The purpose of the book is to equip the players with the white pieces against perhaps the most dangerous answer of black 1…e5. The book is written mainly from White’s point of view. The authors of course through the analyses seek various alternatives to the main lines. In this way also a player who chooses Black can benefit greatly. Inside the book the reader will find exactly what he needs as authors Kiril Georgiev and Semko Semkov cover everything one can look for.
What you will find in the book..
The book consists of 8 chapters which are divided as follows:
Chapter 1. The modern plan
1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.e3 11
Chapter 2. The main line
4.e3 Bb4 5.Qc2 0-0; 5…Bxc3 6.Qxc3! 27
Chapter 3. The Suba Variation
4.e3 Bb4 5.Qc2 Bxc3 6.bxc3 79
Chapter 4. The Reversed Sicilian
1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.d3 95
Chapter 5. The Anand’s pet line
1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Bb4 113
Chapter 6. The flexible approach
1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nc6 145
Chapter 7. The King’s Indian set-up
1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 d6 3.g3 157
Chapter 8. Deviations from the King’s Indian set-up
1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 d6 3.Nf3; 3.e3; 3.d4
A few words about the authors
Grandmaster Kiril Georgiev is the strongest Bulgarian player for many years. He was World Junior Champion and third winner in Europe. He has played in 15 Olympics and was also the coach of the Bulgarian national team. His highest score was in the top ten in the world. Kiril wrote the books The Sharpest Sicilian, Squeezing the Gambits and Fighting the London System.
Semko Semkov played for Bulgaria in one Olympiad. He is a chess journalist and chess theorist. His most famous books are The Most Flexible Sicilian and Understanding the QGA.
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