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The Four Knights

192 Seiten, kartoniert, Everyman, 2003.

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International Master Jan Pinski delves into the secrets of the Four Knights for the first time, studying the tactical and strategic ideas for both white and black players.

The Four Knights has the distinction of being one of the oldest openings in the history of chess. In a king's pawn opening, both players bring out their knights before contemplating further development. Despite its deceptively peaceful appearance, the Four Knights can lead to wild gambit play as well as calmer positional waters, while adherents include the renowned tactician from Latvia, Alexei Shirov.

In this new book, International Master Jan Pinski delves into the secrets of the Four Knights for the first time, studying the tactical and strategic ideas for both white and black players. Pinski covers both the fashionable main lines and the tricky sidelines, bringing the reader right up to date with the expanding theory.

  • Written by a leading openings expert
  • Covers both White's and Black's main options
  • A popular choice for club and tournament players

International Master Jan Pinski is a young and talented player from Poland, who is also well regarded as an openings theoretician. His earlier works for Everyman include Sicilian Kalashnikov (co-authored with the Danish International Master Jacob Aagaard) and Classical Dutch.

The Four Knights has made a comeback to the international chess circuit. Once it was used by the shameless in order to make a draw in a dozen or so moves, but now it has become a strong surprise weapon and a real alternative to the Ruy Lopez and other main openings. Based on home preparation and serious analysis it has been possible for top players to use this system to fight for an advantage. Objectively the different variations only give equality, but that is the eternal problem of openings. Against strong black defence, White cannot force an advantage. Chess is a fighting game where the better-prepared player will usually prove an advantage. That is why ancient and forgotten openings have come back into tournament chess. It is often possible to find a lot of new ideas in these openings from the 19th century, where the understanding of chess was far different from what it is today. I would like to recommend:

4 g3, the Glek System, for those who need an hour or so to recover from a party the evening before, before getting into the game.

4 d4 exd4 5 Nd5!? for those addicted to tricks and complications.

4 a3 as an advanced trick, but mainly for those who like absolutely no theory

4 d4 and 5 Nxd4 for a calm, positional and somewhat harmless game.

4 Bb5 for either a quiet, positional game or a real fireworks, depending on Black's response.

This book deals with many typical ideas and plans. Learning and understanding these is essential. They will help you when you enter into new territory, and they will also help you remember what you need to remember. I hope you enjoy reading the book as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Finally, I would like to thanks National Candidate Master Tomasz Olenderek for his kindness, and for letting me use his great archive of chess material. Special thanks for assistance, a critical viewpoint and the new idea 4 Bb5 Bd6 5 g4!? to National Master Rafal Przedmojski.

Jan Pinski Warsaw, April 2003, Introduction

International Master Jan Pinski delves into the secrets of the Four Knights for the first time, studying the tactical and strategic ideas for both white and black players.

The Four Knights has the distinction of being one of the oldest openings in the history of chess. In a king's pawn opening, both players bring out their knights before contemplating further development. Despite its deceptively peaceful appearance, the Four Knights can lead to wild gambit play as well as calmer positional waters, while adherents include the renowned tactician from Latvia, Alexei Shirov.

In this new book, International Master Jan Pinski delves into the secrets of the Four Knights for the first time, studying the tactical and strategic ideas for both white and black players. Pinski covers both the fashionable main lines and the tricky sidelines, bringing the reader right up to date with the expanding theory.

  • Written by a leading openings expert
  • Covers both White's and Black's main options
  • A popular choice for club and tournament players

International Master Jan Pinski is a young and talented player from Poland, who is also well regarded as an openings theoretician. His earlier works for Everyman include Sicilian Kalashnikov (co-authored with the Danish International Master Jacob Aagaard) and Classical Dutch.

The Four Knights has made a comeback to the international chess circuit. Once it was used by the shameless in order to make a draw in a dozen or so moves, but now it has become a strong surprise weapon and a real alternative to the Ruy Lopez and other main openings. Based on home preparation and serious analysis it has been possible for top players to use this system to fight for an advantage. Objectively the different variations only give equality, but that is the eternal problem of openings. Against strong black defence, White cannot force an advantage. Chess is a fighting game where the better-prepared player will usually prove an advantage. That is why ancient and forgotten openings have come back into tournament chess. It is often possible to find a lot of new ideas in these openings from the 19th century, where the understanding of chess was far different from what it is today. I would like to recommend:

4 g3, the Glek System, for those who need an hour or so to recover from a party the evening before, before getting into the game.

4 d4 exd4 5 Nd5!? for those addicted to tricks and complications.

4 a3 as an advanced trick, but mainly for those who like absolutely no theory

4 d4 and 5 Nxd4 for a calm, positional and somewhat harmless game.

