New in Chess Yearbook 119
Baadur Jobava himself explains the big fun of the Jobava opening (1.d4, 2.Bf4, 3.Nc3), and Rene Olthoff pays tribute to Genna Sosonko: his Dragons, his Catalans, his deep knowledge and sparkling personality.
Joel Benjamin continues his column Repertoire Building , helping club players to create a synergetic set of non-labor-intensive lines. Here he concentrates on organizing an anti-IQP repertoire for Black.
In the 256 pages of this issue of the Yearbook you will further find answers to urgent questions such as:
- How did Karjakin built his Candidates’ victory on a gritty QI line for Black?
- Which radical change did Wojtaszek initiate in the Rubinstein Nimzo-Indian?
- How do you crush a 2700+ player in the Berlin?
- Why would you play the ‘patzer check’ 7.Qa4+ in the Exchange Grünfeld?
- With which risky sideline did Li Chao shake up a 2600+ player’s Queen’s Gambit?
- Which beautiful novelty did Denis Khismatullin introduce in the Krause Slav?
- How did Adrien Demuth beat Anand with black in a half-forgotten Neo-Steinitz?
- What tricky Alapin Sicilian should you avoid at all cost according to Adhiban Baskaran?
- What to do against 6.g3 in the Paulsen Variation?
- How did Vladimir Potkin surprise Wei Yi in the Hartston Variation of the Anti-Grünfeld?
- Is Black in trouble in Levon Aronian’s pet line with 4...Bb4 in the English Four Knights?
- How does Wesley So deal with the Breyer Variation?
- What is Christian Bauer’s way to get active with black against 1.b3?
- What is the sense of Magnus Carlsen’s 9.Bb5 sortie in the Steinitz French?
- With which novelty did Mariya Muzychuk nearly knock Hou Yifan off her feet in the Open Ruy Lopez?
- What can we learn from the World Champions in the Chigorin Spanish?
Moreover: 75 topical opening exercises, Glenn Flear reviews 5 recent opening books and Alexey Kuzmin harvests a lot of news at the Candidates.
In Kuzmin’s Harvest, Alexey Kuzmin highlights the most important opening novelties in the Candidates’ Tournament in Moscow.
- Najdorf Variation 6.Bg5
- Four Knights Variation 6.Nxc6
- Paulsen Variation 6.g3
- Alapin Variation 2.c3
- Steinitz Variation 5.f4
- Tarrasch Variation 3.Nd2
- Neo-Steinitz Variation
- Chigorin Variation 9...Na5
- Chigorin Variation 9...a5
King’s Pawn Openings
- Philidor Defence 6.g3
- English Defence 2...b6
- Nimzowitsch/Larsen 1.b3
- Krause Variation 6.Ne5
- Slow Slav 4.e3
Queen’s Gambit Accepted - The 3.e3 Line
- Rubinstein Variation 4.e3
- Classical Variation 4.Qc2
Queen’s Indian Defence - Nimzowitsch Variation 5.b3
Grünfeld Indian Defence - Exchange Variation 7.Qa4+
King’s Indian Defence - Panno Variation 6...Nc6
Queen’s Pawn Openings
- 3.g3 Line
- Jobava-Prié Attack 2.Nc3, 3.Bf4
- Four Knights Variation 4...Bb4
- Reversed Dragon 6.d3
- Reversed Dragon 6.e3
- Anti-Grünfeld 1...g6 2.e4 e5 3.d4
Réti Opening - Double Fianchetto 1.b3