Closed Sicilian: Just when you think you are done…

Then one evening earlier this week, I received a message on Facebook messenger from the editor of my book on the Sicilian Dragon in that same “Move by Move” series. Junior Tay is a strong correspondence chess player and has written a couple of books in that series too, on Ivanchuk and on the Old Indian Defense. The message was: “…in your closed Sicilian book, did you cover 6 Be3 00…simply sacking the c5 pawn?”

Miniatures and their many uses

I have just posted my latest blog post at Chess Club Live Chess Club Live discussing Miniatures and their many uses. If you are not already a member, it is free to sign up to get access to the many different blogs and to play live games. In the diagrammed position, it...

Publication Schedule

Publication Schedule

2016 June: Sicilian Najdorf July: Queen’s Indian: Fianchetto Variation October: Ruy Lopez: Main Lines (including Marshall and Anti-Marshall) November: Slav Defense: Main Lines December: King’s Indian – Fianchetto Variation 2017: January: Scotch Game February: English...

Fresh Miniatures

Fresh Miniatures

  S.B.Hansen (2571) – J.V.Ferreira (2427) [D15] 16th Individual European Ch, Jerusalem (9), 05.03.2015 [Carsten Hansen] 1 Nf3 d5 2 d4 Nf6 3 c4 c6 4 e3 Bf5 5 Nc3 a6 This way of mixing the ...a6 system with the ...Bf5 set-up is not the best, although played on more than...