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A Chess Opening Repertoire for Blitz and Rapid
Sharp, Surprising and Forcing Lines for Black and White
by Evgeny Sveshnikov& Vladimir Sveshnikov
New in Chess
459  pages
Price $ 29.95

Father and son Sveshnikov provide the reader of this book with a well thought and creative repertoire concept,  based on so called blitz and rapid repertoire where some would say of beats lines as the French Defence with 1.e4 e6 2.Nf3 d5 3.Nc3,close related to the 1.e4 c6 2.Nc3 d5,which was once the pet line of the great Bobby Fischer.
Nimzowitsch his move b3 is recommended against the Sicilian but than after 1.e4 c5 2.b3,this is all well covered with over 58 pages of text.
Once the Finnish master Westerinen made some fine wins with it in the early seventies and when I am not mistaken he even outplayed Stein at Tallinn 1971 with it.
Exciting are the various lines of the Vienna game with variations as 1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Bc5 3.f4 d6 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.Bc4 Nc6 6.d3 which is the main position of the 2…Bc5 variation. It can also arise via the Bishop’s Opening 1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 or the King’s Gambit.
It can get razor sharp here as we can see in model game 96: Hervet,Gilles (FRA) (2452) - Rosenheim,Klaus (2409) [C30]
EU-FSM/64 sf01 ICCF, 2000
1.e4 e5 2.f4 Bc5 3.Nf3 d6 4.Nc3 Nc6 5.Bc4 Nf6 6.d3 Ng4 7.Ng5 0-0 8.f5 Bf2+ 9.Kf1 Ne3+ 10.Bxe3 Bxe3 11.h4 Bxg5 12.hxg5 Qxg5 13.Rh5 Qf4+ 14.Kg1 Ne7 15.Qe2 Qg3 16.Rf1 Bd7 17.Rf3 Qg4 18.Rhh3 Qg5 19.Rfg3 Qf6 20.Qh5 h6 21.Nd1 d5 22.Ne3 Rfd8 23.Ng4 Qb6+ 24.Kh2 Kf8 25.Bxd5 Nxd5 26.exd5 Ke7 27.Rh4 Rf8 28.Nxe5 Qf6 29.Re4 Kd8 30.Qh4 Qxh4+ 31.Rxh4 Bxf5 32.Rxg7 Ke7 33.Rxh6 Rad8 34.Rg5 Bd7 35.Nc6+ bxc6 36.Re5+ Be6 37.dxe6 Kd6 38.e7+ Kxe5 39.exf8Q Rxf8 40.Rxc6 Rb8 41.Rxc7 Rxb2 42.a4 a5 43.Rc4 f5 44.Kg3 Ra2 45.Kf3 Ke6 46.Ke3 Kd5 47.Kd2 Ra3 48.g4 fxg4 49.Rxg4 Kc5 50.Kc1 Ra1+ 51.Kb2 Rd1 52.Rh4 Kc6 53.d4 Kd5 54.Kc3 Kc6 55.Kc4 Rc1 56.c3 1-0.
