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A Rock-Solid Chess Opening Repertoire for Black by Viacheslav Eingorn
Gambit Publications Ltd
192 pages
Price $23,95
ISBN 978-1-906454-31-9

Grandmaster Viacheslav Eingorn aims the black player in this book with a unbelievable reliable repertoire, that will if you ask me, last for years.
Against 1.e4 you will be prepared for the well known French Defence where Eingorn prefers lines as 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7
 5.e5 Nfd7 6.Bxe7 Qxe7 7.f4 0-0 8.Nf3 c5 9.Qd2 Nc6 10.dxc5 Nxc5 11.0-0-0 a6 12.Qe3 b5 13.Kb1 b4 14.Ne2 a5 15.Ned4 Nxd4
 16.Nxd4 Qc7 and black is no worse.
But the most interesting of this book are the repertoire lines against the move 1.d4 The Nimzo-Like: 1.d4 e6 2.c4 Bb4+
3.Nc3 c5 4.dxc5 Bxc3+ 5.bxc3 Qa5 6.Nf3 Nf6 7.Qb3 Na6 8.Nd4 0-0 9.Nb5 b6 10.Bf4 Bb7 11.f3 Bc6 and black stands very well.
White can also go for a Bogo-like with 1.d4 e6 2.c4 Bb4+ 3.Nd2 c5 yes the we see here the same concept: 1.d4 e6 2.c4 Bb4+
3.Nd2 c5 4.a3 Bxd2+ 5.Qxd2 cxd4 6.Qxd4 Nf6 7.Nf3 Nc6 8.Qd3 d5 9.cxd5 exd5 10.g3 0-0 11.Bg2 Re8 12.0-0 Bg4,and Eingorn writes honestly:
Black’s position is acceprable,although he may be a little worse.
But worth examining is here the move 8…d6.
White’s most common response to the bishop attack is 3.Bd2 and Eingorn offers the reader in this the bishop exchange or 3…a5.
For example: 1.d4 e6 2.c4 Bb4+ 3.Bd2 a5 4.Nf3 d6 5.g3 Nc6 6.Bg2 e5 7.0-0 exd4 8.Nxd4 Nxd4 9.Bxb4 axb4 10.Qxd4 Nf6 11.Rd1 Ra6
12.Qd2 c5 which leads to chances for both sides of the board.
Included is a chapter with complete games to help you with the strategies of the played lines.
Conclusion:All together we have here a very reliable repertoire book!

Vishy Anand: World Chess Champion by Vishy Anand & John Nunn
Life and Games

Gambit Publications Ltd
542 pages

Price $29,95
ISBN 978-1-906454-32-6

It is great pleasure for me to announce this brand  new expanded edition of Vishy Anand’s book: My Best Games of Chess, which has been expanded
with 30 extra games,and that is nearly a complete new book in a book!
This impressive heavyweight  has gone from 334 pages to 544 pages.
Grandmaster John Nunn,who collaborated with Anand on the original book, has  annotated 30  new games,selected by Anand himself, covering
the period 2001-2011.
Nunn writes about it:The games in the previous 2001 edition of this book where all annotated by Vishy Anand,with myself checking the annotations.
This new edition adds 30 extra games in which the roles are to some extent reversed. Vishy selected the games, which where then
annotated by myself with the result going back to Vishy for checking.
Nunn often uses eight pages of text for one game and the game Anand,Viswanathan (2783) - Kramnik,Vladimir (2772) [E34]
World Championship Bonn (6), 21.10.2008
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qc2 d5 5.cxd5 Qxd5 6.Nf3 Qf5 7.Qb3 Nc6 8.Bd2 0-0 9.h3 b6 10.g4 Qa5 11.Rc1 Bb7 12.a3 Bxc3
 13.Bxc3 Qd5 14.Qxd5 Nxd5 15.Bd2 Nf6 16.Rg1 Rac8 17.Bg2 Ne7 18.Bb4 c5 19.dxc5 Rfd8 20.Ne5 Bxg2 21.Rxg2 bxc5 22.Rxc5 Ne4
23.Rxc8 Rxc8 24.Nd3 Nd5 25.Bd2 Rc2 26.Bc1 f5 27.Kd1 Rc8 28.f3 Nd6 29.Ke1 a5 30.e3 e5 31.gxf5 e4 32.fxe4 Nxe4 33.Bd2 a4
34.Nf2 Nd6 35.Rg4 Nc4 36.e4 Nf6 37.Rg3 Nxb2 38.e5 Nd5 39.f6 Kf7 40.Ne4 Nc4 41.fxg7 Kg8 42.Rd3 Ndb6 43.Bh6 Nxe5 44.Nf6+ Kf7
45.Rc3 Rxc3 46.g8Q+ Kxf6 47.Bg7+ 1-0,is even good for ten pages of text.
In the MegaData Base 2012, I saw that they played over 155 games with each other!
Interesting to mention are the interview’s from Sean March with Vishy Anand, covered in the chapter Anand: World Chess
Champion. Anand’s playing career has been well  documented but the fan will find here a lot of readable interest.
Some words about Bobby Fischer,Anand: But I am really happy I got the chance to meet him before he died in 2008.
It was weird as well because I kept having to remind myself that was Bobby Fischer sitting in front of me!
Conclusion: One of the best chess biographies from the last 50 years!

