New in Chess Yearbook 117
The Forum Section has a highly interesting discussion on the book The Lazy Man’s Sicilian with contributions by Ashot Nadanian and Dvoretsky. Other contributions by, among others, Bogdan Lalic and Viacheslav Zakhartsov.
Joel Benjamin continues his new column Repertoire Building with Benjamin writing about a consistent and non-labour-intensive approach to Sicilians with 2 ... Nc6.
In Kuzmin’s Harvest, Alexey Kuzmin takes a look at important opening developments in the World Cup in Baku.
This Yearbook has a preview of the new version of A Chess Opening Repertoire for Blitz and Rapid, written by the well-known grandmaster Evgeny Sveshnikov and his son Vladimir.
Glenn Flear reviews Junior Tay’s The Old Indian: move by move, Simon Williams’ the killer Dutch, The Lazy Man’s Sicilian by Valeri Bronznik and Steve Giddins, and Boris Avrukh’s new Grandmaster Repertoire installment, no. 1A: 1.d4 - The Catalan.
- Najdorf Variation 6.Bc4 - Almeida
- Najdorf Variation 6.h3 - Lukacs/Hazai
- Basman-Sale Variation 4...Bc5 - Sale
- Alapin Variation 2.c3 - Adorjan
- Steinitz Variation 9.dxc5 - Fogarasi
- Portuguese Variation 2...Nf6, 3...Bg4 - Smerdon
- 3.Ne5 Ne4 Line - Wolochowicz
- Exchange Variation 5...f6 - Kasparov
- Breyer Variation 9...Nb8 - Olthof
- Max Lange Gambit 5.d4 - Karolyi
King’s Pawn Openings
- Two Knights: 4.d4 complex - Flear
- Modern Defence 3.Nf3 d5 - Van der Wiel
Queen’s Gambit Declined
- Blackburne Variation 5.Bf4 - Ikonnikov
- Accepted: Other Moves 5...e6 - Almasi
- Marshall Gambit 4.e4 - Ninov
- Accepted 4...dxc4 - Duda
Queen’s Indian Defence
- Nimzowitsch Variation 4...Ba6 - Illingworth
Grünfeld Indian Defence
- Anti-Grünfeld 3.f3 - Rodi
King’s Indian Defence
- Classical Main Line 9...Nd7 - Szabo
- Classical Main Line 9.b4 - Kuzmin
- Symmetrical Variation 4.g3 - Matamoros/Stella
- Flohr-Mikenas Variation 3...d5 - Bosch
- Variation 1...d5 2.c4 e6 - De Dovitiis
- Nimzowitsch/Larsen 1.b3 - Jobava
With more than 75 practical opening exercises to test your understanding