Kornev: Practical Black Repertoire with Nf6, g6, d6 - Vol.1: English, Pirc, Reti

Kornev: Practical Black Repertoire with Nf6, g6, d6 - Vol.1: English, Pirc, Reti

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Autor: Kornev, Alexei
Verlag: ChessStars
Erscheinungsjahr: 2016
Sprache: English
Buchumschlag: book
Seiten: 375

A Practical Black Repertoire with Nf6, g6, d6 - Volume 1: English, Pirc, Reti and Other DefencesContents

In this volume we consider the Pirc Defence (Chapters 10-27). It has definite advantages in comparison to other openings. At first, it has not been analysed so thoroughly, since the White fans of 1.e2-e4 devote the lion's share of their time to study the Sicilian Defence and the Open Games. Secondly, Black can not only play to equalise, but he can also count on seizing the initiative. This is particularly important in tournaments played under the Swiss System in which you must strive for a win regardless of the colour of your pieces.
Besides the Pirc, we analyse in the first part of the book all possible set-ups in which White refrains from the moves 1.e4 and 1.d4, namely: 1.f4, 1.b3, 1.b4 (Chapter 1) , 1.Nf3 (Chapter 2), 1.c4 (Chapters 3, 4). The second part of the book (Chapters 5-9) is devoted to opening schemes in which White does play 1.d4, but then he does not follow up with c2-c4. This is the Trompowsky Attack (d4, Bg5) and the London System (d4, Nf3, Bf4). In response to these set-ups Black, as a rule, remains true to ...Nf6 and ...g6. The arising opening schemes are similar to the King's Indian Defence (see volume 2), or to the Pirc Defence. This should considerably facilitate the players to master their opening repertoire.



Part 1. Rare, Reti, English

1 Rare Lines; A) 1.b4; B) 1.b3; C) 1.f4

2 Reti. 1.Nf3 Nf6 w/o c4 & d4

3 English. 1.c4 Nf6 w/o Nf3

4 English. 1.c4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 A) 3.b3; B) 3.b4; C) 3.g3

Part 2. Queen's Pawn Game - 1.d4 Nf6 w/o c4

5 Rare Lines; 2.g3 g6

6 Trompovsky Attack. 2.Bg5 Ne4

7 London System. 2.Nf3 g6 3.Bf4

8 Tower Attack. 2.Nf3 g6 3.Bg5

9 Fianchetto w/o c2-c4. 2.Nf3 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 0-0

Part 3. Pirc Defence - 1.e4 d6

10 Various w/o 2.d4 & 2.Nc3

11 2.Nc3 Nf6 w/o d4

12 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nd2

13 2.d4 Nf6 3.Bd3

14 2.d4 Nf6 3.f3

15 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6 4.Bf4; 4.Bc4

16 4.Be2

17 4.g3

18 4.Bg5

19 4.Be3

20 4.f3

21 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.Be3; 5.h3

22 5.Bc4

23 5.Be2

24 4.f4 Bg7 5.e5; 5.Nf3 0-0 6.e5; 6.Be3

25 5.Nf3 0-0 6.Be2

26 6.Bd3

Index of Variations

375 pages, 2016, paperback, English.