The Chigorin variation is one of the oldest weapons against the Ruy Lopez, first played at the Monte Carlo tournament 1902, by Carl Schlechter in his game versus Siegbert Tarrasch.
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|Author / Authors||Ivan Sokolov|
|Publication date||1st edition 2018|
|Width||17 cm / 6.69 inch|
|Height||23.5 cm / 9.25 inch|
The Chigorin Bible is rich in ideas and aims to be the ultimate improvement tool for the club and tournament player. We are convinced that the reader will enjoy playing over the games, many of which being famous historical ones. Ivan Sokolov and Ivan Salgado Lopez are your truthful expert guides along this fascinating journey.
Ivan Sokolov was one of the most feared attacking players of his time. He is also an outstanding chess coach and the author of many bestselling titles being 'Winning Chess Middlegames', 'Sacrifice and Initiative', 'Chess Middlegame Strategies', volume I, that was awarded 'FIDE book of the Year' 2017 and volume 2, 'Opening meets Middlegame'. His third volume is being scheduled for the Spring of 2019.
Ivan Salgado Lopez was born in Spain in 1991 and became a Grandmaster at the age of 16. Amongst the best results in his chess career Ivan has twice been Spanish Champion and has won many international tournaments. He was the second of ex-World Champions Topalov and Ponomariov amongst other strong grandmasters. This is his second book for Thinkers Publishing, his first book 'Gambit Killer' was appraised worldwide.
005 Key to symbols
007 Foreword by Romain Edouard
PART 1. GAMES, PLANS AND PERSONAL EXPERIENCE
011 Introduction to part 1
013 Chapter 1. First Games and Plans
025 Chapter 2. White’s Strategy to Trade the d-Pawns - Pros and Cons
057 Chapter 3. Keres’s Legacy
107 Chapter 4. White’s f2-f4 Pawn Push in Non-Closed Centre Positions
115 Chapter 5. Closed Centre Strategies
115 5.1. White’s f2-f4 pawn push
134 5.2. Queenside decisions
137 5.3. Black’s misplaced b7-bishop and a5-knight problems
161 5.4. White’s g2-g4 pawn push
PART 2. THEORY
179 Introduction to part 2
181 Overview of the Chigorin Theory
187 Chapter 1. Early ...d5s and the Romanishin Variation
197 Chapter 2. 11...Qc7 12.d5
207 Chapter 3. 11...Qc7 12.Nbd2, Rook Moves and 12...cxd4
231 Chapter 4. 11...Qc7 12.Nbd2 Nc6, Old Main Line
247 Chapter 5. 11...Qc7 12.Nbd2, Bishop-moves
271 Chapter 6. 11...Nd7, 12th Move Sidelines
297 Chapter 7. 11...Nd7 12.Nbd2 (Main Line)
331 Chapter 8. 11...Nd7 12.a4 (Modern Line)