The Dutch defense is a highly popular opening nowadays with the idea to get a sharp and assymetrical position against 1.d4. Together with the first part, the book gives the reader a full Dutch repertoire with black. The second volume covers all the lines in which White plays g3 and develops the bishop to g2.
The Queen's Indian Defence has the reputation of a very reliable system for Black. Although his chances of obtaining sharp double-edged positions are restricted, good knowledge of piece set-ups and different plans should offer Black chances of seizing the initiative even in calm variations.
The opening monographs on the QID, as a rule, focus on the move order 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6. What is Black supposed to do if the opponent wishes to avoid the QID and begins the game with the moves 1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4, or 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3?. How should Black deploy his pieces and what should he aim for in the middlegame? The book of the grandmaster from Saint Petersburg and chess-coach Evgeniy Solozhenkin answers these questions!
Play the Semi-Tarrasch! – Part 1 is an up-to-date release about one of the most popular openings
The second volume of the Play the Semi-Tarrasch set covers all variations without cxd5 Nxd5 e4
The early attack on the black knight does not allow the Nimzo, the Gruenfeld or the King’s Indian, which all require from White deep theoretical knowledge in well trodden lines. The Trompowsky brings on the board fresh, creative and complex positions.
Nikolaos Ntirlis provides a top-class repertoire for Black after 1.d4 d5 with the Queen’s Gambit Declined. In addition to the classical QGD, Ntirlis offers a complete repertoire against the Catalan, London System, Torre and all other significant alternatives from move 2 onwards.
Playing 1.d4 – The Indian Defences is part of an ambitious two-volume repertoire for White with 1.d4. This book covers all lines except 1…d5
Playing 1.d4 – The Queen’s Gambit is part of an ambitious two-volume repertoire for White with 1.d4
Chess players are offered a dynamic and aggressive positional repertoire for White with 1.e4. Built on main lines, this repertoire is possible to learn quickly and remember. This volume covers the Caro-Kann, 1…e5 and various minor openings.
In the second of three volumes, GM John Shaw turns the analytical spotlight on the French Defence, advocating his own favorite weapon for White, the Tarrasch Variation. The final part of the book begins the mammoth task of tackling the Sicilian Defence, by considering a number of rare but tricky options available to Black in this opening.
In Playing 1.e4 e5 – A Classical Repertoire, Nikolaos Ntirlis offers the best of both worlds: a complete repertoire against 1.e4, built on sound positional principles, which does not require excessive memorization.
In the last of three volumes on 1.e4, GM John Shaw completes his state-of-the-art White repertoire by tackling the biggest challenge of all: the main lines of the Sicilian Defence.
Including the Dragon, Taimanov, Sveshnikov and concluding with the nefarious Najdorf, this book provides everything you need to face all the major Sicilian systems with confidence.