New Books July 2018
A really fabulous book and a must have for Caro-Kann addicts and I suspect 1.e4 players
4..Nd7 gets new life and all facets of the defence get a good going over.
The format is the normal variation tree with excellent explanations as opposed to long engine lines
I saw four complete games(so far) but I am starting from the back.
Play the Semi-Tarrasch Part I and Part II
Part I covers the proper Semi-Tarrasch(D41)
- 54 games
- 2 chapters
- There is a brief discussion of important structures included with chapter 1
Part II covers IQP Semi-Tarrasch
- 57 games
- 6 chapters
- chapters 2+3 have discussions of key structures
- game 43 is given as Gulko-Kaidanov Niksic 1978(my DB has the game as played in Key West 1994)
- game 51 Olsen-Sokolov,I VISA GP 1798(1998 is correct year)
Both books have detailed table of contents but otherwise there is no games list/index
The absence of variation trees makes it hard to figure out just what the actual lines are.