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THE THEORY OF OPENINGS

…General principles  – Categories of   Openings

THE VALUE OF THE BLACK SQUARED BLACK BISHOP IN VARIANTA

THE DRAGON OF THE SICILIAN DEFENSE

THE STRATEGY OF THE "SIDELONG” COLUMN IN THE SICILIAN DEFENSE

TWIN GAMES

SICILIAN DEFENSE: VARIANTA ALAPIN (course of trainings)

GAME OF SPECTATORS

CHESS ORCHESTRA

THE VALUE OF Bh7 IN THE INDIAN DEFENSE OF THE KING

INDIAN DEFENSE OF THE KING: CLASSIC GAMES WITH A CLOSED CENTER

AND ATTACK AGAINST OPPOSITE WINGS (course of trainings)

FOLDED Pg IN NIMZO INDIAN DEFENSE (course of trainings)

CLASSIC GAMES IN THE GRUNFELD DEFENSE  

FRENCH DEFENSE: varianta of two horses

GABI B2 - B4 IN LATERAL OPENINGS WITH FIANCETO

AT THE WING OF THE KING

PLAYING FOR VICTORY WITH THE WHITE PAWNS

THE RELATION OF OPENING AND MID OF GAME

DELAY OF CASTLE

ATTACK TO THE KING WHO DID NOT PLAY CASTLE

………Basic principles

ATTACK TO THE KING WHO DID NOT PLAY CASTLE

The weak point z7 (z2) in the opening

WHEN CHANGE JxAh6a IS DEFENDED BY …zh6

SUPREMACY OF THE SPACE

SOUL OF THE GAME

MAJORITY OF PAWNS IN QUEEN’S WING 

PAIR OF BISHOPS: Steinitz’s teachings

LETS NOT RELY ON THE MATERIAL SUPREMACY

STRATEGIC SACRIFICE OF DIFFERENCE

STRATEGIC SACRIFICES OF PAWNS IN ORDER TO RESULT INTO A POSITION

WITH A POWERFUL HORSE AGAINST A “BAD” BISHOP

THE ROLE OF BISHOPS OF DISSIMILAR COLOR IN THE ATTACK

AGAINST THE KING

THE POWERFUL SQUARE d5 IN BOTVINNIK’S GAMES   

THE ART OF COMBINATIONS: “skewer”

FINALE P + A AGAINST P + I (line    trainings)

FINALE R + P AGAINST R + A

SCHEMATIC THOUGHT IN FINALE

ESTIMATE A PLACE (plan)

PAUL MURPHY (Theodoros Papatheodorou)

THE ATTACK (Emanuel Lasker)

THE FIRST MOVEMENT GIVES AN ADVANTAGE? (Rudolf Spielmann)

YES, WE MUST READ THEORY, BUT HOW? (B.Rabar)

Various analyses of classic games.

 

MONOGRAPHS

 

SECRETS OF THE INDIAN DEFENSE OF THE KING: the value of Ai7

SECRETS OF THE NIMZO INDIAN DEFENSE: varianta Rubinstein with Jie2

DELAYED Sd6 IN THE SICILIAN DEFENSE

SECRETS OF FIGHTING PSYCHOLOGY: game errors

THE SOVIET FACULTY OF CHESS

THE MODERN MANSOUVA

KASPAROV – KRAMNIK 2000: criticisms -analyses

100 YEAR LATER: THE HISTORICAL MATS CAPABLANCA – ORZO

THE DIALECTIC DEVELOPMENT IN CHESS (Christos Kefalis)

And do not forget the following BOOKS:

 

FROM THE HISTORY OF CHESS (1986)

CHESS AND MODERN SOCIETY (1995)

SECRETS OF TRAINING IN CHESS (1996)

A MODERN CHESS THOUGHT (1999)

THE ART OF CHECKMATE (2002, Dimitris Vandoros)

 

You can contact Ilias Kourkounakis

At the address 38, Emm. Benaki Str., Athens, 10678

Telephone 210 – 3816916 (office hours)

e-mail: kourkoun@otenet.gr



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