Yearbook 87: 33 Opening Surveys, Forum, Sosonko's Corner, Book reviews

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The Yearbook contains the latest news in chess openings. Each issue brings you dozens of new ideas on the cutting edge of modern chess theory.
Not only the latest fashions are covered, the Yearbook offers fresh insights in underrated gambits, rare continuations, and almost forgotten weapons as well.

Forum: Readers from all over the world join in discussions on previous surveys. Titled players, correspondence players and club players shed their light on opening developments and search for the truth together. With contributions by Viktor Moskalenko, Nenad Sulava, Atanas Kolev, Vladimir Okhotnik, Satea Husari and many others.
Sosonko's Corner: In a special, lengthy Corner edition, Genna Sosonko studies the late Bobby Fischer's legacy in the area of openings. Some of them are well-known, some are very surprising - and only Sosonko is able to collect so much inside information on the way his Soviet colleagues looked at the American/Icelandic legend's preparation!
Book Reviews: Glenn Flear sheds his light on Karsten Müller and Rainer Knaak's amusing '222 Opening Traps' (after 1.e4), discovering some new pitfalls and adding one he fell into himself!

Ilia Odessky's 'English Defence' Flear recommends mainly for its literary qualities, whereas a more 'serious', systematized and structured job has been done by David Vigorito in 'Play the Semi-Slav', a book that made the English grandmaster 'nod in agreement on more than one occasion.'

Flear compares the 4th book under scrutiny,' The Sämisch King's Indian Uncovered' by Alexander Cherniaev and Eduard Prokuronov, with other recent King's Indian books and commends this one especially because it is explanatory rather than 'Megabasy'.

33 Surveys
Sicilian Defence - Najdorf Variation 6.Bc4 - SI 13.10 - Morgado
Sicilian Defence - Najdorf Variation 6.Be3 - SI 14,8 - Anka
Sicilian Defence - Scheveningen Variation 6.g4 e5 - SI 20.1 - Langeweg
Sicilian Defence - Accelerated Dragon 10...a5 - SI 33.7 - Fogarasi
Sicilian Defence - Alapin Variation 2...Nf6 - SI 47.14 - Greenfeld
French Defence - Nimzowitsch Variation 3...Nc6 - FR 4.1 - Timoshenko
French Defence - MacCutcheon Variation 6.Bc1 - FR 5.3 - Finkel
French Defence - Tarrasch Variation 3...Nf6 - FR 17.5 - Tiviakov
Caro-Kann Defence - Advance Variation 4.h4 - CK 4.15 - Okhotnik
Alekhine Defence - 4...Nb6 Line - AL 9.7-10 - Karolyi
Petroff Defence - Nimzowitsch Variation 5.Nc3 - RG 3.5 - Lukacs/Hazai
Petroff Defence - Jaenisch Variation 3.Ne5 - RG 6.10 - Galkin
Ruy Lopez - Jaenisch Variation 4.d3 - RL 6.2 - A. Kuzmin
Ruy Lopez - Berlin Variation 5...a6 - RL 7.4 - Lukacs/Hazai
Ruy Lopez - Anti-Marshall 8.d4 - RL 17.2 - Panczyk/Ilczuk
Italian Game - Giuoco Piano 6.Bg5 - IG 2.1 - Da Costa/Olthof
Italian Game - Bishop’s Opening 5...a5 - IG 4.16 - Landa
King’s Pawn Openings - Two Knights’ Defence 10...Bc5 - KP 12.11 - Van der Tak
Various Openings - Marshall Opening 1...N f6, 2...d5 - VO 18.4 - Pliester
Queen’s Gambit Declined - Tartakower Variation 8.Qc2 - QO 7.5 - Palliser
Slav Defence - Exchange Variation 6...a6 - SL 2.1 - Andriasian
Slav Defence - Chameleon Variation 4...a6 - SL 3.1 - Finkel
Slav Defence - Botvinnik Variation 9.ef6 - SL 7.2 - Van der Tak
Nimzo-Indian Defence - Classical Variation 4...0-0 - NI 20.15 - A. Kuzmin
Nimzo-Indian Defence - Classical Variation 4...d5 - NI 23.4 - Boersma
Queen’s Indian Defence - Classical Variation 4...Bb7 - QI 8.5 - Tiviakov
Queen’s Indian Defence - Nimzowitsch Variation 4...Ba6 - QI 16.11 - Antic
Grünfeld Indian Defence - Stockholm Variation 5.Bg5 - GI 8.7 - Grivas
King's Indian Defence - Classical Main Line 9.b4 - KI 4.16 - Ikonnikov
King’s Indian Defence - Gligoric Variation 9.Bc1 - KI

More Information
Edition : Paperback
Publication date : January 29, 2008
Biography authors : 18.8 - Mchedlishvili
Benoni Defence - Four Pawns Attack 7.f4 - BI 7.9 - Moskalenko
English Opening - Four Knights Variation 4...Nd4 - EO 4.7 - Ca. Hansen
English Opening - Symmetrical Variation 4...e5 - EO 45.9 - Marin

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Number of pages : 250
Publisher : New in Chess
Weight : 474 gram