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Publisher: New In Chess, 2004 Edition: Paperback medium ISBN: 90-5691-121-X Pages: 248 Surveys: 33 Language: English
NIC Forum Readers from all over the world join in discussions of previous surveys. Both (grand)masters and club players shed their light on new opening developments and search together for the truth. With contributions by John Watson, Jacob Aagaard, and many others.
Sosonko's Corner Yasser Seirawan believes 1.e4 is 'obviously the most aggressive move', but Evgeny Sveshnikov takes it a step further. He is a man of strong opinions and labels 1.e4 as 'the strongest opening move for White beyond any doubt. Sosonko describes in which of three categories (correct, semi-coorect and incorrect) young Garry Kasparov classified all openings after 1.e4 and explains why Sveshnikov stopped playing the Sveshnikov Variation. In reply to a fashionable way to circumvent his latest love (4...e5!) Sveshnikov has developed a new gambit. Read all about it.
Book Review The word 'repertoire' is widely used, but not always explained. So for that matter is the term 'World Champion', but that's another story. In his column Glenn Flear reviews Khalifman's two books on the repertoire of Vishy Anand (1.e4) and gives it 'thumbs up'. He asked a GM-friend to have a look at them and give his opinion. His reaction: 'I don't buy chess books any more, but I'll make an exception for these two! Plus Konstantin Sakaev's book on How to Get the Edge Against the Gruenfeld.
33 NIC Surveys Yearbook 71 Sicilian Defence: Najdorf Variation 6.Bg5, by Van der Tak Sicilian Defence: Najdorf Variation 6.Be3 e5, by Lukacs/Hazai Sicilian Defence: Dragon Variation 9.Bc4, by Golubev/Aagaard Sicilian Defence: Dragon Variation 9.Bc4, by Anka Sicilian Defence: Sveshnikov Variation 10...f5, by Nikitin Sicilian Defence: Taimanov Variation 6.Be3, 7.Qd2, by Fogarasi Sicilian Defence: Paulsen Variation 5.Nc3 b5 6.Bd3, by Van der Wiel Pirc Defence: Austrian Attack 4.f4, by Tzermiadianos French Defence: Exchange Variation 4.Nf3 Bd6, by Boersma French Defence: MacCutcheon Variation 4...Bb4, by Glek French Defence: MacCutcheon Variation 4...Bb4, by Cebalo French Defence: Winawer Variation 7.Qg4 0-0, by I.Almasi Caro-Kann Defence: Classical Variation 4...Bf5, by Lukacs/Hazai Caro-Kann Defence: Classical Variation 4...Bf5, by Greenfeld Petroff Defence: Jaenisch Variation 6...Be7, by Karolyi Ruy Lopez: New Arkhangelsk Variation 6...Bc5, by Lukacs/Hazai Italian Game: Two Knights Defence 4.d3, by Tiviakov Philidor Defence: Antoshin Variation 5...Be7, by Fogarasi Albin Counter-Gambit: 5...Nge7, by Raetsky/Chetverik Queen’s Gambit Declined: Exchange Variation 3...Be7, by Boersma Slav Defence: Krause Variation 6.Ne5, by Rogozenko Slav Defence: Meran Variation 6.Qc2, by Karolyi Tarrasch Defence: Rubinstein Variation 6.g3, by Bosch Nimzo-Indian Defence: Rubinstein Variation 4.e3, by Bosch Queen’s Indian Defence: Miles Variation 4.Bf4, by Gavrilov Grünfeld Indian Defence: Anti-Grünfeld 4.Bf4, by Rytshagov King’s Indian Defence: Classical Variation 7...Qe8, by Greenfeld King’s Indian Defence: Gligoric Variation 7.Be3, by Van der Weide Volga Gambit: Dlugy Variation 5.f3, by Tay Queen’s Pawn Opening: Trompowsky Variation 2.Bg5 c5, by Nijboer English Opening: Reversed Sicilian 2...c6, by Raetsky/Chetverik English Opening: Symmetrical Variation 4...d5, by Marin Réti Opening: Markowski Variation 4.Qa4, by Dautov