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Zaitsev System : Fresh Ideas and New Weapons for Black in the Ruy Lopez (Paperback) (Alexey Kuzman)

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The Zaitsev System is one of the most dynamic setups for Black in the ever popular Ruy Lopez. Former World Champion Anatoly Karpov demonstrated the power and the flexibility of the system by scoring some great victories with it in the 1970s. When Alexey Kuzmin joined the coaching staff of Karpov in the 1980s he started analysing the Zaitsev System, and later continued his investigations as a second of Alexander Morozevich. For this book he has updated and improved his analysis, and found countless innovations that change the assessments of many lines.
One of the drawbacks of the Zaitsev, some feel, is that White, if he wishes, can make a draw by repetition early on. To avoid this possibility, Kuzmin presents a brand-new weapon, which he calls the Saratov Variation. This is a practical guide for Black with extensive verbal explanations of the strategic ideas for both sides. Former World Champion Garry Kasparov once called the Zaitsev System ‘a revelation’. Kuzmin’s book, chock-full of novelties and presenting a most remarkable new plan for Black, can be called a revelation as well. With a Foreword by US Champion Fabiano Caruana.
Number of Pages: 272
Genre: Games
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Natl Book Network
Author: Alexey Kuzman
Language: English
Street Date: January 7, 2017
TCIN: 51718765
UPC: 9789056916848
Item Number (DPCI): 248-29-3345
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