4 Bb5 for either a quiet, positional game or a real fireworks, depending on Black's response.

This book deals with many typical ideas and plans. Learning and understanding these is essential. They will help you when you enter into new territory, and they will also help you remember what you need to remember. I hope you enjoy reading the book as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Finally, I would like to thanks National Candidate Master Tomasz Olenderek for his kindness, and for letting me use his great archive of chess material. Special thanks for assistance, a critical viewpoint and the new idea 4 Bb5 Bd6 5 g4!? to National Master Rafal Przedmojski.

Jan Pinski Warsaw, April 2003, Introduction

Details
Sprache Englisch
Autor Pinski, Jan
Verlag Everyman
Medium Buch
Gewicht 300 g
Breite 15,6 cm
Höhe 23,4 cm
Seiten 192
ISBN-10 185744311X
ISBN-13 9781857443110
Erscheinungsjahr 2003
Einband kartoniert
Inhalte

004 Bibliography

005 Introduction

1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Nc3 Nf6

Part One: 4 Bb5: Spanish Four Knights

007 1 Spanish Four Knights with 4...Bb4

017 2 Spanish Four Knights with 4...Nd4

032 3 Spanish Four Knights: Sidelines

Part Two: 4 d4 exd4 5 Nxd4: Scotch Four Knights

040 4 Scotch Four Knights: The Main Line

059 5 Scotch Four Knights: Sidelines after 7...d5

072 6 Scotch Four Knights: Sidelines after 5 Nxd4

Part Three: Other Systems

086 7 4 d4 Bb4

102 8 The Belgrade Gambit

131 9 Glek System with 4...Bc5

146 10 Glek System with 4...d5

168 11 Glek System: Sidelines

181 12 Unusual Fourth Moves by White

190 Index of Complete Games

INDEX OF COMPLETE GAMES

026Acs-Khalifman, Hoogeveen 2002

011Adams-Korchnoi, Madrid 1996

061Alekhine-Lasker, Moscow 1914

115Almasi.I-Bezgodov, Balatonbereny 1996

053Arkhipov-Zaitsev, Moscow 1992

171Belikov-Zaitsev, Moscow 1996

117Bellon Lopez-Izeta Txabarri, Elgoibar 1998

105Bellon Lopez-Jamieson, Wijk aan Zee 1977

010Berg.K-Bronstein, Tastrup 1990

044Berg-Sokolov.l, Malmö 2001

074Bezman-Varavin, Perm 1997

181Blehm-Socko, Warsaw 2002

076Bondarevsky-Bronstein, Moscow 1945

040Bykhovsky-Howell, Cappelle la Grande 1995

049Christiansen-Gelfand, Munich 1992

099Egorov-Iuldachev, Aden 2002

007Forster-Hjartarson, Leipzig 1996

036Gallagher-Cooper, British League 2001

142Ganguly-Acs, Pardubice 2002

173Glek-Grabarczyk, Griesheim 2002

144Glek-Inkiov, Porto San Giorgio 2001

177Glek-Klovans, Willingen 2001

162Glek-Kroeze, The Netherlands 1996

154Glek-Marcelin, Germany 2001

137Glek-Mikhalchishin, Dortmund 1998

165Glek-Nikolic, Wijk aan Zee 1997

178Glek-Onischuk, Biel 1996

168Glek-Vucic, Zillertal 1993

175Glek-Wells, Ostend 1993

138Glek-Zeier, Baden-Baden 2002

072Godena-Beliavsky, Reggio Emilia 1995/96

055Golubev-Malaniuk, Alushta 1994

184Golubovic-Szabo, Budapest 1995

123Gutnikow-Tal, Leningrad 1951

157Harikrishna-Cvek, Poroto 2002

125Hartoch-Timman, Leeuwarden 1978

136Hector-Barkhagen, Swedish Championship, Skara 2002

169Hector-Hartman, Port Erin 1996

161Hector-Johannessen, Malmö 2002

139Hector-Sokolov.I, Malmö 1997

159Hector-Timoshenko, Bled Olympiad 2002

064Hnydiuk-Kiselev, Zabrzanski Wrzesien 1994

014luldachev-Kholmov, Kazakhstan 1994

020Ivanchuk-Svidler, Li\'f1ares 1999

023Kamsky-Adams, Dortmund 1992

120Kenworthy-Van der Sterren, Ramsgate 1981

122Kersten-Voetter, Correspondence 1993

083Kobalija-Sevostianov, Moscow 1994

042Kountz-Van den Doel, Deizisau 2000

163Kovalevskaya-Xie Jun, New Delhi 2000

063Kucera-Oral, Prerov 1995

051Lautier-Sokolov.I, Correré 1992

119Lesiege-Gligoric, Montreal 1998

146Lima-Santos, Brazil 2000

048Lutz-Yusupov, Munich 1992

054Malakhov-Pinter, Balatonbereny 1995

061Malakhov-Yemelin, Ekaterinburg 1996

