The Forum Section features new theoretical contributions by, among others, Bogdan Lalic and Vishnu Prasanna.
In his column Repertoire Building with Benjamin, the American GM continues his treatment of the highly important position type with an isolated queen’s pawn.
In Kuzmin’s Harvest, Alexey Kuzmin highlights the most important opening novelties in the Candidates’ Tournament in Moscow.
Glenn Flear reviews three repertoire books: The Open Games with Black by Martin Lokander (Everyman), Playing 1.e4 e5 – A Classical Repertoire (Nikolaos Ntirlis, Quality), and A Chess Opening Repertoire for Blitz and Rapid by Evgeny Sveshnikov and his son Vladimir (New In Chess). Also, two new books on the Scandinavian Defence: Sergey Kasparov’s Understanding the Scandinavian (Gambit) and Vassilios Kotronias’ The Safest Scandinavian (Chess Stars).
Sicilian Defence – Najdorf Variation 6.Bg5
Sicilian Defence – Four Knights Variation 6.Nxc6
Sicilian Defence – Paulsen Variation 6.g3
Sicilian Defence – Alapin Variation 2.c3
French Defence – Steinitz Variation 5.f4
French Defence – Tarrasch Variation 3.Nd2
Ruy Lopez – Neo-Steinitz Variation 4…d6
Ruy Lopez – Chigorin Variation 9…Na5
Ruy Lopez – Chigorin Variation 9…a5
King’s Pawn Openings – Philidor Defence 6.g3
Various Openings – English Defence 2…b6
Various Openings – Nimzowitsch/Larsen 1.b3
Slav Defence – Krause Variation 6.Ne5
Slav Defence – Slow Slav 4.e3
Queen’s Gambit Accepted – The 3.e3 Line
Nimzo-Indian Defence – Rubinstein Variation 4.e3
Nimzo-Indian Defence – Classical Variation 4.Qc2
Queen’s Indian Defence – Nimzowitsch Variation 5.b3
Grünfeld Indian Defence – Exchange Variation 7.Qa4+
King’s Indian Defence – Panno Variation 6…Nc6
Queen’s Pawn Openings – 3.g3 Line
Queen’s Pawn Opening – Jobava-Prié Attack 2.Nc3, 3.Bf4
English Opening – Four Knights Variation 4…Bb4
English Opening – Reversed Dragon 6.d3
English Opening – Reversed Dragon 6.e3
English Opening – Anti-Grünfeld 1…g6 2.e4 e5 3.d4
Réti Opening – Double Fianchetto 1.b3
With more than 75 practical opening exercises to test your understanding.