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Secrets of Opening Surprises 11

143 pages, paperback, New in Chess, 1. edition 2009.

From the Series »Secrets of Opening Surprises«

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Secrets of Opening Surprises brings you a wide variety of unusual opening ideas. They may seem outrageous at first sight, but have proven to be perfectly playable.

An SOS deviates very early from the regular lines in a mainstream opening, usually even before move six! That is why it is so easy to actually bring the variation on the board. You will baffle your opponent without having studied large quantities of stuffy theory.

Language English
Author Bosch, Jeroen
Publisher New in Chess
Series Secrets of Opening Surprises
Edition 1.
Medium Book
Weight 250 g
Width 15 cm
Height 21 cm
Pages 143
ISBN-13 9789056912734
Year of Publication 2009
Binding paperback

1 Jeroen Bosch - The SOS Files

2 Glenn Flear - Evans Above!

3 Jeroen Bosch - Murey's Advance Variation in the French

4 Stefan Löffler - A Trompowsky (K)nightmare

5 Alexander Finkel - A Non-Classic Way to Play the Classical Pirc

6 Dorian Rogozenco - Another Blumenfeld Surprise

7 Adrian Mikhalchishin - Combining the Spanish and the Scotch

8 Dimitri Reinderman - Dutch: the Hort-Antoshin Variation

9 Sergey Tiviakov - Sicilian Dragon: Avoiding the Main Line

10 Arthur Kogan - Edgy Knight in the Slav

11 Tibor Karolyi - Caro-Kann: the Karolyi Variation

12 Jeroen Bosch - QI Petrosian: Centralize Your Knight

13 Adrian Mikhalchishin - King's Fianchetto: Kasparov's Blitz Weapon

14 Alexander Finkel - Sicilian Motifs in the Trompowsky

15 Jeroen Bosch - Surprise in the Spanish Four Knights

16 Nikita Vitiugov - The Accelerated Ragozin

17 Jacob Aagaard - Nimzowitsch Opening: Exciting Symmetry

"For throwing your opponent off balance, it is hard to beat this series."

Bob Long, Chessco

"The variations can be exceedingly difficult if you are not prepared."

Carsten Hansen, ChessCafe

"The most entertaining of books about openings that I know of (...) I recommend SOS because it is so much fun, to be sure, but also for its practical utility."

IM John Watson, The Week in Chess

"These suggestions are very attractive to club players."

Joe Petrolito, Australian Chess

"No matter what you play, you will find something exciting here."


"A refreshing book, full of rare, uncommon but sound ideas that can spice up the opening repertoire of any tournament player."

The Washington Post

"You'll be glad you joined Bosch's bandwagon."

IM Jeremy Silman

"Tricky opening ideas, not much to learn, surprise value and lots of fun."

GM Glenn Flear

Secrets of Opening Surprises 11