 Slay the Sicilian by Timothy Taylor
Everyman Chess
286  pages
Price € 21,80
ISBN 978-1-85744-684-5

Timothy Taylor provides the reader of this book with a very reliable repertoire book that stands against all lines of the Sicilian Defence.
Taylor does not go for computer related lines but prefers logic sense, this all is based on a positional understanding of the played lines.
So a good understanding of the played startegies  goes above memorizing!
For example against the Boleslavsky Wall,Taylor prefers a set-up with the moves: 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6
6.Be2, 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be2 and we see this move against on e2 against the Dragon 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6
3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be2.
Here we can feel the touch of the great Karpov: Karpov,Anatoly (2690) - Hernandez Onna,Roman (2435) [B70]
Las Palmas Las Palmas (1), 1977
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6 5.Nc3 Bg7 6.Nb3 Nf6 7.Be2 0-0 8.0-0 a5 9.a4 d6 10.Bg5 Be6 11.Kh1 Rc8 12.f4 Nb4
13.Nd4 Bc4 14.Ndb5 Qb6 15.Bh4 Qc5 16.Bd3 Rfd8 17.Bf2 Qh5 18.Bb6 Qxd1 19.Rfxd1 Rf8 20.Na7 Bxd3 21.Nxc8 Bxc2 22.Nxe7+ Kh8
23.Bxa5 Bxd1 24.Rxd1 Ng4 25.Bxb4 Nf2+ 26.Kg1 Nxd1 27.Nxd1 Re8 28.Bxd6 Bf6 29.Nd5 Bd4+ 30.Kf1 Rxe4 31.a5 Kg7 32.Bb4 f6
33.Bc3 Bxc3 34.N1xc3 Re8 35.Nc7 Re7 36.N3d5 Re4 37.b4 Kf7 38.b5 Ra4 39.a6 bxa6 40.bxa6 Ra2 41.Nc3 1-0,this game is well
analysed with nearly five pages of text.
Taylor writes at the end of this game: The great thing about Karpov’s Line is that it can equally be played against the regular and Accelerated Dragon.
Black is struggling to equalize either way.
Of course the Sicilian is no surprise, Karpov,Anatoly (2700) - Spassky,Boris V (2650) [B83]
Candidates sf1 Leningrad (9), 1974
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6 6.Be2 Be7 7.0-0 0-0 8.f4 Nc6 9.Be3 Bd7 10.Nb3 a5 11.a4 Nb4 12.Bf3 Bc6
13.Nd4 g6 14.Rf2 e5 15.Nxc6 bxc6 16.fxe5 dxe5 17.Qf1 Qc8 18.h3 Nd7 19.Bg4 h5 20.Bxd7 Qxd7 21.Qc4 Bh4 22.Rd2 Qe7
23.Rf1 Rfd8 24.Nb1 Qb7 25.Kh2 Kg7 26.c3 Na6 27.Re2 Rf8 28.Nd2 Bd8 29.Nf3 f6 30.Rd2 Be7 31.Qe6 Rad8 32.Rxd8 Bxd8
33.Rd1 Nb8 34.Bc5 Rh8 35.Rxd8 1-0,and in the Taimanov Kan we see a simpler set-up: 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 e6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be2.
In the Sveshnikov we see the move 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 where it even can move into a Rossolimo!
Conclusion: A super strong repertoire book!

