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Dreev vs. the Benoni
by Alexey Dreev, 268 pages. It is already available for Ipad!
The Benoni Defence can be divided into two main structures, which are very different in concept: the Modern Benoni, 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e6 4.Nc3 exd5 5.cxd5 d6 and the Czech (or Old) Benoni 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e5 which is much less dynamic. This book deals with both systems. Black can reach the main line of the Modern Benoni in either of two ways: 2...c5 3.d5 e6, or 2...e6 3.Nf3 c5 4.d5 еxd5. Dreev shows the best move orders which allow White to reach the same main tabia with e4,Bd3,h3.
Dreev: "In this book I have analysed all Black’s possible responses that deserve attention and in a great many variations I have suggested promising possibilities for White which are new to theory."
Alexey Dreev is one of world's best experts on the Benoni. His previous books, published by Chess Stars, are My One Hundred Best Games, The Moscow & Anti-Moscow Variations and The Meran & Anti-Meran Variations. Dreev was twice World junior champion (under 16) in 1983 and 1984, silver medalist under 20 in 1984, European champion under 20 in 1988. With the Russian team, he was three times Olympic gold medalist and once he got the silver, he also won two times the World team championship – in 1997 and 2005. European champion for 2012 in rapid chess.
The Sharpest Sicilian 2012
by Kiril Georgiev and Atanas Kolev
Five years after the first edition, the book was completely rewritten and redesigned. While remaining true to the original structure, this new edition underwent major changes.
The most notable one is the section devoted on the variation 6.Be3 e5. It was divided on two separate parts for the retreats 7.Nf3 and 7.Nb3. Both of them are totally new. For instance, Black's repertoire against 7.Nb3 Be6 8.f3 is now based on the topical 8...h5 where the authors analyse original new plans.
The Poisoned Pawn section has also been considerably changed to reflect the new discoveries in the 7.f4 h6 line.
The Fianchetto system now considers 6...e5, together with 6.g3 e6.
The 6.f4 system has been enriched with 6...Qc7 while retaining 6...e5 as a main repertoire.
6.a4 is now met by 6...e5, instead of 6...Nc6.
The rare systems also underwent a major update due to the increased popularity of lines like 6.h3 and 6.Qf3.
The book now includes games played until 25.09.2012.
An Opening for White According to Anand 1.e4, vol. 14
by Alexander Khalifman
This is the last volume of the epic series. It covers the Najdorf with 6...e5 and 6...Ng4.
The Open Games For Black
A complete black repertoire with 1.e4 e5 against everything except the Ruy Lopez
by Igor Lysyj and Roman Ovetchkin
Igor Lysyj: "In this book I have presented all my analyses and my discoveries during the World Cup 2011. I believe that it will be useful for chess players at all levels to study them, together with the excellent annotations and explanations of Roman Ovetchkin."
The Berlin Defence
by Igor Lysyj and Roman Ovetchkin
Igor Lysyj: "In this book Roman Ovetchkin and I have decided to illustrate the theoretical section with model games and thorough analysis of these will undoubtedly help the reader to gain a better grasp of the finer points of this system and orientate himself among the enormous amount of information available."
The French Defence Reloaded
by Nikita Vitiugov
This completely updated edition presents a Black repertoire based on the French.
Here are Vitiugov's own words:
"I received, quite unexpectedly, many comments and opinions following the publication of my first book on the French Defence. These were quite varied, both in form and content. There were renowned experts, who pointed out that some of the variations were not analyzed to perfection. Some meticulous readers looked for, and found (!), possibilities for both sides, which I had omitted in several important, and even not so important, lines. There were people who criticized my rather ambitious concept, according to which I tried to present the opening the way I saw it, instead of just following the branches of the database. However, there were also some appreciative comments.
Chess develops so rapidly that writing a book devoted to opening theory which will be valid for a long period of time is "mission impossible" nowadays. What was fashionable a year ago quickly becomes outdated, while some dead and forgotten variations rise from the ashes. Nevertheless, I believe that the foundations which I laid eighteen months ago can be enriched with new variations and ideas, while the essence remains the same."
The Modern Reti. An Anti-Slav Repertoire
by Alexander Delchev, 212 pages
This book presents a repertoire against 1...d5, based on the Reti: 1.Nf3 d5 2.c4 when Delchev considers both 2...c6 and 2...e6. It offers mostly original analysis and examines plans and variations that have never been covered so far. The book follows Chess Stars trademark structure with 3 chapters in every part. Read the "Main Ideas" sample of Part 8 below. You'll also find the Intro, Contents and Index of Variations.
Update! Our reader Reinhold Thiele has refuted a variation from The Modern Reti. Read his letter.
Opening for White According to Kramnik vol.4 Second Edition
by Alexander Khalifman
This is the last volume of this series.