Gruenfeld Defense Russian Variations

    Gruenfeld Defense Russian Variations
    img
    Our Price: $14.95

    Catalog Product Code: B0134IS

    *Eligible for Media Mail Shipping Details
    In Stock Ready To Ship
    Share product with a friends & opponents!
    img img img img
    Publication Date: June 4, 2012
    Notation Type: AN - Algebraic
    Page Count: 124 Pages

    Book Description

    The Gruenfeld Defense is one of the most reliable chess defenses for Black these days, and the evaluation of the Exchange Variation (4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3) keeps changing all the time. There is another system for white, however, which has maintained its vitality over many years. This is the Russian System, which involves placement of the white queen at b3, where it puts pressure on the light squares. The move Qdl-b3 can be played at the fourth or fifth turn, although, as we will see, it is more advantageously employed after the g1 knight has been developed at f3.

    The Russian Variations are becoming more and more popular, however, as players tire of pitting home analysis against home analysis. There is every reason to believe that White can secure a small advantage by deploying his queen at b3. Many great prayers have employed this strategy, and some of their play is exhibited in the Games section of this book.

    This little book is designed to give you all you need to pray the white side of the Russian Variations. It includes only those lines which are best for White.

    About the Author(s)

    Eric Schiller (born March 20, 1955 in New York City) is an American chess player, trainer, arbiter and one of the most prolific authors of books on chess in the 20th century. In 1974, Schiller was the Illinois Junior Champion. Schiller played for the University of Chicago team several times at the Pan American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship. He was an organizer of the Hawaii International chess festivals 1994-98 including 1998 US Open California Champion 1995. Later that year, he appeared as a chess adviser for the music group Phish on some of the stops for their "Chess Tour" where they played an ongoing game of two chess moves per tour stop and some "band vs. audience" partial games as part of their stage performance. Schiller was an arbiter at several notable games and championships including the FIDE World Chess Championship 2000. While Vladimir Kramnik and Garry Kasparov opted not to participate in the event, they had both endorsed Schiller for this sensitive role during the planning stages.

    As of April 2009, Schiller has a FIDE rating of 2166. He is also an International Arbiter and International Trainer. Schiller's expertise and publications in the Flohr-Zaitsev Variation made him a sought-after expert when Gary Kasparov used that opening at the second game at the World Chess Championship 1990.

    Related Products

    • The Sicilian Scheveningen - Move by Move
      This new series provides an ideal platform to study chess openings. By continually challenging the reader to answer probing questions throughout the book, the Move by Moveformat greatly encourages the learning and practising of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of opening knowledge.
      img

      The Sicilian Scheveningen - Move by Move

      Catalog Code: B0345EM
      Our Price: $27.95

    • The Chess-Player's Companion
      This is the third in a series of three books by Howard Staunton, who is considered to have been the best player in the world at that time.
      img

      The Chess-Player's Companion

      Catalog Code: B0098IS
      Our Price: $29.95

    • Checkmate for Children
      Mastering the Most Important Skill in Chess
      Beginners of all ages will win more games after studying this easy-to-follow book. This isn't another random collection of puzzles, but a systematic course that teaches you how to checkmate your opponent. Experienced chess coach Kevin Stark explains elementary mating patterns in all the important positions and provides many tests to see if you have really mastered the technique.
      img

      Checkmate for Children

      Mastering the Most Important Skill in Chess
      Catalog Code: B0091NIC

      Regular Price: $14.95

      Special Price: $7.48


    • 500 Master Games of Chess
      Three Books in One - Open Games, Semi-Open Games & Closed Games
      Vast collection of great chess games from 1798-1938, with much material nowhere else readily available. Fully annotated, arranged by opening for easier study. 150 years of master play!
      img

      500 Master Games of Chess

      Three Books in One - Open Games, Semi-Open Games & Closed Games
      Catalog Code: B0029DV
      Our Price: $29.95

    • Chess Endgame Quiz
      Can you Find the Best Move?
      This challenging book features two hundred challenges in the multiple choice format that has proved so popular for chess-playing readers. These instructive, elegant and entertaining positions will not only challenge and entertain you, but will also teach you how to improve your endgame while trying to find the best move of the three choices presented.
      img

      Chess Endgame Quiz

      Can you Find the Best Move?
      Catalog Code: B0035CZ
      Our Price: $14.95

    • The California Chess Reporter - VOLUME 2
      September 1953 - June 1955
      This volume includes reprints “The Chess Players”, originally from the October 1953 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. The story of Zeno the Rat by Charles Harness faithfully recreates the small chess club atmosphere of 60 years ago.
      img

      The California Chess Reporter - VOLUME 2

      September 1953 - June 1955
      Catalog Code: B0181IS
      Our Price: $29.95

    • Grandmaster at Work
      Soviet Grandmaster Alexander Kotov (1913-1981) was both a top ranking player and a world-famous author. Champion of his country, winner of international tournaments, and even a contender for the world chess championship, he is best known to players in the west as the author of the best-selling Think Like a Grandmaster and the sequel Play Like a Grandmaster.
      img

      Grandmaster at Work

      Catalog Code: B0008AC
      Our Price: $19.95

    • The Sicilian Defense - Grandmaster Repertoire 6
      Grandmaster Repertoire is a new series of high quality chess books based on the main lines, written by strong grandmasters. The aim is to provide the reader with a complete repertoire at a level good enough for elite tournaments, and certainly also for the club championship. Grandmaster Repertoire provides a repertoire to last a lifetime.
      img

      The Sicilian Defense - Grandmaster Repertoire 6

      Catalog Code: B0039QT
      Our Price: $34.95

    • Checkmate in Prague
      The Memoirs of a Grandmaster
      Ludek Pachman's account of his political struggles is interspersed with numerous chess anecdotes about many of the masters he faced in tournament play, such as Alekhine, Bobby Fischer, Botvinnik, and Tal
      img

      Checkmate in Prague

      The Memoirs of a Grandmaster
      Catalog Code: B0138IS
      Our Price: $29.95

    • Building Up Your Chess
      Building Up Your Chess makes use of colorful graphs and a new, more logical method of expressing the evaluation of a chess position to teach the critical skill of assessing how you stand. Lev Alburt's unique experience as both a top-level champion and a world-renowned teacher allow him to explain in a clear, logical way how to master chess.
      img

      Building Up Your Chess

      Catalog Code: B0012LV

      Regular Price: $29.95

      Special Price: $14.98


    Tell us what you think about this item!
    lb