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Chess book reviews by National Master Kevin Pacey

  1. Book review: Play the Sicilian by Ftacnik

    by , 09-14-2014 at 10:42 PM (Games, analysis and discussion)
    Point form book review by NM Kevin Pacey: Play the Sicilian by GM Lubomir Ftacnik (Quality Chess 2010)

    - repertoire book for Sicilian Najdorf defenders
    - written by an expert Najdorf and Scheveningen player whom is a famous opening analyst
    - covers all likely Anti-Sicilians that a Najdorf player might face (like many GMs, Ftacnik doesn't hold these in very high esteem)
    - provides repertoire choices against all likely 6th moves by White against the Najdorf (like ...

    Updated 07-02-2015 at 02:44 AM by Kevin Pacey

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  2. Book review: Play the Najdorf Sicilian by Rizzitano

    by , 09-14-2014 at 09:46 PM (Games, analysis and discussion)
    Point form book review by NM Kevin Pacey: Play the Najdorf Sicilian by IM James Rizzitano (Gambit 2010)

    - written by a long time Najdorf practitioner
    - covers all major variations and sub-variations of the Najdorf in considerable detail, from both White and Black's point of view
    - Introduction provides a summary of reasons to play the Najdorf
    - there is a short section devoted to typical Najdorf themes
    - the author gives a good deal of explanatory prose, ...

    Updated 07-02-2015 at 02:43 AM by Kevin Pacey

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  3. Book review: Understanding the Marshall Attack by Vigorito

    by , 09-14-2014 at 09:34 PM (Games, analysis and discussion)
    Point form book review by NM Kevin Pacey: Understanding the Marshall Attack by IM David Vigorito (Gambit 2010)

    - repertoire book for Ruy Lopez Marshall Attack defenders
    - written by an American IM and chess teacher
    - Introduction explains the logic behind the moves of the Marshall and Anti-Marshall variations, and briefly deals with Black deviations (at move 9 and 11) from the book's Marshall Accepted repertoire that's based on 11...c6
    - a brief Recommendations ...

    Updated 07-02-2015 at 02:52 AM by Kevin Pacey

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  4. Book review: Attacking the Spanish by Brunello

    by , 09-14-2014 at 09:18 PM (Games, analysis and discussion)
    Point form book review by NM Kevin Pacey: Attacking the Spanish by IM Sabino Brunello (Quality Chess 2009)

    - repertoire book for Ruy Lopez defenders
    - written by an Italian IM Marshall Attack practitioner
    - covers three Black gambits vs. the Ruy Lopez (the Schliemann, Gajewski and Marshall)
    - repertoire coverage vs. the Schliemann is based on 4...dxe4 5.Nxe4 Nf6
    - repertoire coverage of the Marshall Accepted, i.e. 7.Bb3 0-0 8.c3 d5 (8...d6 9.h3 Na5 10.Bc2 ...

    Updated 07-02-2015 at 02:53 AM by Kevin Pacey

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  5. Book review: Fighting the Ruy Lopez by Pavlovic

    by , 09-14-2014 at 09:03 PM (Games, analysis and discussion)
    Point form book review by NM Kevin Pacey: Fighting the Ruy Lopez by GM Milos Pavlovic (Everyman 2009)

    - repertoire book for defending against the Ruy Lopez with the Marshall Attack
    - written by a Serbian GM Marshall Attack practitioner
    - covers all likely White deviations within the Ruy Lopez that a Marshall Attack player might encounter
    - repertoire coverage of the Marshall Accepted is based on 11...c6
    - Introduction sets out the ideas behind the Marshall ...

    Updated 07-02-2015 at 02:54 AM by Kevin Pacey

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