Opening Repertoire C6 Playing the Caro Kann and Slav As

Author: Cyrus LAKDAWALA
Publisher:
ISBN: 1781943877
Release Date: 2017-02-28
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This book provides a rock solid opening repertoire for Black, using systems based on the move ...c6. The backbone of this repertoire is the Caro-Kann versus 1 e4 and the Semi-Slav (via a Slav move order) versus 1 d4. In general these systems aim to neutralise White's early initiative. They aim for success by the gradual accumulation of small advantages, rather than by emerging victorious from an early tactical melee (which is rather problematic with the black pieces at the best of times). The book is co-authored by Cyrus Lakdawala and Keaton Kiewra and takes a teacher/student format. The "student" Keaton Kiewra is a very strong international master with two grandmaster norms. He normally specialises in razor-sharp defences such as the Sicilian Dragon and King's Indian. Now he wants to broaden his style and develop his skills at handling more sedate positions. His "teacher" is Cyrus Lakdawala, an extremely experienced player, coach and author, who guides Keaton along the learning path. -Everything you need to know to defend with Black systems based on ...c6. -The Q and A approach emphasizes plans and strategies. -Written by an expert on the Caro-Kann and Semi-Slav Defences

Opening Repertoire

Author: Jovanka Houska
Publisher:
ISBN: 1781942102
Release Date: 2015-02-10
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The Caro-Kann Defense remains a very popular option for Black at all levels of chess. It has always enjoyed a solid reputation, but if anything its popularity has increased in recent years with the realization that the Caro-Kann can also be employed with the intention of reaching sharp dynamic positions, rich in possibilities for both sides and with a guarantee of genuine counterplay for Black. In this book, International Master Jovanka Houska presents the reader with a complete Caro-Kann repertoire, which is based primarily on her own repertoire she has used with success over many years at international level. Houska provides a comprehensive update on her popular 2007 book Play the Caro-Kann and focuses on key new developments since then. She offers solutions against all of White's main options and efficient methods to deal with tricky sidelines. She examines important tactical and strategic plans for both sides and deals with key move order issues. This book tells you everything you need to know about playing the Caro-Kann. An complete repertoire to 1 e4 Packed with new ideas and analysis Written by a Caro-Kann expert"

The Slav Move by Move

Author: Cyrus Lakdawala
Publisher: Everyman Chess
ISBN: 9781857448870
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Genre: Games

This is a brand new series which provides an ideal platform to study chess openings. By continually challenging the reader to answer probing questions throughout the book, Move by Move greatly encourages the learning and practising of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of opening knowledge. Carefully selected questions and answers are designed to keep you actively involved, and allow you to monitor your progress as you learn. This is an excellent way to study any chess opening and at the same time improve your general opening skills and knowledge. In this book, Cyrus Lakdawala examines the universally popular Slav Defence which has been his main choice against 1 d4 for many years. Here he shares his experience and knowledge of his favourite opening, presents a repertoire for Black and provides answers to all the key questions.

First Steps The French

Author: Cyrus Lakdawala
Publisher: Everyman Chess
ISBN: 9781781943458
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Genre: Games

The French Defence is a highly reliable response to 1 e4 which is popular at all levels. With the first two moves, Black creates a solid foundation in the centre and seeks to put pressure on White’s position in the early middlegame. In this book, International Master Cyrus Lakdawala explains the basic ideas in the French and examines the important variations. The key ideas are emphasized with notes, tips and warnings and the reader’s understanding is tested with frequent exercises. This book tells you everything you need to know in order to take your first steps with the French Defence. First Steps is a new opening series and is ideal for improving players who want simple and straightforward explanations. First Steps emphasizes: * the basic principles * the basic strategies * the key tricks and traps First Steps books are based around carefully selected instructive games which demonstrate exactly what both sides are trying to achieve. There is enough theory to enable the improving player to get to grips with the opening without feeling overwhelmed. If you want to take up a new opening, First Steps is the ideal place to start.

The Caro Kann

Author: Cyrus Lakdawala
Publisher:
ISBN: 1857446879
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Games

This volume aims to provide an ideal platform to study chess openings. By continually challenging the reader to answer probing questions throughout the book, the 'Move by Move' format greatly encourages the learning and practicing of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of opening knowledge. Selected questions and answers are designed to keep the reader actively involved and allow him to monitor his progress as he learn. This can be a good way to study any chess opening and at the same time improve general chess skills and knowledge. In this book, Cyrus Lakdawala examines the 'Caro-Kann' - he wants to share his experience and knowledge of the 'Caro-Kann', present a repertoire for Black and provide answers to all the key questions.

A Ferocious Opening Repertoire

Author: Cyrus Lakdawala
Publisher:
ISBN: 1857446615
Release Date: 2011-01-08
Genre: Games

Cyrus Lakdawala presents an aggressive opening repertoire, based on the Veresov Opening. This repertoire is perfect for those who have little time for study but enjoy taking opponents out of their comfort zones.

