Yearbook 116: Chess Opening News

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Forum

The Forum Section has interesting contributions by well-known players like Bogdan Lalic and Luis Rodi, as well as some surprising letters by other readers.

Columns
Joel Benjamin continues his new column Repertoire Building with Benjamin with a closer look at some unusual 2.Nf3 Sicilians, suitable for those who want to avoid the overly theoretical main lines.
In Kuzmin’s Harvest, Alexey Kuzmin investigates the opening repertoire of the new Chinese star Wei Yi.

Preview
This Yearbook has a preview of The Lazy Man's Sicilian, which is a new version of Valeri Bronznik’s appraised book Sizilianisch für Müssiggänger, updated and expanded by Steve Giddins.

Reviews
Glenn Flear reviews Opening Repertoire: The Caro-Kann by Jovanka Houska, Alexey Dreev’s book on the same opening called Attacking the Caro-Kann, and also Parimarjan Negi’s new work Grandmaster Repertoire: 1.e4 vs. the Sicilian 1, and finally Modernized: The Open Sicilian by Zhanibek Amanov & Kostya Kabutskiy.

Surveys

1.e4 openings
Sicilian Defence - Najdorf Variation 6.Qf3 - Fogarasi
Sicilian Defence - Najdorf Variation 6.h3 - Lukacs/Hazai
Sicilian Defence - Dragon Variation 9.0-0-0 - Van der Tak
Sicilian Defence - Taimanov Variation 6.Be3 - Tuncer
Sicilian Defence - Paulsen or Kan Variation 2...e6 and 4...a6 - Ninov
Pirc Defence - Austrian Attack 6.Bd3 - Szabo
Caro-Kann Defence - Advance Variation 4.Nf3 - Panczyk/Ilczuk
Ruy Lopez - Jaenisch Gambit 3...f5 - Rooze
Ruy Lopez - Berlin Defence 6.Ba4 - Gonda
Ruy Lopez - Berlin Defence 6.dxe5 - Skatchkov/Frolyanov
Ruy Lopez - Anti-Marshall 8.a4 - A.Kuzmin


1.d4 openings
Slav Defence - Slow Slav 4...a6 - Lukacs/Hazai
Slav Defence - SL Accepted: Other Moves 5...e6 - I.Almasi
Slav Defence - Anti-Moscow Variation 5...h6 - Marin/Stoica
Tarrasch Defence - Rubinstein Variation 6.g3 - Tay
Queen’s Gambit Accepted - Central Variation 3...b5 - Lalic
Queen’s Indian Defence - Black Knights Tango 2...Nc6 - De Dovitiis
Grünfeld Indian Defence - Anti-Grünfeld 3.f3 - Rodi
Grünfeld Indian Defence - Exchange Variation 7.Bc4 - Adorjan
King’s Indian Defence - Averbakh Variation 6.Be3 - Prasanna
King’s Indian Defence - Fianchetto Variation 5.e3 - Illingworth
Benoni Defence - Fianchetto Variation 3.g3 - Antic
Dutch Defence - Stonewall Variation 4.g3 - Ikonnikov


Other openings
English Opening - Reversed Sicilian 2.g3 - Bosch
English Opening - Symmetrical Variation 3.g3 - Gonda
English Opening - Symmetrical Variation 3.g3 - S.Kasparov
English Opening - Early Divergences 1...d5 - Immonen


Exercises
With more than 75 practical opening exercises to test your understanding

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More Information
Edition : Paperback
Publication date : January 1, 2015
Number of pages : 256
Publisher : New in Chess
Weight : 474 gram
ISBN : 9789056915889