The Forum Section contains a quite vehement discussion on the right to give your name to an opening variation, the announcement of the winner of the Novelty of the Year 2015 contest, as well as theoretical contributions by, among others, Bogdan Lalic, Luis Rodi and José Vilela. Moreover, we are preparing a very special surprise for you!
In his column Repertoire Building with Benjamin, the American GM starts an intriguing discussion of isolated queen’s pawn positions in different openings.
In Kuzmin’s Harvest, Alexey Kuzmin takes a look at what the world top has cooked up opening-wise for the annual Tata Steel event.
Glenn Flear reviews Grandmaster Repertoire: The Dragon, Volumes 1 and 2, by Gawain Jones, Understanding the Queen’s Gambit Accepted by Alexander Delchev and Semko Semkov, David Smerdon’s acclaimed The Scandinavian, as well as Alexey Bezgodov’s latest opening book called The Double Queen’s Gambit.
Sicilian Defence – Moscow Variation 3…Nd7 – Panczyk/Ilczuk
Sicilian Defence – Najdorf Variation 6.Be3 – Ninov
Sicilian Defence – Najdorf Variation 6.h3 – Bosch
Sicilian Defence – Scheveningen Variation 6.Be2 – I.Almasi
Sicilian Defence – Richter-Rauzer Variation 8.Nxc6 – Debashis/Mchedlishvili
Sicilian Defence – Accelerated Dragon 2…g6 – S.Kasparov
Sicilian Defence – Four Knights Variation 6.Nxc6 – Rodi
Sicilian Defence – Closed Variation 2.Nc3 – Adorjan
Pirc Defence – 3.f3 Line – De Dovitiis
Petroff Defence – 3.Nxe5 Nxe4 Line – Wolochowicz
Ruy Lopez – Marshall Attack 8…d5 – Lukacs/Hazai
Ruy Lopez – Open Variation 5…Nxe4 – A.Kuzmin
King’s Pawn Openings – Philidor Defence 6.g3 – Karolyi
King’s Pawn Openings – Two Knights: Early Divergences 5…Nxd5 – Schroeder
Various Openings – Budapest Gambit 3…Ng4 – Tuncer
Various Openings – English Defence 2…b6 – Gonda
Queen’s Gambit Declined – Cambridge Springs Variation 6…Qa5 – Ikonnikov
Slav Defence – Early Divergences 4.g3 – Ivanisevic
Nimzo-Indian Defence – Ragozin Variation 5.Qa4 – Prasanna
Queen’s Indian Defence – Bogo-Indian 3…Bb4 – Antic
Grünfeld Indian Defence – Fianchetto Variation 4.g3 – Vigorito
Grünfeld Indian Defence – Exchange Variation: Other Lines 5.Bd2 – Fogarasi
King’s Indian Defence – Fianchetto Variation 3.g3 – K.Szabo
Benoni Defence – Benko Gambit 3…b5 – Perunovic
Queen’s Pawn Openings – The 2.Bf4 Line – Van der Werf
English Opening – Reversed Sicilian 3.g3 – Marin/Stoica
English Opening – Symmetrical Variation with d7-d5 – Timman
English Opening – Symmetrical Variation 3.d4 – Marin/Stoica
With more than 75 practical opening exercises to test your understanding