150Marinkovic-Yuneev, Leningrad 1989

126Monson-Milat, correspondence 1996

148Motwani-Christensen, Copenhagen 1991

024Motylev-Grischuk, Moscow 2001

029Movsesian-Illescas Cordoba, Elista Olympiad 1998

093Nadyrhanov-Safin, Bishkek 1993

019Nikolenko-Aleksandrov, Smolensk 2000

043Nunn-Sulskis, Moscow Olympiad 1994

046Pavasovic-Beliavsky, Portoroz 1999

109Pcola-Polgar.S, Brazil 1994

056Pedersen-Khruschiov, Bled Olympiad 2002

131Pinski-Pedzich, Czestochowa 1998

096Polovodin-Rutman, Leningrad 1978

081Reefat Bin Sattar-Hebden, Dhaka 1995

079Rozentalis-Adams, Koge 1997

086Santo Roman-Hector, Manila Olympiad 1992

134Schmaltz-Romanishin, Franken 2001

133Seger-Koch, Dortmund 2001

098Sermek-Medancic, Bled 1998

140Shaked-Léko, Tilburg 1997

153Shariyazdanov-Blauert, Calcutta 2002

066Shirov-Karpov, Moscow 1992

097Skripchenko Lautier-Adams, Bundestiga 2001

114Skrobek-Pinkas, Wroclaw 1987

152Smyslov-Polugaevsky, Baku 1961

158Solovjov-Gavritenkov, Tula 1999

059Spangenberg-Yemelin, Bratislava 1993

012Speelman-Karpov, Li\'f1ares 1992

017Spielmann-Rubinstein, Baden-Baden 1925

102Svidler-Cherepkov, Leningrad 1990

111Svidler-Morozevich, Moscow 2002 /

185Tarrasch-Lasker, World Ch. (game 3) Berlin 1916

090Todorov-Delchev, Bulgaria 1995

089Trabert-Flear.G, Asti 1998

129Van Der Weide-Timmermans, Sas Van Gent 1996

187Van der Wiel-Timman, Wijk aan Zee 1985

106Van Haastert-Golod, Dieren 1998

034Winsnes-Hector, 0rebro 1998

69Yandemirov-Aleksandrov, St Petersburg 1996

095Yandemirov-Bezgodov, Smolensk 1992

037Yemelin-Kharlov, Moskow 2002

032Yudasin-Sagalchik, Kemerovo 1995

Das Vierspringerspiel 1.e4 e5 2.Sf3 Sc6 3.Sf3 Sf6 ist eine der ältesten Eröffnungen, die vermutlich jeder Schachspieler schon einmal auf dem Brett hatte. Der polnische internationale Meister Jan Pinski setzt sich in seinem Buch The Four Knights nicht nur mit den klassischen Varianten 4.d4 bzw. 4.Lb5 auseinander, sondern auch mit der moderneren Glek-Variante 4.g3 sowie den diversen weißen Abweichungen im 4. Zug.

Das Grundproblem des Anziehenden ist dabei, dass er in kaum einer Variante ernsthaft auf Vorteil hoffen darf. Laut Pinski ist das aber kaum ein Unterschied zu anderen Eröffnungen, da Weiß auch dort bei guter schwarzer Verteidigung in der Eröffnung über den Ausgleich nicht hinauskommt. Deshalb sei auch das Vierspringerspiel für Weiß eine gute Wahl, wenn er

- es mit 4.g3 langsam angehen möchte

- mit 4.d4 exd4 5.Sd5 tricksen möchte

- mit 4.a3 die Theorie absolut vermeiden möchte

- mit 4.d4 exd4 5.Sxd4 ruhig und po-sitionell spielen möchte

- mit 4. Lb5 dem Schwarzen die Wahl zwischen einer eher ruhigen und einer lebhaften Partie überlassen möchte.

In The Four Knights werden die typischen Ideen und Pläne an Hand von 99 vollständig kommentierten Partien in 12 Kapiteln dargestellt. Der Schwerpunkt dabei liegt aber eindeutig auf den in den Anmerkungen verteilten theoretischen Varianten. Am Abschluss eines jeden Kapitels gibt der Autor eine schnörkellose und klare Zusammenfassung. Da es sich bei The Four Knights nicht um ein Repertoirebuch handelt, kommt Schwarz eigentlich immer ganz gut weg; das Vierspringerspiel ist schließlich kaum die Waffe, mit der Weiß ernsthaft um Eröffnungsvorteil kämpfen kann.

Vermisst habe ich eigentlich nur einen Variantenindex, da man sich damit das Auffinden und Nachschlagen der Varianten einfacher machen könnte. Zusammenfassend lässt sich sagen, dass Jan Pinski das vermutlich beste zur Zeit erhältliche Buch über das Vierspringerspiel geschrieben hat. Wer ein Buch über das Vierspringerspiel benötigt, kann hier gerne zugreifen.

Thomas Schian, Rochade Europa 01/2004

The Four Knights

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