Yearbook 85: 31 Opening Surveys, Forum, Sosonko's Corner & Book Reviews

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CHESS OPENING IDEAS – NOVELTIES – BOOK REVIEWS – THEORY – DISCUSSIONS – GAMBITS
New In Chess contains the latest news in chess openings. Each issue brings you dozens of new ideas on the cutting edge of modern chess theory.

Sosonko’s Corner
Starting with a striking confession by The Great Preparer Mikhail Botvinnik, Genna Sosonko investigates in this time’s Corner what a confrontation with a big novelty can do to a player. 

Book Reviews
Glenn Flear gives the stage to lady-writers Yelena Dembo and Jovanka Houska in his Reviews section. The two have delivered high-quality books on the Grünfeld and the Caro-Kann respectively. The same goes for Mihail Marin with ‘A Spanish Repertoire for Black’, which contains ‘world class analysis’, as Flear asserts. Karpov’s new work ‘How to Play the English Opening’ is a different story. It features interesting comments, but is less well structured and slightly dated. A better job is done by Reinaldo Vera in Flear’s view. ‘The Meran Semi-Slav’ has not only structure and topicality, but also ‘intelligent synthesis’ – just what should distinguish an opening book from the omnipresent databases.

31 Surveys
Sicilian Defence - Moscow Variation 3.Bb5 - SI 1.5 - Palliser
Sicilian Defence - Najdorf Variation 6.Be3 e5 7.Nb3 - SI 14.8 - Anka
Sicilian Defence - Dragon Variation 9.Bc4 - SI 18.6 - Olthof
Sicilian Defence - Rauzer Variation 6...Bd7 - SI 27.5 - Galkin
Sicilian Defence - Rauzer Variation 9.f4 - SI 28.3 - Karolyi
Sicilian Defence - Kan Variation 5...Ne7 - SI 42.1 - Mchedlishvili
Pirc Defence - Classical Variation 5.Be2 - PU 16.7 - Marin/Stoica
King’s Fianchetto - The 3.Nf3 Line - KF 9.7 - Vilela
Caro-Kann Defence - Various Systems - CK 1-5 - Soppe
Caro-Kann Defence - Panov Variation 6.c5 - CK 3.1 - Gavrilov
Scandinavian Defence - Main Line 4.Bc4, 5.d3 - SD 10.4 - Prié
Ruy Lopez - Chigorin Variation 9...Na5 - RL 23.11 - Grivas
Ruy Lopez - Riga Variation 5...Ne4 6.d4 ed4 - RL 27.4 - Boll/Talsma
Scotch Game - Classical Variation 4...Bc5 - SO 5.13 - Lukacs/Hazai
Italian Game - Bishop’s Opening 2.Bc4 - IG 4.16 - Vladimirov
Slav Defence - Chebanenko Variation 4...a6 - SL 3.1 - Bologan
Slav Defence - Alapin Variation 5.a4 Bf5 - SL 4.5 - Mchedlishvili
Slav Defence - Anti-Moscow Gambit 5...h6 - SL 6.6 - A. Kuzmin
Slav Defence - Anti-Moscow Gambit 5...h6 - SL 6.6 - Boersma
Nimzo-Indian Defence - Ragozin Variation 6.Bg5 - NI 27.2 - Morgado/Alvarez
Nimzo-Indian Defence - 4.f3 - NI 30.1 - Moskalenko
Queen’s Indian Defence - Nimzowitsch Variation 4...Ba6 - QI 14.7 - A. Kuzmin
Grünfeld Indian Defence - 4.h4 Line - GI 3.1 - Cebalo
Grünfeld Indian Defence - Exchange Variation 7.Bg5 - GI 4.1 - Fogarasi
Grünfeld Indian Defence - Exchange Variation 7.Bc4 - GI 5.8 - Mikhalevski
Grünfeld Indian Defence - Russian Variation 5.©b3 - GI 10.2 - Van der Tak
King's Indian Defence - Classical Main Line 9.Nd2 - KI 2.1 - Ikonnikov
King’s Indian Defence - Four Pawns Attack 6...Na6 - KI 55.9 - Moskalenko
Benoni Defence - Volga-Benko Gambit 3...b5 - BI 28.6 - Finkel
Old-Indian Defence - Anti-Volga System 4.Bg5 - OI 15.6 - Fogarasi
Dutch Defence - Early Divergences 2.g4, 2.e4, 2.Nc3 - HD 11.9 - Grivas

Carsten Hansen, Chesscafe February 2008:
"The Forum section, where anyone can write in with items of interest, offers some exceptional contributions (...) Glenn Flear's book reviews are one of the first things I turn to; they always make for great reading (...) Ambitious tournament players and keen enthousiasts will find it an excellent source of study material." 


More Information
Edition : Paperback
Publication date : June 6, 2007
Number of pages : 248
Publisher : New in Chess
Weight : 474 gram
ISBN : 9789056912345