The Sicilian Scheveningen move by move by Lorin D'Costa
Everyman Chess
270  pages
Price € 22,95
ISBN 978-1-85744-690-6

The well known IM Lorin D’Costa explains in this move to move openings book the good old Sicilian Scheveningen, first played by the great Max Euwe
in Scheveningen 1923.
Lorin D’Costa follows a question and answer method, where the full time chess teacher leads the reader,in a instructive way through the complex of
openings lines, as the Classical Variation, Keres Attack, English Attack,6,Bc4 Variation, Fianchetto Variation,6.f4 and the Suetin Attack.
Plus some  interesting alternatives as 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6 6.Bg5.
Now and than the reader is asked  to solve calculations, this all is well packed and  explained at the hand of 42 model games,included with a
interesting repertoire line for the black side of the board.
Some times it can even become sharp in the Scheveningen as we can see in the game Haznedaroglu,Kivanc (2440) - Navara,David (2647) [B81]
EU-ch 6th Warsaw (3), 20.06.2005
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6 6.g4 h6 7.h3 Nc6 8.Be3 a6 9.Bg2 Ne5 10.Qe2 g5 11.0-0-0 Bd7 12.f4 gxf4
13.Bxf4 Rc8 14.Rhf1 b5 15.Nf3 Nc4 16.e5 Qa5 17.exf6 Qb4 18.Rd3 Qxb2+ 19.Kd1 Qa1+ 20.Bc1 Nb2+ 21.Kd2 Nc4+
22.Kd1 d5 23.Nd4 Nb2+ 24.Kd2 Nc4+ 25.Ke1 Qxc1+ 26.Kf2 Qf4+ 27.Kg1 Qe5 28.Qf2 Nb2 29.Rd2 Rxc3 30.Nxe6 Bxe6
31.Re1 Qg3 32.Rxe6+ fxe6 33.f7+ Kd7 0-1,But why didn’t want to try and repeat with 25.Kd1 stays a mystery.
Black has nothing better than 25….Nb2+.
Conclusion: Very instructive learning’s book on the Scheveningen!

The Open Games for Black
A Complete Black Rep. with 1.e4 e5 against everything except the RuyLopez
by Igor Lysyj and Roman Ovetchkin

Chess Stars
244 pages
Price €21,95
ISBN 978-954-8782-88-3

The two strong grandmasters Igor Lysyj and his companion Roman Ovetchkin offer the reader in this book a well thought repertoire against all
white moves with the moves 1.e4 e5 but without the Ruy Lopez.
For the Ruy Lopez please see there second repertoire book,below.
Igor Lysyj writes in his introduction: "In this book I have presented all my analyses and my discoveries during the World Cup 2011.
Yes indeed there are a lot of original input in this book as we for example can see in the Scotch Game: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6
5.Nxc6 bxc6 6.e5 Qe7 7.Qe2 Nd5 8.c4 Ba6 9.b3 g6 10.g3 Bg7 11.Bb2 0-0 12.Bg2 Rae8 13.0-0 Bxe5 14.Qxe5 Qxe5 15.Bxe5 Rxe5 16.cxd5 Bxf1
17.Kxf1 cxd5 18.Nc3 and the authors write:White has tried various moves here,but the essence of the position is very simple. Black needs
to activate his king and this should be enough to equalize. Tournament practise  has confirmed this evaluation.
This all is well explained with nearly a page of instructive text.
Fun is also the following line against the Evans: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4 Bxb4 5.c3 Ba5 6.d4 exd4 7.Qb3 Qe7 8.0-0 Bb6
9.cxd4 Nxd4 10.Nxd4 Bxd4 11.Nc3 Nf6 12.Ba3 d6 13.Rad1 Bxc3 14.Qxc3 Qe5 15.Qc1 0-0 16.Bb2 Qe7 17.e5 Ng4 18.exd6 cxd6
19.Ba3 Rd8 20.Rfe1 Qh4 21.Qf4 Qf6 22.Qg3 Ne5 23.Bd5 Bg4 24.f3 Bf5 25.Bxb7 Rab8 26.Bxd6 Rxd6 27.Rxd6 Qxd6 28.Qxe5 Qxe5
29.Rxe5 Be6 30.Be4 Bxa2 31.Ra5 Be6 32.Rxa7 and the almost forces line led to a dread drawn position, this all is excellent packed
with 15 pages of instructive  text!
By the way a interesting alternative for white is 17.f4!?.
In the good old Moller Attack they go for the reliable: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.c3 Nf6 5.d4 exd4 6.cxd4 Bb4+ 7.Nc3 Nxe4
8.0-0 Bxc3 9.d5 Ne5 and after 10.bxc3 Nxc4 11.Re1 Ncd6 12.Nd2 0-0 13.Nxe4 Nxe4 14.Rxe4 d6 and black is a pawn up,or 10.Qe2 0-0
11.bxc3 Nxc4 12.Qxc4 Nd6 13.Qd3 Qf6 14.Re1 b6 15.Bg5 Qf5 16.Qxf5 Nxf5 17.g4 f6 18.Bf4 Nd6 19.Bxd6 cxd6 20.Nd4 Bb7=.
Conclusion: A superb repertoire book!   

