Popular Chess Openings
Publisher: ISHI Press
Author: Eric Schiller
Year of Publication: 2012 (Reprint) Pages: 160
Notation Type: Algebraic (AN)
Book Description At the time of the first edition, this opening was just becoming popular in Grandmaster chess. It soon became a hot item and for this edition we had over 20,000 games in our database. Champions of the defense include Grandmasters Agdestein, Dolmatov, Gleizerov (more than 100 games!), Glek, Karlsson, Moskalenko, Nikolic, Ulibin, and Vaisser. The theory is now pretty well established. I recommend that you start by studying the Overview below and looking at the games cited in the next paragraphs. I have concentrated on the lines most frequently seen in high level games. The opening is so absurdly transpositional that there is no way to organize it exhaustively. The most important thing is to note where the pieces usually land. About the Author(s) Eric Schiller (born March 20, 1955 in New York City) is an American chess player, trainer, arbiter and one of the most prolific authors of books on chess in the 20th century. In 1974, Schiller was the Illinois Junior Champion. Schiller played for the University of Chicago team several times at the Pan American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship. He was an organizer of the Hawaii International chess festivals 1994-98 including 1998 US Open California Champion 1995. Later that year, he appeared as a chess adviser for the music group Phish on some of the stops for their "Chess Tour" where they played an ongoing game of two chess moves per tour stop and some "band vs. audience" partial games as part of their stage performance. Schiller was an arbiter at several notable games and championships including the FIDE World Chess Championship 2000. While Vladimir Kramnik and Garry Kasparov opted not to participate in the event, they had both endorsed Schiller for this sensitive role during the planning stages. As of April 2009, Schiller has a FIDE rating of 2166. He is also an International Arbiter and International Trainer. Schiller's expertise and publications in the Flohr-Zaitsev Variation made him a sought-after expert when Gary Kasparov used that opening at the second game at the World Chess Championship 1990.
Modern Stonewall Dutch
GM Roman will teach you the unique way he plays White's most solid and easy to learn repertoire. Complex theory and variations are replaced with easy to learn plans and strategies that will teach you how to achieve good positions against all of black's responses.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 16 - Learn To Play The English Opening The Easy Way
On this DVD, Roman will give you an easy-to-learn, complete setup for Black to play against the English. This New system is great because it gives Black an easy clear plan of attack which will be faster than your opponent's, who will unknowingly be following theory. Romans original Anti-English ideas and concepts were verified by Rybka and are only available on this DVD.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 69 - Dzindzi Anti-English Complete and Ambitious Systems for Black Against 1. c4
On this DVD, Grandmaster Roman Dzinzichashvili examines games that were played with various systems of the English Opening. This highly instructional and educational material contains many examples of the most typical mistakes that are made in the English Opening, by players of all skill levels.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 93 - Highly Instructive & Educational Games for the English Player
Comprehensive Coverage of an Important Modern Chess Opening
This book continues the coverage of the French Defence that was begun by Pedersen in The Main Line French: 3 Nc3. It is essential reading for all those who play the French, and for those who meet it with the popular and flexible Tarrasch Variation.
The French - Tarrasch Variation
Updated in 2011 with New Games and Analysis
The popularity of the French Defense has surged to the point where it rivals the Sicilian and the Spanish in the chess international tournament arenas. Always known for its solid character, the French offers Black excellent winning chances in the main lines of the Winawer and in many side variations.
Tarrasch French Guimard Variation with 3...Nc6
On this DVD the Roman Rybka team brings to you a detailed analysis on the Burn - Morozevich variation of the French Defence. The analysis creates a new way for Black and White to play. Roman will show you newly discovered tactical and positional lines for both sides.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 90 - New Revelations for B&W in The Burn-Morozevich Variation Of The French Defence
This little book is designed to give you all you need to pray the white side of the Russian Variations. It includes only those lines which are best for White.
Gruenfeld Defense Russian Variations
Part of the Roman and Rybka, Perfecting the Opening Series by Grandmaster Roman Dzindzichashvili and Grandmaster Eugene Perelshteyn, who use the world computer champion Rybka to bring you new lines, secrets and novelties in the Grunfeld.
The Grunfeld is a dynamic opening that is used by aggressive players with Black to steal Whites initiative by counterattacking its pawn center.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 72 - The Complete Grunfeld Defense with New Secrets and Novelties - PART 1
Part of the Roman and Rybka, Perfecting the Opening Series by Grandmaster Roman Dzindzichashvili and Grandmaster Eugene Perelshteyn, who use the world computer champion Rybka to bring you new lines, secrets and novelties in the Grunfeld. The Grunfeld is a dynamic opening that is used by aggressive players with Black to steal Whites initiative by counterattacking its pawn center. This volume is the second volume of a two-volume DVD set.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 73 - The Complete Grunfeld Defense with New Secrets and Novelties - PART 2
By choosing the Fianchetto System against the Grunfeld, White aims to stifle Black's normal piece play. White avoids presenting Black with a target and instead looks to probe Black's sensitive queenside. White's strategy has been used to good effect by Karpov and Kasparov, reason enough to adopt it in one's own games. This new title offers the first complete coverage of this important chess opening and is ideal for King's Indian players looking for a way to meet the Fianchetto. It also includes up-to-the-minute theory from two top-class theoreticians. Grandmaster Adrian Mikhalchishin is a well-known Ukrainian writer and player, and arguably the worlds' leading expert on the Fianchetto Grunfeld. Alexander Belyavsky is also a Ukrainian grandmaster, who became World Junior Champion in 1973 and won the USSR Championship on many occasions. He has competed regularly and successfully in countless super-grandmaster events.
