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The Elshad System

310 pages, paperback, Mongoose, 1. edition 2017.

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You have limited time to devote to chess study, and most of that goes to reviewing your openings to move 25, with all their sidelines. Sound familiar? Here’s a solution: surprise your opponent in the first four moves with The Elshad System!

In a groundbreaking survey of this emerging counterattack, FM Igor Nemtsev proposes a shocking approach to the closed openings featuring an early ... h7-h6 and ... g7-g5. Black’s king typically remains in the center, while the white monarch is subjected to a withering kingside offensive. Best of all, the “safe harbor” of general opening principles to meet your unconventional strategy is possibly the worst way for White to respond. Even grandmasters can fall victim to the Elshad, especially in blitz and rapid chess.

Faced with the novel challenges of The Elshad System, your opponent will have to rely on his own resources instead of cranking out deep theory. Avoid those symmetrical drawing variations from unambitious opponents playing White. Play the Elshad and experience once again what it’s like to play fresh, fighting chess!

A chess trainer in Russia for 25 years, FIDE Master Igor Nemtsev provides in-person and Internet instruction, including children’s classes and webinars.

Language English
Author Nemtsev, Igor
Publisher Mongoose
Edition 1.
Medium Book
Weight 360 g
Pages 310
ISBN-13 9781936277827
Year of Publication 2017
Binding paperback

005 Chess Mirrors Life, GM Igor Kovalenko

009 Some Explanations

010 A Note from the Editor

011 Preface

013 Introduction

019 Chapter 1 – Main Line: White Plays f2-f4

128 Chapter 2 – White Sets Up A Fortress with g2-g3 and Bg2

202 Chapter 3 – Classical Variation: White Plays Nf3, Be2, and 0-0

275 Chapter 4 – Shadow of the Dragon: White Castles Queenside

290 Chapter 5 – Miscellaneous Deviations for Both Sides

309 In Conclusion

310 About the Author

The Elshad System