The Berlin Defence by Igor Lysyj and Roman Ovetchkin
Chess Stars
276 pages
Price €21,95
ISBN 978-954-8782-89-0

The heart of this repertoire book is reached after the moves 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.0-0 Nxe4 5.d4 Nd6 6.Bxc6 dxc6 7.dxe5 Nf5 8.Qxd8
Kxd8,the so called Berlin Endgame or Berlin wall.
This all is good for around 130 pages of text, the remaining 145 pages are completely divided to all kind of anti Berlin alternatives:
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.d3 Bc5 5.0-0 d6 6.Nc3 Bd7 7.Na4 Bb6 8.Nxb6 axb6 9.c3 Ne7 10.Bxd7+ Qxd7 11.Bg5 Ng6
12.Bxf6 gxf6 13.Nd2 f5 14.Nc4 f4,or
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.d3 Bc5 5.c3 0-0 6.0-0 d6 7.Nbd2 a6 8.Bxc6 bxc6 9.d4 exd4 10.cxd4 Bb6 11.Qc2 Re8
12.Re1 c5 13.e5 Nd5 14.Nc4 h6 15.Bd2 Be6 16.exd6 cxd6 17.Nxb6 Qxb6 18.dxc5 dxc5 19.Ne5 Nb4 20.Qa4 Nd5 21.Qc2=.
White must try in the Berlin to exploit his space advantage but a patient approach is reguired.
And as we could see above with 4.d3 we reach more a closed Ruy Lopez.
The Berlin Wall from John Cox is from 2008,so I am very pleased with this book from Lysyj and Ovetchkin.
A latest line in this book is: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.0-0 Nxe4 5.d4 Nd6 6.Bxc6 dxc6 7.dxe5 Nf5 8.Qxd8+ Kxd8 9.Nc3 Ke8
10.h3 h5 11.Bf4 Be7 12.Rad1 Be6 13.Ng5 Rh6 14.g3 Bxg5 15.Bxg5 Rg6 16.h4 f6 17.exf6 gxf6 18.Bf4 Nxh4 19.f3 Rd8 20.Kf2 Rxd1
21.Nxd1 Nf5 22.Rh1 Bxa2 23.Rxh5 and in the game Motylev – Makakhov,Olginka 2011,the opponents agreed to a draw.
In the variation 23…Be6 24.Bxc7 Rh6 25.Rxh6 Nxh6 26.g4 Nf7 black can enter a dead drawish position with bishops of opposite colours.
By the way 14.g3 is an interesting pawn sacrifice,nearly 1.5 pages of text are divided to white alternatives.
Conclusion: This book I would like to recommend to both sides of the board!

The Strategic Nimzo-Indian
Vol. 1: A Complete Guide to the Rubinstein Variation
by Ivan Sokolov

