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Play 1...Nc6!: A complete chess opening repertoire for Black - Wisnewski

Are you constantly struggling with the black pieces? Can't make up your mind which openings to play? Are you looking for something new: an all-in-one solution to your problems? Look no further! In this... Read More

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About Play 1...Nc6!: A complete chess opening repertoire for Black - Wisnewski.

Are you constantly struggling with the black pieces? Can't make up your mind which openings to play? Are you looking for something new: an all-in-one solution to your problems? Look no further! In this original book, Christoph Wisnewski, who is renowned for his innovative and adventurous opening ideas, provides the reader with an ambitious and all-encompassing repertoire for Black against every main line opening that White can play, based on the initial move 1...Nc6. The principal components of this black repertoire are the uncompromising Chigorin Defence, a long-time favorite of the brilliant Russian Grandmaster Alexander Morozevich, and the equally tricky Nimzowitsch Defence, advocated by Britain's first ever Grandmaster, Tony Miles Drawing upon his wealth of practical experience in this opening, which has produced a remarkable success rate and some notable Grandmaster scalps, Wisnewski uncovers the secrets behind 1...Nc6 and divulges his findings to the reader. He examines both the critical main lines and the tricky sidelines, and provides a thorough grounding in the crucial tactical and positional concepts for both White and Black. Reading through this book will allow you to begin playing 1...Nc6 with skill and assurance in your own games.

Features

  • Coverage of a dynamic repertoire for Black
  • Written by a Chigorin and Nimzowitsch specialist
  • Deals with all of White's main openings
Specifications
  • 268 Pages
  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Everyman
  • Published: June 2007
Reviews
  • Buy this book if you want to outplay your opponent with the black knight to c6! - John Elburg
  • PLAY 1.Nc6! is arranged around 77 model games. This format, as opposed to that of a traditional theoretical opening manual, makes a lot of sense when dealing with openings like the Nimzovich versus 1.e4, which are not mainstream. The author's enthusiasm for his subject permeates each page. Clearly a lot of time was put into developing this repertoire, testing it in practice and writing about it. I give it a thumb's up with the following caveats: 1) The section on the Chigorin should be supplemented by Morozevich's book - no fault of Wisnewski as he didn't have access to the book. 2) The student should realize that in many cases the ice beneath the line advocated might not be that thick -- there is a lot of original analysis here. 3) Along the lines of point two and mentioned before, keep in mind there are few GM versus GM examples outside of 1.d4 d5 2.c4 Nc6. - John Donaldson: jeremysilman.com
  • Play 1...Nc6! has several qualities I prize in an opening book. First off, the author is enthusiastic about his recommendations. Not dizzy or manic, mind you - enthusiastic. He believes in the lines he presents, and he explains them well. More importantly, he plays the lines. Then he improves on them. There is an inherent integrity to the volume that you won't find in a book titled, say, Play The Jerome Gambit! but secretly subtitled "so I can beat you the next time we meet." I give Play 1...Nc6! a hearty two thumbs up. If this is really Scheerer's first book for Everyman Chess, I can't wait to see what they've got him working on now. - Chessville.com

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