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The Italian Renaissance - II (pb)

264 pages, paperback, Quality, 1. edition 2020

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In this, the second book in his two-volume work, GM Martyn Kravtsiv shines the spotlight on the Italian Game (1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4). Most chess players learn the basics of this opening as beginners, yet it contains enough depth and complexity to provide the world’s best players with a rich and ever-evolving battleground.

Though written unmistakably from White’s perspective, this work takes a different approach from that of a typical repertoire book. Rather than filling valuable pages analysing rare, inferior and generally irrelevant options, the author delves deep into the most important main lines, explaining the key move-order details and providing White with a series of well-researched ideas which will force your opponents to solve difficult problems at the board.

Join The Italian Renaissance and create your own masterpieces!

Martyn Kravtsiv is a Ukrainian Grandmaster with a peak rating of 2685, with expert knowledge and experience of 1.e4.

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Weight 750 g
Manufacturer Quality
Medium Book
Year of Publication 2020
Author Martin Kravtsiv
Language English
Edition 1
ISBN-13 978-1784830991
Pages 264
Binding paperback

004 Key to Symbols used & Bibliography

005 Preface

007 Introduction

015 Part I: The ...d7-d5 Break

017 1 Introduction to 6...d5

033 2 8...a6

047 3 9.Nbd2 Kh8

061 4 8...a5

071 Part II: Lines with ...a7-a6

073 5 Introduction to 6...a6 7.a4 Ba7

091 6 9...h6 10.Bbd2 Re8

105 7 9...Ne7

129 8 9...Kh8

147 9 9...Be6 and 9...b5

165 10 Black delays ...Ba7

181 Part III: Lines with ...a7-a5

183 11 5...0– 0 6.0– 0 d6 7.Re1

211 Part IV: Early Deviations

213 12 3...g6 and Lines with ...Be7

239 13 3...Nf6 4.d3 h6

256 Variation Index