GM Malaniuk has been the main driving force behind the Leningrad Variation for decades. He has found many original plans which turned this branch of the Dutch into an active and dangerous weapon.
The Modern Vienna Game
Author: Roman Ovetchkin & Sergei Soloviov$19.99Publisher: Chess Stars | Release Date: January 2015 | Contents: 428 pages
The Vienna set-up aims for very aggressive play, which often includes sacrifices, but White prefers to be on the safe side, without burning all the bridges and to try to justify his actions from the point of view of positional play as well. This is how this usually happens. At first, he deploys his minor pieces to active positions, then he advances the thematic move f4, castles (usually on the kingside) and begins an attack only after all this.**Prices may vary by country or platform. Please consult the "store" tab within the app.
A Practical Black Repertoire with d5, c6: The Slav and Other Defences
Author: Alexei Kornev$19.99Publisher: Chess Stars | Release Date: July 8, 2017 | Contents: 306 pages
The combination of the Slav Defense and the Caro-Kann Defense enables Black to facilitate his defense in the opening and to avoid numerous unpleasant schemes for him. For example, after 1.c4, he can simply play 1…c6, without being afraid of 2.e4. In the above mentioned London System, after the moves 1.d4 d5 2.Bf4 c5 3.e3, Black has the resource 3…cxd4 4.exd4, after which there arises by transposition a variation from the Caro-Kann Defense which is practically harmless for Black.**Prices may vary by country or platform. Please consult the "store" tab within the app.
The Petroff: an Expert Repertoire for Black
Author: Konstantin Sakaev$19.99Publisher: Chess Stars | Release Date: April 2013 | Contents: 292 pages
In this book the reader will find an opening repertoire for Black against 1. e4, based on the Petroff Defence and designed to be used up to the highest level.**Prices may vary by country or platform. Please consult the "store" tab within the app.