Yearbook 59: The 19th Century Today

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The 19th Century Today

If you believe 19th century openings are history, we got news for you. They are very much alive and surround us more than ever before.
The voices of the past have a familiar ring to today's masters and grandmasters, and they often use them to their advantage.

THE URUSOV GAMBIT
In the 19th century, Sergey Semenyenovich Urusov (1827-1897) introduced the gambit opening 1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nf6 3.d4 ed4 4.Nf3 Ne4 5.Qd4. Opening Theory is still not finished with this.

LA GRANDE VARIANTE
Many variations of the Open Ruy Lopez have come and gone. La Grande Variante has stood its ground since the 19th century. Its mysteries are still unsolved, but we are getting closer.

STEINITZ VARIATION
How much space would Wilhelm Steinitz have needed to analyse his favourite move 4...Qh4 in the 19th century? Today, theoretician Lev Gutman requires no fewer than 272 packed pages.

38 NIC Surveys Yearbook 59

  • Sicilian Defence: Polugaevsky Variation 10.ef6 by Karolyi
  • Sicilian Defence: Najdorf Variation 6.Bc4 by Olthof
  • Sicilian Defence: Najdorf Variation 6.Be3 Ng4 by Ivanchuk, Tiviakov
  • Sicilian Defence: Najdorf Variation 6.Be3 e5 by Anand, Tiviakov
  • Sicilian Defence: Accelerated Dragon 5.c4 by Grischuk, Bosch
  • Sicilian Defence: Kan Variation 5.Bd3 g6 by Bosch
  • Pirc Defence: The 150 Attack 4.Be3 c6 5.h3 by Fogarasi
  • French Defence: Winawer Variation 6...Qc7 7.Qg4 f5 by Van der Tak
  • French Defence: Tarrasch Variation 3...Nf6 by M.Gurevich, Kuijf
  • Caro-Kann Defence: Exchange Variation 5...Qc7; 5...e5 by Afek
  • Caro-Kann Defence: Advance Variation 3...c5 4.dc5 e6 by Kramnik, Bosch
  • Caro-Kann Defence: A Modern Defence Hybrid 3...g6 by Van der Wiel
  • Petroff Defence: Marshall Variation 6.Bd3 Bd6 by Anand, Van de Mortel
  • Ruy Lopez Opening: Breyer Variation 9...Nb8 by Van der Sterren
  • Ruy Lopez Opening: Open Variation 9.Nbd2 by Karolyi
  • Ruy Lopez Opening: Open Variation 9.c3 by Karolyi, Van der Tak
  • Kings Pawn Opening: Urusov Gambit 2.Bc4 Nf6 3.d4 by Van der Tak
  • Scotch Opening: Steinitz Variation 4...Qh4 by Olthof
  • Scotch Opening: Miles Variation 4...Bb4 5.c3 Bc5 by Van der Tak
  • Modern Defence: The Chaos Counter-Attack 5...f5 by Appleberry, Okhotnik
  • Queens Gambit Declined: Blackburne Variation 10.0-0-0 by Karolyi
  • Queens Gambit Declined: Exchange Variation 10...g6 11.Rb1 Nh5 by Llanos, Soppe
  • Slav Defence: Chebanenko Variation 5.a4 by Rogozenko
  • Slav Defence: Alatortsev Variation 5...c5 by Morozevich, Van de Mortel
  • Slav Defence: The Semi-Slav 6.a4 by Lalic, Kuijf
  • Slav Defence: Anti-Moscow Gambit 6.Bh4 by Vilela
  • Slav Defence: Chebanenko Variation 5.Qc2 by Dautov
  • Tarrasch Defence: Rubinstein Variation 6.g3 by Bosch
  • Tarrasch Defence: Rubinstein Variation 6.g3 by Bosch
  • Queens Gambit Accepted: Central Variation 5...Nc6 by Karolyi
  • Catalan Opening: Closed Variation 9...Ba6 by Raetsky, Chetverik
  • Queens Indian Defence: Petrosian Variation 7.Qa4 Qd7 by Karpov, Van der Sterren
  • Queens Indian Defence: Petrosian Variation 4...Ba6 5.Qc2 by Agdestein, Van de Mortel
  • Grnfeld Indian Defence: Russian Variation 7...Nc6 by Karolyi
  • Kings Indian Defence: Bayonet Attack 10.Re1 by Hazai, Lukacs
  • Kings Indian Defence: Rumanian Variation 9.g4 by Gallagher, Pliester
  • Kings Indian Defence: Averbakh Variation 6...c5 by Langeweg
  • Kings Indian Defence: Seirawans Favourite 5.Bd3 by Adla, Glavina

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    Edition : Paperback
    Publication date : June 10, 2001
    Number of pages : 240
    Publisher : New in Chess
    Weight : 474 gram
    ISBN : 905691085X