SHOPWORN - Fianchetto Grunfeld
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The King's Indian is one of the biggest openings in modern chess theory. Roman will give you the best lines for Black to play against all of White's responses. This will get you reasonable positions and a clear plan to follow. Roman will teach you how to play one of the most aggressive openings for Black.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 21 - The Easy Way to Play the King's Indian Defense
On this DVD, Roman recommends the Accelerated Dragon for Black against e4. Roman has achieved great success at the highest level using the Accelerated Dragon and now he brings you his unplublished updates, new ideas and novelties. This is a great follow up to Romans earlier coverage of the Accelerated Dragon & King's Indian Defense.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 45 - New Lines & Novelties for Black in the Accelerated Dragon and King's Indian
On this DVD, Roman will explain, move by move, highly instructional and amazing King's Indian games played by some of the world's greatest players.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 49 - Magnificent Instructional Masterpieces in the King's Indian Defense
Larry recommends the Samisch as the most aggressive and dangerous opening against The King's Indian. Roman and Larry bring you years of tournament experience involving The Samisch. So If you are tired of being pushed around by the King's Indian--this attack opening is for you!
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 59 - Attacking the King's Indian Defense with the Samisch
On this DVD, Grandmaster Roman Dzinzichashvili shows some unconventional and easy to learn ways to play King's Indian defense.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 101 - Quick and Easier Way to Learn the King's Indian Defense
An Original System For Grinding the Sicilian Defense
Tired of losing your way in all of the theory of the Open Sicilian?? Let GM Dzindzichashvili introduce you to a sound positional method of combatting this most fearsome of Black's answers to 1.e4. Play centers around the line 1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.f4 and a Black doubled c-pawn complex.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 33 - Mastering The Opening Forum Series - Crushing Lines for White
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 43 - New Lines & Novelties for White against the Caro Kann, Alekhine & French Defense
Not much has been changed in those openings in past 30-40 years. With the help of Rybka , Roman injects new life in those ancient openings giving some original approach understanding of initiative and sacrifice of a pawn.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 80 - Reversing of Well Established Evaluations in the Giuoco Piano & 2 Knights Defense
On this DVD, Roman outlines a perfectly clear and easy to learn lines against The Hippo, Modern and Pirc Defences. The lines carefully based on thorough analysis as well as top rated player's games. Simplicity and ambition are ingredients of the systems suggested. Evaluations of them by Rybka are absolutely staggering. This is by far the best material on the Hippo and Modern Carefully designed and consistent with possible transpositions in to Pirc defense.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 82 -Easy to Learn Ambitious System for White to Play Against the Hippo, Modern, & Pirc Defenses
On this DVD, Grandmaster Roman Dzinzichashvili bring you the latest in opening theory and reveal the killer traps and super sharp lines for the 1. e4 Players
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 91 - Practical Killer Traps & Super Sharp Lines for the 1. e4 Player
The Modern Defense
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The Modern Defense
On this DVD, Roman will give you an easy-to-follow opening plan where you will get a clear advantage against the Pirc/Modern Defense and at the same time severely limit your opponent's counterplay. Roman uses a timely a4 and h3 line to achieve fantastic results at the highest level.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 25 - The Easy Way to Beat the Pirc Modern Defense
The Most Aggressive Response to the Nimzo Explained by One of it's Leading Exponents
The Nimzo-Indian is an extremely popular and reliable defence, upon which most world champions have relied at some point in their careers. Black controls the vital e4-square with his pieces, and retains total flexibility with his central pawns. By playing 4. f3, White challenges Black's idea head-on. Either Black grants White control of e4, or else he must commit his pawn to d5, whereupon White can begin concrete action in the center.
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Play the 4. f3 Nimzo-Indian
Rapid & Complete Opening Repertoire for the Tournament Player - BLACK. Your study time will be cut dramatically as Roman give you the best and most solid responses for Black. Based on his own games Roman recommends solid active lines to meet e4, d4, c4, and Nf3. Your study time will be cut dramatically as Roman gives you the best and most solid responses for BLACK.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 6 - Rapid and Complete Opening Repertoire for Black
This DVD features..
* The Contemporary Shield of the Nimzo Indian
GM Dzindzichashvili continues his coverage of the Nimzo-Indian Defense from Black's perspective, examining systems such as the Saemich Variation (4.a3), the 4.f3 Variation, and important "anti-Huebner" systems such as the Rubenstein (4.e3 c5 5.Nge2), and the Petrosian (4.e3 c5 5.Bd3 Nc6 6.Nge2).
