NIC Yearbook 102 - HARDCOVER EDITION

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

NIC Yearbook 102 - HARDCOVER EDITION
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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

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