A Complete Repertoire for Black Using the Sharpest Systems - John Emms, Joe Gallagher (K-5420)

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Brought together in one volume as part of Everyman Chess’s series of compilation books: Play the Najdorf: Scheveningen Style by John Emms and Play the King's Indian: A complete Repertoire for Black in this most dynamic of openings by Joe Gallagher

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Language versionsEnglish
Available in the setNo
Author / AuthorsJohn Emms
PublisherEveryman Chess
Publication date1st edition 2018
Pages480
ISBN9781781944677
HardcoverNo
PaperbackYes
DownloadableNo
Width15.7 cm
Height23 cm

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The Najdorf Sicilian is one of the most sharp, dynamic and popular openings that Black can play and is a firm favourite amongst the world's elite players, including world number one Garry Kasparov. From very early on, Black unbalances the game to a reach a position in which one can play for the win without exceptional risk.

The soundness of the Najdorf has never been questioned, but some players can be put off by the ever-spiralling amount of theory amassed on this great opening. In Play the Najdorf, however, Grandmaster and openings expert John Emms condenses this mountain to produce a workable black repertoire against all of White's possible options.

The King's Indian has always been one of the sharpest, most complex and popular openings that Black can play; it still provides the setting for many encounters at the elite level of Grandmaster chess. Straight from the start, Black fights for the initiative and in many variations, while White pursues material gains, it is Black who has the psychological advantage of trying to checkmate the opponent's king.

Despite its many advantages, some prospective Kings Indian players are put off by the seemingly endless amount of theory one is supposed to learn. In Play the Kings Indian, however, Grandmaster and life-long Kings Indian devotee Joe Gallagher has produced a comprehensive and yet workable black repertoire against all of Whites most dangerous possibilities.

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    play the najdorf scheveningen style:

    006 Bibliography

    007 Preface

    009 Introduction

    1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 d6 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 Nf6 5 Nc3 a6

    012 1 6 Bc4: Introduction and Sidelines

    034 2 6 Bc4 e6 7 Bb3 b5 8 0-0 Be7 9 Qf3

    055 3 6 Be3 e6: Introduction and Sidelines

    063 4 6 Be3 e6 7 B: The English Attack

    088 5 6 Be2 e6: Introduction

    101 6 6 Be2 e6: Main Lines

    140 7 6 Bg5

    167 8 6 f4

    180 9 6 g3

    185 10 Other Sixth Move Options for White

    189 Index of Variations


    play the king's Indian:

    004 Bibliography

    005 Introduction

    Part One: The Classical Variation

    1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 g6 3 Nc3 Bg7 4 e4 d6 5 Nf3 0-0 6 Be2 e5

    007 1 The Classical Variation: Modern Main Line

    026 2 The Classical Variation: 9 Ne1 Nd7 without 10 Be3

    040 3 The Classical Variation: The Bayonet Attack 9 b4

    057 4 The Classical Variation: White's 9th Move Alternatives

    069 5 The Classical Variation: 7...Na6

    083 6 The Classical Variation: White's 7th Move Alternatives

    Part Two: Other Lines

    1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 g6 3 Nc3 Bg7 4 e4 d6

    094 7 The Sämisch

    120 8 The Fianchetto Variation

    144 9 The Four Pawns Attack

    164 10 White Plays an early h3

    178 11 The Averbakh Variation

    191 12 Other Systems

    205 Index of Variations

    207 Index of Complete Games

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    A Complete Repertoire for Black Using the Sharpest Systems - John Emms, Joe Gallagher (K-5420)

    A Complete Repertoire for Black Using the Sharpest Systems - John Emms, Joe Gallagher (K-5420)

    Brought together in one volume as part of Everyman Chess’s series of compilation books: Play the Najdorf: Scheveningen Style by John Emms and Play the King's Indian: A complete Repertoire for Black in this most dynamic of openings by Joe Gallagher

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