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