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

    • Chess Praxis
      21st Century Edition
      This book is Grandmaster Aron Nimzowitsch's companion volume to MY SYSTEM. This classic is one of the best selling and most instructive chess books of all time. Thousands of satisfied customers have used this book to improve their understanding of positional chess play.
      img

      Chess Praxis

      21st Century Edition
      Catalog Code: B0008HY
      Our Price: $17.95

    • Dutch KNSB Scholastic Chess Course - STUDENT WORKBOOK 2
      This celebrated chess tutorial system is the number-one course of its kind - to enable one to confidently teach kids the game, in the same way that European students have learned successfully the 'art of chess' for over 18 years.
      img

      Dutch KNSB Scholastic Chess Course - STUDENT WORKBOOK 2

      Catalog Code: B0002KNSB
      Our Price: $9.95

    • Nunn's Chess Endings - VOLUME 1
      The Definitive Work on Practical Endgame Tactics
      In this major two-volume work, renowned endgame theoretician John Nunn teaches the skills that are most important to success in practical endgames. Going beyond standard texts, Dr Nunn shows how to apply knowledge of standard endgames to find the right methods in tricky real-life practical situations - even when they differ greatly from the idealized forms given by traditional endgame manuals.
      img

      Nunn's Chess Endings - VOLUME 1

      The Definitive Work on Practical Endgame Tactics
      Catalog Code: B0163GB
      Our Price: $29.95

    • Understanding Chess Move by Move
      A Top-Class Grandmaster Explains Step-By-Step How Chess Games are Won

      Publisher: Gambit
      Author: John Nunn
      Year of Publication: 2008 Pages: 240
      Notation Type: Figurine (FN)


      Book Description John Nunn is one of the most highly regarded chess writers in the world. He has carefully selected thirty modern games to help the reader understand the most important aspects of chess and to illustrate modern chess principles in action. Virtually every move is explained using words that everyone can understand. Jargon is avoided as far as possible. Almost all the examples are taken from the 1990s and show how key ideas are handled by the grandmasters of today. The emphasis is on general principles that readers will be able to use in their own games, and detailed analysis is only given where it is necessary. Each game contains many lessons, but to guide the reader through the most important ideas in each phase of the game, the thirty games are grouped thematically into those highlighting opening, middlegame and endgame themes. About the Author(s) John Nunn is a grandmaster from England. He has won four individual gold medals and three team silver medals at Chess Olympiads. In the Chess World Cup of 1988/9, he finished sixth overall, ahead of several former World Champions. He is arguably the most highly acclaimed chess writer in the world, with two of his books receiving the prestigious British Chess Federation Book of the Year Award.
      img

      Understanding Chess Move by Move

      A Top-Class Grandmaster Explains Step-By-Step How Chess Games are Won
      Catalog Code: B0086GB
      Our Price: $22.95

    • NIC Yearbook 93 - HARDCOVER EDITION
      Short Shrift to the Caro-Kann
      New In Chess Yearbook, which appears four times a year, contains the latest news in chess openings, and each issue brings you dozens of new ideas on the cutting edge of modern chess theory. The Yearbook not only covers the latest fashion, but also offers fresh insights into underrated gambits, rare continuations, and almost forgotten weapons. A must-have publication for serious chess students.
      img

      NIC Yearbook 93 - HARDCOVER EDITION

      Short Shrift to the Caro-Kann
      Catalog Code: B0093HYB
      Our Price: $38.95

    • Scotch Game
      The Scotch Game is an ideal opening weapon for White: it's ambitious and yet totally sound; it's also easy to learn but leads to a wide variety of positions. It was a particular favourite for Garry Kasparov, who invigorated it with a number of key discoveries to make it an opening to be feared throughout the chess world. In this book, Yelena Dembo takes a modern-day look at the Scotch Game.
      img

      Scotch Game

      Catalog Code: B0324EM
      Our Price: $28.95

    • Sacrifices in the Sicilian
      The Sicilian Defense is the most exciting of all chess openings and the most popular at all levels of play. The attacking and tactical possibilities of the Sicilian are numerous. There are many sacrificial ideas that occur time and again in the Sicilian, and it is the task of this book to clarify and analyze them
      img

      Sacrifices in the Sicilian

      Catalog Code: B0070IS
      Our Price: $25.95

    • American Chess Art
      There is no longer any excuse for study enthusiasts familiar with the contemporary scene to remain uninformed, as I admit to have been myself, about the development of composition on the other side of the Atlantic. All is now revealed by the man most competent to do so. Walter Korn, for many years the leading American endgame columnist, traces the evolution of the endgame study. Walter Korn writes with feeling. He shares the suffering and elation of those he writes about. He has been through it all himself and his descriptive writing stems from a deep love of his subject and of the work of his compatriots. A warm hearted book." - an excerpt from a review by C.M. Bent in the British Chess Magazine.
      img

      American Chess Art

      Catalog Code: CB0038CD

      Regular Price: $4.95

      Special Price: $2.48


    • SHOPWORN - Chess Developments - The Grunfeld
      In this book, David Vigorito examines the most theoretically important and instructive Grunfeld games, highlighting the main developments and novelties for both sides. Studying this book will provide you with vital information on a popular opening.
      img

      SHOPWORN - Chess Developments - The Grunfeld

      Catalog Code: SWB0377EM

      Regular Price: $29.95

      Special Price: $14.98


    • Attack with Black
      A Ukrainian Champion Provides a Blockbuster Repertoire with the Benko and Blumenfeld Gambits
      Aveskulov examines all of White's options and move-orders after 1 d4 Nf6, and shows an aggressive reply to each of them.
      img

      Attack with Black

      A Ukrainian Champion Provides a Blockbuster Repertoire with the Benko and Blumenfeld Gambits
      Catalog Code: B0182GB
      Our Price: $22.95

    Tell us what you think about this item!
    lb