Yearbook 112: The Chess Player's Guide to Opening News

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Forum
The Forum Section has interesting contributions by well-known players like Karsten Müller, David Smerdon, Bogdan Lalic, Andras Adorjan and more.

 

Columns

In his Opening Takes, Joel Benjamin pays homage to the deceased grandmaster Dragoljub Velimirovic, who was feared for his ferocious attacks especially in sharp Sicilians.
In Kuzmin’s Harvest, Alexey Kuzmin gives an insider’s view of some unusual openings from the rapid and blitz World Championships in Dubai.

 

Preview

We offer a preview of the revolutionary opening book Bologan’s Black Weapons in the Open Games, where this top grandmaster presents in a unique way a fighting repertoire for black players in all 1.e4 e5 openings where White avoids the Ruy Lopez.

 

Reviews

Glenn Flear reviews The Leningrad Dutch (Malaniuk/Marusenko), The Most Flexible Sicilian by Delchev/Semkov, Neil McDonald’s The King’s Indian Attack move by move, and Dejan Bojkov’s Modernized: The King’s Indian Defense.

Surveys
Sicilian Defence - Scheveningen Variation 7/8...Qb6 - SI 22.2/23.1 - Adorjan
Sicilian Defence - Taimanov Variation 8...Be7 - SI 40.2 - K. Szabo
Pirc Defence - Austrian Attack 7.Qd4 - PU 11.8 - Stojanovic
French Defence - Early Divergences 2.b3 - FR 1.1 - Braga
French Defence - 3.Nc3 Other Lines - FR 4.2 - De Dovitiis
French Defence - Steinitz Variation 8...Qb6 - FR 4.4 - Moskalenko
French Defence - Winawer Variation 7.Bd3 - FR 11.3 - Karolyi
Petroff Defence - Steinitz Variation 5...Nd7 - RG 2.8 - Wolochowicz
Petroff Defence - Nimzowitsch Variation 5.Nc3 - RG 3.5 - De Dovitiis
Ruy Lopez - Moller Variation 5...Bc5 - RL 12.5 - Van der Tak
Ruy Lopez - The 6.d3-Line - RL 13.5 - A. Kuzmin
King’s Pawn Openings - Two Knights: Early Divergences 3.g3 - KP 7.2 - Tuncer
King’s Pawn Openings - Ponziani Opening 3.c3 - KP 8.8 - Bosch
Queen’s Gambit Declined - Cambridge Springs Variation 8.Õc1 - QO 15.7 - Panczyk/Ilczuk
Slav Defence - Chebanenko Variation 5.c5 - SL 3.1 - Prasanna
Slav Defence - 5.g3 Line - SL 6.2 - Peralta
Catalan Opening - Accepted 4...dc4 - CA 3.4 - Mchedlishvili/Janjgava
Nimzo-Indian Defence - Sämisch Variation 4.f3 - NI 18.8 - Rodi
Nimzo-Indian Defence - Ragozin Variation 4.Nf3 d5 - NI 27.2 - Smerdon
Nimzo-Indian Defence - Vienna Variation 4...dc4 - NI 27.14 - Karolyi
Nimzo-Indian Defence - 4.Nf3 Line - NI 28.2 - Lukacs/Hazai
Nimzo-Indian Defence - Kasparov Variation/4.Nf3 c5 5.g3 - NI 28.4 - Shah
Grünfeld Indian Defence - Exchange Variation 7.Be3 - GI 4.1 - Flear
King’s Indian Defence - Early Divergences 5.Nge2 - KI 31.6 - Ikonnikov
Benoni Defence - Blumenfeld Gambit 5.e4 - BI 3.7 - Tay/Kislik
Benoni Defence - Fianchetto Variation 7.g3 - BI 9.15-16 - Antic
Queen’s Pawn Opening - Trompowsky Attack 2...e6 - QP 7.8 - Fogarasi

English Opening - Symmetrical Variation 5.g3 - EO 38.15 - Finkel


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More Information
Edition : Paperback
Publication date : January 1, 2014
Number of pages : 256
Publisher : New in Chess
Weight : 474 gram
ISBN : 9789056915100