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Slay the Spanish

Former US Open Champion Timothy Taylor presents a repertoire for Black against the universally popular Spanish Opening (Ruy Lopez). The backbone of Black's repertoire is based on the Modern Steinitz Defence, which has justifiably earned a reputation as an important alternative to the main lines. The Modern Steinitz may lead to razor-sharp gambits, such as the Siesta Variation, where just one slip by either player could prove to be fatal. But perhaps the main attraction of the Modern Steinitz is its flexibility, as Black can also choose to play in a more positional and solid manner. Using illustrative games and drawing on his own experiences with the opening, Taylor examines in depth all the critical main lines, as well as what to do if White avoids them. Read this book and get ready to slay the Spanish! A repertoire for Black against the Ruy Lopez Up-to-date theory on the critical lines Covers plans and strategies for both sides.

The Offbeat King's Indian

The King's Indian is one of the most exciting and complex defences that Black can employ against the queen's pawn opening. The main lines of the King's Indian are very sharp and tactical but they are also extremely theoretical in nature and it can be a full time job simply keeping up with the latest developments and fashion.

Winning Quickly with White

All players enjoy inflicting quick victories on their opponents. In this instructive and entertaining volume of ‘miniature’ games, Russian master Iakov Neishtadt shows you the route to rapid success when playing with the white pieces. If you are tired of trying to squeeze victory from long, dour struggles then this is the book to rekindle your chess appetite.

Winning Unorthodox Openings

The winning openings the title refers to are 1.b4, 1.b3, 1.Nc3, 1.f4 and 1.g3, while there is a sixth chapter for Other First Moves for White. One example of the weakness of this book:

Dangerous Weapons - Ruy Lopez

In this book, three opening experts team up and take a contemporary look at the Ruy Lopez, one of the most popular chess openings. Instead of analysing the well-trodden main lines they concentrate on fresh or little-explored variations, selecting a wealth of ‘dangerous’ options for both colours.

Dangerous Weapons: The Dutch

Dangerous Weapons: The Dutch by GM Simon Williams, IM Richard Palliser and FM James Vigus offers the sharpest lines of any volume in Everyman’s Dangerous Weapons series to date.