Brings you a wide variety of unusual opening ideas. They may seem outrageous at fi rst 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 Grünfeld
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 - Réti’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
Readers of this series can ignore large areas of the ever expanding chess opening theory.
They can concentrate on these surprising ideas, because SOS variations deviate very early from the regular lines in mainstream openings.
Ideal for players who don’t have enough time to keep abreast with main line theory.