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Art.-No.: LOBAKASCOR
Announcement for Sep 24, 2019

A Startling Chess Opening Repertoire

192 pages, paperback, Gambit, 1. edition 2019.

€19.95
Incl. 7% Tax, excl. Shipping Cost

Tired of being surprised in the opening? Horrified by studying many hours each week to keep on top of the latest developments in main-line openings? Then this is the book for you!

For here is a repertoire of opening lines based on 1 e4 that are slightly off the beaten track, but full of practical sting and cunning traps for unwary opponents. All are based on rapid, healthy development, central control and play against the enemy king. You go straight from the opening into a sharp, little-explored middlegame where you will be better prepared than your opponent.

This new edition brings the repertoire completely up to date. The basic choice of main lines is unchanged, but each move has been re-examined and new ideas from practice and analysis incorporated at every turn.

  • Teeming with dangerous new ideas never published anywhere else before

  • Makes use of the new generation of neural-network based engines inspired by AlphaZero

  • Updated by an openings expert and editor with a wealth of experience creating repertoires

  • Emphasis on lines that are hard to meet in practice with the clock ticking!

  • Future-proofed: recommendations against rare and untried ideas for Black

Chris Baker is an international master from England with a vast wealth of experience of chess at club and weekend tournament level. The first edition of A Startling Chess Opening Repertoire established his reputation as a writer and proved extremely popular, reprinting several times. Award-winning author Graham Burgess is a FIDE Master and a former champion of the Danish region of Funen. In 1994 he set a world record for marathon blitz chess playing.

Details
Language English
Author Baker, Chris
Burgess, Graham
Publisher Gambit
Edition 1.
Medium Book
Weight 480 g
Width 17.2 cm
Height 24.8 cm
Pages 192
ISBN-13 978-1-911465-32-4
Year of Publication 2019
Binding paperback
Contents

004 Introduction

005 Introduction to the First Edition

006 Symbols

007 1) Max Lange Attack

007 Part 1: Max Lange

014 Part 2: Anti-Max Lange

019 Part 3: Koltanowski Variation

023 2) Petroff Defence

033 3) Philidor Defence

047 4) Latvian Gambit

050 5) Sicilian Defence

050 Part 1: Rossolimo

079 Part 2: 2...d6 with 4 Qxd4

090 Part 3: 2...e6 3 Nc3

102 Part 4: Unusual 2nd Moves

108 6) French Defence

108 Part 1: Unusual Responses

114 Part 2: Ambitious Deviations

119 Part 3: Main Line

122 7) Caro-Kann Defence

122 Part 1: 3...g6

125 Part 2: 4...Nf6

133 Part 3: 4...Bf5

137 Part 4: 4...Nd7

142 8) Pirc Defence

142 Part 1: Austrian with 5...c5

143 Part 2: Austrian with 5...0-0

147 Part 3: Czech System

149 9) Modern Defence

160 10) Alekhine Defence

160 Part 1: 2...d5 3 e5

166 Part 2: Three and Four Knights

170 11) Scandinavian Defence

170 Part 1: 2...Qxd5

178 Part 2: 2...Nf6

182 12) Nimzowitsch Defence

187 13) Odds and Ends

187 Part 1: Elephant Gambit

188 Part 2: St George

190 Part 3: Owen’s Defence

191 Index of Variations

Extract

A Startling Chess Opening Repertoire

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