New in Chess Yearbook 120
The New In Chess Yearbook will bring you important and very heplfull opening news. It will save you time preparing for games.
Now available is the new Yearbook 120 , with 26 new Opening Surveys. In the 256 pages you will further find answers to urgent questions such as:
- How does Aronian handle the most popular opening at top level?
- Does Hammer’s 12.Ne2 spell the end for the Short Endgame in the QGD?
- Which pawn sac is the latest headache for Black deep into the Winawer French?
- What is the move Morozevich is most afraid of in the Grünfeld Indian?
- What is the status of Ivanchuk’s queen sacrifice in the 6.Bc4 Najdorf?
- How viable is the direct 4...b6 in the Classical Nimzo?
- Is Miezis’ pet 1.c4 e6 2.e4 positionally sound?
- Can the Nimzowitsch Sicilian be played on top level?
- How dangerous is Saric’ Poisoned Pawn sac in the Advanced Caro-Kann?
- Has Carlsen found the antidote to the Berlin Wall?
- Are Kortchnoi’s weapons in the Open RL still valid?
- When can White sacrifice his knight on f3 in the Giuoco Piano?
- Why not play 10...Be7 in the Botvinnik Slav?
- Is Demuth’s plan against the Old Indian the way to go for lazy white players?
- Is Hodgson’s 3.h4 a good way to spice up the Trompowsky?
- And much more
The Forum Section features new theoretical contributions by, among others, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Evegni Najer, Karsten Müller, Frank Erwich and A.C. van der Tak.
In his column Repertoire Building with Benjamin, the American GM continues his treatment of the highly important position type with an isolated queen’s pawn.
In Kuzmin’s Harvest, Alexey Kuzmin explains Vladimir Kramnik’s Opening Philosophy.
Glenn Flear reviews three new books: Bologan's Ruy Lopez for Black (New In Chess), The Taimanov Bible (Thinkers Publishing), Unknown Weapons in the Grünfeld (Thinkers Publishing) and Bf4 in the Queen's Gambit and the Exchange Slav (Chess Stars).
- Najdorf Variation 6.Bg5
- Najdorf Variation 6.Bc4
- Nimzowitsch Variation 2...Nf6
- Steinitz Variation 7.Be3
- Winawer Variation 6...Ne7
- Winawer Variation 6...Ne7
- Advanced Variation 4.h4
- Berlin Defence 4.d3
- Berlin Defence 4.0-0
- Open Variation 9.Qe2
- Giuoco Piano 6.Bg5
- Classical Variation 4...Bc5
King’s Pawn Openings:
- Philidor Defence 5.Bc4
Queen’s Gambit Declined:
- Exchange Variation 5.Bg5
- Botvinnik Variation 10...Be7
- Slow Slav 4.e3
- Classical Variation 4.Qc2
- Ragozin Variation 6.Bg5
Queen’s Indian Defence:
- Nimzowitsch Variation 4...Ba6
Grünfeld Indian Defence:
- Exchange Variation 7.Nf3
Old Indian Defence:
- Main Line 6.Be2
Queen’s Pawn Openings:
- Colle System 2...b6 3.Bg5
- Trompowsky Opening 3.h4
- Symmetrical Variation 5.d4
- Double Fianchetto 6.b3
- 1...d5 2.c4 c6
With more than 75 practical opening exercises to test your understanding.