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The Forum Section is especially rich in this issue, with sharp reactions to previous Surveys and great new contributions by players like Zaven Andriasyan, Viktor Moskalenko, Vladimir Zakhartsov, Bogdan Lalic, Luis Rodi – and many more.
In Kuzmin’s Harvest, Alexey Kuzmin gives his expert views on the recent Sinquefield Cup. Joel Benjamin compares the many popular Grünfeld sidelines in Benjamin’s Opening Takes.
This time’s preview is of the surprising new book A Vigorous Chess Opening Repertoire by Or Cohen. This Israeli FM has built his own black repertoire around the Petroff Defence and shows with many attractive ideas that this opening is not as boring as many chess players think!
Glenn Flear reviews Sergey Kasparov’s Steamrolling the Sicilian, John Shaw’s The King’s Gambit, The Complete Queen’s Gambit Vol.1 by Alexei Kornev and Richard Pert’s Playing the Trompowsky.
Sicilian Defence - Najdorf Variation 6.Be3 e5 - SI 14.8 - Rodi
Sicilian Defence - Najdorf Variation 6.Be3 e6 - SI 19.16 - Cabrera Pino
Sicilian Defence - Rauzer Variation 7...a6 - SI 29.2 - Obodchuk
Sicilian Defence - Sveshnikov Variation 11.ef5 - SI 38.16 - Adorjan
French Defence - Steinitz Variation 5.f4 - FR 4.4 - Antic
Caro-Kann Defence - Classical Variation 6.N1e2/h3 - CK 10.3/4 - S. Kasparov
Ruy Lopez - Bird Variation 6.b4 - RL 5.6 - Panczyk/Ilczuk
Ruy Lopez - Berlin Defence with 4.d3 - RL 7.1 - Marin
Ruy Lopez - Exchange Variation 5.Nc3 - RL 8.3 - De Dovitiis
Ruy Lopez - Marshall Variation 15.Re4 - RL 17.6 - Van der Tak
Queen’s Gambit Declined - Blackburne Variation 5.Bf4 - QO 1.2 - Flear
Slav Defence/Réti Opening - Slow Slav 4.e3/1...d5 2.c4 c6 - SL 11.11/RE 6.2 - Karolyi
Slav Defence - Exchange Variation 5.Bf4 - SL 11.14 - Panczyk/Ilczuk
Queen’s Gambit Accepted - 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Na3 - QG 5.11 - Grivas
Nimzo-Indian Defence - Vienna Variation 6...h6 - NI 27.13 - Ninov
Grünfeld Indian Defence - Exchange Variation 5.Bd2 - GI 3.2 - A. Kuzmin
Grünfeld Indian Defence - Exchange Variation 7.Bc4 - GI 5.7 - Olthof
Queen’s Pawn Openings - The Malinoise Defence 3...b5 - QP 6.1 - Ikonnikov
Queen’s Pawn Openings - Trompowsky Opening 2...d5 - QP 7.10 - Bosch
Dutch Defence - Leningrad Variation 7...Qe8 - HD 6.11 - I. Almasi
Dutch Defence - 1.Nf3 f5 2.d3 - HD 13.6 - Andriasyan
English Opening - Reversed Sicilian 4.e3 - EO 5.8 - Lemos Sarro
English Opening - Reversed Sicilian 5...d5 - EO 20.8 - Finkel
English Opening - Symmetrical Variation 4...g6 - EO 34.3 - Vilela
English Opening - Anti-Grünfeld Line 5.Qb3 - EO 52.9 - Fogarasi
With more than 75 practical opening exercises to test your understanding
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