The Sniper - based on a system of development with 1...g6, 2...Bg7 and 3...c5! - is a dynamic weapon for Black against almost any first move by White. Black allows White to occupy the centre but, in true hypermodern style, strikes back at once. The Sniper is a fascinating opening that can lead to original or barely-known positions in which White is thrown onto his own resources and Black can strive for the initiative. White also has to negotiate a minefield of transpositions, typically into Sicilian, King's Indian or Benko-type positions.
This book includes 70 complete, annotated games with the Sniper System against various White setups including 1.e4, 2.d4, 3.Nc3 - 1.e4, 2.d4, 3.Nf3 - 1.e4, 2.d4, 3.c3 and 1.d4, 2.c4, as well as less common openings. Playing through these games will give you a good grounding in Sniper strategies and tactics.
Author Charlie Storey has been playing the Sniper for many years and has contributed several original ideas and move-orders to the opening. In the 2009 British Championships he scored a magnificent 4/4 using the Sniper System. In this book he reveals his secrets and provides you with everything you need to know to play this fascinating opening.
Charlie Storey is a FIDE Master, the 2008 British Rapidplay Champion and the winner of over 60 open tournaments in the UK. He has been teaching chess for over 15 years.
Published 2011, softback, 175 pages.View sample pages (pdf)