The Ragozin Complex

    A Guide for White and Black

    The Ragozin Complex
    img
    Our Price: $27.95

    Catalog Product Code: B0106NIC

    *Eligible for Media Mail Shipping Details
    In Stock Ready To Ship
    Share product with a friends & opponents!
    img img img img
    Publication Date: December 16, 2011
    Notation Type: FAN - Figurine
    Page Count: 352 Pages

    Book Description

    The Ragozin Complex is a flexible and versatile chess opening system that, despite its popularity, rarely has been a subject of serious study in chess literature. A hybrid of the Queen's Gambit and the Nimzo-Indian Defence, the Ragozin featured in a famous book by Soviet theoretician Lipnitsky in the 1950s. Bobby Fischer decided to learn Russian to be able to read that work and immediately afterwards started playing the Ragozin.

    In recent years the Ragozin has had a tremendous revival and is now being used at top level by players like Vladimir Kramnik, Levon Aronian and Vasily Ivanchuk.

    In this book, the first monograph on this important system, acclaimed chess author Vladimir Barsky provides a comprehensive coverage of themes and variations, both for Black and for White. For the first time in history, amateur players can acquaint themselves with the important Ragozin System and start playing this flexible opening with confidence.

    Related Products

    • Grandmaster Secrets - Counter-Attack
      A Step-By-Step Guide to Turning Defence into Victory
      Superb defensive technique is a hallmark of all great chess-players. With a few deft counterstrokes, they not only deflect what looked like an overwhelming offensive, but also expose the darker side of their opponent's build-up. Is this sheer black magic, or are these skills that ordinary players can develop?
      img

      Grandmaster Secrets - Counter-Attack

      A Step-By-Step Guide to Turning Defence into Victory
      Catalog Code: B0136GB

      Regular Price: $14.95

      Special Price: $7.48


    • Essential Chess Sacrifices
      A Guide to the Sacrifices that are most Fundamental to Understanding Chess
      >Sacrifices are an essential part of chess. Those who never consider sacrificing will miss countless opportunities and find that promising positions repeatedly slip away. Players who do not appreciate their opponents' sacrificial possibilities will be unable to see danger signs, and find themselves on the wrong end of too many king-hunts. Rather than merely cataloguing the various possibilities and providing examples, LeMoir discusses the possible follow-ups to the sacrifices, the defensive options against them, and the positional factors that might suggest whether the sacrifice will be sound or unsound.
      img

      Essential Chess Sacrifices

      A Guide to the Sacrifices that are most Fundamental to Understanding Chess
      Catalog Code: B0053GB
      Our Price: $24.95

    • How to Play Dynamic Chess
      Size the Moment and Take Full Advantage of Your Chances!
      Chess is fundamentally a dynamic game. Each move changes the situation and the possibilities for both sides. No piece is ever identically as valuable as any other, and their scope changes from move to move. The current generation of supergrandmasters plays unrelentingly dynamic chess, but a great deal of chess literature still deals with chess as if it were a predominantly static game. Much traditional chess teaching is based around rules of thumb that might work well 'on average' or in 'typical' situations, but these rules may not equip players for the specific and sometimes exceptional situations that they face in their games.
      img

      How to Play Dynamic Chess

      Size the Moment and Take Full Advantage of Your Chances!
      Catalog Code: B0123GB
      Our Price: $14.95

    • Fighting Chess with Magnus Carlsen
      This book presents detailed annotations to 64 of Carlsen's best games, together with a description of his career. Also examined are the deficiencies from which he suffered as a young player, and how he overcame these on his way to the top.
      img

      Fighting Chess with Magnus Carlsen

      Catalog Code: B0018OE
      Our Price: $29.95

    • Modern Chess Opening - Semi-Closed Games (1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6) - VOLUME 4
      Modern Chess Opening, vol. 4, Semi-Closed Games course is aimed at teaching a student much of the opening and middlegame methods and intricacies through a theoretical section which includes 266 games/lectures.
      img

      Modern Chess Opening - Semi-Closed Games (1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6) - VOLUME 4

      Catalog Code: WIN0108CV
      Our Price: $31.95

    • The Opening Theory of Go - Modern Joseki and Fuseki - VOLUME 2
      This book, Modern Joseki and Fuseki, Vol. 2, The Opening Theory of Go, was Sakata's second book published in English, the first being Modern Joseki and Fuseki, Vol. 1.
      img

      The Opening Theory of Go - Modern Joseki and Fuseki - VOLUME 2

      Catalog Code: B0064IS
      Our Price: $19.95

    • How to Play the From Gambit
      In this monograph, Eric Schiller presents a state-of-the-art report an the opening together with explanation aimed at the average player. In addition, he provides many new ideas. Both ancient sources and the latest tournament and correspondence games have been examined, many from obscure sources which have not found their way into the body of published theory.
      img

      How to Play the From Gambit

      Catalog Code: CB0191RB
      Our Price: $7.95

    • Hastings 1936
      AN-Algebraic Notation.. Good notes to the games. An Alekhine victory ahead of Fine, Eliskases, Vidmar, among others.
      img

      Hastings 1936

      Catalog Code: B0010CA
      Our Price: $8.95

    • Secrets of a Grandpatzer
      How to Beat Most People and Computers at Chess
      Secrets of a Grandpatzer is the outstanding work by world renowned psychiatrist Kenneth Mark Colby. Mr Colby began this project by trying to help himself become a better player and to raise his United States Chess Federation rating.
      img

      Secrets of a Grandpatzer

      How to Beat Most People and Computers at Chess
      Catalog Code: B0082IS
      Our Price: $19.95

    • Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME I
      Revolution in the 1970s
      This book is the first in a brand new series that follows on from My Great Predecessors and sees chess legend Garry Kasparov reflecting on a pivotal time in chess history. Bobby Fischer's spurt towards the chess summit (1970-1972) marked the approach of a new era affecting all aspects of the game and opening theory in particular.
      img

      Garry Kasparov on Modern Chess - VOLUME I

      Revolution in the 1970s
      Catalog Code: B0137EM
      Our Price: $44.95

    Tell us what you think about this item!
    lb