Yearbook 83 - $53.95

by The NIC Editorial team

Publisher: New In Chess, 2007
Edition: Paperback large
ISBN-13: 978-90-5691-213-0
Pages: 248
Language: English

Readers from all over the world join in discussions of previous surveys. Titled players, correspondence players and club players shed their light on opening developments and search together for the truth. With contributions by Erling Mortensen, Bogdan Lalic and many others.


Sosonko’s Corner
Is there anything besides chess? In this edition of Sosonko’s Corner you may not find the answer to that question! It is dedicated to chess addict Vasily Ivanchuk’s newest opening exploits. What you may find out is how the Ukrainian star saddles a knight.


Book Reviews
Nobody expects it, although regular readers of Glenn Flear’s column might: The Spanish Inquisition! Our reviewer specializes in the Ruy Lopez, which should entitle him to pass judgment on Sahovski Informator’s Fifth Edition of Encyclopedia C (1.e4 e6 and 1.e4 e5), as well as Andrew Greet’s ‘Play the Ruy Lopez’ (Everyman) and Johnsen/Johannessen’s ‘The Ruy Lopez: A Guide for Black’ (Gambit). Also in this issue: the quite original ‘The Chigorin Defence According to Morozevich’ written by Moro himself and Vladimir Barsky for New In Chess, as well as Karpov’s and Podgaets’s second Caro-Kann book, on the Panov Attack this time.

31 Surveys
Sicilian Defence - Najdorf Variation 6.Bg5 SI 6.3 - Berg
Sicilian Defence - Rauzer Variation 6...Bd7 SI 27.5 - Galkin
Sicilian Defence - Sveshnikov Variation 9.Nd5 SI 37.10 - Anka
Sicilian Defence - Paulsen Variation 6...Bd6 SI 41.13 - Fogarasi
Sicilian Defence - Alapin Variation 2...Nf6 SI 47.14 - Sveshnikov
King’s Fianchetto - Accelerated Dragon KF 8.9 - Rogozenko
French Defence - Burn Variation 4...de4 FR 5.1 - Grivas
French Defence - Winawer Variation 7/8.h4 FR 11.3 - Vilela
French Defence - Winawer Variation 7...0-0 FR 11.4 - I.Almasi
Caro-Kann Defence - Advance Variation 4.Nc3 CK 4.4 - Boersma
Caro-Kann Defence - Classical Variation 3.Nc3 CK 12.4 - Olthof
Scandinavian Defence - Main Line 5.Bd2 SD 11.5 - Prié
Petroff Defence - Steinitz Variation 5...Nd7 RG 2.7 - Vladimirov
Ruy Lopez - Berlin Defence 7...Nf5 RL 7.4 - Z. Almasi
Ruy Lopez - Open Variation 5...Ne4 RL 27.14 - Van der Tak
Scotch Opening - Classical Variation 4...Bc5 SO 5.5 - A. Kuzmin
King’s Gambit - Early Deviations 2...Bc5 KG 5.3 - De Zeeuw
Slav Defence - Classical Variation 4.Qc2 SL 1.4 - Ikonnikov
Slav Defence - The Slow Slav 4.e3 SL 1.5 - A.Kuzmin
Slav Defence - Alapin Variation 5.a4 Bf5 SL 4.3 - Giddins
Queen’s Gambit Accepted - Classical Variation 4.e3 QG 11.14 - Karolyi
Catalan Opening - Accepted 4...dc4 CA 3.1 - Stohl
Catalan Opening - Open Variation 6...dc4 CA 5.6 - Lukacs/Hazai
Nimzo-Indian Defence - Ragozin Variation 6.Bg5 NI 27.2 - Mchedlishvili
Queen’s Indian Defence - Bogo-Indian 3...Bb4 QI 1.3 - Langeweg
Grünfeld Indian Defence - 4.h4 Line GI 3.1 - Cebalo - 195
Grünfeld Indian Defence - Exchange Variation 7.Bc4 GI 5.8 - Mikhalevski - 201
King's Indian Defence - Four Pawns Attack 8.de6 KI 58.1-6 - Moskalenko - 210
Benoni Defence - Four Pawns Attack 5.f4 BI 7.12 - Grivas - 219
Queen’s Pawn Openings - Neo-London System 2.Bf4 QP 9.4 - Prié - 222
English Opening - Groningen Attack 4.g4 EO 59.3 - Krasenkow - 231

SOS - Volume 6 - $39.95

by Jeroen Bosch (Editor)

Publisher: New In Chess, 2007
Edition: Paperback medium
ISBN-13: 978-90-5691-193-5
Pages: 144
Language: English

“An excellent series worth purchasing for most players wishing to play the opening well without a huge investment in theoretical research.”

The highly acclaimed SOS series provides intermediate chess players with perfectly playable, easily digestible opening ideas: deviations from main line opening theory in a very early stage of the game (usually before move six). Anyone with a  rudimentary knowledge of the chess opening will be able to apply these SOS-ideas in an actual game. There is no need to study large quantities of stuffy theory, but there is an almost immediate return on the investment of a limited amount of time. Readers of SOS will baffle their opponents, gain crucial time, and stand a good chance to get an advantage in the game.

a quick look at the SOS's in this issue

Jeroen Bosch - The SOS Files
Ian Rogers - Triple Trouble for the Grünfeld
Jeroen Bosch - Sicilian: the Aussie Attack
Erwin l’Ami No Panov - Play an Early Queen Move
Donaldson and Silman - 3.h4 in the Hyper-Accelerated Dragon
Arthur Kogan - The Tarzan Attack
Jeroen Bosch - Making Short Work of the Najdorf
Adrian Mikhalchishin - The Döry Defence
Glenn Flear - Bishops First Please!
Jeroen Bosch - The Chigorin Attack
Arthur Kogan - The Queen’s Grünfeld Line (Part I)
Arthur Kogan - The Queen’s Grünfeld Line (Part II)
Adrian Mikhalchishin - A Spanish SOS
Jeroen Bosch - The French Advance with 5…a6
Dorian Rogozenko - A Slav Surprise
Sergey Tiviakov - Scandinavian with 3...Qd6
John van der Wiel - Caro-Kann with a Slav Touch

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