e3 Poison by Axel Smith A 21st Century Opening Repertoire Paperback or hardback, 392 pages When Axel Smith was chasing his final Grandmaster norm, he decided he needed a change in his White opening repertoire. Instead of his usual approach of memorizing many concrete moves to try to force an
The Closed Sicilian: Move by Move by Carsten Hansen Paperback, The opponent who answers 1 e4 with an emphatic 1…c5 (The Sicilian Defence) is often looking for a fight. Such players can be highly theoretically prepared and itching to launch into their own pet variations after White has opted for
Attacking the Flexible Sicilian by Vassilios Kotronias & Semko Semkov Paperback, 404 pages, This book presents a full repertoire against open Sicilians with 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6. It advocates the modern set-up with Bc1-e3 and Qd1-f3 against the Taimanov, an innovative treatment of the Keres Attack, 5.c4 against the Kan.
Playing the Ragozin by Richard Pert A Dynamic Repertoire Paperback or Hardback, 440 pages The Ragozin is an ideal system against 1.d4: Black establishes a foothold in the centre and quickly develops his pieces on active squares, with good chances for dynamic counterplay or a kingside attack. Black’s opening has
Playing 1.e4 e5: A Classical Repertoire by Nikolaos Ntirlis Paperback or Hardback, 384 pages Every chess player needs a high-quality answer to 1.e4, and there is nothing more reliable than 1…e5. Black stakes a claim in the centre and prepares to deploy his pieces on good squares. The challenge nowadays