Understanding Before Moving 2: Queen’s Gambit Structures by Herman Grooten Club players love to study openings as so much material is available. However, it has often been shown that results do not match the amount of study invested, as in practice it is much harder to navigate your way around
Playing 1.e4: French Defence and Sicilian Sidelines by John Shaw Developing an effective repertoire with 1.e4 requires extensive research, mixed with fine judgement and a good deal of creativity. In this, the second of three volumes, GM John Shaw turns the analytical spotlight on the French Defence, advocating his own
My Black Secrets in the Modern Italian by Wesley So (PC-DVD) Learn from one of the best players in the world! The Italian Game is considered a sound but quiet opening without early trades, giving rise to rich positions where plans are more important than forced variations — in short,
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 1.e4: Caro-Kann, 1…e5 & Minor Lines by John Shaw Paperback or Hardback, 632 pages Developing a punchy repertoire with 1.e4 requires extensive research, mixed with fine judgement and a good deal of creativity. In this two-volume work, GM John Shaw supplies an ambitious and dynamic arsenal of ideas for