Secrets of Opening Surprises 7
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Secrets of Opening Surprises
Secrets of Opening Surprisesbrings 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.
009 1 Jeroen Bosch The SOS Files
018 2 John van der Wiel A Harmless Little Bishop Move
025 3 Jeroen Bosch Sicilian: the O'Kelly Variation
039 4 Glenn Flear Really Accepting the QGA
050 5 Friso Nijboer The Shirov Gambit versus the Philidor
057 6 Dorian Rogozenko Early Surprise in a Classical Nimzo
066 7 Adrian Mikhalchishin The Caro-Kann of Bukhuti Gurgenidze
070 8 Jeroen Bosch Bayonet Blow in the Bogo
076 9 Arthur Kogan Inspiration versus the Dragon
083 10 Jeroen Bosch Chasing the 'Trompowsky' Bishop
094 11 Dimitri Reinderman Edgy Knight against the Bird
103 12 Glenn Flear The Semi-Slav with 6.a3
116 13 Alexander Finkel Modern for Advanced Players
125 14 Jeroen Bosch Taimanov's Surprise Sac in the Kan
130 15 Adrian Mikhalchishin Anti-Grunfeld and Anti-Volga
134 16 Igor Glek & J.-O. Leconte French: the Gledhill Attack
138 17 Hikaru Nakamura Not Going for Scholar's Mate
143 18 Who is Who? Authors and their Subjects
"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