Indian Openings

                 

Chess Indian Openings My 1st Ten Moves

Third Edition published in 2018.

This book catalogues games I played with Indian Openings (from 1972 to 2017). Openings included are:
  • Catalan Opening
  • Nimzo-Indian Defence
  • Queen's Indian Defence
  • Bogo-Indian Defence
  • King's Indian Defence
  • Grunfeld Defence
  • Old Indian Defence
  • Benoni Defence
  • Benko Gambit
As before, this book has been written to try and avoid repeating the same mistakes! By cataloguing my games, against the ‘book’ lines (shown in BOLD), you can see where either I or my opponent varied, and the consequences.

As can be seen, I have included all book lines, but only in detail where it relates to a game that I have played. Also, I hope to give an insight of a typical club strength player (over this period my grade has gone up from 137 up to 186 and back down to 172).


The games mostly come from league games, congresses and inter-club tournaments, and therefore include games with/without quickplay finishes, quickplay including time handicap games, but no lightning games.

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Double Queen Pawn Openings

 

                          


                                 
Third Edition published 2017.

This book catalogues games I played with Double Queen pawn openings (in this edition from 1972 to 2016) against the ‘book’ lines (shown in BOLD). You can see where either I or my opponent varied, and the consequences.

Openings included are: 
  • Queen's Gambit Declined
  • Tarrasch Defence
  • Queen's Gambit Accepted
  • Semi-Slav Defence
  • Slav Defence
  • Chigorin's Defence
  • Veresov's Attack
  • Colle System
  • Reversed Stonewall
  • Blackmar-Diemer Gambit
  • and Irregular Opening starting with 1. d4 d5
As can be seen, I have included all book lines, but only in detail where it relates to a game that I have played. Also, I hope to give an insight of a typical club strength player (over this period my grade has gone from 137 up to 186 and back down to 174). The games mostly come from league games, congresses and inter-club tournaments, and therefore include games with/without quickplay finishes, quickplay including time handicap games, but no lightning games.

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Sicilian Defence

 


Third Edition published 2016.

This book catalogues games I played with the Sicilian Defence (in this edition from 1971 to 2015) against the ‘book’ lines (shown in BOLD), you can see where either I or my opponent varied, and the consequences.

Variations covered include:
Najdorf Variation, Dragon Variation, Scheveningen Variation, Four Knights' Variation, Sicilian Counter Attack, Taimanov Variation, Paulsen Variation, Classical Sicilian, Sveshnikov Variation, Open Lines, 3.Bb5, Closed Variation, 2.c3, f4 Attack, and Unusual Second Moves.

As can be seen, I have included all book lines, but only in detail where it relates to a game that I have played. Also, I hope to give an insight of a typical club strength player (over this period my grade has gone from 137 up to 186 and back down to 176). The games mostly come from league games, congresses & inter-club tournaments, and therefore include games with/without quickplay finishes, quickplay including time handicap games, but no lightning games.

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King Pawn Openings (excluding Sicilian Defence)





Second Edition published 2015.

This book covers King Pawn openings (excluding Sicilian Defence) that I have played between 1971 and 2012, namely:
 
King's Gambit, Giuoco Piano, Two Knights Defence, Hungarian Defence, Ruy Lopez, Scotch Game, 
Four Knights' Game, Three Knights' Game, Ponziani's Opening, Petrov's Defence, Philidor's Defence, 
Vienna Game, Bishop's Opening, Alekine's Defence, Caro-Kann Defence, French Defence,
Pirc Defence, Robatsch Defence, Centre Counter Defence, Nimzowitsch Defence, Owen's Defence, and Irregular.
  
I have written this book to try and avoid repeating the same mistakes! By cataloguing my games, against the ‘book’ lines (shown in BOLD), you can see where either I, or my opponent, varied and the consequences. As can be seen, I have included all book lines, but only in detail where it relates to a game that I have played.
 
Also, I hope to give an insight of a typical club strength player (over this period my grade has gone from 137 up to 186).

The games mostly come from league games, congresses & inter-club tournaments, and therefore include games with/without quickplay finishes, quickplay including time handicap games, but no lightning games.

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My First 40 Years



First Edition published 2013.

This book has been written to try and avoid repeating the same mistakes! By cataloguing all my games (in this edition from 1971 to 2011), against the ‘book’ lines (shown in BOLD), you can see where either I or my opponent varied, and the consequences. As can be seen, I have included all book lines, but only in detail where it relates to a game that I have played.

Also, I hope to give an insight of a typical club strength player (over this period my grade has gone from 137 up to 178 and back down to 167).

The games mostly come from league games, congresses & inter-club tournaments, and therefore include games with/without quickplay finishes, quickplay including time handicap games, but no lightning games.

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Miscellaneous Openings



First Edition published 2012.

This book covers miscellaneous openings I have played, but not included within my previous books, namely:

Ware Opening, Larsen's Opening, Sokolosky Opening, Queen's Knight Attack, Budapest Defence, Torre's Attack, Dutch Defence, Irregular Opening starting with 1. d4, Bird's Opening, Reti Opening, King's Indian Attack, Irregular Opening starting with 1. Nf3, The Van't Kruijs and King's Fianchetto Opening.

As before, this book has been written to try and avoid repeating the same mistakes! By cataloguing my games (in this edition from 1972 to 2010), against the ‘book’ lines (shown in BOLD), you can see where either I or my opponent varied, and the consequences. As can be seen, I have included all book lines, but only in detail where it relates to a game that I have played.

Also, I hope to give an insight of a typical club strength player (over this period my grade has gone from 137 up to 178 and back down to 169).

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English Opening

Second Edition published 2012.

This book catalogues games I played with the English Opening (from 1971 to 2000) along with the 'book' lines.

Variations covered include:
Four Knights' Variation, Carls's "Bremen" System, Closed Variation, Nimzo- or Queen's Indian Type Defences, Indian-English Type Defences, King's Indian English, Grunfeld English, 2.Nf3 b6 or e6, Symmetrical Four Knights' Variation, Hedgehog Defence, Rubinstein/Botvinnik Variation, and Ultra Symmetrical Variation

You can see where either I or my opponent varied, and the consequences. Also, I hope to give an insight of a typical club strength player (over this period my grade has gone from 137 up to 178 and back down to 165).


Available from lulu.com priced @ £9.99 + shipping

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