Secrets of Opening Surprises 10
Secrets of Opening Surprises brings you a wide variety of unusual opening ideas. They may seem outrageous at first sight, but have proven to be perfectly playable.
An SOS deviates very early from the regular lines in a mainstream opening, usually even before move six! That is why it is so easy to actually bring the variation on the board. You will baffle your opponent without having studied large quantities of stuffy theory.
1 Jeroen Bosch: The SOS Files
2 Dorian Rogozenco: The Blumenfeld Gambit
3 Jeroen Bosch: The Lewis Gambit
4 Dimitri Reinderman: The Retreat Variation
5 Adrian Mikhalchishin: Steinitz's Anti-French
6 Arthur Kogan: Slav: the Bellon-Murey Variation
7 Jeroen Bosch: Slav: a Marshall Gambit of Sorts
8 Alexander Finkel: Queen's Fianchetto in the Alekhine
9 Igor Lysyj: Grünfeld Indian: Kruppa Variation
10 Igor Khenkin: SOS in a Flexible Caro-Kann
11 Sergey Tiviakov: Queen's Indian: Double Fianchetto
12 Adrian Mikhalchishin: Sicilian: Romanishin Variation
13 Jeroen Bosch: Modern Provocation
14 David Navara: Tricky Line vs the Slav
15 Alexander Finkel: Taking Chances in the Volga
16 Or Cohen: Petroff for Beginners
17 Jeroen Bosch: Winning Ugly in the Tarrasch
"For throwing your opponent off balance, it is hard to beat this series."
Bob Long, Chessco
"The variations can be exceedingly difficult if you are not prepared."
Carsten Hansen, ChessCafe
"The most entertaining of books about openings that I know of (...) I recommend SOS because it is so much fun, to be sure, but also for its practical utility."
IM John Watson, The Week in Chess
"These suggestions are very attractive to club players."
Joe Petrolito, Australian Chess
"No matter what you play, you will find something exciting here."
"A refreshing book, full of rare, uncommon but sound ideas that can spice up the opening repertoire of any tournament player."
The Washington Post
"You'll be glad you joined Bosch's bandwagon."
IM Jeremy Silman
"Tricky opening ideas, not much to learn, surprise value and lots of fun."
GM Glenn Flear