The reader will find the first deep investigation of the modern treatment of the Italian Game and the Bishop's Opening.
The variations you will find in the book greatly differ from anything published so far. Delchev shares his analyses and 25 years of experience without holding back important novelties and whole new plans. His result in classical time controls has been + 30 = 7 ? 3 so far!
Main Ideas 13 Step by Step 17 Annotated Games 33Chapter 2. 1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nf6 3.d3 c6 4.Nf3 d5
Main Ideas 41 Step by Step 47 Annotated Games 69Chapter 3. 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.d3 Be7
Main Ideas 83 Step by Step 88 Annotated Games 113Chapter 4. 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.d3 h6
Main Ideas 127 Step by Step 130 Annotated Games 142Chapter 5. Giuoco Pianissimo with ...a6 Main Ideas 149 Pawn Structure with e6, e5 157 Step by Step 161
Annotated Games 180Chapter 6. Plans without ...a6
Main Ideas 145 Step by Step 194 Annotated Games 201Chapter 7. Plan with Bg5
Main Ideas 203 Step by Step 207 Annotated Games 222Chapter 8. 5.0-0 0-0 6.c3 d5
Main Ideas 235 Step by Step 237 Annotated Games 242
Index of Variations 244