This game is well explained with nearly four pages of text! As the both Sveshnikov’s explain after 6…Ng4!? 7.Ng5! A sharp conflict from the first moves!Black tries to brake through to the square f2,but white does not think about defences!
Included in this section are also lines with 1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.f4 as the authors explain in the foreword 3.Bc4 allows black to make a draw after 2…Nf6 with 3…Nxe4! So in this book they are searching practical ways to play for a win in blitz and rapid play and go for the old line 3.f4.
A major part of this book is devided to the Queen’s Gambit Accepted and don’t fear to go for lines as 1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.e4 e5 4.Nf3 exd4 5.Bxc4 Nc6 6.0-0 Be6 7.Bb5 Bc5 8.Nbd2  Ne7 or even the more solid continuation 8….Qd6!?
107 pages of this book go the good old Alekhine Defence,and as we can see in this book black does have to fear the Four Pawns Attack!
And after 1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 3.d4 d6 4.Nf3 dxe5 5.Nxe5 the two Sveshnikov’s go for the move 5…c6!
The following model game from young Vladimir is good for nearly eight pages of instructive text!
Steingrimsson,Hedinn (2536) - Sveshnikov,Vladimir (2380) [B04]
Bratto op 34th Bratto (5), 26.08.2014
1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 3.d4 d6 4.Nf3 dxe5 5.Nxe5 c6 6.Be2 Bf5 7.0-0 Nd7 8.Nf3 e6 9.c4 N5f6 10.Nc3 Ne4 11.Qb3 Nxc3 12.bxc3 Qc7 13.Nh4 Bg6 14.g3 b6 15.Nxg6 hxg6 16.a4 Bd6 17.a5 0-0 18.Be3 c5 19.Qa2 Rab8 20.axb6 axb6 21.Qa7 Rfc8 22.Qxc7 Rxc7 23.f4 Kf8 24.Ra6 Ke7 25.Rfa1 Nf6 26.Rb1 Nd7 27.Kf2 Rcc8 28.Rba1 Rc7 29.R1a2 Rh8 30.Kg2 Rb8 31.Bd3 b5 32.cxb5 c4 33.Be2 Rxb5 34.Bd2 Nb6 35.R6a5 Rb1 36.Bf3 f5 37.Kf2 Kd7 38.Ke2 Rc8 39.Ra7+ Bc7 40.Rb7 Rb8 41.Rxb8 Bxb8 42.Ra6 Bd6 43.Ra7+ Bc7 44.Ra6 Bd6 45.Ra7+ ½-½.
Khalifman suggested in his famous openings books Opening With White According to Anand the move 9.a3 but as the Sveshnikov’s explain latest correspondence games show us this move  leads to nothing.
Conclusion: One of the best off beat openings books!

