SOS - Secrets of Opening Surprises 9 - Bosch

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Brings you a wide variety of unusual opening ideas. They may seem outrageous at first sight, but have proven to be perfectly playable. An SOS deviates very early from the regular lines in a mainstream opening, usually even before move six! That is why it is so easy to actually bring the variation on the board. You will baffle your opponent without having studied large quantities of stuffy theory.


  1. Jeroen Bosch - The SOS Files
  2. Daniel Stellwagen - Two Knights: Another Gunsberg Surprise
  3. Adrian Mikhalchishin - A Bayonet Attack vs the King's Indian
  4. Jeroen Bosch - Fianchetto in the French Tarrasch
  5. Dorian Rogozenco - SOS versus the Sveshnikov
  6. Glenn Flear - Seeking Greener Pastures in the Grunfeld
  7. Alexander Finkel - A Scandinavian Motif in the Alapin
  8. Igor Glek - The Dutch Indian
  9. Sergey Tiviakov - Two replies to 3.d4 in the Scandinavian
  10. Jeroen Bosch - This is not the Chigorin
  11. Vladimir Burmakin - Caro-Kann: Bellon Variation
  12. Dimitri Reinderman - English: Nimzowitsch Variation
  13. Alexander Finkel - Reti's Line against the French
  14. Adrian Mikhalchishin - Dutch: Bogoljubow Gambit
  15. Jeroen Bosch - Ruy Lopez: the Popov Variation
  16. Arthur Kogan - Sicilian: the Czerniak Attack
  17. Igor Lysyj - Queen's Indian: the Surprising 5.Qb3
  • 144 Pages
  • Paperback
  • Publisher: New In Chess
  • Published: 2008
    • "The variations can be exceedingly difficult if you are not prepared." Carsten Hansen, ChessCafe
    • "The most entertaining of books about openings that I know of (...) I recommend SOS because it is so much fun, to be sure, but also for its practical utility." IM John Watson, The Week in Chess
    • "These suggestions are very attractive to club players" Joe Petrolito, Australian Chess Magazine
    • "No matter what you play, you will find something exciting here." ChessToday
    • "A refreshing book, full of rare, uncommon but sound ideas that can spice up the opening repertoire of any tournament player." The Washington Post
    • "You'll be glad you joined Bosch's bandwagon." IM Jeremy Silman
    • "Tricky opening ideas, not much to learn, surprise value and lots of fun." GM Glenn Flear
    • "For throwing your opponent off balance, it is hard to beat this series." Bob Long, Chessco

    Topic: Chess Tactics and Problem Solving

    Series: Secrets of Opening Surprises

    Series: New In Chess Publishing

    Opening: The Ruy Lopez

    Opening: Scandinavian Defense

    Opening: Queen's Indian Defense

    Opening: Nimzowitsch Defense

    Opening: Grunfeld Defense

    Opening: Chigorin Defense

    Opening: Caro Kann

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