NIC Yearbook 102 - HARDCOVER EDITION

    The Return of Peter Leko - Sparkling Ideas in the Grunfeld and the Marshall

    NIC Yearbook 102 - HARDCOVER EDITION
    img
    Our Price: $38.95

    Catalog Product Code: B0102HYB

    *Eligible for Media Mail Shipping Details
    In Stock Ready To Ship
    Share product with a friends & opponents!
    img img img img
    Publication Date: June 16, 2012
    Notation Type: FAN - Figurine
    Page Count: 248 Pages

    Book Description

    The Chess Player's Guide to Opening News

    Forum
    Readers from all over the world join in discussions on previous Surveys. Titled players, correspondence players and club players shed their light on opening developments and search for the truth together. With contributions by Viktor Moskalenko, Pavel Skatchkov, Jose Vilela, and many others.

    Benjamin's Opening Takes
    Joel Benjamin's helicopter view on openings swoops to the choices of the 21st century's World Champions, Vladimir Kramnik and Vishy Anand. After Kasparov's reign we have now entered the years of 1.d4. Benjamin takes an in-depth look at the 4.Qc2 Nimzo-Indian and the Lasker Variation of the Queen's Gambit Declined on the highest level.

    Book Reviews
    In his Review Section, Glenn Flear signals a trend towards 1.d4 openings. He follows John Emms' book on "the Nimzo-Indian 'move by move" and gets captivated by Vladimir Barsky's The Ragozin Complex, 'the author's best book yet'. Very detailed theoretical stuff is featured in Aagaard's and Ntirlis' The Tarrasch Defence. The Alterman Gambit Guide: Black Gambits 1 would appear to be on a lighter note, but Flear thinks it's high-quality and a good way to spice up your repertoire.

    Surveys

    • Sicilian Defence - Najdorf Variation 6...Nbd7 - SI 4.1 - Tuncer
    • Sicilian Defence - Delayed Poisoned Pawn Variation - SI 4.8 - Olthof
    • Sicilian Defence - Paulsen Variation 6...Qb6 - SI 41.9 - Fogarasi
    • Sicilian Defence - Paulsen Variation 5.c4 - SI 41.15 - Ninov
    • French Defence - Advance Variation 4...Qb6 - FR 3.3 - Boersma
    • French Defence - Steinitz Variation 8...Bc5 - FR 4.4 - Finkel
    • French Defence - MacCutcheon Variation 6.Bd2 - FR 5.4 - De Dovitiis
    • Ruy Lopez - Jaenisch Variation 7...Qg5 - RL 6.10 - Steenbekkers
    • Ruy Lopez - Berlin Defence 9...Ke8 - RL 7.1 - Anka
    • Scotch Opening - Classical and Mieses Variations - SO 4-5 - Van der Wiel
    • King's Pawn Openings - Two Knights Defence 8.Bd3 - KP 12.8 - Mikhalevski
    • Vienna Game - Fianchetto 2...Nf6 3.g3 - VG 1.11 - Finkel
    • Various Openings - Van Geet Opening 1.Nc3 - VO 12.2/3 - S. Kasparov
    • Queen's Gambit Declined - Blackburne Variation 5.Bf4 - QO 1.7 - V. Georgiev/Arnaudov
    • Slav Defence - Slow Slav 4.e3 - SL 1.6 - Andriasian
    • Slav Defence - Chebanenko Variation 5.a4 - SL 3.1 - Gupta
    • Slav Defence - Marshall Gambit 4.e4 - SL 6.1 - Harika/Karavade
    • Slav Defence - Botvinnik Variation 6.a4 - SL 6.5 - Ikonnikov
    • Slav Defence - Moscow Variation 5.Bg5 h6 - SL 6.6 - Karolyi
    • Nimzo-Indian Defence - Classical Variation 4...0-0 - NI 20.4 - Lukacs/Hazai
    • Nimzo-Indian Defence - Classical Variation 4...0-0 - NI 21.5 - J. Horvath/Juhasz
    • Nimzo-Indian Defence - Westphalia Variation 5.Bg5 - NI 27.9 - A. Kuzmin
    • Queen's Indian Defence - Nimzowitsch Variation 5.b3 b5 - QI 15.4 - Adorjan/Vegh

    Related Products

    • EBOOK - Dangerous Weapons - The Dutch
      Dazzle Your Opponents!
      Perhaps it's time for a change and here's the answer: choose Dangerous Weapons and amaze your opponents with new and exciting opening ideas! In this book, three renowned opening experts get together to take a revolutionary look at the Dutch Defense, one of Black's most ambitious answers to 1. d4. In doing so they take the road less traveled and concentrate on fresh or little-explored variations - selecting a wealth of 'dangerous' options for both colors.
      img

