Sveshnikov: A Chess Opening Repertoire for Blitz and Rapid
In modern chess, faster time controls have become more important than ever. Every day, countless numbers of rated blitz and rapid games are being played in online and over-the-board competitions and championships.
In blitz chess it is important to make the right decisions quickly and almost instinctively.
That is why world-famous opening expert Grandmaster Evgeny Sveshnikov and his son, International Master Vladimir Sveshnikov, have created an opening repertoire for club players that is forcing, both narrow and deep, and aggressive.
The aim is to be in control as much as possible. You want to be the one who decides which opening is going to be played, you want to dictate the strategical and technical choices. And you want to keep the pressure, increasing your opponent’s chances to stumble.
If you play the lines the Sveshnikovs have selected, you will not end up in positions where finding the theoretically best move is all-important, but in positions where it is relatively easy to spot the moves with the greatest practical effect.
Your results will improve and you will probably end up playing their variations in ‘slow chess’ as well.
Grandmaster Evgeny Sveshnikov is one of the most respected chess opening experts in the world. He recently published the bestselling opening monographs ‘The Complete c3 Sicilian’, ‘The Grand-Prix Attack’ and ‘Sveshnikov vs the Anti-Sicilians’. His son, International Master Vladimir Sveshnikov is an experienced chess trainer.
Explanation of Symbols
Foreword by Evgeny Sveshnikov
Section 1: A Black Repertoire for Blitz and Rapid
Part I Alekhine’s Defence
Chapter 1 - 1.e4 Nf6 2.d3, 2.Nc3 d5 3.e5
Chapter 2 - 1.e4 Nf6 2.Nc3 d5 3.exd5
Chapter 3 - The Vienna system 1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 3.Nc3
Chapter 4 - The Chase Variation 1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 3.c4 Nb6 4.c5
Chapter 5 - The Four Pawns Attack 1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 3.c4 Nb6 4.d4 d6 5.f4
Chapter 6 - The Exchange Variation 1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 3.d4 d6 4.c4 Nb6 5.exd6 exd6
Chapter 7 - The modern system 1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 3.d4 d6 4.Nf3
Part II The Queen’s Gambit Accepted
Chapter 8 - 1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4
Chapter 9 - 1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.e3 Be6
Chapter 10 - 1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.Nc3 c6
Chapter 11 - 1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.Nf3 c6 4.a4/4.e4 b5
Part III The Réti and English Openings
Chapter 12 - 1.Nf3 and 1.c4
Section 2: A White Repertoire for Blitz and Rapid
Part IV The Sicilian Defence
Chapter 13 - Sicilian with 2.b3: 2...g6, 2...b6, 2...d6, 2...Nf6
Chapter 14 - 1.e4 c5 2.b3 e6 3.Nf3
Chapter 15 - 1.e4 c5 2.b3 Nc6 3.Bb5 d5, 3...e5
Part V The Caro-Kann Defence
Chapter 16 - 1.e4 c6 2.Nc3 d5 3.Nf3 dxe4, 3...Nf6
Chapter 17 - 1.e4 c6 2.Nc3 d5 3.Nf3 Bg4 4.h3 Bh5
Chapter 18 - 1.e4 c6 2.Nc3 d5 3.Nf3 Bg4 4.h3 Bxf3 5.Qxf3
Part VI The Vienna Game
Chapter 19 - 1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Bc5
Chapter 20 - 1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Bc4
Chapter 21 - 1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.f4
Part VII The French Defence
Chapter 22 - 1.e4 e6 2.Nf3 d5 3.Nc3
Chapter 23 - 1.e4 e6 2.Nf3 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e5 Nbd7
Index of Games
Index of Variations
460 Seiten, 2015, kartoniert, englisch.