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New In Chess Yearbook, which appears four times a year, contains the latest news in chess openings. Each issue brings you dozens of new ideas on the cutting edge of modern chess opening theory. Have a look at what this issue has to offer.
This issue’s Forum Section features an article by René Olthof on the stunning piece sacrifice with which Fabiano Caruana took Maxime Vachier-Lagrave by surprise in the second leg of the Candidates Tournament. This is followed by some unique analysis material by Ganguly on a game he lost against Pavel Eljanov! Two other grandmasters, Mikheil Mchedlishvili and Max Warmerdam, also made a contribution, and you should certainly check out IJntze Hoekstra’s short but intriguing note to the book Side-Stepping Mainline Theory by Gerard Welling and Steve Giddins!
From Our Own Correspondent
Our GM correspondent Erwin l’Ami starts his column with a good equalizing method for Black in the Tarrasch and then presents a thorough analysis of a correspondence game with the Delayed Poisoned Pawn in the Najdorf. L’Ami has played the Black side of Kramnik’s QGD endgame and demonstrates that Black is OK here – which cannot be said of his two final subjects, the Poisoned Pawn line in the London System and the Winawer French with 7…0-0.
Part of Glenn Flear’s Reviews column is dedicated to modern media again. The 2-volume ebook The Modern French by Kryakvin is reviewed and compared to two other recent works on the French: Anish Giri’s awesome Lifetime repertoire course; The French Defense (for Chessable) and Pentala Harikrishna’s book Beat the French Defence with 3.Nc3. The Englishman also pays attention to Ilya Smirin’s book Sicilian Warfare – arguably more than just an opening book – and of course the latest masterpiece by Parimarjan Negi: Grandmaster repertoire: 1.e4 vs Minor Defences.
Sicilian Defence - Najdorf Variation 6.Be3 - Ganguly
Sicilian Defence - Scheveningen Variation 6.g3 - Mchedlishvili
Sicilian Defence - Rauzer Variation 7.Bb5 - Ganguly
Sicilian Defence - Four Knights Variation 6.Ndb5 - Vilela
Sicilian Defence - Four Knights Variation 6.Nxc6 - Stella
Sicilian Defence - Closed Variation 3.d4 - Bosch
French Defence - Exchange Variation 4.Nf3 - Lalic
French Defence - Tarrasch Variation 3...Nf6 - Moskalenko
Ruy Lopez - Berlin Defence 4.0 - 0 - Ponomariov
Ruy Lopez - Early Divergences after 3...a6 4.Ba4 - Ris
Ruy Lopez - Open Variation 9.Nbd2 - Talsma
Italian Game - Giuoco Piano 4.c3 - Flear
Italian Game - Early Divergences 3.Bc4 d6 - Sokolov
Scotch Opening - Four Knights Game 4.a4 - Bosch
Scotch Opening - Mieses Variation 4.Nf6 5.Nxc6 - K.Szabo
Various Openings - Nimzowitsch Defence 1...Nc6 2.d4 - Tzermiadianos
Slav Defence - Slow Slav - Panczyk and Ilczuk
Slav Defence - Semi - Slav: Meran 6.Qc2 - Olthof
Tarrasch Defence - Semi - Tarrasch 4.Nf3 d5 - Adams
Nimzo - Indian Defence - 4.Nf3 Line - Ikonnikov
Queen’s Indian Defence - Bogo - Indian 3.Bb4+ 4.Nbd2 - Timman
Grünfeld Indian Defence - 4.Bf4 Line - Lukacs and Hazai
King’s Indian Defence - Classical Main Line 7...Bg4 - Fogarasi
Queen’s Pawn Openings - Double Fianchetto 6.b3 - K.Szabo
English Opening - Symmetrical Variation 3.b3 - Cummings