The Dragon is one of the most thrilling chess openings and a favorite of attacking players. This volume deals with the 9.Bc4 and 9.g4 variations of the Yugoslav Attack.
The Basman-Sale Variation is a relatively unexplored weapon for Black in the Sicilian Defence. The advantages are clear: it is surprising, aggressive and easy to learn. Compared to the complexity of mainstream Sicilian variations it requires little theoretical preparation, while you don’t run excessive risks.
This book presents a Black repertoire based on the QGA. The authors consider the Classical System with 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e3 e6, but they also offer alternative approaches – building up tension with 4…Bg4, and the destructive 4…a6 aimed at quick equalisation.
Understanding what your opponent is planning to do or trying to accomplish is one of the core skills required to take your game to the next level.
Renowned chess coach Vladimir Tukmakov presents more than 100 practical ways that masters and grandmasters have used to push beyond the limits of calculation and take a deliberate risk. He shows how to trick your opponent into believing your bluff.
Feature articles by GMs Morozevich, Marin, Berg, Kotronias, Mueller, Ivan Sokolov, and others. Hundreds of deeply annotated GMs games in the tradition of Chess Informant.
A 21st century edition of a classic by Austrian Grandmaster Rudolf Spielmann. The Art of Sacrifice in Chess is a masterpiece that examines the nature of chess sacrifices.
GM Dejan Bojkov of Bulgaria loves the King’s Indian Defense. His love for the KID is on display throughout this volume, which is filled with creative ideas, strategies, and tactics.
Sarhan Guliev presents a wide range of strategic manoeuvres that have been repeatedly employed by great chess players.
John Watson and Eric Schiller provide club-players with solutions to a huge selection of rarely-played or tricky chess openings. They concentrate upon ideas and strategy, with enough analysis to satisfy the needs of practical play.
Lars Schandorff’s two volumes on 1.d4 were celebrated by reviewers and grandmasters.
Now Schandorff switches sides and offers a top-class Semi-Slav repertoire against 1.d4.
In the second volume IM Tibor Károlyi examines some of the golden years of Tal’s career, from 1960 to 1971.”