2ND REVISED AND UPDATED EDITION - JANUARY 2009
With hundreds of changes from the 2005 original edition, including all relevant novelties in the proposed repertoire.
Every chess player needs a set of openings he can trust.
Chess Openings for Black, Explained gives you a complete repertoire of carefully selected, interrelated openings-everything you need to know to defend with confidence against each and every one of White's first moves.
Plus you get a quick but informative review of every opening from Black's point of view, even the ones not part of the book's repertoire.
This book, together with its companion volume, Chess Openings for White, Explained, gives you the most thorough explanation of chess opening moves and ideas available.
As a result, your whole approach to the openings and opening preparation, as well as your understanding of typically emerging middlegame and even endgame positions, will leap to a much higher level. So will your play.
-- 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6: Accelerated Dragon (also covered: Morra, Closed Sicilian, Grand Prix, Alapin, Wing Gambit, 2.b3)
-- 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6: Nimzo-Indian & Bogo-Indian(also covered Torre Attack, London System, Colle, Veresov, Trompovsky Attack, Blackmar-Diemer Gambit)
-- 1.c4 c5
plus all other first moves.
Roman Dzindzichashvili, one of the world's leading opening theoreticians for more than four decades, and his student Eugene Perelshteyn pack this book with surprise weapons-never-before-revealed theoretical novelties (new moves and plans) that can win you many games!
Three-time U.S. Champion Lev Alburt, one of the world's most soughtafter chess teachers, makes this book easy to use and easy to readeven without a board and pieces. And he makes it easy to remember what you need to win chess games.