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Modern Interpretation Two Classical Systems

384 pages, paperback, Everyman, 1. edition 2019

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Two great books from the Everyman Chess Library, The New Old Indian by Alexander Cherniaev and Eduard Prokuronov and The New Sicilian Dragon by Simon Williams, brought together in one volume.

The Old Indian Defence is considered to be a sound way for Black to meet 1 d4. Some might argue that it is steady rather than spectacular, but is this reputation totally deserved? Grandmaster Alexander Cherniaev strongly disagrees, and in this book he introduces ambitious and aggressive ways for Black to play in the main lines. He constructs an improved version of a repertoire he has himself utilized with great success against grandmaster opposition. Using illustrative games, he studies the fundamental tactical and positional ideas for both sides, and also covers what to do if White avoids the Old Indian. This book tells you everything you need to know about playing the New Old Indian.

Grandmaster and well-known Sicilian Dragon expert Simon Williams takes a totally fresh look at this famous opening. Concentrating on his favourite Dragadorf Variation, Williams constructs a cutting-edge repertoire for Black, one which is perfect for the modern Dragon player who wishes to cause his opponents maximum problems in the opening. Drawing upon his considerable experience and using illustrative games, Williams covers the key tactical and positional ideas for both players, and highlights crucial modern day themes such as the importance of move orders.

The Sicilian Dragon is a highly popular opening, ideal for players of all levels. It enjoys such a great appeal because it leads to fascinating and fun-to-play positions in which both players regularly attack each other's kings with a complete lack of inhibition.

More Information
Weight 550 g
Manufacturer Everyman
Width 15.2 cm
Height 22.7 cm
Medium Book
Year of Publication 2019
Author Simon WilliamsAlexander CherniaevEduard Prokuronov
Language English
Edition 1
ISBN-13 9781781945032
Pages 384
Binding paperback

The New Sicilian Dragon:

004 Bibliography

005 Introduction

015 1 The Main Line: An early Bc4

044 2 The Main Line: Queenside Castling with g4 and h4

070 3 The Main Line: Queenside Castling and a quick Bh6

05 4 The Main Line: Positional Tries and Early Deviations

114 5 The Accelerated Dragadorf

157 6 Classical Lines for White

191 7 Less Common Lines for White

220 Index of Variations

223 Index of Games

The New Old Indian:

004 Bibliography

005 Preface

Part I: The Old Indian

007 Gheorghiu's 4...e4

039 1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 d6 3 Nc3 e5 without 4 Nf3

072 Preventing e2-e4 with ...Bf5

Part II: Completing the Repertoire

108 2 Nf3 d6 without c4

130 White's Other Second Moves

159 Index of Variations

160 Index of Complete Games