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Secrets of Opening Preparation

277 pages, paperback, Olms, 1. edition 2007.

From the Series »Progress in Chess«

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The world's top trainer, Mark Dvoretsky, and one of his best-known pupils, grandmaster Artur Yusupov, present a five-volume series based on courses given to talented young players throughout the world. The books contain contributions by other leading trainers and grandmasters, as well as games by pupils who have attended the courses.

The second volume explains the basic principles of the opening, discusses how to build an opening repertoire and produce opening novelties, and explores the con­nection between the opening and the later stages - the middlegame and the endgame.

Language English
Author Dvoretsky, Mark
Yusupov, Artur
Publisher Olms
Series Progress in Chess
Edition 1.
Medium Book
Weight 700 g
Width 16.5 cm
Height 24 cm
Pages 277
ISBN-13 9783283005160
Year of Publication 2007
Binding paperback

006 Introduction (Mark Dvoretsky)

Part I

009 General Principles of Opening Play (Artur Yusupov)

030 Logic in the Opening (Mark Dvoretsky)

045 Surprises in the Opening (Artur Yusupov)

062 The creative Solving of irrational Problems in the Opening (Sergei Dolmatov)

084 A practical Exercise (Mark Dvoretsky)

Part II

095 The Development of an Opening Repertoire (Mark Dvoretsky)

126 The King's Indian Attack, from White's Point of View (Mark Dvoretsky)

156 Preparing for a Game (Artur Yusupov)

170 You Are Right, Monsieur La Bourdonnais! (Yuri Razuvaev)

Part III

181 How do Opening Novelties originate? (Boris Zlotnik)

192 The Move ...g7-g5 in the French Defence (Alexei Kosikov)

202 Opening Research (Vladimir Vulfson)

Part IV

211 Middlegame Problems (Mark Dvoretsky)

224 The Connection of the Opening with the Endgame

234 In the Footsteps of one Game (Mark Dvoretsky)

Part V

255 Games by Pupils of the School (Artur Yusupov)

274 Index of Players

277 Index of Openings

Secrets of Opening Preparation