The Forum Section has interesting contributions by well-known players like Bogdan Lalic, Luis Rodi and Piotr Wolochowicz, as well as some surprising letters by other readers.
Joel Benjamin has started a new column called Repertoire Building with Benjamin, in which he guides club players in their search for openings that are best suited to their needs.
In Kuzmin’s Harvest, Alexey Kuzmin investigates the opening play of three World Champions at the second Gashimov Memorial: Vladimir Kramnik, Vishy Anand and Magnus Carlsen.
This Yearbook has a preview of an extraordinary new opening book by John Watson and Eric Schiller: Taming Wild Chess Openings, which presents a host of uncommon openings in an original way.
Glenn Flear reviews The Art of the King’s Indian by Gufeld & Stetsko, Kotronias on the King’s Indian Vol. 2&3, The Modern Vienna Game by Ovechkin & Soloviov, and two New In Chess Books: Sergey Kasparov’s A Cunning Chess Opening for Black and Zaven Andriasyan’s The English Attack against the Taimanov Sicilian.
Sicilian Defence - Rossolimo Variation 3...d6 - S. Kasparov
Sicilian Defence - Najdorf Variation 6.Bg5 - Sethuraman
Sicilian Defence - Taimanov Variation 5...Qc7 - Tuncer
Sicilian Defence - Alapin Variation 2...d5 - Fogarasi
King’s Fianchetto - 3.c4 Line - De Dovitiis
French Defence - Tarrasch Variation 3...h6 - Eingorn
Scandinavian Defence - Main Line 4...e5 - Bezgodov
Ruy Lopez - Berlin Defence 4.d3 - Illingworth/Smerdon
Ruy Lopez - Zaitsev Variation 9...Bb7 - Kislik
Italian Game - Evans Gambit 5...Ba5 - Szabo
King’s Gambit - Mason Gambit 3.Nc3 - Olthof
Queen’s Gambit Declined - Carlsbad Variation 9...Nh5 - Lukacs/Hazai
Queen’s Gambit Declined - Classical main Line 8...b6 - Marin/Stoica
Slav Defence - SL Accepted: Other Moves, 5...e6 - I. Almasi
Slav Defence - Krause Variation 7...Qc7 - Karolyi
Queen’s Gambit Accepted - Alekhine Variation 4...b5 - Antic
Catalan Opening - Bogo-Indian Variation 3...Bb4+ - Prasanna
Queen’s Gambit Declined - Nimzowitsch Variation 4...Ba6 - Lalic
King’s Indian Defence - Makogonov Variation 6.h3 - Kuzmin
King’s Indian Defence - Fianchetto Variation 7...Bf5 - Illingworth
King’s Indian Defence - Early Divergences 3.d5 - Adorjan
Dutch Defence - Stonewall Variation 7.b3 - Ikonnikov
English Opening - Symmetrical Variation 3.g3 - Braga
English Opening - Flohr-Mikenas Variation 8...Nc6 - Panczyk/Ilczuk
Réti Opening - 1...d5 2.c4 e6 - Sethuraman
Réti Opening - Lasker Variation 4...Bf5 - Panczyk/Ilczuk
With more than 75 practical opening exercises to test your understanding