New In Chess Yearbook 139 (PB)
New In Chess Yearbook, which appears four times a year, contains the latest new in chess openings.
Each issue brings you dozens of new ideas on the cutting edge of modern chess opening theory.
The Yearbook not only covers the latest fashions, but also offers fresh insights into underrated gambits, rare continuations, and almost forgotten weapons.
This issue’s Forum Section features an article by René Olthof on the stunning piece sacrifice with which Fabiano Caruana took Maxime Vachier-Lagrave by surprise in the second leg of the Candidates Tournament. This is followed by some unique analysis material by Ganguly on a game he lost against Pavel Eljanov! Two other grandmasters, Mikheil Mchedlishvili and Max Warmerdam, also made a contribution, and you should certainly check out IJntze Hoekstra’s short but intriguing note to the book Side-Stepping Mainline Theory by Gerard Welling and Steve Giddins!
From Our Own Correspondent
Our GM correspondent Erwin l’Ami starts his column with a good equalizing method for Black in the Tarrasch and then presents a thorough analysis of a correspondence game with the Delayed Poisoned Pawn in the Najdorf. L’Ami has played the Black side of Kramnik’s QGD endgame and demonstrates that Black is OK here – which cannot be said of his two final subjects, the Poisoned Pawn line in the London System and the Winawer French with 7 ... 0-0.
Part of Glenn Flear’s Reviews column is dedicated to modern media again. The 2-volume ebook The Modern French by Kryakvin is reviewed and compared to two other recent works on the French: Anish Giri’s awesome Lifetime repertoire course; The French Defense (for Chessable) and Pentala Harikrishna’s book Beat the French Defence with 3.Nc3. The Englishman also pays attention to Ilya Smirin’s book Sicilian Warfare – arguably more than just an opening book – and of course the latest masterpiece by Parimarjan Negi: Grandmaster repertoire: 1.e4 vs Minor Defences.
Sicilian Defence - Najdorf Variation 6.Be3 - Ganguly
Sicilian Defence - Scheveningen Variation 6.g3 - Mchedlishvili
Sicilian Defence - Rauzer Variation 7.Bb5 - Ganguly
Sicilian Defence - Four Knights Variation 6.Ndb5 - Vilela
Sicilian Defence - Four Knights Variation 6.Nxc6 - Stella
Sicilian Defence - Closed Variation 3.d4 - Bosch
French Defence - Exchange Variation 4.Nf3 - Lalic
French Defence - Tarrasch Variation 3...Nf6 - Moskalenko
Ruy Lopez - Berlin Defence 4.0 - 0 - Ponomariov
Ruy Lopez - Early Divergences after 3...a6 4.Ba4 - Ris
Ruy Lopez - Open Variation 9.Nbd2 - Talsma
Italian Game - Giuoco Piano 4.c3 - Flear
Italian Game - Early Divergences 3.Bc4 d6 - Sokolov
Scotch Opening - Four Knights Game 4.a4 - Bosch
Scotch Opening - Mieses Variation 4.Nf6 5.Nxc6 - K.Szabo
Various Openings - Nimzowitsch Defence 1...Nc6 2.d4 - Tzermiadianos
Slav Defence - Slow Slav - Panczyk and Ilczuk
Slav Defence - Semi - Slav: Meran 6.Qc2 - Olthof
Tarrasch Defence - Semi - Tarrasch 4.Nf3 d5 - Adams
Nimzo - Indian Defence - 4.Nf3 Line - Ikonnikov
Queen’s Indian Defence - Bogo - Indian 3.Bb4+ 4.Nbd2 - Timman
Grünfeld Indian Defence - 4.Bf4 Line - Lukacs and Hazai
King’s Indian Defence - Classical Main Line 7...Bg4 - Fogarasi
Queen’s Pawn Openings - Double Fianchetto 6.b3 - K.Szabo
English Opening - Symmetrical Variation 3.b3 - Cummings