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Secrets of Opening Surprises

144 pages, paperback, New in Chess, 1. edition 2011.

From the Series »Secrets of Opening Surprises«

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Ab diesem Band 13 erscheinen die Titel nur noch in englischer Sprache! Letzte Ausgabe der deutschen Reihe "Schach ohne Scheuklappen" war der Band 12 (-> Artikelnummer LOBOSSOS12).

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 240 g
Width 15 cm
Height 21 cm
Pages 144
ISBN-13 9789056913410
Year of Publication 2011
Binding paperback

008 1) Jeroen Bosch - The SOS Files

019 2) Arthur Kogan - Sicilian Najdorf: the Czebe Attack

026 3) Jeroen Bosch - The North Sea Defence

035 4) Simon Williams - The Williams Anti-Grünfeld Variation

048 5) Konstantin Landa - The Scotch Game: Carlsen Leads the Way

055 6) Jeroen Bosch - The Budapest Gambit Delayed

061 7) Alexander Finkel - French Defence: Obtaining Two Bishops

071 8) Glenn Flear - Grabbing a Pawn in the Réti/Catalan

077 9) Dimitri Reinderman - Sicilian: Karma Chameleon

084 10) Jeroen Bosch - The Centre Game in Viking Spirit

093 11) Efstratios Grivas - Slav: The Easy Way

105 12) Adrian Mikhalchishin - Spanish: Kortchnoi's Idea in the Central Attack

110 13) Dimitri Reinderman - Panic in the London

117 14) Alexander Finkel - Pirc Defence - Taking off the Gloves

124 15) Jeroen Bosch - New Recipe in Old Indian

130 16) John van der Wiel - Sicilian Mission: To Boldly Go...

140 17) Ian Rogers - Surprising Sacrifice in the Giuoco Piano

"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