The Colle-Koltanowski system arises after the moves 1.d4,d5; 2.Nf3,Nf6; 3.e3,e6; 4.Bd3,c5; 5.c3 and is the starting point for this book. Ukranian IM Valerij Bronznik offers a thorough and objective coverage via 43 extensively annotated games which illustrate many of the strategies available to both sides in the Colle.
The largest chapters are devoted to Black's main alternatives ..Nbd7 and ..Nc6 with additional material on lines where Black plays an early ..b6 or ..c4. Finally Bronznik offers his own opinions on what to do if Black avoids the Colle setup.
Throughout the book there is advice on different pawn structures which may arise from the Colle and how to play them and examination of the classic Colle bishop sacrifice Bxh7. The author believes that his research into the opening has shown that, in many lines, the best moves remain untried and that there is scope for considerable creativity in this popular system.
Published 2004, hardback, 223 pages.View sample pages (pdf)