Complete Slav I

    Complete Slav I
    img
    Our Price: $31.95

    Catalog Product Code: B0002EV

    *Eligible for Media Mail Shipping Details
    In Stock Ready To Ship
    Share product with a friends & opponents!
    img img img img
    Publication Date: September 6, 2012

    Book Description

    The Slav Defense is currently the most popular closed opening, appearing in the opening repertoire of the overwhelming majority of top class grandmasters. A competitive chess player playing 1.d4 faces the opening in almost every tournament, and for Black it can be used in just about every second game. Over a number of years I have played various different lines of the opening with both colors and analyzed it both individually and in cooperation with many well-known grandmasters. Now I have decided to give the opportunity to anyone who feels like it to enter a grandmaster's laboratory and see my professional approach to various opening lines. Measures have been taken lest the work should swell to enormous size. Textual annotations to variations and evaluations are not given throughout the book but only in cases where I thought it to be important and not too obvious. As for the rest, a conventional abridged evaluation system has been used. All noteworthy lines have been analyzed in detail. Also many novelties have been introduced with enclosed analyses. At the same time many weak and inessential moves, although in some cases with a considerable praxis, have been evaluated briefly. I will be glad if my work turns out to be a good aid in learning the Slav Defense - an exceptionally interesting opening, rich in both strategic and tactical ideas. This book is rated for skilled chess players. The theoretical material is given as of July 2012.

    Related Products

    • Chess Archives
      Chess Archives was published monthly by a team of Dutch chess opening analysts, headed by former World Champion Dr. Max Euwe. If a new opening trick or trap were discovered, one could be sure it would appear soon in Chess Archives. Readers of established books like Modern Chess Openings could have an unpleasant surprise when a line the were playing had been refuted by new discoveries. That was unlikely to happen to any reader of Chess Archives because the new issues would always contain the latest stuff.
      img

      Chess Archives

      Catalog Code: B0194IS
      Our Price: $29.95

    • Winning with the Pirc
      The Pirc Defense is back in favor 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 followed by 3..g6. The problem of Black's counterplay has been solved. You must be ready to play Black's thrust in the center with the popular ..e5. Then there are other plans depending on what White does. Against some setups Black must counter with ..c5, then at other times play ..c6 followed by ..b5. We give you that analysis so you can set back and hope someone plays 1.e4 against you.
      img

      Winning with the Pirc

      Catalog Code: CB0117CD

      Regular Price: $8.95

      Special Price: $3.58


    • 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

    • Sam Loyd: His Story and Best Problems
      Sam loyd is widely considered to be the finest chess composer that ever lived, often authorizing problems with witty themes that would challenge even the strongest of players. What isn't so well known is that he was also one of the best chess players in the U.S.,despite having a playing style that was highly flawed. Like his problems, Sam would often try to create fantastic combinations over the board during his games, rather than simplifying and going for the win.

      This book, edited by Grandmaster Andrew Soltis, presents 58 of Sam Loyd's problems for your consideration. In addition to the puzzles, the author extensively discusses the man behind the puzzles.
      img

      Sam Loyd: His Story and Best Problems

      Catalog Code: CB0107CD

      Regular Price: $5.95

      Special Price: $2.38


    • NIC Yearbook 99 - PAPERBACK EDITION
      Amber Winner Levon Aronian - Fireworks in the QGD
      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 99 - PAPERBACK EDITION

      Amber Winner Levon Aronian - Fireworks in the QGD
      Catalog Code: B0099PYB
      Our Price: $29.95

    • An Opening Repertoire for the Attacking Player
      The average club or tournament player has little time for an exhaustive study of opening theory, but does need to obtain a satisfactory middle-game position. This work is intended to provide all he needs to know to reach interesting and sharp positions which offer good prospects for the imaginative player. The authors give one line against each popular variation, with particular care being taken to choose systems which will suit the attacking player's style.
      img

      An Opening Repertoire for the Attacking Player

      Catalog Code: B0113BT

      Regular Price: $12.95

      Special Price: $5.18


    • The Chess of Bobby Fischer
      Bobby Fischer is regarded as the greatest chess player of all time. A movie "Searching for Bobby Fischer" was made about two of the times he disappeared. Although there are many books about Bobby Fischer, this is the only one that deals in depth with his second, in 1992, match against Boris Spassky and the one that explores in greatest depth his playing style and thought process.
      img

      The Chess of Bobby Fischer

      Catalog Code: B0102IS
      Our Price: $25.95

    • Grandmaster Preparation - Calculation
      PAPERBACK
      If you are human, then this book will offer you practical advice and an effective training plan to think differently and make decisions far more efficiently.
      img

      Grandmaster Preparation - Calculation

      PAPERBACK
      Catalog Code: B0078QT
      Our Price: $29.95

    • Bobby Fischer - The Wandering King
      Chess devotees simply can't get enough of Bobby Fischer. Every facet of his personality and his play unfolds in this biographical study. In addition to analyzing his exceptional talent, it captures and puts into perspective his tough youth, anti-social tendencies, fights against the chess authorities, and growing mental illness.
      img

      Bobby Fischer - The Wandering King

      Catalog Code: B0043BT

      Regular Price: $12.95

      Special Price: $5.18


    • Chess Praxis
      A supplement to the Chess player's handbook, containing all the most important modern improvements in the openings, illustrated by actual games; a revised code of chess laws; and a collection of Mr. Morphy's matches, &c., in England and France.
      img

      Chess Praxis

      Catalog Code: B0007QT
      Our Price: $29.95

    Tell us what you think about this item!
    lb