Chess DVD's

King's Indian: A modern approach
by  Viktor Bologan

Price Euro 29.90
Pentium-Processor at 300 Mhz or higher, 64 MB RAM, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, DVD drive, mouse, soundcard

The well known ChessBase author and King’s Indian expert Grandmaster Victor Bologan, provides the user of this DVD with a wealth of latest developments and deeply analyses of the good old King’s Indian.
This all is well explained with 26 video files, several test positions, analyses and a Hugh game file from over 198 model games.
A fine example on the famous Four Pawns Attacks: 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f4 c5 6.d5 [6.dxc5 Qa5 7.Bd3 (7.cxd6 Nxe4) 7...Nfd7 8.Bd2 (8.Nge2 Nxc5 9.Bc2 (9.0-0 Bg4 10.Nd5 e6 11.Ne3 Bxe2 12.Bxe2 Swapnil,SD 2453 - Kokarev,Dm 2639 , Mumbai IND 8.6.2015 8th Mayors Cup Open 2015 12...Nc6 13.Bf3 0-0 14.f5 Ne5) 9...Bg4 10.Bd2 Nc6 11.Rb1 Ne6 12.Nd5 Qxa2 13.Bd3 (13.Bb3 Bxe2) 13...Nc5µ Dias,P 2427 - Berg,E 2539 , Matosinhos POR 23.8.2013 TCh-POR Div1 Final 2013) 8...Nxc5 9.Bc2 Nc6 10.Nd5 Qd8 11.b4 (11.Bc3 Bxc3+ 12.Nxc3 0-0 13.Nf3 (13.Qd2 Qb6 14.b3 Nb4 15.Nd5 Nxd5 16.cxd5 f5 ! 17.e5 Ne4 18.Bxe4 fxe4 19.a3 dxe5 20.fxe5 Bg4 21.Nh3 Qxb3-+ Van Dries, Jenny - Kuentzel, Vera, ICCF 1.10.2007 3rd Sport For All Invitational Group C2) 13...f5 ! 14.0-0 Qb6 15.Nd5 Qxb2 16.exf5 Bxf5 17.Bxf5 Rxf5 18.g4 Rff8 19.Nxe7+ Nxe7 20.Qxd6 Qb6-+ Welti, Manfred 1915 - Wallner, Josef 2333 , ICCF 10.5.2006 WSTT/2/06/2 - King's Indian Storm Attack, E76-9) 11...Nd7 12.Nf3 e6 13.Ne3 a5 14.b5 Nb4 15.Rb1 Nc5 16.0-0 b6 17.f5 Nxc2 18.Qxc2 Bb7µ Solinski, Reinert 2457 - Mego, Ing. Peter 2307 , ICCF CL/2010/B4 25.01/0 ] 6...0-0 7.Nf3 e6 8.Be2 [8.dxe6 fxe6 9.Bd3 (9.Be2 Nc6 10.0-0 b6 11.Ng5 (11.a3 Qe7 12.Qd3 Ba6 13.Bd2 Rad8 14.Rae1 d5³ Novak, Joze 2530 - Wunderlich, Dr. Hans-Dieter 2627 , ICCF WCCC30CT09 10.09/0 ) 11...Nd4 12.Bd3 (12.e5 dxe5 13.fxe5 Nd7 14.Nxe6 Rxf1+ 15.Bxf1 Nxe6 16.Qd5 Nxe5 17.Qxa8 Ng4 =) 12...Qe7 13.e5 (13.Qe1 Bd7 14.Bd2 Rad8 15.Kh1 Nh5 16.Qd1 Bf6 Fridman - Conquest, Liverpool 2008) 13...dxe5 14.fxe5 Nd7) 9...Nc6 10.0-0 b6 11.Kh1 a) 11.e5 dxe5 12.fxe5 Nxe5 13.Nxe5 Qd4+ 14.Kh1 Qxe5 15.Bf4 Qd4 16.Nb5 Qd7 17.Be2 Qxd1 18.Raxd1 Bd7; b) 11.f5 exf5 12.exf5 Bxf5 13.Bxf5 gxf5 14.Nb5 (14.Bf4 Qd7 15.Qxd6 Qxd6 16.Bxd6 Rfd8 17.Be5 Nxe5 18.Nxe5 Rd2) 14...Qd7 (14...d5) 15.Bf4 d5; c) 11.Bc2 Bb7 12.f5 Nd4; d) 11.Ng5 Qe7 12.Qe1 (12.f5 exf5 13.exf5 Bxf5 14.Bxf5 gxf5 15.Rxf5 Ng4) 12...Bd7 13.Bd2 (13.Qh4 Nh5 14.Be2 (14.e5 dxe5 15.g4 Nf6) 14...h6) 13...Nh5 14.g4 Nb4 15.Bb1 h6 16.Nh3 Bd4+ 17.Kg2 Parligras Mircea (ROM) 2553 - Kotronias Vasilios (GRE) 2614, Thessaloniki (Greece) 41.00/0 17...Nf6 18.Qh4 Qh7³; 11...Nd4 12.Be3 Ng4 13.Bc1 e5 14.f5 gxf5 15.exf5 Bxf5] 8...exd5 9.cxd5 [9.e5 Ne4 !? 10.Nxd5 (10.cxd5 Nxc3 11.bxc3 Nd7 12.0-0 dxe5 13.fxe5 Nxe5) 10...Nc6 11.0-0 dxe5 12.fxe5 Nxe5 13.Bf4 Nc6 14.Bc7 Qd7 15.Bd3 Nf6 16.Ne5 Nxe5 17.Rxf6 Ng4 18.Rf3 Friesen B 2139 - Zozulia A 2314 , 11.8.2005 HZ Open 18...Bd4+ 19.Kh1 b6µ] 9...Nbd7 10.0-0 [10.e5 dxe5 11.fxe5 Ng4 12.Bg5 (12.e6 Nde5 13.Ng5 fxe6 14.Bxg4 (14.dxe6 Qxd1+ 15.Nxd1 h6) 14...Nxg4 15.Qxg4 exd5 16.Qg3 Re8+ 17.Kf1 Bf5µ) 12...Qb6 13.e6 Qxb2-+] 10...Re8 11.Nd2 [11.Qc2 Qc7 12.a4 c4 13.Nd2 Nc5 14.e5 Bf5 15.Qd1 dxe5 16.fxe5 Rxe5 17.Nxc4 Rxe2 ! 18.Nxe2 Nce4 19.Ne3 Ng4 20.Rf4 Qc5 21.Rf3 Re8 22.Ra3 Bd7 23.h3 Ne5 24.Rf4 Nc4 25.Rd3 Bh6 26.b3 Bxf4 27.Nxf4 Ncd6³ aliagalN,houdini 1.5a x64 2630 - myslenice,houdini 1.5a x64 2575 , 2011 3m, rated Engine Room blitz] 11...Nb6 12.a4 [12.Rb1 h5 13.h3 Ng4 14.Nf3 (14.Nb3 Nf6 15.Bf3 a6) 14...Bxc3 15.bxc3 Nf6 16.f5 (16.Nd2 Nxe4 17.Nxe4 Rxe4 18.Bd3 Bf5 19.Rb2 Re8 20.Bxf5 gxf5 21.Qxh5 Qf6 =) 16...Nxe4 17.fxg6 fxg6 18.Qe1 Qf6 19.Nh4 Qxc3 20.Bb5 Qxe1 21.Rxe1 Bf5 22.Bxe8 Rxe8] 12...a5 13.h3 [13.Bf3 Bd7 14.h3 h5 15.Re1 Nh7;
13.Re1 Bd7 14.h3 Bh6 15.Rf1 Bg7 16.g4 h5 ! (16...h6 17.Re1 Rc8 18.Ra3) 17.g5 Nfxd5 !! 18.Nxd5 (18.exd5 Bxc3 19.bxc3 Nxd5 20.Nb1 Ne3 21.Bxe3 Rxe3) 18...Nxd5 19.exd5 Qe7 20.Bf3 Bxh3 21.Nc4 Bxf1 22.Kxf1 f6 ! 23.Kg2 fxg5 24.fxg5 Rf8 25.Bd2 Rae8 26.Qb3 Qd7 27.Qd3 Rf5 28.Rf1 Ref8 29.b3 Qe7 30.Re1 Qf7 31.Be4 Rxg5+ 32.Bxg5 Qf2+ 33.Kh3 Qxe1³ Gaviota 0.83 64_bit 4CPU 2650 - Movei 00.8.438 2665 , 2011 CCRL 40/40;
13.Rb1 Bd7;
13.Kh1 c4 14.Bf3 Nfd7 15.Qc2 Nc5 16.Nb5 f5;
13.Ra3 Bd7 14.Kh1 h6 15.f5 gxf5 16.exf5 Re5 17.Nc4 Rxf5 18.Nxd6 Rxf1+ 19.Qxf1 Qe7 20.Nc4 Nfxd5³ Protector 1.5.0 64_bit - Komodo 5 64_bit, 2013 CCRL 40/40] 13...h5 14.Qe1 [14.g4 hxg4 15.hxg4 c4 16.f5 Bd7 17.g5 Nfxd5] 14...Bd7 15.Qg3 Nfxd5 ! 16.exd5 Bxc3 17.bxc3 Rxe2µ Tregubov-Akopian 2011.
Video running time is a impressive 7 hours!
For all who bought the book from Viktor Bologan The King’s Indian,Chess Stars 2009,invest some money in this DVD you will not regret it!
Conclusion: Very important reference DVD on the King’s Indian!