The Sicilian Dragon Move by Move

Author: Carsten Hansen
Publisher: Everyman Chess
ISBN: 9781781942284
Release Date:
Genre: Games

This series provides an ideal platform to study chess openings. By continually challenging the reader to answer probing questions throughout the book, the Move by Move format greatly encourages the learning and practising of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of opening knowledge. Carefully selected questions and answers are designed to keep you actively involved and allow you to monitor your progress as you learn. This is an excellent way to study any chess opening and at the same time improve your general chess skills and knowledge. The Sicilian Dragon is a famous chess opening and is popular with players of all levels. The main lines often lead to ultra-sharp positions in which both players attack their opponent’s king. Seemingly inconsequential mistakes may punished severely, and a good knowledge of the theory and strategies is absolutely vital for success. In this book, FIDE Master Carsten Hansen invites you to join him in studying the Sicilian Dragon and its many variations. Using illustrative games, he explains the main positional and tactical ideas for both sides, provides answers to all the key questions and tells you everything you need to know about successfully playing the Sicilian Dragon. Essential guidance and training in the Sicilian DragonImportant ideas absorbed by continued practiceUtilizes an ideal approach to chess study

Play the Caro Kann

Author: Jovanka Houska
Publisher:
ISBN: 1857444345
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Games

The Caro-Kann is a reliable yet at the same time dynamic answer to White's most popular opening move, 1 e4. It has the seal of approval of numerous leading Grandmasters including Vishy Anand, Evgeny Bareev and Alexey Dreev, as well as former World Champion Anatoly Karpov, who has utilized it with great success throughout his illustrious career. One of the attractions of the Caro-Kann is that it suits a variety of different styles; it can lead to wild tactical battles as well as quiet, positional play. In Play the Caro-Kann, Jovanka Houska presents the reader with a concise and trustworthy repertoire within the opening, providing a solution against all of White's main possibilities. Houska examines the important tactical and strategic plans for both sides, arming the reader with enough information to begin playing the Caro-Kann with confidence in his or her own games. *A complete repertoire against 1 e4 *Written by a Caro-Kann expert *Ideal for improvers, and club and tournament players

1 d6

Author: Cyrus Lakdawala
Publisher:
ISBN: 1857446836
Release Date: 2012-01
Genre: Games

Cyrus Lakdawala examines the universal defence 1...d6, constructs an opening repertoire for Black and provides answers to all the key questions in this opening.

The Catalan

Author: Neil Mcdonald
Publisher:
ISBN: 1781942633
Release Date: 2017-05
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The Catalan is a solid opening system in which White combines the Queen's Gambit with a kingside fianchetto. In recent years it has become an increasingly popular choice at all levels of chess, and elite grandmasters such as Vladimir Kramnik have developed major new ideas for both White and Black.

Opening Repertoire

Author: Christof Sielecki
Publisher:
ISBN: 1781941092
Release Date: 2015-07-31
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Christof Sielecki presents a repertoire for Black against mainline 1 d4, with the Nimzo-Indian and Bogo-Indian defenses. Sielecki focuses on lines where Black adopts a dark-square strategy. This creates a system-type approach linking variations to a common theme, making the repertoire much easier to learn and understand.

Play the French

Author: John Watson
Publisher:
ISBN: 1857446801
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Games

The wait is over. Finally it’s here... the much anticipated 4th edition of John Watson’s Play the French – the must-have book for all French Defence players for over 20 years! Watson’s highly acclaimed work presents a repertoire for Black in the French Defence against all of White’s recognized options. Just as in previous editions, Watson often arms the reader with not just one but sometimes two – or even three choices – against the main lines. He also provides a thorough grounding on the positional and tactical aspects of the opening and outlines the typical plans for both White and Black. Watson is renowned for his creativity and expertise in the opening, and once again this edition features an abundance of innovative ideas for Black. Watson also provides an update of many other lines he considered in previous editions. * A French Defence repertoire for Black * State-of-the-art coverage of the key lines * Packed with new ideas and critical analysis

Opening Repertoire The Fianchetto System

Author: Damian Lemos
Publisher:
ISBN: 1781941602
Release Date: 2014-03-31
Genre: Games

Grandmaster Damian Lemos presents a repertoire for White against both the King's Indian and Grünfeld defences. Many players struggle to find suitable lines to challenge these two popular and dynamic openings, or find the masses of theory in the main lines difficult to digest. Lemos solves this perennial problem by advocating a solid system of development based on the fianchetto system, where understanding ideas is more important than move memorization. By playing a very early g3 and Bg2, White protects his kingside, denies Black much of the counterplay typically associated with the King's Indian and Grünfeld, and creates long-term pressure on the queenside. Lemos's choices in this book are largely based on his own repertoire he used on the way to becoming a Grandmaster. Using illustrative games, Lemos examines the typical tactics and strategies for both sides and highlights key move order issues. This book tells you everything you need to know about playing the Fianchetto System against the King's Indian and Grünfeld. *A repertoire for White after 1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 g6 *Includes the King's Indian, Grünfeld and Symmetrical English. *Examines the key tactical and positional ideas