* The Legendary Shield of the Nimzo Indian
GM Dzindzichashvili provides the viewer with a solid Black repertoire based on the Huebner variation of the Nimzo-Indian Defense. In this video he also covers (from Black's perspective) coverage of the 4.Nf3 Variation (followed by g2-g3) and the Leningrad Variation (4.Bg5).
* Ambushed by the Bogo Indian
GM Dzindzichashvili provides the viewer with a compliment to his Nimzo-Indian repertoire as he shows the viewer how to deal with 3.Nf3 by employing the Bogo Indian (3...Bb4+).
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 34 - Mastering The Opening Forum Series - A Repertoire for Black to meet The Queen's Gambit
On this DVD, Grandmaster Roman Dzinzichashvili clearly outlines extremely dangerous lines for black in the Petroff Defence. Evolution of this dangerous line for black is easily explained based on games of the top Grandmasters and careful analysis by Roman.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 96 - Highly Instructive & Educational Games to Dismantle the Petroff Defence at the Highest Level
On this DVD, Roman gives you new ideas on how to take a logical approach to opening positons that you have not encounter before. Roman will also give you new unplublish lines for White against the Pirc and Center Counter Qd6 & Qd8 variations. He also covers new lines for Black - playing the Scandinavian Defense and improved lines in the Accelerated Dragon against the f4 Grand Prix Attack and the Closed Scilian. These new lines and additions will put the winning edge back in your game.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 42 - New Lines & Novelties for White against the Pirc and Center Counter, and Black side of Scandinavian Defense & Accelerated Dragon
This is a new series which provides an ideal platform to study chess openings. By continually challenging the reader to answer probing questions throughout the book, the Move by Move format greatly encourages the learning and practicing of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of opening knowledge.
SHOPWORN - 1... d6 - Move By Move
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In addition to the standard lines, this book contains a number of interesting suggestions that have never been implemented. This book has been updated with a supplement containing the latest games and grandmaster analysis in 2012.
Queen's Gambit Declined - Orthodox Variation
White playing the Queen's Gambit can make it very versatile. On this DVD, Roman will bring you a variety of plans using highly instructional games. Using his own games as well as other top GM's, Roman will teach you different ways to play one of the oldest Versatile Openings to date.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 111 - Highly Instructionial Games in The Queen's Gambit Declined
Rapid & Complete Opening Repertoire for the Tournament Player - WHITE. Opening Lines covered on this DVD: - Queens Gambit Accepted & Declined - Queens Indian Defense - Slav Defense - Albin Counter Gambit - Nimzo-Indian Defense - Kings Indian Defense - Grunfled Defense - Dutch Defense - Nc6 & Bf5 lines - Benko Gambit
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 5 - Rapid and Complete Opening Repertoire for White
This DVD features...
* Blunting the d4 Dagger
GM Dzindzichashvili completes his new Black repertoire against 1.d4 by providing the viewer with methods for combating various White systems such as the Trompowsky, the London, the Torre and the Colle.
* Butchering the Gruenfeld
In his new White repertoire for the 1.d4 player, GM Dzindzichashvili provides the viewer with a number of methods for meeting the Gruenfeld. He offers the player with the White pieces the option of meeting the Gruenfeld with a kingside fianchetto (g2-g3, followed by Bf1-g2) or playing systems involving Bc1-g5 or Bc1-f4.
* Queen's Gambit Guillotined
In this video, GM Dzindzichashvili prepares the viewer to handle the White side of the Queen's Gambit. The primary focus of his investigations are the Exchange Variation and his recommendations for meeting the Tarrasch Defense.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 35 - Mastering The Opening Forum Series - Romans Original d4 Repertoire for White
On this DVD, Grandmaster Roman Dzinzichashvili examines games that were played with various systems of the Dynamic Reti Opening. This highly instructional and educational material contains many examples of how some quiet and slow opening positions can turn quickly, with flashy and brilliant tactics, which is the trademark of this dynamic opening.
E-DVD ROMAN'S LAB - VOLUME 94 - Highly Instructive & Educational Games for the Dynamic Reti Player
In this, the first ever monograph devoted to the line, noted author Eric Schiller explains all of the critical ideas in the opening and endgame, and provides many examples of each from tournament play.
How to Play the the Dilworth Attack
The Zaitsev variation of the Closed Spanish is a favorite line of many of the world's best chess players, including many World Champions. Until now, however, there has not been a compilation of the theory of the line, together with the relevant lines of the Breyer and Smyslov Variations into which play often transposes. This book is intended for experienced chess players rated 1700 and above. It contains. heavy-duty theory with many ideas simply credited to the appropriate sources and a good deal of unannotated games. The Zaitsev variation leads to rich positional and tactical play which requires deep understanding of chess.
Spanish Inquisition - Zaitsev Variation