Currency:
Language:
Toggle Nav
Call +49 2501 9288 320

We are pleased to assist you!

Free Shipping

From within Germany from 50 €

Shopping Cart Shopping Cart
Article Number
LORIZMCORFW

Modern Chess Opening Repertoire for White

176 pages, paperback, Gambit, 1. edition 2021

€19.95
Incl. Tax, excl. Shipping Cost

James Rizzitano’s goal in this book is to provide you with a one-volume, theoretically sound, dynamic opening repertoire beginning with 1 e4.

Studying the choices of the current top players, he identifies these secrets of their success:

  • Play openings where you have a relatively safe king.

  • Take the bishop-pair in a semi-open position if it is offered to you.

  • Avoid creating unnecessary weaknesses in your own position.

  • Accept questionable gambits and material sacrifices.

  • Absorb any space advantage conceded by the opponent.

His choice of lines to recommend is based on these principles, and supported by detailed work with the current top computer engines. While serious work on chess openings confirms the basic truth that White can’t simply force a large advantage from the start position, we can greatly narrow Black’s path to safety, and tilt the practical struggle in our favour. To have a chance of half a point, our opponents will need to solve difficult tactical and strategic problems deep into the middlegame.

The main lines recommended are:

  • Giuoco Piano (via Bishop’s Opening move-order)

  • Modern Advance Caro-Kann

  • Tarrasch French

  • Rossolimo and Moscow Sicilians, and 2...e6 3 c3

  • Traditional main lines vs Scandinavian and Alekhine

  • Tricky piece-play options against the Pirc and Modern

International Master James Rizzitano dominated New England chess from 1976 to 1989, winning 157 of 336 events in which he competed. His career highlights include victories over Alburt, Benjamin, Benko, Christiansen, Dlugy, I.Gurevich, and Wolff. In more recent years Rizzitano made a return to competitive chess, and has written five books for Gambit, including How to Beat 1 d4 and Play the Najdorf Sicilian .

More Information
Weight 340 g
Manufacturer Gambit
Width 17,2 cm
Height 24,8 cm
Medium Book
Year of Publication 2021
Author James Rizzitano
Language English
Edition 1
ISBN-13 978-1-911465-74-4
Pages 176
Binding paperback

004 Symbols

004 Dedication

004 Acknowledgements

004 Bibliography

006 Introduction

009 1) Bishop’s Opening

016 2) Two Knights Pianissimo

021 3) Giuoco Pianissimo

029 4) Philidor Defence

037 5) French Defence

063 6) Sicilian Defence: Unusual 2nd Moves

072 7) Sicilian Defence: 2...e6 3 c3

093 8) Sicilian Defence: Rossolimo Variation

118 9) Sicilian Defence: Moscow Variation

128 10) Caro-Kann Defence

141 11) Pirc Defence

147 12) Modern Defence

150 13) Alekhine Defence

159 14) Scandinavian Defence

168 15) Nimzowitsch Defence

171 16) Queen’s Fianchetto Defences

174 Index of Variations

More from Gambit
  1. More from Gambit