14th FIDE world champion Alexander Khalifman brings us the first in a multi-part series covering of Anand’s weapons of choice.
Volume One examines various rare openings after 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3, but the focus is on the Petroff Defense and the Ruy Lopez without 3…a6.
Very topical (after the match Kasparov – Kramnik) is the Berlin Defense. A high-class opening study.
Part 1. Rare Systems; Latvian Gambit; Philidor’s Defence
Part 2. Petroff Defence
Ruy Lopez without 3…a6