SOS - Secrets of Opening Surprises 6: Secrets of Opening Surprises
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The highly acclaimed SOS series provides intermediate chess players with perfectly playable, easily digestible opening ideas: deviations from main line opening theory in a very early stage of the game (usually before move six).
Anyone with a rudimentary knowledge of the chess opening will be able to apply these SOS-ideas in an actual game. There is no need to study large quantities of stuffy theory, but there is an almost immediate return on the investment of a limited amount of time.
Readers of SOS will baffle their opponents, gain crucial time, and stand a good chance to get an advantage in the game.
Jeroen Bosch - The SOS Files
Ian Rogers - Triple Trouble for the Grünfeld
Jeroen Bosch - Sicilian: the Aussie Attack
Erwin l’Ami No Panov - Play an Early Queen Move
Donaldson and Silman - 3.h4 in the Hyper-Accelerated Dragon
Arthur Kogan - The Tarzan Attack
Jeroen Bosch - Making Short Work of the Najdorf
Adrian Mikhalchishin - The Döry Defence
Glenn Flear - Bishops First Please!
Jeroen Bosch - The Chigorin Attack
Arthur Kogan - The Queen’s Grünfeld Line (Part I)
Arthur Kogan - The Queen’s Grünfeld Line (Part II)
Adrian Mikhalchishin - A Spanish SOS
Jeroen Bosch - The French Advance with 5…a6
Dorian Rogozenko - A Slav Surprise
Sergey Tiviakov - Scandinavian with 3...Qd6
John van der Wiel - Caro-Kann with a Slav Touch
Readers of this series can ignore large areas of the ever expanding chess opening theory.
They can concentrate on these surprising ideas, because SOS variations deviate very early from the regular lines in mainstream openings.
Ideal for players who don’t have enough time to keep abreast with main line theory.
Rick Kennedy, ChessVille:
"For anyone who wants off-beat but sound and energetic ideas to punch up their opening repertoire, SOS is a great tonic."
Paul Motwani, The Scotsman:
"Full of delightful twists which I look forward to trying out myself in future games."
Carsten Hansen, ChessCafe:
"The variations can be exceedingly difficult if you are not prepared."
IM Watson, The Week In Chess:
"The most entertaining of books about openings that I know of (...) I recommend SOS because it is so much fun, to be sure, but also for its practical utility."
Joe Petrolito, Australian Chess:
"These suggestions are very attractive to club players."
"No matter what you play, you will find something exciting here."
The Washington Post:
"A refreshing book, full of rare, uncommon but sound ideas that can spice up the opening repertoire of any tournament player."
IM Jeremy Silman:
"You’ll be glad you joined Bosch’s bandwagon."
GM Glenn Flear:
"Tricky opening ideas, not much to learn, surprise value and lots of fun."
Bob Long, Chessco:
"For throwing your opponent off balance, it is hard to beat this series."
"A sparkling star in the grey sky of theory."
|Publication date :||June 1, 2006|
|Number of pages :||144|
|Publisher :||New in Chess|
|Weight :||238 gram|