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Art.-No.: LOJOHHTBTOG

How to Beat the Open Games

256 pages, paperback, Gambit, 1. edition 2018.

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The Open Games (those beginning 1 e4 e5) are now more topical than ever, featuring in a high proportion of elite-level games. This new user-friendly guide offers players of all levels a carefully worked-out repertoire, taking into account this wealth of new material.

Noted opening writer Sverre Johnsen has also taken a critical look at the more traditional Open Games, where theory is often based on old or obscure games. Making extensive use of modern computer engines, he has overturned ancient assessments and found new paths that breathe fresh life into positions long thought to be resolved. It is striking how often in his lines Black is able to seize the initiative.

  • A full repertoire for Black with 1 e4 e5 when White avoids the Ruy Lopez

  • ...Bc5 and ...Nf6 systems both fully covered after 3 Bc4

  • Each chapter starts with a ‘Memorable Game’ to inspire and set the scene

Johnsen has chosen sound lines that are likely to surprise opponents and deny them the type of game they are seeking. He has deeply researched correspondence sources and recent books on the Open Games, and employs similar methods to those that made his earlier opening works so popular among club-level players.

Sverre Johnsen is a chess analyst, researcher, organizer, trainer and writer from Norway. He is co-author of Win with the London System and Win with the Stonewall Dutch , two of the best-selling openings books of recent years.

Details

Language English
Author Johnsen, Sverre
Publisher Gambit
Edition 1.
Medium Book
Weight 480 g
Pages 256
ISBN-13 978-1-911465-23-2
Year of Publication 2018
Binding paperback

Contents

004 Symbols

004 Bibliography

005 Introducing the Open Games

Two Knights Defence

007 1) Morphy Attack: 5 0-0

015 2) Morphy Attack: 5 e5

023 3) Duffer Attack (4 Ng5): Introduction and 6 d3

033 4) Duffer Attack: 6 Bb5+ and the Bogoljubow Variation (8 Qf3)

042 5) Duffer Attack: Gunsberg Variation (8 Bd3)

050 6) Duffer Attack: Classical Main Line

062 7) Two Knights Pianissimo

Giuoco Piano

080 8) Giuoco Pianissimo

101 9) Giuoco Piano: Aggressive Lines

113 10) Evans Gambit

Four Knights and Scotch

122 11) Four Knights Ruy Lopez: 4 Bb5

134 12) Scotch Four Knights: 4 d4

145 13) Four Knights: Belgrade Gambit and Minor Lines

153 14) Scotch: 4...Nf6 and the Mieses Variation

168 15) Scotch 4...Bc5: Potter’s 5 Nb3

177 16) Scotch 4...Bc5 5 Nxc6

184 17) Scotch 4...Bc5 5 Be3

Other Open Games

193 18) Ponziani and Rare 3rd Moves

201 19) Vienna: Introduction and Fianchetto Lines

208 20) Vienna: 3 f4

216 21) Bishop’s Opening

226 22) King’s Gambit

238 23) Göring, Danish and Centre Game

248 24) Rare Second Moves

254 Index of Variations

Extract

How to Beat the Open Games