208 pages, paperback, Russel, 1. edition 2015
Original Opening Ideas: Sound – and Dangerous!
Opening Originals focuses on both sound and dangerous opening ideas that have escaped wide notice.
In some cases, they are artifacts of the past, too soon discarded and without good reason; in others, they are home-cooking, and may anticipate the future of theoretical developments.
In all cases, the author’s explanations are concept-based, and little memorization is required.
From the Foreword by Danish Grandmaster Lars Bo Hansen:
“Daniel Lowinger offers his readers a select menu of opening ideas from which you can pick and choose. Whether you are looking for new ideas to add to your repertoire in 1.e4, 1.d4 or 1.c4 openings; for White or for Black; sharp or quiet lines – this book has something for you!
“[He looks]into lines that are not the most common, backing his ideas with thorough research and independent analysis.&rdquo
American master Dan Lowinger is an active player, coach and teacher. He is the author of the highly acclaimed The 3...Qd8 Scandinavian .
005 Signs and Symbols
006 Foreword by Lars Bo Hansen
007 From the Author
Part I: Mrs. Majesty’s Magnificence
012 Chapter 1: Anti-Alapin
1.e4 c5 2.c3 Qa5!?
030 Chapter 2: Dutch Destroyer
1.d4 f5 2.Qd3!?
044 Chapter 3: Cutting-edge Caro
1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5 4.h4 h5 5.Bg5 Qb6 6.Bd3 Qxd4!?
054 Chapter 4: Confounding Kan 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cd 4.Nd4 a6 5.c4 Nf6 6.Nc3 Bb4 7.Qf3!?
Part II: Petite Path to Parity
069 Chapter 5: Forcing French
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7 5.e5 Nfd7 6.Bxe7 Qxe7 7.Nb5!?
079 Chapter 6: Senegalese Surprise
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.Bd3 c5 6.c3 b5!?
089 Chapter 7: Breyer Bruiser
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0– 0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 d6 8.c3 0– 0 9.h3 Nb8 10.d4 Nbd7 11.Nh4!?
097 Chapter 8: Attack the Accelerated
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6 5.Nc3 Bg7 6.Be3 Nf6 7.Nxc6!? bxc6 8.e5
109 Chapter 9: Quiet KID
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 0-0 6.Be2 e5 7.0-0 Nbd7!?
125 Chapter 10: Serene Scandinavian
1.e4 d5 2.ed Qxd5 3.Nf3!?
142 Chapter 11: Caro Cruncher
1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.dxc5 e6 5.a3!?
157 Chapter 12: Polish Punch 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.Bd3 c5 6.c3 Nc6 7.Ne2 a5!?
168 Chapter 13: Slow the Semi-Tarrasch
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 c5 7.a3
177 Chapter 14: Killing Quiet Play
1.c4 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.Nc3 0-0 5.e4 c5 6.Nge2 Nc6 7.d3 d6 8.0-0 a6 9.h3 Rb8 10.a4 Ne8 11.Be3 Bd7 12.d4 b6!?
187 Chapter 15: Donner’s Doozy
1.c4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 0-0 5.0-0 d6 6.Nc3 a6!?
203 Index of Variations
206 Player Index