Opening for White according to Anand 14: The Final volume of the Series

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You are holding in your hands the fourteenth (and final!) book of the series “Opening For White According to Anand: 1.e4”.

In the first part of this book we have analyzed the variation 6.Be3 Ng4. (..) In the second and main part of the book we have analyzed the line 6.Be3 e5. This is not just a single variation, but rather an entire complex of opening lines, whose theory is now so complicated, involving many different branches, that it resembles a separate opening.(..)

White is faced with an immediate choice: where to retreat his knight. The moves 7.Nf3 and 7.Nde2 are by no means harmless for Black, but nevertheless I would venture to recommend the traditionally main move 7.Nb3, with the already familiar plan of Qd2+f3+g4+0-0-0; in the first place, because I consider this to be White’s most principled approach, and secondly because the entire plan and all its nuances are already familiar to us from the previous books in this series."

Alexander Khalifman


Preface ...6

Part 1  Knight Variation
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be3 Ng4 7.Bg5

1   various; 7...h6 8.Bh4 various; 8...g5 9.Bg3 various; 9...Bg7 10.h3 Nf6  ...11
2   7...h6 8.Bh4 g5 9.Bg3 Bg7 10.h3 Ne5  ...26

Part 2  English Attack (6...e5)
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be3 e5 7.Nb3

3   without 7...Be6 ... 49
4   7...Be6 8.f3 without 8...h5, 8...Be7 and 8...Nbd7 ...64
5   7...Be6 8.f3 h5  ...78
6   7...Be6 8.f3 Be7  ...109
7   7...Be6 8.f3 Nbd7 9.Qd2 h6  ...137
8   7...Be6 8.f3 Nbd7 9.Qd2 without 9...h6 and 9...Be7  ...177
9   7...Be6 8.f3 Nbd7 9.Qd2 Be7 10.g4 without 10...0-0  ...214
10  7...Be6 8.f3 Nbd7 9.Qd2 Be7 10.g4 0-0 11.0-0-0 w/o 11...b5  ...232
11  7...Be6 8.f3 Nbd7 9.Qd2 Be7 10.g4 0-0 11.0-0-0 b5  ...247

Index of Variations ... 269

More Information
Edition : Paperback
Publication date : May 6, 2010
Number of pages : 272
Publisher : Chess Stars ltd.
Weight : 320 gram
ISBN : 9789548782913