Modern Chess Openings: MCO-15

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Random House Puzzles & Games, 2008 - Games - 748 pages
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Modern Chess Openings is the best and most trusted tool for serious chess players on the market. First published over a half-century ago, this is a completely revised and updated edition of the book that has been the standard English language reference on chess openings. An invaluable resource for club and tournament players, it now includes information on recent matches and the most up-to-date theory on chess openings.

Modern Chess Openings is ideal for intermediate players ready to elevate their game to the next level or International Grandmasters who want to stay on top of recent chess innovations.
 

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Contents

DOUBLE KINK PAWN OPENINGS
3
4 Bc5 2 Giuoco Pianu
18
5 4 l4 3 Evans Gambit
30
Nl3 NcB 3 Bl5 5 Ruy Lopez
42
Main LinesClosed Variations and
79
Nf3 Nf6 6 Petrovs Defense
96
Nf3 NcB 3 d4 exd4 7 Scotch Game
104
Nc3 8 Vienna Game
114
il4 cl5 2 ci
389
e6 3 Nc3 c5 2 Tarrasch Defense
440
dxc4 3 Queens Gambit Accepted
449
C6 4 Slav and SemiSlav Defense
460
NcB 5 Chigorins Defense
488
Nf6 2 c4 e5 2 Budapest Defense
503
e6 3 g3 1 Catalan Opening
517
oG 3 Nc3 Bb4 2 NimzoIndian Defense
536

Nf3 NcB 3 Nc3 Nf6 9 Four Knights Game
121
Nf3 NcB 3Nc3 10 Three Knights Game
129
Nf3 NcB 3 c3 12 Ponzianis Opening
135
d4 cxd4 3 c3 14 Danish Gambit
141
4 1B Bishops Opening
147
1
159
c6 2 CaroKann Defense
171
c6 3 French Defense
197
c5 4 Sicilian Defense
244
Dragon
269
E llassii il Sii Mian Varialinns
318
G Nonopen Sicilians variations without 2
346
oG 3 Nf3 b6 3 Queens Indian Defense
563
oG 3 Nf3 Bb4 4 Bogolndian Defense
582
gG 5 Kings Indian Defense
588
d6 6 Old Indian Defense
628
gG 3 Nc3 d5 7 Griinfeld Defense 63 I
649
c5 3d5 b5 9 Benko Gambit
663
c4 1 English Opening
675
Nf3 d5 2 c4 2 Roli Opening
718
Nf3 2 g3 3 Bg2 eic 3 Kings Indian Attack
724
f4 5 Birds Opening
732
Index
741
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Nick de Firmian is acclaimed as the world's leading expert on chess openings. He "taught" the supercomputer Deep Blue the opening moves it used to defeat World Champion Garry Kasparov in 1997. As this book goes to press, de Firmian reigns as the current United States Chess Champion--making him a three-time winner of the top American title. He has also represented the United States in seven Chess Olympiads and three World Chess Championship cycles. His previous written works include the 13th edition of Modern Chess Openings; San Francisco 1995, which detailed that year's Grandmaster Invitational; and various articles for Chess Life magazine. A graduate of UC Berkeley with a degree in physics, de Firmian is a native Californian who now resides in Copenhagen, Denmark, with his wife and son.

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