Letters from readers and contributors on the Botvinnik Variation of the Slav, the Marshall Variation in the Petroff, the King's Indian Four Pawns Attack, the Caro-Kann, the Keres Attack in the Sicilian, the Nimzo Indian, the 'Franco-Polish Gambit' and the Sicilian Scheveningen.
Sosonko celebrates the 50st birthday of Iosif Dorfman, an acknowledged master of the opening.
Glenn Flear reviews the latest repertoire books: Unusual Queens Gambit Declined (Ward); The Chigorin Defence (Bronznik); Meeting 1 e4 (Alexander Raetsky); Meeting 1.d4 (Aagaard & Lund); Opening for White according to Kramnik 1.Nf3 Volume 3 (Alexander Khalifman).
36 NIC Surveys Yearbook 63 Sicilian: Hungarian Variation 4.Qd4, by Van der SterrenSicilian: Najdorf Variation 6.Bc4 b5, by MikhalchishinSicilian: Dragon Variation 9.g4, by CeterasSicilian: English Attack 6.Be3, by Lukacs/HazaiSicilian: The Anti-Sveshnikov System 3...e5, by RogozenkoSicilian: Paulsen Variation 5.c4, by FogarasiSicilian: Alapin Variation 2...d5, by GavrilovPirc: Classical Variation 4.Nf3, by MarinKings Fianchetto: Gurgenidze Variation 3...c6 4.f4 d5, by AvrukhFrench: Burn Variation 4...de4, by SosonkoFrench: Winawer Variation 6...Qc7 7.Qg4 f6, by KarolyiFrench: Tarrasch Variation 3...Nf6, by TiviakovAlekhine: Modern Variation 4...g6, by Van der TakPetroff: Marshall Variation 6...Bd6, by MorgadoPetroff: Jaenisch Variation 6...Nc6, by PliesterRuy Lopez: Berlin Variation 3...Nf6, by Z.AlmasiRuy Lopez: Marshall Attack 8...d5, by Van der TakRuy Lopez: Marshall Attack 8...d5, by Van der TakRuy Lopez: Chigorin Variation 9...Na5, by KarolyiScotch: Classical Variation 4...Bc5, by Lukacs/HazaiPhilidor: The Original Philidor 3...f5, by Van der TakTwo Knights: Traxler Gambit 5.d4, by De ZeeuwOwens Defence: 3.Nc3, by GlekQueens Gambit Declined: Blackburne Variation 5.Bf4, by RustemovQueens Gambit Declined: Cambridge Springs Variation 7.cd5, by RogozenkoSlav: Krause Variation 6.Ne5, by FlearNimzo-Indian: A Nimzo-Queens Indian Hybrid 4.Nf3 b6, by PliesterBogo-Indian: 4.Bd2 Qe7, by BoersmaQueens Indian: Petrosian System 4.a3 c5, by CebaloGrnfeld Indian: 5.Bg5 dc4, by PavlovicKings Indian: Glek Variation 7...Na6, by GlekBenoni: The Modern Main Line 6.Nf3, by MarinOld Indian: Main Line 8.Rb1, by Adla/GlavinaQueens Pawn Opening: Colle Variation 3.e3, by LangewegEnglish: The Anti-Grnfeld Line 7.h4, by VilelaRti: Capablanca Variation 3...Bg4, by Langeweg
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