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The Forum Section has interesting contributions by well-known players like Sarunas Sulskis, Dejan Antic, Viacheslav Zakhartsov, and more.
In his Opening Takes, Joel Benjamin waves goodbye to Judit Polgar, who has quit chess, and takes a close look at her sharp opening repertoire.
In Kuzmin’s Harvest, Alexey Kuzmin takes a ‘literary’ look at important opening developments at the Sinquefield Cup and the Bilbao Masters.
We offer a preview of Alexey Bezgodov’s new book on a surprising opening weapon for Black: The Liberated Bishop Defence. A universal weapon for club players and beyond!
Glenn Flear reviews:
-- 'The Sicilian Sveshnikov' by Vassilios Kotronias
-- 'Bologan’s Black Weapons in the Open Games'
-- Alexey Dreev’s 'The Cozio Defence'
-- 'The Modern Bogo' by Dejan Antic and Brainimir Maksimovic.
Sicilian Defence - Najdorf Variation 7...b5 - SI 7.1-9 - Olthof
Sicilian Defence - Anti-Sveshnikov 3.Nc3 - SI 32.16 - Ikonnikov
Caro-Kann - Advance Variation 8...g5 - CK 4.10 - Illingworth
Scandinavian Defence - Tiviakov Variation 3...Qd6 - SD 8.9 - Bosch
Alekhine Defence - Miles Variation 5...c6 - AL 10.2 - Bosch
Petroff Defence - Nimzowitsch Variation 5.Nc3 - RG 3.5 - Fogarasi
Ruy Lopez - Berlin Defence 9.h3 - RL 7.4 - A. Kuzmin
Ruy Lopez - Berlin Defence 5.Re1 - RL 7.4 - Flear
Ruy Lopez - New Arkhangelsk Variation 6...Bc5 - RL 12.6 - Van de Oudeweetering
Scotch Opening - Classical Variation 6/7.Qe2 - SO 5.8 - Karolyi
Queen’s Gambit Declined - The 4...Nbd7 Complex - QO 16.14 - Bosch
Slav Defence - Early Divergences 4.g3 - SL 1.4 - Matamoros
Slav Defence - Alapin Variation 5...Bf5 - SL 5.6 - De Dovitiis
Slav Defence - Exchange Variation 5.Bf4 - SL 11.4 - Panczyk/Ilczuk
Tarrasch Defence - Semi-Tarrasch 4...c5 - TD 1.7 - Antic
Queen’s Gambit Accepted - Central Variation 3.e4 - QG 4.3 - I. Almasi
Queen’s Gambit Accepted - Alekhine Variation 4...Bg4 - QG 5.9 - Gonda
Nimzo-Indian Defence - Ragozin Variation 8.dxc5 - NI 27.9 - Peralta
Nimzo-Indian Defence - 4.Nf3 Line - NI 28.2 - Panczyk/Ilczuk
Queen’s Indian Defence - Bogo-Indian: 4.Bd2 Qe7 Line - QI 1.7 - Gupta
Queen’s Indian Defence - Nimzowitsch Variation 4...Ba6 - QI 16.4 + 6 - Adorjan
Grünfeld Indian Defence - Anti-Grünfeld 3.f3 - GI 1.1 - Rodi
King’s Indian Defence - Anti-Grünfeld 3.f3 - KI 81.2 - Kaufman
Benoni Defence - Blumenfeld Gambit 5.e4 - BI 3.7 - Tay/Kislik
Queen’s Pawn Openings - 3.g3 Line - QP 6.10 - Finkel
Réti Opening - Reversed Grünfeld 4.c3 - RE 21.1 - Kidambi
With more than 75 practical opening exercises to test your understanding