Opening Repertoire C6 Playing The Caro Kann And Slav As

Author: Cyrus Lakdawala
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ISBN: 9781781943878
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This book provides a rock solid opening repertoire for Black, using systems based on the move ...c6. The backbone of this repertoire is the Caro-Kann versus 1 e4 and the Semi-Slav (via a Slav move order) versus 1 d4. In general these systems aim to neutralise White's early initiative. They aim for success by the gradual accumulation of small advantages, rather than by emerging victorious from an early tactical melee (which is rather problematic with the black pieces at the best of times). The book is co-authored by Cyrus Lakdawala and Keaton Kiewra and takes a teacher/student format. The "student" Keaton Kiewra is a very strong international master with two grandmaster norms. He normally specialises in razor-sharp defences such as the Sicilian Dragon and King's Indian. Now he wants to broaden his style and develop his skills at handling more sedate positions. His "teacher" is Cyrus Lakdawala, an extremely experienced player, coach and author, who guides Keaton along the learning path.

Slav Defence Playbook

Author: Tim Sawyer
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ISBN: 9781521878217
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Slav Defence Playbook is a simple safe super solid solution to your chess opening repertoire for Black after 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6. This defence is a reliable response to all Closed Games. The Slav Defence makes your opening preparation easy. You do not need to memorize thousands of variations. You don't need to play risky gambits. The Slav is a repeatable sound choice that allows you to quickly develop all your minor pieces and castle. It saves you time and energy. One of the best things about the Slav Defence as Black is that White has difficulty obtaining a lasting advantage. The book begins with a few Anti-Slav lines that could transpose to the Slav. The solid nature of the position gives Black an easier move selection which saves time. But White faces multiple subtle options which can be complex to analyze. Black's options are simple and sound.The Slav Defence fits with the Caro-Kann as Black and London 2.Bf4 as White. The author played all three of these defenses for years on the Internet Chess Club using "SuperSolid" as his handle. This Playbook is a tool to help you easily prepare to play your opening. The 200 diagrams in this playbook cover the variations that you are most likely to face. It is Black's move in every diagram. The author gives a reasonable move for Black in each position with a brief comment as to why it is recommended. Be prepared!

Better Chess Openings

Author: Jef Kaan
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1326180770
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An overview, selection, and improvement of chess openings; both for (post-)beginners and intermediate players. Including a unique and timeless 'repertoire', carefully selected for home player level (1.e4) and/or more advanced (chess club) players. For the latter, in addition to a second, more in depth repertoire with 1.e4, an optional repertoire is given with 1.d4 (besides some gambits, or general opening systems as well). The most suitable opening moves were selected by thorough analysis, to build up a rocksolid B/W 'repertoire', for two categories of players. Not only mentioning of the opening names, but also of most sub-variations. Compared with up to date opening books and actual GM games, resulting in many opening novelties. Many diagrams to enhance memorization and understanding. An ideal study guide, and only opening book a chess player needs until about master level.

The Liberated Bishop Defence

Author: Alexey Bezgodov
Publisher: New In Chess
ISBN: 9056915487
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In many 1.d4 openings, Black has trouble getting his bishop on c8 into play. Former Russian Chess Champion Alexey Bezgodov presents a radical solution to this nagging problem; liberate your bishop right away and put it on f5 on the second move! Play 2...Bf5! against either 2.c4 or 2.Nf3 will surprise your opponent and is also a great way to support your development, because the bishop takes control of the important square e4. If White does not immediately take decisive action, then within a move or two he can relinquish any hopes on an opening advantage. Alexey Bezgodov has found some great antidotes to White's most dangerous reactions in sharp and attractive lines. To test your understanding of his system he has included more than 100 exercises. After studying the fresh ideas and the clear explanations presented in The Liberated Bishop Defence chess players of almost every strength will enjoy the flexibility of a surprising, effective and universal weapon against 1.d4.

Chess For Hawks

Author: Cyrus Lakdawala
Publisher: New In Chess
ISBN: 9056917234
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Are you a dove or a hawk? Is your natural instinct at the chessboard for caution and strategy or do you crave adventure and confrontation? This question may be more important than you think because being aware of your personal style (and that of your opponent) is essential in your development as a chess player. As an 8-year-old boy, Cyrus Lakdawala realized to his horror that he was a dove when his chess teacher reprimanded him for playing an unnecessary defensive move instead of banging out a better and more aggressive one that was not so difficult to find. Since then, Lakdawala has devoted an important part of his efforts as a player to trying to resist his natural tendency to over-solidify positions and avoid complications. Chess for Hawks is the fascinating and often hilarious story of Lakdawala’s struggle to release his inner hawk. It is also a highly instructional guide that will make you think about questions you may not have thought about before: -- Does deliberately breaking a rule come easy to you? -- How good are you at ignoring a threat? -- And at refusing a draw offer? -- Why do you miss opportunities to win a won game? -- Are you able to distinguish between patience and apathy? -- Do you hate to trade queens? -- Do you find it difficult to weaken your structure in exchange for initiative or attack? -- Do you like games with opposing wing castling? -- Do you know when to trade in initiative for material? -- Crossing the point of strategic no-return, does that ring a bell? -- Does your chess playing style fit the rest of your personality? Cyrus Lakdawala does something no other chess writer has done before: he makes you reflect deeply about your style of play and its consequences. After reading Chess for Hawks you will be a stronger player because you have mastered an essential but neglected skill: you will know how to obey the position’s requirements instead of your natural inclination.

Chess

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Bologan S Caro Kann

Author: Victor Bologan
Publisher: New In Chess
ISBN: 905691779X
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The Caro-Kann is one of the most important and popular responses to 1.e4. World champions Botvinnik, Petrosian, Karpov and Anand have played this reliable chess opening in many of their games. Present-day elite players such as Hikaru Nakamura and Fabiano Caruana are proving that the ‘drawish’ reputation of the Caro-Kann no longer holds in modern chess. Victor Bologan presents a complete Caro-Kann repertoire for Black that is much more than just a lucidly explained and highly playable set of responses. In many lines Bologan provides – as he has done in his other recent major chess opening books for New In Chess – two options to handle the Black position. Bologan’s explanations are accessible for a wide range of players and he provides the reader with a thorough grounding in the strategic and tactical motifs. During his research, Bologan has found many new ideas and resources. After reading and studying this book you are bound win many exciting games with Bologan’s Caro-Kann!

The Complete Book Of Chess Strategy

Author: Jeremy Silman
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ISBN: 9781890085018
Size: 69.34 MB
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An easy-to-understand guide to chess strategy -- conceptual planning -- has always been the amateur's dream. This book makes that dream a reality. This comprehensive guide in dictionary form, the first of its kind, makes all aspects of chess strategy quick, easy, and painlessly accessible to players of all degrees of strength. Each strategic concept is listed alphabetically and followed by a clear, easy-to-absorb explanation accompanied by examples of how this strategy is used in practice. Such great World Champions as Steinitz, Capablanca, Petrosian, Fischer, and Karpov have used these strategies in virtually all of their games. Now you can arm yourself with their weapons. As you incorporate these weapons into your own play, they will enrich your appreciation of the game and lead you to one beautiful victory after another.

Standard Chess Openings

Author: Eric Schiller
Publisher: Cardoza Publishing
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The new definitive standard on opening chess play, this all-inclusive guide covers every important chess opening and variation ever played with an exhaustive total referencing more than 1,000 openings and variations. A powerful tool showing the insights, concepts, and thinking behind each opening, this is a serious reference work for both beginning and intermediate players.