Master Class Vol.6: Anatoly Karpov
by  Dr. Karsten Müller, Mihail Marin, Oliver Reeh and Niclas Huschenbeth

Price Euro 29.90
Pentium-Processor at 300 Mhz or higher, 64 MB RAM, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, DVD drive, mouse, soundcard

This new master class DVD on Karpov is good for nearly 4000 games where many of them are more than well analysed.
But there is more as a short biography of this outstanding player who dominated the chess world for a quarter of a century and showed in that time,no sign of weakening.
Anatoly Karpov was born in 1951 in Zlatoust in the Ural Mountains and learned chess when he was 4 years old,and made study progress until at the age of 13,when he became under the chess authorities in Moscow. He received some coaching from Botvinnik and from Semion Furman 1920-78 who became later Karpov’s long term trainer and mentor.
Included beside the game file is a short biography, training positions,7 hour video file with video feed back and self tests.
Included is powerbook with Karpov’s repertoire as an opening tree.
Karpov played 102 games with the Dutch Jam Timman who was 1982 number two of the world just behind Karpov,in 1978 he won his first game on Karpov and his second one in 1982,between this lays a collection of 21 games and says thing of Karpov’s outstanding talent.One of Karpov’s greatest win goes to the following game where Korchnoi decides to come out fighting against his young opponent in this seond game of the Candidates match of 1974,where Korchnoi goes for one the sharpest opening lines in his repertore,but Karpov replies with a powerful prepared novelty: Karpov,Anatoly (2700) - Kortschnoj,Viktor (2670) [B78]
Candidates final Moscow (2), 1974
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be3 Bg7 7.f3 Nc6 8.Qd2 0-0 9.Bc4 Bd7 10.h4 Rc8 11.Bb3 Ne5 12.0-0-0 Nc4 13.Bxc4 Rxc4 14.h5 Nxh5 15.g4 Nf6 16.Nde2 Qa5 17.Bh6 Bxh6 [17...Bh8 18.Bxf8 Kxf8 19.Kb1 (19.Qe3 Rc5 20.Nd4 Be6 21.Kb1 b5 22.Nxe6+ fxe6+- Kruppa,Y-Golubaev/USSR/1984/) 19...Rb4 (19...Be6 20.Nf4 g5 21.Nxe6+ fxe6 22.Ne2 Qe5 23.c3 Bg7 24.Nc1 h6 25.Nd3 Qb5 26.Rhe1² Chudinovskih,A-Yakmimainen/URS/1977/; 19...Bg7 20.Nd5 Qa6 21.Nxf6 Bxf6 22.Rxh7 Be6 23.Nf4 Qb5 24.Nxe6+ fxe6 25.Qh6+ Ke8 26.Qxg6++- Cuijpers,F-Kaspret,G/WchJ Dortmund/1980/) 20.g5 Nh5 21.Nc1 Be6 22.Nb3 Qe5 23.Rxh5 Bxb3 24.Rxh7 Bxa2+ 25.Kc1 Bg7 26.Rdh1÷ Almrot-Gernud/corr SVE-ch/1974/;
17...Rfc8 18.Bxg7 Kxg7 19.Qh6+ Kg8 20.Rd5 (20.Rd3 Be6 21.g5 Nh5 22.Ng3 Qe5 23.Nxh5 gxh5 24.Qxh5 Qg7 25.f4 d5 26.Rhd1÷ Zambon-Wagman,S/Italia/1974/) 20...Qd8 21.e5 dxe5 22.Rd2 Qe8 23.Nd5 Be6 24.Nxf6+ exf6 25.g5 fxg5 26.Qxh7+, Prandstetter,E-Spiridonov,N/Agard/1976/] 18.Qxh6 Rfc8 19.Rd3 [19.g5 Nh5 20.Rxh5 gxh5 21.Nd5 Rxc2+ 22.Kb1 Qd8 23.Nef4 Qf8 24.Nxe7+ Qxe7 25.Nd5 Rxb2+ 26.Kxb2± Dobsa,S-Reinhardt,E/corr/1982/;
19.Rd5 R8c5 (19...Qd8 20.e5 dxe5 21.Rd2 Qc7 22.Nd5 Rxc2+ 23.Kb1 Rxd2 24.Nxc7 Rxe2 25.Nd5 Re8 26.Nc3÷ Omelchenko,L-Mikhailov,A/corr-9 Wch/1977/; 19...Qc7 20.Kb1 Kh8 1-0/Skjoldager-Dalhoff/corr/1975/) 20.Rxc5 Rxc5 21.Nd5 Rxd5 22.exd5 Qxd5 23.Rh3 Qxa2 24.b3 Qa1+ 25.Kd2 Qf1 26.Rg3÷ Ipek,Y-Eskelinen/Groningen EU-chJ/1982/] 19...R4c5 20.g5 Rxg5 21.Rd5 Rxd5 22.Nxd5 Re8 23.Nef4 Bc6 24.e5!+- Bxd5 25.exf6 exf6 26.Qxh7+ Kf8 27.Qh8+ [27.Qh8+ Ke7 28.Nxd5+ Qxd5 29.Re1+] 1-0
Conclusion: This is an outstanding made master class DVD!

