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A Complete Guide to 1 e4 e5 Nf3 Nc6 Bc4


352 pages, paperback, Everyman, 1. edition 2019

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The Italian Game (sometimes referred to as the Giuoco Piano) is one of the oldest openings around, and also one of the first lines a player learns when he or she is introduced to chess. It leads to play that is easy to understand: both sides develop their pieces logically and begin attacks on the opposing kings. The Italian Game gives both White and Black the opportunity to play either aggressively and in gambit fashion, or in a restrained and positional manner. One of White's most exciting and attacking options is the legendary Evans Gambit, which has been brought back into the limelight in this modern era by such uncompromising players as World number one Garry Kasparov, Alexander Morozevich and England's Nigel Short.

In this book, openings expert Jan Pinski investigates the different strategies and tactics in the Italian Game and Evans Gambit. Using model games for both White and Black, Pinski provides crucial coverage of both the main lines and offbeat variations. This book arms the reader with enough knowledge to play the Italian Game and Evans Gambit with confidence.

Pinski delves into the secrets of the Four Knights for the first time in this other book, studying the strategic ideas for both white and black players. He covers both the fashionable main lines and the tricky sidelines, bringing the reader up to date with the expanding theory.

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Weight 520 g
Manufacturer Everyman
Width 15,2 cm
Height 22,7 cm
Medium Book
Year of Publication 2019
Author Jan Pinski
Language English
Edition 1
ISBN-13 978-1-78194-500-1
Pages 352
Binding paperback

Italian Game and Evans Gambit

Part One: Italian Game

005 1 Introduction and the Italian Four Knights

011 2 The First Steps in the Italian Game

023 3 The Möller Attack and the Classical Italian Game

040 4 The Italian Regretted: White plays 5 d3

Part Two: Evans Gambit

057 5 The Evans Gambit Declined

075 6 The Evans Gambit with 5...Be7

088 7 The Evans Gambit with 5...Bc5

103 8 The Evans Gambit Introducing 5...Ba5

120 9 The Evans Gambit: The Main Line with 5...Ba5

Part Three: Other Lines

140 10 The Hungarian Defence and Other Sidelines

159 Index of Complete Games

The Four Knights

004 Bibliography

005 Introduction

Part One: 4 Bb5: Spanish Four Knights

007 1 Spanish Four Knights with 4...Bb4

017 2 Spanish Four Knights with 4...Nd4

032 3 Spanish Four Knights: Sidelines

Part Two: 4 d4 exd4 5 Nxd4: Scotch Four Knights

040 4 Scotch Four Knights: The Main Line

059 5 Scotch Four Knights: Sidelines after 7...d5

072 6 Scotch Four Knights: Sidelines after 5 Nxd4

Part Three: Other Systems

086 7 4 d4 Bb4

102 8 The Belgrade Gambit

131 9 Glek System with 4...Bc5

146 10 Glek System with 4...d5

168 11 Glek System: Sidelines

181 12 Unusual Fourth Moves by White

190 Index of Complete Games

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