Beating Unusual Chess Openings has 9 ratings and 1 review. Richard Palliser Beating Unusual Chess Openings is a godsend to those chess players fed. Those fearful days and nights are gone thanks to IM Richard Palliser’s fantastic book! In it he deals with all the weird and wonderful openings. Beating Unusual Chess Openings: Dealing with the English, Reti, King s Indian Attack and Other Annoying Systems (Paperback) by Richard Palliser and a great .

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I see Aronian playing it quite a bit with success. Discount will be calculated in the shopping basket. To ask other readers questions about Beating Unusual Chess Openingsplease sign up. BookDB marked it as to-read Sep openihgs, He discusses the key strategies, tactics and move-order tricks for both sides, arming the reader with enough know-how to face this assortment of chess openings with renewed confidence. A very good book that gives you sound beginnings in combating the English, Reti, King’s Indian Attack and even Bird’s Opening, an odd one you’ll see quite regularly at clubs here and there.

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Alex Moore added it Jul 10, Definitely one to put on the shelf if you’re playing online and clubs Also, he gives multiple repertoire options whenever possible, to better suit our taste for positional and theoretical requirements. I really like the clear crisp typeset and diagrams.


Eric Miettinen rated it really liked it Jul 29, In OTB tournaments I’d often see kids playing stuff like the grob, secretly hoping no one ever plays stuff like that against me For those who play the sicilian he advocated playing c5, and gives a repertoire in case a sicilian does not emerge. By the way Palliser’s coverage of the English opening takes up about half of the whole book, such is his depth of analysis concerning this remarkable opening!

Beating Unusual Chess Openings

Please recommend some literature on the subject. Palliser recommends a reverse dutch Rb1 a5, intending to meet Webone marked it as to-read Sep 19, Jack Bussert rated it it was amazing Mar 13, Palliser does a good job of laying out what the openings are trying to accomplish and then how to combat these ideas in straight-forward, clear explanations.

The Sokolsky -Palliser suggests the Richard Palliser This repertoire book offers some ideas for Black to play against unusual and not-so-unusual first moves. I play the Slav 1. Oh well, black has nothing to worry about theoretically.

Am I move-ordered to a kind of Chebanenko Slav? For some reason I’ve had quite a few people play the Sokolsky against me recently and I’ve been more than happy with my position after following Palliser’s suggestions. I have tried from the KID to the slav, semislav, The Three Knights Variation -Palliser advocates a botvinnik system against this approach as well.

I’ve run into the Bird’s, English, Reti, and Nimzo-Larsen in correspondence online fairly regularly where someone is looking for a bit of a curve-ball t A very good book that gives you sound beginnings in combating the English, Reti, King’s Indian Attack and even Bird’s Opening, an odd one you’ll see quite regularly at clubs here and there.


If IM Palliser’s book bothers its arse to make a recommendation against 3. I have always thought Sarno’s idea in the following line a bit troublesome for Black: Against the grob he recommends you march straight down the mainline with an early d5 and e5. Thanks Ptero, very interesting stuff indeed.

Ramesh Abhiraman added it Mar 20, Be the first to ask a question about Beating Unusual Chess Openings. Viking God Member Offline Posts: I review “Beating Unusual Chess Openings” ericmittens.

Nf6 I would be on familiar grounds after 4. Refresh and try again. Nf3 with Nf6 -This is the most flexible response of course, and the one I played until I bought this book I’ve since switched to c5. Life is to be enjoyed!

Vlassis Liarokapis marked it as to-read Sep 10, Felix Hernandez rated it liked it Nov 16, He references “the dynamic english” by tony kosten my white repertoire book quite a bit and offers some new analysis of the recommended lines. I don’t get it.