New in Chess
Price € 27,95
ISBN: 978-90-5691-37-86

The well known experienced GM Ivan Sokolov does not only explain in this volume all the strategies of the Nimzo-Indian,but also examines a detailed move
 to move coverage of all lines after the move 4.e3.
And that all creates this unbelievable heavyweight of 411 pages!
There was a time that the Romanishin Psakhis System was a very popular method of meeting the Nimzo-Indian and is favourited by
players who enjoy solid play.
And after 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3 b6 5.Nge2 c5 6.a3 Ba5 7.Rb1 Na6 8.Bd2 Bb7 9.Ng3 cxd4 10.exd4 Bxc3 11.bxc3 h5
12.h4 Rc8 13.Qa4 Ra8 14.Bg5 Qc8 15.f3 Nc7 16.Bd3 Bc6 17.Qc2 d5 18.cxd5 Ncxd5 19.0-0 and white was better in Lautier – J.Polgar
Cannes rapid 2001.After Sokolov 5…c5 does not objectively equalize for black and it main purpose is to try and take white into less explored territory.
Some other players explain the Psakhis-Romanishin variation as  a favourite of creative players,this supports Nimzowitch's original concept, that is
to control the centre with pieces rather than with pawns.
One of the most important lines of the Nimzo-Indian is the Karpov Variation: 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3 0-0 5.Bd3 d5 6.Nf3 c5
7.0-0 dxc4 8.Bxc4 cxd4 9.exd4 b6,which can also be reached throw the Panov Attack in the Caro-Kann: 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 cxd5
4.c4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e6 6.Nf3 Bb4 7.Bd3 dxc4 8.Bxc4 0-0 9.0-0.
The Karov variation is super solid but Kasparov made a sensational loss against Kramnik in there World Championship match.
But Sokolov explains it all well with a lot of instructive text.
Each chapter ends with a summary containing key strategic and tactical advices.
Volume 2 will be about 4.a3, the Sämisch Variation.
Conclusion: The chess world have never seen such a impressive work on the Nimzo-Indian!

Chess DVD's

Chess Highways by Dejan Bojkov
Euro  27,90

Pentium-Processor at 300 Mhz or higher, 64 MB RAM, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, DVD drive, mouse, soundcard.

Grandmaster Dejan Bojkov from Bulgaria handles in his third ChessBase DVD  the techniques of open diagonals, ranks,files and more,but above all
Bojkov explains in a understandable way how to get the maximum out of it all.
This all is well explained at the hand of 30 video lessons, which is good for around 5hours and 40 minutes of your pressures time.
An investment that pays back in better understanding of the materiel. Included is a extra training section to see if you have understood the material.
A fine example of Bojkov material is seen in the following clip:
Please see section rook dreams,A fine classic example is:Winter,William - Capablanca,Jose Raul [C48]
Hastings Victory Congress Hastings (5), 1919
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bb5 Bb4 5.0-0 0-0 6.Bxc6 dxc6 7.d3 Bd6 8.Bg5 h6 9.Bh4 c5 10.Nd5 g5 11.Nxf6+ Qxf6
12.Bg3 Bg4 13.h3 Bxf3 14.Qxf3 Qxf3 15.gxf3 f6 16.Kg2 a5 17.a4 Kf7 18.Rh1 Ke6 19.h4 Rfb8 20.hxg5 hxg5 21.b3 c6 22.Ra2 b5
23.Rha1 c4 24.axb5 cxb3 25.cxb3 Rxb5 26.Ra4 Rxb3 27.d4 Rb5 28.Rc4 Rb4 29.Rxc6 Rxd4 0-1
Conclusion: Bojkov is super instructive!

Nimzowitsch- Larsen Attack by Nigel Davies
Euro  27,90

Pentium-Processor at 300 Mhz or higher, 64 MB RAM, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, DVD drive, mouse, soundcard.

