Yearbook 70 hardcover: Peter Svidler's alternative to a macho Caro-Kann line

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NIC Forum
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.

Sosonko's Corner
The game Smeets-Pavasovic from the Grandmaster C Group of the 2004 CORUS Chess Tournament brought Sosonko back to his childhood days in Leningrad. The teachers at the Pioneer Palace there would never have approved of the moves these young grandmasters were playing: g2-g4 for White and especially Bf8-d6, putting the bishop in front of the queen's pawn. Sosonko calls it Fidel's Attack. Read why!

Book Review
The publication of the third edition of John Watson's classic 'Play the French' and a trilogy on the same opening by Lev Psakhis, whose books are always worth a detour, are an excellent starting point for Glenn Flear to dedicate his review column to. And Sakaev's Queen's Gambit Accepted monograph is the ideal finale. According to Flear it is an ideal practical book for those wanting to learn about this opening. Quality comes at a price!

33 NIC Surveys Yearbook 70
Sicilian: Najdorf Variation 6.Bg5, by Van der Tak
Sicilian: Najdorf Variation 6.Bg5, by Karolyi
Sicilian: Najdorf Variation 6.Bc4, by Golubev
Sicilian: Velimirovic Attack 8.Qe2, by Bosch
Sicilian: Alapin Variation 2.c3 e6, by Tzermiadianos
Pirc: Austrian Attack 4.f4, by Van der Weide
King’s Fianchetto: 3.Nf3, by Fogarasi
French: Steinitz Variation 4.e5, by Fogarasi
French: MacCutcheon Variation 4...Bb4, by Glek
French: Winawer Variation 7.Qg4 0-0, by Almasi
Caro-Kann: Advance Variation 4.Be3, by Bosch
Scandinavian: Gubnitsky-Pytel Variation 3...Qd6, by Karolyi
Ruy Lopez: Neo-Steinitz Variation 5...Bg4, by Van der Tak
Ruy Lopez: Neo-Arkhangelsk Variation 6...Bc5, by Inarkiev
Ruy Lopez: Anti-Marshall Variation 8.h3, by Lukacs/Hazai
Italian: Evans Gambit 4.b4, by De Zeeuw
Scotch: Steinitz Variation 4....Qh4, by Pliester
Two Knights: Traxler Gambit 5.Nf7, by Pastore/Montcaubeig/Da Costa jr
English Defence: 1...e6 and 2...b6, by Van der Stricht
Budapest Gambit: Fajarowicz Gambit 3...Ne4, by Gutman
Queen’s Gambit Declined: Blackburne Variation 5.Bf4, by Ilic
Slav: Exchange Variation 6...a6, by Langeweg
Slav: Botvinnik Variation 12...Qc7, by Shabalov
Queen’s Gambit Accepted: Two Knights Variation 4...c5, by Karolyi
Catalan: Open Variation 6...dc4, by Vladimirov
Nimzo-Indian: Rubinstein Variation 8...Ba5, by Lukacs/Hazai
Nimzo-Indian: Classical Variation 4.Qc2, by Stohl
Queen’s Indian: Nimzowitsch Variation 5.Qa4, by Timoshenko
King’s Indian: Fianchetto Variation 8.Qd3, by Lukacs/Hazai
Dutch: Leningrad Variation 7...Nc6, by Jensen
English: Symmetrical Variation 4.e4, by Vilela
English: Anti-Grünfeld Variation 4.Qa4, by Fogarasi
Réti: A White Benoni 8...d4, by Panczyk/Ilczuk

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Edition : Hardcover
Publication date : March 9, 2004
Number of pages : 248
Publisher : New in Chess
Weight : 612 gram
ISBN : 9789056911195