The Four Knights Game - Obodchuk
About the The Four Knights Game - Obodchuk
The Four Knights Game is one of the oldest chess openings and continues to be a popular choice among beginners and club players. In recent years leading grandmasters such as Alexey Shirov and Emil Sutovsky have injected the Four Knights with numerous fresh ideas and changed its peaceful reputation. White has quite a few ways to create tension and play for the attack. Russian International Master Andrey Obodchuk has written a repertoire book for white players based on the Spanish Four Knights variation (starting with 4.Bb5). Covering a range of positional themes as well as sharp and amazing adventures, Obodchuk has created an easy-to-handle toolbox for amateur chess players of intermediate level, as well as a challenging exposition for stronger players.
Author Andrey Obodchuk is an International Master from Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. He writes for international chess publications and works as a coach. He was the IPCA (physically disabled) World Chess Champion in 2010 and prolonged this title in 2011.
- A complete opening repertoire in a popular chess opening
- Create attacks from seemingly peaceful positions
- Ideal for club and Internet chess players
- Extra: the Belgrade Gambit, a treacherous sideline!
- 240 Pages
- Publisher: New In Chess
- Published: December, 2011
- Carsten Hansen, ChessCafe: "Obodchuk presents a repertoire for White that is simple enough for average players to adopt, yet sufficiently challenging for use by stronger players."
- Colin Lyne, British Chess Magazine: "Obodchuk's book is excellent for its coverage of the 4.. Nd4 (Rubinstein) Gambit, which runs to almost 90 pages. It is a favorite of Kramnik who beat Short with it at the London Chess Classic in 2011 (..) With many top class games and excellent analysis."
- Gary Lane, Chess Moves Magazine: "It is rare to hear the Four Knights even discussed which means you will have a big surprise against club players (..) Obodchuk does a good job of analyzing the critical lines with an understandable bias for White."
- Rick Kennedy, ChessVille: "Readers (..) will increasingly discover that Black needs to be well-prepared, understand a lot of chess strategy, and be alert to wrestle White's 'plus-equals' down to a simple 'equals'"
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