered' by Alexander Cherniaev and Eduard Prokuronov, with other recent King's Indian books and commends this one especially because it is explanatory rather than 'Megabasy'.33 SurveysSicilian Defence - Najdorf Variation 6.Bc4 - SI 13.10 - MorgadoSicilian Defence - Najdorf Variation 6.Be3 - SI 14,8 - AnkaSicilian Defence - Scheveningen Variation 6.g4 e5 - SI 20.1 - LangewegSicilian Defence - Accelerated Dragon 10...a5 - SI 33.7 - FogarasiSicilian Defence - Alapin Variation 2...Nf6 - SI 47.14 - GreenfeldFrench Defence - Nimzowitsch Variation 3...Nc6 - FR 4.1 - TimoshenkoFrench Defence - MacCutcheon Variation 6.Bc1 - FR 5.3 - FinkelFrench Defence - Tarrasch Variation 3...Nf6 - FR 17.5 - TiviakovCaro-Kann Defence - Advance Variation 4.h4 - CK 4.15 - OkhotnikAlekhine Defence - 4...Nb6 Line - AL 9.7-10 - KarolyiPetroff Defence - Nimzowitsch Variation 5.Nc3 - RG 3.5 - Lukacs/HazaiPetroff Defence - Jaenisch Variation 3.Ne5 - RG 6.10 - GalkinRuy Lopez - Jaenisch Variation 4.d3 - RL 6.2 - A. KuzminRuy Lopez - Berlin Variation 5...a6 - RL 7.4 - Lukacs/HazaiRuy Lopez - Anti-Marshall 8.d4 - RL 17.2 - Panczyk/IlczukItalian Game - Giuoco Piano 6.Bg5 - IG 2.1 - Da Costa/OlthofItalian Game - Bishop’s Opening 5...a5 - IG 4.16 - LandaKing’s Pawn Openings - Two Knights’ Defence 10...Bc5 - KP 12.11 - Van der TakVarious Openings - Marshall Opening 1...N f6, 2...d5 - VO 18.4 - PliesterQueen’s Gambit Declined - Tartakower Variation 8.Qc2 - QO 7.5 - PalliserSlav Defence - Exchange Variation 6...a6 - SL 2.1 - AndriasianSlav Defence - Chameleon Variation 4...a6 - SL 3.1 - FinkelSlav Defence - Botvinnik Variation 9.ef6 - SL 7.2 - Van der TakNimzo-Indian Defence - Classical Variation 4...0-0 - NI 20.15 - A. KuzminNimzo-Indian Defence - Classical Variation 4...d5 - NI 23.4 - BoersmaQueen’s Indian Defence - Classical Variation 4...Bb7 - QI 8.5 - TiviakovQueen’s Indian Defence - Nimzowitsch Variation 4...Ba6 - QI 16.11 - AnticGrünfeld Indian Defence - Stockholm Variation 5.Bg5 - GI 8.7 - GrivasKing's Indian Defence - Classical Main Line 9.b4 - KI 4.16 - IkonnikovKing’s Indian Defence - Gligoric Variation 9.Bc1 - KI 18.8 - MchedlishviliBenoni Defence - Four Pawns Attack 7.f4 - BI 7.9 - MoskalenkoEnglish Opening - Four Knights Variation 4...Nd4 - EO 4.7 - Ca. HansenEnglish Opening - Symmetrical Variation 4...e5 - EO 45.9 - MarinIf you subscribe to the Yearbook you will:-- receive each issue -- every three months-- right after publication-- in the mail-- for a much lower price than buying single copies would cost you!Carsten Hansen, ChessCafe, July 2008:"There are so many ideas presented in the Surveys that it leaves you with excellent opportunities to find new surprise weapons or to update your existing repertoire. For the ambitious player and the chess enthousiast alike, the NIC Yearbook should be on your shopping list every three months."