      EBOOK - Dangerous Weapons - The Dutch

      Dazzle Your Opponents!
      Catalog Code: E-B0285EM
      Our Price: $19.95

    • Chess Informant - ISSUE 23
      Chess Informant (Sahovski Informator) is a publishing company based in Belgrade, that periodically produces the book of the same name, as well as the Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings, Encyclopaedia of Chess Endings, Opening Monographs, other print publications, and software (including electronic editions of most print publications).
      img

      Chess Informant - ISSUE 23

      Catalog Code: B0023INF
      Our Price: $17.95

    • Chess Master vs. Chess Amateur
      Chess games played between master and amateur have been chosen, arranged and annotated to help amateurs learn how to avoid a variety of weak strategic and tactical moves. The games include detailed commentary by World Chess Champion Max Euwe and by Walter Meiden, a typical amateur player.
      img

      Chess Master vs. Chess Amateur

      Catalog Code: B0035DV
      Our Price: $14.95

    • Rubinstein Complex of the Nimzo-Indian
      The Nimzo-Indian Defense has been the most enduring and popular contribution to the theory of chess openings by iconoclast and trailblazer Aaron Nimzowitsch. The moves 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 comprise the jumping-off point for the Nimzo-Indian Defense. Akiba Rubinstein, a classicist only four years older than Nimzowistch, formulated the response 4. e3, which starts the Rubinstein Complex. He often intended to continue Nge2, planning to recapture on e3 with the Knight.
      img

      Rubinstein Complex of the Nimzo-Indian

      Catalog Code: CB0007XX

      Regular Price: $9.95

      Special Price: $4.98


    • Beating the Fianchetto Defences
      A Challenging Repertoire Versus Five King's Fianchetto Defences
      Grivas provides a full and detailed repertoire for White against five important openings: the Grunfeld, King's Indian, Benoni, Benko and Modern. In each case, he has recommended a line in which he has a wealth of experience, and has played a significant personal role in developing over many years. The recommendations are geared towards posing Black unconventional problems: your opponents will not be able to churn out lengthy memorized variations, but will need to solve problems at the board in positions that are somewhat different in character from those normally reached in these openings.
      img

      Beating the Fianchetto Defences

      A Challenging Repertoire Versus Five King's Fianchetto Defences
      Catalog Code: B0081GB
      Our Price: $14.95

    • EBOOK - Play the English
      An Active Opening Repertorie for White
      An active opening repertoire for White! The English is a sophisticated opening which is very popular at all levels of chess: from up-and-coming players to World Champions such as Garry Kasparov and Vladimir Kramnik. It has many attractions, including flexibility and diversity: White can play either aggressively or quietly, and positions are rich in both strategy and tactics.
      img

      EBOOK - Play the English

      An Active Opening Repertorie for White
      Catalog Code: E-B0073EM
      Our Price: $19.95

    • EBOOK - Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME IV
      Fischer
      This book brings together the two greatest names in the history of chess. The author, Garry Kasparov, is the world number one and, by common consent, the greatest player ever. The subject of the book, Bobby Fischer, is the only American to have become world champion and is probably the greatest natural talent the world has ever seen.
      img

      EBOOK - Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors - VOLUME IV

      Fischer
      Catalog Code: E-B0135EM
      Our Price: $29.95

    • 222 Opening Traps After 1. d4
      Traps lurk in every stage of a chess game, but they occur especially often in the opening. In this instructional volume, the two internationally recognized masters of the game cover the traps that can be expected after the double advance of the white d-pawn. For every possible opening after 1.d4. including the Queen's Gambit or the King's Indian Defense - there are explanatory texts detailing the most typical trap motifs.
      img

      222 Opening Traps After 1. d4

      Catalog Code: B0010OE
      Our Price: $29.95

    • Winning with the Hypermodern
      Hypermodern chess strategy was the single most devastating innovation of the 20th century chess thought. Fueled by such towering figures as Aron Nimzowitsch and Richard Reti, hypermodern ideas forced their way into prominence and blazed the trail for the dynamic adoption by the Soviet chess school of defences such as the King's Indian and the Grunfeld. With both of these championed by Garry Kasparov, arguably the greatest player of all time, it is clear that hypermodern openings and defences are still setting the agenda in the 21st century.
      img

      Winning with the Hypermodern

      Catalog Code: B0095BT

      Regular Price: $12.95

      Special Price: $6.48


    • Victor Bologan - Selected Games
      1985-2004
      Power Chess at it's Best! Moldovian Grandmaster Victor Bologan is among the world's strongest and most dynamic grandmasters. You are invited to join him on a highly personal, autobiographical journey, as he presents 52 of his games, deeply annotated. These games are highlighted against a background of his life experiences and development, resulting in one of the most splendid game collections available today.
      img

      Victor Bologan - Selected Games

      1985-2004
      Catalog Code: B0028RE
      Our Price: $29.95

    Tell us what you think about this item!
    lb