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Grivas Opening Laboratory: Volume 7

Grivas Opening Laboratory: Volume 7

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Product type: Printed book

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Efstratios Grivas

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This is the seventh and final volume of Grivas' series, presenting a full opening repertoire for White, based on 1.d4.

The idea of small opening repertoire books is not new, but here the purpose and the presentation is different - the choice of the variations, against each black reply, are based on the author's own experience.

The recommendations are geared towards posing Black unconventional problems. Your opponents will not be able to churn out lengthy, memorised variations, but will need to solve problems at the board, in positions that are somewhat different in character from those normally reached in the openings under discussion. The selected systems also form a seamless whole and are reachable by transpositions.

Grivas describes the suggested systems in detail, giving his assessments as clearly as possible, providing useful guidelines and new ideas and moves. For each system he offers not only a repertoire for White, but also explains middlegame strategies, tactical motifs and typical endgame techniques.

The seventh book of the series shows how to face five of Black's less common defences to 1.d4.

Firstly, the Modern Defence (1.d4, d6; or 1.d4, g6;)
Next the various Polish Defence (1.d4, b5;)
Thirdly, various defences, including the Dzindzi-Indian, Tango, the Englund Gambit and Owen's Defence.
Part 4 examines the Benoni - Old Benoni, Czech Benoni, Schmid Benoni, Snake Benoni and Classical Modern Benoni.
Finally, the Old Indian Defence - a modest but stable system.

Efstratios Grivas is an experienced Grandmaster from Greece who has represented his country on many occasions, winning an individual gold medal at the 1989 European Team Championship and an individual silver medal at the 1998 Chess Olympiad. He is a Senior FIDE Trainer.

Published 2021, softback, 300 pages.

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