Grandmaster Larry Kaufman originally intended to write an update to his 2003 book "The Chess Advantage in Black and White" but, since so much has changed in eight years, he ended up writing a whole new book with completely changed repertoires for both White and Black. One thing which has been retained from the original book is the idea of playing the "second best" move in positions where it is not significantly worse than the "best" move. This ensures a dramatic reduction in the amount of theory to be learnt with little impact on the quality of play.
The repertoire this time around features 1.d4 for White with the idea of following up with an early c4. Black's various defences - classical, Indian and hypermodern - are analysed in fifteen chapters. For Black the repertoire is based upon the Grunfeld Defence to 1.d4 and the Breyer Defence to the Spanish (Ruy Lopez) after 1.e4. Flank Openings and 1.e4 offshoots such as the Scotch Game and Italian Game are, naturally, also covered in fifteen chapters.
The quality of analysis is higher than was possible in 2003 due to the vast increase in computer power and also to software improvements in the last eight years.
Larry Kaufman is an American Grandmaster who gained his title after winning the World Senior Championship in 2008. In recent years he has been involved in developing computer chess software, including Rybka.
Published 2012, softback, 495 pages.View sample pages (pdf)