ChessBase Magazine extra issue 169 Extra
December  2015
Videos by Adrian Mikhalchishin, Robert Ris and Sergei Tiviakov

ISSN 1432-8992
Euro 12.99

ChessBase Magazine Issue 169 Extra comes with a impressive 20159 games and all played between October and December 2015.
Again I found games that you will find nowhere else as the following Latvian win from Jorge Nuno Vallejo:
Lopez Ziegler,Carlos (1925) - Vallejo Nuno,Jorge (2087) [C40]
Madrid San Viator op 25th Madrid (2), 11.10.2015
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 f5 3.Nxe5 Qf6 4.Nc4 fxe4 5.Nc3 Qf7 6.Ne3 c6 7.d3 exd3 8.Bxd3 d5 9.0-0 Bd6 10.Re1 Ne7 11.Nexd5 cxd5 12.Nb5 0-0 13.Nxd6 Qxf2+ 14.Kh1 Bg4 15.Qd2 Qh4 16.b4 Nbc6 17.b5 Nd4 18.Bf1 Qxe1 19.Qxe1 Nxc2 20.Bb2 Nxe1 21.Rxe1 b6 22.h3 Nf5 23.hxg4 Nxd6 24.Be2 Rae8 25.Kg1 Nxb5 0-1.
But there are more Latvian heroes: Bowles,Andrew (1856) - Jones,David (1935) [C40]
De Verteuil Memorial Port of Spain (6), 12.11.2015
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 f5 3.d3 Nc6 4.Nc3 Nf6 5.Be2 d6 6.Bg5 Be7 7.Bxf6 Bxf6 8.Nd5 0-0 9.0-0 Be6 10.Nc3 f4 11.d4 Nxd4 12.Nxd4 exd4 13.Nd5 Be5 14.Bf3 a5 15.c3 d3 16.Bg4 Bxg4 17.Qxg4 c6 18.Qe6+ Rf7 19.Rad1 cxd5 20.Qxd5 f3 21.g3 Kf8 22.Rxd3 Qd7 23.Kh1 Qh3 24.Rg1 Rc8 25.Qb3 Rf6 26.Qd1 Qg4 27.Re1 Rc7 28.Kg1 Rcf7 29.Ree3 g5 30.Qf1 Rh6 31.Kh1 Bxg3 32.fxg3 Qxg3 33.Qg1 Qxg1+ 34.Kxg1 f2+ 35.Kf1 Rxh2 36.Rf3 Ke7 37.e5 d5 38.Rf6 g4 39.Rb6 g3 40.Rxb7+ Ke6 0-1 and De Franca,Evando Santana (1800) - Robinson,Malcolm (1865) [C40]
Parauapebas Paraense-ch Parauapebas (1), 20.11.2015
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 f5 3.Nxe5 Nf6 4.Bc4 fxe4 5.d4 d6 6.Nf7 Qe7 7.Nc3 c6 8.Bg5 d5 9.Bb3 Qxf7 10.Qd2 Bd6 11.f3 exf3 12.Qe3+ Be6 13.Rf1 0-0 14.Rxf3 Bg4 15.Rg3 Re8 16.Ne4 Rxe4 17.Qxe4 Bxg3+ 18.hxg3 Nxe4 19.Rd1 Nxg5 20.Rd3 Nd7 21.a3 Re8+ 22.Kd2 Re2+ 23.Kc1 Qf2 24.c4 Re1+ 25.Bd1 dxc4 26.Rd2 Qe3 27.d5 Ne4 28.b4 Rxd1+ 29.Kc2 Qc3# 0-1.
4…fxe4?? is by  the way a big mistake but sometimes you need luck in the Latvian Gambit!
Super as always are the video files with Robert Ris  who digs in the classic game Petrosian-Kortschnoj, candidates match 1977, Sergei Tiviakov shows us in a instructive way how he outplayed  Pavel Eljanov in Montreal 2007 and at last the great Adrian Mikhalchishin’s who explains  the early capture on c6 in the feared Paulsen System.
Conclusion: Super material for a bargain price!