The Nimzowitsch Larsen Attack 1.b3 is related to the two Danish chess players Larsen and Nimzowitsch,but only a few know that even Morphy played it
 once against Maurian New Orleans 1869 but than with out white’s queen knight 1.b3 e5 2.Bb2 Nc6 3.e3 d5 4.g3 f5 5.Nh3 Nf6….
The first player that who had a serious interest in the move 1.b3 was John Owen against Blackburne in 1870 but lost with it in 1872 against the English Morphy Cecil de Vere.
Grandmaster Nigel Davies covers a modern view of the move 1.b3 or 1.Nf3 2.b3 with a lot of explanations of strategies from how to play and understand it.
This all is clearly explained at the hand of 28 video files which are good for 4 hours and 40 minutes of your time.
The model games are one for one very instructive as for example the game from Bobby Fischer against the young Ulf Andersson,it was a
exhibition where Fischer made with 22.Nf5!! a typical sacrifice to open the gates of black’s castle.
Fischer,Robert James - Andersson,Ulf [A01]
Exhibition Game Siegen, 09.1970
1.b3 e5 2.Bb2 Nc6 3.c4 Nf6 4.e3 Be7 5.a3 0-0 6.Qc2 Re8 7.d3 Bf8 8.Nf3 a5 9.Be2 d5 10.cxd5 Nxd5 11.Nbd2 f6 12.0-0 Be6 13.Kh1 Qd7
14.Rg1 Rad8 15.Ne4 Qf7 16.g4 g6 17.Rg3 Bg7 18.Rag1 Nb6 19.Nc5 Bc8 20.Nh4 Nd7 21.Ne4 Nf8 22.Nf5 Be6 23.Nc5 Ne7 24.Nxg7 Kxg7
25.g5 Nf5 26.Rf3 b6 27.gxf6+ Kh8 28.Nxe6 Rxe6 29.d4 exd4 30.Bc4 d3 31.Bxd3 Rxd3 32.Qxd3 Rd6 33.Qc4 Ne6 34.Be5 Rd8 35.h4 Nd6
36.Qg4 Nf8 37.h5 Ne8 38.e4 Rd2 39.Rh3 Kg8 40.hxg6 Nxg6 41.f4 Kf8 42.Qg5 Nd6 43.Bxd6+ 1-0

Conclusion: A ideal DVD for all those who like to avoid long theoretical lines!

ChessBase Magazine issue 147
ISSN 1432-8992
Euro 19.95

The introductory video on this DVD comes from the great endgame expert Grandmaster Karsten Müller and his video helps you to find the best of this DVD.
These ChessBase DVD’s are really overloaded and offer more information than a handful Informators or collection New in Chess Books.
Again there are 13 extensive openings surveys as the Torre Attack A48:1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.Bg5 Bg7 4.Nbd2 0-0 5.c3 d6 6.e4 c5 by
Mihail Marin,Benko Gambit A57:1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5 4.Nf3 by Michal Krasenkow,Dutch A96:1.d4 f5 2.c4 Nf6 3.g3 e6 4.Bg2 Be7
5.Nf3 0-0 6.0-0 d6 7.Nc3 by Boris Schipkov,Nimzowitch Defence B00:1.e4 Nc6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 Qxd5 4.Nf3 e5 by Rainer Knaak,Caro-Kann
B12:1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 Bf5 4.Nf3 e6 5.Be2 c5 6.Be3 cxd4 7.Nxd4 Ne7 8.Nd2 Nbc6 9.N2f3 by Lars Schandorff.
Sicilian B33 Grivas: 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Qb6 5.Nb3 Nf6 6.Nc3 e6 7.Bd3 d6 8.Be3 Qc7 9.f4 a6 10.Qf3 Be7 by Efstreatios Grivas,Sicilian
B33: 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6 5.c4 Bg7 6.Be3 Nf6 7.Nc3 0-0 8.Be2 d6 9.0-0 Bd7 10.Qd2 Nxd4 11.Nxd4 Bc6 12.f3 by leonid Kritz,French C02:
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.c3 Nc65.Nf3 Qb6 6.a3 c4!? By Viktor Moskalenko,
Ruy Lopez C70:1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nge7 by Alexey Lopez,Slav D10: 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 dxc4 4.e3 b5 5.a4 b4 6.Ne4 Qd5
7.Ng3 Nf6 8.Be2 by Boris Avrukh,Queen’s Gambit D31:1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Be7 4.cxd5 exd5 5.Bf4 c6 6.e3 Bf5 7.g4 Be6 by
 Evgeny Postny,Tarrasch Defence D32:1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 by Martin Breutigam,and at last a contribution from Igor Stohl on the
Queen’s Gambit: 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Be7 4. Bf4 Nf6.
Included by the way is a super video report from the great Alexei Shirov on the Botvinnik variation!
Other are Kritz Albin Counter Gambit and Andrew Martin with the French 3…dxe4.
The top tournaments on this DVD are Wijk aan Zee and the Gibraltar Masters.
Other columns are King: Move by Move,Wells Strategy,Reeh Tactics,Müller endgames and Knaak Opening traps.
Included is eye catching booklet plus an excellent ChessBase 11 Video course!
Conclusion: ChessBase simple offers the best! 


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