Yearbook 117: Chess Opening News

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Forum

The Forum Section has a highly interesting discussion on the book The Lazy Man’s Sicilian with contributions by Ashot Nadanian and Dvoretsky. Other contributions by, among others, Bogdan Lalic and Viacheslav Zakhartsov.

Columns
Joel Benjamin continues his new column Repertoire Building with Benjamin writing about a consistent and non-labour-intensive approach to Sicilians with 2…Nc6.
In Kuzmin’s Harvest, Alexey Kuzmin takes a look at important opening developments in the World Cup in Baku.

Preview
This Yearbook has a preview of the new version of A Chess Opening Repertoire for Blitz and Rapid, written by the well-known grandmaster Evgeny Sveshnikov and his son Vladimir.

Reviews
Glenn Flear reviews Junior Tay’s The Old Indian: move by move, Simon Williams’ the killer Dutch, The Lazy Man’s Sicilian by Valeri Bronznik and Steve Giddins, and Boris Avrukh’s new Grandmaster Repertoire installment, no. 1A: 1.d4 – The Catalan.

Surveys

1.e4 openings
Sicilian Defence - Najdorf Variation 6.Bc4 - Almeida
Sicilian Defence - Najdorf Variation 6.h3 - Lukacs/Hazai
Sicilian Defence - Basman-Sale Variation 4...Bc5 - Sale
Sicilian Defence - Alapin Variation 2.c3 - Adorjan
French Defence - Steinitz Variation 9.dxc5 - Fogarasi
Scandinavian Defence - Portuguese Variation 2...Nf6, 3...Bg4 - Smerdon
Petroff Defence - 3.Ne5 Ne4 Line - Wolochowicz
Ruy Lopez - Exchange Variation 5...f6 - Kasparov
Ruy Lopez - Breyer Variation 9...Nb8 - Olthof
Italian Game - Max Lange Gambit 5.d4 - Karolyi
King’s Pawn Openings - Two Knights: 4.d4 complex - Flear
King’s Gambit - Modern Defence 3.Nf3 d5 - Van der Wiel

1.d4 openings
Queen’s Gambit Declined - Blackburne Variation 5.Bf4 - Ikonnikov
Slav Defence - Accepted: Other Moves 5...e6 - Almasi
Slav Defence - Marshall Gambit 4.e4 - Ninov
Catalan Opening - Accepted 4...dxc4 - Duda
Queen’s Indian Defence - Nimzowitsch Variation 4...Ba6 - Illingworth
Grünfeld Indian Defence - Anti-Grünfeld 3.f3 - Rodi
King’s Indian Defence - Classical Main Line 9...Nd7 - Szabo
King’s Indian Defence - Classical Main Line 9.b4 - Kuzmin

Others
English Opening - Symmetrical Variation 4.g3 - Matamoros/Stella
English Opening - Flohr-Mikenas Variation 3...d5 - Bosch
Réti Opening - Variation 1...d5 2.c4 e6 - De Dovitiis
Various Openings - Nimzowitsch/Larsen 1.b3 - Jobava

Exercises
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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 : 9789056915902