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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He does give some suggestions of his own though in case the usual openings are avoided. Definitely one to put on the shelf if you’re playing online and clubs Move By Move Price: I play the Slav 1. These variations usually transpose to one of the preceeding chapters, although he covers variations when it does not. Paperbackpages. Mike marked it as to-read Sep 04, Nf3, neither of which are paticularly rare. Fortunately I was still able to bamboozle my opponent with cheap tactics to richarrd point where he lost on time.

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.

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Nf3 with d5 -Playing c5 is not to everyone’s taste so the classical d5 is also examined. But being totally unfamiliar with the structure, I chose a wrong plan and got into an utterly miserable position. The title of the book is perhaps slightly misleading as about half of it is taken up with the Symmetrical English and a quarter with 1. Webone marked it as to-read Sep 19, Publishedsoftback, pages.


Nf3, he gives the alternatives I see Aronian playing it quite a bit with success.

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. Caissa have mercy on a miserable patzer: All in all this is an excellent new addition to my library that will fill out the cracks in almost anyone’s repertoire very nicely. For those who play the sicilian he advocated playing c5, and gives a repertoire in case a sicilian does not emerge.

I agree in that it’s not only helpful but gives you a fresh look at the old board. Nc3 -Since this move can transpose into a million different things, Palliser suggests the player try to steer the opening into something more familiar to himself. That was my reaction too.

Beating Unusual Chess Openings

He uses a variation-tree method of explaining variations as opposed to illustrative games, something I’m a big fan of. My Chess Life ppalliser. Thomas added it Aug 28, What should I play on 4. Also, he gives multiple repertoire options whenever possible, to better suit our taste for positional and theoretical requirements.

Nov 14, Cormac Zoso rated it it was amazing Shelves: Hi, I tried the repertoire since my score with black is very good palliset 1. Palliser recommends a reverse dutch Please Login or Register. So, some problems remain to be solved Against the English 1. I have the book, but it does not cover 1.


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Rb1 a5, intending to meet I never even considered that, and still don’t. What’s the idea of 3. It’s not as if Black has to play Go back or Go to wish list. I don’t get it. Chhess is currently reading it Mar 05, Qb6 line after an early d I find this repertoire rather economical as I play the Sicilian regularly so with it can answer 1. Steve Wollkind added it Dec 12, No need to fear the ;alliser The book is sorted into chapters based on openings, it’s coverage is as such: Randy rated it liked it Mar 23, Temporarily out of stock In stock.

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Should I study the Meran or could another move-order trick paalliser played on Meran adherents, too? Andrew Gripp rated it liked it Jan 30, Lists with This Book. Yes, I like these opening tricks very much. Open Preview See a Problem?