2007, 176 Seiten, kartoniert, englisch
The well-known grandmaster and theoretician Evgeny Sveshnikov has used the Closed Variation (1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5) more than 150 times in tournament play with a score of more than 70%.
Many theoretically important games have been excluded by the author from 'official' chess databases, and here they are exclusively published for the first time.
The present Volume 1 (Basic Course) contains the following main chapters:
- Historical overview of the Closed Variation
- Plans for White and Black on the basis of thoroughly annotated games
- A lesson on the blockade
- 70 test positions: what would you play?
This two-volume work is intended for a broad range of chess enthusiasts. The author guarantees that anyone making a thorough study of the available material can expect an improvement in his playing strength in this system of approximately 200 Elo points.