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Chess Middlegame Strategies Volume 3 is now available from New in Chess

‘In this third volume of “Chess Middlegame Strategies” Sokolov focuses on strategic themes from specific openings and combines these with standard strategies such as the open file, space or flexibility.

The book contains 43 annotated games divided among seven chapters. Within these pages you will find strategic plans related to typical pawn structures arising from the Geller/Tolush Gambit or the Anti-Moscow Gambit. By taking the time to study those chapters you should come away with a deeper understanding of the subtle nuances in pawn structures and the dynamics that arise. In addition, you will learn different strategic/dynamic ideas and this will strengthen your practical play in such positions.’

 

From Table of Contents

CHAPTER I. KARPOV’S KING IN THE CENTER
Game 1. G. Kamsky — A. Karpov 10
Game 2. A. Shirov — A. Karpov 20
Game 3. A. Shirov — A. Karpov 27
Game 4. V. Topalov — A. Karpov 34
Game 5. L. Portisch — A. Karpov 38
Game 6. V. Kramnik — V. Anand 42

CHAPTER II. GELLER/TOLUSH GAMBIT PLANS & IDEAS 
Pure Geller/Tolush Gambit 49
Game 1. E. P. Geller — V. Smyslov 50
Game 2. E. P. Geller — W. Unzicker 60
Game 3. G. Kasparov — M. Petursson 67
Geller/Tolush — Similar Positions 72
Game 4. A. R. Salem — F. Caruana 72
Game 5. L. Ding — J. Duda 81

CHAPTER III. ANTI MOSCOW GAMBIT TYPICAL PLANS & IDEAS
Game 1. I. Sokolov — A. Dreev 93
Game 2. H. Nakamura — L. Ding 101
Game 3. A. R. Salem — V. Fedoseev 112
Game 4. V. Kramnik — V. Anand 120
Game 5. I. Sokolov — I. A. Novikov 131

CHAPTER IV. SPACE VS FLEXIBILITY
Game 1. S. Ganguly — E. Iturrizaga 142
Game 2. N. D. Short — E. l’Ami 147
Game 3. M. Vachier-Lagrave — V. Fedoseev 151

CHAPTER V. POSITIONAL EXCHANGE SACRIFICE
Game 1. Y. Seirawan — Z. Kozul 157
Game 2. P. Svidler — V. Bologan 164
Game 3. J. Lautier — V. Topalov 168
Game 4. G. Kasparov — U. Andersson 174
Game 5. A. Karpov — U. Andersson 184
Game 6. V. Topalov — P. Svidler 195
Game 7. J. H. Timman — G. Kasparov 199
Game 8. G. Kasparov — A. Shirov 206
Game 9. A. Karpov — B. Gelfand 210
Game 10. V. Ivanchuk — V. Kramnik 216
Game 11. N. Mitkov — S. Rublevsky 222

CHAPTER VI. OPEN FILE
Game 1. E. Sutovsky — B. Jobava 229
Game 2. I. Sokolov — R. Vazquez Igarza 235
Game 3. N. Vitiugov — I. Bukavshin 244
Game 4. M. Adams — Y. Wang 250
Game 5. A. Firouzja — A. Lenderman 256
Game 6. L. Aronian — W. So 265
Game 7. Yu Yangyi — Wen Yang 271

CHAPTER VII. G-PAWN STRATEGIES 
Game 1. T. Radjabov — S. Vidit 277
Game 2. L. Portisch — A. Karpov 288
Game 3. J. E. Granda Zuniga — Wesley So 294
Game 4. E. Bacrot — A. Sokolov 298
Game 5. J. Smeets — I. Sokolov 307
Game 6. A. Grischuk — S. Mamedyarov

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