SOS – Secrets of Opening Surprises 12 - Ready-to-go Chess Opening Ideas
by Jeroen Bosch (Editor)
Publisher: New In Chess, 2010
Edition: Paperback medium
Secrets of Opening Surprises 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.
Please have a quick look at the SOS's in this issue
1 Jeroen Bosch - The SOS Files
2 Dimitri Reinderman - Trompowsky: the Cinema Variation
3 Jeroen Bosch - Alekhine: Hector’s Way
4 Alexander Finkel - The French à la Hector
5 Sebastian Siebrecht - Anti-Grünfeld with 5.h4
6 Nikita Vitiugov - English: Shirov’s Pet Line
7 Adrian Mikhalchishin - Bayonet Attack in the Grünfeld
8 Willy Hendriks - Taking the Lion by its Throat
9 Jeroen Bosch - The Centre Game: A Romantic Weapon
10 Dimitri Reinderman - Check Like a Patzer in the Scandinavian
11 Dorian Rogozenco - King’s Indian: A Dutch-KID?
12 Alexander Finkel - Pirc for Endgame Lovers
13 Glenn Flear - The Bird’s Defence According to Bird
14 Arthur Kogan - The Mouse Sleep Slav Gambit
15 Jeroen Bosch - Dutch: Preparing the Staunton Gambit
16 Igor Glek - Sicilian: the Intrepid 5...e5
17 Sipke Ernst - Moscow Variation: A German Speciality
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. Appears twice a year.
Carsten Hansen, ChessCafe:
'The variations can be exceedingly difficult if you are not prepared.'
IM Watson, The Week In Chess:
'The most entertaining of books about openings that I know of (...) I recommend SOS because it is so much fun, to be sure, but also for its practical utility.'
Joe Petrolito, Australian Chess:
'These suggestions are very attractive to club players.'
'No matter what you play, you will find something exciting here.”
The Washington Post:
'A refreshing book, full of rare, uncommon but sound ideas that can spice up the opening repertoire of any tournament player.'
IM Jeremy Silman:
'You’ll be glad you joined Bosch’s bandwagon.'
GM Glenn Flear:
'Tricky opening ideas, not much to learn, surprise value and lots of fun.'
Bob Long, Chessco:
'For throwing your opponent off balance, it is hard to beat this series.'
'A sparkling star in the grey sky of theory.'