A Chess Opening Repertoire for Blitz and Rapid
Sharp, Surprising and Forcing Lines for Black and White
by Evgeny Sveshnikov, Vladimir Sveshnikov
Publisher: New In Chess, 2015
Edition: Paperback medium
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.