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101 CHESS OPENING SURPRISES (Graham Burgess)
128 pages (210 mm by 145 mm).
Most chess players are fed a set of dogmatic rules about how the opening must be played. The result: stereotyped, unimaginative play. The opening surprises in this book land like bombshells in the apparent calm of standard openings and disorientate your opponents as they grapple with original problems. This book is a treasure-trove of unusual ideas at an early stage of the opening, yet running against the grain of conventional play. Each idea has quick-strike potential and is supported by enough concrete analysis to enable you to try it with confidence.
101 CHESS OPENING TRAPS (Steve Giddins)
112 pages (210 mm by 145 mm).
The only thing more humiliating than losing a game quickly is to lose a game quickly to a known opening trap. On the other hand, the easy point scored by the trapper is a great confidence booster, and allows the winner a good rest before the next game in a competition.
AN EXPLOSIVE CHESS OPENING REPERTOIRE FOR BLACK (Jouni Yrjölä & Jussi Tella)
272 pages (210 mm by 145 mm).
This book equips the reader with everything he or she needs to know to play Black in a game of chess. Two experienced Finnish players have described an exciting repertoire based on the move 1...d6 in reply to whatever White's first move happens to be. Black's strategy is hypermodern and dynamic: White is encouraged to seize space, while Black develops his pieces rapidly and actively, waiting for the ideal moment to attack and destroy White's central bastions. The variations advocated have been proven in top-level play and have quick-strike potential if White is at all careless or imprecise. The repertoire is based around the Pirc Defence and the variations 1 d4 d6 2 c4 e5 and 1 d4 d6 2 Nf3 Bg4, which fit seamlessly together with 1...d6 systems against White's various flank openings.
THE GAMBIT GUIDE TO THE BENKO GAMBIT (Steffen Pedersen)
176 pages (210 mm by 145 mm).
The Benko Gambit has enormous appeal to those who like to take the initiative with the black pieces. Black boldly sacrifices a pawn in the opening, and in return gets a secure position, and attractive prospects both in the short term and in the long term. This book provides complete and even-handed coverage of this popular gambit, using the unique GAMBIT 'Quick Summaries' system, introducing the main themes and where appropriate suggesting a coherent repertoire of reliable lines.
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PLAY THE SICILIAN DRAGON (Edward Dearing)
256 pages (248 mm by 172 mm).
The Dragon variation is one of the key battlegrounds of modern chess, and a perennial favourite of ambitious chess-players of all standards. Black develops his pieces so as to maximize the strategic pluses granted him in the Open Sicilian. If White is to expose a defect in the Dragon, it must be by a direct attack, and this leads to ferocious battles, with White trying to checkmate the black king via the h-file, while Black seeks to gain counterplay down the c-file and on the long diagonal. In the Dragon, many Sicilian themes are seen in their clearest form, with the ...Rxc3 exchange sacrifice particularly important.
WIN WITH THE LONDON SYSTEM (Sverre Johnsen & Vlatko Kovacevic)
176 pages (248 mm by 172 mm).
The London System is a perennial favourite of club players, as it is a very sound and solid system with a real practical sting. The authors of this new book seek to maximize this sting in two principal ways. Firstly, by explaining in detail the typical plans for White, they help readers to make the most of their chances, whether they are based on a kingside attack, queenside penetration, central play, or transition to a favourable endgame.
"Nunn’s Chess Opening" = Eröffnungsenzyklopädie in Kurznotation!
Wohl fast das einzige Buch zur Wiener Partie, 144 Seiten