The Forum Section has interesting contributions by well-known players like Bogdan Lalic and Luis Rodi, as well as some surprising letters by other readers.
Joel Benjamin continues his new column Repertoire Building with Benjamin with a closer look at some unusual 2.Nf3 Sicilians, suitable for those who want to avoid the overly theoretical main lines.
In Kuzmin’s Harvest , Alexey Kuzmin investigates the opening repertoire of the new Chinese star Wei Yi.
This Yearbook has a preview of The Lazy Man's Sicilian , which is a new version of Valeri Bronznik’s appraised book Sizilianisch für Müssiggänger, updated and expanded by Steve Giddins.
Glenn Flear reviews Opening Repertoire: The Caro-Kann by Jovanka Houska, Alexey Dreev’s book on the same opening calledAttacking the Caro-Kann , and also Parimarjan Negi’s new work Grandmaster Repertoire: 1.e4 vs. the Sicilian 1 , and finally Modernized: The Open Sicilian by Zhanibek Amanov & Kostya Kabutskiy.
Sicilian Defence - Najdorf Variation 6.Qf3 - Fogarasi
Sicilian Defence - Najdorf Variation 6.h3 - Lukacs/Hazai
Sicilian Defence - Dragon Variation 9.0-0-0 - Van der Tak
Sicilian Defence - Taimanov Variation 6.Be3 - Tuncer
Sicilian Defence - Paulsen or Kan Variation 2...e6 and 4...a6 - Ninov
Pirc Defence - Austrian Attack 6.Bd3 - Szabo
Caro-Kann Defence - Advance Variation 4.Nf3 - Panczyk/Ilczuk
Ruy Lopez - Jaenisch Gambit 3...f5 - Rooze
Ruy Lopez - Berlin Defence 6.Ba4 - Gonda
Ruy Lopez - Berlin Defence 6.dxe5 - Skatchkov/Frolyanov
Ruy Lopez - Anti-Marshall 8.a4 - A.Kuzmin
Slav Defence - Slow Slav 4...a6 - Lukacs/Hazai
Slav Defence - SL Accepted: Other Moves 5...e6 - I.Almasi
Slav Defence - Anti-Moscow Variation 5...h6 - Marin/Stoica
Tarrasch Defence - Rubinstein Variation 6.g3 - Tay
Queen’s Gambit Accepted - Central Variation 3...b5 - Lalic
Queen’s Indian Defence - Black Knights Tango 2...Nc6 - De Dovitiis
Grünfeld Indian Defence - Anti-Grünfeld 3.f3 - Rodi
Grünfeld Indian Defence - Exchange Variation 7.Bc4 - Adorjan
King’s Indian Defence - Averbakh Variation 6.Be3 - Prasanna
King’s Indian Defence - Fianchetto Variation 5.e3 - Illingworth
Benoni Defence - Fianchetto Variation 3.g3 - Antic
Dutch Defence - Stonewall Variation 4.g3 - Ikonnikov
English Opening - Reversed Sicilian 2.g3 - Bosch
English Opening - Symmetrical Variation 3.g3 - Gonda
English Opening - Symmetrical Variation 3.g3 - S.Kasparov
English Opening - Early Divergences 1...d5 - Immonen
With more than 75 practical opening exercises to test your understanding