Yearbook 77: Van Wely - always LoekKing for the Ultimate Truth

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Readers from all over the world join in discussions of previous surveys. Both (grand)masters and club players shed their light on new opening developments and search together for the truth. With contributions by Ian Rogers, Dorian Rogozenko, Tibor Karolyi, Geert van der Stricht and many others.

Sosonko’s Corner
In this column, Genna Sosonko takes a look at yet another provocative theme in the opening: the ‘delayed’ advance of a pawn. In more lines than you would expect, this loss of a tempo that we might call the ‘Arabic’ method can be surprisingly effective, though the author admits that it ‘would have left the Stars of the Past utterly amazed!’. Except Philidor, of course, who already taught that ‘excellent pawn play is a key characteristic of true craftsmanship’. However it may be, he who uses the ‘step by step’ method certainly reveals a flexible and unorthodox look at the game.

Book Review
Non-theory openings are rapidly becoming theory. Glenn Flear investigates James Plaskett’s The Queen’s Bishop Attack Revealed and Richard Palliser’s Tango!. He read the QBA, despite some deficiencies, with a smile on his face and found Tango! to be ‘fairly objectively analysed’ and so these books may serve to popularise these still relatively unknown openings. Next, Flear compares Palliser’s The Modern Benoni with Endre Vegh’s Starting Out: Modern Benoni. He found quite a few differences but both books are equally useful for the stronger club player.
Our ever candid guest author Sergey Tiviakov is extremely enthusiastic about Dorian Rogozenko’s tome The Sveshnikov Revealed: ‘I believe all chess opening books should be like this (…) Go for it, boys and girls!’ What more encouragement do you need?

32 NIC Surveys Yearbook 77
Sicilian Defence: Najdorf Variation 7...Nbd7, by Olthof
Sicilian Defence: Najdorf Variation 6.Be3, by Hoeksema
Sicilian Defence: Dragon Variation 9.Bc4, by Anka
Sicilian Defence: Scheveningen Variation 6.Be2, by Fogarasi
Sicilian Defence: Rauzer Variation 10.e5, by Van der Wiel
Sicilian Defence: Rossolimo Variation 4...Qc7, by Greenfeld
French Defence: Advance Variation 3.e5, by Sveshnikov
Caro-Kann Defence: Panov Variation 5...Nc6, by Smeets
Caro-Kann Defence: Advance Variation 4.h4, by Anka
Scandinavian Defence: Main Line 5...Bf5, by Prié
Petroff Defence: Nimzowitsch Variation 5.Nc3, by A.Kuzmin
Ruy Lopez: Exchange Variation 5...Bg4, by Van der Tak
Ruy Lopez: Neo-Steinitz Variation 6...Nge7, by Karolyi
Ruy Lopez: Open Variation 9.Nbd2, by Grivas
King’s Pawn Opening: Elephant Gambit 2...d5, by Pliester
Two Knights Defence: Fritz Variation 5...Nd4, by Van der Tak
Queen’s Gambit: Declined Exchange Variation 4.cd5, by Bosch
Slav Defence: Meran Variation 7.g4, by Lukacs/Hazai
Tarrasch Defence: Rubinstein Variation 6.g3, by Vilela
Queen’s Gambit Accepted: Classical Variation 7.a4, by Yusupov
Nimzo-Indian Defence: Kmoch Variation 4.f3, by Cebalo
Nimzo-Indian Defence: Romanishin Variation 4.Nf3, by Langeweg
Bogo-Indian Defence: 4.Nbd2, by Boersma
Queen’s Indian Defence: Nimzowitsch Variation 4..Ba6, by Dautov
Grünfeld Indian Defence: Exchange Variation 7.Nf3, by Avrukh
Grünfeld Indian Defence: Exchange Variation 7.Nf3, by V.Mikhalevski
Grünfeld Indian Defence: Exchange Variation 7.Bc4, by Olthof
King’s Indian Defence: Bayonet Attack 9.b4, by Tzermiadianos/Kotronias
King’s Indian Defence: 5.Bd3, by Geo.Timoshenko
Benoni Defence: Volga Gambit 3...b5, by Fogarasi
Old Indian Defence: Delayed Benoni 7...e6, by Dautov
Queen’s Pawn Opening: Trompowsky Attack 2.Bg5, by Fogarasi

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Choose your edition : Paperback
Publication date : December 6, 2005
Number of pages : 248
Publisher : New in Chess
Weight : 474 gram
ISBN : 9789056911577
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